The Doctor Who Series 11 Teaser aired yesterday during the Football World Cup final.

Doctor Who Series 11 – Mandip Gill
Doctor Who Series 11 – Yasmin (Mandip Gill) and friends watch the BBC coverage of the Russian based World Cup final ©2018 BBC

It was shown on the BBC in the UK but can also be found online on Youtube. The significance here is the all so ‘clever’ incorporation of the BBC football studio into the actual teaser. Oh did you miss that? Don’t worry it was not really that obvious but I guess they went to a bit of trouble to incorporate the BBC Russian Studio into the teaser.

Doctor Who Series 11 Character introductions

The Doctor Who Series 11 Teaser is basically a glorified introduction to the main characters that will be traveling in the TARDIS in Series 11.

Doctor Who Series 11 – Tosin Cole
Doctor Who Series 11 – Ryan (Tosin Cole) ©2018 BBC

First we have Ryan (Tosin Cole) having a fry up in a cafe while watching the BBC football coverage on his phone. There is a weird effect, an electronic cobweb and light on him, his fried egg gets toast dipped (by the new Doctor?) and the effect disappears!

Doctor Who Series 11 – Mandip Gill
Doctor Who Series 11 – Yasmin (Mandip Gill) ©2018 BBC

Then we see Yasmin (Mandip Gill) eating Pizza and watching the BBC football coverage with her friends at home. Weird effect, 13th Doctor’s feet are seen in the doorway to the room… and the empty pizza box gets a new pizza!

Doctor Who Series 11 – Bradley Walsh
Doctor Who Series 11 – Graham (Bradley Walsh) ©2018 BBC

Then Graham (Bradley Walsh) is seen in the Fish and Chip take-away reading a newspaper. The TV behind him is also showing the football coverage. Again weird effect, 13th Doctor’s feet seen walking out of the takeaway, and his newspaper has turned into the Beano comic. The significance(?) here is we also saw Matt Smith‘s 11th Doctor reading the same in his 2013 episode “The Rings Of Akhaten”.

After all that we see the ’13th’ Doctor (Jodie Whittaker) appear. There is the same weird effect, with her outside of the cafe we saw at the start. She then smiles… maybe with the prospect of them all being together?

We conclude with the programmes new graphics and logo. Hmm… Nice introduction to the main characters of the upcoming Doctor Who Series 11. But essentially, maybe, a little bit over clever for it’s own good?

Doctor Who Series 11 Teaser

13th Doctor visions in the teaser