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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 178 episodes, 1974-1984
William Hartnell ...  Dr. Who / ... 144 episodes, 1963-1984
Jon Pertwee ...  Doctor Who / ... 132 episodes, 1970-1984
Patrick Troughton ...  Dr. Who / ... 131 episodes, 1966-1985
Frazer Hines ...  Jamie / ... 117 episodes, 1966-1985
Nicholas Courtney ...  Brigadier Lethbridge Stewart / ... 109 episodes, 1965-1989
Pat Gorman ...  Guard / ... 95 episodes, 1964-1985
Elisabeth Sladen ...  Sarah Jane Smith 83 episodes, 1973-1984
Jacqueline Hill ...  Barbara Wright / ... 81 episodes, 1963-1980
William Russell ...  Ian Chesterton 78 episodes, 1963-1965
Katy Manning ...  Jo Grant 78 episodes, 1971-1984
John Scott Martin ...  Dalek / ... 76 episodes, 1965-1988
John Levene ...  Sergeant Benton / ... 74 episodes, 1967-1983
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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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Official Sites:

BBC [UK]

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 September 1975 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Doktor Who See more »

Filming Locations:

England, UK See more »

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Budget:

£4,500,000 (estimated)
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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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Trivia

Of the original four travelers in the TARDIS, only William Russell has yet to make a re-appearance in the series. William Hartnell (The Doctor) reappeared in the 10th season in "The Three Doctors" and reappeared, via archive footage, in the 20th season special, "Doctor Who: The Five Doctors (1983)". Carole Ann Ford (Susan) also reappeared in the 20th season special once again as Susan. Jacqueline Hill (Barbara Wright) returned as Lexa in the Tom Baker's serial "Meglos". See more »

Quotes

[repeated line]
Cyberleader: Excellent!
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Crazy Credits

Although the lead character was only a few times referred as Doctor Who, the closing credits from 1963 to 1979 still used the name Doctor Who. See more »

Alternate Versions

The 1983 episode "Resurrection of the Daleks" was originally broadcast in two 50-minute episodes due to coverage of the Olympic games. It was originally edited as the more common four-part 25-minute episodes. Both versions have been released on DVD. The spring 1985 season was originally broadcast as 50-minute episodes. These episodes were later re-edited for syndication into 25-minute episodes. The original video release of "The Brain of Morbius," on the Playhouse Video label, was very truncated, running only 50 minutes compared to 100 minutes for the complete four-episode story. This full version was later released on video. The unaired pilot episode, mentioned elsewhere, was released on video in the 1980s. One six-episode story from 1979, "Shada" by Douglas Adams, was never completed due to a BBC strike. In the 1990s existing footage was combined with linking narration by Tom Baker and released to home video. See more »

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Referenced in Queer as Folk: Episode #1.1 (1999) See more »

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Excellent
11 August 2003 | by chanelit-1See all my reviews

This is perhaps one of the finest sci-fi series ever made. The idea is simple; a timelord who travels through time and space in a TARDIS (in the shape of an old Police Box)with various companions to fight the forces of evil in the Universe.

The budget was never large, but the ideas and effort were outstanding. It started going downhill after Peter Davison finished his turn as the Doctor, mainly due to poor stories and weaker scripts, but with the right budget and some seasoned writers, this show could be very great again.

Well worth watching for the ideas alone - especially some of those in the Tom Baker era, this has a massive worldwide following and deservedly so.


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