Knowledge Identifier: $Doctor_Who
New Zealand was the first country outside the United Kingdom to screen "Doctor Who", beginning in September 1964, and continued to screen the series for many years, including the new series from 2005
Patrick Troughton - After Troughton left Doctor Who in 1969, he appeared in various films and television roles
Patrick Troughton - Troughton found "Doctor Who"'s schedule gruelling, and decided to leave the series in 1969, after three years in the role
Jon Pertwee - Filmed in the summer of 1970, between his first and second "Doctor Who" seasons, Pertwee played the lead in the last segment of the film as Paul Henderson, a deliciously arrogant horror film star who meets his quasi-comedic doom thanks to a genuine vampire cloak
Roger Delgado - He began work on "Doctor Who" in late 1970, his first broadcast appearance being in the January 1971 adventure "Terror of the Autons"
Paul Darrow - He guest starred twice on "Doctor Who", playing Captain Hawkins in the serial "Doctor Who and the Silurians" which was transmitted in 1970 and Maylin Tekker in the serial "Timelash" which was transmitted in 1985
Jon Pertwee - Pertwee is best known for a series of famous roles, firstly his 18-year stint on BBC Radio as Chief Petty Officer Pertwee in "The Navy Lark", secondly his role in the BBC science fiction television series "Doctor Who", in which he played the third incarnation of the Doctor from 1970 to 1974 and thirdly as the title character in the series "Worzel Gummidge"
Ken Dodd - He works mainly in the music hall tradition, although, in the past, has occasionally appeared in drama, including as Malvolio in Shakespeare's "Twelfth Night" on stage in Liverpool in 1971; on television in the cameo role of 'The Tollmaster' in the 1987 "Doctor Who" story "Delta and the Bannermen"; and as Yorick in Kenneth Branagh's film version of Shakespeare's "Hamlet" in 1996
The First and Second Doctors appeared in the 1973 Third Doctor story, "The Three Doctors"; The First, Second, Third and Fourth appeared in the 1983 Fifth Doctor story, "The Five Doctors"; the Second appeared with the Sixth in the 1985 story, "The Two Doctors"; the Fifth appeared with the Tenth in the 2007 mini-episode, "Time Crash"; and the Tenth appeared with the Eleventh in "The Day of the Doctor"
Tom Baker - He is best known for his role as the fourth incarnation of the Doctor in the science fiction television series "Doctor Who", which he played from 1974 to 1981
Kate O'Mara - She is perhaps most widely known for her role as Caress Morell, the scheming sister of Alexis Colby in the 1980s American primetime soap opera "Dynasty", though is known for playing other villains such as the Rani in "Doctor Who" and Laura Wilde in "Howards' Way"
Tom Baker - In December 1980 he married Lalla Ward who had co-starred in "Doctor Who" with him for two years
Russell T Davies - The show was more successful than its 1981 predecessor "K-9 and Company"; it received more favourable reviews than "Torchwood" and a significant periphery demographic that compared the show to 1970s "Doctor Who" episodes
Tom Baker - When John Nathan-Turner took over as producer of "Doctor Who" in 1981, Tom Baker was infuriated by the changes made to his wardrobe
Richard Todd - Todd continued to act on television, including roles in "Virtual Murder", "Silent Witness", and in the "Doctor Who" story "Kinda" in 1982
Patrick Troughton - He agreed to attend "Doctor Who" conventions including the show's 20th anniversary celebrations at Longleat in 1983
Peter Davison - After Davison left "Doctor Who" in 1984, he did not work on another popular series until 1986, when he played Dr Stephen Daker, the ingenuous hero of "A Very Peculiar Practice", written by Andrew Davies
Kate O'Mara - In 1985, she played the Rani in the "Doctor Who" adventure "The Mark of the Rani"
Colin Baker - The Controller of BBC One at the time, Michael Grade, criticised "Doctor Who", saying that, the programme had become overly violent, with farcical storylines during season 22 in 1985
Tom Baker - In 1986, Baker married for a third time, this time to Sue Jerrard, who had been an assistant editor on "Doctor Who"
Sydney Newman - In 1986, the Controller of BBC One, Michael Grade, unhappy with the current state of "Doctor Who", wrote to Newman to enquire whether he had any ideas for reformatting the series, which was at the time struggling in the ratings
Kate O'Mara - After returning to the UK, she appeared in her second "Doctor Who" story, "Time and the Rani" in 1987
Sylvester McCoy - In 1988, while still appearing in "Doctor Who", McCoy presented a BBC children's programme called "What's Your Story-", in which viewers were invited to phone in suggestions for the continuation of an ongoing drama
Jon Pertwee - He presented the "Doctor Who" video releases "The Troughton Years" and "The Pertwee Years" in the early 1990s
Sylvester McCoy - In 1991, he presented the "Doctor Who" video documentary release "The Hartnell Years" showcasing selected episodes of missing stories from the First Doctor's era
Tom Baker - Baker has filmed inserts for a video release of the unfinished "Shada" in 1992, presented the video release "The Tom Baker Years" and provided narration for several BBC audio releases of old Doctor Who stories
Colin Baker - He presented special "Doctor Who" videotape releases "Cybermen - The Early Years" in 1992 and "The Colin Baker Years" in 1994, with the latter a look back at his tenure on the series highlighted by clips and his memories
Colin Baker - In 1992, Colin Baker became the first Doctor to write a published "Doctor Who" story, "The Deal", as part of "Doctor Who Magazine"'s "Brief Encounters" series
Jon Pertwee - In 1993, Pertwee was featured in the unofficial 30th anniversary VHS release of "Doctor Who" entitled '30 Years of Time Travel and Beyond'
Colin Baker - Both featured the Sixth Doctor and Mel. In 1994 Baker wrote a comic strip, "The Age of Chaos" featuring the Sixth Doctor and Frobisher, and in 2001 contributed a story entitled "The Wings of A Butterfly" to a charity short story anthology based on Doctor Who, "Missing Pieces"
American composer John Debney created a new arrangement of Ron Grainer's original theme for "Doctor Who" in 1996
In 1998, the Metropolitan Police Authority filed an objection to the trade mark claim; but in 2002, the Patent Office ruled in favour of the BBC.
Russell T Davies - Although the basis of several of his scripts derive from previous concepts, he claims that most concepts for storytelling have been already used, and instead tries to tell a relatively new and entertaining plot; for example, the "Doctor Who" episode "Turn Left" shares its concept most notably with the 1998 film "Sliding Doors"
A Dalek appeared on a postage stamp celebrating British popular culture in 1999, photographed by Lord Snowdon
Steven Moffat - In 1999 he scripted the parody "Doctor Who and the Curse of Fatal Death", which aired as part of Comic Relief's Red Nose Day charity telethon
In 2000, "Doctor Who" was ranked third in a list of the 100 Greatest British Television Programmes of the 20th century, produced by the British Film Institute and voted on by industry professionals
Edward the Confessor - In 2002, he was portrayed by Lennox Greaves in the "Doctor Who" audio adventure "Seasons of Fear"
Steven Moffat - In 2004 Moffat was signed to write for the revival of "Doctor Who"
Russell T Davies - Under his tenure, "Doctor Who" won five consecutive National Television *awards between 2005 and 2010
Russell T Davies - When it premièred on BBC Three in March 2005, the first episode attracted 940,000 viewers, a record for a first-run drama on the channel, but was overshadowed on BBC One by the return of "Doctor Who" in the same month
Russell T Davies - The first episode of the revived "Doctor Who", "Rose", aired on 26 March 2005 and received 10,8 million viewers and favourable critical reception
Russell T Davies - In October 2005, BBC Three Controller Stuart Murphy invited Davies to create a post-watershed "Doctor Who" spin-off in the wake of the parent series' popularity
Roy Hudd - He appeared as his hero in the Big Finish Productions "Doctor Who" audio play "Pier Pressure" in 2006
Steven Moffat - In addition to his television episodes, Moffat has contributed stories to Panini Publishing's "Doctor Who Storybook" series, penning the short stories "What I Did On My Christmas Holidays By Sally Sparrow" for the 2006 book , "Corner of the Eye" for the 2007 volume and "A Letter From the Doctor" which opens the 2009 Storybook
Russell T Davies - The show began production in April 2006 and was marketed through foreshadowing in the main story arc of Doctor Who's second series, which portrayed Torchwood as a covert quasi-governmental organisation that monitors, exploits, and suppresses the existence of extraterrestrial life and technology
Tom Baker - In June 2006, Baker once again expressed interest in the role in a guest column for "Radio Times", noting that he "did watch a little bit of the new "Doctor Who" and I think the new fella, Tennant, is excellent
Barbara Windsor - The "Doctor Who" episode "Army of Ghosts" broadcast on 1 July 2006 included a specially recorded clip featuring her appearing in character
Verity Lambert - And on Christmas Day 2007, in the "Doctor Who" episode "Voyage of the Damned", a dedication, to her memory, was shown at the end of the episode
Russell T Davies - His most notable commentaries of religion and atheism are "The Second Coming" and his 2007 "Doctor Who" episode "Gridlock"
David Warner (actor) - In 2007, he guest starred as Isaac Newton in the "Doctor Who" audio drama "Circular Time"
Sydney Newman - In the 2007 "Doctor Who" episode "Human Nature", the Doctor refers to his parents Sydney and Verity, a tribute to both Newman and Lambert
Verity Lambert - In the 2007 "Doctor Who" episode "Human Nature", the Doctor refers to his parents as Sydney and Verity, a tribute to both Newman and Lambert
Steven Moffat - In the "Doctor Who Magazine" reader poll for the 2007 series, Moffat was voted as best writer and "Blink" as the best story
Kylie Minogue - She co-starred in the 2007 "Doctor Who" Christmas special episode, "Voyage of the Damned", as Astrid Peth, a waitress on a spaceship "Titanic"
Stephen Baxter - In February 2007, Baxter was announced as the author of what was to be the 100th story for Big Finish Productions' Doctor Who audio series
Ardal O'Hanlon - He appeared in the "Doctor Who" episode "Gridlock", broadcast on 14 April 2007, in which he played a feline alien named Thomas Kincade Brannigan
Tom Baker - "Doctor Who and the Giant Robot" was the first release in the range read by Baker, released on 5 November 2007, followed by Baker reading "Doctor Who and the Brain of Morbius" , "Doctor Who and the Creature from the Pit" and "Doctor Who and the Pyramids of Mars"
Roy Hattersley - In 2008, Hattersley appeared in a documentary on the DVD for the "Doctor Who" serial, "Doctor Who and the Silurians", to discuss the political climate that existed at the time of making the serial
James Marsters - In 2008, he guest-starred in "Torchwood", a spin-off of the popular British science fiction television series "Doctor Who", first appearing in the episode "Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang", as the nefarious omnisexual time traveller Captain John Hart
Russell T Davies - In September 2008, BBC Books, an imprint of Random House Publishing, published "The Writer's Tale", a collection of emails between Davies and "Radio Times" and "Doctor Who Magazine" journalist Benjamin Cook
A third in 2009 featured a crossover appearance from the main show by David Tennant as the Tenth Doctor
Verity Lambert - An unofficial film created by students Thomas Cowell and Joey Guy, entitled "Verity: Men, Bitches & Daleks", was made about Lambert in 2009, and charts her struggles during the creation of "Doctor Who"
Timothy Dalton - Dalton returned once again to British television in a guest role for the "Doctor Who" 2009-10 two-part special "The End of Time", playing Rassilon
David Warner (actor) - In 2009, he was the voice of Lord Azlok of the Viperox, an insectoid alien race in the animated Doctor Who serial "Dreamland"
Michael Moorcock - In November 2009, Moorcock announced that he would be writing a "Doctor Who" novel for BBC Books in 2010, making it one of the few occasions when he has written stories set in other people's "shared universes"
Michael Moorcock - Additionally, a version of Cornelius appeared in Moorcock's 2010 "Doctor Who" novel "The Coming of the Terraphiles"
A two-part mini-episode was produced for the 2011 edition of Comic Relief
Bill Bailey - Bill Bailey played Droxil, a Harvest Ranger from the Planet Androzani Major in the 2011 Christmas Special of Doctor Who, The Doctor, the Widow and the Wardrobe
Simon Callow - He returned to Doctor Who for the 2011 season finale, again taking the role of Dickens
Richard E. Grant - In August, 2012, the BBC announced that Grant would join the cast of Doctor Who for the show's 2012 Christmas Special, in which he plays a villain
Steven Berkoff - Berkoff appeared in the "Doctor Who" episode "The Power of Three", which aired on 22 September 2012
Neil Gaiman - Gaiman made his return to "Doctor Who" with an episode titled "Nightmare in Silver", broadcast on 11 May 2013
Tom Baker - On 20 November 2013, Baker revealed that he would appear in "The Day of the Doctor", the 50th anniversary special of "Doctor Who", which aired on 23 November
On 26 June 2018, producer Chris Chibnall announced that the musical score for series 11 would be provided by Royal Birmingham Conservatoire alumnus Segun Akinola
They continue to be a recurring 'monster' within the Doctor Who franchise, their most recent appearance being the 2019 episodes "Resolution"