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

101

First Doctor

TV Episode

Dennis Spooner
Terry Nation

1966-01-22

102

First Doctor

TV Episode

Dennis Spooner
Terry Nation

1966-01-29

103

First Doctor

TV Episode

Donald Tosh
John Lucarotti

1966-02-05

104

First Doctor

TV Episode

Donald Tosh
John Lucarotti

1966-02-12

105

First Doctor

TV Episode

Donald Tosh
John Lucarotti

1966-02-19

106

First Doctor

TV Episode

Donald Tosh
John Lucarotti

1966-02-26

107

First Doctor

TV Episode

Lesley Scott
Paul Erickson

1966-03-05

108

First Doctor

TV Episode

Lesley Scott
Paul Erickson

1966-03-12

109

First Doctor

TV Episode

Lesley Scott
Paul Erickson

1966-03-19

110

First Doctor

TV Episode

Lesley Scott
Paul Erickson

1966-03-26

111

First Doctor

TV Episode

Brian Hayles
Donald Tosh

1966-04-02

112

First Doctor

TV Episode

Brian Hayles
Donald Tosh

1966-04-09

113

First Doctor

TV Episode

Brian Hayles
Donald Tosh

1966-04-16

114

First Doctor

TV Episode

Brian Hayles
Donald Tosh

1966-04-23

115

First Doctor

TV Episode

Donald Cotton

1966-04-30

116

First Doctor

TV Episode

Donald Cotton

1966-05-07

117

First Doctor

TV Episode

Donald Cotton

1966-05-14

118

First Doctor

TV Episode

Donald Cotton

1966-05-21

119

First Doctor

TV Episode

Ian Stuart Black

1966-05-28

120

First Doctor

TV Episode

Ian Stuart Black
Kit Pedler

1966-06-25

121

First Doctor

TV Episode

Brian Hayles

1966-09-10

122

First Doctor

TV Episode

Gerry Davis
Kit Pedler

1966-10-08

123

Second Doctor

TV Episode

David Whitaker
Dennis Spooner

1966-11-05

124

Second Doctor

TV Episode

Elwyn Jones
Gerry Davis

1966-12-17

125

Second Doctor

TV Episode

Geoffrey Orme

1967-01-14

126

Second Doctor

TV Episode

Kit Pedler

1967-02-11

127

Second Doctor

TV Episode

Ian Stuart Black

1967-03-11

128

Second Doctor

TV Episode

David Ellis
Malcolm Hulke

1967-04-08

129

Second Doctor

TV Episode

David Whitaker

1967-05-20

130

Second Doctor

TV Episode

Gerry Davis
Kit Pedler

1967-09-02

131

Second Doctor

TV Episode

Henry Lincoln
Mervyn Haisman

1967-09-30

132

Second Doctor

TV Episode

Brian Hayles

1967-11-11

133

Second Doctor

TV Episode

David Whitaker

1967-12-23

134

Second Doctor

TV Episode

Henry Lincoln
Mervyn Haisman

1968-02-03

135

Second Doctor

TV Episode

Victor Pemberton

1968-03-16

136

Second Doctor

TV Episode

David Whitaker
Kit Pedler

1968-04-27

137

Second Doctor

TV Episode

Norman Ashby

1968-08-10

138

Second Doctor

TV Episode

Derrick Sherwin
Peter Ling

1968-09-14

139

Second Doctor

TV Episode

Derrick Sherwin
Kit Pedler

1968-11-02

140

Second Doctor

TV Episode

Robert Holmes

1968-12-28

141

Second Doctor

TV Episode

Brian Hayles
Terrance Dicks

1969-01-25

142

Second Doctor

TV Episode

Robert Holmes

1969-03-08

143

Second Doctor

TV Episode

Malcolm Hulke
Terrance Dicks

1969-04-19

144

Third Doctor

TV Episode

Robert Holmes

1970-01-03

145

Third Doctor

TV Episode

Malcolm Hulke

1970-01-31

146

Third Doctor

TV Episode

David Whitaker
Malcolm Hulke
Trevor Ray

1970-03-21

147

Third Doctor

TV Episode

Don Houghton

1970-05-09

148

Third Doctor

TV Episode

Robert Holmes

1971-01-02

149

Third Doctor

TV Episode

Don Houghton

1971-01-30

150

Third Doctor

TV Episode

Bob Baker
Dave Martin

1971-03-13

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