Doctor Who is the world's longest-running science-fiction television programme, having originally aired on the BBC in the United Kingdom from 1963 to 1989, spawning a movie revival in 1996, and finally returning as a regular fixture to television in 2005.
Chronicling the adventures of ten Doctors and more than twenty companions against countless foes -- human, alien and otherwise -- throughout time and space, Doctor Who remains the greatest example of the genre. Doctor Who has also thrived in other media, appearing in print, on stage, on film, on radio, and elsewhere. Today, the legacy of Doctor Who is perpetuated in a range of original novels and a series of full-cast audio dramas.
Doctor Who is about the Doctor, an alien Time Lord from the planet Gallifrey who, by virtue of his people's unique physiology, is able to recover from mortal injuries by “regenerating” into a new body with a new personality. In direct contravention of his people's edicts, the Doctor fled Gallifrey in a stolen time machine -- a TARDIS -- which is now stuck in the shape of a blue British police box due to a malfunction. The Doctor traverses the universe, usually in the company of companions he meets along the way, aiding the oppressed, fighting injustice, and putting his unique and indelible mark on the broad canvas of time and space.
A Brief History Of Time (Travel) is a guide to Doctor Who's storied history, both on screen and off. In addition to detailed production information, it is the repository of the Doctor Who Novels Rankings (created by Steve Traylen). It is also the birthplace of the Doctor Who News Page, now available at Outpost Gallifrey.
Television: This section covers the history of broadcast Doctor Who. It is divided into Season pages and Story pages.
Spin-Offs: An in-progress guide to untelevised Doctor Who. Currently, a comprehensive listing of unmade stories is being compiled. Eventually, this will be joined by an overview of the dizzying array of books, audio dramas, and other spin-offs which make up the Doctor Who multimedia franchise.
Features: This section encompasses items which are particularly notable, or which don't fit into the other sections.
Site Info: Contact information and other pertinent material.
This site could not exist were it not for the research work of fans like David J Howe, Mark Stammers, Stephen James Walker, Andrew Pixley, Marcus Hearn, and others. It is thanks to their tireless dedication to the factual side of Doctor Who that so much information is available about the programme. For far more information, please refer to the citations listed in the Sources section of each Story page.
Many of the images on this site come from Steve Hill's incredible Doctor Who Image Archive. Please visit it to enjoy a dazzling compendium of Doctor Who photos and screen captures.