It's much about my envisaging the interview for the new producer
"Well frankly the viewing figures are at about 60% of what they were in Tennant's day. How, exactly, are you going to make a difference Mr Chibnall?"Answer A:
"I'll get a decent actor, give him good understandable scripts and make sure it is well produced"
"Thank you Chris, we'll let you know"
----------------- Or -------------------------Answer B:
I see a whole new concept embracing diversity in its widest sense and getting the stakeholders to buy into the new narrative by thinking totally outside of the box"
"What does that mean?"
"The Doctor will be ...... female"
"Oh we are loving this, it will fill our diversity tick boxes for the next three years! Have you thought who we can get for the role?"
"I can get a woman I worked with on Broadchurch to play him.. I mean ... her"
"Get on! Saint Olivia? Would she do it? That would be awesome! We are punting her as the next national treasure you know, Glenda, Helen and Judi can't go on forever."
Well actually ..