This article is about the television series. For other uses, see Doctor Who (disambiguation).

Doctor Who

Genre Science fiction drama
Created by
Sydney Newman
C. E. Webber
Donald Wilson
Written by Various
Directed by Various
Starring Various Doctors
(as of 2014, Peter Capaldi)
Various companions
(as of 2014, Jenna Coleman)
Theme music composer
Ron Grainer
Delia Derbyshire
Opening theme Doctor Who theme music
Composer(s) Various composers
(as of 2005, Murray Gold)
Country of origin United Kingdom
No. of seasons 26 (1963–89) plus one TV film (1996)
No. of series 7 (2005–present)
No. of episodes 800 (97 missing) (List of episodes)
Executive producer(s) Various
(as of 2014, Steven Moffat and Brian Minchin[1])
Camera setup Single/multiple-camera hybrid
Running time Regular episodes:
25 minutes (1963–84, 1986–89)
45 minutes (1985, 2005–present)

Various: 50–75 minutes
Original channel BBC One (1963–1989, 1996, 2005–present)
BBC One HD (2010–present)
BBC HD (2007–10)
Picture format
405-line Black-and-white (1963–67)
625-line Black-and-white (1968–69)
625-line PAL (1970–89)
525-line NTSC (1996)
576i 16:9 DTV (2005–08)
1080i HDTV (2009–present)
Audio format Monaural (1963–87)
Stereo (1988–89; 1996; 2005–08)
5.1 Surround Sound (2009–present)
Original run Classic series:
23 November 1963 –
6 December 1989
Television film:
12 May 1996
Revived series:
26 March 2005 – present
Related shows
K-9 and Company (1981)
Torchwood (2006–11)
The Sarah Jane Adventures (2007–11)
K-9 (2009–10)
Doctor Who Confidential (2005–11)
Totally Doctor Who (2006–07)
External links
Doctor Who at the BBC
Doctor Who is a British science-fiction television programme produced by the BBC. The programme depicts the adventures of the Doctor, a Time Lord—a time-travelling humanoid alien. He explores the universe in his TARDIS, a sentient time-travelling space ship. Its exterior appears as a blue...

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