Doctor Who Episodes


In searching for a good Viewing order of Doctor Who episodes for family and friends, I realized I'd have to take on the task myself, of writing one that is as complete as I can make it. Most specials and minisodes can be found on YouTube, where possible I have linked to them. (please report any broken links)

Taken from various sources. Doctor Who suggested viewing order with Torchwood and Sarah Jane Adventures. If you want to see a version of this list without Torchwood and The Sarah Jane Adventures, click here.


Doctor Who 1.01 - Rose
Doctor Who 1.02 - The End of the World
Doctor Who 1.03 - The Unquiet Dead
Doctor Who 1.04 - Aliens of London
Doctor Who 1.05 - World War Three
Doctor Who 1.06 - Dalek
Doctor Who 1.07 - The Long Game
Doctor Who 1.08 - Father's Day
Doctor Who 1.09 - The Empty Child
Doctor Who 1.10 - The Doctor Dances
Doctor Who 1.11 - Boom Town
Doctor Who 1.12 - Bad Wolf
Doctor Who 1.13 - The Parting of the Ways

Doctor Who: Children in Need (2005)

Doctor Who 2.X - The Christmas Invasion
Doctor Who: Attack of The Graske

Doctor Who 2.01 - New Earth

Doctor Who 2.02 - Tooth and Claw
Doctor Who 2.03 - School Reunion
Doctor Who 2.04 - The Girl in the Fireplace
Doctor Who 2.05 - Rise of the Cybermen
Doctor Who 2.06 - The Age of Steel
Doctor Who 2.07 - The Idiot's Lantern
Doctor Who 2.08 - The Impossible Planet
Doctor Who 2.09 - The Satan Pit
Doctor Who 2.10 - Love & Monsters
Doctor Who 2.11 - Fear Her
Doctor Who 2.12 - Army of Ghosts
Doctor Who 2.13 - Doomsday

Doctor Who 3.X - The Runaway Bride

The Sarah Jane Adventures 1.X - Invasion of the Bane

Doctor Who 3.01 - Smith and Jones
Doctor Who 3.02 - The Shakespeare Code

Torchwood 1.1 - Everything Changes
Torchwood 1.2 - Day One
Torchwood 1.3 - The Ghost Machine
Torchwood 1.4 - Cyberwoman

Doctor Who 3.03 - Gridlock
Doctor Who 3.04 - Daleks in Manhattan
Doctor Who 3.05 - Evolution of the Daleks

Torchwood 1.5 - Small Worlds
Torchwood 1.6 - Countrycide
Torchwood 1.7 - Greeks Bearing Gifts
Torchwood 1.8 - They Keep Killing Suzie
Torchwood 1.9 - Random Shoes

Doctor Who 3.06 - The Lazarus Experiment
Doctor Who 3.07 - 42

Doctor Who - The Infinite Quest [Episode-length animated Doctor/Martha feature]

Doctor Who 3.08 - Human Nature
Doctor Who 3.09 - The Family of Blood
Doctor Who 3.10 - Blink

Torchwood 1.10 - Out of Time
Torchwood 1.11 - Combat
Torchwood 1.12 - Captain Jack Harkness
Torchwood 1.13 - End of Days

Doctor Who 3.11 - Utopia
Doctor Who 3.12 - The Sound of Drums
Doctor Who 3.13 - Last of the Time Lords

Doctor Who - Time Crash [Children in Need 2007 special]

Doctor Who 4.X - Voyage of the Damned

The Sarah Jane Adventures 1.1/1.2 - Revenge of the Slitheen
The Sarah Jane Adventures 1.3/1.4 - Eye of the Gorgon
The Sarah Jane Adventures 1.5/1.6 - Warriors of Kudlak

Torchwood 2.1 - Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang
Torchwood 2.2 - Sleeper
Torchwood 2.3 - To the Last Man

Doctor Who 4.01 - Partners in Crime
Doctor Who 4.02 - The Fires of Pompeii
Doctor Who 4.03 - Planet of the Ood

Torchwood 2.4 - Meat
Torchwood 2.5 - Adam
Torchwood 2.6 - Reset
Torchwood 2.7 - Dead Man Walking
Torchwood 2.8 - A Day in the Death

Doctor Who 4.04 - The Sontaran Stratagem
Doctor Who 4.05 - The Poison Sky
Doctor Who 4.06 - The Doctor's Daughter

Torchwood 2.9 - Something Borrowed
Torchwood 2.10 - From Out of the Rain
Torchwood 2.11 - Adrift

Doctor Who 4.07 - The Unicorn and the Wasp
Doctor Who 4.08 - Silence in the Library S
Doctor Who 4.09 - Forest of the Dead S
Doctor Who 4.10 - Midnight

The Sarah Jane Adventures 1.7/1.8 - Whatever Happened to Sarah Jane?
The Sarah Jane Adventures 1.9/1.10 - The Lost Boy

Torchwood 2.12 - Fragments
Torchwood 2.13 - Exit Wounds

Doctor Who / Torchwood - Tonight's the Night

Doctor Who 4.11 - Turn Left
Doctor Who 4.12 - The Stolen Earth
Doctor Who 4.13 - Journey's End
Doctor Who: Music of the Spheres [minisode]

The Sarah Jane Adventures 2.1/2.2 - The Last Sontaran
The Sarah Jane Adventures 2.3/2.4 - The Day of the Clown
The Sarah Jane Adventures 2.5/2.6 - Secrets of the Stars
The Sarah Jane Adventures 2.7/2.8 - The Mark of the Berserker
The Sarah Jane Adventures 2.9/2.10 - The Temptation of Sarah Jane Smith
The Sarah Jane Adventures 2.11/2.12 - Enemy of the Bane

Torchwood: Children of Earth 3.1 - Day 1
Torchwood: Children of Earth 3.2 - Day 2
Torchwood: Children of Earth 3.3 - Day 3
Torchwood: Children of Earth 3.4 - Day 4
Torchwood: Children of Earth 3.5 - Day 5

Doctor Who - The Next Doctor

The Sarah Jane Adventures - From Raxacoricofallapatorius with Love [5-minute special]
The Sarah Jane Adventures 3.1/3.2 - Prisoner of the Judoon
The Sarah Jane Adventures 3.3/3.4 - The Mad Woman in the Attic

Doctor Who - Planet of the Dead

The Sarah Jane Adventures 3.5/3.6 - The Wedding of Sarah Jane Smith

Doctor Who - Tonight's The Night [minisode]
Doctor Who - The Waters of Mars

The Sarah Jane Adventures 3.7/3.8 - The Eternity Trap

Doctor Who - Dreamland [Episode-length animated special]

The Sarah Jane Adventures 3.9/3.10 - Mona Lisa's Revenge
The Sarah Jane Adventures 3.11/3.12 - The Gift

Doctor Who 5.01 - The Eleventh Hour ARcs
Doctor Who - Meanwhile in the TARDIS 1 [minisode]
Doctor Who 5.02 - The Beast Below *Ac
Doctor Who 5.03 - Victory of the Daleks *AWdc
Doctor Who 5.04 - The Time of Angels ASCa
Doctor Who 5.05 - Flesh and Stone ASCac

Doctor Who - Meanwhile in the TARDIS 2 [minisode]
Doctor Who 5.06 - The Vampires of Venice *ARs

The Sarah Jane Adventures 4.1/4.2 - The Nightmare Man
The Sarah Jane Adventures 4.3/4.4 - The Vault of Secrets

Doctor Who 5.07 - Amy's Choice *AR
Doctor Who 5.08 - The Hungry Earth ARl
Doctor Who 5.09 - Cold Blood ARlc
Doctor Who 5.10 - Vincent and the Doctor A
Doctor Who 5.11 - The Lodger ^Oy
Doctor Who 5.12 - The Pandorica Opens ARSWldysc
Doctor Who 5.13 - The Big Bang ARSdc

The Sarah Jane Adventures 4.5/4.6 - Death of the Doctor
The Sarah Jane Adventures 4.7/4.8 - The Empty Planet

Doctor Who 5.X - A Christmas Carol Christmas Special ARs
Doctor Who Space [charity special]
Doctor Who Time [charity special]

The Sarah Jane Adventures 4.9/4.10 - Lost in Time
The Sarah Jane Adventures 4.11/4.12 - Goodbye, Sarah Jane Smith

Doctor Who Prequel to The Impossible Astronaut [minisode] S
Doctor Who 6.01 - The Impossible Astronaut ARSs
Doctor Who 6.02 - Day of the Moon ARSks

Torchwood: Miracle Day 4.1 - The New World
Torchwood: Miracle Day 4.2 - Rendition
Torchwood: Miracle Day 4.3 - Dead of Night

Doctor Who Prequel to The Curse of The Black Spot [minisode]
Doctor Who 6.03 - The Curse of the Black Spot *ARk
Doctor Who - Bad Night [minisode]
Doctor Who 6.04 - The Doctor's Wife ^AR

Torchwood: Miracle Day 4.4 - Escape to L.A.
Torchwood: Miracle Day 4.5 - The Categories of Life
Torchwood: Miracle Day 4.6 - The Middle Men


Doctor Who - Good Night [minisode]
Doctor Who 6.05 - The Rebel Flesh ARk
Doctor Who 6.06 - The Almost People ARk
Doctor Who Prequel to A Good Man Goes to War [minisode]
Doctor Who 6.07 - A Good Man Goes to War ARSPCkc

Torchwood: Miracle Day 4.7 - Immortal Sins
Torchwood: Miracle Day 4.8 - End of the Road

Doctor Who Prequel to Let's Kill Hitler [minisode]
Doctor Who 6.08 - Let's Kill Hitler ARSCs
Doctor Who 6.09 - Night Terrors *AR
Doctor Who - First Night [minisode] S
Doctor Who - Last Night [minisode] S
Doctor Who 6.10 - The Girl Who Waited ^AR
Doctor Who 6.11 - The God Complex *AR

Torchwood: Miracle Day 4.9 - The Gathering
Torchwood: Miracle Day 4.10 - The Blood Line


Doctor Who - Up All Night [minisode]
Doctor Who 6.12 - Closing Time ^Oc
Doctor Who Prequel to The Wedding of River Song [minisode] S
Doctor Who 6.13 - The Wedding of River Song ARSlks
Doctor Who - Death is the Only Answer [minisode]

The Sarah Jane Adventures 5.1/5.2 - Sky
The Sarah Jane Adventures 5.3/5.4 - The Curse of Clyde Langer
The Sarah Jane Adventures 5.5/5.6 - The Man Who Never Was

Doctor Who The Doctor, the Widow and the Wardrobe, Prequel [minisode]
Doctor Who 6.X - The Doctor, the Widow and the Wardrobe Christmas Special *AR

Doctor Who - Good as Gold [Blue Peter minisode]
Doctor Who - Pond Life [five part minisodes] AR

Doctor Who - Asylum of the Daleks Prequel [minisodes]
Doctor Who 7.01 - Asylum of the Daleks ARCd

Doctor Who 7.02 - Dinosaurs on a Sapceship {rev} ARl

Doctor Who - The Making of the Gunslinger [minisode]
Doctor Who 7.03 - A Town Called Mercy {rev} AR 
Doctor Who - The Inforarium [minisode]
Doctor Who 7.04 - The Power of Three {rev} ARU
Doctor Who 7.05 - The Angels Take Manhattan ARSa
Doctor Who - P.S. [minisode] (scenes not shot) AR

Doctor Who - A Good Man Goes to War - 2 Days Later [minisode]
P
Doctor Who - The Great Detective [minisode] P
Doctor Who - Vastra Investigates [minisode] P
Doctor Who - Songtaran Carols [minisode] P
Doctor Who - Rain Gods [minisode] S
Doctor Who 7.x - The Snowmen Christmas Special CPg


Doctor Who - The Bells of St. John: A Prequel [minisode] C
Doctor Who  7.06 - The Bells of St. John {rev} CUg
Doctor Who  7.07 - The Rings of Akhaten {rev} C
Doctor Who  7.08 - Cold War {rev}  *C
Doctor Who  7.09 - Hide *C
Doctor Who - Clara and the TARDIS [minisode] C
Doctor Who 7.10 - Journey to the Centre of the TARDIS Cc
Doctor Who 7.11 - The Crimson Horror {rev} CP
Doctor Who 7.12 - Nightmare in Silver was The Last Cyberman {rev} *C
Doctor Who - She said, He Said [minisode] C
poster for 50th anniversary special
Doctor Who - Strax Field Report [minisode] P
Doctor Who - Clarence and the Whispermen [minisode]
Doctor Who 7.13 - The Name of the Doctor CSP(WD)


Doctor Who - Night of the Doctor [minisode] (8)(WD)
Doctor Who - The Last Day [minisode] d

Doctor Who - A Message from Strax [minisode] P
Doctor Who - Day of the Doctor (50th Anniversery Special) CU(WD)(10)
Doctor Who - The Time of the Doctor Christmas Special ACdacsn(12)



Doctor Who - 8.01 - Deep Breath {rev} CP(11)
Doctor Who - 8.02 - Into the Dalek Cd

Doctor Who - 8.03 - Robot of Sherwood {rev} CD
Doctor Who - 8.04 - Listen CD
Doctor Who - 8.05 - Time Heist C
Doctor Who - 8.06 - The Caretaker CD
Doctor Who - 8.07 - Kill the Moon* C
Doctor Who - 8.08 - Mummy On The Orient Express C
Doctor Who - 8.09 - Flatline* C
Doctor Who - 8.10 - In the Forest of the Night* C
Doctor Who - 8.11 - Dark Water CmU
Doctor Who - 8.12 - Death in Heaven CmU
Doctor Who - Last Christmas C


Doctor Who - Prologue [minisode]
Doctor Who - The Doctor's Meditation [minisode]
Doctor Who - 9.01 - The Magician's Apprentice 
{rev} CmdU

Doctor Who - 9.02 - The Witch's Familiar CmdU
Doctor Who - 9.03 - Under the Lake C
Doctor Who - 9.04 - Before the Flood C
Doctor Who - 9.05 - The Girl Who Died C
Doctor Who - 9.06 - The Woman Who Lived C
Doctor Who - 9.07 - The Zygon Invasion CU
Doctor Who - 9.08 - The Zygon Inversion CU
Doctor Who - 9.09 - Sleep No More C
Doctor Who - 9.10 - Face the Raven
Doctor Who - 9.11 - Heaven Sent
Doctor Who - 9.12 - Hell Bent
Doctor Who - The Husbands of River Song Christmas Special R

Doctor Who - 10.01 - The Pilot
Doctor Who - 10.02 - Smile
Doctor Who - 10.03 - Thin Ice
Doctor Who - 10.04 - Knock Knock

Doctor Who - 10.05 - Oxygen
Doctor Who - 10.06 - Extremis
Doctor Who - 10.07 - The Pyramid at the End of the World
Doctor Who - 10.08 - The Lie of the Land
Doctor Who - 10.09 - The Empress of Mars
Doctor Who - 10.10 - The Eaters of Light


Key *=Skippable ^=Sort of Skippable 

A=Amy  C=Clara D=Danny Pink O=Craig Owens P=Paternoster Gang R=Rory S=River Song T=The Church U=UNIT W=Winston Churchill
{rev}=link to review
a=Angels c=Crack in Time d=Dalek g=Great Intelligence k=Kovarian l=Lizardmen m=Master/Missy s=Silence o=Ood n=Sontarns y=Cybermen
(8)=8th Doctor (WD)=War Doctor (10)=10th Doctor (11)=11th Doctor (12)=12th Doctor

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