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.

entries

ChronologicalSeriesBuyTitleTypeAuthorReleased

481

Twelfth Doctor

TV Episode

Steven Moffat

2017-04-15

482

Twelfth Doctor

TV Episode

Frank Cottrell-Boyce

2017-04-22

483

Twelfth Doctor

TV Episode

Sarah Dollard

2017-04-29

484

Twelfth Doctor

TV Episode

Mike Bartlett

2017-05-06

485

Twelfth Doctor

TV Episode

Jamie Mathieson

2017-05-13

486

Twelfth Doctor

TV Episode

Steven Moffat

2017-05-20

487

Twelfth Doctor

TV Episode

Peter Harness
Steven Moffat

2017-05-27

488

Twelfth Doctor

TV Episode

Toby Whithouse

2017-06-03

489

Twelfth Doctor

TV Episode

Mark Gatiss

2017-06-10

490

Twelfth Doctor

TV Episode

Rona Munro

2017-06-17

491

Twelfth Doctor

TV Episode

Steven Moffat

2017-06-24

492

Twelfth Doctor

TV Episode

Steven Moffat

2017-07-01

472

Class

TV Episode

Patrick Ness

2016-10-22

473

Class

TV Episode

Patrick Ness

2016-10-22

474

Class

TV Episode

Patrick Ness

2016-10-29

475

Class

TV Episode

Patrick Ness

2016-11-05

476

Class

TV Episode

Patrick Ness

2016-11-12

477

Class

TV Episode

Patrick Ness

2016-11-19

478

Class

TV Episode

Patrick Ness

2016-11-26

479

Class

TV Episode

Patrick Ness

2016-12-03

255

Eighth Doctor

Television

Matthew Jacobs

1996-05-14

480

Twelfth Doctor

TV Episode

Steven Moffat

2016-12-25

458

Twelfth Doctor

TV Episode

Steven Moffat

2014-12-25

459

Twelfth Doctor

TV Episode

Steven Moffat

2015-09-19

460

Twelfth Doctor

TV Episode

Steven Moffat

2015-09-26

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2 thoughts on “Doctor Who Viewing Order

  1. Well done, except please don’t tell people to watch Night of the Doctor after the TV movie, as it spoils the reveal of the war doctor. You should watch it as a prequel to Day of The Doctor.

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