Here you will learn all the basic details about the programme.


The programme began on November 23rd 1963 with part one of An Unearthly Child


It was originally cancelled in December 1989 with part three of Survival


It returned briefly in 1996 with a TV movie just known as The Movie or Doctor Who


It returned again to our screens in May 2005 with the episode Rose and is sitll going strong, two years later.


There have been, so far, fourteen actors playing the part of the Doctor: William Hartnell (1963-1966 - TV programme), Peter Cushing (1966 - two feature-length films), Patrick Troughton (1966-1969 - TV programme), Jon Pertwee (1970-1974 - TV programme), Tom Baker (1975-1981 - TV programme), Peter Davison (1982-1984 - TV programme), Colin Baker (1984-1986 - TV programme), Sylvester McCoy (1987-1989 - TV programme, 1996 - official TV movie), Paul McGann (1996 - official TV movie), Rowan Atkinson (1999 - Comic Relief special), Richard E Grant (2004 - Spin-off webcast), Christopher Eccleston (2005 - TV programme) and David Tennant (2005-present - TV programme).File:Http://


Along the way, the Doctor has had several companions

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