Former Doctor Who star slates Jodie Whittaker series 11 storylines

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Former Doctor Who star Frazer Hines has slated the latest series of the show, hitting out at the storylines for Jodie Whittaker's debut.

The actor played Jamie McCrimmon on the show between 1966 and 1969, a companion to Patrick Troughton's Doctor, and seemed to take issue with the show's more recent politically correct storylines.

"I'm old-fashioned – I don't want to know about Rosa Parks, I don't want to know about whether we'd done this we could have changed history and Kennedy might not have been shot," he said (via The Sun). "I like bug-eyed monsters. Monster of the week, I want."

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He added: "I loved it when it was episodic. Now it's all in one – beginning, middle and an end.

"I liked it when it ended on a Saturday night and then Sunday in the park or on Monday in the school playground you'd be like, 'What is going to happen? Doctor Who was caught there. Is the monster going to get him?'

"Now it's all wrapped up too quick. Just call me old-fashioned."

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Hines isn't the only classic Doctor Who star who wasn't a fan of the latest series, with Anneke Wills – who played companion Polly around the same time – admitting she struggled to adjust to the new episodes.

"I have to be honest... I think Jodie is lovely... [but] I watched most of the first one and then I let go, because it's not my Doctor Who," she said.

"It's new Doctor Who for the new world and I'm not part of it, really, anymore – except if they ask me to be in it!"

Doctor Who airs on BBC One.

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