It’s fair to say that this December’s Doctor Who Christmas special is a real extravaganza, featuring not one, not two but THREE incarnations of the Time Lord in the form of Peter Capaldi’s departing Twelfth Doctor, the returned First Doctor and Jodie Whittaker’s new Thirteenth Doctor.
Of course, two of these Doctors have actually worked together on screen before, with Whittaker and Bradley both acting in the first series of Broadchurch. Whittaker even said she’d seek out Bradley’s advice when it came to taking on her new role (along with fellow Who/Broadchurch crossovers David Tennant and Arthur Darvill).
When we sat down with Bradley for the special Radio Times Doctor Who preview issue, we couldn’t resist asking: has Whittaker reached out yet? And what would his tips for her, Doctor to Doctor, actually be?
“She hasn’t asked me yet, no,” Bradley, who’s taking over William Hartnell’s original role from the 1960s, said.
“But I’ll say, they just need to keep that sense of fun and not forget the comic energy – no matter how dark the situation is in the story.
“And just enjoy it, and keep that sense of fun. She’s got that, she’s got it all, all she needs to do is tap into it, and I’m sure she’ll do the biz.”