Taking the lead in the show's Noughties revival, Christopher Eccleston became the programme's first northern doctor. Acting alongside Billie Piper, Christopher stuck out the role for a year. "I thought 'If I stay in this job, I'm going to have to blind myself to certain things that I thought were wrong," said the star. "My role kind of broke the mould and it helped to reinvent it. I'm very proud of it"