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Doctor Who: The official trailer

It's the longest-running science fiction TV series and is preparing for its 11th season - with a brand new Time Lord.

But when will it be back on TV screens and who will be in the cast?

Doctor Who series 11 will air on Sunday October 7, 2018 on BBC One.  The first episode will be an hour-long special.  The new series will run for ten weeks with 50 minute episodes.

Peter Capaldi bowed out of the much-loved time travel series on Christmas Day 2017 with Jodie Whittaker taking over.

The BBC made worldwide news when they announced the casting of Jodie Whittaker as the first ever female incarnation of the Doctor.  Bradley Walsh will be joining Doctor Who as a companion along with Tosin Cole and Mandip Gill.

It's unclear if Nardole - played by Matt Lucas - will return for the eleventh series.  Other confirmed cast members include Alan Cumming, Lee Mack and Sharon D Clarke.

With Jodie as the first female lead, the whole programme is having a revamp - including the music. The BBC has announced that new theme tune's composer will be Segun Akinola who will take over from Matthew Herbert. Segun will be tasked with writing the music for every episode of the programme's eleventh series.

Fans will have to wait and hear what it sounds like though as it's yet to be released.

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