Doctor Who Doctor Who title card (2018–pres.) Genre Science fiction Adventure Drama Created by Sydney Newman C. E. Webber Donald Wilson Written by Various Starring Various Doctors (as of 2021, Jodie Whittaker) Various companions (as of 2021, Mandip Gill) Theme music composer Ron Grainer Opening theme Doctor Who theme music Composers Various composers (since 2018, Segun Akinola) Country of ...
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Ninth Doctor. In 2005, the BBC relaunched Doctor Who after a 15-year absence from episodic television, with Russell T Davies, Julie Gardner and Mal Young as executive producers, Phil Collinson as producer, and Christopher Eccleston taking the lead role of the Ninth Doctor. The revival is a continuation of the original series.
Doctor Who is a British science fiction television programme produced by the BBC. As of 1 January 2021, 862 episodes of Doctor Who have aired, concluding the twelfth series. This includes one television movie and multiple specials, and encompasses 296 stories over 38 seasons.
The season introduces William Hartnell as the first incarnation of the Doctor, an alien who travels through time and space in his TARDIS, which appears to be a British police box on the outside. Carole Ann Ford is also introduced as the Doctor's granddaughter Susan Foreman, who acts as his companion alongside her schoolteachers Ian Chesterton and Barbara Wright, portrayed by William Russell and Jacqueline Hill, respectively. Throughout the season, the Doctor and his companions travel throughout
In December 1962, BBC Television's Controller of Programmes Donald Baverstock informed Head of Drama Sydney Newman of a gap in the schedule on Saturday evenings between the sports showcase Grandstand and the pop music programme Juke Box Jury. Baverstock figured that the programme
William Hartnell portrayed the first incarnation of the Doctor in this season. The role was originally offered to Hugh David, Leslie French, Cyril Cusack, Alan Webb and Geoffrey Bayldon; David, Cusack and Webb turned down the role as they were reluctant to work on a series, while
Three particular story types were envisioned for the show: history of the past, technology in the future, and alternatives of the present. Historical stories were intended to educate viewers about significant events in history, such as the Aztec civilisation and the French Revolu
Doctor Who was announced by Control of BBC Television Stuart Hood on 12 September 1963, described by Television Mail as "a serial of stories to entertain the whole family". Trade newspaper Kinematograph Weekly devoted its TV column to the show on 24 October; journalist Tony Grune
The first episode of An Unearthly Child was transmitted on BBC TV at 5:16 p.m. on Saturday 23 November 1963; the following three episodes were transmitted at 5:15 p.m. over the next three weeks. The serial has been repeated twice on the BBC: on BBC Two in November 1981 as part of
The assassination of John F. Kennedy the day preceding the launch of Doctor Who overshadowed the first episode; as a result, it was repeated a week later, on 30 November, preceding the second episode. The first episode was watched by 4.4 million viewers, and it received a score o
Doctor Who's first season received generally positive responses. For An Unearthly Child, Variety felt that the script "suffered from a glibness of characterisations which didn't carry the burden of belief", but praised the "effective camerawork", noting that the show "will impres
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Doctor Who Series 10 DVD box set cover art Starring Peter Capaldi Pearl Mackie Matt Lucas Country of origin United Kingdom No. of stories 11 No. of episodes 12 (+1 supplemental) Release Original network BBC One Original release 15 April (2017-04-15) – 1 July 2017 (2017-07-01) Series chronology ← Previous Series 9 Next → Series 11 List of Doctor Who episodes (2005–present) The tenth ...
Character biography. Within the fictional narrative, the Doctor is a Time Lord who travels through time and space in a stolen dimensionally transcendental – "bigger on the inside" – time machine: the TARDIS (Time And Relative Dimension(s) In Space) which takes the exterior form of a 1963 police telephone call box, and retains the appearance throughout the programme.
For the British science-fiction television programme Doctor Who, List of Doctor Who episodes may refer to: . List of Doctor Who episodes (1963–1989), a list of the 1963–1989 episodes and 1996 film of Doctor Who
It was the first series to feature Matt Smith as the eleventh incarnation of the Doctor, an alien Time Lord who travels through time and space in his TARDIS. Karen Gillan is introduced as the Doctor's new companion, Amy Pond. Her fiancé, Rory Williams, appears in seven episodes, travels with the Doctor and Amy, and is a regular character in the next series. Alex Kingston returns as River Song, a mysterious woman from the Doctor's future who summons him twice in this series. The main story...
The series introduced the Eleventh Doctor, played by Matt Smith. This followed the departure of David Tennant as the Tenth Doctor, who left the show to help ease the transition from Davies to Moffat. Smith's agent called him, suggesting that he audition for the role. Moffat wanted to cast a middle-aged actor, "young enough to run but old enough to look wise". When Smith was the third person to audition the production team knew " had their man", although he was 26 years old. The producers were ca
Doctor Who was renewed for a fifth series in September 2007. Russell T Davies was succeeded by Steven Moffat as executive producer and head writer and Julie Gardner was replaced as executive producer by Piers Wenger, who had replaced Gardner as BBC Wales head of drama. Beth Willi
Despite changes to the show, Moffat wanted to reassure the audience that "nothing has really been lost"; it was the same show, and the Doctor was the same character. The story arc of cracks in the universe was inspired by a crack in the wall of Moffat's son's bedroom. Moffat want
Although the Eleventh Doctor still wears his previous incarnation's costume in the first episode, costume designer Ray Holman said that the costume was broken-down and distressed. During the first episode, he would find his own identity and pick out his unique costume. Smith trie
The first trailer of the series was shown on television and released online shortly after the broadcast of the second part of "The End of Time" on 1 January 2010. On 17 February, a new promotional image was released. A second trailer was released on 20 February, and a 3D version
The fifth series of Doctor Who debuted on BBC One on 3 April 2010 with "The Eleventh Hour", an extended 65-minute episode. It concluded with "The Big Bang" on 26 June. The sixth episode was broadcast at 6:00 p.m. BST, the earliest start time for an episode of Doctor Who since its
The series was shown in Australia on the ABC's iview service, launching at midnight on 16 April 2010 before airing on ABC1 two days later. It began airing in the United States on 17 April 2010 on BBC America and in Canada that day on Space. This was the first initial airing of a
IGN's Matt Wales about the series Series 5 received highly positive reviews from critics following its broadcast. The series garnered a 100% approval from 13 critics—an average rating of 8.96/10 on the review aggregation website Rotten Tomatoes, which said, "Doctor Who ...
After the broadcast of "The Eleventh Hour", it was reported that several viewers criticised the character and her occupation online as "not fitting for a family show". Wenger defended the character: "The whole kissogram thing played into Steven's desire for the companion to be fe
Doctor Who returned to television in the spring of 2005. Christopher Eccleston took over from McGann as the Ninth Doctor. After initial uncertainty, it was soon established the new series was a continuation of the old. The new episodes returned Doctor Who to levels of popularity not seen since the 1970s, and garnered awards the original series ...