Doctor Who boss reveals new character has dyspraxia


Doctor Who boss reveals how Tosin Cole’s character Ryan is tackling an important issue

“It’s important to see that heroes come in all shapes and sizes.”
 
By Morgan Jeffery
27 September 2018
 
Warning: This article contains mild spoilers for Doctor Who series 11, episode 1.

Doctor Who boss Chris Chibnall has spoken about a previously-undisclosed aspect of new character Ryan Sinclair, and explained how he hopes it will help certain young viewers feel less like outsiders.

The first episode of the new series, ‘The Woman Who Fell to Earth’, reveals that Ryan (Tosin Cole) has dyspraxia, a condition that affects physical co-ordination.
 
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7 comments on “Doctor Who boss reveals new character has dyspraxia
  1. Linda says:

    I can’t tell you how pleased I am to see this from both a personal and professional perspective

  2. Linda says:

    I certainly do in children
    With adults if there is an Autism diagnosis we discuss whether it is part of their Autism ( some
    motor coordination difficulties) or whether it should be added as an additional co occurring condition

  3. Linda says:

    What did anyone think who watched the episode?

    • Dream says:

      I thought it was excellent! Brilliant dialogue. Another outstanding “Public Information Film” from the BBC! *chuckle*

  4. Tracey says:

    Brilliant . Would be even better if verbal dyspraxia was mentioned .

  5. Linda says:

    Perhaps it might come out in future episodes ?

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