Doctor Jodie in Chris’s shadow
wASn’T Jodie whittaker captivatingly kooky as the first female Doctor who? what a gal. Yet before we get ahead of ourselves celebrating what a hit she was, drawing in nine million viewers, let’s not forget Christopher Eccleston got 10.5 million.
And he did that without Jodie’s wall-to-wall, weekslong publicity in the run-up as the BBC trumpeted their oh- so progressive decision to give us a woman Doctor.