Dr. Who – A British Television Icon


Dr. Who is the World’s longest operating Science Fiction tv series and as I am a wonderful fan of this BBC show I believed I would write about It really is fun history. The programme depicts the adventures of a mysterious and eccentric humanoid alien identified as the Physician who travels through time and space in his spacecraft, the Tardis (an acronym for “Time And Relative Dimensions In Space”), which generally seems from the exterior to be a blue 1950s British Police Box. With his companions, he explores time and space, faces a range of foes and saves civilizations, assisting others and righting wrongs, as nicely as enhancing the way people, aliens and robots choose to reside their lives.


Some episodes from the 1960s are missing due to the BBC’s 1970s junking policy, and hence their serials are incomplete. In the first two seasons and most of the third, each and every episode of a serial had an individual title no serial had an general on-screen title until The Savages. The serial titles are the most common title for the serials as a complete, used in sources such as the Doctor Who Reference Guide and the BBC’s classic episode guide, and are normally those employed for commercial release. The practice of individually titled episodes resurfaced with the 2005 revival, when Medical doctor Who’s serial nature was abandoned in favour of an episodic format.

The very first incarnation of The Physician was portrayed by William Hartnell for 29 episodes. For the duration of Hartnell’s tenure, the Medical professional visited a mixture of both stories set in the future and historical events that had no extraterrestrial influence, such as fifteenth century MesoAmerica. In his final story, The Tenth Planet, the Medical doctor steadily grew weaker to the point of collapsing at the finish of the fourth episode, top to his regeneration.

The Second incarnation of the Physician was portrayed by Patrick Troughton for 31 episodes and whose serials were a lot more action-oriented. He retained the function until the final episode of The War Games when members of the Doctor’s race, the Time Lords, place him on trial for breaking the laws of time.

The Third Incarnation of the Doctor was portrayed by Jon Pertwee for 23 episodes. Sentenced to exile on Earth and forcibly regenerated at the finish of The War Games, the Medical professional spends his time working for Unit. After The Three Physicians, The Time Lords repeal his exile, even so the Medical professional still worked closely with UNIT from time to time. The Third Physician regenerated into his Fourth incarnation, as a result of radiation poisoning, near the finish of Planet Of The Spiders.

The Fourth Incarnation of the Doctor was portrayed by Tome Baker for 40 episodes and is to date the longest-serving Doctor, obtaining held the function for seven seasons.

The Fifth Incarnation of the Medical professional was portrayed by Peter Davidson for 19 episodes and who was also well-known for his function in “All Creatures Great and Tiny”.

The Sixth Incarnation of the Doctor was portrayed by Colin Baker for 11 episodes.

The Seventh Incarnation of the Medical professional was portrayed by Sylvester McCoy for 12 episodes.

The Eighth Incarnation of the Physician was portrayed by Paul McGann for a single Film.

The Ninth Incarnation of the Doctor was portrayed by Christopher Ecclestone for ten episodes.

The tenth Incarnation of the Medical doctor was portrayed by David Tennant for 36 episodes.

The eleventh Incarnation of the Medical professional was portrayed by Steven Moffat for 24 episodes up to the end of 2011. Hopefully he will continue as Doctor Who following 2011 even even though it is not confirmed. Hopefully he will remain in the part for a very good 5 years.

There have been a lot of Medical doctor Who radio broadcasts over the years. In addition to a modest quantity of in-residence BBC productions, a bigger quantity of radio plays created by Large Finish started to be broadcast on BBC Radio 7 from 2005, featuring the Eighth Medical professional (once more played by Paul McGann) with mainstay companions Charley Pollard and later Lucie Miller. All told there have been 24 episodes broadcast on BBC radio and later on audio tapes/cd.

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