Doctor Who In Detail is a guide to the long running BBC Television programme Doctor Who. The first episode was broadcast in 1963, and the programme celebrated its 60th anniversary in 2023, making Doctor Who the longest running science fiction television programme.
Thirteen actors have portrayed the role of the Doctor in the television series (excluding stand-ins) with David Tennant returning as the Fourteenth Doctor in 2023. Ncuti Gatwa, will become the Fifteenth Doctor for the next series in 2024.
Clara: So, you must have thought I was dead for a while. Yeah. How was that?
The Doctor: Longest month of my life.
Clara. It could only have been five minutes.
The Doctor: I'll be the judge of time.
Doctor Who shown on Monday, December 4,
1965: The Daleks' Masterplan: The TraitorsThe TARDIS materialises on the planet Kembel several months after the death of Marc Cory
1992: The Dæmons: Episode Three (repeated)The Master summons a daemon, Azal, in the hope of receiving Azal's powers
2007: Fear Her (repeated)A girl breathes in a spore and gains the ability to make people disappear
2015: Heaven Sent (repeated)The Doctor is trapped in his own nightmare. The only way out is to confess.
2021: Survivors of the Flux (repeated)As the forces of evil mass, the Doctor, Yaz and Dan face perilous journeys and seemingly insurmountable obstacles in their quest for survival.