Female Dr Who is a timely move by show's producers
We live in a society where women take their place equally with men in a wide range of jobs and positions of influence, and rightly so.
The confirmation that this timely social revolution has reached a new dimension - in more ways than one - comes with the announcement that Broadchurch star Jodie Whittaker will become the first female Dr Who in succession to the impressive Peter Capaldi.
This will be a new era for the Time Lord, or rather Time Lady.
But whatever the gender of the central character, it is certain that this TV institution will keep the fans enthralled well into the future.