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5 years of Doctor Who

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.

Turn left

2008 – David Tennant/Catherine Tate + Billie Piper – Russell T Davies

  “It’s often described as Doctor Who does
  Sliding Doors. I liked Sliding Doors. It was a good film. But it wasn’t as good as Turn Left, which was a great fan service, showing exactly what the world would have been like if the Doctor hadn’t been there to save us. A very human story, yet a huge, epic sci-fi piece at the same time with an ending that left everyone in shock. For my money, it’s RTD’s best episode ever.”

Dalek Sec

#4: Human Nature

2006 – David Tennant/Billie Piper – Russell T Davies

  “As well as being a historic moment for Doctor Who, as
  we see the Daleks and Cybermen on screen at once together, Army of Ghosts/Doomsday was also laugh-out-loud funny and cry-you-heart-out sad. No other programme could possibly manage so many high and lows in 45 minutes. It’s a perfect showcase of what Doctor Who’s all about.”


2007 – David Tennant/Freema Ageyman + Jessica Hynes – Paul Cornell

  “Human Nature & The Family of Blood are a story so
  good it deserved to be told twice. Famously an adaptation of a Doctor Who book, Human Nature offered far more emotion than the book alone possibly could, with David Tennant taking on a completely different role and showing us exactly why he is the finest actor in the whole of Great Britain. The whole thing is beautifully shot, written and acted. It’s a real treat for eyes and ears alike.”

Human Nature

#1: Blink

4 Time of the Angels

2007 – David Tennant/Freema Ageyman + Carey Mulligan - Steven Moffat

  “A clever story full of twists and turns, right through to
  the very end. The fact that the Doctor hardly appears in it makes Steven Moffat’s script and Carey Mulligan’s’ performance all the more remarkable. Even if we did chuck the discounted episodes back in, Blink would still top the list down to its fantastically well-paced direction and funny, intelligent, moving script. It’s the Inception of television, only better, as Inception didn’t have terrifying statues.”


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