Doctor Who

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1. Doctor Who (1963–1989)

TV-PG | 45 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

The adventures of a Time Lord from the planet Gallifrey known only as the Doctor, who travels through time and space fighting monsters and other villainous megalomaniacs with companions.

Stars: William Hartnell, Patrick Troughton, Jon Pertwee, Tom Baker

Votes: 30,655

2. Doctor Who (1963–1989)
Episode: An Unearthly Child (1963)

TV-PG | 23 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

Two schoolteachers investigate the personal life of one of their brilliant students and her mysterious grandfather.

Directors: Waris Hussein, Douglas Camfield | Stars: William Hartnell, William Russell, Jacqueline Hill, Carole Ann Ford

Votes: 1,050

3. Doctor Who (1963–1989)
Episode: The Cave of Skulls (1963)

TV-G | 25 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

The TARDIS takes its new passengers back to the dawn of history. There, the Doctor and his party are captured by a tribe who are trying to rediscover the secret of fire.

Directors: Waris Hussein, Douglas Camfield | Stars: William Hartnell, William Russell, Jacqueline Hill, Carole Ann Ford

Votes: 702

4. Doctor Who (1963–1989)
Episode: The Forest of Fear (1963)

TV-PG | 24 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

Old Mother frees the Doctor and the others on condition they will leave the tribe and not make fire.The group attempt to return to the TARDIS but Za and Hur follow them.

Directors: Waris Hussein, Douglas Camfield | Stars: William Hartnell, William Russell, Jacqueline Hill, Carole Ann Ford

Votes: 634

5. Doctor Who (1963–1989)
Episode: The Firemaker (1963)

TV-PG | 24 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

Kal accuses Za of Old Mother's murder but the Doctor exposes him as the real killer.However, Za then insists the travellers be held prisoner until they show him how to make fire.

Directors: Waris Hussein, Douglas Camfield | Stars: William Hartnell, William Russell, Jacqueline Hill, Carole Ann Ford

Votes: 621

6. Doctor Who (1963–1989)
Episode: The Dead Planet (1963)

TV-PG | 24 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

The TARDIS lands in a petrified forest on an alien planet. Determined to explore, the Doctor leads his companions into the metal city, where they discover the danger of what will become his... See full summary »

Director: Christopher Barry | Stars: William Hartnell, William Russell, Jacqueline Hill, Carole Ann Ford

Votes: 631

7. Doctor Who (1963–1989)
Episode: The Survivors (1963)

TV-PG | 24 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

The Doctor, Susan and Ian search the city for Barbara and learn that the area is contaminated with radiation.Then they encounter the Daleks.

Director: Christopher Barry | Stars: William Hartnell, William Russell, Jacqueline Hill, Carole Ann Ford

Votes: 535

8. Doctor Who (1963–1989)
Episode: The Escape (1964)

TV-PG | 25 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

Susan meets Alydon of the Thals and agrees to try and arrange a treaty between his people and the Daleks. But the Daleks only see it as an opportunity to wipe the Thals out.

Director: Richard Martin | Stars: William Hartnell, William Russell, Jacqueline Hill, Carole Ann Ford

Votes: 518

9. Doctor Who (1963–1989)
Episode: The Ambush (1964)

TV-PG | 24 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

The Doctor and his friends attempt to escape from the Dalek City. However, knowing that the Thals are walking into a trap, Ian decides to go and warn them.

Director: Christopher Barry | Stars: William Hartnell, William Russell, Jacqueline Hill, Carole Ann Ford

Votes: 499

10. Doctor Who (1963–1989)
Episode: The Expedition (1964)

TV-PG | 24 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

The Doctor and his friends realise that their only chance of recovering the fluid link is to persuade the Thals to fight back against the Daleks.

Director: Christopher Barry | Stars: William Hartnell, William Russell, Jacqueline Hill, Carole Ann Ford

Votes: 486

11. Doctor Who (1963–1989)
Episode: The Ordeal (1964)

TV-PG | 26 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

While Ian, Barbara and their Thal friends try to find a way into the Dalek City through the mountains, the Doctor, Susan and Alydon attempt to make their own way in.

Director: Richard Martin | Stars: William Hartnell, William Russell, Jacqueline Hill, Carole Ann Ford

Votes: 480

12. Doctor Who (1963–1989)
Episode: The Rescue (1964)

TV-PG | 22 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

Ian, Barbara and the surviving members of their party try to find a way into the Dalek City whilst Alydon prepares the other Thals for an attack. But only the Doctor and Susan are aware of the full extent of the threat the Daleks pose.

Director: Richard Martin | Stars: William Hartnell, William Russell, Jacqueline Hill, Carole Ann Ford

Votes: 477

13. Doctor Who (1963–1989)
Episode: The Edge of Destruction (1964)

TV-PG | 25 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

In this completely TARDIS-based story, the crew find themselves and their ship acting very strangely indeed. Blame runs high for the Ship's unusual behavior, until the Doctor realizes the ... See full summary »

Director: Richard Martin | Stars: William Hartnell, William Russell, Jacqueline Hill, Carole Ann Ford

Votes: 469

14. Doctor Who (1963–1989)
Episode: The Brink of Disaster (1964)

TV-PG | 22 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

The Doctor becomes increasingly suspicious of Ian and Barbara but when the occurrences aboard the TARDIS become even stranger he realises they are in even greater danger than they realised.

Director: Frank Cox | Stars: William Hartnell, William Russell, Jacqueline Hill, Carole Ann Ford

Votes: 417

15. Doctor Who (1963–1989)
Episode: The Roof of the World (1964)

TV-PG | 24 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

The TARDIS arrives on Earth in the 13th century, where it is claimed by famed explorer Marco Polo as a gift for his employer, Kublai Khan. Polo hopes to finally buy his way out of the ... See full summary »

Director: Waris Hussein | Stars: William Hartnell, William Russell, Jacqueline Hill, Carole Ann Ford

Votes: 218

16. Doctor Who (1963–1989)
Episode: The Singing Sands (1964)

TV-PG | 27 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

Tegana sabotages the party's water bags, leaving them in dire need of fresh supplies.

Director: Waris Hussein | Stars: William Hartnell, William Russell, Jacqueline Hill, Carole Ann Ford

Votes: 203

17. Doctor Who (1963–1989)
Episode: Five Hundred Eyes (1964)

TV-PG | 23 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

The Doctor and Susan are able to supply Marco with condensation that has formed inside the TARDIS, saving the group from dying of thirst.When the group are reunited with Tegana, the travelers begin to suspect he is up to something.

Director: Waris Hussein | Stars: William Hartnell, William Russell, Jacqueline Hill, Carole Ann Ford

Votes: 201

18. Doctor Who (1963–1989)
Episode: The Wall of Lies (1964)

TV-PG | 25 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

The Doctor's group manage to rescue Barbara from the Mongols but once more Marco remains unaware of Tegana's involvement.

Director: John Crockett | Stars: William Hartnell, William Russell, Jacqueline Hill, Carole Ann Ford

Votes: 200

19. Doctor Who (1963–1989)
Episode: Rider from Shang-Tu (1964)

TV-PG | 23 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

The Doctor and his friends elect to warn Marco of Acomat's attack even though it means losing their chance to gain access to the TARDIS.

Director: Waris Hussein | Stars: William Hartnell, William Russell, Jacqueline Hill, Carole Ann Ford

Votes: 197

20. Doctor Who (1963–1989)
Episode: Mighty Kublai Khan (1964)

TV-PG | 25 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

The Doctor, Ian and Barbara are forced to surrender to Tegana and Marco, leaving both of them the opportunity to gain possession of the TARDIS.

Director: Waris Hussein | Stars: William Hartnell, William Russell, Jacqueline Hill, Carole Ann Ford

Votes: 195

21. Doctor Who (1963–1989)
Episode: Assassin at Peking (1964)

TV-PG | 25 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

Tegana finally makes his move to assassinate the Khan, giving the Doctor and his friends an opportunity to thwart his plans and regain the TARDIS.

Director: Waris Hussein | Stars: William Hartnell, William Russell, Jacqueline Hill, Carole Ann Ford

Votes: 199

22. Doctor Who (1963–1989)
Episode: The Sea of Death (1964)

TV-PG | 23 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

On the planet Marinus, the Doctor and his companions are enlisted by Arbitan to seek out the keys to an ancient and powerful machine. Their quest takes them across time and space; will they... See full summary »

Director: John Gorrie | Stars: William Hartnell, William Russell, Jacqueline Hill, Carole Ann Ford

Votes: 321

23. Doctor Who (1963–1989)
Episode: The Velvet Web (1964)

TV-PG | 25 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

The Doctor and his friends arrive in the apparently idyllic city of Morphoton but Barbara soon begins to realise there is more to their hosts than meets the eye.

Director: John Gorrie | Stars: William Hartnell, William Russell, Jacqueline Hill, Carole Ann Ford

Votes: 307

24. Doctor Who (1963–1989)
Episode: The Screaming Jungle (1964)

TV-PG | 24 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

The search for the second key takes the travellers to a jungle where Ian and Barbara come under threat from rapidly growing plants.

Director: John Gorrie | Stars: William Hartnell, William Russell, Jacqueline Hill, Carole Ann Ford

Votes: 300

25. Doctor Who (1963–1989)
Episode: The Snows of Terror (1964)

TV-PG | 25 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

Searching for the third key, Ian and Barbara meet with the sinister trapper Vasor before following Susan and the others into a cave system guarded by the mysterious Ice Soldiers.

Director: John Gorrie | Stars: William Hartnell, William Russell, Jacqueline Hill, Carole Ann Ford

Votes: 293

26. Doctor Who (1963–1989)
Episode: Sentence of Death (1964)

TV-PG | 25 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

The group are reunited with the Doctor in the city of Millennius where Ian faces trial for murder after the fourth key is stolen.

Director: John Gorrie | Stars: William Hartnell, William Russell, Jacqueline Hill, Carole Ann Ford

Votes: 286

27. Doctor Who (1963–1989)
Episode: The Keys of Marinus (1964)

TV-G | 25 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

The Doctor and his friends must locate the real murderers and the fourth key before heading off for a final confrontation with the Voord.

Director: John Gorrie | Stars: William Hartnell, William Russell, Jacqueline Hill, Carole Ann Ford

Votes: 309

28. Doctor Who (1963–1989)
Episode: The Temple of Evil (1964)

TV-PG | 24 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

The TARDIS arrives on Earth landing in 16th century Aztec society. Barbara goes off exploring - despite the Doctor's orders not to wander off - and is taken away by the high priest Autloc ... See full summary »

Director: John Crockett | Stars: William Hartnell, William Russell, Jacqueline Hill, Carole Ann Ford

Votes: 455

29. Doctor Who (1963–1989)
Episode: The Warriors of Death (1964)

TV-PG | 24 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

Barbara tries to change the course of history - and Ian fights for his life.

Director: John Crockett | Stars: William Hartnell, William Russell, Jacqueline Hill, Carole Ann Ford

Votes: 388

30. Doctor Who (1963–1989)
Episode: The Bride of Sacrifice (1964)

TV-PG | 25 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

While the Doctor tries to find a way back to the TARDIS, Tlotoxl continues to plot Barbara's downfall and sees an opening when Susan questions Aztec custom.

Director: John Crockett | Stars: William Hartnell, William Russell, Jacqueline Hill, Carole Ann Ford

Votes: 382

31. Doctor Who (1963–1989)
Episode: The Day of Darkness (1964)

TV-PG | 25 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

Tlotoxl's machinations result in both Susan and Ian being arrested.With the TARDIS once again trapped inside the tomb, the travelers' only hope for escape lies with Autloc and Cameca.

Director: John Crockett | Stars: William Hartnell, William Russell, Jacqueline Hill, Carole Ann Ford

Votes: 374

32. Doctor Who (1963–1989)
Episode: Strangers in Space (1964)

TV-G | 25 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

The TARDIS arrives aboard a spaceship that has been captured by the Sensorites, a hearing-sensitive alien race. The Sensorites are dying, and the Doctor finds himself forced to investigate ... See full summary »

Director: Mervyn Pinfield | Stars: William Hartnell, William Russell, Jacqueline Hill, Carole Ann Ford

Votes: 265

33. Doctor Who (1963–1989)
Episode: The Unwilling Warriors (1964)

TV-G | 25 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

The ship has been boarded by the Sensorites and the race is on to retrieve Susan and Barbara before they can find them.

Director: Mervyn Pinfield | Stars: William Hartnell, William Russell, Jacqueline Hill, Carole Ann Ford

Votes: 248

34. Doctor Who (1963–1989)
Episode: Hidden Danger (1964)

TV-G | 25 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

The Doctor, Susan and Ian agree to accompany the Sensorites to their home planet in the hope of finding a cure for John. But not everyone is willing to welcome them there.

Director: Mervyn Pinfield | Stars: William Hartnell, William Russell, Jacqueline Hill, Carole Ann Ford

Votes: 240

35. Doctor Who (1963–1989)
Episode: A Race Against Death (1964)

TV-PG | 25 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

With Ian having fallen victim to the Sensorites' plague, the Doctor is desperate to find a cure. But the City Administrator is still determined to rid his world of aliens.

Director: Mervyn Pinfield | Stars: William Hartnell, William Russell, Jacqueline Hill, Carole Ann Ford

Votes: 241

36. Doctor Who (1963–1989)
Episode: Kidnap (1964)

TV-PG | 26 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

The City Administrator is determined to destroy the Doctor and his friends and his paranoia prevents the Doctor's cure from being distributed.

Director: Frank Cox | Stars: William Hartnell, William Russell, Jacqueline Hill, Carole Ann Ford

Votes: 240

37. Doctor Who (1963–1989)
Episode: A Desperate Venture (1964)

TV-PG | 24 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

While the City Administrator's schemes reach their climax, the Doctor and Ian venture into the tunnels under the city to discover the real cause of the Sensorite plague.

Director: Frank Cox | Stars: William Hartnell, William Russell, Jacqueline Hill, Carole Ann Ford

Votes: 239

38. Doctor Who (1963–1989)
Episode: A Land of Fear (1964)

TV-PG | 24 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

The TARDIS lands during the French Revolution, where Ian, Barbara, and Susan become caught up in the politics of the day. When they are arrested and set to be executed, the Doctor must take... See full summary »

Director: Henric Hirsch | Stars: William Hartnell, William Russell, Jacqueline Hill, Carole Ann Ford

Votes: 230

39. Doctor Who (1963–1989)
Episode: Guests of Madame Guillotine (1964)

TV-PG | 24 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

Susan, Ian and Barbara are sentenced to be guillotined but an encounter with a dying English prisoner may offer Ian a chance of survival.

Director: Henric Hirsch | Stars: William Hartnell, William Russell, Jacqueline Hill, Carole Ann Ford

Votes: 214

40. Doctor Who (1963–1989)
Episode: A Change of Identity (1964)

TV-PG | 25 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

Susan and Barbara are rescued by Jules and Jean, two members of the escape chain, while the Doctor gains access to the prison by posing as a revolution official.

Director: John Gorrie | Stars: William Hartnell, William Russell, Jacqueline Hill, Carole Ann Ford

Votes: 206

41. Doctor Who (1963–1989)
Episode: The Tyrant of France (1964)

TV-PG | 25 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

The Doctor is forced into a meeting with Robespierre while Barbara's attempts to find a physician for Susan result in them being betrayed.

Director: Henric Hirsch | Stars: William Hartnell, William Russell, Jacqueline Hill, Carole Ann Ford

Votes: 199

42. Doctor Who (1963–1989)
Episode: A Bargain of Necessity (1964)

TV-PG | 24 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

Ian finds himself held prisoner by the treacherous Leon while the Doctor attempts to engineer Susan and Barbara's escape.

Director: Henric Hirsch | Stars: William Hartnell, William Russell, Jacqueline Hill, Carole Ann Ford

Votes: 194

43. Doctor Who (1963–1989)
Episode: Prisoners of Conciergerie (1964)

TV-PG | 25 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

Ian finally delivers his message to James Stirling but in order to secure Susan's release he and Barbara are forced into a dangerous spying mission.

Directors: Henric Hirsch, Timothy Combe | Stars: William Hartnell, William Russell, Jacqueline Hill, Carole Ann Ford

Votes: 206

44. Doctor Who (1963–1989)
Episode: Planet of Giants (1964)

TV-G | 23 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

When the TARDIS malfunctions and the doors open in the time vortex, the travelers and their Ship shrink to the size of insects. When they arrive on Earth, they uncover a murderous plot ... See full summary »

Director: Mervyn Pinfield | Stars: William Hartnell, William Russell, Jacqueline Hill, Carole Ann Ford

Votes: 264

45. Doctor Who (1963–1989)
Episode: Dangerous Journey (1964)

TV-PG | 24 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

Ian and Barbara are accidentally taken into Smithers' laboratory and, while the Doctor and Susan face a hazardous journey to reach them, they witness the deadly effects of DN6 first hand.

Director: Mervyn Pinfield | Stars: William Hartnell, William Russell, Jacqueline Hill, Carole Ann Ford

Votes: 237

46. Doctor Who (1963–1989)
Episode: Crisis (1964)

TV-PG | 27 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

The Doctor and his friends face a race against time to expose Forrester's plans and return to normal size before Barbara succumbs to the effects of DN6.

Directors: Douglas Camfield, Mervyn Pinfield | Stars: William Hartnell, William Russell, Jacqueline Hill, Carole Ann Ford

Votes: 233

47. Doctor Who (1963–1989)
Episode: World's End (1964)

TV-PG | 24 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

Ian and Barbara believe the TARDIS has finally returned to their contemporary London, but soon discover signs of plague and warfare. Their old enemies, the Daleks, have invaded the Earth of... See full summary »

Director: Richard Martin | Stars: William Hartnell, William Russell, Jacqueline Hill, Carole Ann Ford

Votes: 335

48. Doctor Who (1963–1989)
Episode: The Daleks (1964)

TV-PG | 24 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

The Doctor and Ian are taken to the Dalek saucer while Susan and Barbara join the rebels in planning an attack.

Director: Richard Martin | Stars: William Hartnell, William Russell, Jacqueline Hill, Carole Ann Ford

Votes: 341

49. Doctor Who (1963–1989)
Episode: Day of Reckoning (1964)

TV-PG | 27 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

The Doctor manages to escape from the Dalek saucer and meet up with Susan and David but Ian is left trapped onboard. Meanwhile, Barbara and her new friends face a dangerous journey across London.

Director: Richard Martin | Stars: William Hartnell, William Russell, Jacqueline Hill, Carole Ann Ford

Votes: 303

50. Doctor Who (1963–1989)
Episode: The End of Tomorrow (1964)

TV-PG | 23 min | Adventure, Drama, Family