Whittaker playing the Doctor will help the long-running BBC series tap into new audiences.
‘There is a big connection in terms of sensibility between Australia and UK,’ says director of scripted content Liam Keelan.
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BBC is calling this change the launch of a “new premium factual channel”.
The successful talent will be flown to the UK and join the BBC Earth team.
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This is the first time the BBC has offered advertising around its podcast library.
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