Dr Who has been described as a significant part of British popular culture, and has developed a cult following amongst viewers. The Dr and his companions have in a way represented humanity as they face foes and work to save civilisations. Since its inception in 1963, Dr Who has been played by 11 actors. This has been represented as a regeneration. But curiously Dr Who has always been played by a white male. In the course of her in-depth study, Lindy Orthia has watched every episode of Dr Who and considers the place of race in this all-time television favourite.
Guests: Lindy Orthia, Lecturer; Centre for the Public Awareness of Science, Australian National University, Canberra ACT