As the debate over the salaries the BBC pays to its talent continues to rumble, the director general of the corporation, Tony Hall, has been discussing money and Doctor Who in a new interview.
He’s been talking to the Evening Standard, and was asked whether the new Doctor – Jodie Whittaker – would be taking how the c£200k that Peter Capaldi earned for the role in the last financial year.
“Yes”, he confirmed, “there is parity for the same amount of work”.
He also added that “and I do think it is time for 13th Time Lord to be a woman. I watched my first Doctor Who in the Sixties, hiding behind the sofa. As a devoted Whovian, I’m incredibly excited”.
The full interview can be found here.