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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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1989   1988   1987   1986   1985   1984   … See all »
4 wins & 2 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

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

Originally, William Hartnell was to leave the series in "The Celestial Toymaker" which The Doctor would vanish and reappear with a new actor as The Doctor. But, it was dropped. 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

[repeated line]
Daleks: Exterminate!
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Crazy Credits

A number of episodes in the 1960s did not feature William Hartnell as The Doctor. Despite this, he is still given lead actor credit on those episodes. See more »

Alternate Versions

In the original version of the concluding episode of the story, "Earthshock," where the Doctor and his companions see their companion, Adric, apparently dying when the ship he was on explodes, the end credits roll silently without the theme music and features the character's ruined math achievement award pin on the TARDIS floor instead of the normal starfield sequence. In the later syndication version, the regular score begins as normal as the end credits roll and the picture of the pin soon cuts to the normal starfield sequence. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Coxwell & Gerrard (2008) See more »

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What Doctor Who could teach the people of today.
8 June 2000 | by CJ-93See all my reviews

If there is one thing Doctor Who could teach the people of today, it would be "special effects do not make a movie/show". Movies and shows these days tend to rely more on special effects and less on plot. They're all show and little go. Doctor Who made up for it's lack of a high budget with it's strong plots and acting. I'd rather watch the all teeth and curls Tom Baker than watch the kid who played Anakin Skywalker in Phantom Menace. And I'd rather watch a pepperpot with a plunger sticking out of it repeating "Exterminate!" than watch Jar Jar "meesa no likea yous" Binks and the "extraordinary" fact that he's completely CGI.


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Official Sites:

BBC [UK]

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 September 1975 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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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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