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Doctor Who 

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The adventures in time and space of the Doctor, a Time Lord who changes appearance and personality by regenerating when near death, and is joined by companions in battles against aliens and other megalomaniacs.

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Sydney Newman
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Complete series cast summary:
Tom Baker ...  Doctor Who 173 episodes, 1974-1984
William Hartnell ...  Dr. Who / ... 140 episodes, 1963-1984
Jon Pertwee ...  Doctor Who / ... 129 episodes, 1970-1984
Patrick Troughton ...  Dr. Who / ... 127 episodes, 1966-1985
Frazer Hines ...  Jamie / ... 116 episodes, 1966-1985
Nicholas Courtney ...  Brigadier Lethbridge Stewart / ... 106 episodes, 1965-1989
Pat Gorman ...  Guard / ... 34 episodes, 1964-1985
Elisabeth Sladen ...  Sarah Jane Smith 81 episodes, 1973-1984
Jacqueline Hill ...  Barbara Wright / ... 81 episodes, 1963-1980
William Russell ...  Ian Chesterton 78 episodes, 1963-1965
Katy Manning ...  Jo Grant 77 episodes, 1971-1984
John Scott Martin ...  Dalek / ... 66 episodes, 1965-1988
John Levene ...  Sergeant Benton / ... 70 episodes, 1967-1983
Peter Davison ...  The Doctor / ... 70 episodes, 1981-1984
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Storyline

Traveling across time and space, the immortal time-lord known as 'The Doctor' travels across the universe with his many companions and his loyal shape-shifting space-ship: The TARDIS. The Doctor faces many threats across many generations: from The Daleks, The Cybermen and his time-lord adversary The Master to the sinister Davros, creator of The Daleks. Written by Johnny

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Trivia

1960s producer Innes Lloyd had a policy of using fine name actors in guest roles on the series to heighten its dramatic appeal. The series' final producer, John Nathan-Turner, was also very fond of using big names, especially from comedy. He increasingly turned to stunt casting in an attempt to arrest the decline in the series' ratings in its final seasons. These guest stars included Joan Sims, Richard Briers, Ken Dodd, Peggy Mount, Nicholas Parsons, Gareth Hale and Norman Pace. See more »

Goofs

Whenever there is a closeup of the Fifth Doctor's open mouth, you can see Peter Davison's dental fillings, which a regenerated Time Lord would not have. See more »

Quotes

Lady Camilla: You're wrong. The Doctor is not weaponless. He has the greatest weapon of all: knowledge.
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Crazy Credits

While several episodes made use of teaser sequences before the opening credits (though only a handful in the show's 26-year history), the 1970 7-part story "The Ambassadors of Death" was unique in that it was an experiment in changing the format of the opening credits that was not repeated. At the start of each chapter, the credits would begin as usual but end right after the title "Doctor Who" appeared (before the episode and writer titles appeared). A brief teaser then followed, followed by the remainder of the opening sequence, as usual. Another story from the same season, "Inferno", also altered the format of the opening credits slightly by showing the episode and writer titles over footage of bubbling lava. See more »

Alternate Versions

The show's only 90-minute episode, "The Five Doctors," is also available edited into four, 25-minute episodes for syndication. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Highlander: The Jamie McCrimmon Story (2005) See more »

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"Mum, Can I Have A Dalek For Christmas?"
8 September 2006 | by ShadeGrenadeSee all my reviews

'Dr.Who' was the first television programme I got hooked on. It was 1968, when Patrick Troughton was the incumbent. The story, a repeat of 'Evil Of The Daleks', was the most incredible thing I'd ever seen. Wild horses couldn't have dragged me away from the set at the same time the following week. Dalekmania had passed by then, so I never got my toy, but I did get a Dalek colouring book on Christmas morning, as well as that year's 'Dr.Who' annual. As the '60's gave way to the '70's, my interest in the show intensified as Jon Pertwee and Tom Baker steered a successful course through the choppy seas of T.V. ratings. I started to lose interest in the '80's though, though that was probably my fault for growing up. When it ended in 1989, I wasn't surprised. Now its back - and a whole new generation of children are just as excited about 'Dr.Who' as I was back in 1968 - my enthusiasm has rekindled. We can all look back on the 1963/89 series as 'the classic years' even though as far as I'm concerned they're not over yet.


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Official Sites:

BBC [UK]

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 September 1975 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

City of London, England, UK See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

GBP4,500,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$293,279

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$293,279
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(15 episodes) | (679 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono (1963-1987)| Stereo (1988-1989)

Color:

Black and White (1963-1969)| Color (1970-1989)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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