- Starring: Colin Baker, Anneke Wills, Frazer Hines
"My name is William Hartnell, and as Doctor Who, I make my debut on Saturday 23rd November at 5.15."
Doctor Who is the longest-running science fiction TV series in history, airing initially from 1963 to 1989. The series told the story of the Doctor, a mysterious traveller in space and"My name is William Hartnell, and as Doctor Who, I make my debut on Saturday 23rd November at 5.15."
Doctor Who is the longest-running science fiction TV series in history, airing initially from 1963 to 1989.
The series told the story of the Doctor, a mysterious traveller in space and time, whose TARDIS can take him and his companions anywhere in time and space. Inevitably he finds evil at work wherever he goes…
The series was postponed indefintely in 1989, but fans of the series would not allow it to die, and a whole cottage industry was created around original novels and audio-only productions.
There was an abortive attempt to renew the franchise as a series of telemovies in the U.S., but ratings for the pilot were judged insufficient.
In 2003, the BBC announced that, at long last, it would commission a revival of Doctor Who. The series, initially starring Christopher Eccleston as the Doctor, was launched in 2005. You can read about the new series here.
Traditionally listed by production, the data on this site has now been amended to TV.com standards and lists each of the 697 broadcast episodes from the original series. I hope that you find the site useful, and that it might act as a springboard to the wider world of Doctor Who appreciation.
- Genre(s): Drama, Action & Adventure, Science Fiction
- Show Type: Ended
- Season 23 premiere date: Sep 6, 1986
- Episode Length: 25
- Air Time: 05:15 PM
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Dec 19, 2014After taking a massive bashing from the BBC, with an 18-month hiatus and endless critisisms of violence, it nice to see that Doctor WhoAfter taking a massive bashing from the BBC, with an 18-month hiatus and endless critisisms of violence, it nice to see that Doctor Who recovered rather well, with the season long Trial of a Time Lord.
It's still split up into 4 different stories shown as evidence of the Doctor's trial, including The Mysterious Planet, which is well-acted, funny, entertaining and nice looking, but ultimatly inconsequential, Mindwarp which is dark and great in every aspect, with the exception of it's focus, Terror of the Vervoids, a well-crafted but flatly executed who-dunnit, and The Ultimate Foe, an unepic, anti-climatic, messy conclusion to the trial.
As for the trial itself, it holds together well, but never goes anywhere, even when you move into a different segment, the conclusion is utter rubbish, which doesn't do the rest of the trial justice, and the constant interruption of the stories for the sake of having some trial exposition, but overall, this is an entertaining redemption for Doctor Who, which sadly ended with the firing of Colin Baker, why?, because Michael Grade is a *******.… Expand