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

446

Twelfth Doctor

TV Episode

Steven Moffat

2014-08-23

447

Twelfth Doctor

TV Episode

Phil Ford
Steven Moffat

2014-08-30

448

Twelfth Doctor

TV Episode

Mark Gatiss

2014-09-06

449

Twelfth Doctor

TV Episode

Steven Moffat

2014-09-13

450

Twelfth Doctor

TV Episode

Stephen Thompson
Steven Moffat

2014-09-20

451

Twelfth Doctor

TV Episode

Gareth Roberts
Steven Moffat

2014-09-27

452

Twelfth Doctor

TV Episode

Peter Harness

2014-10-04

453

Twelfth Doctor

TV Episode

Jamie Mathieson

2014-10-11

454

Twelfth Doctor

TV Episode

Jamie Mathieson

2014-10-18

455

Twelfth Doctor

TV Episode

Frank Cottrell-Boyce

2014-10-25

456

Twelfth Doctor

TV Episode

Steven Moffat

2014-11-01

457

Twelfth Doctor

TV Episode

Steven Moffat

2014-11-08

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

461

Twelfth Doctor

TV Episode

Toby Whithouse

2015-10-03

462

Twelfth Doctor

TV Episode

Toby Whithouse

2015-10-10

463

Twelfth Doctor

TV Episode

Jamie Mathieson
Steven Moffat

2015-10-17

464

Twelfth Doctor

TV Episode

Catherine Tregenna

2015-10-24

465

Twelfth Doctor

TV Episode

Peter Harness

2015-10-31

466

Twelfth Doctor

TV Episode

Peter Harness
Steven Moffat

2015-11-07

467

Twelfth Doctor

TV Episode

Mark Gatiss

2015-11-14

468

Twelfth Doctor

TV Episode

Sarah Dollard

2015-11-21

469

Twelfth Doctor

TV Episode

Steven Moffat

2015-11-28

470

Twelfth Doctor

TV Episode

Steven Moffat

2015-12-05

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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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