Doctor Who is the longest-running science fiction TV series in history, airing initially from 1963 to 1989. The series told the story of the Doctor, a mysterious traveller in space and time, whose TARDIS can take him and his companions anywhere in time and space. He faces many dangerous adversaries along the way, righting wrongs and bringing justice.
Last EpisodeTV Special: The Curse of Fatal Death Aired: Mar. 18, 1999
A special charity episode of the famous time travelling show. The Doctor announces his engagement at last, but before he retires from 'Doctor-ing' …
Classic Doctor Who: Season 6, Episode #6 - The Mind Robber, Part 1
To escape their destruction, the Doctor removes the TARDIS from normal space and time where the travellers find…
Classic Doctor Who: Season 6, Episode #7 - The Mind Robber, Part 2
Arriving in the Land of Fiction, the Doctor searches for his companions in a forest of words. Clockwork…
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- The Doctor (1963-1966)
- The Doctor (1966-1969)
- The Doctor (1970-1974)
- The Doctor (1974-1981)
- The Doctor (1981–1984)
Series Fun Facts
- TV editing was very difficult in the 1960s, and so (in common with most other British TV drama at the time) many early episodes of "Doctor Who" were recorded "as live". If the actors fluffed…
[show]TV editing was very difficult in the 1960s, and so (in common with most other British TV drama at the time) many early episodes of "Doctor Who" were recorded "as live". If the actors fluffed their lines, the others had to cover for him/her. There are several obvious instances of this in the series, such as in "The Web Planet" where actor William Hartnell forgot his lines, leading to co-star William Russell to prompt him by asking "What galaxy is that in then, Doctor?". In order to facilitate this style of recording, the actors were allowed a four-day rehearsal period (Monday-Thursday) followed by camera rehearsal on Friday day and the actual studio recording Friday evening. Saturdays were often spent on location recording inserts for future episodes, and the actors were given Sunday off before the process started again for the next episode on Monday morning. Although editing techniques improved over the years, it remained the case that studio scenes would usually be taped almost as live, using a multi-camera system, until the series ended in 1989.
- Tom Baker had two different length scarves. A shorter one was used for outdoor shoots to prevent the actor from snagging the scarf in anything as he walked.
- Several versions of the theme tune were used over the years, with the most famous being used from 1963 to 1980 (albeit with a slight rearrangement and the addition of an echo chamber effect…
[show]Several versions of the theme tune were used over the years, with the most famous being used from 1963 to 1980 (albeit with a slight rearrangement and the addition of an echo chamber effect being added in 1966). A disco version of the tune became a hit in the UK in 1978, and an electronica version reached number 1 in 1988.