Doctor Who series 11: first director confirmed

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Further to our story from the end of October (below), the new issue of Doctor Who Magazine has now officially confirmed that Jamie Childs is the first director working on Doctor Who series 11. Furthermore, the new issue of the magazine confirmed too that he directed the clip announcing Jodie Whittaker as the 13th Doctor in the first place.

Childs is currently filming block one of the next series, that has been on location in Wales over the past week.

Here’s that earlier story…

Doctor Who series 11 starts filming in the next few weeks, with Jodie Whittaker’s first stories as the new Doctor going  before the camera. And now we know who’s going to be directing them.

Jamie Childs, who has helmed episodes of Stan Lee’s Lucky Man, Vera, Poldark and Next Of Kin, is the man set to direct block one of episodes on the new Doctor Who. That’s likely to involve two stories, although just because they’re filmed in block one, it doesn’t mean that they’ll be transmitted in order.

We don’t yet know what the exact episodes are, and who has written them (although you get no prizes for suspecting that Chris Chibnall has penned the series opener!) As we hear more, we’ll let you know…