- Starring: Jon Pertwee, Jon Pertwee, William Russell
"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 9 premiere date: Jan 1, 1972
- Episode Length: 25
- Air Time: 05:15 PM
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