Jodie Whittaker


Op-ed: A female Doctor Who can’t mask entertainment’s off-screen problem

October may have seen one fabled entertainment glass ceiling smashed, with Jodie Whittaker nailing it as the first female Doctor Who, but the UK television industry still faces a major diversity problem both behind and in front of the camera, says Philip Large, CEO of entertainment career site The Mandy Network. Whittaker’s casting was a milestone […]

Jodie Whittaker’s Doctor Who draws 8.2m at launch

The Sunday premiere of the BBC’s latest season of Doctor Who, starring Jodie Whittaker as the first female lead, reached an overnight audience of 8.2m in the UK. Whittaker’s debut as the 13th doctor drew an average of 8.2m viewers according to overnight figures, with a peak of 9m viewers. The title gained an audience share of […]

Returning miniseries

Distributors will tell you that if they could have one drama production in their portfolio it would be an evergreen returning franchise that rakes in the cash year after year. But this doesn’t alter the fact that TV movies, minis and limited runs are also regarded as valuable assets and are increasingly getting recommissioned as […]