The Doctor's TARDIS bedroom

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In some sources, the Doctor had their own bedroom in the TARDIS.

History[[edit]]

Fourth Doctor[[edit]]

The Fourth Doctor stated that his bedroom was the second door on the left when a group of people entered his TARDIS. (COMIC: Doctor Who and the Star Beast)

Fifth Doctor[[edit]]

The Fifth Doctor's bedroom had a four-poster bed with ornate awnings, silk sheets and a chocolate-coloured toy rabbit and an original Jackson Pollock painting stuck to the door with chewing gum. (PROSE: Divided Loyalties)

Sixth Doctor[[edit]]

In his bed, the Sixth Doctor was awoken from his nightmare of Voyager by an Antarctic chill let into the TARDIS, via the main doors, by his new companion, Frobisher. (COMIC: Voyager)

Seventh Doctor[[edit]]

Hex checked the Doctor's bedroom after he and Ace found that the Seventh Doctor had vanished. (AUDIO: Protect and Survive)

Tenth Doctor[[edit]]

The Tenth Doctor would sometimes use his room. Rose-the-cat often slept near his feet. (COMIC: A Rose by Any Other Name)

Eleventh Doctor[[edit]]

The Eleventh Doctor was asked once if he had a room but never answered. (TV: The Doctor's Wife) The Doctor didn't sleep as much as humans, (COMIC: Four Doctors; TV: Good Night, Bad Night, Deep Breath) but preferred to sleep when alone. (TV: Sleep No More)

Twelfth Doctor[[edit]]

Bill Potts saw the Doctor's bedroom and asked if the Twelfth Doctor slept in the TARDIS. (TV: Knock Knock)

Other realities[[edit]]

Earth-33⅓[[edit]]

"Rats! I hate early mornings!" (COMIC: Doctor Who? 69 [+]Loading...["Doctor Who? (DWM 69 comic story)","''Doctor Who?'' 69"])

In Earth-33⅓, the Fifth Doctor once slept in his TARDIS bedroom. He was awoken by the TARDIS' Cloister Bells, remarking that he hated early mornings. (COMIC: Doctor Who? 69 [+]Loading...["Doctor Who? (DWM 69 comic story)","''Doctor Who?'' 69"])

Behind the scenes[[edit]]

The Doctor's bedroom was first depicted in DWM 69's instalment of Doctor Who? in which the Fifth Doctor was awoken by the Cloister Bell. At that time the room contained an alarm clock and a teddy bear.

Robert Holmes's original rehearsal draft of TV: The Mysterious Planet was set to feature the Doctor's bedroom in prominence. In a scene spearheaded by Peri, who was attempting to spring-clean the TARDIS. It was described as featuring roundels much like the rest of the TARDIS. However, the room itself was in "utter chaos".

Among the paraphernalia of centuries-old travel (circa the Sixth Doctor), there is exhaustively noted:

  • An unmade, single bed;
  • A bookcase containing wax tablets, Greek scrolls, ancient leather-bound volumes, and modern paperback and hardcover novels;
  • A workbench covered in "tools and futuristic engineering" yet to be completed;
  • A set of 1930s British traffic lights;
  • A collection of lamps to indicate roadworks in progress;
  • A bus stop;
  • A beautiful roll-top desk;
  • A collection of woefully underused weights and bodybuilding equipment;
  • An industrial-grade refrigerator;
  • A model railway kit, and;
  • Varying other pieces of "antique[s]" and objects gathered from the Doctor's "other alien adventures".