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1. An Adventure in Space and Time (2013 TV Movie)

TV-PG | 90 min | Biography, Drama, History

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A dramatisation of the early years of Doctor Who (1963), with the story revolving around BBC executive Sydney Newman, novice producer Verity Lambert and actor William Hartnell.

Director: Terry McDonough | Stars: David Bradley, Ross Gurney-Randall, Roger May, Sam Hoare

Votes: 6,352

2. Doctor Who: The Crusade (1999 Video)

Drama, Sci-Fi

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Ian Chesterton tells the tale of his adventures with the Doctor in Palestine.

Directors: Douglas Camfield, Paul Vanezis | Stars: William Hartnell, William Russell, Jacqueline Hill, Maureen O'Brien

Votes: 122

3. Doctor Who: The Ultimate Companion (2014 TV Movie)

TV-PG | 60 min | Documentary

7.1
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Stars: Freema Agyeman, Anthony Ainley, Daphne Ashbrook, Annette Badland

Votes: 27

4. Doctor Who: Destiny of the Doctors (1997 Video Game)

Sci-Fi

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The Master has taken over the planet Siralos, making use of its immense psychic power. He uses this power to imprison all seven incarnations of the Doctor. A creature of the Doctor's ... See full summary »

Stars: Anthony Ainley, Colin Baker, Tom Baker, David Coker

Votes: 40

5. Resistance Is Useless (1992 TV Movie)

Documentary

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Stars: Steve Steen, Sophie Aldred, Colin Baker, Tom Baker

Votes: 10

6. Doctor Who: Daleks - The Early Years (1992 Video)

105 min | Documentary, Sci-Fi

7.4
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A tribute to the monsters that put "Doctor Who" (1963) on the map, featuring interviews with their creator/writer Terry Nation, their designer Raymond Cusick, operator John Scott Martin and... See full summary »

Stars: William Hartnell, Peter Purves, Jean Marsh, James Hall

Votes: 26

7. William Hartnell: The Original (2013 TV Short)

5 min | Documentary, Short, Biography

8.6
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A look at William Hartnell and his involvement with Doctor Who (1963).

Director: Ian Smith | Stars: David Bradley, Jessica Carney, Peter Davison, Terrance Dicks

Votes: 9

8. The End of the Line? (2011 Video)

43 min | Documentary, Short

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A documentary looking at Doctor Who's third year on air (1965-66) featuring interviews and archive footage. Included on the DVD of the story 'The Gunfighters'.

Stars: Jenny Farish, Donald Tosh, Peter Purves, Maureen O'Brien

Votes: 6

9. Doctor Who: The Hartnell Years (1991 Video)

88 min | Documentary

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Sylvester McCoy presents a look at the era of the First Doctor, William Hartnell. Featuring the unbroadcast pilot version of the first ever episode "An Unearthly Child" and the only ... See full summary »

Stars: Sylvester McCoy, Carole Ann Ford, Julian Glover, Michael Gough

Votes: 39

10. Doctor Who: Origins (2006 Video)

55 min | Documentary, Sci-Fi

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Released as an extra on the begining box story tells the story of Dr who orgins

Stars: Carole Ann Ford, Brian Hodgson, Waris Hussein, Verity Lambert

Votes: 44

11. The Dalek Tapes (2006 Video)

55 min | Documentary

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A look at the appearances of the Daleks and Davros over the 26 years of Doctor Who (1963), included as a special feature of the DVD of Doctor Who: Genesis of the Daleks: Part One (1975).

Director: John Kelly | Stars: Sophie Aldred, John Bailey, Tom Baker, Andrew Beech

Votes: 23

12. The Doctor Games (2013 Video)

4 min | Short

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All 13 Doctors are forced into a battle royale by The Master and the Daleks in this R rated trailer spoof.

Director: Brad Hansen | Stars: Ewan Anderson, Paul K. Bisson, Kelly Mark Delcambre, Geoffrey Donne

Votes: 6

13. Over the Edge: The Story of the Edge of Destruction (2006 Video)

30 min | Documentary, Short, Sci-Fi

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Director: Ian Levine | Stars: Richard Martin, Verity Lambert, Keith Barnfather, Waris Hussein

Votes: 23

14. Looking for Peter (2012 Video)

21 min | Documentary, Short

7.9
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Toby Hadoke tries to find out about the mysterious Peter R. Newman, writer of the early Doctor Who (1963) story "The Sensorites".

Director: Chris Chapman | Stars: Toby Hadoke, Richard Bignell, Marcus Hearn, Vera Newman

Votes: 11

15. Doctor Who: Planet of Giants (2012 Video)

74 min | Sci-Fi

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Directors: Douglas Camfield, Mervyn Pinfield | Stars: John Guilor, Carole Ann Ford, William Russell

Votes: 15

16. Riverside Story (2011 Video)

Documentary, Short

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Matthew Sweet visits Riverside Studios with Peter Purves to tell the story of the facility's role in the production of Doctor Who (1963) in the mid-1960s, focusing in particular on the 1966 serial "The Ark".

Director: Thomas Guerrier | Stars: Michael Imison, Peter Purves, Matthew Sweet

17. 5 Doctors One Studio (2008 Video)

19 min | Documentary, Short, Sci-Fi

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A Behind the Scenes extra which appeared on the Five Doctors 25th Anniversary DVD release, it documents the only day when all four Doctors were in the studio together.

Stars: Nicholas Courtney, Peter Davison, Janet Fielding, Carole Ann Ford

18. Tomorrow's Times: The First Doctor (2011 Video)

14 min | Documentary, Short

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A look at the contemporary media coverage of Doctor Who (1963) during the William Hartnell era.

Director: Marcus Hearn | Stars: Mary Tamm, Claire Louise Amias, Kate Brown, David Morley Hale

19. The Ties That Bind Us (2008 Video)

15 min | Documentary, Short

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This new documentary looks at the cross references within the Doctor Who story "The Five Doctors".

Director: Brendan Sheppard | Stars: Anthony Ainley, John Arnatt, Colin Baker, Tom Baker

Votes: 7

20. Mounting the Rescue (2009 Video)

22 min | Documentary, Short

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A look at the making of "The Rescue", featuring members of the original cast and crew. Featured on the DVD "Doctor Who: The Rescue", available in the DVD Box Set "Doctor Who: The Rescue & ... See full synopsis »

Stars: John Bowe, William Russell, Ian McLachlan, Christopher Barry

Votes: 12

21. Beginning the End: Making 'The Time Warrior' (2007 Video)

31 min | Documentary, Short

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Documentary looking at the making of the 1973 Doctor Who story "The Time Warrior".

Director: Brendan Sheppard | Stars: Jeremy Bulloch, Keith Cheetham, John Collin, Michael Craze

Votes: 11

22. Masters of Sound (2006 Video)

12 min | Documentary, Short

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Director: Kevin Davies | Stars: Brian Hodgson, Dick Mills, Delia Derbyshire, Verity Lambert

Votes: 17

23. Inside the Spaceship: The Story of the TARDIS (2006 Video)

10 min | Documentary, Short

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A feature on The Beginning box set which tells the stories of the Doctor's time machine - the TARDIS.

Director: Ian Levine | Stars: Carole Ann Ford, William Russell, Raymond Cusick, Verity Lambert

Votes: 23

24. Doctor Who (1963–1989)
Episode: A Bargain of Necessity (1964)

TV-PG | 24 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

6.5
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Ian finds himself held prisoner by the treacherous Leon while the Doctor attempts to engineer Susan and Barbara's escape.

Director: Henric Hirsch | Stars: William Hartnell, William Russell, Jacqueline Hill, Carole Ann Ford

Votes: 281

25. Doctor Who (1963–1989)
Episode: A Battle of Wits (1965)

TV-G | 24 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

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The Doctor manages to escape from his cell and get the upper hand on the Monk but his plans are derailed when Sven and Ulf arrive at the monastery.

Director: Douglas Camfield | Stars: William Hartnell, Maureen O'Brien, Peter Purves, Peter Butterworth

Votes: 338

26. Doctor Who (1963–1989)
Episode: A Change of Identity (1964)

TV-PG | 25 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

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Susan and Barbara are rescued by Jules and Jean, two members of the escape chain, while the Doctor gains access to the prison by posing as a revolution official.

Directors: Henric Hirsch, John Gorrie | Stars: William Hartnell, William Russell, Jacqueline Hill, Carole Ann Ford

Votes: 293

27. Doctor Who (1963–1989)
Episode: A Desperate Venture (1964)

TV-PG | 24 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

6.5
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While the City Administrator's schemes reach their climax, the Doctor and Ian venture into the tunnels under the city to discover the real cause of the Sensorite plague.

Director: Frank Cox | Stars: William Hartnell, William Russell, Jacqueline Hill, Carole Ann Ford

Votes: 358

28. Doctor Who (1963–1989)
Episode: A Holiday for the Doctor (1966)

TV-PG | 24 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

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The TARDIS arrives in Tombstone, Arizona in 1891. Where the Doctor is looking for a dentist when he has a toothache, where The Doctor finds the local dentist is the famous Doc Holliday who ... See full summary »

Director: Rex Tucker | Stars: William Hartnell, William Hurndell, Maurice Good, David Cole

Votes: 302

29. Doctor Who (1963–1989)
Episode: A Land of Fear (1964)

TV-PG | 24 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

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The TARDIS lands during the French Revolution, where Ian, Barbara, and Susan become caught up in the politics of the day. When they are arrested and set to be executed, the Doctor must take... See full summary »

Director: Henric Hirsch | Stars: William Hartnell, William Russell, Jacqueline Hill, Carole Ann Ford

Votes: 333

30. Doctor Who (1963–1989)
Episode: A Race Against Death (1964)

TV-PG | 25 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

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With Ian having fallen victim to the Sensorites' plague, the Doctor is desperate to find a cure. But the City Administrator is still determined to rid his world of aliens.

Director: Mervyn Pinfield | Stars: William Hartnell, William Russell, Jacqueline Hill, Carole Ann Ford

Votes: 360

31. Doctor Who (1963–1989)
Episode: Air Lock (1965)

TV-PG | 24 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

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The Doctor and Vicki encounter the Rills and learn the situation is more complex than they thought while Steven finds the Drahvins' hospitality ever more perilous.

Director: Derek Martinus | Stars: William Hartnell, Peter Purves, Maureen O'Brien, Stephanie Bidmead

Votes: 209

32. Doctor Who (1963–1989)
Episode: All Roads Lead to Rome (1965)

TV-G | 23 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

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While the Doctor and Vicki meet with Nero, Barbara is taken to Rome to be sold while Ian is forced to work as a galley slave.

Director: Christopher Barry | Stars: William Hartnell, William Russell, Jacqueline Hill, Maureen O'Brien

Votes: 338

33. Doctor Who (1963–1989)
Episode: An Unearthly Child (1963)

TV-G | 23 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

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Two schoolteachers investigate the personal life of one of their brilliant students and her mysterious grandfather.

Directors: Waris Hussein, Douglas Camfield | Stars: William Hartnell, William Russell, Jacqueline Hill, Carole Ann Ford

Votes: 1,359

34. Doctor Who (1963–1989)
Episode: Assassin at Peking (1964)

TV-PG | 25 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

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Tegana finally makes his move to assassinate the Khan, giving the Doctor and his friends an opportunity to thwart his plans and regain the TARDIS.

Director: Waris Hussein | Stars: William Hartnell, William Russell, Jacqueline Hill, Carole Ann Ford

Votes: 280

35. Doctor Who (1963–1989)
Episode: Bell of Doom (1966)

TV-PG | 25 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

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Steven rejoins the Doctor and they leave Paris just ahead of the massacre, leaving Anne behind.

Director: Paddy Russell | Stars: William Hartnell, Peter Purves, André Morell, Leonard Sachs

Votes: 179

36. Doctor Who (1963–1989)
Episode: Checkmate (1965)

TV-PG | 24 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

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The Doctor finally discovers what the Monk is up to and must move fast to prevent his opponent from altering the course of history.

Director: Douglas Camfield | Stars: William Hartnell, Maureen O'Brien, Peter Purves, Peter Butterworth

Votes: 349

37. Doctor Who (1963–1989)
Episode: Conspiracy (1965)

TV-PG | 25 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

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Ian and Delos are forced to fight each other for their freedom while the Doctor has to perform for Nero's court.

Director: Christopher Barry | Stars: William Hartnell, William Russell, Jacqueline Hill, Maureen O'Brien

Votes: 339

38. Doctor Who (1963–1989)
Episode: Coronas of the Sun (1965)

TV-PG | 25 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

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The Doctor, Steven and Sara escape Mira in a Dalek pursuit ship but when they find the ship is returning to Kembel, they are forced to come up with a new plan to avoid the Daleks.

Director: Douglas Camfield | Stars: William Hartnell, Peter Purves, Jean Marsh, Kevin Stoney

Votes: 192

39. Doctor Who (1963–1989)
Episode: Counter Plot (1965)

TV-PG | 24 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

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The Doctor, Steven and Sara are accidentally transported to the planet Mira where Chen sends the Daleks after them.

Director: Douglas Camfield | Stars: William Hartnell, Peter Purves, Jean Marsh, James Hall

Votes: 229

40. Doctor Who (1963–1989)
Episode: Crater of Needles (1965)

TV-PG | 26 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

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Ian and Vrestin are captured by the subterranean Optera while Barbara and her Menoptera allies attempt to escape from the slave camp.

Director: Richard Martin | Stars: William Hartnell, William Russell, Jacqueline Hill, Maureen O'Brien

Votes: 321

41. Doctor Who (1963–1989)
Episode: Crisis (1964)

TV-PG | 27 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

6.7
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The Doctor and his friends face a race against time to expose Forrester's plans and return to normal size before Barbara succumbs to the effects of DN6.

Directors: Douglas Camfield, Mervyn Pinfield | Stars: William Hartnell, William Russell, Jacqueline Hill, Carole Ann Ford

Votes: 341

42. Doctor Who (1963–1989)
Episode: Dangerous Journey (1964)

TV-PG | 24 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

7.0
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Ian and Barbara are accidentally taken into Smithers' laboratory and, while the Doctor and Susan face a hazardous journey to reach them, they witness the deadly effects of DN6 first hand.

Director: Mervyn Pinfield | Stars: William Hartnell, William Russell, Jacqueline Hill, Carole Ann Ford

Votes: 345

43. Doctor Who (1963–1989)
Episode: Day of Armageddon (1965)

TV-PG | 24 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

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The Doctor infiltrates the Daleks' conference to try and discover their plans, leaving Steven, Katarina and Bret to find a way off the planet.

Director: Douglas Camfield | Stars: William Hartnell, Kevin Stoney, Julian Sherrier, Adrienne Hill

Votes: 241

44. Doctor Who (1963–1989)
Episode: Day of Reckoning (1964)

TV-PG | 27 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

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The Doctor manages to escape from the Dalek saucer and meet up with Susan and David but Ian is left trapped onboard. Meanwhile, Barbara and her new friends face a dangerous journey across London.

Director: Richard Martin | Stars: William Hartnell, William Russell, Jacqueline Hill, Carole Ann Ford

Votes: 426

45. Doctor Who (1963–1989)
Episode: Death of a Spy (1965)

TV-PG | 26 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

7.4
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With Steven and Vicki being held prisoner by the Trojans, the Doctor's only hope of seeing them again is to suggest the idea of the Trojan Horse.

Director: Michael Leeston-Smith | Stars: William Hartnell, Maureen O'Brien, Peter Purves, Ivor Salter

Votes: 184

46. Doctor Who (1963–1989)
Episode: Desperate Measures (1965)

TV-PG | 25 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

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The Doctor and Ian reach the crashed spaceship and meet up with Barbara and Vicki, where the Doctor uncovers the truth about Koquillion.

Director: Christopher Barry | Stars: William Hartnell, William Russell, Jacqueline Hill, Maureen O'Brien

Votes: 349

47. Doctor Who (1963–1989)
Episode: Destruction of Time (1966)

TV-PG | 24 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

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With the Daleks poised to invade the solar system, the Doctor decides his only option is to activate the Time Destructor prematurely, threatening the entire planet.

Director: Douglas Camfield | Stars: William Hartnell, Peter Purves, Jean Marsh, Kevin Stoney

Votes: 232

48. Doctor Who (1963–1989)
Episode: Devil's Planet (1965)

TV-PG | 25 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

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The Doctor and his friends escape Kembel in the Spar ship but the Daleks force them down on the planet Desperus, where they are threatened by a group of convicts.

Director: Douglas Camfield | Stars: William Hartnell, Nicholas Courtney, Peter Purves, Adrienne Hill

Votes: 193

49. Doctor Who (1963–1989)
Episode: Don't Shoot the Pianist (1966)

TV-G | 24 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

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With the Clantons believing the Doctor to be Doc Holliday, Wyatt Earp takes him into protective custody but this leaves Steven and Dodo in danger.

Director: Rex Tucker | Stars: William Hartnell, William Hurndell, Maurice Good, David Cole

Votes: 279

50. Doctor Who (1963–1989)
Episode: Escape Switch (1966)

TV-PG | 24 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

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Steven, Sara and the Monk are captured by the Daleks in order to force the Doctor to hand over the Taranium Core.

Director: Douglas Camfield | Stars: William Hartnell, Peter Purves, Jean Marsh, Kevin Stoney

Votes: 226



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