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Is It A Mistake To Make Doctor Who A Woman?

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Yes LONG before Jodie Whittaker was a glint in her father's eye, authors John Le Cane, Agatha Christie, Colin Dexter and Patricia Cornwell created and named male and female characters to attract their readers and they did it for a reason ("Fans let fly as Doctor Who is turned into a Time Lady", July 17).

The original writers of Dr Who, when William Hartnell first appeared on our screens, knew what they were doing and were obviously experts at their craft.

They created a Time Lord, not a Time Lady, a fact which seems to have escaped the BBC.

Bob Harding, Nantwich, Cheshire


No

I CAN'T understand all those people getting their knickers in a twist about the new Doctor Who. Why can't the Doctor be a woman?

Some people are even saying it is impossible and unrealistic but, I'm sorry, it is also impossible for a time traveller to have 13 reincarnations, so where does reality come into it?

Jodie Whittaker is a great actress and will bring something new and exciting to the role.

It is nothing to do with being politically correct. Each incarnation of the Doctor has been completely different so becoming a woman is next logical step.

Adrian Cookson, Leeds

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