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

180

Fourth Doctor

TV Episode

Bob Baker
Dave Martin

1976-10-02

181

Fourth Doctor

TV Episode

Robert Holmes

1976-10-30

182

Fourth Doctor

TV Episode

Chris Boucher

1977-01-01

183

Fourth Doctor

TV Episode

Chris Boucher

1977-01-29

184

Fourth Doctor

TV Episode

Robert Holmes

1977-02-26

185

Fourth Doctor

TV Episode

Terrance Dicks

1977-09-03

186

Fourth Doctor

TV Episode

Bob Baker
Dave Martin

1977-10-01

187

Fourth Doctor

TV Episode

Chris Boucher

1977-10-29

188

Fourth Doctor

TV Episode

Robert Holmes

1977-11-26

189

Fourth Doctor

TV Episode

Bob Baker
Dave Martin

1978-01-07

190

Fourth Doctor

TV Episode

David Agnew

1978-02-04

191

Fourth Doctor

TV Episode

Robert Holmes

1978-09-02

192

Fourth Doctor

TV Episode

Douglas Adams

1978-09-30

193

Fourth Doctor

TV Episode

David Fisher

1978-10-28

194

Fourth Doctor

TV Episode

David Fisher

1978-11-25

195

Fourth Doctor

TV Episode

Robert Holmes

1978-12-23

196

Fourth Doctor

TV Episode

Bob Baker
Dave Martin

1979-01-20

197

Fourth Doctor

TV Episode

Terry Nation

1979-09-01

198

Fourth Doctor

TV Episode

David Agnew

1979-09-29

199

Fourth Doctor

TV Episode

David Fisher

1979-10-27

200

Fourth Doctor

TV Episode

Bob Baker

1979-11-24

201

Fourth Doctor

TV Episode

Anthony Read

1979-12-22

202

Fourth Doctor

TV Episode

Douglas Adams

1992-07-06

203

Fourth Doctor

TV Episode

David Fisher

1980-08-30

204

Fourth Doctor

TV Episode

Andrew McCulloch
John Flanagan

1980-09-27

205

Fourth Doctor

TV Episode

Andrew Smith

1980-10-25

206

Fourth Doctor

TV Episode

Terrance Dicks

1980-11-22

207

Fourth Doctor

TV Episode

Stephen Gallagher

1981-01-03

208

Fourth Doctor

TV Episode

Johnny Byrne

1981-01-31

209

Fourth Doctor

TV Episode

Christopher H. Bidmead

1981-02-28

211

Fifth Doctor

TV Episode

Christopher H. Bidmead

1982-01-04

212

Fifth Doctor

TV Episode

Terence Dudley

1982-01-18

213

Fifth Doctor

TV Episode

Christopher Bailey

1982-02-01

214

Fifth Doctor

TV Episode

Eric Saward

1982-02-15

215

Fifth Doctor

TV Episode

Terence Dudley

1982-03-01

216

Fifth Doctor

TV Episode

Eric Saward

1982-03-08

217

Fifth Doctor

TV Episode

Peter Grimwade

1982-03-22

45

First Doctor

TV Episode

Louis Marks

1964-11-14

44

First Doctor

TV Episode

Louis Marks

1964-11-07

271

Tenth Doctor

TV Episode

Russell T Davies

2006-04-15

43

First Doctor

TV Episode

Louis Marks

1964-10-31

48

First Doctor

TV Episode

Terry Nation

1964-12-05

51

First Doctor

TV Episode

Terry Nation

1964-12-26

47

First Doctor

TV Episode

Terry Nation

1964-11-28

49

First Doctor

TV Episode

Terry Nation

1964-12-12

50

First Doctor

TV Episode

Terry Nation

1964-12-19

272

Tenth Doctor

TV Episode

Russell T Davies

2006-04-22

46

First Doctor

TV Episode

Terry Nation

1964-11-21

53

First Doctor

TV Episode

David Whitaker

1965-01-09

273

Tenth Doctor

TV Episode

Toby Whithouse

2006-04-29

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