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Recap: DOCTORWHO
See also the BBC's episode guide.

Many of the First and Second Doctor episodes (97 to be precise) are no longer accounted for in video format — though only one, "The Daleks' Master Plan" part 7, "The Feast of Steven", is known to have been exterminated, so a delicate flicker of hope remains for the other 96. And even that isn't enough to stop fans from thinking the 97th episode has a copy lurking somewhere. All missing episodes are available in audio format with stills, and some have been animated by dedicated restoration teams for official DVD releases funded by the BBC, though some of these old things have been deleted for all eternity.

Cross-reference recaps pages for The Sarah Jane Adventures, and Torchwood, which are also part of the Whoniverse, as well as for the many tangled continuities and timelines of the Big Finish audio series, which are broadly canonical.

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First Doctor era

There is some dispute as to what a number of the serials up to "The Gunfighters" should be called, as these stories had individual episode titles rather than an on-screen full title. Many of the titles have been gleaned from surviving BBC paperwork, but for the very early stories, you may see alternative names being used. The names seen below are those on the DVD or video releases.

    Season 1 

Season 1 (42 episodes of which 33 survive, 23 November 1963 to 12 September 1964)

  1. "An Unearthly Child" (4 episodes)
  2. "The Daleks" (7 episodes)
  3. "The Edge of Destruction" (2 episodes)
  4. "Marco Polo" (7 episodes, all missing)
  5. "The Keys of Marinus" (6 episodes)
  6. "The Aztecs" (4 episodes)
  7. "The Sensorites" (6 episodes)
  8. "The Reign of Terror" (6 episodes, 4 & 5 missing but restored with animation)

    Season 2 

Season 2 (39 episodes of which 37 survive, 31 October 1964 to 24 July 1965)

  1. "Planet of Giants" (3 episodes, though originally produced as 4 episodes)
  2. "The Dalek Invasion of Earth" (6 episodes)
  3. "The Rescue" (2 episodes)
  4. "The Romans" (4 episodes)
  5. "The Web Planet" (6 episodes)
  6. "The Crusade" (4 episodes, 2 & 4 missing)
  7. "The Space Museum" (4 episodes)
  8. "The Chase" (6 episodes)
  9. "The Time Meddler" (4 episodes)

    Season 3 

Season 3 (45 episodes of which 17 survive, 11 September 1965 to 16 July 1966)

  1. "Galaxy 4" (4 episodes, only episode 3 known to survive)
  2. "Mission to the Unknown" (1 episode, missing; only classic episode to not feature the Doctor)
  3. "The Myth Makers" (4 episodes, all missing)
  4. "The Daleks' Master Plan" (12 episodes, only 2, 5 and 10 known to survive. The Christmas episode is the only one confirmed to be Lost Forever, in all likelihood)
  5. "The Massacre of St Bartholomew's Eve" (4 episodes, all missing; title commonly shortened to "The Massacre")
  6. "The Ark" (4 episodes)
  7. "The Celestial Toymaker" (4 episodes, only episode 4 known to survive)
  8. "The Gunfighters" (4 episodes)
  9. "The Savages" (4 episodes, all missing)
  10. "The War Machines" (4 episodes)

    Season 4 

Season 4 (43 episodes of which 10 survive, 10 September 1966 to 1 July 1967. No story from this season survives in a complete form.)

  1. "The Smugglers" (4 episodes, all missing)
  2. "The Tenth Planet" (4 episodes, episode 4 missing but restored with animation)

Second Doctor era

    Season 4 

Season 4 (Continued)

  1. "The Power of the Daleks" (6 episodes, all missing)
  2. "The Highlanders" (4 episodes, all missing)
  3. "The Underwater Menace" (4 episodes, 1 & 4 missing)
  4. "The Moonbase" (4 episodes, 1 & 3 missing but restored with animation)
  5. "The Macra Terror" (4 episodes, all missing)
  6. "The Faceless Ones" (6 episodes, only 1 & 3 known to survive)
  7. "The Evil of the Daleks" (7 episodes, only episode 2 known to survive)

    Season 5 

Season 5 (40 episodes of which 22 survive, 2 September 1967 to 1 June 1968)

  1. "The Tomb of the Cybermen" (4 episodes)
  2. "The Abominable Snowmen" (6 episodes, only episode 2 known to survive)
  3. "The Ice Warriors" (6 episodes, 2 & 3 missing but restored with animation)
  4. "The Enemy of the World" (6 episodes)
  5. "The Web of Fear" (6 episodes, episode 3 missing)
  6. "Fury from the Deep" (6 episodes, all missing)
  7. "The Wheel in Space" (6 episodes, only 3 & 6 known to survive)

    Season 6 

Season 6 (44 episodes of which 37 survive, 10 August 1968 to 21 June 1969)

  1. "The Dominators" (5 episodes)
  2. "The Mind Robber" (5 episodes)
  3. "The Invasion" (8 episodes, 1 & 4 missing but restored with animation)
  4. "The Krotons" (4 episodes)
  5. "The Seeds of Death" (6 episodes)
  6. "The Space Pirates" (6 episodes, only episode 2 known to survive, last of known incomplete serials)
  7. "The War Games" (10 episodes)

The Second Doctor's appearance in ''The Two Doctors'' is ambiguously placed in his timeline. The BBC nowadays agrees that it fits into the Ascended Fanon "Season 6b", meaning it takes place during otherwise unseen adventures set after "The War Games".

Third Doctor era

The actual regeneration sequence from Patrick Troughton to Jon Pertwee was not televised, but was depicted in a comic shortly before Season 7 began. From this point onwards, all episodes survive and can be found in the BBC archives.

    Season 7 

Season 7 (25 episodes, 3 January 1970 to 20 June 1970.)

  1. "Spearhead from Space" (4 episodes)
  2. "Doctor Who and the Silurians" (7 episodes)
  3. "The Ambassadors of Death" (7 episodes)
  4. "Inferno" (7 episodes)

    Season 8 

Season 8 (25 episodes, 2 January 1971 to 19 June 1971)

  1. "Terror of the Autons" (4 episodes)
  2. "The Mind of Evil" (6 episodes)
  3. "The Claws of Axos" (4 episodes)
  4. "Colony in Space" (6 episodes)
  5. "The Dæmons" (5 episodes)

    Season 9 

Season 9 (26 episodes, 1 January 1972 to 24 June 1972)

  1. "Day of the Daleks" (4 episodes)
  2. "The Curse of Peladon" (4 episodes)
  3. "The Sea Devils" (6 episodes)
  4. "The Mutants" (6 episodes)
  5. "The Time Monster" (6 episodes)

    Season 10 

Season 10 (26 episodes, 30 December 1972 to 23 June 1973)

  1. "The Three Doctors" (4 episodes, 10th anniversary special, multi-Doctor, with First and Second Doctors)
  2. "Carnival of Monsters" (4 episodes)
  3. "Frontier in Space" (6 episodes)
  4. "Planet of the Daleks" (6 episodes)
  5. "The Green Death" (6 episodes)

    Season 11 

Season 11 (26 episodes, 15 December 1973 to 8 June 1974)

  1. "The Time Warrior" (4 episodes)
  2. "Invasion of the Dinosaurs" (6 episodes)
  3. "Death to the Daleks" (4 episodes)
  4. "The Monster of Peladon" (6 episodes)
  5. "Planet of the Spiders" (6 episodes)

Fourth Doctor era

From this point onwards, no episodes were ever junked, so all episodes survive. Furthermore, from Season 16 on, no episodes were ever in danger of being junked, as it was in 1978 that the BBC ended its junking policy.

    Season 12 

Season 12 (20 episodes, 28 December 1974 to 10 May 1975.)

  1. "Robot" (4 episodes)
  2. "The Ark in Space" (4 episodes)
  3. "The Sontaran Experiment" (2 episodes)
  4. "Genesis of the Daleks" (6 episodes)
  5. "Revenge of the Cybermen" (4 episodes)

    Season 13 

Season 13 (26 episodes, 30 August 1975 to 6 March 1976)

  1. "Terror of the Zygons" (4 episodes)
  2. "Planet of Evil" (4 episodes)
  3. "Pyramids of Mars" (4 episodes)
  4. "The Android Invasion" (4 episodes)
  5. "The Brain of Morbius" (4 episodes)
  6. "The Seeds of Doom" (6 episodes)

    Season 14 

Season 14 (26 episodes, 4 September 1976 to 2 April 1977)

  1. "The Masque of Mandragora" (4 episodes)
  2. "The Hand of Fear" (4 episodes)
  3. "The Deadly Assassin" (4 episodes; only classic serial with no companion)
  4. "The Face of Evil" (4 episodes)
  5. "The Robots of Death" (4 episodes)
  6. "The Talons of Weng-Chiang" (6 episodes)

    Season 15 

Season 15 (26 episodes, 3 September 1977 to 11 March 1978)

  1. "Horror of Fang Rock" (4 episodes)
  2. "The Invisible Enemy" (4 episodes)
  3. "Image of the Fendahl" (4 episodes)
  4. "The Sun Makers" (4 episodes)
  5. "Underworld" (4 episodes)
  6. "The Invasion of Time" (6 episodes)

    Season 16 (The Key to Time) 

Season 16 (26 episodes, 2 September 1978 to 24 February 1979)

  1. "The Ribos Operation" (4 episodes)
  2. "The Pirate Planet" (4 episodes)
  3. "The Stones of Blood" (4 episodes)
  4. "The Androids of Tara" (4 episodes)
  5. "The Power of Kroll" (4 episodes)
  6. "The Armageddon Factor" (6 episodes)

    Season 17 

Season 17 (20 episodes, plus 6 unfinished, 1 September 1979 to 12 January 1980)

  1. "Destiny of the Daleks" (4 episodes)
  2. "City of Death" (4 episodes)
  3. "The Creature from the Pit" (4 episodes)
  4. "Nightmare of Eden" (4 episodes)
  5. "The Horns of Nimon" (4 episodes)
  6. "Shada" (6 episodes, incomplete and unaired; various adaptations bridge the missing pieces)

    Season 18 

Season 18 (28 episodes, 30 August 1980 to 21 March 1981)

  1. "The Leisure Hive" (4 episodes)
  2. "Meglos" (4 episodes)
  3. "Full Circle" (4 episodes)
  4. "State of Decay" (4 episodes)
  5. "Warriors' Gate" (4 episodes)
  6. "The Keeper of Traken" (4 episodes)
  7. "Logopolis" (4 episodes)

Fifth Doctor era

    Season 19 

Season 19 (26 episodes, 4 January 1982 to 30 March 1982)

  1. "Castrovalva" (4 episodes)
  2. "Four to Doomsday" (4 episodes)
  3. "Kinda" (4 episodes)
  4. "The Visitation" (4 episodes)
  5. "Black Orchid" (2 episodes)
  6. "Earthshock" (4 episodes)
  7. "Time-Flight" (4 episodes)

    Season 20 

Season 20 (22 episodes, 3 January 1983 to 16 March 1983)

  1. "Arc of Infinity" (4 episodes)
  2. "Snakedance" (4 episodes)
  3. "Mawdryn Undead" (4 episodes)
  4. "Terminus" (4 episodes)
  5. "Enlightenment" (4 episodes)
  6. "The King's Demons" (2 episodes)

20th Anniversary Special – 1983 Children in Need Special (23 November 1983 [US], 25 November 1983 [UK]; not officially part of any season, but listed here for sanity's sake)

  • "The Five Doctors" (1 90-minute special, multi-Doctor, with First, Second, Third, and Fourth Doctors) note 

    Season 21 

Season 21 (24/26 episodes, 5 January 1984 to 30 March 1984)

  1. "Warriors of the Deep" (4 episodes)
  2. "The Awakening" (2 episodes)
  3. "Frontios" (4 episodes)
  4. "Resurrection of the Daleks" (produced as 4 episodes, aired as 2 45-minute episodes)
  5. "Planet of Fire" (4 episodes)
  6. "The Caves of Androzani" (4 episodes)

Sixth Doctor era

    Season 21 

Season 21 (Continued)

  1. "The Twin Dilemma" (4 episodes)

    Season 22 

Season 22 (13 episodes, 5 January 1985 to 30 March 1985. For this season only, episodes ran 45 minutes instead of the traditional 25, hence the low episode count.)

  1. "Attack of the Cybermen" (2 episodes)
  2. "Vengeance on Varos" (2 episodes)
  3. "The Mark of the Rani" (2 episodes)
  4. "The Two Doctors" (3 episodes, multi-Doctor, with Second Doctor)
  5. "Timelash" (2 episodes)
  6. "Revelation of the Daleks" (2 episodes)

1985 – "Jim'll Fix It" Guest Segment (23 February 1985)

    Season 23 (The Trial of a Time Lord) 

Season 23 (14 episodes, 6 September 1986 to 6 December 1986) note 

  1. "The Mysterious Planet" (4 episodes)
  2. "Mindwarp" (4 episodes)
  3. "Terror of the Vervoids" (4 episodes)
  4. "The Ultimate Foe" (2 episodes)

Seventh Doctor era

    Season 24 

Season 24 (14 episodes, 7 September 1987 to 7 December 1987)

  1. "Time and the Rani" (4 episodes)
  2. "Paradise Towers" (4 episodes)
  3. "Delta and the Bannermen" (3 episodes)
  4. "Dragonfire" (3 episodes)

    Season 25 

Season 25 (14 episodes, 5 October 1988 to 4 January 1989)

  1. "Remembrance of the Daleks" (4 episodes)
  2. "The Happiness Patrol" (3 episodes)
  3. "Silver Nemesis" (3 episodes, 25th anniversary special)
  4. "The Greatest Show in the Galaxy" (4 episodes)

    Season 26 

Season 26 (14 episodes, 6 September 1989 to 6 December 1989)

  1. "Battlefield" (4 episodes)
  2. "Ghost Light" (3 episodes)
  3. "The Curse of Fenric" (4 episodes)
  4. "Survival" (3 episodes)

30th Anniversary Special – 1993 Children in Need Special (2 parts, 26 November 1993 to 27 November 1993)

  • "Dimensions in Time" (2 episodes, multi-Doctor, with Third, Fourth, Fifth, and Sixth Doctors, and posthumously, the First and Second Doctors)

Eighth Doctor era

    The TV Movie 

Made-for-TV Special (1 episode, 12 May 1996 [Canada], 27 May 1996 [UK])

The Eighth Doctor's second on-screen appearance, "The Night of the Doctor", is listed under the Eleventh Doctor era.

Ninth Doctor era

This series marks the beginning of the revived TV series. All episodes before this series are considered "Classic Who".

    Series 1 

Series 1/Season 27 (13 episodes, 26 March 2005 to 18 June 2005. Regular episode length returns to 45 minutes.)

  1. "Rose"
  2. "The End of the World"
  3. "The Unquiet Dead"
  4. "Aliens of London" (Part 1)
  5. "World War Three" (Part 2)
  6. "Dalek"
  7. "The Long Game"
  8. "Father's Day"
  9. "The Empty Child" (Part 1)
  10. "The Doctor Dances" (Part 2)
  11. "Boom Town"
  12. "Bad Wolf" (Part 1)
  13. "The Parting of the Ways" (Part 2)

Tenth Doctor era

    Series 2 

Children in Need Special (18 November 2005)

Christmas Special (25 December 2005)

Series 2/Season 28 (13 episodes, 15 April 2006 to 8 July 2006)

  1. "New Earth"
  2. "Tooth and Claw"
  3. "School Reunion"
  4. "The Girl in the Fireplace"
  5. "Rise of the Cybermen" (Part 1)
  6. "The Age of Steel" (Part 2)
  7. "The Idiot's Lantern"
  8. "The Impossible Planet" (Part 1)
  9. "The Satan Pit" (Part 2)
  10. "Love & Monsters" (Doctor-lite)
  11. "Fear Her"
  12. "Army of Ghosts" (Part 1)
  13. "Doomsday" (Part 2)

    Series 3 

Christmas Special (25 December 2006)

Series 3/Season 29 (13 episodes, 31 March 2007 to 30 June 2007)

  1. "Smith and Jones"
  2. "The Shakespeare Code"
  3. "Gridlock"
  4. "Daleks in Manhattan" (Part 1)
  5. "Evolution of the Daleks" (Part 2)
  6. "The Lazarus Experiment"
  7. "42"
  8. "Human Nature" (Part 1)
  9. "The Family of Blood" (Part 2)
  10. "Blink" (Doctor-lite)
  11. "Utopia" (Part 1, continuing from Torchwood "End of Days") note 
  12. "The Sound of Drums" (Part 2)
  13. "Last of the Time Lords" (Part 3)

2007 Totally Doctor Who Animated Serial (13 mini-episodes, 2 April 2007 to 30 June 2007)

    Series 4 

Children in Need Special (16 November 2007)

Christmas Special (25 December 2007)

Series 4/Season 30 (13 episodes, 5 April 2008 to 5 July 2008)

  1. "Partners in Crime"
  2. "The Fires of Pompeii"
  3. "Planet of the Ood"
  4. "The Sontaran Stratagem" (Part 1)
  5. "The Poison Sky" (Part 2)
  6. "The Doctor's Daughter"
  7. "The Unicorn and the Wasp"
  8. "Silence in the Library" (Part 1)
  9. "Forest of the Dead" (Part 2)
  10. "Midnight"
  11. "Turn Left" (Doctor-lite)
  12. "The Stolen Earth" (Part 1; crossover with Torchwood and The Sarah Jane Adventures)
  13. "Journey's End" (Part 2)

Proms Special (27 July 2008)

     2009 Specials 
These specials are part of production Series 4, but are listed separately due to being closer to a mini-series than a proper continuation of the previous series.

2009 Specials (5 episodes, 25 December 2008 to 1 January 2010)

  1. "The Next Doctor" (2008 Christmas special)
  2. "Planet of the Dead" (2009 Easter special)
  3. "The Waters of Mars" (2009 Fall special)

Dreamland (6 mini-episodes, 21 November 2009 to 27 November 2009)

  • "Dreamland" (set some time between "The Waters of Mars" and "The End of Time")

2009 Specials (Continued)

  1. "The End of Time" (Part 1 – 2009 Christmas special, Part 2 – 2010 New Year's special)

Eleventh Doctor era

    Series 5 

    Series 6 

Comic Relief Special (18 March 2011)

Series 6/Season 32 (13 episodes, 23 April 2011 to 4 June 2011, 27 August 2011 to 1 October 2011)

  1. "The Impossible Astronaut" (Part 1)
  2. "Day of the Moon" (Part 2)
  3. "The Curse of the Black Spot"
  4. "The Doctor's Wife"
  5. "The Rebel Flesh" (Part 1)
  6. "The Almost People" (Part 2)
  7. "A Good Man Goes to War" (spring finale)
  8. "Let's Kill Hitler" (autumn premiere)
  9. "Night Terrors"
  10. "The Girl Who Waited"
  11. "The God Complex"
  12. "Closing Time"
  13. "The Wedding of River Song"

The Adventure Games Series 2 - 31 October 2011

  1. "The Gunpowder Plot"

Script to Screen Special (1 October 2011)

Home Video Bonus Special (22 November 2011)

Christmas Special (25 December 2011)

    Series 7 

Script to Screen Special (24 May 2012)

Series Prequel (5 mini-episodes, 27 August 2012 to 31 August 2012)

Series 7/Season 33, First Half (5 episodes, 1 September 2012 to 29 September 2012)

  1. "Asylum of the Daleks"
  2. "Dinosaurs on a Spaceship"
  3. "A Town Called Mercy"
  4. "The Power of Three"
  5. "The Angels Take Manhattan" (autumn finale)

Web Special (12 October 2012)

  • "P.S." unfilmed scene from "The Angels Take Manhattan"

Children in Need Minisode (16 November 2012)

Web Special (21 December 2012)

Christmas Special (25 December 2012)

Web Special (25 March 2013)

Series 7/Season 33, Second Half (8 episodes, 30 March 2013 to 18 May 2013)

  1. "The Bells of Saint John" (spring premiere)
  2. "The Rings of Akhaten"
  3. "Cold War"
  4. "Hide"
  5. "Journey to the Centre of the TARDIS"
  6. "The Crimson Horror"
  7. "Nightmare in Silver"
  8. "The Name of the Doctor"

Web Special (26 May 2013)

Home Video Bonus Specials (24 September 2013)

50th Anniversary Specials (14 November 2013 to 23 November 2013)

Christmas Special (25 December 2013)

Twelfth Doctor era

    Series 8 

Series 8/Season 34 (12 episodes, 23 August 2014 to 8 November 2014)

  1. "Deep Breath" (feature-length)
  2. "Into the Dalek"
  3. "Robot of Sherwood"
  4. "Listen"
  5. "Time Heist"
  6. "The Caretaker"
  7. "Kill the Moon"
  8. "Mummy on the Orient Express"
  9. "Flatline"
  10. "In The Forest of the Night"
  11. "Dark Water" (Part 1)
  12. "Death in Heaven" (Part 2)

Christmas Special (25 December 2014)


    Expanded Universe recaps 
The Doctor Who Expanded Universe builds on the TV series, with many different continuities and timelines. Recaps can be found under:


DinosaursRecap/Live-Action TVDoctor Who New Adventures

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