When does Doctor Who return? BBC bosses have confirmed when the show will be back on our screens

When does Doctor Who return? BBC bosses have confirmed when the show will be back on our screens

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DOCTOR Who has been missing from TV screens for almost 12 months, however, this will all change in 2020.

The Time Lord, played by Jodie Whittaker, will back next year. Here is everything you need to know about season 12.

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Doctor Who season 12 will premiere in early 2020

When does Doctor Who season 12 air?

The BBC aired a single episode of Doctor Who in 2019 after announcing it would only release a show for New Year’s Day.

However, bosses confirmed the programme would return in early 2020 for series 12, with the 13th Time Lord portrayed by Jodie Whittaker back again too.

Filming for the new season began on January 23, 2019, with the cast filming on location in South Africa.

An image of Jodie, Bradley Walsh, Tosin Cole and Mandip Gill was shared on the official Doctor Who page at the time.

In 2018 the series aired on Sunday evenings instead of Saturday night, breaking with tradition.

It is unclear whether the new season will stick with the new format or return to Saturday nights or perhaps another day.

Doctor Who has taken a 12 month break

What will happen in Doctor Who season 12?

Season 11 of Doctor Who left fans of the show wanting more, as there were a number of unanswered questions.

For example who or what is the Timeless Child? And will viewers see more of Yaz as a police officer?

‘Resolution’, the New Year’s Day episode, saw the doctor defeat Daleks but the creature could return in the next series.

Teasing the forthcoming series, showrunner Chris Chibnall told Digital Spy: “Further hatred intensifying [between the Doctor and her enemy]… with more Daleks, probably!”

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Doctor Who season 12 will see much of the cast of series 11 return

Who is in the cast of Doctor Who season 12?

Of course, the star of the show – Jodie – will be returning for another series as the famous Time Lord.

She told The Hollywood Reporter: “I really can’t wait to step back in and get to work again.”

The mother-of-one will be joined by the cast of series 11, including Bradley Walsh as Graham, Tosin Cole portraying Ryan and Mandip Gill playing Yaz.

Jodie Whittaker

Jodie Whittaker plays the Time Lord in Doctor Who
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Jodie, 37, reprises her role as the 13th Time Lord in Doctor Who.

She first appeared in the 2017 Christmas special Twice Upon A Time when the doctor, previously played by Peter Capaldi, regenerated.

Jodie has starred as Beverly in the St Trinian’s films and also appeared in cult sci-fi film Attack The Block and Broadchurch.

Bradley Walsh

Bradley Walsh plays Graham in Doctor Who

Bradley, 59, will play the Doctor’s travelling companion Graham.

He is best known for his roles as Danny Baldwin in Coronation Street and hosting the ITV gameshow The Chase.

Tosin Cole

Tosin Cole plays Ryan in Doctor Who
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Tosin, 27, takes on the role of another one of the Doctor’s companions.

The actor is best known for his roles in The Cut, Hollyoaks and the Eastenders spin-off E20 in which he played Sol Levi.

Mandip Gill

Mandip Gill plays Yaz in Doctor Who
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Mandip, 31, completes the Tardis gang as the Doctor’s third companion.

The actress has previously played Phoebe Jackson in Hollyoaks and has had roles in Casualty, Cuckoo and Good Karma Hospital.

Will Billie Piper and Alex Kingston return to Doctor Who?

Chris has hinted he would be open to seeing the return of some of the Doctor’s old foes back on the small screen.

Also, Jodie, who made her debut in series 11, has admitted she would love to see some familiar faces back on the show.

“I’d love to work with Billie Piper,” she said. “Rose was a brilliant character. And River Song [played by Alex Kingston]!”

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