BBC pursuing legal action over leak of Jodie Whittaker’s new Dr Who series

The BBC will be going to court in an attempt to find out who’s behind the leak of one Jodie Whittaker’s first scenes from the new series of Dr Who.

It has been revealed that the broadcaster has requested a subpoena, ordering the website Tapatalk to attend court after an unfinished rough cut of an early scene appeared online.

“[We] will strive to protect our programme-makers, audiences and licence fee payers from any breaches of security – ensuring Doctor Who fans enjoy the final and fully completed version of the episode when it premieres,” a BBC spokesman told Digital Spy.


Set to hit screens in Autumn 2018, it was also recently announced that the upcoming 11th series of Dr Who will have its iconic theme tune re-scored by composer Segun Akinola.

Doctor Who is woven into the fabric of British culture and recognised globally,” he said. “I am absolutely thrilled to be given the privilege of working on such a beloved series and to bring my musical voice to it.”

Back in January, Jodie Whittaker revealed that she went through months of auditions before she landed the role of Doctor Who.

She added that showrunner Chris Chibnall had told her to trust her instincts in playing the part, quoting him as saying: “They’ve been right so far, and they’ve got you here today. Just remember that.”