Our favourite TV show has been going through somewhat of a golden age during KN’s time in cyberspace. Not only has it seen two spin-offs (Episodes from which shall also be included on this list, for completism’s sake) but an entire five series and eight specials worth of a mad man in a blue box has been served up to us. And in those series and specials we’ve had some brilliant episodes. So we thought it best to sit down, have a proper old argument, and decide which ones were best.
This is not a list of the best episodes since 2005’s reboot, but since KN’s inception. The cut-off point is The Impossible Planet, which is included, due to part two (The Satan Pit) being aired just after the site went live. It’s a shame, as we’ve missed some really good stories in the process and the entire Christopher Eccleston era. By the title of the episode, we’ve got the year of broadcast, (Series 2 was 2006, Series 3 aired in 2007, Series 4 2008, then the specials in 2009- although we’ve included the End of Time as 2009 despite part 2 airing on New Years day 2010 and then Matt Smith’s series, series 5 in 2010 and series 6 in 2011.) then the actor playing the doctor/the companion + any notable guest acts. The likes of Arthur and Mickey are initially included as guests, because it’s not until a later date that they join the full TARDIS crew, with River Song being the same sort of situation. We’ve then rounded the information off with the writer of that particular episode. As for titles, we’ve included both parts of two-parters as one, but have simply picked whichever parts’ title we felt sounded more endearing. Unless otherwise stated, these are Doctor Who stories.