Doctor Who series 11: episode 1 to avoid theme tune?

An interesting tidbit gleaned from the latest edition of Doctor Who Magazine, which has new showrunner Chris Chibnall and Jodie Whittaker chatting about the upcoming series, is that episode one, ‘The Woman Who Fell to Earth’ may entirely omit Doctor Who‘s iconic credits.

It’s a bold move given how important the opening credits are to the series but Chibnall confirmed we may have to wait until episode two, ‘The Ghost Monument’.

“You’ll have to wait till episode two to see [the new titles and theme] in situ,” he said. “Episode one starts a little differently.”

As previously confirmed, the new composer is Segun Akinola and he’ll be conjuring up a new theme for Jodie Whittaker’s Doctor.

Upon the announcement of Akinola, Chibnall spoke highly of him. “We’re over the moon Segun’s agreed to join us, to provide the score for the next phase of the Doctor Who adventure,” he said. “From our very first conversations, it was obvious Segun was a passionate, collaborative and delightful human being as well as a fantastic and bold composer.  We’re looking forward to introducing the world to his exciting and emotional soundtracks for the Thirteenth Doctor”.

The first episode of series 11 of Doctor Who, ‘The Woman Who Fell to Earth’ will air on Sunday 7th October on BBC One.

Digital Spy