Doctor Who Viewing Order

Doctor Who started small, but has lasted longer than most franchises, and more than any other TV franchise. This timeline deals with just the television show and its spin-offs.

What’s on the Doctor Who Viewing Order?

Creating a Doctor Who viewing order has always been tricky. The makers of Doctor Who never made clear statements about the canon of the Doctor Who franchise. Many of the novels have little to do with the show. However, some of the recent ones do. It is also very tricky to build a timeline due to the fact that the Doctor transcends space and time. Thankfully we have the chronology of the Doctors themselves. So I have tried to put the pieces of media in a list by doctor. For now, I’ve included just the television series. Perhaps the novels and other platforms will join this timeline eventually.

This is the episode list for all the Doctor Who episodes from William Hartnell to the present. Furthermore, this timeline also contains episodes from Torchwood, the Sarah Jane Adventures, and Class. These are spin-off series. So if you’re only interested in watching the episodes, here you go. Additionally, if you want a really good timeline with all forms of Doctor Who media, including books and comics, I recommend visiting this site.

entries

ChronologicalSeriesBuyTitleTypeAuthorReleased

101

First Doctor

TV Episode

Dennis Spooner
Terry Nation

1966-01-22

Dalek’s Master Plan. Missing, available as audio drama.

102

First Doctor

TV Episode

Dennis Spooner
Terry Nation

1966-01-29

Dalek’s Master Plan. Missing, available as audio drama.

103

First Doctor

TV Episode

Donald Tosh
John Lucarotti

1966-02-05

The Massacre. Missing, available as audio drama.

104

First Doctor

TV Episode

Donald Tosh
John Lucarotti

1966-02-12

The Massacre. Missing, available as audio drama.

105

First Doctor

TV Episode

Donald Tosh
John Lucarotti

1966-02-19

The Massacre. Missing, available as audio drama.

106

First Doctor

TV Episode

Donald Tosh
John Lucarotti

1966-02-26

The Massacre. Missing, available as audio drama.

107

First Doctor

TV Episode

Lesley Scott
Paul Erickson

1966-03-05

The Ark

108

First Doctor

TV Episode

Lesley Scott
Paul Erickson

1966-03-12

The Ark

109

First Doctor

TV Episode

Lesley Scott
Paul Erickson

1966-03-19

The Ark

110

First Doctor

TV Episode

Lesley Scott
Paul Erickson

1966-03-26

The Ark

111

First Doctor

TV Episode

Brian Hayles
Donald Tosh

1966-04-02

The Celestial Toy Maker. Missing, available as audio drama.

112

First Doctor

TV Episode

Brian Hayles
Donald Tosh

1966-04-09

The Celestial Toy Maker. Missing, available as audio drama.

113

First Doctor

TV Episode

Brian Hayles
Donald Tosh

1966-04-16

The Celestial Toy Maker. Missing, available as audio drama.

114

First Doctor

TV Episode

Brian Hayles
Donald Tosh

1966-04-23

The Celestial Toy Maker

115

First Doctor

TV Episode

Donald Cotton

1966-04-30

The Gunfighters

116

First Doctor

TV Episode

Donald Cotton

1966-05-07

The Gunfighters

117

First Doctor

TV Episode

Donald Cotton

1966-05-14

The Gunfighters

118

First Doctor

TV Episode

Donald Cotton

1966-05-21

The Gunfighters

119

First Doctor

TV Episode

Ian Stuart Black

1966-05-28

4 episodes. Missing, available as audio drama.

120

First Doctor

TV Episode

Ian Stuart Black
Kit Pedler

1966-06-25

4 Episodes. Missing, available as audio drama.

121

First Doctor

TV Episode

Brian Hayles

1966-09-10

4 episodes. Missing, available as audio drama.

122

First Doctor

TV Episode

Gerry Davis
Kit Pedler

1966-10-08

4 Episodes. 4th episode missing, available as audio drama.

123

Second Doctor

TV Episode

David Whitaker
Dennis Spooner

1966-11-05

6 episodes. Missing, available as audio drama.

124

Second Doctor

TV Episode

Elwyn Jones
Gerry Davis

1966-12-17

4 episodes. Missing, available as audio drama.

125

Second Doctor

TV Episode

Geoffrey Orme

1967-01-14

4 episodes. 1st and 4th episodes missing, available as audio drama.

126

Second Doctor

TV Episode

Kit Pedler

1967-02-11

4 episodes. 1st and 3rd episodes missing, available as audio drama.

127

Second Doctor

TV Episode

Ian Stuart Black

1967-03-11

4 episodes. Missing, available as audio drama.

128

Second Doctor

TV Episode

David Ellis
Malcolm Hulke

1967-04-08

6 episodes. 2nd, 4th, 5th, 6th episodes missing, available as audio drama.

129

Second Doctor

TV Episode

David Whitaker

1967-05-20

7 episodes. 1st, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th episodes missing, available as audio drama.

130

Second Doctor

TV Episode

Gerry Davis
Kit Pedler

1967-09-02

4 episodes.

131

Second Doctor

TV Episode

Henry Lincoln
Mervyn Haisman

1967-09-30

6 episodes. 1st, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th episodes missing, available as audio drama.

132

Second Doctor

TV Episode

Brian Hayles

1967-11-11

6 episodes. 2nd, 3rd episodes missing, available as audio drama.

133

Second Doctor

TV Episode

David Whitaker

1967-12-23

6 episodes

134

Second Doctor

TV Episode

Henry Lincoln
Mervyn Haisman

1968-02-03

6 episodes. 3rd episode missing, available as audio drama.

135

Second Doctor

TV Episode

Victor Pemberton

1968-03-16

6 episodes Missing, available as audio drama.

136

Second Doctor

TV Episode

David Whitaker
Kit Pedler

1968-04-27

6 episodes. 1st, 2nd, 4th, 5th episodes missing, available as audio drama.

137

Second Doctor

TV Episode

Norman Ashby

1968-08-10

5 episodes.

138

Second Doctor

TV Episode

Derrick Sherwin
Peter Ling

1968-09-14

5 episodes.

139

Second Doctor

TV Episode

Derrick Sherwin
Kit Pedler

1968-11-02

8 episodes.

140

Second Doctor

TV Episode

Robert Holmes

1968-12-28

4 episodes

141

Second Doctor

TV Episode

Brian Hayles
Terrance Dicks

1969-01-25

6 episodes

142

Second Doctor

TV Episode

Robert Holmes

1969-03-08

6 episodes. 1st, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th episodes missing, available as audio drama.

143

Second Doctor

TV Episode

Malcolm Hulke
Terrance Dicks

1969-04-19

10 episodes

144

Third Doctor

TV Episode

Robert Holmes

1970-01-03

4 episodes

145

Third Doctor

TV Episode

Malcolm Hulke

1970-01-31

7 episodes

146

Third Doctor

TV Episode

David Whitaker
Malcolm Hulke
Trevor Ray

1970-03-21

7 episodes

147

Third Doctor

TV Episode

Don Houghton

1970-05-09

7 episodes

148

Third Doctor

TV Episode

Robert Holmes

1971-01-02

4 episodes

149

Third Doctor

TV Episode

Don Houghton

1971-01-30

6 episodes

150

Third Doctor

TV Episode

Bob Baker
Dave Martin

1971-03-13

4 episodes

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