List of Doctor Who television stories

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This is a list of Doctor Who televised stories.

Episodes broadcast over the internet (webcasts) and mini-episodes are also included on this list. Names used are those given by the BBC as of today. For the 1963 version of the programme, this means that the list employs the DVD releases name in most cases, which may differ for some titles, particularly those broadcast from 1963 to 1965. This list does not include Doctor Who spin-offs.

Doctor Who episodes were generally broadcast on Saturday evenings, with occasional shifts to the schedule.

First Doctor

The First Doctor was portrayed by William Hartnell from 1963 to 1966.

Season 1

Story Title Episodes Original airdates
001 An Unearthly Child 4 23 November14 December 1963
002 The Daleks 7 21 December 1963–1 February 1964
003 The Edge of Destruction 2 815 February 1964
004 Marco Polo 7 22 February4 April 1964
005 The Keys of Marinus 6 11 April16 May 1964
006 The Aztecs 4 23 May13 June 1964
007 The Sensorites 6 20 June1 August 1964
008 The Reign of Terror 6 8 August12 September 1964
Story partially missing
Story completely missing

Extras

From 2023, in an effort to make the 1960s era television episodes appeal to the show's audience of the 21st century, an experiment was made which saw the TV stories re-cut to single 75-minute episodes and colourised, as part of the then-newly established Whoniverse concept, as part of the 60th anniversary, beginning with The Daleks.[nb 1]

Story Title Episodes Original airdates
Re-cut The Daleks in Colour 1 23 November 2023

Season 2

Story Title Episodes Original airdates
009 Planet of Giants 3[nb 2] 31 October14 November 1964
010 The Dalek Invasion of Earth 6 21 November26 December 1964
011 The Rescue 2 29 January 1965
012 The Romans 4 16 January6 February 1965
013 The Web Planet 6 13 February20 March 1965
014 The Crusade 4 27 March17 April 1965
015 The Space Museum 4 24 April15 May 1965
016 The Chase 6 22 May26 June 1965
017 The Time Meddler 4 324 July 1965
Story partially missing

Season 3

Story Title Episodes Original airdates
018 Galaxy 4 4 11 September2 October 1965
019 Mission to the Unknown 1 9 October 1965
020 The Myth Makers 4 16 October6 November 1965
021 The Daleks' Master Plan 12 13 November 1965–29 January 1966
022 The Massacre 4 526 February 1966
023 The Ark 4 526 March 1966
024 The Celestial Toymaker 4 223 April 1966
025 The Gunfighters 4 30 April21 May 1966
026 The Savages 4 28 May18 June 1966
027 The War Machines 4 25 June16 July 1966
Story partially missing
Story completely missing

Season 4

Story Title Episodes Original airdates
028 The Smugglers 4 10 September1 October 1966
029 The Tenth Planet 4 829 October 1966
Story partially missing
Story completely missing

Webcast

Due to the nature of the original version of this story being a single episode, the entire thing was recreated by UCLAN in 2019, in the same format and as close to original as possible, and released onto YouTube.

Story Title Episodes Original airdates
Recreation Mission to the Unknown 1 9 October 2019

Second Doctor

The Second Doctor was portrayed by Patrick Troughton from 1966 to 1969.

Season 4

Story Title Episodes Original airdates
030 The Power of the Daleks 6 5 November10 December 1966
031 The Highlanders 4 17 December 1966–7 January 1967
032 The Underwater Menace 4 14 January4 February 1967
033 The Moonbase 4 11 February4 March 1967
034 The Macra Terror 4 11 March1 April 1967
035 The Faceless Ones 6 8 April13 May 1967
036 The Evil of the Daleks 7 20 May1 July 1967
Story partially missing
Story completely missing

Season 5

Story Title Episodes Original airdates
037 The Tomb of the Cybermen 4 223 September 1967
038 The Abominable Snowmen 6 30 September4 November 1967
039 The Ice Warriors 6 11 November16 December 1967
040 The Enemy of the World 6 23 December 1967–27 January 1968
041 The Web of Fear 6 3 February9 March 1968
042 Fury from the Deep 6 16 March20 April 1968
043 The Wheel in Space 6 27 April1 June 1968
Story partially missing
Story completely missing

Season 6

Story Title Episodes Original airdates
044 The Dominators 5 10 August7 September 1968
045 The Mind Robber 5 14 September12 October 1968
046 The Invasion 8 2 November21 December 1968
047 The Krotons 4 28 December 1968–18 January 1969
048 The Seeds of Death 6 25 January1 March 1969
049 The Space Pirates 6 8 March12 April 1969
050 The War Games 10 19 April21 June 1969
Story partially missing

Mini-episodes

Story Title Length Original airdate
- The Wheel in Space: Episode 1 15 December 2018

Third Doctor

The Third Doctor was portrayed by Jon Pertwee from 1970 to 1974.

Season 7

Colour production began in this season.

Story Title Episodes Original airdates
051 Spearhead from Space 4 324 January 1970
052 Doctor Who and the Silurians 7 31 January14 March 1970
053 The Ambassadors of Death 7 21 March2 May 1970
054 Inferno 7 9 May20 June 1970

Season 8

Story Title Episodes Original airdates
055 Terror of the Autons 4 223 January 1971
056 The Mind of Evil 6 30 January6 March 1971
057 The Claws of Axos 4 13 March3 April 1971
058 Colony in Space 6 10 April15 May 1971
059 The Dæmons 5 22 May19 June 1971

Season 9

Story Title Episodes Original airdates
060 Day of the Daleks 4 122 January 1972
061 The Curse of Peladon 4 29 January19 February 1972
062 The Sea Devils 6 26 February1 April 1972
063 The Mutants 6 8 April13 May 1972
064 The Time Monster 6 20 May24 June 1972

Season 10 (Doctor Who 1963)

The opening story of season 10 introduced its first ever Anniversary Special, celebrating 10 years of the show.

Story Title Episodes Original airdates
065 The Three Doctors (10th anniversary special) 4 30 December 1972–20 January 1973
066 Carnival of Monsters 4 27 January17 February 1973
067 Frontier in Space 6 24 February31 March 1973
068 Planet of the Daleks 6 7 April12 May 1973
069 The Green Death 6 19 May23 June 1973

Season 11

Story Title Episodes Original airdates
070 The Time Warrior 4 15 December 1973–5 January 1974
071 Invasion of the Dinosaurs 6 12 January16 February 1974
072 Death to the Daleks 4 23 February16 March 1974
073 The Monster of Peladon 6 23 March27 April 1974
074 Planet of the Spiders 6 4 May8 June 1974

Note: Even though all stories from the Jon Pertwee era exist in full, some of the stories were wiped in their original 625 line PAL colour videotape format, leaving only 16mm black and white film telerecordings made for overseas sales. These episodes were electronically restored to colour in later years.

Mini-episodes

Story Title Length Original airdates
- The Shrink 3 minutes 6 May 1989

Fourth Doctor

The Fourth Doctor was portrayed by Tom Baker from 1974 to 1981.

Season 12

Story Title Episodes Original airdates
075 Robot 4 28 December 1974–18 January 1975
076 The Ark in Space 4 25 January15 February 1975
077 The Sontaran Experiment 2 22 February1 March 1975
078 Genesis of the Daleks 6 8 March12 April 1975
079 Revenge of the Cybermen 4 19 April10 May 1975

Season 13

The penultimate story of the season, The Brain of Morbius, is notable for suggesting that the Doctor had several lives before the First Doctor.

Story Title Episodes Original airdates
080 Terror of the Zygons 4 30 August20 September 1975
081 Planet of Evil 4 27 September18 October 1975
082 Pyramids of Mars 4 25 October15 November 1975
083 The Android Invasion 4 22 November13 December 1975
084 The Brain of Morbius 4 324 January 1976
085 The Seeds of Doom 6 31 January6 March 1976

Season 14

Story Title Episodes Original airdates
086 The Masque of Mandragora 4 425 September 1976
087 The Hand of Fear 4 223 October 1976
088 The Deadly Assassin 4 30 October20 November 1976
089 The Face of Evil 4 122 January 1977
090 The Robots of Death 4 29 January19 February 1977
091 The Talons of Weng-Chiang 6 26 February2 April 1977

Season 15

Story Title Episodes Original airdates
092 Horror of Fang Rock 4 324 September 1977
093 The Invisible Enemy 4 122 October 1977
094 Image of the Fendahl 4 29 October19 November 1977
095 The Sun Makers 4 26 November17 December 1977
096 Underworld 4 728 January 1978
097 The Invasion of Time 6 4 February11 March 1978

Season 16 (The Key to Time)

The show makes its first attempt at a season-long story arc with the mysterious Key to Time making appearances through the entire season. The story arc is loose and is not considered to be a single story by this wiki.

Story Title Episodes Original airdates
098 The Ribos Operation 4 223 September 1978
099 The Pirate Planet 4 30 September21 October 1978
100 The Stones of Blood 4 28 October18 November 1978
101 The Androids of Tara 4 25 November16 December 1978
102 The Power of Kroll 4 23 December 1978–13 January 1979
103 The Armageddon Factor 6 20 January24 February 1979

Season 17

Story Title Episodes Original airdates
104 Destiny of the Daleks 4 122 September 1979
105 City of Death 4 29 September20 October 1979
106 The Creature from the Pit 4 27 October17 November 1979
107 Nightmare of Eden 4 24 November15 December 1979
108 The Horns of Nimon 4 22 December 1979–12 January 1980
- Shada
(incomplete)
6
(incomplete)
Planned transmission dates:
19 January-23 February 1980
(not broadcast)
Story partially missing

Note: Due to Shada being affected by BBC industrial action around the time it was filming, the story was never completed and ended up being unbroadcast.

Season 18

Story Title Episodes Original airdates
109 The Leisure Hive 4 30 August20 September 1980
110 Meglos 4 27 September18 October 1980
111 Full Circle 4 25 October15 November 1980
112 State of Decay 4 22 November13 December 1980
113 Warriors' Gate 4 324 January 1981
114 The Keeper of Traken 4 31 January21 February 1981
115 Logopolis 4 28 February21 March 1981

Mini-episodes

Story Title Length Original airdates
- Mind your step! 30 seconds 1976
- Merry Christmas Doctor Who 1 minute,
20 seconds
December 1978
- Dr. Who For Keep Australia Beautiful 1 minute,
11 seconds
1979
- Doctors Assemble! 15 minutes, 15 seconds 23 May 2020

Fifth Doctor

The Fifth Doctor was portrayed by Peter Davison from 1981 to 1984.

For this era the broadcast schedule was shifted to twice a week, and moved around on the days of broadcast.

Season 19

Beginning this season, broadcast was moved to Mondays and Tuesdays.

Story Title Episodes Original airdates
116 Castrovalva 4 412 January 1982
117 Four to Doomsday 4 1826 January 1982
118 Kinda 4 19 February 1982
119 The Visitation 4 1523 February 1982
120 Black Orchid 2 12 March 1982
121 Earthshock 4 816 March 1982
122 Time-Flight 4 2230 March 1982

Season 20

Beginning this season, broadcast was moved to Tuesdays and Wednesdays, with the exception of Part 1 of Arc of Infinity, which was broadcast on Monday.

Story Title Episodes Original airdates
123 Arc of Infinity 4 312 January 1983
124 Snakedance 4 1826 January 1983
125 Mawdryn Undead 4 19 February 1983
126 Terminus 4 1523 February 1983
127 Enlightenment 4 19 March 1983
128 The King's Demons 2 1516 March 1983

Children in Need 1983

A special episode was produced to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the series, as part of the Children in Need charity. It is not considered to be a part of either season 20 or season 21.

It marked a rare instance, and the second of its kind, in the "Classic" era of single episode comprising the full story, last seen with Season 3's Mission to the Unknown.

It marked the first instance of an actor in the role of the Doctor being replaced; notably the First Doctor being portrayed by Richard Hurndall, replacing William Hartnell who had fallen ill and died in 1975.

The special was broadcast on a Wednesday.

Story Title Episodes Original airdate
129 The Five Doctors (20th anniversary special) 1 23 November 1983

Season 21

Beginning this season, broadcast was moved to Thursdays and Fridays, with the exception of Resurrection of the Daleks which was broadcast on two consecutive Wednesdays.

Story Title Episodes Original airdates
130 Warriors of the Deep 4 513 January 1984
131 The Awakening 2 1920 January 1984
132 Frontios 4 26 January3 February 1984
133 Resurrection of the Daleks 2[nb 3] 815 February 1984
134 Planet of Fire 4 23 February2 March 1984
135 The Caves of Androzani 4 816 March 1984

Sixth Doctor

The Sixth Doctor was portrayed by Colin Baker from 1984 to 1986.

With the exception of The Twin Dilemma, the schedule was shifted back to broadcast once a week.

Season 21

Story Title Episodes Original airdates
136 The Twin Dilemma 4 2230 March 1984

Season 22

The show's format changed to 45-minute episodes in this season.

From this season onward, broadcast was changed back to Saturdays.

Story Title Episodes Original airdates
137 Attack of the Cybermen 2 512 January 1985
138 Vengeance on Varos 2 1926 January 1985
139 The Mark of the Rani 2 29 February 1985
140 The Two Doctors 3 16 February2 March 1985
141 Timelash 2 916 March 1985
142 Revelation of the Daleks 2 2330 March 1985

Mini-episodes

Story Title Episodes Original airdates
- A Fix with Sontarans 1 23 February 1985
- Untitled 1 20 September 1986

Season 23 (The Trial of a Time Lord)

25-minute episodes resumed. The Trial of a Time Lord was produced as four separate stories (The Mysterious Planet, Mindwarp, Terror of the Vervoids, The Ultimate Foe) with 3 of them consisting of 4 episodes and the last being 2 episodes, making up 14 episodes. Like season 16, season 23 had an overriding story arc.

Story Title Episodes Original airdates
143a The Mysterious Planet 4 6-27 September 1986
143b Mindwarp 4 4-25 October 1986
143c Terror of the Vervoids 4 122 November 1986
143d The Ultimate Foe 2 29 November6 December 1986

Animated serial

Story Title Episodes Original airdates
- Real Time 6 2 August-6 September 2002

Seventh Doctor

The Seventh Doctor was portrayed by Sylvester McCoy from 1987 to 1989, and in 1996.

McCoy very briefly portrayed the Sixth Doctor for the regeneration.[nb 4]

Season 24

This season moved broadcast to Mondays.

Story Title Episodes Original airdates
144 Time and the Rani 4 728 September 1987
145 Paradise Towers 4 526 October 1987
146 Delta and the Bannermen 3 216 November 1987
147 Dragonfire 3 23 November7 December 1987

Season 25

From this season onwards, broadcast was moved to Wednesdays.

Story Title Episodes Original airdates
148 Remembrance of the Daleks 4 526 October 1988
149 The Happiness Patrol 3 216 November 1988
150 Silver Nemesis (unofficial 25th anniversary) 3 23 November7 December 1988
151 The Greatest Show in the Galaxy 4 14 December 1988–4 January 1989

Season 26

Story Title Episodes Original airdates
152 Battlefield 4 627 September 1989
153 Ghost Light 3 418 October 1989
154 The Curse of Fenric 4 25 October15 November 1989
155 Survival 3 22 November6 December 1989

Children in Need

This special was broadcast on a Friday and Saturday.

Story Title Episodes Original airdates
- Dimensions in Time (unofficial 30th anniversary special) 2 26 - 27 November 1993

Animated serial

Story Title Episodes Original airdates
- Death Comes to Time 5 13 July 2001-3 May 2002

Eighth Doctor

The Eighth Doctor was portrayed by Paul McGann in 1996, 2003, and 2013.

It marks the first time for a Doctor's main run to consist of a movie, and the first time their main run only consists of a single story.

TV Movie

The movie was broadcast on a Sunday.

Story Title Length Original airdate
156 Doctor Who 89 minutes 12 May 1996

Animated serial

Story Title Episodes Original airdates
- Shada 6 2 May-6 June 2003

Mini-episode

This mini-episode was created as part of the 50th anniversary in 2013.

The story gave this Doctor the previously unseen regeneration into the War Doctor, portrayed by John Hurt.

Story Title Length Original airdate
- The Night of the Doctor 7 minutes 14 November 2013

Ninth Doctor

Comic Relief

The Ninth Doctor was portrayed by Rowan Atkinson in 1999. The story also featured the Tenth, Eleventh, Twelfth and Thirteenth Doctors portrayed by Richard E. Grant, Jim Broadbent, Hugh Grant and Joanna Lumley.

The skit was broadcast on a Friday.

Story Title Episodes Original airdate
- The Curse of Fatal Death 4 12 March 1999

Animated serial

The Ninth Doctor was portrayed by Richard E Grant in 2003.

The serial was broadcast on Thursdays.

Story Title Episodes Original airdates
- Scream of the Shalka (unofficial 40th anniversary special) 6 12 November - 18 December 2003

Series 1

The Ninth Doctor was portrayed by Christopher Eccleston in 2005.

Beginning with series 1 of the BBC Wales-produced Doctor Who the multi-episode serial format was abandoned in favour of a mixture of standalone single-episode stories and two- (or three-) parters, in an ongoing story arc. Standard episode length changed to 45 minutes, with occasional longer episodes. For promotional purposes, the BBC chose to start numbering the series anew, although unofficially the count continued from 1989's Season 26. This wiki preserves the numbering in this list and its infoboxes.

From this series onwards, the Saturday broadcast schedule was retained.

Story No. Title Original airdate
157 1 Rose 26 March 2005
158 2 The End of the World 2 April 2005
159 3 The Unquiet Dead 9 April 2005
160a 4 Aliens of London (Part 1) 16 April 2005
160b 5 World War Three (Part 2) 23 April 2005
161 6 Dalek 30 April 2005
162 7 The Long Game 7 May 2005
163 8 Father's Day 14 May 2005
164a 9 The Empty Child (Part 1) 21 May 2005
164b 10 The Doctor Dances (Part 2) 28 May 2005
165 11 Boom Town 4 June 2005
166a 12 Bad Wolf (Part 1) 11 June 2005
166b 13 The Parting of the Ways (Part 2) 18 June 2005

Tenth Doctor

The Tenth Doctor was portrayed by David Tennant from 2005 to 2010.

Beginning with Tennant's era, the producers began varying the story formats, adding occasional mini-episodes (usually produced for charity) and an annual Christmas Special story (both of which are generally considered separate from the season that follows). Several episodes have exceeded the 45-minute standard, including the Christmas Specials and several regular-season episodes.

Series 2

The special was broadcast on a Sunday.

Story No. Title Original airdate
167 The Christmas Invasion (Christmas special) 25 December 2005
168 1 New Earth 15 April 2006
169 2 Tooth and Claw 22 April 2006
170 3 School Reunion 29 April 2006
171 4 The Girl in the Fireplace 6 May 2006
172a 5 Rise of the Cybermen (Part 1) 13 May 2006
172b 6 The Age of Steel (Part 2) 20 May 2006
173 7 The Idiot's Lantern 27 May 2006
174a 8 The Impossible Planet (Part 1) 3 June 2006
174b 9 The Satan Pit (Part 2) 10 June 2006
175 10 Love & Monsters 17 June 2006
176 11 Fear Her 24 June 2006
177a 12 Army of Ghosts (Part 1) 1 July 2006
177b 13 Doomsday (Part 2) 8 July 2006

Series 3

The special was broadcast on a Monday.

Story No. Title Original airdate
178 - The Runaway Bride (Christmas special) 25 December 2006
179 1 Smith and Jones 31 March 2007
180 2 The Shakespeare Code 7 April 2007
181 3 Gridlock 14 April 2007
182a 4 Daleks in Manhattan (Part 1) 21 April 2007
182b 5 Evolution of the Daleks (Part 2) 28 April 2007
183 6 The Lazarus Experiment 5 May 2007
184 7 42 19 May 2007
185a 8 Human Nature (Part 1) 26 May 2007
185b 9 The Family of Blood (Part 2) 2 June 2007
186 10 Blink 9 June 2007
187a 11 Utopia (Part 1) 16 June 2007
187b 12 The Sound of Drums (Part 2) 23 June 2007
187c 13 Last of the Time Lords (Part 3) 30 June 2007

Series 4

The special was broadcast on a Tuesday.

Story No. Title Original airdate
188 - Voyage of the Damned (Christmas special) 25 December 2007
189 1 Partners in Crime 5 April 2008
190 2 The Fires of Pompeii 12 April 2008
191 3 Planet of the Ood 19 April 2008
192a 4 The Sontaran Stratagem (Part 1) 26 April 2008
192b 5 The Poison Sky (Part 2) 3 May 2008
193 6 The Doctor's Daughter 10 May 2008
194 7 The Unicorn and the Wasp 17 May 2008
195a 8 Silence in the Library (Part 1) 31 May 2008
195b 9 Forest of the Dead (Part 2) 7 June 2008
196 10 Midnight 14 June 2008
197 11 Turn Left 21 June 2008
198a 12 The Stolen Earth (Part 1) 28 June 2008
198b 13 Journey's End (Part 2) 5 July 2008

2008-10 specials

Episodes began being filmed in HD from Planet of the Dead.

Unusual to the show, a series of five specials were featured following the series finale Journey's End to compensate for the lack of an actual series in the year between this and the following series: two Christmas Specials, an Easter Special, an Autumn Special and a New Year Special. The second Christmas Special and the New Year Special marks the first time since Season 26 that a multi-parter is labelled under one title.

These specials were generally considered by the production team at the time to be part of the preceding Series 4, being specifically coded "4.X". David Tennant considered Planet of the Dead to be "Episode 15".

The specials were broadcast on a Thursday, Saturday, Sunday and two Fridays.

Story No. Title Original airdate
199 The Next Doctor (Christmas special) 25 December 2008
200 Planet of the Dead (Easter special) 11 April 2009
201 The Waters of Mars (Autumn special) 15 November 2009
202
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The End of Time (Christmas/New Year special) 25 December 2009–1 January 2010[nb 5]

Mini-episodes

Story Title Length Original airdates
- Born Again 7 minutes 18 November 2005
- Tardisode 1 42 seconds 1 April 2006
- Tardisode 2 54 seconds 15 April 2006
- Tardisode 3 50 seconds 22 April 2006
- Tardisode 4 54 seconds 29 April 2006
- Tardisode 5 53 seconds 6 May 2006
- Tardisode 6 43 seconds 13 May 2006
- Tardisode 7 55 seconds 20 May 2006
- Tardisode 8 57 seconds 27 May 2006
- Tardisode 9 57 seconds 3 June 2006
- Tardisode 10 57 seconds 10 June 2006
- Tardisode 11 53 seconds 17 June 2006
- Tardisode 12 57 seconds 24 June 2006
- Tardisode 13 58 seconds 1 July 2006
- Tony Blair Regenerates 2 minutes, 49 seconds 29 March 2007
- Time Crash 8 minutes 16 November 2007
- Music of the Spheres 7 minutes 27 July 2008
- A Ghost Story for Christmas 3 minutes 24 December 2009

Animated serials

Story Title Episodes Original airdates
- The Infinite Quest 13 2 April-29 June 2007
- Dreamland 6 21-26 November 2009

Eleventh Doctor

The Eleventh Doctor was portrayed by Matt Smith from 2010 to 2013.

This Doctor's era, as of 2024, holds the record for having the largest amount of mini-episodes in the show's history, a total of 29.

Series 5

Story No. Title Original airdate
203 1 The Eleventh Hour 3 April 2010
204 2 The Beast Below 10 April 2010
205 3 Victory of the Daleks 17 April 2010
206a 4 The Time of Angels (Part 1) 24 April 2010
206b 5 Flesh and Stone (Part 2) 1 May 2010
207 6 The Vampires of Venice 8 May 2010
208 7 Amy's Choice 15 May 2010
209a 8 The Hungry Earth (Part 1) 22 May 2010
209b 9 Cold Blood (Part 2) 29 May 2010
210 10 Vincent and the Doctor 5 June 2010
211 11 The Lodger 12 June 2010
212a 12 The Pandorica Opens (Part 1) 19 June 2010
212b 13 The Big Bang (Part 2) 26 June 2010

Series 6

Broadcast of series 6 was split in half between episodes seven and eight.

The specials were broadcast on a Saturday and Sunday.

Story No. Title Original airdate
213 - A Christmas Carol (Christmas special) 25 December 2010
214a 1 The Impossible Astronaut (Part 1) 23 April 2011
214b 2 Day of the Moon (Part 2) 30 April 2011
215 3 The Curse of the Black Spot 7 May 2011
216 4 The Doctor's Wife 14 May 2011
217a 5 The Rebel Flesh (Part 1) 21 May 2011
217b 6 The Almost People (Part 2) 28 May 2011
218 7 A Good Man Goes to War (Mid-season finale) 4 June 2011
219 8 Let's Kill Hitler (Mid-season premiere) 27 August 2011
220 9 Night Terrors 3 September 2011
221 10 The Girl Who Waited 10 September 2011
222 11 The God Complex 17 September 2011
223 12 Closing Time 24 September 2011
224 13 The Wedding of River Song 1 October 2011
225 - The Doctor, the Widow and the Wardrobe (Christmas special) 25 December 2011

Series 7

Series 7 was split again, with episodes one through five — featuring the outgoing companions' final adventures — being broadcast in late 2012, and episodes six through thirteen, introducing a new companion, following in 2013. The 2012 Christmas Special was broadcast in-between.

This series was the first of the revived series not to include any two-part stories. It was marketed as a series of "blockbuster" stories, instead.

The special was broadcast on a Tuesday.

The final story, The Name of the Doctor, established a hitherto unknown incarnation of the Doctor: the War Doctor, portrayed by John Hurt.

Story No. Title Original airdate
226 1 Asylum of the Daleks 1 September 2012
227 2 Dinosaurs on a Spaceship 8 September 2012
228 3 A Town Called Mercy 15 September 2012
229 4 The Power of Three 22 September 2012
230 5 The Angels Take Manhattan (Mid-season finale) 29 September 2012
231 - The Snowmen (Christmas special) 25 December 2012
232 6 The Bells of Saint John (Mid-season premiere) 30 March 2013
233 7 The Rings of Akhaten 6 April 2013
234 8 Cold War 13 April 2013
235 9 Hide 20 April 2013
236 10 Journey to the Centre of the TARDIS 27 April 2013
237 11 The Crimson Horror 4 May 2013
238 12 Nightmare in Silver 11 May 2013
239 13 The Name of the Doctor 18 May 2013

2013 specials

A special episode was produced to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the series, alongside the Christmas special. Neither are considered to be a part of either series 7 or series 8.

The 50th anniversary special gave some insight into the life of the War Doctor, portrayed by John Hurt. It also introduced a new incarnation from the far future in the Doctor's timeline, known as the Curator, played by Tom Baker.

The specials were broadcast on a Saturday and Wednesday.

Story No. Title Original airdate
240 - The Day of the Doctor (50th anniversary special) 23 November 2013
241 - The Time of the Doctor (Christmas special) 25 December 2013

Mini-episodes

Story Title Length Original airdates
- Meanwhile in the TARDIS (2 Parts) 4 minutes each 8 November 2010
- Analysis Lessons 25 seconds 13 May 2011
- Dermot and the Doctor 4 minutes 30 June 2011
- Space (Part 1) 4 minutes 18 March 2011
- Time (Part 2) 4 minutes 18 March 2011
- Prequel (The Impossible Astronaut) 1 minute, 44 seconds 25 March 2011
- Prequel (The Curse of the Black Spot) 1 minute, 15 seconds 30 April 2011
- Prequel (A Good Man Goes to War) 1 minute, 26 seconds 28 May 2011
- Prequel (Let's Kill Hitler) 1 minute, 45 seconds 14 August 2011
- Prequel (The Wedding of River Song) 1 minute 24 September 2011
- Death Is the Only Answer 4 minutes 1 October 2011
- Night and the Doctor (5 Parts) 4 minutes (2)
5 minutes (1)
3 minutes (1)
2 minutes (1)
22 November 2011
- Prequel (The Doctor, the Widow and the Wardrobe) 1 minute, 17 seconds 6 December 2011
- Good as Gold 3 minutes 24 May 2012
- Pond Life (5 Parts) 5 minutes, 15 seconds 27-31 August 2012
- Asylum of the Daleks Prequel 2 minutes 30 August 2012
- The Making of the Gunslinger 2 minutes 14 September 2012
- P.S. 4 minutes, 20 seconds 12 October 2012
- The Great Detective 4 minutes 16 November 2012
- Vastra Investigates: A Christmas Prequel 2.5 minutes 17 December 2012
- The Bells of Saint John: A Prequel 2.5 minutes 23 March 2013
- The Battle of Demons Run: Two Days Later 3 minutes 25 March 2013
- She Said, He Said: A Prequel 3.5 minutes 11 May 2013
- Clarence and the Whispermen 2 minutes 22 May 2013
- Rain Gods 2 minutes 24 September 2013
- The Inforarium 2 minutes 24 September 2013
- Clara and the TARDIS 2.5 minutes 24 September 2013
- A Night with the Stars 5 minutes 14 November 2013
- The History of the Doctor 8 minutes 18 November 2013
- The Last Day 3 minutes 20 November 2013

Twelfth Doctor

The Twelfth Doctor was portrayed by Peter Capaldi from 2013 to 2017.

Series 8

Beginning with series 8, thirteen episodes were cut down to twelve episodes.

Story No. Title Original airdate
242 1 Deep Breath 23 August 2014
243 2 Into the Dalek 30 August 2014
244 3 Robot of Sherwood 6 September 2014
245 4 Listen 13 September 2014
246 5 Time Heist 20 September 2014
247 6 The Caretaker 27 September 2014
248 7 Kill the Moon 4 October 2014
249 8 Mummy on the Orient Express 11 October 2014
250 9 Flatline 18 October 2014
251 10 In the Forest of the Night 25 October 2014
252a 11 Dark Water (Part 1) 1 November 2014
252b 12 Death in Heaven (Part 2) 8 November 2014

Series 9

The specials were broadcast on a Thursday and Friday.

Story No. Title Original airdate
253 - Last Christmas (Christmas special) 25 December 2014
254a 1 The Magician's Apprentice (Part 1) 19 September 2015
254b 2 The Witch's Familiar (Part 2) 26 September 2015
255a 3 Under the Lake (Part 1) 3 October 2015
255b 4 Before the Flood (Part 2) 10 October 2015
256 5 The Girl Who Died 17 October 2015
257 6 The Woman Who Lived 24 October 2015
258a 7 The Zygon Invasion (Part 1) 31 October 2015
258b 8 The Zygon Inversion (Part 2) 7 November 2015
259 9 Sleep No More 14 November 2015
260 10 Face the Raven 21 November 2015
261 11 Heaven Sent 28 November 2015
262 12 Hell Bent 5 December 2015
263 - The Husbands of River Song (Christmas special) 25 December 2015

Series 10

The last story of the era, Twice Upon a Time, saw the second instance of an actor for the Doctor being replaced; notably also the second time for the First Doctor, with David Bradley replacing Richard Hurndall who died in 1984, only half a year after he himself replaced William Hartnell, who died in 1975. With this, Bradley would become the regular actor of this particular incarnation.

The specials were broadcast on a Sunday and Monday.

Story No. Title Original airdate
264 - The Return of Doctor Mysterio (Christmas special) 25 December 2016
265 1 The Pilot 15 April 2017
266 2 Smile 22 April 2017
267 3 Thin Ice 29 April 2017
268 4 Knock Knock 6 May 2017
269 5 Oxygen 13 May 2017
270 6 Extremis 20 May 2017
271 7 The Pyramid at the End of the World 27 May 2017
272 8 The Lie of the Land 3 June 2017
273 9 Empress of Mars 10 June 2017
274 10 The Eaters of Light 17 June 2017
275a 11 World Enough and Time (Part 1) 24 June 2017
275b 12 The Doctor Falls (Part 2) 1 July 2017
276 - Twice Upon a Time (Christmas special) 25 December 2017

Mini-episodes

Story Title Length Original airdates
- Prequel to Deep Breath 6 minutes 23 August 2014
- The Doctor Who Experience 30 seconds 19 March 2015
- Prologue 1 minute, 50 seconds 11 September 2015
- The Doctor's Meditation 6 minutes 15 September 2015

Thirteenth Doctor

The Thirteenth Doctor was portrayed by Jodie Whittaker from 2017 to 2022.

Series 11

Beginning with series 11, the incoming executive producers changed the season standard of twelve, 45-minute episodes and a Christmas Special, to ten, 50-minute episodes (with some variance) and a New Year Special, as well as changing the broadcast day to Sunday. Like series 7, this series did not include any two-part stories.

The special was broadcast on a Tuesday.

Story No. Title Original airdate
277 1 The Woman Who Fell to Earth 7 October 2018
278 2 The Ghost Monument 14 October 2018
279 3 Rosa 21 October 2018
280 4 Arachnids in the UK 28 October 2018
281 5 The Tsuranga Conundrum 4 November 2018
282 6 Demons of the Punjab 11 November 2018
283 7 Kerblam! 18 November 2018
284 8 The Witchfinders 25 November 2018
285 9 It Takes You Away 2 December 2018
286 10 The Battle of Ranskoor Av Kolos 9 December 2018
287 - Resolution (New Year special) 1 January 2019

Series 12

Series 12's opening story was a two-parter, broadcast under one title, in the first example of this format since Series 4's The End of Time. Part One replaced the New Year Special and was broadcast on a Wednesday.

The half-way point of the series, Fugitive of the Judoon, established a hitherto unknown incarnation of the Doctor had existed: the Fugitive Doctor portrayed by Jo Martin.

The final story of the series, The Timeless Children, established that the Doctor was the being known as the Timeless Child and had therefore lived several hitherto unknown lives before the First Doctor, confirming the suggestion made in Season 13's The Brain of Morbius.

The special was broadcast on a Friday.

Story No. Title Original airdate
288 1–2 Spyfall 15 January 2020[nb 6]
289 3 Orphan 55 12 January 2020
290 4 Nikola Tesla's Night of Terror 19 January 2020
291 5 Fugitive of the Judoon 26 January 2020
292 6 Praxeus 2 February 2020
293 7 Can You Hear Me? 9 February 2020
294 8 The Haunting of Villa Diodati 16 February 2020
295a 9 Ascension of the Cybermen (Part 1) 23 February 2020
295b 10 The Timeless Children (Part 2) 1 March 2020
296 - Revolution of the Daleks (New Year special) 1 January 2021

Series 13 (Flux)

The main run of series 13 was entitled Doctor Who: Flux[nb 7] This series re-introduced the serialised format, unrepresented since Doctor Who's original run in season 26.

It was the first series since season 23 (The Trial of a Time Lord) to be made into one continuing serial, and as such it is considered a single story by this wiki.

This was a format previously used in Torchwood, specifically for series 3 (Children of Earth) and series 4 (Miracle Day).

For the first time in Doctor Who since the William Hartnell era story The Gunfighters, individual episodes were also given their own story titles (The Halloween Apocalypse, War of the Sontarans, Once, Upon Time, Village of the Angels, Survivors of the Flux and The Vanquishers).

The Flux storylines were also each called a "Chapter", rather than "Part" as previously used.

Story No. Title Original airdate
297a 1-6 The Halloween Apocalypse (Chapter One) 31 October 2021
297b War of the Sontarans (Chapter Two) 7 November 2021
297c Once, Upon Time (Chapter Three) 14 November 2021
297d Village of the Angels (Chapter Four) 21 November 2021
297e Survivors of the Flux (Chapter Five) 28 November 2021
297f The Vanquishers (Chapter Six) 5 December 2021

2022 specials

Similar to back in 2008-2010, a series of three specials were commissioned to compensate for the lack of an actual series in the year between The Vanquishers and the following era, starting with a New Year Special.

The show also re-introduced the Easter Special, not seen since the aforementioned specials.

As part of the 100th Anniversary celebrations of the BBC, an event was held across a week, called the BBC 100, which included the special episode The Power of the Doctor, labelled a Centenary Special, the first story to be labelled such.

Similar to the aforementioned specials, these specials were considered to be part of the preceding Series 13.

The specials were broadcast on a Saturday and two Sundays.

Story No. Title Original airdate
298 Eve of the Daleks (New Year Special) 1 January 2022
299 Legend of the Sea Devils (Easter Special) 17 April 2022
300 - The Power of the Doctor (BBC Centenary Special) 23 October 2022

Mini-episodes

Story Title Length Original airdates
- The Universe is Calling 50 seconds 15 July 2018
- Festive Thirteenth Doctor Yule Log 2 hours, 3 minutes 4 December 2018
- 'Twas the Night Before Christmas 1 minute 18 December 2018
- Message from the Doctor 1 minute, 21 seconds 25 March 2020
- United we stand, 2m apart 33 seconds 8 April 2020
- The Shadow in the Mirror 5 minutes, 37 seconds 24 April 2020
- Doctor Who Festive Holiday Yule Log 2 hours 7 December 2020
- A New Year's message from the Doctor... 7 seconds 31 December 2020
- Welcome to the TARDIS... 25 seconds 1 January 2021
- A Message from Yaz 34 seconds 13 August 2021
- A Message from the Doctor 35 seconds 15 September 2021
- The Flux is Coming... 20 seconds 9 October 2021

Fourteenth Doctor

The Fourteenth Doctor was portrayed by David Tennant from 2022 to 2023.

It marked the first time for a previous actor to have portrayed the Doctor, to be returning as the incumbent Doctor.

2023 specials

As a first for the show, three special episodes were produced to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the series. None are considered to be a part of either series 13 (nor that set of specials) or series 14.

Unusually, the last story of this era introduced the next Doctor in the third act, rather than at the very end, allowing them to play an active part in the story, although their first full adventure would be the following The Church on Ruby Road).

The specials were broadcast on three consecutive Saturdays.

Story No. Title Original airdate
301 - The Star Beast (60th anniversary special) 25 November 2023
302 - Wild Blue Yonder (60th anniversary special) 2 December 2023
303 - The Giggle (60th anniversary special) 9 December 2023

Mini-episodes

Story Title Length Original airdates
- Lenny Henry Regenerates into David Tennant 1 minute, 19 seconds 17 March 2023
- Destination: Skaro 5 minutes 17 November 2023
- Doctor Who: The Bedtime Story 5 minutes 24 November 2023

Fifteenth Doctor

The Fifteenth Doctor was portrayed by Ncuti Gatwa from 2023 onwards.

Series 14

This marked the first time since 2005's The Christmas Invasion, that a new era with a new Doctor began on a Christmas Special (although he did play an active part in the previous Doctor's last story The Giggle), at the same time also marking the reintroduction of the format since 2017's Twice Upon a Time.

The special was broadcast on a Monday.

Story No. Title Original airdate
304 - The Church on Ruby Road (Christmas special) 25 December 2023

Footnotes

Notes

  1. The re-cut and colourised story was originally, and more befittingly, supposed to be An Unearthly Child[source needed], however due to at-the-time ongoing legal battles over the legal rights to the story with Stef Coburn, son of Anthony Coburn, the story was withheld and The Daleks was chosen in its place.[1]
  2. Planet of Giants was originally produced as four episodes, but later edited and released as only three episodes.
  3. Resurrection of the Daleks was originally produced as four episodes, but later broadcast as two forty-five-minute episodes.
  4. Due to circumstances involving Colin Baker not returning for the regeneration sequence, having been declined a further full season, Sylvester McCoy was put in his place.
  5. The End of Time was broadcast in two parts, as a Christmas special on 25 December 2009 and as a New Year's special on 1 January 2010.
  6. Spyfall was broadcast in two parts, with Part One airing on 1 January 2020. Part Two's broadcast followed, in the usual timeslot, on 5 January 2020.
  7. Series 13 was the first series of Doctor Who to include a subtitle in its marketing, let alone to use it in the title sequence proper.

References