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Resume=The original BBC program Doctor Who began airing in 1963, and continued into 1989, making it the longest running sci-fi program, and indeed one of the longest of any genre in TV history. An unsuccessful attempt was made by Fox to revive it in 1996. BBC tried again in 2005, and this attempt proved successful. The program follows the adventures of a Timelord, one of a race of humanoid alien beings from the planet Galifrey. His/her name has never been revealed--he/she is known only as "The Doctor". He/she travels through time and space in a "Tardis", which stands for "Time And Relative Dimensions In Space". It is much bigger inside than outside. In his/her travels, he encounters various monsters such as the Daleks, the Cybermen, and a renegade Timelord known only as The Master (or Missy as timelords can change gender too). Several different actors have starred as the Doctor over the years. This is explained in the storyline as "regeneration". When the Doctor faces death, he/she cheats it by literally becoming a new person. The supporting cast also changes periodically
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Login • Instagram. Pan casu. PÃn čau site. Pán casual chic. The fourteen ( and counting) faces of the Doctor, and the TARDIS. note  "It all started out as a mild curiosity in a junk yard, and now it's turned out to be quite a great spirit of adventure. Doctor Who is a British television institution, and the longest running science-fiction series in the world, first airing on BBC TV on 23 November 1963. It takes place in and established the Whoniverse, which has a continuous and constantly adapting story involving many different timelines. It also spawned the truly vast Doctor Who Expanded Universe. The premise of the show is simple enough: it follows the adventures of a renegade Time Lord—the Doctor—and their various companions through time and space. The Doctor travels in a living and sentient time machine, the TARDIS (Time And Relative Dimension In Space) and meets many foes, ranging from heavily armoured robots to killer microbes and pollen to — well, members of their own race. Part of the longevity of the series is that when the actor playing the Doctor leaves, the show gets around this by killing the character off, only to "regenerate" the Doctor into a new form played by someone else (sometimes by someone significantly older or younger, or a different gender. As a result, the same character has appeared in the series from the beginning but their new personality and new tastes gives the show a distinctly different atmosphere with each regeneration, and the producers (and, often, fans) treat the introduction of a new Doctor as a relaunch of the series. The show also frequently changes companions (over its history only a relative handful have ever actually stayed longer than one or two seasons) and once again the change in companion is also treated as something of a relaunch, especially in the 2005-present era where the stories are more frequently told from their perspective. The show originally ran from 1963 to 1989 (with an 18 month hiatus in 1985-6 caused by Executive Meddling, during which it "rested" and saw only a radio drama air) before being pulled from the airwaves after the conclusion of its 26th season; the BBC has always insisted that the show was merely placed on hiatus, but the general understanding is that it had actually been cancelled. In the "Wilderness Years" when Doctor Who was off the air (1990-2004) independent productions ranging from direct-to-video companion adventures minus the Doctor, stories about monsters from the series, spoofs, in-name only stories featuring former Doctors on the show, licence-restricted stories featuring no familiar characters from the series, audio releases, and anniversary specials technically kept the franchise alive. A Made-for-TV Movie aired in 1996, in which the Seventh Doctor returned at the end of his life and regenerated into the Eighth. This was created as a pilot for an American-led revival, but although the Eighth Doctor became part of the continuity as a whole, no actual return of the series resulted due to the film's poor ratings in the United States (it was, however, a success in the UK. Throughout the remainder of the decade, The BBC made attempts to relaunch the series as a theatrical film, to no avail, and between 2001 and 2003 produced a series of webcasts which it considered in every way an official continuation of the series (insofar as the Beeb ever indicates what is and isn't canon. It is possible more would have been made but for a very exciting development on the television front: in 2005, the BBC regenerated the show. This new " Revival Series" is a direct continuation of the 1963-1989 "Classic Series" rather than being a Continuity Reboot, and the first Doctor depicted here was a successor to the previous eight incarnations. The Revival Series has radically upgraded production values (the original series is notorious for its often rubbery monster prosthetics and bad Chroma Key) shorter story arcs but much more continuity throughout, and deeper Character Development and romance to the series than what the previous 26 seasons depicted note. As such, 2013 marked the show's 50th anniversary. The original show lasted 26 "seasons" whereas the new annual runs of episodes are called "series" officially, the show went from Season 26 to Series 1, and so on; despite this, it's important to note, once again, that the Revival Series is still very much a continuation of the Classic Series. Even subtracting the 16-year "interregnum" the show still holds the record of longest-running English-language sci-fi series, with its nearest rival being the 12-season run of the UK series Red Dwarf. Doctor Who is a British institution and considered a key part of British culture: even Her Britannic Majesty is a fan, and threw the show a birthday party in her palace for its 50th anniversary in 2013. It is also notable that Michael Grade, the BBC Controller when the show originally went off the air in 1989 and a vocal critic of the classic series (thus leading him to be the one most commonly blamed for cancelling Doctor Who) is the only BBC Controller not to have received a knighthood— entirely coincidentally, we're sure. note  In addition, the Royal Mail honoured the show's anniversary with a set of stamps – one for each Doctor (and the TARDIS) plus the show's villains. The original 1963-1989 episodes are now considered such an important part of the BBC's home video output that they have their own freelance Restoration Team, devoted to restoring and remastering vintage episodes to as much of their former glory as possible, as well as doing some additional touch-ups to amend some of the. less graceful moments. In the process they have pioneered a number of brand new restoration techniques, such as Reverse Standards Conversion (recovering PAL footage from NTSC copy) Chroma Dot Colour Recovery (using leftover dots to recolour a black and white copy) and Vid FIRE (increasing the frame rate of a film copy to that of the original video) which have since also been applied to other vintage TV shows. Until 1978, the BBC had a policy of junking episodes they no longer needed; as a result, the master tapes for many episodes that aired from 1964 to as late as 1974 were in fact demagnetized for later reuse. Since 1978, a concerted effort by fans and the BBC itself has resulted in many episodes being recovered, as recently as 2013. At present, 97 of the 253 episodes from the 1960s remain missing from the BBC archives, though it is widely speculated that a number of episodes have been located. Fortunately, audio recordings survive of all the missing episodes, and all of the incomplete or missing storylines have also been adapted as novels over the years. In more recent years, the BBC has even commissioned animated re-creations of missing episodes for DVD release, making use of reference photographs and utilizing the audio recordings. The show has spawned several spinoffs within its canon Whoniverse, which have occasionally crossed over with the main series. Except where noted, these take place in (then- present day Earth. K-9 and Company (1981) a failed Pilot Episode with the Doctor's former companions Sarah Jane Smith and K-9. The episode aired as a Christmas special in 1981. Search Out Space (1990) a one off special edition of Search Out Science, a children's education programme. With Sylvester McCoy and Sophie Aldred retuning as the 7th doctor and Ace, and joined by K9. Big Finish Doctor Who (1999 - present) prominent audio stories overseen by Nicholas Briggs, starring virtually all the surviving original TV actors. Takes place in a variety of eras and worlds, as with the TV series. Although considered canon by the BBC from the start (and explicitly as of 2013's "The Night Of The Doctor. Big Finish also has many different timelines/continuities, and includes adaptations of existing works from the Doctor Who Expanded Universe. Due to the audio series' sheer size and complexity, it plays by the rules of the Doctor Who Expanded Universe: the TV series sometimes contradicts or overwrites the audio stories, or adapts them for the televised continuity. Prior to 2015, Big Finish only had the rights to feature characters from the original 1963-89 era, plus the Eighth Doctor from the TV movie (but no other characters from the film) as of 2018, the licence was expanded to include all Doctors and characters introduced prior to the Twelfth Doctor's regeneration in 2017. Torchwood (2006 - 2011) a Darker and Edgier (as well as Hotter and Sexier) series focusing on Ninth Doctor companion Captain Jack Harkness. On indefinite hiatus after four seasons as producer/show runner Russell T. Davies is currently focusing on other projects, although beginning in 2015 Big Finish Productions (see above) started producing audio dramas featuring the original cast. The Sarah Jane Adventures (2007 - 2011) a Lighter and Softer kid-friendly spinoff focusing on Sarah Jane Smith (the second attempt after K-9 and Company. K-9 put in semi-regular appearances. The Tenth and Eleventh Doctors, and original-series Who characters The Brigadier and Jo Grant guest-starred in one serial each. The series ended production after four and a half seasons due to the death of star Elisabeth Sladen. K9 (2010) an Australian children's show (produced by a company other than the BBC) which continues in the spirit of The Sarah Jane Adventures. It takes place in a late-21st-century Dystopian London and features an upgraded version of the robot dog that had been Put on a Bus back in the 1977 story "The Invasion of Time. A single season aired in 2010. In late 2015 plans were announced for a movie to premiere in 2017, but no further official comment has been made since then and there is no indication of such a film being released; the series itself is considered to now be concluded. Does not contain any Doctor Who concepts except for the central character, due to rights issues. (Due to the BBC's copyright policy in the seventies, the rights to K-9 himself are owned by the character's co-creator Dave Martin, and were separately licensed by him for this show. Class (2016) premiering Autumn 2016, this series revolves around a group of sixth formers at Coal Hill School as they deal with typical teenager issues: relationships, school life, monsters from space attempting to destroy all of existence. turns out that the Doctor traveling through time again and again made the walls of space and time stretch thin around Coal Hill, to the point where they are about to burst. As such, who knows what kind of monster might take the opportunity to slip through next. A more adult-oriented series than Doctor Who aimed at the YA crowd (therefore allowing sexual content and violence similar to Torchwood) and produced originally for streaming on BBC Three. Cancelled after its first series due to low streaming and broadcast viewership numbers. There are additionally many adventures in almost all types of media, often made by the cast and crew of the TV series, which freely contradict each other. Collectively, these are known as the Doctor Who Expanded Universe. (The BBC rarely comments on their, or for that matter the TV series' canonicity, causing a fair amount of debate and Epileptic Trees. Stories outside the TV series tend to be Darker and Edgier, and often tackle themes that the TV series can't dive into for any reason, as well as story ideas that were proposed but simply never developed for television. Quite a few stories from the Expanded Universe ended up referenced in or even adapted for the revived TV series. The series also had three behind-the-scenes Companion Shows. The longest-running was Doctor Who Confidential which debuted in 2005 and was canceled in 2011 due to budget cuts (a scaled-down version called Behind the Lens has since been featured on DVD releases) and Totally Doctor Who, a kid-friendly version of Confidential that aired two seasons from 2006 to 2007, the latter of which featured an exclusive animated serial titled The Infinite Quest. In 2014, the BBC launched a scaled-down version of Confidential titled Doctor Who Extra. There is also a frequently updated Match-Three Game full of Continuity Porn known as Doctor Who: Legacy. For more detailed information, check the Analysis tab. Vote for your favorite episode here. I am the Doctor and you are the tropers: For tropes used in specific episodes of the TV series, see the Doctor Who episode recaps. For tropes relating to specific characters or monsters, see the Doctor Who characters pages. For tropes used in Doctor Who media outside of the TV show, see Doctor Who Expanded Universe. Recurring examples (that don't fit in one of the three categories listed above) Tropes A to C Tropes D to F Tropes G to M Tropes N to S Tropes T to Z "One day, I shall come back. Yes, I shall come back. Until then, there must be no regrets, no tears, no anxieties. Just go forward in all your beliefs and prove to me that I am not mistaken in mine...

Fandom Name: Doctor Who Abbreviation(s) DW Creator: various Date(s) 1963-1989, 2005- Medium: Television series Country of Origin: United Kingdom Subpages for Doctor Who: Doctor_Who has no subpages to list. External Links: screencaps of the opening credits sequences used from 1973-1974 (top row) and from 1974-1980 (bottom row) Click here for related articles on Fanlore. Contents 1 Classic Who 1. 1 Fanworks, Tropes and Trends 1. 1. 1 Pairings 2 Between the Classic and the New 3 New Who 3. 1 Fanworks, Tropes and Trends 3. 1 Pairings 4 Doctor Who Fandom 4. 1 An Intricate Fandom 5 Controversies 5. 1 Discussion and Controversy Regarding the 12th Doctor 5. 2 Sexism of NewWho 6 Australian Fandom 7 Spin-off Fandoms 8 Fanzines 9 Fan Works 9. 1 FanFiction 9. 2 FanArt 9. 3 FanVids 10 Conventions 11 Fan Crafts 11. 1 The Scarf 11. 2 Adipose 11. 3 Daleks 11. 4 Craft communities 12 Audiovisual fanworks 13 Fannish Resources 13. 1 Canon Resource 13. 2 Fandom Resource 13. 3 Archives 14 References Doctor Who is a UK science fiction television show that first aired on BBC One in 1963. It also was shown for a time in the U. S. on PBS. The central character is an alien adventurer known as The Doctor who looks human but is actually a "Time Lord. They travel through time and space in their ship, the TARDIS (an acronym for Time And Relative Dimension In Space) which appears in the form of a blue police box from the 1950s. Due to its transdimensional nature, it is much larger on the inside. Each episode finds the Doctor visiting another planet, or a moment in Earth history. The Doctor often travels with one or more companions or assistants, the majority of whom are human women. The Doctor "regenerates" into a new body rather than dying, allowing a variety of actors to play the role; each incarnation has a different personality as well as physical appearance but retains most of the accumulated memories and knowledge of previous Doctors. Fans often refer to each different incarnation numerically; for example, the incarnation of the Doctor portrayed by Christopher Eccleston would be referred to as "The Ninth Doctor" or simply "Nine. See the Naming the Doctor section of the Doctor Who Fandom Glossary page. ) A fan in 2010 said: Doctor Who has so much canon the BBC has lost some of it. 1] Classic Who Doctor Who originally ran for 26 seasons on the BBC from 1963 to 1989 and featured seven different Doctors played by seven different actors. The series was structured as multiple-episode story arcs of varying length within each season or series. The series was also broadcast in many other countries, appearing on PBS in the US. Although the launch of the revival series in 2005 led to a reduction in the number of broadcasters showing the original, the original series series is widely available on streaming services and DVD. The BBC lost or destroyed many of the earliest episodes, mainly by reusing the tape they were stored on for other shows. The fannish practice of recording the audio of episodes as they aired resulted in the preservation of at least the sound tracks for all the missing episodes. [2] Some episodes were later recovered from television broadcasters in other countries, with the most recent discovery in 2013. [3] As of the end of 2015, all known surviving/recovered episodes of Classic Era Doctor Who up to that point had been released to DVD in the UK. For a series of episode reaction posts, see copperbadge 's three things about classic who; archive link [4] from 2010. sample fan art, back cover of Bafflegab #2, one fan's humorous guide to distinguishing between the Fourth Doctor and the actor who plays him Fanworks, Tropes and Trends Pairings Also see The Shipper's Manifesto for Doctor Who; archive link and List of Doctor Who Pairing Names Doctor/Master Doctor/Sarah Jane Smith Doctor/Romana Doctor/Reinette Doctor/Jamie McCrimmon Doctor/Fitz Kreiner Doctor/Turlough Alistair Gordon Lethbridge-Stewart/Liz Shaw Ian Chesterton/Barbara Wright Tegan Jovanka/Nyssa of Traken Between the Classic and the New A TV movie was also made in 1996. This was a co-production between the BBC and Universal, filmed in Canada; it was intended as a backdoor pilot for an ongoing American series, which never eventuated. The TV movie aired on Fox in the US, where it received poor ratings and reviews. It was more successful in the UK. A key aspect of the TV movie is that while it was a reboot/relaunch of the series, it also was part of the same continuity as the original series, featuring the seventh Doctor regenerating into the eighth (though its official canonicity was not confirmed until the 2005 revival series began to include references to it. For Bjo Trimble's attempt at casting for this production, see Open Letter by Bjo Trimble to Doctor Who Fans. In the period between the cancellation of the original series in 1989 and the revival in 2005, there was a proliferation of semi-canonical material mostly concerning the Seventh and Eighth Doctors. These books and radio plays were created by fans but published professionally, and in some cases by the BBC. Outside of television, the franchise continued with a long-running series of original novels launched by Virgin Books in 1991 called the New Adventures, focusing primarily on the Seventh Doctor. A spin-off series, Missing Adventures, followed featuring the first six Doctors. In 1996, BBC Books took over the licence and launched the Eighth Doctor Adventures, focusing on that incarnation, and Past Doctor Adventures, which was a continuation of the Missing Adventures. Virgin, meanwhile, continued the New Adventures line for several more years featuring the exploits of companion Bernice Summerfield. In 1999, Big Finish Productions began releasing professionally recorded audio dramas set in the Doctor Who universe. Initially, Big Finish made dramas featuring Bernice Summerfield (after obtaining the licence for the character from Virgin Books) but in 2000 it made the breakthrough with the BBC and obtained the licence to produce original audio dramas featuring the Fifth, Sixth and Seventh Doctors, with the Eighth Doctor added later. The original TV actors play the roles, and many companions from the original series also took part, again played by their original actors. As of 2016, Big Finish has produced hundreds of audio dramas featuring the first eight Doctors. In 2015, the company obtained the rights to feature Doctors and characters from the Modern Era and immediately announced plans for audio dramas featuring the War Doctor, Tenth Doctor and supporting characters such as River Song and Kate Stewart. The 1989-2005 "interregnum" also saw the production of numerous independent made-for-video productions featuring characters that were licensed directly from their creators, rather than from the BBC. The Doctor could not be featured in any of these (as the BBC owned the rights to the character) but it was still possible for productions to be made such as Downtime, which featured the Classic Era characters Victoria Waterfield, Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart and Sarah Jane Smith, again played by their original actors. A series of productions called P. R. O. B. E. saw Caroline John reprise her 1970 role of Liz Shaw in a series that had some similarities to the later official spin-off, Torchwood. New Who In 2005, the BBC revived the series with Russell T. Davies as head writer and executive producer. The new series, filmed in Wales and made by BBC Wales, continued from the canon of the original series without substantial changes. The format of the show was altered from the multi-episode arcs to the more common television standard of mostly stand-alone episodes. Season running plot arcs—such as the one that launched the idea of Torchwood —are woven into the plot of episodes throughout the series. Steven Moffat was a contributing writer from the beginning of Davies' tenure, and the BBC announced in May 2008 that Moffat would be taking over from Russell T Davies as head writer and executive producer for the revived show's fifth series, to be broadcast in 2010. (Moffat and collaborator Mark Gatiss are also responsible for the BBC Sherlock, which is also a fan favorite, though in both cases, fans sometimes take issue with the showrunners' choices. ) New Who has featured four Doctors and five actors as well as ten main companions (almost all women) Rose Tyler - an ordinary girl who falls in love with the Doctor Martha Jones - a bright medical student who develops unrequited feelings for the Doctor Donna Noble - a feisty temp from Chiswick, the Doctor's "mate" and pal Amy Pond - who first met the Doctor as a small child and obsessed over him Rory Williams - the young man very much in love with Amy Pond Clara Oswald - an "impossible girl" who has a profound impact on the Doctor throughout his lives and leads him to obsess over her safety Bill Potts - a university canteen assistant who encounters the Doctor while he is hiding out disguised as a university professor, and accompanies him on his travels Ryan Sinclair - a young man aiming to find direction in his life by travelling with the Doctor Yasmin Khan - a probationary police officer who is eager to prove herself and explore more of the universe with the Doctor Graham O'Brien - a bus-driver and Ryans' grandfather who is trying his best look out for him The Doctor has had several (potential) love interests in the New series, including Madame de Pompadour, River Song, and Clara Oswald, with River Song actually wedding the Doctor at one point. The series also broke from the original by establishing the possibility of romance between the Doctor and some of their companions. Fandom, however, is divided over this. A few male companions have been along for shorter rides, including Captain Jack Harkness, Mickey Smith, and Wilfred Mott. In addition to the three "official" Doctors, in 2013 the series also revealed the existence of a previously unknown "unnumbered" incarnation between the eighth and ninth Doctors, known as the War Doctor. Both Classic Who and the new series are broadcast pre-watershed (before 9 pm) which means they are intended as family programming, suitable for children. [5] Also see List of Doctor Who Pairing Names. Doctor Who Fandom Doctor Who has one of the oldest media fandoms. See Doctor Who Offline Fandom for information about the physical manifestations of the fandom; Doctor Who Online Fandom for the internet fandom. The main off-Livejournal archive for Doctor Who fanfic is A Teaspoon and an Open Mind, which also includes fanfic for all Doctor Who spinoffs. This archive was created before the new series began. The show's 12th Doctor, Peter Capaldi, is notable in this regard for not only being a longtime fan of the series, but it is documented that he attempted to take over the official Doctor Who Fan Club in the early 1970s, when he was a teenager, and corresponded with the show's then-producer, Barry Letts, at one point even being gifted with scripts from a yet-to-be-broadcast Third Doctor episode. An Intricate Fandom A fan in 2016 wrote: To be a true fan of the famous British TV fantasy series "Doctor Who" you need to be the equivalent of a Talmudic scholar. The show has been on for decades, since 1963, and there are some people who have seen almost every episode. And there are those who remember or chronicle the plots of almost every episode, as well as the constantly renewing character of the Doctor himself. He has had 12 "official" regenerations over the years. In fact he has been compared with the mythical "Wandering Jew" as he wanders through time and never dies. The WhoMudists can interpret, quote, evaluate, and correct the body of knowledge which by now can fill a whole wall with texts, videos, and a whole house with memorabilia. [6] Controversies Discussion and Controversy Regarding the 12th Doctor Every time the Doctor has been recast has generated controversy. The announcement of the casting of the twelfth Doctor in 2013 was a particular sore spot for fans who had wanted a female Doctor, not only because another white man had been cast, but also due to comments by TPTB and others declaring why they didn't want a female Doctor. An Open Letter to the Doctor Who Fandom, posted July 2013, If you dont see why regenerating into a woman would be only be “credible” or valuable to the narrative if it was the symptom of a plague that needs to be “cured” is offensive as all get out to female viewers and female-allies, you are currently demonstrating what the root of this problem is with this discussion currently: There is nothing wrong with being a woman, and a woman is not a terrible, inferior being. 7] Sexism of NewWho One of the more common controversies between Russell T. Davies and Steven Moffat arcs is the differences between the female characters during Davies' time and Moffat's time. Some fans had trouble connecting with Moffat's direction of the series, while others adored it. There were fans that couldn't quite connect with River Song or Amy Pond. Moffat is often criticized for not being able to write in-depth female characters and their relationships with men. In 2014 a universal study was done to see the differences. It tested the The Bechdel Test between the companions of Davies' era and Moffat's (Rose, Martha, Donna, Amy, and River. It tested the companion's Bechdel test and companion's speaking time, along with the overall companion speaking time, female speaking time, and number of female speaking roles. According to the study, Moffat failed. University Study on Sexism In BBCs Doctor Who This study is at best flawed, as the author herself admits. However, a closer look at Moores methodology reveals that not only is it flawed: but she is dishonest in her research. She does not include enough details to replicate her results, created a misleading info graphic, failed to address 24% of Moffats episodes, and outright lied to her audience. [8] Rebecca Moores Doctor Who Study is Dishonest Australian Fandom See Australian Fans of Dr. Who 1979-1989: Fanzines 1970's-1080's, Archived version. Spin-off Fandoms The television show Torchwood was spun-off of the "new" Doctor Who around the character of Captain Jack Harkness. Though characters like Captain Jack and Martha Jones have crossed over between the two shows, many fandom communities focus on only one show or the other. Torchwood is designed for a more adult audience than the family-friendly Doctor Who. The Sarah Jane Adventures is another television spin-off with Sarah Jane Smith —who was a companion of the Third and Fourth Doctors in the 1970s and made guest appearances on New Who—as its main character. It is designed for a younger audience than Doctor Who. Big Finish creates a number of audio dramas based upon the Doctor Who franchise. These are fully licensed productions featuring original TV cast members. Up until 2015 the company was restricted to only using characters and concepts up to the Eighth Doctor. In 2015, its licence expanded to include Torchwood and "modern era" Doctors and characters up to the end of the Eleventh Doctor. A 2013 "mini-episode. The Night of the Doctor" established that at least the stories featuring the Eighth Doctor were considered part of the TV canon. Class is another spinoff shown on BBC3, a BBC web TV service. It's set at Coal Hill Academy (formerly Coal Hill School) which has appeared in episodes of Doctor Who since the show's beginnings in 1963. It's aimed at a young adult audience. [9] Fanzines "The first British fanzine appeared in 1975. This was TARDIS. It comprised twelve photocopied pages and cost a meagre 5 pence. The second issue of TARDIS appeared three months later. The page count had now risen to twenty pages for 8 pence. The second issue of TARDIS was the first to include a letters page and thus what can be described as the first real communication between fans. 10] See: How Fanzines Helped Put Doctor Who Fans in Charge of Doctor Who (2013) See: List of Doctor Who Fanzines or Category:Doctor Who Zines Fan Works FanFiction See Doctor Who Fanfiction for the main article. The Much Adapted Tale of Cinderella and her Fairy Goddoctor by hisowlsayswho Dear Whovian Authors by saess. The most reviewed Doctor Who fic on FFN Seventeen Things That Happen to Rory Williams, After by Scribe. The most kudoed Doctor Who fic on AO3 FanArt Sample fan art (First Doctor) based on an audio tape, artist is Pyracantha: This adaptation is from a series where Dr. Who and his companions land on Earth again and find themselves following the famous Italian explorer Marco Polo. As usual they get involved with dangerous politics, this time in the court of Kublai Khan. Marco is on the left while the Mongol bad guy is in the center. The finished TV live action recordings of the series have been lost, so all that remains of it are still pictures, the script, and the spoken audio tracks. The episode dates from early 1964. Many of the audio tracks survived because fans recorded them with tape recorders from the TV. I remember doing the same thing with my favorite TV shows back then but Dr. Who didn't come to the USA until the 70's. Original art is ink on illustration board, 5 1/2" x 5" spring 1981. Dr Who number 10 Marco Polo (May 28, 2017) The Mad Man With A Box by Naturalshocks Doctor Who: The New Doctors by osmosis8 Laughing Landing by aimeekitty Doctor Who Christmas Carol by danidraws Doctor Who by kevinwada Doctor Who by Gigei Second Empire (Dalek web comic) by Mechmaster FanVids Conventions Below are conventions that are/were either centered around Doctor Who or often have/had significant Doctor Who related guests. Gallifrey One, Los Angeles, US, February Destiny, Northampton, UK Whovention, Sydney, AU PanoptiCon, Manchester, UK Panopticon West, US Cult TV Convention Liverpool, UK, October Dimensions, Stockton on Tees, UK, November Ascension, Cardiff, UK, November United Fan Con, Massachusetts, US, November Chicago T. A. D. I. S., Chicago, US, November Sci-Fi Sea Cruise, various dates and departure locations The Doctor Who Festival, London, UK. Official BBC-sponsored event Fan Crafts The Scarf The Fourth Doctor, played by Tom Baker, wore a signature long, multi-coloured scarf in many episodes. The Doctor Who Scarf shows photos of the various versions of the scarf used in the series and includes knitting instructions for several versions. Other patterns exist for knitting the scarf as well. In 1976, a promotional version of the scarf was commercially produced and sold to fans. [11] For a scarf origin story, see Faces of Time #1. In 1984, a fan promoted her small fan club and saw scarves in her future: One of my many new involvements is a Doctor Who fan club, called, at present, FRED' Fans who Really Enjoy the Doctor) which meets about every third Saturday at my apartment and watches video tapes. If any of you out there are interested in attending, let me know. As a part of 'FRED. I hope to shortly have the official BBC pattern [for the scarf] and will make scarves from that. Price is 1. 50 a foot. All profits will be given to KCET [a local t. v. station] for the Doctor in the name of 'FRED. [12] Adipose The Adipose monster was featured in the New Who, Series Four (featuring the Tenth Doctor) episode, Partners in Crime. [13] Shortly after the episode aired, fans began knitting stuffed toy versions of the monster and sharing the knitting patterns online. One fan, mazzmatazz, received a Cease & Desist email from the BBC for freely sharing the patterns for the Adipose and other Dr. Who related designs. [14] 15] Daleks In 1973 the Radio Times published a set of plans for building a slightly simplified full-sized Dalek from wood, fibreglass, etc. These plans are still available on line, though not from the BBC, while Project Dalek offers updated plans which are closer to the designs seen on TV in different eras, but require more sophisticated techniques. The site also offers plans for scale models etc. Craft communities Crafty Tardis Audiovisual fanworks Big Finish Doctor Who Fan Orchestra Doctor Who Tapezines "Pleiades Home Entertainment" A series of for-profit interviews on video tape sold by "Pleiades Home Entertainment. The MYTH MAKER video interview series is dedicated to the numerous fans of this increasingly popular show. Contained on our tapes are in depth profiles of the personalities that have helped establish the popularity of the show. " Fannish Resources Canon Resource TARDIS Index File, the Doctor Who Wiki, a reference source for canon information Doctor Who series page at Wikipedia (canon resource) official Doctor Who section of the BBC's website (canon resource) a Doctor Who Timeline (canon resource, includes some novelizations. date unknown Everything You Need to Know About Doctor Who at io9 Doctor Who fans wait for no one, an article about the airing dates and social media, 4. 29. 2011 Fandom Resource Doctor Who fandom overview at Crack Van for First-Tenth Doctor era (fandom resource) Fandom: Doctor Who (on LiveJournal) guide at Newbieguide (fandom resource. last updated 2010 Outpost Mâvarin A blogger talks about the early days of cons and fan fiction (specifically Dr. Who and Quantum Leap) via the newly-born internet there is much zine chat here at Cookdandbombd this issue of Whotopia (issue #10, March 2007) talks about Doctor Who fanzines and webpages Timelord: Adventures Through Time and Space; a Doctor Who tabletop role-playing game based on the classic series, originally published by Virgin (1991) but now a free download. Second Empire: CGI-illustrated web comic running to 700+ instalments but now complete, the history of the first Dalek civil war. Many of the episodes can be viewed as CGI-animated films. Public Call Archives A Teaspoon and an Open Mind. A long running Doctor Who fanfiction archive. Doctor Who fanfiction at Doctor Who fanworks at Archive of Our Own References ↑ a comment at 208: A Long and Winding Road ↑ Wikipedia:Doctor Who missing episodes (Accessed 6 October 2013) ↑ BBC blog post. 9 Missing Episodes of Doctor Who Discovered, 11 October 2013. ↑ on dreamwidth ↑ Ofcom, accessed April 22, 2010 ↑ pyracanthasketch ↑ reference link for An Open Letter to the Doctor Who Fandom ↑ reference for tumblr post "Rebecca Moores Doctor Who Study is Dishonest" ↑ Wikipedia entry for Class (2016) ↑ from Whotopia #10, 2007 ↑ The Doctor Who Scarf, accessed April 21, 2010 ↑ from The Propagator v. 2 n. 3 ↑ Partners in Crime on Wikipedia, accessed April 21, 2010 ↑ Technolama, May 7, 2008 Doctor Who: Partners in Copyright Crime, accessed April 21, 2010 ↑ BBC News Story, accessed April 21, 2010.

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P c3 a1n c4 8dasu oil. Pán času cz online. Doctor Who Doctor Who title card (2018–pres. Genre Science fiction Drama Created by Sydney Newman C. E. Webber Donald Wilson Written by Various Starring Various Doctors (as of 2020, Jodie Whittaker) Various companions (as of 2020, Bradley Walsh, Tosin Cole, Mandip Gill) Theme music composer Ron Grainer Opening theme Doctor Who theme music Composer(s) Various composers (since 2018, Segun Akinola) Country of origin United Kingdom Original language(s) English No. of seasons 26 (1963–89. 1 TV film (1996) No. of series 12 (2005–pres. No. of episodes 858 ( 97 missing) 293 stories ( 1963–89 episodes. 2005–pres. episodes) Production Executive producer(s) Various (as of 2018, Matt Strevens and Chris Chibnall) Camera setup Single- and multiple-camera setups [1] Running time Regular episodes: 25 minutes (1963–84, 1986–89) 45 minutes (1985, 2005–17) 50 minutes (2018–pres. Specials: Various: 50–90 minutes Production company(s) BBC Studios Distributor BBC Studios Release Original network BBC One (1963–pres. BBC HD (2007–10) BBC One HD (2010–pres. Picture format 405-line Black-and-white (1963–67) 625-line Black-and-white (1968–69) 625-line PAL (1970–89) 525-line NTSC (1996) 576i 16:9 DTV (2005–08) 1080pSF 16:9 HDTV (2009–17) 1080pSF 2:1 HDTV (2018–pres. Audio format Mono (1963–87) Stereo (1988–2008) 5. 1 Surround Sound (2009–pres. Original release Classic era: 23 November 1963 – 6 December 1989 Film: 12 May 1996 Revived era: 26 March 2005 – present Chronology Related shows K-9 and Company Torchwood The Sarah Jane Adventures K-9 Class External links Doctor Who at the BBC Production website Doctor Who is a British science fiction television programme produced by the BBC since 1963. The programme depicts the adventures of a Time Lord called " the Doctor. an extraterrestrial being, to all appearances human, from the planet Gallifrey. The Doctor explores the universe in a time-travelling space ship called the TARDIS. Its exterior appears as a blue British police box, which was a common sight in Britain in 1963 when the series first aired. Accompanied by a number of companions, the Doctor combats a variety of foes while working to save civilisations and help people in need. The show is a significant part of British popular culture, 2] 3] and elsewhere it has gained a cult following. It has influenced generations of British television professionals, many of whom grew up watching the series. [4] The programme originally ran from 1963 to 1989. There was an unsuccessful attempt to revive regular production in 1996 with a backdoor pilot, in the form of a television film titled Doctor Who. The programme was relaunched in 2005, and since then has been produced in-house by BBC Wales in Cardiff. Doctor Who has also spawned numerous spin-offs, including comic books, films, novels, audio dramas, and the television series Torchwood (2006–2011) The Sarah Jane Adventures (2007–2011) K-9 (2009–2010) and Class (2016) and has been the subject of many parodies and references in popular culture. Thirteen actors have headlined the series as the Doctor. The transition from one actor to another is written into the plot of the show with the concept of regeneration into a new incarnation, a plot device in which a Time Lord "transforms" into a new body when the current one is too badly harmed to heal normally. Each actor's portrayal is unique, but all represent stages in the life of the same character, and together, they form a single lifetime with a single narrative. The time-travelling feature of the plot means that different incarnations of the Doctor occasionally meet. The Doctor is currently portrayed by Jodie Whittaker, who took on the role after Peter Capaldi 's exit in the 2017 Christmas special " Twice Upon a Time. Premise Doctor Who follows the adventures of the title character, a rogue Time Lord from the planet Gallifrey who goes by the name " the Doctor. The Doctor fled Gallifrey in a stolen TARDIS ( Time and Relative Dimension in Space. a time machine that travels by materialising into and dematerialising out of the time vortex. The TARDIS has a vast interior but appears smaller on the outside, and is equipped with a "chameleon circuit" intended to make the machine take on the appearance of local objects as a disguise; due to a malfunction, the Doctor's TARDIS remains fixed as a blue British police box. Across time and space, the Doctor's many incarnations often find events that pique their curiosity and try to prevent evil forces from harming innocent people or changing history, using only ingenuity and minimal resources, such as the versatile sonic screwdriver. The Doctor rarely travels alone and often brings one or more companions to share these adventures. These companions are usually humans, owing to the Doctor's fascination with planet Earth, which also leads to frequent collaborations with the international military task force UNIT when the Earth is threatened. The Doctor is centuries old and, as a Time Lord, has the ability to regenerate in case of mortal damage to the body, taking on a new appearance and personality. The Doctor has gained numerous reoccurring enemies during their travels, including the Daleks, the Cybermen, and the Master, another renegade Time Lord. History Doctor Who first appeared on BBC TV at 17:16:20 GMT on Saturday, 23 November 1963; this was eighty seconds later than the scheduled programme time, due to the assassination of John F. Kennedy the previous day. [5] 6] It was to be a regular weekly programme, each episode 25 minutes of transmission length. Discussions and plans for the programme had been in progress for a year. The head of drama Sydney Newman was mainly responsible for developing the programme, with the first format document for the series being written by Newman along with the head of the script department (later head of serials) Donald Wilson and staff writer C. Webber. Writer Anthony Coburn, story editor David Whitaker and initial producer Verity Lambert also heavily contributed to the development of the series. [7] note 1] The programme was originally intended to appeal to a family audience [8] as an educational programme using time travel as a means to explore scientific ideas and famous moments in history. On 31 July 1963, Whitaker commissioned Terry Nation to write a story under the title The Mutants. As originally written, the Daleks and Thals were the victims of an alien neutron bomb attack but Nation later dropped the aliens and made the Daleks the aggressors. When the script was presented to Newman and Wilson it was immediately rejected as the programme was not permitted to contain any " bug-eyed monsters. According to producer Verity Lambert; We didn't have a lot of choice — we only had the Dalek serial to go. We had a bit of a crisis of confidence because Donald [Wilson] was so adamant that we shouldn't make it. Had we had anything else ready we would have made that. Nation's script became the second Doctor Who serial – The Daleks (also known as The Mutants. The serial introduced the eponymous aliens that would become the series' most popular monsters, and was responsible for the BBC's first merchandising boom. [9] The BBC drama department's serials division produced the programme for 26 seasons, broadcast on BBC 1. Falling viewing numbers, a decline in the public perception of the show and a less-prominent transmission slot saw production suspended in 1989 by Jonathan Powell, controller of BBC 1. [10] Although it was effectively cancelled with the decision not to commission a planned 27th season, which would have been broadcast in 1990, the BBC repeatedly affirmed, over several years, that the series would return. [11] While in-house production had ceased, the BBC hoped to find an independent production company to relaunch the show. Philip Segal, a British expatriate who worked for Columbia Pictures ' television arm in the United States, had approached the BBC about such a venture as early as July 1989, while the 26th season was still in production. [11] Segal's negotiations eventually led to a Doctor Who television film, broadcast on the Fox Network in 1996 as an international co-production between Fox, Universal Pictures, the BBC and BBC Worldwide. Although the film was successful in the UK (with 9. 1 million viewers) it was less so in the United States and did not lead to a series. [11] Licensed media such as novels and audio plays provided new stories, but as a television programme Doctor Who remained dormant until 2003. In September of that year, 12] BBC Television announced the in-house production of a new series after several years of attempts by BBC Worldwide to find backing for a feature film version. The executive producers of the new incarnation of the series were writer Russell T Davies and BBC Cymru Wales head of drama Julie Gardner. Doctor Who finally returned with the episode "Rose" on BBC One on 26 March 2005. [13] There have since been ten further series in 2006–2008, 2010–2015 and 2017–2018, and Christmas Day specials every year since 2005. No full series was broadcast in 2009, 14] although four additional specials starring David Tennant were made. Davies left the show in 2010 after the end of series 4 and the David Tennant specials were completed. Steven Moffat, a writer under Davies was announced as Davies' successor along with Matt Smith as the new doctor. [15] In January 2016, Moffat announced that he would step down after the 2017 finale, to be replaced by Chris Chibnall in 2018. [16] The tenth series debuted in April 2017, with a Christmas special preceding it in 2016. [17] The 2005 version of Doctor Who is a direct plot continuation of the original 1963–1989 series [note 2] and the 1996 telefilm. This is similar to the 1988 continuation of Mission Impossible, 18] but differs from most other series relaunches which have either been reboots (for example, Battlestar Galactica [19] and Bionic Woman) or set in the same universe as the original but in a different time period and with different characters (for example, Star Trek: The Next Generation and spin-offs. The programme has been sold to many other countries worldwide (see Viewership. Public consciousness It has been claimed that the transmission of the first episode was delayed by ten minutes due to extended news coverage of the assassination of US President John F. Kennedy the previous day; in fact it went out after a delay of eighty seconds. [20] The BBC believed that many viewers had missed this introduction to a new series due to the coverage of the assassination, as well as a series of power blackouts across the country, and they broadcast it again on 30 November 1963, just before episode two. [21] 22] The programme soon became a national institution in the United Kingdom, with a large following among the general viewing audience. [23] 24] Many renowned actors asked for or were offered guest-starring roles in various stories. [25] 26] 27] 28] With popularity came controversy over the show's suitability for children. Morality campaigner Mary Whitehouse repeatedly complained to the BBC in the 1970s over what she saw as the show's frightening and gory content. John Nathan-Turner produced the series during the 1980s and was heard to say that he looked forward to Whitehouse's comments, as the show's ratings would increase soon after she had made them. [29] The phrase " Hiding behind (or 'watching from behind' the sofa " entered British pop culture, signifying in humour the stereotypical early-series behaviour of children who wanted to avoid seeing frightening parts of a television programme while remaining in the room to watch the remainder of it. [30] The phrase retains this association with Doctor Who, to the point that in 1991 the Museum of the Moving Image in London named their exhibition celebrating the programme "Behind the Sofa. The electronic theme music too was perceived as eerie, novel, and frightening, at the time. A 2012 article placed this childhood juxtaposition of fear and thrill "at the center of many people's relationship with the show. 31] and a 2011 online vote at Digital Spy deemed the series the "scariest TV show of all time. 32] During Jon Pertwee 's second series as the Doctor, in the serial Terror of the Autons (1971) images of murderous plastic dolls, daffodils killing unsuspecting victims, and blank-featured policemen marked the apex of the show's ability to frighten children. [33] Other notable moments in that decade include a disembodied brain falling to the floor in The Brain of Morbius [34] and the Doctor apparently being drowned by a villain in The Deadly Assassin (both 1976. 35] The TARDIS prop used from 2010–2017. A BBC audience research survey conducted in 1972 found that, by their own definition of violence ( any act[s] which may cause physical and/or psychological injury, hurt or death to persons, animals or property, whether intentional or accidental" Doctor Who was the most violent of the drama programmes the corporation produced at the time. [36] The same report found that 3% of the surveyed audience regarded the show as "very unsuitable" for family viewing. [37] Responding to the findings of the survey in The Times newspaper, journalist Philip Howard maintained that, to compare the violence of Dr Who, sired by a horse-laugh out of a nightmare, with the more realistic violence of other television series, where actors who look like human beings bleed paint that looks like blood, is like comparing Monopoly with the property market in London: both are fantasies, but one is meant to be taken seriously. 36] The image of the TARDIS has become firmly linked to the show in the public's consciousness; BBC scriptwriter Anthony Coburn, who lived in the resort of Herne Bay, Kent, was one of the people who conceived the idea of a police box as a time machine. [38] In 1996, the BBC applied for a trade mark to use the TARDIS' blue police box design in merchandising associated with Doctor Who. [39] In 1998, the Metropolitan Police Authority filed an objection to the trade mark claim; but in 2002, the Patent Office ruled in favour of the BBC. [40] The programme's broad appeal attracts audiences of children and families as well as science fiction fans. [41] The 21st century revival of the programme has become the centrepiece of BBC One's Saturday schedule, and has "defined the channel. 42] Since its return, Doctor Who has consistently received high ratings, both in number of viewers and as measured by the Appreciation Index. [43] In 2007, Caitlin Moran, television reviewer for The Times, wrote that Doctor Who is "quintessential to being British. 3] Director Steven Spielberg has commented that "the world would be a poorer place without Doctor Who. 44] On 4 August 2013, a live programme titled Doctor Who Live: The Next Doctor [45] was broadcast on BBC One, during which the actor who was going to play the Twelfth Doctor was revealed. [46] The live show was watched by an average of 6. 27 million in the UK, and was also simulcast in the United States, Canada and Australia. [47] 48] Episodes Doctor Who originally ran for 26 seasons on BBC One, from 23 November 1963 until 6 December 1989. During the original run, each weekly episode formed part of a story (or "serial"  — usually of four to six parts in earlier years and three to four in later years. Some notable exceptions were: The Daleks' Master Plan, which aired twelve episodes (plus an earlier one-episode teaser, 49. Mission to the Unknown. featuring none of the regular cast [50. almost an entire season of seven-episode serials (season 7) the ten-episode serial The War Games; 51] and The Trial of a Time Lord, which ran for fourteen episodes (albeit divided into three production codes and four narrative segments) during season 23. [52] Occasionally serials were loosely connected by a story-line, such as season 8 focusing on the Doctor battling a rogue Time Lord called the Master, 53] 54] season 16 's quest for the Key to Time, 55] season 18 's journey through E-Space and the theme of entropy, 56] and season 20 's Black Guardian trilogy. [57] The programme was intended to be educational and for family viewing on the early Saturday evening schedule. [58] It initially alternated stories set in the past, which taught younger audience members about history, and with those in the future or outer space, focusing on science. [58] This was also reflected in the Doctor's original companions, one of whom was a science teacher and another a history teacher. [58] However, science fiction stories came to dominate the programme, and the history-orientated episodes, which were not popular with the production team, 58] were dropped after The Highlanders (1967. While the show continued to use historical settings, they were generally used as a backdrop for science fiction tales, with one exception: Black Orchid (1982) set in 1920s England. [59] The early stories were serialised in nature, with the narrative of one story flowing into the next, and each episode having its own title, although produced as distinct stories with their own production codes. [60] Following The Gunfighters (1966) however, each serial was given its own title, and the individual parts were simply assigned episode numbers. [60] Of the programme's many writers, Robert Holmes was the most prolific, 61] while Douglas Adams became the most well known outside Doctor Who itself, due to the popularity of his Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy works. [62] 63] The serial format changed for the 2005 revival, with a series usually consisting of thirteen 45-minute, self-contained episodes (60 minutes with adverts, on overseas commercial channels) and an extended 60-minute episode broadcast on Christmas Day. This system was shortened to twelve episodes and one Christmas special following the revival's eighth series, and ten episodes from the eleventh series. Each series includes both standalone and multiple episodic stories, linked with a loose story arc that is resolved in the series finale. As in the early "classic" era, each episode, whether standalone or part of a larger story, has its own title. Occasionally, regular-series episodes will exceed the 45-minute run time; notably, the episodes " Journey's End " from 2008 and " The Eleventh Hour " from 2010 exceeded an hour in length. 858 Doctor Who instalments have been televised since 1963, ranging between 25-minute episodes (the most common format for the classic era) 45/50-minute episodes (for Resurrection of the Daleks in the 1984 series, a single season in 1985, and the most common format for the revival era since 2005) two feature-length productions (1983's The Five Doctors and the 1996 television film) twelve Christmas specials (most of 60 minutes' duration, one of 72 minutes) and four additional specials ranging from 60 to 75 minutes in 2009, 2010 and 2013. Four mini-episodes, running about eight minutes each, were also produced for the 1993, 2005 and 2007 Children in Need charity appeals, while another mini-episode was produced in 2008 for a Doctor Who -themed edition of The Proms. The 1993 2-part story, entitled Dimensions in Time, was made in collaboration with the cast of the BBC soap-opera EastEnders and was filmed partly on the EastEnders set. A two-part mini-episode was also produced for the 2011 edition of Comic Relief. Starting with the 2009 special " Planet of the Dead. the series was filmed in 1080i for HDTV, 64] and broadcast simultaneously on BBC One and BBC HD. To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the show, a special 3D episode. The Day of the Doctor. was broadcast in 2013. [65] In March 2013, it was announced that Tennant and Piper would be returning, 66] and that the episode would have a limited cinematic release worldwide. [67] In April 2015, Steven Moffat confirmed that Doctor Who would run for at least another five years, extending the show until 2020. [68] In June 2017, it was announced that due to the terms of a deal between BBC Worldwide and SMG Pictures in China, the company has first right of refusal on the purchase for the Chinese market of future series of the programme until and including Series 15. [69] 70] Missing episodes Between about 1967 and 1978, large amounts of older material stored in the BBC's various video tape and film libraries were either destroyed, note 3] wiped, or suffered from poor storage which led to severe deterioration from broadcast quality. This included many old episodes of Doctor Who, mostly stories featuring the first two Doctors: William Hartnell and Patrick Troughton. In all, 97 of 253 episodes produced during the first six years of the programme are not held in the BBC's archives (most notably seasons 3, 4, 5, from which 79 episodes are missing. In 1972, almost all episodes then made were known to exist at the BBC, 71] while by 1978 the practice of wiping tapes and destroying "spare" film copies had been brought to a stop. [72] No 1960s episodes exist on their original videotapes (all surviving prints being film transfers) though some were transferred to film for editing before transmission, and exist in their broadcast form. [73] Some episodes have been returned to the BBC from the archives of other countries who bought prints for broadcast, or by private individuals who acquired them by various means. Early colour videotape recordings made off-air by fans have also been retrieved, as well as excerpts filmed from the television screen onto 8 mm cine film and clips that were shown on other programmes. Audio versions of all of the lost episodes exist from home viewers who made tape recordings of the show. Short clips from every story with the exception of Marco Polo (1964. Mission to the Unknown. 1965) and The Massacre of St Bartholomew's Eve (1966) also exist. In addition to these, there are off-screen photographs made by photographer John Cura, who was hired by various production personnel to document many of their programmes during the 1950s and 1960s, including Doctor Who. These have been used in fan reconstructions of the serials. These amateur reconstructions have been tolerated by the BBC, provided they are not sold for profit and are distributed as low-quality copies. [74] One of the most sought-after lost episodes is part four of the last William Hartnell serial, The Tenth Planet (1966) which ends with the First Doctor transforming into the Second. The only portion of this in existence, barring a few poor-quality silent 8 mm clips, is the few seconds of the regeneration scene, as it was shown on the children's magazine show Blue Peter. [75] With the approval of the BBC, efforts are now under way to restore as many of the episodes as possible from the extant material. "Official" reconstructions have also been released by the BBC on VHS, on MP3 CD-ROM, and as special features on DVD. The BBC, in conjunction with animation studio Cosgrove Hall, reconstructed the missing episodes 1 and 4 of The Invasion (1968) using remastered audio tracks and the comprehensive stage notes for the original filming, for the serial's DVD release in November 2006. The missing episodes of The Reign of Terror were animated by animation company Theta-Sigma, in collaboration with Big Finish, and became available for purchase in May 2013 through [76] Subsequent animations made in 2013 include The Tenth Planet, The Ice Warriors (1967) and The Moonbase (1967. In April 2006, Blue Peter launched a challenge to find missing Doctor Who episodes with the promise of a full-scale Dalek model as a reward. [77] In December 2011, it was announced that part 3 of Galaxy 4 (1965) and part 2 of The Underwater Menace (1967) had been returned to the BBC by a fan who had purchased them in the mid-1980s without realising that the BBC did not hold copies of them. [78] On 10 October 2013, the BBC announced that films of eleven episodes, including nine missing episodes, had been found in a Nigerian television relay station in Jos. [79] Six of the eleven films discovered were the six-part serial The Enemy of the World (1968) from which all but the third episode had been missing. [80] The remaining films were from another six-part serial, The Web of Fear (1968) and included the previously missing episodes 2, 4, 5, and 6. Episode 3 of The Web of Fear is still missing. [81] Characters The Doctor The Doctor portrayed by series leads in chronological order. Left to right from top row; William Hartnell, Patrick Troughton, Jon Pertwee, Tom Baker, Peter Davison, Colin Baker, Sylvester McCoy, Paul McGann, Christopher Eccleston, David Tennant, Matt Smith, Peter Capaldi and Jodie Whittaker. The Doctor was initially shrouded in mystery. In the programme's early days, the character was an eccentric alien traveller of great intelligence who battled injustice while exploring time and space in an unreliable time machine, the " TARDIS. an acronym for Time and Relative Dimension in Space) which notably appears much larger on the inside than on the outside (a quality referred to as "dimensional transcendentality. note 4] 82] The initially irascible and slightly sinister Doctor quickly mellowed into a more compassionate figure and was eventually revealed to be a Time Lord from the planet Gallifrey, which the Doctor fled by stealing the TARDIS. Changes of appearance Producers introduced the concept of regeneration to permit the recasting of the main character. This was prompted by the poor health of the original star, William Hartnell. The term "regeneration" was not conceived until the Doctor's third on-screen regeneration; Hartnell's Doctor merely described undergoing a "renewal" and the Second Doctor underwent a "change of appearance. 83] 84] The device has allowed for the recasting of the actor various times in the show's history, as well as the depiction of alternative Doctors either from the Doctor's relative past or future. [85] The serials The Deadly Assassin (1976) and Mawdryn Undead (1983) established that a Time Lord can only regenerate 12 times, for a total of 13 incarnations. This line became stuck in the public consciousness despite not often being repeated, and was recognised by producers of the show as a plot obstacle for when the show finally had to regenerate the Doctor a thirteenth time. [86] 87] The episode " The Time of the Doctor. 2013) depicted the Doctor acquiring a new cycle of regenerations, starting from the Twelfth Doctor, due to the Eleventh Doctor being the product of the Doctor's twelfth regeneration from his original set. [88] 89] Although the idea of casting a woman as the Doctor had been suggested by the show's writers several times, including by Newman in 1986 and Davies in 2008, until 2017, all official depictions were played by men. [90] 91] Jodie Whittaker took over the role as the Thirteenth Doctor at the end of the 2017 Christmas special, and is the first woman to be cast as the character. Whittaker had previously starred in television series such as Return to Cranford, Broadchurch alongside David Tennant ( Tenth Doctor) and the dystopian anthology Black Mirror. [92] The show introduced the Time Lords' ability to change gender on regeneration in earlier episodes, first in dialogue, then with Michelle Gomez 's version of The Master. Series lead Incarnation Tenure [note 5] William Hartnell First Doctor 1963–66 Patrick Troughton Second Doctor 1966–69 Jon Pertwee Third Doctor 1970–74 Tom Baker Fourth Doctor 1974–81 Peter Davison Fifth Doctor 1982–84 Colin Baker Sixth Doctor 1984–86 Sylvester McCoy Seventh Doctor 1987–89 Paul McGann Eighth Doctor 1996 Christopher Eccleston Ninth Doctor 2005 David Tennant Tenth Doctor 2005–10 Matt Smith Eleventh Doctor 2010–13 Peter Capaldi Twelfth Doctor 2014–17 Jodie Whittaker Thirteenth Doctor 2018–present In addition to those actors who have headlined the series, others have portrayed versions of the Doctor in guest roles. Notably, in 2013, John Hurt guest-starred as a hitherto unknown incarnation of the Doctor known as the War Doctor in the run-up to the show's 50th anniversary special " The Day of the Doctor. 93] He is shown in mini-episode " The Night of the Doctor " retroactively inserted into the show's fictional chronology between McGann and Eccleston's Doctors, although his introduction was written so as not to disturb the established numerical naming of the Doctors. [94] Another example is from the 1986 serial The Trial of a Time Lord, where Michael Jayston portrayed the Valeyard, who is described as an amalgamation of the darker sides of the Doctor's nature, somewhere between the twelfth and final incarnation. On rare occasions, other actors have stood in for the lead. In The Five Doctors, Richard Hurndall played the First Doctor due to William Hartnell's death in 1975; 34 years later David Bradley similarly replaced Hartnell in Twice Upon a Time. In Time and the Rani, Sylvester McCoy briefly played the Sixth Doctor during the regeneration sequence, carrying on as the Seventh. For more information, see the list of actors who have played the Doctor. In other media, the Doctor has been played by various other actors, including Peter Cushing in two films. The casting of a new Doctor has often inspired debate and speculation. Common topics of focus include the Doctor's gender (prior to the casting of Whittaker, all official incarnations were male) race (all Doctors were white prior to the casting of Jo Martin in " Fugitive of the Judoon. and age (the youngest actor to be cast is Smith at 26, and the oldest are Capaldi and Hartnell, both 55. 95] 96] 97] Meetings of different incarnations There have been instances of actors returning at later dates to reprise the role of their specific Doctor. In 1973's The Three Doctors, William Hartnell and Patrick Troughton returned alongside Jon Pertwee. For 1983's The Five Doctors, Troughton and Pertwee returned to star with Peter Davison, and Tom Baker appeared in previously unseen footage from the uncompleted Shada serial. For this episode, Richard Hurndall replaced William Hartnell. Patrick Troughton again returned in 1985's The Two Doctors with Colin Baker. In 2007, Peter Davison returned in the Children in Need short " Time Crash " alongside David Tennant. In " The Name of the Doctor. 2013) the Eleventh Doctor meets a previously unseen incarnation of himself, subsequently revealed to be the War Doctor. [93] In the following episode. The Day of the Doctor. David Tennant's Tenth Doctor appeared alongside Matt Smith as the Eleventh Doctor and John Hurt as the War Doctor, as well as brief footage from all of the previous actors. [98] Additionally, multiple incarnations of the Doctor have met in various audio dramas and novels based on the television show. In 2017, the First Doctor (this time portrayed by David Bradley) returned alongside Peter Capaldi in " The Doctor Falls " and " Twice Upon a Time. Revelations about the Doctor Throughout the programme's long history, there have been revelations about the Doctor that have raised additional questions. In The Brain of Morbius (1976) it was hinted that the First Doctor might not have been the first incarnation (although the other faces depicted might have been incarnations of the Time Lord Morbius. In subsequent stories the First Doctor was depicted as the earliest incarnation of the Doctor. In Mawdryn Undead (1983) the Fifth Doctor explicitly confirmed that he was then currently in his fifth incarnation. Later that same year, during 1983's 20th Anniversary special The Five Doctors, the First Doctor enquires as to the Fifth Doctor's regeneration; when the Fifth Doctor confirms "Fourth" the First Doctor excitedly replies "Goodness me. So there are five of me now. In 2010, the Eleventh Doctor similarly calls himself "the Eleventh" in " The Lodger. In the 2013 episode "The Time of the Doctor. the Eleventh Doctor clarified he was the product of the twelfth regeneration, due to a previous incarnation which he chose not to count and one other aborted regeneration. The name Eleventh is still used for this incarnation; the same episode depicts the prophesied "Fall of the Eleventh" which had been trailed throughout the series. During the Seventh Doctor's era, it was hinted that the Doctor was more than just an ordinary Time Lord. In the 1996 television film, the Eighth Doctor describes himself as being "half human. 99] The BBC's FAQ for the programme notes that "purists tend to disregard this. 100] instead focusing on his Gallifreyan heritage. The programme's first serial, An Unearthly Child, shows that the Doctor has a granddaughter, Susan Foreman. In the 1967 serial, Tomb of the Cybermen, when Victoria Waterfield doubts the Doctor can remember his family because of, being so ancient" the Doctor says that he can when he really wants to—"The rest of the time they sleep in my mind. The 2005 series reveals that the Ninth Doctor thought he was the last surviving Time Lord, and that his home planet had been destroyed; in " The Empty Child. 2005) Dr. Constantine states that, Before the war even began, I was a father and a grandfather. Now I am neither. The Doctor remarks in response, Yeah, I know the feeling. In " Smith and Jones. 2007) when asked if he had a brother, he replied, No, not any more. In both " Fear Her. 2006) and " The Doctor's Daughter. 2008) he states that he had, in the past, been a father. In " The Wedding of River Song. 2011) it is implied that the Doctor's true name is a secret that must never be revealed; this is explored further in " The Name of the Doctor. 2013) when River Song speaking his name allows the Great Intelligence to enter his tomb, and in "The Time of the Doctor" 2013) where speaking his true name becomes the signal by which the Time Lords would know they can safely return to the universe. Companions The companion figure – generally a human – has been a constant feature in Doctor Who since the programme's inception in 1963. One of the roles of the companion is to be a reminder for the Doctor's "moral duty. 101] The Doctor's first companions seen on screen were his granddaughter Susan Foreman ( Carole Ann Ford) and her teachers Barbara Wright ( Jacqueline Hill) and Ian Chesterton ( William Russell. These characters were intended to act as audience surrogates, through which the audience would discover information about the Doctor who was to act as a mysterious father figure. [101] The only story from the original series in which the Doctor travels alone is The Deadly Assassin (1976. Notable companions from the earlier series included Romana ( Mary Tamm and Lalla Ward) a Time Lady; Sarah Jane Smith ( Elisabeth Sladen) and Jo Grant ( Katy Manning. Dramatically, these characters provide a figure with whom the audience can identify, and serve to further the story by requesting exposition from the Doctor and manufacturing peril for the Doctor to resolve. The Doctor regularly gains new companions and loses old ones; sometimes they return home or find new causes — or loves — on worlds they have visited. Some have died during the course of the series. Companions are usually human, or humanoid aliens. Since the 2005 revival, the Doctor generally travels with a primary female companion, who occupies a larger narrative role. Steven Moffat described the companion as the main character of the show, as the story begins anew with each companion and she undergoes more change than the Doctor. [102] 103] The primary companions of the Ninth and Tenth Doctors were Rose Tyler ( Billie Piper) Martha Jones ( Freema Agyeman) and Donna Noble ( Catherine Tate) with Mickey Smith ( Noel Clarke) and Jack Harkness ( John Barrowman) recurring as secondary companion figures. [104] The Eleventh Doctor became the first to travel with a married couple, Amy Pond ( Karen Gillan) and Rory Williams ( Arthur Darvill) whilst out-of-sync meetings with River Song ( Alex Kingston) and Clara Oswald ( Jenna Coleman) provided ongoing story arcs. The tenth series introduced Pearl Mackie as Bill Potts [105] the Doctor's first openly-gay companion. Pearl Mackie said that the increased representation for LGBTQ people is important on a mainstream show. [106] Some companions have gone on to re-appear, either in the main series or in spin-offs. Sarah Jane Smith became the central character in The Sarah Jane Adventures (2007–11) following a return to Doctor Who in 2006. Guest stars in the series included former companions Jo Grant, K9, and Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart ( Nicholas Courtney. The character of Jack Harkness also served to launch a spin-off, Torchwood, 2006–2011) in which Martha Jones also appeared. Adversaries When Sydney Newman commissioned the series, he specifically did not want to perpetuate the cliché of the " bug-eyed monster " of science fiction. [107] However, monsters were popular with audiences and so became a staple of Doctor Who almost from the beginning. With the show's 2005 revival, executive producer Russell T Davies stated his intention to reintroduce classic icons of Doctor Who. [108] The Autons with the Nestene Consciousness and Daleks returned in series 1, Cybermen in series 2, the Macra and the Master in series 3, the Sontarans and Davros in series 4, and the Time Lords including Rassilon in the 2009–10 Specials. Davies' successor, Steven Moffat, has continued the trend by reviving the Silurians in series 5, Cybermats in series 6, the Great Intelligence and the Ice Warriors in Series 7, and Zygons in the 50th Anniversary Special. [109] Since its 2005 return, the series has also introduced new recurring aliens: Slitheen (Raxacoricofallapatorians) Ood, Judoon, Weeping Angels and the Silence. Besides infrequent appearances by enemies such as the Ice Warriors, Ogrons, the Rani, and Black Guardian, three adversaries have become particularly iconic: the Daleks, the Cybermen, and the Master. Daleks A Dalek at the Doctor Who Experience, Cardiff The Dalek race, which first appeared in the show's second serial in 1963, 110] are Doctor Who ' s oldest villains. The Daleks are Kaleds from the planet Skaro, mutated by the scientist Davros and housed in mechanical armour shells for mobility. The actual creatures resemble octopuses with large, pronounced brains. Their armour shells have a single eye-stalk, a sink-plunger-like device that serves the purpose of a hand, and a directed-energy weapon. Their main weakness is their eyestalk; attacks upon them using various weapons can blind a Dalek, making it go mad. Their chief role in the series plot, as they frequently remark in their instantly recognisable metallic voices, is to "exterminate" all non-Dalek beings. They even attack the Time Lords in the Time War, as shown during the 50th Anniversary of the show. They continue to be a recurring 'monster' within the Doctor Who franchise, their most recent appearance being the 2019 episodes " Resolution. Davros has also been a recurring figure since his debut in Genesis of the Daleks, although played by several different actors. The Daleks were created by writer Terry Nation (who intended them to be an allegory of the Nazis) 111] and BBC designer Raymond Cusick. [112] The Daleks' début in the programme's second serial, The Daleks (1963–64) made both the Daleks and Doctor Who very popular. A Dalek appeared on a postage stamp celebrating British popular culture in 1999, photographed by Lord Snowdon. In " Victory of the Daleks " a new set of Daleks were introduced that come in a range of colours; the colour denoting its role within the species. [113] Cybermen Cybermen were originally a wholly organic species of humanoids originating on Earth's twin planet Mondas that began to implant more and more artificial parts into their bodies. This led to the race becoming coldly logical and calculating cyborgs, with emotions usually only shown when naked aggression was called for. With the demise of Mondas, they acquired Telos as their new home planet. They continue to be a recurring 'monster' within the Doctor Who franchise. The 2006 series introduced a totally new variation of Cybermen. These Cybus Cybermen were created in a parallel universe by the mad inventor John Lumic; he was attempting to preserve the humans by transplanting their brains into powerful metal bodies, sending them orders using a mobile phone network and inhibiting their emotions with an electronic chip. The Master The Master is the Doctor's archenemy, a renegade Time Lord who desires to rule the universe. Conceived as " Professor Moriarty to the Doctor's Sherlock Holmes. 114] the character first appeared in 1971. As with the Doctor, the role has been portrayed by several actors, since the Master is a Time Lord as well and able to regenerate; the first of these actors was Roger Delgado, who continued in the role until his death in 1973. The Master was briefly played by Peter Pratt and Geoffrey Beevers until Anthony Ainley took over and continued to play the character until Doctor Who's hiatus in 1989. The Master returned in the 1996 television movie of Doctor Who, and was played by American actor Eric Roberts. Following the series revival in 2005, Derek Jacobi provided the character's re-introduction in the 2007 episode " Utopia. During that story, the role was then assumed by John Simm who returned to the role multiple times through the Tenth Doctor 's tenure. [115] As of the 2014 episode " Dark Water. it was revealed that the Master had become a female incarnation or "Time Lady" going by the name of "Missy" short for Mistress, the feminine equivalent of "Master. This incarnation is played by Michelle Gomez. John Simm returned in his role as the Master in the tenth series. [116] Music Theme music The Doctor Who theme music was one of the first electronic music signature tunes for television, and after more than a half century remains one of the most easily recognised. The original theme was composed by Ron Grainer and realised by Delia Derbyshire of the BBC Radiophonic Workshop, with assistance from Dick Mills and was released as a single on Decca F 11837 in 1964. The various parts were built up using musique concrète techniques, by creating tape loops of an individually struck piano string and individual test oscillators and filters. The Derbyshire arrangement served, with minor edits, as the theme tune up to the end of season 17 (1979–80. It is regarded as a significant and innovative piece of electronic music, recorded well before the availability of commercial synthesisers or multitrack mixers. Each note was individually created by cutting, splicing, speeding up and slowing down segments of analogue tape containing recordings of a single plucked string, white noise, and the simple harmonic waveforms of test-tone oscillators, intended for calibrating equipment and rooms, not creating music. New techniques were invented to allow mixing of the music, as this was before the era of multitrack tape machines. On hearing the finished result, Grainer asked, Jeez, Delia, did I write that. 117] Although Grainer was willing to give Derbyshire the co-composer credit, it was against BBC policy at the time. [118] 119] A different arrangement was recorded by Peter Howell for season 18 (1980) which was in turn replaced by Dominic Glynn 's arrangement for the season-long serial The Trial of a Time Lord in season 23 (1986. Keff McCulloch provided the new arrangement for the Seventh Doctor 's era which lasted from season 24 (1987) until the series' suspension in 1989. American composer John Debney created a new arrangement of Ron Grainer 's original theme for Doctor Who in 1996. For the return of the series in 2005, Murray Gold provided a new arrangement which featured samples from the 1963 original with further elements added; in the 2005 Christmas episode " The Christmas Invasion. A new arrangement of the theme, once again by Gold, was introduced in the 2007 Christmas special episode. Voyage of the Damned. Gold returned as composer for the 2010 series. [120] He was responsible for a new version of the theme which was reported to have had a hostile reception from some viewers. [121] In 2011, the theme tune charted at number 228 of radio station Classic FM's Hall of Fame, a survey of classical music tastes. A revised version of Gold's 2010 arrangement had its debut over the opening titles of the 2012 Christmas special " The Snowmen. and a further revision of the arrangement was made for the 50th Anniversary special " The Day of the Doctor " in November 2013. [122] Versions of the "Doctor Who Theme" have also been released as pop music over the years. In the early 1970s, Jon Pertwee, who had played the Third Doctor, recorded a version of the Doctor Who theme with spoken lyrics, titled, Who Is the Doctor. note 6] In 1978 a disco version of the theme was released in the UK, Denmark and Australia by the group Mankind, which reached number 24 in the UK charts. In 1988 the band The Justified Ancients of Mu Mu (later known as The KLF) released the single " Doctorin' the Tardis " under the name The Timelords, which reached No. 1 in the UK and No. 2 in Australia; this version incorporated several other songs, including "Rock and Roll Part 2" by Gary Glitter (who recorded vocals for some of the CD-single remix versions of "Doctorin' the Tardis. 123] Others who have covered or reinterpreted the theme include Orbital, 123] Pink Floyd, 123] the Australian string ensemble Fourplay, New Zealand punk band Blam Blam Blam, The Pogues, Thin Lizzy, Dub Syndicate, and the comedians Bill Bailey and Mitch Benn. Both the theme and obsessive fans were satirised on The Chaser's War on Everything. The theme tune has also appeared on many compilation CDs, and has made its way into mobile-phone ringtones. Fans have also produced and distributed their own remixes of the theme. In January 2011 the Mankind version was released as a digital download on the album Gallifrey And Beyond. On 26 June 2018, producer Chris Chibnall announced that the musical score for series 11 would be provided by Royal Birmingham Conservatoire alumnus Segun Akinola. [124] Incidental music Most of the innovative incidental music for Doctor Who has been specially commissioned from freelance composers, although in the early years some episodes also used stock music, as well as occasional excerpts from original recordings or cover versions of songs by popular music acts such as The Beatles and The Beach Boys. Since its 2005 return, the series has featured occasional use of excerpts of pop music from the 1970s to the 2000s. The incidental music for the first Doctor Who adventure, An Unearthly Child, was written by Norman Kay. Many of the stories of the William Hartnell period were scored by electronic music pioneer Tristram Cary, whose Doctor Who credits include The Daleks, Marco Polo, The Daleks' Master Plan, The Gunfighters and The Mutants. Other composers in this early period included Richard Rodney Bennett, Carey Blyton and Geoffrey Burgon. The most frequent musical contributor during the first 15 years was Dudley Simpson, who is also well known for his theme and incidental music for Blake's 7, and for his haunting theme music and score for the original 1970s version of The Tomorrow People. Simpson's first Doctor Who score was Planet of Giants (1964) and he went on to write music for many adventures of the 1960s and 1970s, including most of the stories of the Jon Pertwee/Tom Baker periods, ending with The Horns of Nimon (1979. He also made a cameo appearance in The Talons of Weng-Chiang (as a Music hall conductor. In 1980 starting with the serial The Leisure Hive the task of creating incidental music was assigned to the Radiophonic Workshop. Paddy Kingsland and Peter Howell contributed many scores in this period and other contributors included Roger Limb, Malcolm Clarke and Jonathan Gibbs. The Radiophonic Workshop was dropped after 1986's The Trial of a Time Lord series, and Keff McCulloch took over as the series' main composer until the end of its run, with Dominic Glynn and Mark Ayres also contributing scores. From the 2005 revival to the 2017 Christmas episode " Twice Upon a Time. 125] all incidental music for the series was composed by Murray Gold and Ben Foster, and has been performed by the BBC National Orchestra of Wales from the 2005 Christmas episode " The Christmas Invasion " onwards. A concert featuring the orchestra performing music from the first two series took place on 19 November 2006 to raise money for Children in Need. David Tennant hosted the event, introducing the different sections of the concert. Murray Gold and Russell T Davies answered questions during the interval and Daleks and Cybermen appeared whilst music from their stories was played. The concert aired on BBCi on Christmas Day 2006. A Doctor Who Prom was celebrated on 27 July 2008 in the Royal Albert Hall as part of the annual BBC Proms. The BBC Philharmonic and the London Philharmonic Choir performed Murray Gold's compositions for the series, conducted by Ben Foster, as well as a selection of classics based on the theme of space and time. The event was presented by Freema Agyeman and guest-presented by various other stars of the show with numerous monsters participating in the proceedings. It also featured the specially filmed mini-episode " Music of the Spheres. written by Russell T Davies and starring David Tennant. [126] On 26 June 2018, producer Chris Chibnall announced that the musical score for the eleventh series would be provided by Royal Birmingham Conservatoire alumnus Segun Akinola. [124] Six soundtrack releases have been released since 2005. The first featured tracks from the first two series, 127] the second and third featured music from the third and fourth series respectively. The fourth was released on 4 October 2010 as a two disc special edition and contained music from the 2008–2010 specials ( The Next Doctor to " End of Time Part 2. 128] 129] The soundtrack for Series 5 was released on 8 November 2010. [130] In February 2011, a soundtrack was released for the 2010 Christmas special: A Christmas Carol. 131] and in December 2011 the soundtrack for Series 6 was released, both by Silva Screen Records. [132] In 2013, a 50th-anniversary boxed set of audio CDs was released featuring music and sound effects from Doctor Who's 50-year history. The celebration continued in 2016 with the release of Doctor Who: The 50th Anniversary Collection Four LP Box Set by New York City-based Spacelab9. The company pressed 1, 000 copies of the set on "Metallic Silver" vinyl, dubbed the "Cyberman Edition. 133] Viewership United Kingdom The image of the TARDIS is iconic in British popular culture. Premiering the day after the assassination of John F. Kennedy, the first episode of Doctor Who was repeated with the second episode the following week. Doctor Who has always appeared initially on the BBC's mainstream BBC One channel, where it is regarded as a family show, drawing audiences of many millions of viewers; episodes were also repeated on BBC Three, before its transition to an online-only channel. The programme's popularity has waxed and waned over the decades, with three notable periods of high ratings. [134] The first of these was the " Dalekmania " period (circa 1964–1965) when the popularity of the Daleks regularly brought Doctor Who ratings of between 9 and 14 million, even for stories which did not feature them. [134] The second was the mid to late 1970s, when Tom Baker occasionally drew audiences of over 12 million. [134] An audience survey during the 1970s revealed that at the time 60% of the viewership were adults. citation needed] During the ITV network strike of 1979, viewership peaked at 16 million. citation needed] Figures remained respectable into the 1980s, but fell noticeably after the programme's 23rd series was postponed in 1985 and the show was off the air for 18 months. At the time of Season 19's broadcast in 1982 the show was being watched by a global audience of 98 million, 88 million in 38 foreign countries, and an average of ten million in the United Kingdom. citation needed] Its late 1980s performance of three to five million viewers was seen as poor at the time and was, according to the BBC Board of Control, a leading cause of the programme's 1989 suspension. Some fans considered this disingenuous, since the programme was scheduled against the soap opera Coronation Street, the most popular show at the time. [135] 136] During Tennant's run (the third notable period of high ratings) the show had consistently high viewership; with the Christmas specials regularly attracting over 10 million. [134] The BBC One broadcast of " Rose. the first episode of the 2005 revival, drew an average audience of 10. 81 million, third highest for BBC One that week and seventh across all channels. [134] 137] 138] The current revival also garners the highest audience Appreciation Index of any drama on television. [139] International Map of countries that have or currently broadcast Doctor Who in either its current or classic incarnation (map correct as of October 2014) Doctor Who has been broadcast internationally outside of the United Kingdom since 1964, a year after the show first aired. As of 1 January 2013, the modern series has been or is currently broadcast weekly in more than 50 countries. citation needed] Doctor Who is one of the five top-grossing titles for BBC Worldwide, the BBC's commercial arm. [140] BBC Worldwide CEO John Smith has said that Doctor Who is one of a small number of "Superbrands" which Worldwide will promote heavily. [141] Only four episodes have ever had their premiere showings on channels other than BBC One. The 1983 20th anniversary special The Five Doctors had its début on 23 November (the actual date of the anniversary) on a number of PBS stations two days prior to its BBC One broadcast. The 1988 story Silver Nemesis was broadcast with all three episodes airing back to back on TVNZ in New Zealand in November, after the first episode had been shown in the UK but before the final two instalments had aired there. Finally, the 1996 television film premiered on 12 May 1996 on CITV in Edmonton, Canada, 15 days before the BBC One showing, and two days before it aired on Fox in the United States. citation needed] Oceania New Zealand was the first country outside the United Kingdom to screen Doctor Who, beginning in September 1964, and continued to screen the series for many years, including the new series from 2005. citation needed] In 2018, the series is aired on Fridays on TVNZ 2, and on TVNZ On Demand on the same episode as the UK. [142] In Australia, the show has had a strong fan base since its inception, having been exclusively first run by the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) since January 1965. (See Doctor Who in Australia) The ABC has periodically repeated episodes; of note were the weekly screenings of all available classic episodes starting in 2003, for the show's 40th anniversary, and the weekdaily screenings of all available revived episodes in 2013 for the show's 50th anniversary. The ABC broadcasts the modern series first run on ABC1 and ABC ME, with repeats on ABC2. The ABC also provided partial funding for the 20th anniversary special The Five Doctors in 1983. citation needed] Americas The series also has a fan base in the United States, where it was shown in syndication from the 1970s to the 1990s, particularly on PBS stations. [143] TVOntario picked up the show in 1976 beginning with The Three Doctors and aired each series (several years late) through to series 24 in 1991. From 1979 to 1981, TVO airings were bookended by science-fiction writer Judith Merril who introduced the episode and then, after the episode concluded, tried to place it in an educational context in keeping with TVO's status as an educational channel. Its airing of The Talons of Weng-Chiang was cancelled as a result of accusations that the story was racist; the story was later broadcast in the 1990s on cable station YTV. CBC began showing the series again in 2005. The series moved to the Canadian cable channel Space in 2009. citation needed] For the Canadian broadcast, Christopher Eccleston recorded special video introductions for each episode (including a trivia question as part of a viewer contest) and excerpts from the Doctor Who Confidential documentary were played over the closing credits; for the broadcast of " The Christmas Invasion " on 26 December 2005, Billie Piper recorded a special video introduction. CBC began airing series two on 9 October 2006 at 20:00 E/P (20:30 in Newfoundland and Labrador) shortly after that day's CFL double header on Thanksgiving in most of the country. citation needed] Series three began broadcasting on CBC on 18 June 2007 followed by the second Christmas special. The Runaway Bride " at midnight, 144] and the Sci Fi Channel began on 6 July 2007 starting with the second Christmas special at 8:00 pm E/P followed by the first episode. [145] Series four aired in the United States on the Sci Fi Channel (now known as Syfy) beginning in April 2008. [146] It aired on CBC beginning 19 September 2008, although the CBC did not air the Voyage of the Damned special. [147] The Canadian cable network Space (now known as CTV Sci-Fi Channel) broadcast "The Next Doctor" in March 2009) and all subsequent series and specials. [148] Asia Series 1 through 3 of Doctor Who were broadcast on various NHK channels from 2006 to 2008 with Japanese subtitles. [149] Beginning in 2 August 2009, upon the launch of Disney XD in Japan, the series has been broadcast with Japanese dubbing. [150] Home media This section needs to be updated. Please update this article to reflect recent events or newly available information. June 2018) A wide selection of serials are available from BBC Video on DVD, on sale in the United Kingdom, Australia, Canada and the United States. Every fully extant serial has been released on VHS, and BBC Worldwide continues to regularly release serials on DVD. The 2005 series is also available in its entirety on UMD for the PlayStation Portable. Eight original series serials have been released on Laserdisc [151] and many have also been released on Betamax tape and Video 2000. One episode of Doctor Who ( The Infinite Quest) was released on VCD. Only the series from 2005 onwards are also available on Blu-ray, except for the 1970 story Spearhead from Space, released in July 2013 and the 1996 TV film Doctor Who released in September 2016. [152] Many early releases have been re-released as special editions, with more bonus features. citation needed] Adaptations and other appearances Dr. Who films There are two Dr. Who [ sic] feature films: Dr. Who and the Daleks, released in 1965 and Daleks' Invasion Earth 2150 A. D. in 1966. Both are retellings of existing television stories (specifically, the first two Dalek serials, The Daleks and The Dalek Invasion of Earth respectively) with a larger budget and alterations to the series concept. In these films, Peter Cushing plays a human scientist [153] named "Dr. Who" who travels with his granddaughter, niece and other companions in a time machine he has invented. The Cushing version of the character reappears in both comic strips and a short story, the latter attempting to reconcile the film continuity with that of the series. In addition, several planned films were proposed, including a sequel, The Chase, loosely based on the original series story, for the Cushing Doctor, plus many attempted television movie and big screen productions to revive the original Doctor Who, after the original series was cancelled. Paul McGann starred in the only television film as the eighth incarnation of the Doctor. After the film, he continued the role in audio books and was confirmed as the eighth incarnation through flashback footage and a mini episode in the 2005 revival, effectively linking the two series and the television movie. In 2011, David Yates announced that he had started work with the BBC on a Doctor Who film, a project that would take three or more years to complete. Yates indicated that the film would take a different approach to Doctor Who, 154] although then Doctor Who showrunner Steven Moffat stated later that any such film would not be a reboot of the series and a film should be made by the BBC team and star the current TV Doctor. [155] 156] Spin-offs Doctor Who has appeared on stage numerous times. In the early 1970s, Trevor Martin played the role in Doctor Who and the Daleks in the Seven Keys to Doomsday. In the late 1980s, Jon Pertwee and Colin Baker both played the Doctor at different times during the run of a play titled Doctor Who – The Ultimate Adventure. For two performances, while Pertwee was ill, David Banks (better known for playing Cybermen) played the Doctor. Other original plays have been staged as amateur productions, with other actors playing the Doctor, while Terry Nation wrote The Curse of the Daleks, a stage play mounted in the late 1960s, but without the Doctor. A pilot episode. A Girl's Best Friend. for a potential spinoff series, K-9 and Company, was aired in 1981 with Elisabeth Sladen reprising her role as companion Sarah Jane Smith and John Leeson as the voice of K9, but was not picked up as a regular series. Concept art for an animated Doctor Who series was produced by animation company Nelvana in the 1980s, but the series was not produced. [157] Following the success of the 2005 series produced by Russell T Davies, the BBC commissioned Davies to produce a 13-part spin-off series titled Torchwood (an anagram of "Doctor Who. set in modern-day Cardiff and investigating alien activities and crime. The series debuted on BBC Three on 22 October 2006. [158] John Barrowman reprised his role of Jack Harkness from the 2005 series of Doctor Who. [159] Two other actresses who appeared in Doctor Who also star in the series; Eve Myles as Gwen Cooper, who also played the similarly named servant girl Gwyneth in the 2005 Doctor Who episode " The Unquiet Dead. 160] and Naoko Mori who reprised her role as Toshiko Sato first seen in " Aliens of London. A second series of Torchwood aired in 2008; for three episodes, the cast was joined by Freema Agyeman reprising her Doctor Who role of Martha Jones. A third series was broadcast from 6 to 10 July 2009, and consisted of a single five-part story called Children of Earth which was set largely in London. A fourth series, Torchwood: Miracle Day jointly produced by BBC Wales, BBC Worldwide and the American entertainment company Starz debuted in 2011. The series was predominantly set in the United States, though Wales remained part of the show's setting. The Sarah Jane Adventures, starring Elisabeth Sladen who reprised her role as investigative journalist Sarah Jane Smith, was developed by CBBC; a special aired on New Year's Day 2007 and a full series began on 24 September 2007. [161] A second series followed in 2008, notable for (as noted above) featuring the return of Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart. A third in 2009 featured a crossover appearance from the main show by David Tennant as the Tenth Doctor. In 2010, a further such appearance featured Matt Smith as the Eleventh Doctor alongside former companion actress Katy Manning reprising her role as Jo Grant. A final, three-story fifth series was transmitted in autumn 2011 – uncompleted due to the death of Elisabeth Sladen in early 2011. An animated serial, The Infinite Quest, aired alongside the 2007 series of Doctor Who as part of the children's television series Totally Doctor Who. The serial featured the voices of series regulars David Tennant and Freema Agyeman but is not considered part of the 2007 series. [162] A second animated serial, Dreamland, aired in six parts on the BBC Red Button service, and the official Doctor Who website in 2009. [163] Class, featuring students of Coal Hill School, was first aired on-line on BBC Three from 22 October 2016, as a series of eight 45 minute episodes, written by Patrick Ness. [164] 165] Peter Capaldi as the Twelfth Doctor appears in the show's first episode. [166] The series was picked up by BBC America on 8 January 2016 and by BBC One a day later. [167] On 7 September 2017, BBC Three controller Damian Kavanagh confirmed that the series had officially been cancelled. [168] Numerous other spin-off series have been created not by the BBC but by the respective owners of the characters and concepts. Such spin-offs include the novel and audio drama series Faction Paradox, Iris Wildthyme and Bernice Summerfield; as well as the made-for-video series P. R. O. B. the Australian-produced television series K-9, which aired a 26-episode first season on Disney XD; 169] and the audio spin-off Counter-Measures. [170] Aftershows When the revived series of Doctor Who was brought back, an aftershow series was created by the BBC, titled Doctor Who Confidential. There have been three aftershow series created, with the latest one titled Doctor Who: The Fan Show, which began airing from the tenth series. Each series follows behind-the-scenes footage on the making of Doctor Who through clips and interviews with the cast, production crew and other people, including those who have participated in the television series in some manner. Each episode deals with a different topic, and in most cases refers to the Doctor Who episode that preceded it. Series First aired Last aired Narrator / Presenter Doctor Who Confidential 87 26 March 2005 1 October 2011 David Tennant (2005) Simon Pegg (2005) Mark Gatiss (2005–06) Anthony Head (2006–10) Noel Clarke (2009) Alex Price (2010) Russell Tovey (2010–11) Doctor Who Extra 90 23 August 2014 5 December 2015 Matt Botten Rufus Hound Matt Lucas Charity Wakefield Doctor Who: The Fan Show 166 8 May 2015 3 August 2018 Christel Dee (main host) Luke Spillane (co-host) Doctor Who: Access All Areas 10 13 October 2018 13 December 2018 Yinka Bokinni Charity episodes In 1983, coinciding with the series' 20th anniversary, The Five Doctors was shown as part of the annual BBC Children in Need Appeal, however it was not a charity-based production, simply scheduled within the line-up of Friday 25 November 1983. This was the programme's very first co-production with Australian broadcaster ABC. [171] Featuring three of the first five Doctors, a new actor to replace the deceased William Hartnell, and unused footage to represent Tom Baker. [172] This was a full-length, 90-minute film, the longest single episode of Doctor Who produced to date (the television movie ran slightly longer on broadcast where it included commercial breaks. 173. citation needed] In 1993, for the franchise's 30th anniversary, another charity special, titled Dimensions in Time was produced for Children in Need, featuring all of the surviving actors who played the Doctor and a number of previous companions. It also featured a crossover with the soap opera EastEnders, the action taking place in the latter's Albert Square location and around Greenwich. The special was one of several special 3D programmes the BBC produced at the time, using a 3D system that made use of the Pulfrich effect requiring glasses with one darkened lens; the picture would look normal to those viewers who watched without the glasses. In 1999, another special, Doctor Who and the Curse of Fatal Death, was made for Comic Relief and later released on VHS. An affectionate parody of the television series, it was split into four segments, mimicking the traditional serial format, complete with cliffhangers, and running down the same corridor several times when being chased (the version released on video was split into only two episodes. In the story, the Doctor ( Rowan Atkinson) encounters both the Master ( Jonathan Pryce) and the Daleks. During the special the Doctor is forced to regenerate several times, with his subsequent incarnations played by, in order, Richard E. Grant, Jim Broadbent, Hugh Grant and Joanna Lumley. The script was written by Steven Moffat, later to be head writer and executive producer to the revived series. [174] Since the return of Doctor Who in 2005, the franchise has produced two original "mini-episodes" to support Children in Need. The first, aired in November 2005, was an untitled seven-minute scene which introduced David Tennant as the Tenth Doctor. It was followed in November 2007 by " Time Crash. a 7-minute scene which featured the Tenth Doctor meeting the Fifth Doctor Peter Davison. A set of two mini-episodes, titled "Space" and "Time" respectively, were produced to support Comic Relief. They were aired during the Comic Relief 2011 event. [175] During 2011 Children in Need, an exclusively filmed segment showed the Doctor addressing the viewer, attempting to persuade them to purchase items of his clothing, which were going up for auction for Children in Need. The 2012 edition of CiN featured the mini-episode The Great Detective. Spoofs and cultural references Doctor Who has been satirised and spoofed on many occasions by comedians including Spike Milligan (a Dalek invades his bathroom — Milligan, naked, hurls a soap sponge at it) and Lenny Henry. Jon Culshaw frequently impersonates the Fourth Doctor in the BBC Dead Ringers series. [176] Doctor Who fandom has also been lampooned on programs such as Saturday Night Live, The Chaser's War on Everything, Mystery Science Theater 3000, Family Guy, American Dad! Futurama, South Park, Community as Inspector Spacetime, The Simpsons and The Big Bang Theory. As part of the 50th anniversary programmes, former Fifth Doctor Peter Davison directed, wrote and co-starred in the parody The Five(ish) Doctors Reboot, which also starred two other former Doctors, Colin Baker and Sylvester McCoy, and cameo appearances from cast and crew involved in the programme, including showrunner Steven Moffat and Doctors Paul McGann, David Tennant and Matt Smith. [177] The Doctor in his fourth incarnation has been represented on several episodes of The Simpsons [178] and Matt Groening 's other animated series Futurama. [179] 180] There have also been many references to Doctor Who in popular culture and other science fiction, including Star Trek: The Next Generation. The Neutral Zone. 181] and Leverage. In the Channel 4 series Queer as Folk (created by later Doctor Who executive producer Russell T. Davies) the character of Vince was portrayed as an avid Doctor Who fan, with references appearing many times throughout in the form of clips from the programme. In a similar manner, the character of Oliver on Coupling (created and written by current show runner Steven Moffat) is portrayed as a Doctor Who collector and enthusiast. References to Doctor Who have also appeared in the young adult fantasy novels Brisingr [182] and High Wizardry, 183] the video game Rock Band, 184] the Adult Swim comedy show Robot Chicken, the Family Guy episodes " Blue Harvest " and " 420. and the game RuneScape. It has also be referenced in Destroy All Humans! 2, by civilians in the game's variation of England, 185] and multiple times throughout the Ace Attorney series. [186] Doctor Who has been a reference in several political cartoons, from a 1964 cartoon in the Daily Mail depicting Charles de Gaulle as a Dalek [187] to a 2008 edition of This Modern World by Tom Tomorrow in which the Tenth Doctor informs an incredulous character from 2003 that the Democratic Party will nominate an African-American as its presidential candidate. [188] The word "TARDIS" is an entry in the Shorter Oxford English Dictionary [189] and the iOS dictionary. Museums and exhibitions There have been various exhibitions of Doctor Who in the United Kingdom, including the now closed exhibitions at: Land's End ( Cornwall) Blackpool Llangollen Kelvingrove Museum, Glasgow Coventry Transport Museum, Coventry Centre for Life, Newcastle upon Tyne Melbourne, Australia (only international DW concert to be performed) Kensington Olympia Two, London Longleat, which ran for 30 years. [190] Cardiff (the city where the series is filmed. 191] The exhibition closed down on the 9th of September 2017 Merchandise Since its beginnings, Doctor Who has generated hundreds of products related to the show, from toys and games to collectible picture cards and postage stamps. These include board games, card games, gamebooks, computer games, roleplaying games, action figures and a pinball game. Many games have been released that feature the Daleks, including Dalek computer games. Audios The earliest Doctor Who -related audio release was a 21-minute narrated abridgement of the First Doctor television story The Chase released in 1966. Ten years later, the first original Doctor Who audio was released on LP record; Doctor Who and the Pescatons featuring the Fourth Doctor. The first commercially available audiobook was an abridged reading of the Fourth Doctor story State of Decay in 1981. In 1988, during a hiatus in the television show, Slipback, the first radio drama, was transmitted. Since 1999, Big Finish Productions has released several different series of Doctor Who audios on CD. The earliest of these featured the Fifth, Sixth and Seventh Doctors, with Paul McGann's Eight Doctor joining the line in 2001. Tom Baker's Fourth Doctor began appearing for Big Finish in 2012. Along with the main range, adventures of the First, Second and Third Doctors have been produced in both limited cast and full cast formats, as well as audiobooks. The 2013 series Destiny of the Doctor, produced as part of the series' 50th Anniversary celebrations, marked the first time Big Finish created stories (in this case audiobooks) featuring the Doctors from the revived show. Along with this, in May 2016 the Tenth Doctor, David Tennant, appeared alongside Catherine Tate in a collection of three audio adventures. In addition to these main lines, both the BBC and Big Finish have produced original audio dramas and audiobooks based on spin-off material, such as Torchwood and The Sarah Jane Adventures series. Books Doctor Who books have been published from the mid-sixties through to the present day. From 1965 to 1991 the books published were primarily novelised adaptations of broadcast episodes; beginning in 1991 an extensive line of original fiction was launched, the Virgin New Adventures and Virgin Missing Adventures. Since the relaunch of the programme in 2005, a new range of novels have been published by BBC Books. Numerous non-fiction books about the series, including guidebooks and critical studies, have also been published, and a dedicated Doctor Who Magazine with newsstand circulation has been published regularly since 1979. This is published by Panini, as is the Doctor Who Adventures magazine for younger fans. See also: List of Doctor Who novelisations List of Doctor Who anthologies (2009–present) Eighth Doctor Adventures Past Doctor Adventures New Series Adventures Video games Numerous Doctor Who video games have been created from the mid-80s through to the present day. One of the recent ones is a match-3 game released in November 2013 for iOS, Android, Amazon App Store and Facebook called Doctor Who: Legacy. It has been constantly updated since its release and features all of the Doctors as playable characters as well as over 100 companions. [192] Another video game instalment is LEGO Dimensions – in which Doctor Who is one of the many "Level Packs" in the game. At the moment, the pack contains the Twelfth Doctor (who can reincarnate into the others) K9, the TARDIS and a Victorian London adventure level area. The game and pack released in November 2015. Another recent game is called Doctor Who Infinity, which was released on Steam on 7 August 2018. [193] It was nominated for "Best Start-up" at The Independent Game Developers' Association Awards 2018. [194] 195] Chronology and canonicity Since the creation of the Doctor Who character by BBC Television in the early 1960s, a myriad of stories have been published about Doctor Who, in different media: apart from the actual television episodes that continue to be produced by the BBC, there have also been novels, comics, short stories, audio books, radio plays, interactive video games, game books, webcasts, DVD extras, and stage performances. The BBC takes no position on the canonicity of any of such stories, and producers of the show have expressed distaste for the idea of canonicity. [196] Awards The show has received recognition as one of Britain's finest television programmes, winning the 2006 British Academy Television Award for Best Drama Series and five consecutive (2005–2010) awards at the National Television Awards during Russell T Davies ' tenure as executive producer. [197] 198] In 2011, Matt Smith became the first Doctor to be nominated for a BAFTA Television Award for Best Actor and in 2016, Michelle Gomez became the first female to receive a BAFTA nomination for the series, getting a Best Supporting Actress nomination for her work as Missy. In 2013, the Peabody Awards honoured Doctor Who with an Institutional Peabody "for evolving with technology and the times like nothing else in the known television universe. 199] The programme is listed in Guinness World Records as the longest-running science fiction television show in the world, 200] the "most successful" science fiction series of all time—based on its overall broadcast ratings, DVD and book sales, and iTunes traffic— [201] and for the largest ever simulcast of a TV drama with its 50th anniversary special. [202] During its original run, it was recognised for its imaginative stories, creative low-budget special effects, and pioneering use of electronic music (originally produced by the BBC Radiophonic Workshop. In 1975, Season 11 of the series won a Writers' Guild of Great Britain award for Best Writing in a Children's Serial. In 1996, BBC television held the "Auntie Awards" as the culmination of their "TV60" series, celebrating 60 years of BBC television broadcasting, where Doctor Who was voted as the "Best Popular Drama" the corporation had ever produced, ahead of such ratings heavyweights as EastEnders and Casualty. [203] In 2000, Doctor Who was ranked third in a list of the 100 Greatest British Television Programmes of the 20th century, produced by the British Film Institute and voted on by industry professionals. [204] In 2005, the series came first in a survey by SFX magazine of "The Greatest UK Science Fiction and Fantasy Television Series Ever. Also, in the 100 Greatest Kids' TV shows (a Channel 4 countdown in 2001) the 1963–1989 run was placed at number eight. The revived series has received recognition from critics and the public, across various awards ceremonies. It won five BAFTA TV Awards, including Best Drama Series, the highest-profile and most prestigious British television award for which the series has ever been nominated. [205] It was very popular at the BAFTA Cymru Awards, with 25 wins overall including Best Drama Series (twice) Best Screenplay/Screenwriter (thrice) and Best Actor. [206] It was also nominated for 7 Saturn Awards, winning the only Best International Series in the ceremony's history. In 2009, Doctor Who was voted the 3rd greatest show of the 2000s by Channel 4, behind Top Gear and The Apprentice. The episode " Vincent and the Doctor " was shortlisted for a Mind Award at the 2010 Mind Mental Health Media Awards for its "touching" portrayal of Vincent van Gogh. [207] It has won the Short Form of the Hugo Award for Best Dramatic Presentation, the oldest science fiction/fantasy award for films and series, six times since 2006. The winning episodes were " The Empty Child. The Doctor Dances. 2006. The Girl in the Fireplace. 2007. Blink. 2008. The Waters of Mars. 2010. The Pandorica Opens. The Big Bang. 2011) and " The Doctor's Wife. 2012. 208] 209] 210] 211] The 2016 Christmas special " The Return of Doctor Mysterio " is also a finalists for the 2017 Hugo Awards. [212] Doctor Who star Matt Smith won Best Actor in the 2012 National Television awards alongside Karen Gillan who won Best Actress. Doctor Who has been nominated for over 200 awards and has won over a hundred of them. In 2004 and 2007, Doctor Who was ranked #18 and #22 on TV Guide 's Top Cult Shows Ever. [213] 214] In 2013, TV Guide ranked it as the #6 sci-fi show. 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Liverpool University Press. This analysis is framed specifically by the Freudian notion of the uncanny, and suggests that Moffat's work on Doctor Who confronts unconscious perceptions, repressed fears and death itself through storytelling techniques which attempt to connect directly with the audience by deconstructing the distance between material reality and the series's fantasy space. See also Time travel in fiction Doctor Who in Australia List of Doctor Who episodes (1963–1989) List of Doctor Who episodes (2005–present) List of Doctor Who Christmas specials List of Doctor Who universe creatures and aliens Doctor Who in popular culture Notes ^ Newman is often given sole creator credit for the series. 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