It all started out as a mild curiosity in a junkyard, and now it’s turned out to be quite a great spirit of adventure
Before I was stranded on Earth, I spent all my time exploring new worlds and seeking the wonders of the universe
You know how it is, you put things off for a day and next thing you know, it’s a hundred years later
The universe hangs by such a delicate thread of points, it’s useless to meddle with it. Unless, like me, you’re a Time Lord.
We’re falling through space, you and me, clinging to the skin of this tiny little world, and if we let go…
All of time and space, everywhere and anywhere, every star that ever was. Where do you want to start?
2013 marked the 50th Anniversary of Doctor Who. The first episode aired Saturday 23rd November 1963 at 5.15pm. In 2005 after after a 16 year absence from the BBC, Doctor Who was relaunched and became an instant success with over 10 million people watching the first episode.
The 1st Doctor
The 2nd Doctor
The 3rd Doctor
The 4th Doctor
The 5th Doctor
The 6th Doctor
The 7th Doctor
The 8th Doctor
The War Doctor
The 9th Doctor
The 10th Doctor
The 10th Doctor
The 11th Doctor
The 12th Doctor
Doctor Who will return later this year for series 8 with Peter Capaldi as the Doctor.
In the anniversary year it was revealed that Matt Smith was the 13th and final incarnation.
John Hurt was introduced as the War Doctor, the forgotten 9th incarnation. Bumping up the numbers David Tennant took the 11th and 12th incarnations having regenerated in The Stolen Earth/Journeys End. This made Matt Smith the 13th incarnation.
The Doctor was granted a new regeneration cycle from the Time Lords in The Time of the Doctor allowing the Doctor to regenerate again.
Doctor Who has been the most brilliant experience for me as an actor and a bloke, and that largely is down to the cast, crew and fans of the show. I’m incredibly grateful to all the cast and crew who work tirelessly every day, to realise all the elements of the show and deliver Doctor Who to the audience. Many of them have become good friends and I’m incredibly proud of what we have achieved over the last four years.