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The further adventures in time and space of the alien adventurer known as the Doctor, a Time Lord/Lady who can change appearance and gender by regenerating when near death, and his/her human companions.


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Series cast summary:
Matt Smith ...  The Doctor 57 episodes, 2010-2017
David Tennant ...  The Doctor / ... 59 episodes, 2005-2017
Peter Capaldi ...  The Doctor / ... 46 episodes, 2008-2017
Jenna Coleman ...  Clara / ... 41 episodes, 2012-2017
Nicholas Briggs ...  Daleks / ... 40 episodes, 2005-2019
Karen Gillan ...  Amy Pond / ... 38 episodes, 2008-2017
Billie Piper ...  Rose Tyler / ... 40 episodes, 2005-2017
Paul Kasey ...  Ood Sigma / ... 35 episodes, 2005-2014
Arthur Darvill ...  Rory / ... 27 episodes, 2010-2012
Ruari Mears Ruari Mears ...  Cyberman / ... 22 episodes, 2006-2013
Freema Agyeman ...  Martha Jones / ... 25 episodes, 2006-2017


The Doctor, a Time Lord from the race whose home planet is Gallifrey, travels through time and space in his/her ship the TARDIS (an acronym for Time and Relative Dimension In Space) with numerous companions. From time to time he/she regenerates into a new form (which is how the series has been running since the departure of the original actor, William Hartnell, in 1966). Written by Chris Wright

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


All of time and space... Follow me. (Series 5) See more »


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Release Date:

17 March 2006 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Technical Specs


| (48 episodes) | (3 episodes) | (2 Episodes)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital (Dolby 5.1)

Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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Did You Know?


When Doctor Who (2005) (TV Series) was in development, Jane Tranter and Lorraine Heggesssey talked about Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman (1993) (TV Series) which was a "fantasy drama on a Saturday night" and that they wanted the new series of Doctor Who to be something like that, which helped Russell T. Davies to get the tone of the show and wanted the new series to have the warmth, the colors and wit which the Superman TV series had and to have it's own mythology. See more »


[series 1 trailer]
The Ninth Doctor: Do you wanna come with me? 'Cause if you do then I should warn you, you're gonna see all sorts of things. Ghosts from the past; Aliens from the future; the day the Earth died in a ball of flame; It won't be quiet, it won't be safe, and it won't be calm. But I'll tell you what it will be: the trip of a lifetime.
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Crazy Credits

Each episode has a pre-credits sequence, and a trailer for the following episode at the end. Episode one has no pre-credits sequence(except for 5.1 " The Eleventh Hour", and episode thirteen has no trailer. See more »

Alternate Versions

In Season 5, Amy has a prologue that only exists in syndicated versions and isn't present in the original UK airings. It doesn't appear on home media (DVD) either. See more »


Referenced in It Thirsts for Blood (2015) See more »


Doctor Who Theme
Written by Ron Grainer
Performed by BBC National Orchestra of Wales
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User Reviews

Going downhill fast
21 October 2018 | by igmuSee all my reviews

Three episodes in to the 'new' Doctor Who (Jodie Whittaker) and each one worse than the last. The acting is ok-ish, although the new companions don't get a lot of chance to demonstrate it, but the show is let down by some terrible writing and the need to be so Politically Correct that it can't see beyond the end of its nose.

The show began it's latest decline after Jenna Coleman left Peter Capaldi. Bill and Nardol were very average companions to Capaldi's rather average Doctor - although admittedly Tennant and Smith were hard acts to follow. Then of course the Doctor became female. Absolutely no need for it at all, and no need for all the fuss about it either and it could have worked, but poor Jodie Whittaker has nothing to work with. They writers haven't actually given her a character.

Then there is today's Episode 3 - Rosa Parks. Why? Just make a documentary about her and the segregation issues in 1955 USA instead, not have a very boring episode with no jeopardy and a random unexplained bigoted time-travelling non-villain (oh how so very convenient). Then rub everyone's brains into the dust by ending with the Rosa Parks asteroid - was that all the woman was worth? A bloody asteroid! As a history lesson about Rosa Parks and segregation it didn't work. As an indication of the racism still prevalent in society today it didn't work. As an episode of what has been one of the most enduring and loved sci-fi series on British telly it didn't work. As an example of woolly thinking, abysmal characterisation, poor scriptwriting and bad TV it worked perfectly.

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