Doctor Who Viewing Order

Doctor Who started small, but has lasted longer than most franchises, and more than any other TV franchise. This timeline deals with just the television show and its spin-offs.

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.

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entries

ChronologicalSeriesBuyTitleTypeAuthorReleased

411

Torchwood

TV Episode

Jane Espenson
Russell T Davies

2011-09-09

409

Torchwood

TV Episode

John Fay

2011-09-02

407

Torchwood

TV Episode

Jane Espenson
Ryan Scott

2011-08-26

406

Torchwood

TV Episode

Jane Espenson

2011-08-19

405

Torchwood

TV Episode

John Shiban

2011-08-12

404

Torchwood

TV Episode

Jane Espenson

2011-08-05

403

Torchwood

TV Episode

Jim Gray
John Shiban

2011-07-29

402

Torchwood

TV Episode

Jane Espenson

2011-07-22

401

Torchwood

TV Episode

Doris Egan

2011-07-15

400

Torchwood

TV Episode

Russell T Davies

2011-07-08

360

Torchwood

TV Episode

Russell T Davies

2009-07-10

359

Torchwood

TV Episode

John Fay

2009-07-09

358

Torchwood

TV Episode

James Moran
Russell T Davies

2009-07-08

357

Torchwood

TV Episode

John Fay

2009-07-07

356

Torchwood

TV Episode

Russell T Davies

2009-07-06

332

Torchwood

TV Episode

Chris Chibnall

2008-04-04

331

Torchwood

TV Episode

Chris Chibnall

2008-03-21

330

Torchwood

TV Episode

Chris Chibnall

2008-03-19

329

Torchwood

TV Episode

Peter J. Hammond

2008-03-12

328

Torchwood

TV Episode

Phil Ford

2008-03-05

327

Torchwood

TV Episode

Joseph Lidster

2008-02-27

326

Torchwood

TV Episode

Matt Jones

2008-02-20

325

Torchwood

TV Episode

J. C. Wilsher

2008-02-13

324

Torchwood

TV Episode

Catherine Tregenna

2008-02-13

323

Torchwood

TV Episode

Catherine Tregenna

2008-02-06

322

Torchwood

TV Episode

Helen Raynor

2008-01-30

321

Torchwood

TV Episode

James Moran

2008-01-23

320

Torchwood

TV Episode

Chris Chibnall

2008-01-16

297

Torchwood

TV Episode

Chris Chibnall

2007-01-01

296

Torchwood

TV Episode

Catherine Tregenna

2007-01-01

294

Torchwood

TV Episode

Noel Clarke

2006-12-24

293

Torchwood

TV Episode

Catherine Tregenna

2006-12-17

292

Torchwood

TV Episode

Jacquetta May

2006-12-10

291

Torchwood

TV Episode

Dan McCulloch
Paul Tomalin

2006-12-03

290

Torchwood

TV Episode

Toby Whithouse

2006-11-26

289

Torchwood

TV Episode

Chris Chibnall

2006-11-19

288

Torchwood

TV Episode

Peter J. Hammond

2006-11-12

287

Torchwood

TV Episode

Chris Chibnall

2006-11-05

286

Torchwood

TV Episode

Helen Raynor

2006-10-29

285

Torchwood

TV Episode

Chris Chibnall

2006-10-22

284

Torchwood

TV Episode

Russell T Davies

2006-10-22

318

Tenth Doctor

Short Film

Steven Moffat

2007-11-16

256

Eighth Doctor

Short Film

Steven Moffat

2013-11-14

419

Eleventh Doctor

Short Film

Steven Moffat

2013-09-24

304

Tenth Doctor

Short Film

Alan Barnes

2007-06-29

431

Eleventh Doctor

Short Film

Steven Moffat

2012-11-16

392

Eleventh Doctor

Short Film

Steven Moffat

2011-03-18

298

Sarah Jane Adventures

TV Episode

Gareth Roberts
Russell T Davies

2007-01-01

354

Sarah Jane Adventures

TV Episode

Clayton Hickman
Gareth Roberts

2009-03-13

418

Sarah Jane Adventures

TV Episode

Gareth Roberts

2011-10-17

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