|Production: GB, 1963-89, 1996, 2005-
Cast: William Hartnell, Patrick Troughton, Jon Pertwee, Tom Baker, Peter Davison, Colin Baker, Sylvester McCoy, Paul McGann, Cristopher Eccleston, David Tennant, Matt Smith.
Doctor Who is the most long-running SF show of ever. Also longer than “Star Trek”, which stopped for about 10 years, while Doctor Who lasted for 26 years, tried to re-start a first time in 1996, and finally in 2005 new episodes were regularly shot and 4 new season have already been released.
In the first 60s BBC had already produced good SF series. The first was
“The time machine” in 1949 (which surely inspired the Doctor…), and the
top was reached with “Quatermass”.
As often happens, the idea was born from a simple need: BBC needed something new for Saturday afternoon, a day usually reserved to sport and music programs. At first they thought to broadcast again the old “Flash Gordon” of the 30s, played by Buster Crabbe (always good, but a little out of date), but finally it was decided to create a new show.
Producer Sidney Newman decided it would have been a children’s program, and with instructing purposes: the stars would have been time travelers and would have met the historical characters of all ages, and the historical environment and the facts
should have been accurate.
The male lead would have been a teacher (not by chance); the female lead another teacher (idem); then a young girl, their pupil (idem again); and finally an old man, of alien origins, who would have driven, as he could, the time machine. In a nutshell, at the beginning the Doctor was nearly the less important character, a piece of environment. To give him a name, BBC writers tried a lot of names on pieces of paper during a dinner, until the definitive name was found.
Quite unusual the look of the time machine: in the exterior looked like an old police phone box, because it had a mechanism which could disguise it in any place it landed. But the interior was in a different dimension, so it was as large as a castle…
In the first episode the chameleon circuit broke down, so the exterior was stuck as
a police box.
Format was that of “mini-series”: every episode had 2, 4, 6 or more parts of 25’ each, broadcasted weekly with a “cliffhanger” in the final to ensure the return of viewers the next week (the same system of soap-operas).
The first episode was aired on November 23, 1963. The title was “An unearthly child”, and was referred to the unusual acknowledge of the young girl, the Doctor’s nephew, and to the enquiries of her teachers. The result was a voyage in the TARDIS (Time And Relative Dimensions In Space, the time machine), which landed in year 100,000 b.C.
USA president Kennedy had just been killed, and TV was full of news about that, so the firs airing of the show was not particularly noticed. But a surprise was
One of the writers was Terry Nation who, as a second episode, wrote a story about a far planet named Skaro, where the Thals, a peaceful race of humans, was menaced by a race of mutants closed in metallic vehicles: the Daleks.
Daleks were secretly built by a manufacturer, and transported to BBC studios while people looked at them with curiosity (and someone nearly walked into a wall). When the episode was broadcasted, the reaction was immediate. As first Sidney Newman became furious, because that was the cheap science fiction with bug-eyed-monsters he absolutely wanted to avoid. But thousands of enthusiastic letters arrived, and viewing figures had jumped higher and higher. The programs director wondered if Daleks would have scared children, but his sons ran around with
baskets on their heads shouting “Exterminate!
Exterminate!”. An epic success had been achieved.
Historical episodes were not left behind, anyway. The Doctor met Marco Polo (a memorable episode), the Aztecs, Robespierre, Napoleon, Nero and Wyatt Earp (the OK Corral gunfighter), together with new alien races and new encounters with the Daleks.
The show went on nearly without interruptions, new episodes were aired for 12 months in a year, (in the 80s, a season would have last for 3-4 months). The younger actors of the cast felt the need for different job.
So in the second season Susan (Carole Ann Ford), the Doctor’s nephew, decided to remain in the 22nd century Earth, having fallen in love with a boy
who fought the Daleks, and a little later his two
teachers used a Dalek time machine to go back to their age. The Doctor
found always new companions becoming the real star of the show.
Actor William Hartnell, who played the Doctor, was at the end of his career, and really would have gone on with the programme, but his health was too poor and did not allow him. It was more and more difficult for him to read the scripts, and was running out of his energies.
He was said he was not forced to remain, but he did not want to be responsible of the programme’s end. The only solution was going on with a different actor, but a way to justify that had to be found.
The first idea was a “plastic surgery”, then they thought to a “machine to change
faces” (which was seen in “The celestial toymaker”),
then the right idea came: the Doctor was an alien, so his life cycle made
him regenerate his body when he grew too old.
So Patrick Troughton was engaged and, at the beginning of fourth season (October 1966) there was the first regeneration, which allowed William Hartnell to leave the show.
The episode was “The tenth planet”, and a new evil alien race appeared. They were similar to the Daleks but with better movements (lots of people wondered how could Daleks walk on stairs…): the cybermen. After having defeated the cybermen, the Doctor collapses on the floor and starts to regenerate.
With some efforts, William Hartnell could be the Doctor again later: in
1973, for the programme’s tenth anniversary, he appeared in the episode
“The three Doctors” together with Patrick Troughton and John Pertwee (who
had to carry almost the whole episode on their shoulders, anyway).
For a big misfortune, some of the first Doctor’s episodes (and most of the second’s) have been lost: only 18 of 29 have survived, but BBC has tried to find them in other countries television networks archives.
Hammer film made two cinema movies from the first Doctor’s adventures: “Doctor Who and the Daleks”(from “The Daleks”), and “Daleks: Invasion Earth 2150 A.D.” (from “The Dalek invasion of Earth”), and Peter Cushing played the Doctor.
When 46 years old Patrick Troughton was asked to be the Doctor, his first answer
was “no”. Until then William Hartnell had been the sole Doctor, it looked
rather unconceivable another actor in the role, and Troughton was afraid
to be considered as an intruder by viewers. But BBC executives insisted
for days and days, until he surrended.
The show was successful, but figures were lowering, and a strong injection of energy was needed, thanks to a younger actor. As seen above, the change happened at the beginning of the fourth season and, to maintain the habit, the new Doctor had to face immediately and again the Daleks.
William Hartnell wore 19th century clothes, Troughton had a black jacket, chequered trousers and a bow tie. The Doctor was always eccentric, and the second often played a pipe (especially when he forgot a line…). In that
moment the Doctor’s companions were Ben Jackson (Michael Craze), a sailor,
and Polly Lopez (Anneke Wills). Then there was a change, and the ultimate
companions became Jamie McCrimmon (Frazer Hines), a scottish piper, and
Zoe Herriot (Wendy Padbury), a girl who lived in a space station invaded
Zoe entered in the last episode of fifth season, and that caused a particular situation: Zoe asked to travel in the TARDIS, and the Doctor showed her a mental projection of what was going to face… allowing a repeat of previous episodes, while waiting for the new season. Like the first Doctor, also the second was produced continuously, and a repeat of old episodes looked like a shame (in the following years it would have become usual).
During the fifth season appeared a character who would have become very popular:
colonel Alistair Lethbridge-Stewart, an army officer who collaborated with
the Doctor to stop another alien menace, and decided to found a military
organisation to prevent alien invasions, the U.N.I.T. (United Nations
In 1969 men were about to land on the Moon, and that changed people’s point of view about space travel. Some thought it would have been more difficult to write believable science fiction, and anyway, after three years, also the second Doctor seemed to have lost his appeal on viewers, so Troughton decided it was time to leave.
Jon Pertwee was found as the third Doctor, and the second had a great ending: forced to call the time lords for help (he had always run away from them), was captured and prosecuted (and for the first time the Doctor’s origins were known). Jamie and Zoe were sent back to their times, forgetting all about the Doctor, and he
was condemned to a forced regeneration and exiled on
Earth, having forgotten all about the TARDIS use.
Jon Pertwee became the most popular and most long-running Doctor before Tom Baker.
Moreover, the third Doctor was in colour, and all episodes started to be kept in the archives (in fact, until the 80s video-tapes were very expensive, so after 10 years they were often cancelled and re-used…).
The third Doctor was dressed as a dandy, with velvet suits, lace shirts and bow ties. In his first adventure he met a new race of enemies: the Autons, plastic robots sent by the Nestenes aliens.
Autons were defeated thanks also to the help of brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart,
who entered in the regular cast (and, at first, did
not believe that man was the Doctor he knew…).
Due to his exile on Earth, the Doctor became UNIT’s scientific advisor, and could have a laboratory and a vintage yellow car named Bessie (later used also by Tom Baker). He had also a young assistant: Liz Shaw (Caroline John).
Since then most of the Doctor’s adventures took place on Earth, facing aliens, monsters and mad scientists, except for some voyages on other planets authorized by the Time Lords.
In the 8th season there were some changes. First of all there was a new assistant, Jo Grant (Katy Manning). Then entered a new enemy, a renegade Time Lord, the Master. The Master was created upon a simple idea: an enemy who was the exact
nemesis of the Doctor, as prof. Moriarty with
Sherlock Holmes. To play the Master Roger Delgado was choosen. He
initially had tried to become the Doctor, but the casting heads thought he
was suitable for the Master: with his satanic beard, he was really
perfect. During the same season, also the Daemons appeared.
The 10th season started with “The Three Doctors”. The Doctor saved the Time Lords from a big danger, and so he received an amnesty and could use the TARDIS again. At the end of the season, Jo marries a young scientist and leaves the UNIT, so at the beginning of the next season the Doctor finds a stowaway in the TARDIS: journalist Sarah Jane Smith (Elisabeth Sladen). In that episode (The time warrior) appear the Sontarans. Of course in the third Doctor’s adventures there had been also returns of the Daleks and the Cybermen.
The third Doctor also showed for the first time his
famuos “ultrasonic screwdriver”, a device which could open or dismount
During the 10th season a very nasty thing happened: Roger Delgado’s death in a car crash, while he was reaching the set. Pertwee was very sad about that. Moreover, UNIT stories’share was lowering, while Pertwee liked them very much although they were becoming rather ripetitive.
The viewing figures were the best of ever, but Pertwee decided to leave the programme. After five years of success, the depart of the most pupular Doctor was a very bad new for BBC heads, and they were really afraid it would have been impossible to repeat a similar hit. But then came Tom Baker…
Tom Baker became the ultimate Doctor: the most popular of ever and the
most long-lived (seven seasons).
Until then, the record belonged to Jon Pertwee, and replacing him was a serious problem. Several actors were screened, but there were always problems: someone wanted to sign the scripts, someone did not want to tie himself to the Doctor, and someone was tied to another character and thought it would have been impossible to be regarded as the Doctor. Finally, someone suggested Tom Baker, and his eccentric manner seeemed perfect for the Doctor (later, someone said that perhaps Baker really “was” the Doctor!).
Baker was introduced to press on February 16, 1974, and meanwhile his first season pre-production started.
The fourth Doctor look was similar to Parisian painters of the 20s, with a
soft hat and the famous 10 ft scarf: the costume maker had a huge quantity
of various colour wool and used it all, and when the result was seen they
thought to keep it, because was really funny. A little accident occurred
while filming “The Sontaran experiment”: Baker fell down and broke his
clavicle, so needed a stand-in for some scenes.
In the next season there was the last UNIT story, and there wouldn’t have been any more until the seventh Doctor. In “Pyramids of Mars” the Doctor had to disguise himself as a mummy, and the director wanted Baker to really wear the mummy costume, because watchers would have recognized his walking mode: Baker was not convinced, but he did.
The fourth Doctor’s viewing ratings increased every day, and Tom Baker took it
often he went in hospitals to visit ill children (who obviously called him
“Doctor”), and was very careful to avoid drinking or smoking in public.
released years later for home video, completed with
a narration by Tom Baker.
Ratings started to lower in 1980: the fourth Doctor had perhaps lasted too much despite his popularity, and Baker too was tired.
”Logopolis” was the fourth Doctor’s last episode on TV, and Baker made other appearences on radio or audio adventures.
He mantained his popularity, and when there were voices around about his return in a movie (together with Vincent Price) which was never made, fans sent all their savings for help: a huge labour was needed to send back the money and to prevent similar events in the future.
Creating the fifth Doctor was a particularly difficult task: a replacement for Tom Baker was needed, and the show’s crisis had begun, and would have led to the (temporary)
end eight years later.
This time was harder than replacing Jon Pertwee, and very odd ideas came out, like regenerating the Doctor as a woman. Finally sexism took over, and there was Peter Davison (real name Peter Moffatt) ready. As previously happened, Davison was surprised to be cast as the Doctor: he could not understand how he would have fit in the part, seeming too young for it (he was 29, in fact).
In a certain way, the fifth looks as the less eccentric of the Doctors, and his victorian cricket player clothes look quite “normal”, but maybe this gave him his success: Davison looked like an idealist, absent minded but genial professor.
Writers introduced a quite unusual companion in the TARDIS: Turlough (Mark
Strickson), a saboteur who was waiting for the right moment to get rid of the
Doctor. Turlough’s disturbing presence went on for about two seasons, and
this surely helped to mantain the audience’s interest. Anyway, fifth
Doctor’s popularity could have gone on and grow, but at beginning of 21st
season Davison made clear he did not want to go on. Luckily, in the
previous season appeared an actor who looked perfect for the role, Colin
Baker (no relations with Tom), and thew fifth Doctor regenerated towards
the end of 21st season, on March, 1984.
When was introduced to press as the sixth Doctor, Colin Baker was full of enthusiasm, saying he wanted to last even more than his predecessor Tom Baker. But, sadly, everything went wrong.
The first cause of all the sixth Doctor’s problem was always the same: the
show was declining, and neither Peter Davison’s good ratings were similar
to the golden ages.
First of all, the sixth Doctor was very unstable, often almost crazy and sadic, totally different from his previous incarnations. Sometimes was violent too: after his regeneration tried to strangle his companion Peri (a very memorable event), and often he was seen aiming a gun or a knife. Going on, his predecessors were eccentric but, in a certain way, elegant: Colin Baker’s orange costume made him nearly look like a clown, in an odd contrast with his behaviour. And, following the purpose of a change at all costs, the format too had changed: no more episodes in 2,4, or 6 parts of 25’, but 2 or 3 parts of 45’, altering suspence and pace of the stories.
Production’s costs were always high, and ratings
were not brilliant, so there was the first, unexpected interruption of the
programme. Since the Jon Pertwee era a six months pause between two
seasons was absolutely normal, but this time 22nd season ended
on March 1985, and nothing new was aired until September 1986! In a
nutshell, a season was skipped. The Doctor’s fans protested with letters,
phone calls and campaigns to save the show. But BBC was considering costs
Then the last chance was tried: a long-running episode in 14 parts, titled “The trial of a Time Lord”, which was the 23rd season. To be sure, the 25’ traditional format came back. But this time too something did not work.
The Doctor was tried by the Time Lords for his companion Peri’s death, and
there was a new companion, Melanie (Bonnie Langford). This time it was
Melanie who did not appeal the viewers. She became unpopular quite like
the sixth Doctor, and a long time later some magazines describe her as
“one of the biggest disasters of TV science fiction”. Ratings went down,
and Colin Baker paid for all.
Assuming, with some reasons, to be not guilty for his Doctor’s end, Baker talked straight to the press, and got rather annoyed when asked to shoot the regeneration scene: in fact he refused, not in spite of BBC but because he was searching for new scriptures and couldn’t remain engaged to film five minutes… The job was completed by the papers which misunderstood or gave wrong interpretations of his interviews…
searching for the seventh Doctor, all was in a mess: there was no
replacement, no script, and budget was lowering. Sylvester McCoy (real
name Patrick Kent-Smith) was choosen: he had previously worked in
children’s programmes and was as eccentric as the Doctor had to be.
Colin Baker was not available for the regeneration, so McCoy had to wear a
wig and a costume which made him look like Baker, and was shot from behind
while the TARDIS crashed and he fell on the floor, dying. Melanie turned
the Doctor’s face, and it was McCoy’s. The usual scene of clothes choice
followed, and for a while also Tom Baker’s clothes and scarf were seen.
At the end of 24th season there was a nice surprise: at last Melanie remained on a planet, and was replaced by a teen-ager girl named Ace. Played by Sophie Aldred, Ace was quite different from all the previous women of the show: she was very brave, she did not scream, drove a motorbike and was skilled with explosives. Differently from Melanie, Ace became one of the
popular companions of ever. But ratings did not raise anyway.
Viewers were no more interested in science fiction, and BBC did not want to go on, not on its own.
So, a year before the end of McCoy’s contract, at the end of “Survival” the Doctor was seen walking to the TARDIS together with Ace…
Since then, BBC tried to find a co-producer, the 30 years anniversary was incredibly missed in 1993, and in 1996 a TV-movie was released, the Doctor played by McCoy (for only some minutes) and then Paul McGann.
The movie, simply titled “Doctor Who”, was a try to introduce the character to USA viewers (with Universal’s backing, absolutely necessary to start the show again). But the Doctor was “too british”, and the attempt to please
both british and american audience obtained the
So the movie had no sequels, at least on TV: being Paul McGann officially the eigth Doctor, appeared on books or audio CD dramas, as the other Doctors did before.
Finally, while all seemed ended forever, the surprise: in year 2005 the Doctor came back on the screen, with new episodes and a new actor (Cristopher Eccleston). And, more surprisingly, audience too has come back, in fact new season have been released with a tenth Doctor (David Tennant).
This time writers have made a big job, mantaining the original premise, changing from the “miniseries” to complete episodes of 60’, with more
actual (and dark) stories, updating all what could have been necessary
without regrets for the past. Only a strange fact: it is not clear where
has the eigth Doctor gone, the new season begins with the ninth Doctor and
nobody knows why he has regenerated.
There are also two spin-offs: “Torchwood” (“Doctor Who”’s anagram!), an organisation which fights alien invasions (very original idea, anyway…) and “Sarah Jane adventures”, where a middle aged (as Elizabeth Sladen now is) Sarah Jane Smith has to face misteries and aliens: something similar was already tried in 1981, with a 90’ special titled “K9 and company: a girl’s best friend”, where Sarah met the Doctor’s robotic pet.
200 stories, 702
episodes (684 of 25’, 16
of 45’, 2 of 90’, 41 of 60', 253 b/w, 449 colour)
First Doctor (William Hartnell, 1963-66)
1) AN UNEARTHLY CHILD 4 eps.
2) THE MUTANTS (then titled “The Daleks”) 7 eps.
3) THE EDGE OF DESTRUCTION 2 eps.
4) MARCO POLO 7 eps.
5) THE KEYS OF MARINUS 6
6) THE AZTECS 4 eps.
7) THE SENSORITES 6 eps.
8) THE REIGN OF TERROR 6 eps.
9) PLANET OF GIANTS 3 eps.
10) THE DALEK INVASION OF EARTH 6 eps.
11) THE RESCUE 2 eps.
12) THE ROMANS 4 eps.
13) THE WEB PLANET 6 eps.
14) THE CRUSADE 4 eps.
15) THE SPACE MUSEUM 4 eps.
16) THE CHASE 6 eps.
17) THE TIME MEDDLER 4 eps.
18) GALAXY FOUR 4 eps.
19) MISSION TO THE UNKNOWN 1 ep.
20) THE MYTH MAKERS 4 eps.
21) THE DALEKS’ MASTERPLAN 12 eps.
22) THE MASSACRE 4 eps.
23) THE ARK 4 eps.
24) THE CELESTIAL TOYMAKER 4 eps.
25) THE GUNFIGHTERS 4 eps.
26) THE SAVAGES 4 eps.
27) THE WAR MACHINES 4 eps.
28) THE SMUGGLERS 4 eps.
29) THE TENTH PLANET 4 eps.
Second Doctor (Patrick Troughton, 1966-69)
30) THE POWER OF THE DALEKS 6 eps.
31) THE HIGHLANDERS 4 eps.
32) THE UNDERWATER MENACE 4 eps.
33) THE MOONBASE 4 eps.
34) THE MACRA TERROR 4 eps.
35) THE FACELESS ONES 6 eps.
36) THE EVIL OF THE DALEKS 7 eps.
37) THE TOMB OF THE CYBERMEN 4 eps.
38) THE ABOMINABLE SNOWMEN 6 eps.
39) THE ICE WARRIORS 6 eps.
40) THE ENEMY OF THE WORLD 6 eps.
41) THE WEB OF FEAR 6 eps.
42) FURY FROM THE DEEP 6 eps.
43) THE WHEEL IN SPACE 6 eps.
44) THE DOMINATORS 5 eps.
45) THE MIND ROBBER 5 eps.
46) THE INVASION 8 eps.
47) THE KROTONS 4 eps.
48) THE SEEDS OF DEATH 6 eps.
49) THE SPACE PIRATES 6 eps.
50) THE WAR GAMES 10 eps.
Third Doctor (Jon Pertwee, 1970-74)
51) SPEARHEAD FROM SPACE 4 eps.
52) THE SILURIANS 7 eps.
53) THE AMBASSADORS OF DEATH 7 eps.
54) INFERNO 7 eps.
55) TERROR OF THE AUTONS 4 eps.
56) THE MIND OF EVIL 6 eps.
57) THE CLAWS OF AXOS 4 eps.
58) COLONY IN SPACE 6 eps.
59) THE DAEMONS 5 eps.
60) DAY OF THE DALEKS 4 eps.
61) THE CURSE OF PELADON 4 eps.
62) THE SEA DEVILS 6 eps.
63) THE MUTANTS 6 eps.
|64) THE TIME MONSTER
65) THE THREE DOCTORS 4 eps.
66) CARNIVAL OF MONSTERS 4 eps.
67) FRONTIER IN SPACE 6 eps.
68) PLANET OF THE DALEKS 6 eps.
69) THE GREEN DEATH 6 eps.
ROBOT 4 eps.
76) THE ARK IN SPACE 4 eps.
77) THE SONTARAN EXPERIMENT 2 eps.
78) GENESIS OF THE DALEKS 6 eps.
79) REVENGE OF THE CYBERMEN 4 eps.
80) TERROR OF THE ZYGONS 4 eps.
81) PLANET OF EVIL 4 eps.
82) PYRAMIDS OF MARS 4 eps.
|83) THE ANDROID INVASION
84) THE BRAIN OF MORBIUS 4 eps.
85) THE SEEDS OF DOOM 6 eps.
86) MASQUE OF MANDRAGORA 4 eps.
87) THE HAND OF FEAR 4 eps.
88) THE DEADLY ASSASSIN 4 eps.
89) THE FACE OF EVIL 4 eps.
90) THE ROBOTS OF DEATH 4 eps.
91) THE TALONS OF WENG-CHIANG 6 eps.
92) HORROR OF FANG ROCK 4 eps.
93) THE INVISIBLE ENEMY 4 eps.
94) IMAGE OF THE FENDAHL 4 eps.
95) THE SUNMAKERS 4 eps.
96) UNDERWORLD 4 eps.
97) THE INVASION OF TIME 6 eps.
Sixteenth season – “THE KEY TO TIME”
98) THE RIBOS OPERATION 4 eps.
99) THE PIRATE PLANET 4 eps.
100) THE STONES OF BLOOD 4 eps.
101) THE ANDROIDS OF TARA 4 eps.
102) THE POWER OF KROLL 4 eps.
103) THE ARMAGEDDON FACTOR 6 eps.
104) DESTINY OF THE DALEKS 4 eps.
105) CITY OF DEATH 4 eps.
106) THE CREATURE FROM THE PIT 4 eps.
107) NIGHTMARE OF EDEN 4 eps.
108) THE HORNS OF NIMON 4 eps.
109) SHADA 6 eps.
Note: due to a BBC strike, the episode remained unfinished and was never aired.
110) THE LEISURE HIVE 4 eps.
111) MEGLOS 4 eps.
112) FULL CIRCLE 4 eps.
113) STATE OF DECAY 4 eps.
114) WARRIORS’ GATE 4 eps.
115) THE KEEPER OF TRAKEN 4 eps.
116) LOGOPOLIS 4 eps.
K9 AND COMPANY – A GIRL’S BEST FRIEND (50' special)
Fifth Doctor (Peter Davison, 1982-84)
117) CASTROVALVA 4 eps.
118) FOUR TO DOOMSDAY 4 eps.
119) KINDA 4 eps.
120) THE VISITATION 4 eps.
121) BLACK ORCHID 2 eps.
124) ARC OF INFINITY 4 eps.
125) SNAKEDANCE 4 eps.
126) MAWDRIN UNDEAD 4eps.
128) ENLIGHTENMENT 4 eps.
129) THE KING’S DEMONS 2 eps.
130) THE FIVE DOCTORS (90' special for the twentieth anniversary)
131) WARRIORS OF THE DEEP 4 eps.
132) THE AWAKENING 2 eps.
133) FRONTIOS 4 eps.
134) RESURRECTION OF THE DALEKS 2 x 50’eps.
|135) PLANET OF FIRE
136) THE CAVES OF ANDROZANI 4 eps.
Sixth Doctor (Colin Baker, 1984-86)
137) THE TWIN DILEMMA 4 eps.
Twenty-second season (45’ episodes)
137) ATTACK OF THE CYBERMEN 2 eps.
138) VENGEANCE ON VAROS 2 eps.
|139) THE MARK OF THE RANI
140) THE TWO DOCTORS 3 eps.
141) TIMELASH 2 eps.
142) REVELATION OF THE DALEKS 2 eps.
Twenty-third season – “The trial of a Time Lord” (14 x 25' parts episode - the single titles were added in a second time)
143) THE MYSTERIOUS PLANET 4 eps.
144) MINDWARP 4 eps.
145) TERROR OF THE VERVOIDS 4 eps.
|146) THE ULTIMATE FOE
Seventh Doctor (Sylvester McCoy, 1987-89)
147) TIME AND THE RANI 4 eps.
148) PARADISE TOWERS 4 eps.
149) DELTA AND THE BANNERMEN 3 eps.
150) DRAGONFIRE 3 eps.
151) REMEMBRANCE OF THE DALEKS 4 eps.
152)THE HAPPINESS PATROL 3 eps.
153) SILVER NEMESIS 3 eps.
154) THE GREATEST SHOW IN THE GALAXY 4 eps.
155) BATTLEFIELD 4 eps.
156) GHOST LIGHT 3 eps.
|157) THE CURSE OF FENRIC
158) SURVIVAL 3 eps.
Eigth Doctor (Paul McGann, 1996)
159) DOCTOR WHO 90' TV movie, produced with Universal
Ninth Doctor (Cristopher Eccleston, 2005)
161) THE END OF THE WORLD
162) THE UNQUIET DEAD
163) ALIENS OF LONDON
164) WORLD WAR THREE
166) THE LONG GAME
167) FATHER'S DAY
168) THE EMPTY CHILD
169) THE DOCTOR DANCES
170) BOOM TOWN
|171) BAD WOLF
172) THE PARTING OF THE WAYS
Tenth Doctor (David Tennant, 2005-2009)
173) THE CHRISTMAS INVASION
174) NEW EARTH
175) TOOTH AND CLAW
176) SCHOOL REUNION
|177) THE GIRL IN THE FIREPLACE
178) RISE OF THE CYBERMEN
179) THE AGE OF STEEL
180) THE IDIOT'S LANTERN
181) THE IMPOSSIBLE PLANET
182) THE SATAN PIT
183) LOVE & MONSTERS
184) FEAR HER
185) ARMY OF GHOSTS
187) THE RUNAWAY BRIDE
188) SMITH AND JONES
189) THE SHAKESPEARE CODE
191) DALEKS IN MANHATTAN
192) EVOLUTION OF THE DALEKS
193) THE LAZARUS EXPERIMENT
195) HUMAN NATURE
196) THE FAMILY OF BLOOD
199) THE SOUND OF DRUMS
200) LAST OF THE TIME LORDS
201) TIME CRASH (7' Special with Peter Davison)
202) VOYAGE OF THE DAMNED
203) PARTNERS IN CRIME
|204) THE FIRES OF POMPEII
205) PLANET OF THE OOD
206) THE SONTARAN STRATAGEM
207) THE POISON SKY
208) THE DOCTOR'S DAUGHTER
209) THE UNICORN AND THE WASP
210) SILENCE IN THE LIBRARY
211) FOREST OF THE DEAD
213) TURN LEFT
214) THE STOLEN EARTH
|215) JOURNEY'S END
216) THE NEXT DOCTOR
217) PLANET OF THE DEAD
218) THE WATERS OF MARS
220) THE END OF TIME
Eleventh Doctor (Matt Smith, 2010- )
221) THE 11TH HOUR
222) THE BEAST BELOW
223) VICTORY OF THE DALEKS
224) TIME OF THE ANGELS
225) FLESH AND STONE
226) VAMPIRES OF VENICE
227) AMY'S CHOICE
228) THE HUNGRY EARTH
229) COLD BLOOD
|230) VINCENT AND THE DOCTOR
231) THE LODGER
229) THE PANDORICA OPENS
230) THE BIG BANG
231) A CHRISTMAS CAROL
232) THE IMPOSSIBLE ASTRONAUT
233) DAY OF THE MOON
|234) THE CURSE OF THE BLACK SPOT
235) THE DOCTOR'S WIFE
236) THE REBEL FLESH
237) THE ALMOST PEOPLE
238) A GOOD MAN GOES TO WAR
239) LET'S KILL HITLER
240) NIGHT TERRORS
241) THE GIRL WHO WAITED
242) THE GOD COMPLEX
243) CLOSING TIME
244) THE WEDDING OF RIVER SONG
|245) THE DOCTOR THE WIDOW AND THE WARDROBE
246) POND LIFE (6' special)
247) ASYLUM OF THE DALEKS
248) DINOSAURS ON A SPACESHIP
249) A TOWN CALLED MERCY
250) THE POWER OF THREE
251) THE ANGELS TAKE MANHATTAN
|252) THE SNOWMEN
253) THE BELLS OF SAINT JOHN
254) THE RINGS OF AKHATEN
255) COLD WAR
257) JOURNEY TO THE CENTRE OF THE TARDIS
258) THE CRIMSON HORROR
259) NIGHTMARE IN SILVER
260) THE NAME OF THE DOCTOR