With just two episodes plus a Christmas special farewell left for Doctor number twelve, Peter Capaldi, the Whoniverse is rife with speculation over who should take over at the helm of the Tardis. Love Actually and My Family alum and all-around underwhelming choice, Kris Marshall, has been the favourite for a while, with many believing that he has already been given the role, and may even feature in the series ten finale.

But having had a straight, white male as the Doctor for twelve incarnations (thirteen including the late John Hurt as the War Doctor) across over fifty years, and with Steven Moffat having introduced the idea of cross-gender and cross-racial regenerations, I think it’s about time we had a woman or a person of colour lead the line, don’t you?

With that in mind, please excuse (or enjoy, depending on where you stand on the issue) the complete lack of white men in this slideshow. There’s no particular order to this, but number one is certainly my favourite.

So: who should be Doctor number thirteen?

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