Doctor Who art for the Doctor Who viewing order, featuring a peek at each Doctor.

What’s on the Doctor Who Viewing Order?


Creating a Doctor Who viewing order has always been tricky. The makers of Doctor Who never made clear statements about the canon of the Doctor Who franchise. Many of the novels have little to do with the show. However, some of the recent ones do. It is also very tricky to build a timeline due to the fact that the Doctor transcends space and time. Thankfully we have the chronology of the Doctors themselves. So I have tried to put the pieces of media in a list by doctor. For now, I’ve included just the television series. Perhaps the novels and other platforms will join this timeline eventually.

This is the episode list for all the Doctor Who episodes from William Hartnell to the present. Furthermore, this timeline also contains episodes from Torchwood, the Sarah Jane Adventures, and Class. These are spin-off series. So if you’re only interested in watching the episodes, here you go. Additionally, if you want a really good timeline with all forms of Doctor Who media, including books and comics, I recommend visiting this site.

The Doctor Who Episode Timeline 2.0

#SeriesBuyTitleTypeWritersReleased
1First DoctorBuyDoctor Who 1.01: “An Unearthly Child”1963-11-23
2First DoctorBuyDoctor Who 1.01: “The Cave of Skulls”1963-11-30
3First DoctorBuyDoctor Who 1.01: “The Forest of Fear”1963-12-07
4First DoctorBuyDoctor Who 1.01: “The Firemaker”1963-12-14
5First DoctorBuyDoctor Who 1.02: “The Dead Planet”1963-12-21
6First DoctorBuyDoctor Who 1.02: “The Survivors”1963-12-28
7First DoctorBuyDoctor Who 1.02: “The Escape”1964-01-04
8First DoctorBuyDoctor Who 1.02: “The Ambush”1964-01-11
9First DoctorBuyDoctor Who 1.02: “The Expedition”1964-01-18
10First DoctorBuyDoctor Who 1.02: “The Ordeal”1964-01-25
11First DoctorBuyDoctor Who 1.02: “The Rescue”1964-02-01
12First DoctorBuyDoctor Who 1.03: “The Edge of Destruction”1964-02-08
13First DoctorBuyDoctor Who 1.03: “The Brink of Disaster”1964-02-15
14First DoctorBuyDoctor Who 1.04: “The Roof of the World”1964-02-22
15First DoctorBuyDoctor Who 1.04: “The Singing Sands”1964-02-29
16First DoctorBuyDoctor Who 1.04: “Five Hundred Eyes”1964-03-07
17First DoctorBuyDoctor Who 1.04: “The Wall of Lies”1964-03-14
18First DoctorBuyDoctor Who 1.04: “Rider from Shang-Tu”1964-03-21
19First DoctorBuyDoctor Who 1.04: “Mighty Kublai Khan”1964-03-28
20First DoctorBuyDoctor Who 1.04: “Assassin at Peking”1964-04-04
21First DoctorBuyDoctor Who 1.05: “The Sea of Death”1964-04-11
22First DoctorBuyDoctor Who 1.05: “The Velvet Web”1964-04-18
23First DoctorBuyDoctor Who 1.05: “The Screaming Jungle”1964-04-25
24First DoctorBuyDoctor Who 1.05: “The Snows of Terror”1964-05-02
25First DoctorBuyDoctor Who 1.05: “Sentence of Death”1964-05-09
26First DoctorBuyDoctor Who 1.05: “The Keys of Marinus”1964-05-16
27First DoctorBuyDoctor Who 1.06: “The Temple of Evil”1964-05-23
28First DoctorBuyDoctor Who 1.06: “The Warriors of Death”1964-05-30
29First DoctorBuyDoctor Who 1.06: “The Bride of Sacrifice”1964-06-06
30First DoctorBuyDoctor Who 1.06: “The Day of Darkness”1964-06-13
31First DoctorBuyDoctor Who 1.07: “Strangers in Space”1964-06-20
32First DoctorBuyDoctor Who 1.07: “The Unwilling Warriors”1964-06-27
33First DoctorBuyDoctor Who 1.07: “Hidden Danger”1964-07-11
34First DoctorBuyDoctor Who 1.07: “A Race Against Death”1964-07-18
35First DoctorBuyDoctor Who 1.07: “Kidnap”1964-07-25
36First DoctorBuyDoctor Who 1.07: “A Desperate Venture”1964-08-01
37First DoctorBuyDoctor Who 1.08: “A Land of Fear”1964-08-08
38First DoctorBuyDoctor Who 1.08: “Guests of Madame Guillotine”1964-08-15
39First DoctorBuyDoctor Who 1.08: “A Change of Identity”1964-08-22
40First DoctorBuyDoctor Who 1.08: “The Tyrant of France”1964-08-29
41First DoctorBuyDoctor Who 1.08: “A Bargain of Necessity”1964-09-05
42First DoctorBuyDoctor Who 1.08: “Prisoners of Conciergerie”1964-09-12
43First DoctorBuyDoctor Who 2.01: “Planet of Giants”1964-10-31
44First DoctorBuyDoctor Who 2.01: “Dangerous Journey”1964-11-07
45First DoctorBuyDoctor Who 2.01: “Crisis”1964-11-14
46First DoctorBuyDoctor Who 2.02: “World’s End”1964-11-21
47First DoctorBuyDoctor Who 2.02: “The Daleks”1964-11-28
48First DoctorBuyDoctor Who 2.02: “Day of Reckoning”1964-12-05
49First DoctorBuyDoctor Who 2.02: “The End of Tomorrow”1964-12-12
50First DoctorBuyDoctor Who 2.02: “The Waking Ally”1964-12-19
51First DoctorBuyDoctor Who 2.02: “Flashpoint”1964-12-26
52First DoctorBuyDoctor Who 2.03: “The Powerful Enemy”1965-01-02
53First DoctorBuyDoctor Who 2.03: “Desperate Measures”1965-01-09
54First DoctorBuyDoctor Who 2.04: “The Slave Traders”1965-01-16
55First DoctorBuyDoctor Who 2.04: “All Roads Lead to Rome”1965-01-23
56First DoctorBuyDoctor Who 2.04: “Conspiracy”1965-01-30
57First DoctorBuyDoctor Who 2.04: “Inferno”1965-02-06
58First DoctorBuyDoctor Who 2.05: “The Web Planet”1965-02-13
59First DoctorBuyDoctor Who 2.05: “The Zarbi”1965-02-20
60First DoctorBuyDoctor Who 2.05: “Escape to Danger”1965-02-27
61First DoctorBuyDoctor Who 2.05: “Crater of Needles”1965-03-06
62First DoctorBuyDoctor Who 2.05: “Invasion”1965-03-13
63First DoctorBuyDoctor Who 2.05: “The Centre”1965-03-20
64First DoctorBuyDoctor Who 2.06: “The Lion”1965-03-27
65First DoctorBuyDoctor Who 2.06: “The Knight of Jaffa”1965-04-03
66First DoctorBuyDoctor Who 2.06: “The Wheel of Fortune”1965-04-10
67First DoctorBuyDoctor Who 2.06: “The Warlords1965-04-17
68First DoctorBuyDoctor Who 2.07: “The Space Museum”1965-04-24
69First DoctorBuyDoctor Who 2.07: “The Dimensions of Time”1965-05-01
70First DoctorBuyDoctor Who 2.07: “The Search”1965-05-08
71First DoctorBuyDoctor Who 2.07: “The Final Phase”1965-05-15
72First DoctorBuyDoctor Who 2.08: “The Executioners”1965-05-22
73First DoctorBuyDoctor Who 2.08: “The Death of Time”1965-05-29
74First DoctorBuyDoctor Who 2.08: “Flight through Eternity”1965-06-05
75First DoctorBuyDoctor Who 2.08: “Journey into Terror”1965-06-12
76First DoctorBuyDoctor Who 2.08: “The Death of Doctor Who”1965-06-19
77First DoctorBuyDoctor Who 2.08: “The Planet of Decision”1965-06-26
78First DoctorBuyDoctor Who 2.09: “The Watcher”1965-07-03
79First DoctorBuyDoctor Who 2.09: “The Meddling Monk”1965-07-10
80First DoctorBuyDoctor Who 2.09: “A Battle of Wits”1965-07-17
81First DoctorBuyDoctor Who 2.09: “Checkmate”1965-07-24
82First DoctorBuyDoctor Who 3.01: “Four Hundred Dawns”1965-09-11
83First DoctorBuyDoctor Who 3.01: “Trap of Steel”1965-09-18
84First DoctorBuyDoctor Who 3.01: “Air Lock”1965-09-25
85First DoctorBuyDoctor Who 3.01: “The Exploding Planet”1965-10-02
86First DoctorBuyDoctor Who 3.02: “Mission to the Unknown”1965-10-09
87First DoctorBuyDoctor Who 3.03: “Temple of Secrets”1965-10-16
88First DoctorBuyDoctor Who 3.03: “Small Prophet, Quick Return”1965-10-23
89First DoctorBuyDoctor Who 3.03: “Death of a Spy”1965-10-30
90First DoctorBuyDoctor Who 3.03: “Horse of Destruction”1965-11-06
91First DoctorBuyDoctor Who 3.04: “The Nightmare Begins”, 1965-11-13
92First DoctorBuyDoctor Who 3.04: “Day of Armageddon”, 1965-11-20
93First DoctorBuyDoctor Who 3.04: “Devil’s Planet”, 1965-11-27
94First DoctorBuyDoctor Who 3.04: “The Traitors”, 1965-12-04
95First DoctorBuyDoctor Who 3.04: “Counter Plot”, 1965-12-11
96First DoctorBuyDoctor Who 3.04: “Coronas of the Sun”, 1965-12-18
97First DoctorBuyDoctor Who 3.04: “The Feast of Steven”, 1965-12-25
98First DoctorBuyDoctor Who 3.04: “Volcano”, 1966-01-01
99First DoctorBuyDoctor Who 3.04: “Golden Death”, 1966-01-08
100First DoctorBuyDoctor Who 3.04: “Escape Switch”, 1966-01-15
101First DoctorBuyDoctor Who 3.04: “The Abandoned Planet”, 1966-01-22
102First DoctorBuyDoctor Who 3.04: “Destruction of Time”, 1966-01-29
103First DoctorBuyDoctor Who 3.05: “War of God”, 1966-02-05
104First DoctorBuyDoctor Who 3.05: “The Sea Beggar”, 1966-02-12
105First DoctorBuyDoctor Who 3.05: “Priest of Death”, 1966-02-19
106First DoctorBuyDoctor Who 3.05: “Bell of Doom”, 1966-02-26
107First DoctorBuyDoctor Who 3.06: “The Steel Sky”, 1966-03-05
108First DoctorBuyDoctor Who 3.06: “The Plague”, 1966-03-12
109First DoctorBuyDoctor Who 3.06: “The Return”, 1966-03-19
110First DoctorBuyDoctor Who 3.06: “The Bomb”, 1966-03-26
111First DoctorBuyDoctor Who 3.07: “The Celestial Toyroom”, 1966-04-02
112First DoctorBuyDoctor Who 3.07: “The Halls of Dolls”, 1966-04-09
113First DoctorBuyDoctor Who 3.07: “The Dancing Floor”, 1966-04-16
114First DoctorBuyDoctor Who 3.07: “The Final Test”, 1966-04-23
115First DoctorBuyDoctor Who 3.08: “A Holiday for the Doctor”1966-04-30
116First DoctorBuyDoctor Who 3.08: “Don’t Shoot the Pianist”1966-05-07
117First DoctorBuyDoctor Who 3.08: “Johnny Ringo”1966-05-14
118First DoctorBuyDoctor Who 3.08: “The O.K. Corral”1966-05-21
119First DoctorBuyDoctor Who 3.09: “The Savages”1966-05-28
120First DoctorBuyDoctor Who 3.10: “The War Machines”, 1966-06-25
121First DoctorBuyDoctor Who 4.01: “The Smugglers”1966-09-10
122First DoctorBuyDoctor Who 4.02: “The Tenth Planet”, 1966-10-08
123Second DoctorBuyDoctor Who 4.03: “The Power of the Daleks”, 1966-11-05
124Second DoctorBuyDoctor Who 4.04: “The Highlanders”, 1966-12-17
125Second DoctorBuyDoctor Who 4.05: “The Underwater Menace”1967-01-14
126Second DoctorBuyDoctor Who 4.06: “The Moonbase”1967-02-11
127Second DoctorBuyDoctor Who 4.07: “The Macra Terror”1967-03-11
128Second DoctorBuyDoctor Who 4.08: “The Faceless Ones”, 1967-04-08
129Second DoctorBuyDoctor Who 4.09: “The Evil of the Daleks”1967-05-20
130Second DoctorBuyDoctor Who 5.01: “The Tomb of the Cybermen”, 1967-09-02
131Second DoctorBuyDoctor Who 5.02: “The Abominable Snowmen”, 1967-09-30
132Second DoctorBuyDoctor Who 5.03: “The Ice Warriors”1967-11-11
133Second DoctorBuyDoctor Who 5.04: “The Enemy of the World”1967-12-23
134Second DoctorBuyDoctor Who 5.05: “The Web of Fear”, 1968-02-03
135Second DoctorBuyDoctor Who 5.06: “Fury from the Deep”1968-03-16
137Second DoctorBuyDoctor Who 6.01: “The Dominators”1968-08-10
136Second DoctorBuyDoctor Who 5.07: “The Wheel in Space”, 1968-04-27
138Second DoctorBuyDoctor Who 6.02: “The Mind Robber”, 1968-09-14
139Second DoctorBuyDoctor Who 6.03: “The Invasion”, 1968-11-02
140Second DoctorBuyDoctor Who 6.04: “The Krotons”1968-12-28
141Second DoctorBuyDoctor Who 6.05: “The Seeds of Death”, 1969-01-25
142Second DoctorBuyDoctor Who 6.06: “The Space Pirates”1969-03-08
143Second DoctorBuyDoctor Who 6.07: “The War Games”, 1969-04-19
144Third DoctorBuyDoctor Who 7.01: “Spearhead from Space”1970-01-03
145Third DoctorBuyDoctor Who 7.02: “Doctor Who and the Silurians”1970-01-31
147Third DoctorBuyDoctor Who 7.04: “Inferno”1970-05-09
146Third DoctorBuyDoctor Who 7.03: “The Ambassadors of Death”, , 1970-03-21
148Third DoctorBuyDoctor Who 8.01: “Terror of the Autons”1971-01-02
149Third DoctorBuyDoctor Who 8.02: “The Mind of Evil”1971-01-30
150Third DoctorBuyDoctor Who 8.03: “The Claws of Axos”, 1971-03-13
151Third DoctorBuyDoctor Who 8.04: “Colony in Space”1971-04-10
152Third DoctorBuyDoctor Who 8.05: “The Daemons”1971-05-22
153Third DoctorBuyDoctor Who 9.01: “Day of the Daleks”1972-01-01
154Third DoctorBuyDoctor Who 9.02: “The Curse of Peladon”1972-01-29
155Third DoctorBuyDoctor Who 9.03: “The Sea Devils”1972-02-26
156Third DoctorBuyDoctor Who 9.04: “The Mutants”, 1972-04-08
157Third DoctorBuyDoctor Who 9.05: “The Time Monster”, 1972-05-20
158Third DoctorBuyDoctor Who 10.01: “The Three Doctors”, 1972-12-30
159Third DoctorBuyDoctor Who 10.02: “Carnival of Monsters”1973-01-27
160Third DoctorBuyDoctor Who 10.03: “Frontier in Space”1973-02-24
161Third DoctorBuyDoctor Who 10.04: “Planet of the Daleks”1973-04-07
162Third DoctorBuyDoctor Who 10.05: “The Green Death”, 1973-05-19
163Third DoctorBuyDoctor Who 11.01: “The Time Warrior”1973-12-15
164Third DoctorBuyDoctor Who 11.02: “Invasion of the Dinosaurs”1974-01-12
165Third DoctorBuyDoctor Who 11.03: “Death to the Daleks”1974-02-23
166Third DoctorBuyDoctor Who 11.04: “The Monster of Peladon”1974-03-23
167Third DoctorBuyDoctor Who 11.05: “Planet of the Spiders”, 1974-05-04
168Fourth DoctorBuyDoctor Who 12.01: “Robot”1974-12-28
169Fourth DoctorBuyDoctor Who 12.02: “The Ark in Space”1975-01-25
170Fourth DoctorBuyDoctor Who 12.03: “The Sontaran Experiment”, 1975-02-22
171Fourth DoctorBuyDoctor Who 12.04: “Genesis of the Daleks”1975-03-08
172Fourth DoctorBuyDoctor Who 12.05: “Revenge of the Cybermen”1975-04-19
173Fourth DoctorBuyDoctor Who 13.01: “Terror of the Zygons”1975-08-30
174Fourth DoctorBuyDoctor Who 13.02: “Planet of Evil”1975-09-27
175Fourth DoctorBuyDoctor Who 13.03: “Pyramids of Mars”1975-10-25
176Fourth DoctorBuyDoctor Who 13.04: “The Android Invasion”1975-11-22
177Fourth DoctorBuyDoctor Who 13.05: “The Brain of Morbius”1976-01-03
178Fourth DoctorBuyDoctor Who 13.06: “The Seeds of Doom”1976-01-31
179Fourth DoctorBuyDoctor Who 14.01: “The Masque of Mandragora”1976-09-04
180Fourth DoctorBuyDoctor Who 14.02: “The Hand of Fear”, 1976-10-02
181Fourth DoctorBuyDoctor Who 14.03: “The Deadly Assassin”1976-10-30
182Fourth DoctorBuyDoctor Who 14.04: “The Face of Evil”1977-01-01
183Fourth DoctorBuyDoctor Who 14.05: “The Robots of Death”1977-01-29
184Fourth DoctorBuyDoctor Who 14.06: “The Talons of Weng-Chiang”1977-02-26
185Fourth DoctorBuyDoctor Who 15.01: “Horror of Fang Rock”1977-09-03
186Fourth DoctorBuyDoctor Who 15.02: “The Invisible Enemy”, 1977-10-01
187Fourth DoctorBuyDoctor Who 15.03: “Image of the Fendahl”1977-10-29
188Fourth DoctorBuyDoctor Who 15.04: “The Sun Makers”1977-11-26
189Fourth DoctorBuyDoctor Who 15.05: “Underworld”, 1978-01-07
190Fourth DoctorBuyDoctor Who 15.06: “The Invasion of Time”1978-02-04
191Fourth DoctorBuyDoctor Who 16.01: “The Ribos Operation”1978-09-02
192Fourth DoctorBuyDoctor Who 16.02: “The Pirate Planet”1978-09-30
193Fourth DoctorBuyDoctor Who 16.03: “The Stones of Blood”1978-10-28
194Fourth DoctorBuyDoctor Who 16.04: “The Androids of Tara”1978-11-25
195Fourth DoctorBuyDoctor Who 16.05: “The Power of Kroll”1978-12-23
196Fourth DoctorBuyDoctor Who 16.06: “The Armageddon Factor”, 1979-01-20
197Fourth DoctorBuyDoctor Who 17.01: “Destiny of the Daleks”1979-09-01
198Fourth DoctorBuyDoctor Who 17.02: “City of Death”1979-09-29
199Fourth DoctorBuyDoctor Who 17.03: “The Creature from the Pit”1979-10-27