Last night's ep of 'Doctor Who' made show history for a cool and important reason
Doctor Who has been on television since 1963, and is currently one of BBC Worldwide’s most popular shows. Last night, in an episode titled, “Sleep No More,” the sci-fi series made history when it featured a transgender woman for the first time. Trans omedian Bethany Black, who regularly performs stand-up around the UK, played soldier 474, a cisgender character.
A life-long Doctor Who fan herself, Bethany posted a touching announcement to her Facebook back in August when she won the role.
Bethany previously worked with Doctor Who showrunner, Russell T. Davies, on a British show called Banana, where she played a transgender woman.