Rather than the usual eleven-episode run, the upcoming series will have eight episodes due to the added protocols to ensure the safety of all cast and crew.
Who Do You Think You Are?
Monday 12th October
BBC One, 9pm
The genealogy documentary series returns, with Jodie Whittaker (Doctor Who) tracing her Yorkshire family tree in this opening episode.
BBC One, 6:55pm
With no Christmas special on Christmas Day, Series 12 of Doctor Who kicks off on New Year’s Day.
The two British TV icons have landed major roles in what showrunner Chris Chibnall has called “one of [Doctor Who’s] biggest ever stories to kick off the new series”.
As for whether Fry and Henry will play friends or enemies remains under wraps.
Reprising her role as the Thirteenth Doctor at the helm of the TARDIS will be Jodie Whittaker, alongside her usual time-travelling team with Tosin Cole as Ryan, Mandip Gill as Yaz and Bradley Walsh as Graham.
In an interview for BBC 6 Music, the actor spoke of her excitement to take on the role and to work again with Broadchurch creator Chris Chibnall, who is taking over from Steven Moffatt as head writer and executive producer. “I already know how incredible he is,” she said, adding “He’s come from a fan’s point of view, so the direction he’s going to take it is going to be incredible.”
Factual of the Week
Eden: Paradise Lost
Monday: Channel 4, 10pm
The reality show Eden returns to Channel 4 for five hour-long episodes documenting the remaining months the 23 men and women spent off the grid in a remote part of the British Isles.