A New Doctor

Well, Helen Mirren was worth a dream. Update from a reader:

BBC just posted a denial that Kinnear is the new Doctor.

They’ve also said that they’ll be taking a couple of months to decide. But if you really want fun Doctor news, here’s a 2000-person poll done last week asking who the favorite Doctor, least favorite Doctor, and how much certain attributes of the Doctor (British, white, male, young) matter to people, broken down by political affiliation, age, etc. Humorously, Eccleston’s incarnation of the Doctor (“every planet has a north”) was proportionately least popular in the north of Britain.