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  • 2005-11-18T10:45:00-08:00 on BBC One
  • 50 mins
  • 5 days, 8 hours, 53 mins (155 episodes)
  • United Kingdom
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  • Drama, Action, Adventure, Science Fiction, Fantasy
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The specials of the British science fiction television series Doctor Who include the yearly Christmas specials as well as anniversary episodes, preview episodes, webisodes, and all other non-season episodes. Also included is the series Doctor Who Extra.

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156 episodes

The newly-regenerated Doctor explains to a disbelieving Rose that he has regenerated.

Special 2 The Christmas Invasion

  • 2005-12-25T10:45:00-08:00 — 59 mins

Rose and the newly-regenerated Doctor continue their adventures together in this Christmas Special episode. Christmas becomes a time of terror for Planet Earth, as the whole of mankind falls under the shadow of the alien Sycorax. Rose needs the Doctor's help, but can she trust a man with a new face?

Special 3 Attack of the Graske

  • 2005-12-25T10:45:00-08:00 — 50 mins

A special interactive adventure that BBC viewers were able to access by pressing their red button on the remote control.

Special 4 The Runaway Bride

  • 2006-12-25T10:45:00-08:00 — 60 mins

Bride-to-be Donna vanishes as she walks down the aisle to marry boyfriend Lance. To her complete astonishment - and the Doctor's - she reappears in the Tardis. As the Time Lord, still reeling from Rose's departure, investigates how Donna came to be there, the duo uncover a terrifying enemy. How far will the Doctor go to save Earth from the latest alien threat?

Special 5 The Infinite Quest

  • 2007-06-30T10:45:00-07:00 — 50 mins

The Tenth Doctor and Martha Jones set off on an adventure through space to find the datachips to unlock The Infinite, a huge spaceship that can grant people their heart's desire. However, the evil Baltazar is also searching for the ship.

After Martha says goodbye to the Doctor and leaves, he is surprised to find a problem with the TARDIS. Suddenly, a man materializes - the Fifth Doctor. But why's he here, and what's happened to the TARDIS?

Special 7 Voyage of the Damned

  • 2007-12-25T10:45:00-08:00 — 72 mins

At the end of Last of the Time Lords, a ship crashes through the side of the TARDIS, mid flight, and a life ring bearing the name 'Titanic' is thrown towards the Doctor - what on Earth is going on?

The Tenth Doctor (David Tennant) lies on the TARDIS floor composing a symphony whilst listening to the "Music of the Spheres" - the Universe's gravity patterns fed through the TARDIS harmonic filter producing a musical sound. The Graske (Jimmy Vee) teleports into the TARDIS to warn the Doctor about a space portal that promptly opens in the TARDIS linking it to the Royal Albert Hall during a Proms concert. The Doctor converses with the audience revealing that he played the tuba at the very first Proms, making a joke about Beethoven's deafness and implying that he has met him. The Doctor sends his own sheet music through the portal to the orchestra to have his symphony, Ode to the Universe, played by them. As the orchestra plays the Doctor's symphony conducted by the Doctor himself with his sonic screwdriver, the Graske steals the Doctor's water pistol and uses the portal to get to Earth. The Graske sprays some of the audience in the Royal Albert Hall with water before being pulled back through the portal by the Doctor who reversed the polarity of the neutron flow. The Doctor reverses the teleport and sends the Graske to the other side of the galaxy. The Doctor tells the audience to listen out for the "Music of the Spheres" that is all around them before returning to the TARDIS console to close the portal.

Special 9 The Next Doctor

  • 2008-12-25T10:45:00-08:00 — 60 mins

The Doctor arrives in Victorian London, it's Christmas, but the snow isn't the only thing descending on the tranquil and jubilant civilization...familiar silver giants of an alternate reality are amassing in numbers, The Cybermen are on the move again, and the only beings who can stop them are The Doctor...and another Doctor?

Special 10 Christmas Moments

  • 2008-12-26T10:45:00-08:00 — 50 mins

A look back at the best moments from the Doctor's festive adventures.

Special 11 Doctor Who at the Proms

  • 2009-01-01T10:45:00-08:00 — 50 mins

A family concert featuring music from the BBC's Doctor Who series, and including a specially filmed scene, written by Russell T Davies and starring David Tennant.

There's also a selection of classical favourites with a strong flavour of time and space. Join Freema Agyeman (aka Martha Jones), and others from the Doctor Who cast, for an intergalactic musical adventure - with a little help from Daleks, Cybermen and other aliens from the series!

A behind the scenes look at the work involved putting on the doctor who prom at the Royal Albert hall.

Special 13 Planet of the Dead

  • 2009-04-11T10:45:00-07:00 — 59 mins

The Doctor, along with the lady Christina de Souza and other passengers, finds himself transported to a barren desert planet on a double-decker bus. As the Doctor and Christina struggle to uncover the mysteries beneath the sand, the Swarm draws closer.

Special 14 The Waters of Mars

  • 2009-11-15T10:45:00-08:00 — 62 mins

The Doctor joins forces with his oldest companion on record when a military base comes under attack from sentient, dangerous waters. It may be another stand against immeasurable odds, but waiting in the wings for the Time Lord is a sign all songs must end....

Special 15 Dreamland

  • 2009-12-05T10:45:00-08:00 — 50 mins

During a visit to a local diner the doctor stumbles upon a mysterious alien artefact that leads him on a mission to rescue Rivesh Mantilax from the threat of the Viperox and the clutches of the American military in New Mexico.

Special 16 The End of Time (1)

  • 2009-12-25T10:45:00-08:00 — 59 mins

Facing his mortality, the Doctor returns to Earth find the planet's population haunted by horrific nightmares all their own. Reuniting with Wilf, The Doctor investigates a lingering mystery that threatens to unravel the planet as an old enemy prepares to be reborn.

Special 17 The End of Time (2)

  • 2010-01-01T10:45:00-08:00 — 72 mins

Dark forces amass at The Gate. Only The Doctor stands between the age of order and the time of chaos... only one song remains to be sung...

Special 18 The Ultimate Guide

  • 2010-04-17T10:45:00-07:00 — 50 mins

The Doctor, his universe and the mythology of the series. A look at the first four series and who the Doctor really is. An a sneak peak at series five and the new Doctor.

Special 19 Tardisode 01: New Earth

  • 2006-04-08T10:45:00-07:00 — 50 mins

Novice Hame, one of the feline nurses working at the hospital on New Earth, presents a promotional video for the infirmary, claiming the staff can cure any disease. She welcomes the audience to come to the hospital before pointing out one of the hospital’s current patients, who has a terminal illness known as Autras Disease.

Moments later the patient is cured, sitting in bed holding a bunch of flowers. Hame claims the nurses never loose a patient, for they are here to help. Suddenly there is a cry of a woman screaming for help, followed by the screeching whine of a cat. All is not as it seems in the hospital…

An alien pod hurtles through space, heading for Earth. It crash-lands in a ball of flame somewhere in the Scottish Highlands, apparently unseen. Three hundred years later a man walks alone amongst the unchanged landscape, followed by the unsettling growl of a beast. He looks around for the source of the noise but sees nothing, and so continues on his way. A moment later the noise sounds again and he looks back over his shoulder a second time. On this occasion he sees the creature following him and runs for his life. However, he is unable to escape. The giant beast pounces and drags him to the ground…

Mickey sits alone in a café, clicking frantically on his laptop computer. He flicks through dozens of pictures showing mysterious UFOs but these mean nothing to him, he needs something bigger.

He finally arrives at a page where he cannot enter due to an access denial by an organization known as ‘Torchwood’. He realizes this is what he has been looking for and takes out his mobile phone.

He calls Rose and tells her there are strange goings on back on Earth; there has been increased activity at a nearby school, including a lot of strange lights in the sky. He tells her that he needs her and the Doctor; there is something out there.

Sure enough, miles away in the corridors of the school a giant bat-like creature stands and unfolds it’s wings, revealing itself and screeching out into the night…

On a spaceship deep in space one of the observation crew is taken by surprise when an ion storm erupts nearby. She calls out a warning to the rest of the crew but it is too late; the impact rocks the ship and the computer panels begin to overload in a shower of sparks. She calls out a mayday signal but there is nobody left to hear it.

Some time later the crew all lie dead. A loud ticking echoes around the command deck as a shadowed figure approaches the last survivor who sighs with relief at its presence. Suddenly she realizes it is not there to help her and she screams out to no avail, she is doomed…

Elsewhere, on an ornate mantelpiece above a fireplace a clock is ticking away, until suddenly its face cracks and time stops…

On a computer screen; a message has been received by a group known as ‘The Preachers’ from another figure known as ‘Gemini’. It details that the subject of the report is John Lumic, founder of Cybus Industries (est. 1982).

It reports the main information on Cybus Industries; such as the profit margin of $78 billion in 2001, and a report from South America that in 2004 259,996 people went missing from within its borders. Finally it reports the Lumic is working on his “ultimate upgrade” and then goes on to say that he must be stopped.

Across the globe metal men are preparing to disembark as part of the upgrade and as the report concludes a figure resembling Mickey sits in a large blue van, watching the screen before him. He watches as the report calls for all Preachers to mobilize and as the message ends with an advertisement from Cybus Industries promoting the upcoming “ultimate upgrade”, he drives away…

A report issued from John Lumic to every continent on the planet orders all cyber factories across the Earth to begin production, the “ultimate upgrade” is about to reach maximum velocity.

As the report continues it details the objectives of the upgrade; the removal of the human brain from its body and its replacement into a brand new metal body.

Across the globe hoards of Cybermen are being manufactured and are starting to awaken. They line the streets in preparation to take over the world; their orders stand to delete all incompatible material…

In an ordinary 1950’s household a deliveryman uncovers a brand new state of the art television set to an excited old woman.

That night she sits down in preparation to watch the set as tendrils of red electricity buzz around the device. She concludes that it is not working and gets out of her chair to hit the set in order to try and make it work.

However as she does so the red tendrils of electricity flare up to and begin to break free of the television screen. They pursue her as she retreats back to her chair in terror and make a move towards her face.

Some time later the old woman is gone; leaving only the television set to broadcast a report on the upcoming coverage of the following day’s coronation of Queen Elizabeth II…

In a shining white office an official-looking woman consults a man called Captain Walker, explaining a planet has been located holding a powerful power-source capable of preventing the world from being sucked into a black hole. If he has go and retrieve it he will have saved the empire.

She shows him a series of artifacts that led them to find the planet, including an ancient book of strange symbols apparently detailing the planet’s myths. Walker asks to know more about them but the woman dismisses them, telling him he can overcome them as he is a big strong man with a top ship and a top crew.

She bids him goodbye and good luck and as he goes he passes a slave creature holding a translation orb. It watches him go before claiming “the beast shall rise from the pit…”

One of the Ood passes a member of the sanctuary base a box of possessions belonging to the late Captain Walker. He takes them and seals the box but reopens it when the lights dim and the computers begin to claim that “he shall awake”.

He takes out a book containing a series of ancient symbols and as he looks the computers around him go mad, spouting that “the beast is awake and he shall rise from the pit”. Doors begin to lock themselves and the book bursts into flames, reducing itself into dust.

The young man tries to open a nearby door but it is locked tight, and all it can do is tell him the “he is coming…”

Some time later the young man sits in a swivel chair in the returned-to-normal room. A young woman enters and tries to talk to him but gets no reply. She turns his chair around to find him lifeless; a series of the ancient symbols etched to his skin…

A heavy-breathing man holding a cane sits in a high-backed chair staring at a laptop before him. As he drums his fingers on the smooth surface of the device he stares at the website it displays; an appeal from an organization called L.I.N.D.A asking for information on a man called the Doctor.

He clicks on a link regarding becoming a member of L.I.N.D.A but it proves fruitless, L.I.N.D.A is a secret organization. He instead takes out an alien looking device and aims it at the screen which changes, instead tracking down the location the website is run from. He is given an address but before he can continue there is a knock at the door.

A cheerful tea lady walks in and prepares to give him a cup of tea, but as she turns to see the figure sitting before her she screams in terror…

Special 29 Tardisode 11: Fear Her

  • 2006-06-17T10:45:00-07:00 — 50 mins

In an ‘ordinary’ London street a reporter for a television called “Crime Crackers” tells his viewers that things are amiss in suburbia. Two children have gone missing from their own homes and the police do not know where they have gone or why they were taken.

He calls upon the ‘crime crackers’ of the nation to help find the missing youths and gives a phone number to contact the programme with if they should have any information on the matter.

As the reporter signs off he is unaware that somewhere in the street there stands a wardrobe, its doors shaking. They fly open to reveal a pair of blood-red glowing eyes, calling out for Chloe…

In a newspaper office a young male reporter tells his editor he can get her the biggest story of the century, the story of Torchwood. She tells him to find it for her and soon he is on the streets communicating with secret contacts who provide him with evidence to back up his suspicions of an organisation stretching back to the time of Queen Victoria.

He begins to see what all of this has in common with the ghosts that have been appearing across the globe and no sooner has he finished he is handing in his story. He tells his editor to publish it quickly or he will be found out…but t is too late.

His editor has double crossed him and handed him over to Torchwood, who provide hew with a new nondescript front page and take the young reported away, who screams out that he knows the truth about the ghosts…

Special 31 Tardisode 13: Doomsday

  • 2006-07-01T10:45:00-07:00 — 50 mins

A newsreader sitting at her desk in a TV studio delivers an emergency broadcast. The country is under attack and the government have declared it a state of emergency.

As she talks clips of the Cybermen attacking army strongholds are shown on screen, the metal giants wiping out anyone and anything that stands in their way.

The reporter hears from her earpiece that there is no new word from the government; the country is on its own. She unnervingly explains that the Cybermen are everywhere, before urging people to run if they see the metal monsters.

Suddenly the building is under attack and as the desperate newsreader falls to the floor explosions rock the room, destroying the set. The reporter then tearfully calls out to her mum and dad before attempting to sign off, but it is too late.

Doctor Who returns to the Proms with a new show hosted by stars Karen Gillan and Arthur Darvill, featuring Murray Gold's music, behind-the-scenes access and a host of monsters.

Matt and Karen introduce us to 2 boys who have benefited from money raised by Children In Need and have tea in the Tardis with them. This also includes a preview of the Doctor Who Christmas episode "A Christmas Carol".

Special 34 A Christmas Carol

  • 2010-12-25T10:45:00-08:00 — 61 mins

Amy and Rory are trapped on a crashing space liner, and the only way The Doctor can rescue them is to save the soul of a lonely old miser. But is Kazran Sardick, the richest man in Sardicktown, beyond redemption? And what is lurking in the fogs of Christmas Eve?

Special 35 Space (1)

  • 2011-03-18T11:45:00-07:00 — 50 mins

A special two-part mini episode with the Doctor, Amy and Rory in danger aboard the TARDIS.

Special 36 Time (2)

  • 2011-03-18T11:45:00-07:00 — 50 mins

A special two-part mini episode with the Doctor, Amy and Rory in danger aboard the TARDIS.

Special 37 Best of the Doctor

  • 2011-08-13T10:45:00-07:00 — 43 mins

Matt Smith reviews his best moments; Celebrity fans share their favorite moments.

Special 38 Death is the Only Answer

  • 2011-10-01T10:45:00-07:00 — 50 mins

Dr Who mini episode written by Oakley Junior School students.

Special 39 Best of the Monsters

  • 2011-08-27T10:45:00-07:00 — 43 mins

An in depth look at Iconic monsters from the series, As reflected on by guest stars from the last 2 seasons

Special 40 Best of the Companions

  • 2011-09-03T10:45:00-07:00 — 43 mins

Highlighted moments featuring Amy, Rory and River Song.

A musical odyssey through time and space with highlights and background footage from the Doctor Who - A Celebration concert at the Wales Millennium Centre in November 2006. Hosted by David Tennant, artists include the BBC National Orchestra and Chorus of Wales under the baton of Ben Foster, Oods, Daleks and Cybermen. The programme has insights into the musical soundtrack from composer Murray Gold, Doctor Who head writer Russell T Davies and executive producer Julie Gardner.

The new series of Doctor Who begins at Easter with The Impossible Astronaut. But before that we have a short scene written by Steven Moffat that reveals a little of what we can expect from the adventure … and what the Doctor will be facing!

The next episode of Doctor Who is a scary, action-packed adventure called The Curse of the Black Spot. It's on BBC ONE on Saturday, 7 May at 6.15pm but you can watch the spine-chilling Prequel to the story right now...

As the Doctor prepares to face his darkest hour, key players conspire and a grim warning is given… Please note, we strongly recommend watching The Almost People before enjoying the Prequel.

Special 45 Let's Kill Hitler Prequel

  • 2011-08-15T10:45:00-07:00 — 50 mins

The adventure continues in this brilliant Prequel written by Steven Moffat… The battle of Demon's Run has been fought. Now return to the TARDIS to discover a little of what happened next!

Before the Doctor returns to Lake Silencio, we return to Area 52…

Watch an exclusive jaw-dropper prequel to the 2011 Christmas Special, written by Steven Moffat and starring Matt Smith.

The story is set during World War II and is about a family of Blitz refugees, Madge Arwell and her two children, Lily and Cyril, who have to relocate to Dorset, where they meet the Doctor.

Bid for the Doctor's clothes at http://www.bbc.co.uk/pudsey

Hilights from the Christmas Specials. Reflections on the first 5 Christmas specials by celebrities, guest stars and fans.

Special 51 Bad Night

  • 2011-11-22T10:45:00-08:00 — 50 mins

Amy wakes to answer the TARDIS phone, only to discover the Doctor desperate to deal with British royalty, a goldfish and a housefly.

Special 52 Good Night

  • 2011-11-22T10:45:00-08:00 — 50 mins

Amy finally gets to ask the Doctor the question that has been plaguing her since DW: Space: how can she remember two distinct histories of her life since the universe was rebooted in DW: The Big Bang? The Doctor in part answers her question by giving her a chance to do a good deed for herself when she was a child.

Special 53 First Night

  • 2011-11-22T10:45:00-08:00 — 50 mins

The Doctor arrives at Stormcage to pick up River Song on the evening of her imprisonment on twelve-thousand consecutive life sentences. It's their "first date", but his plans are complicated when a future version of River turns up.

Special 54 Last Night

  • 2011-11-22T10:45:00-08:00 — 50 mins

With no fewer than three River Songs from different times roaming the TARDIS, the Doctor has to avoid contaminating the timeline.

Special 55 Up All Night

  • 2011-11-22T10:45:00-08:00 — 50 mins

Craig, Sophie and Alfie have a brief scene in which Craig discusses his fears of dealing with his son.

Special 56 Good as Gold

  • 2012-05-24T10:45:00-07:00 — 50 mins

An Olympic-themed mini-episode written by British schoolchildren.

Special 57 The Science of Doctor Who

  • 2012-08-04T10:45:00-07:00 — 43 mins

Like all great science fiction shows, there are kernels of truth and nuggets of science fact scattered throughout the incredible “Doctor Who” universe. In this special, we are going to explore these dynamic “Doctor Who” moments where science fiction and science fact converge and mingle.

Special 58 The Women of Doctor Who

  • 2012-08-11T10:45:00-07:00 — 43 mins

A special celebrating the women of the Doctor Who universe.

A special exploring the mind-bending time-travels of the Doctor.

A special visiting all the fabulous (and not-so-fabulous) locales of Doctor Who.

Special 61 Pond Life (1): April

  • 2012-08-27T10:45:00-07:00 — 5 mins

While a voice-over has the Doctor talking to the Ponds on the phone, he is shown with a surfboard, running away from Sontarans. When he is trapped, he throws the surfboard down into some lava in order to escape. He also recalls the memory of meeting Mata Hari in a Paris hotel room and recording some backing vocals for a rap song. He says that he should visit them any day, if he can get the TARDIS to fly there properly. The Ponds are then shown; Rory deletes the Doctor's phone message and they have a toast to the Doctor.

Special 62 Pond Life (2): May

  • 2012-08-28T10:45:00-07:00 — 50 mins

The TARDIS materializes inside Amy and Rory's house, and the Doctor bursts into their bedroom, waking them up. In a great lather the Doctor tells them that the world is endangered and that they need to save the planet now. Suddenly, he realises that they have no idea what he's on about, and goes to leave since he's obviously arrived before any of these Earth-shattering events are happening. After Amy questions his decision, he tells them not to worry, and that everything is safe. While saying this, some clips from "Dinosaurs on a Spaceship" are shown, with the Doctor, the Ponds, and others, all facing peril. The Doctor then wishes them a good night's sleep, and flies away. Unable to go back to sleep after this interlude of foreboding doom from the Doctor, the couple are seen in bed staring at the ceiling while Rory remarks "I really hate it when he does that".

Special 63 Pond Life (3): June

  • 2012-08-29T10:45:00-07:00 — 50 mins

Rory walks out of his room, and into the bathroom, only to be shocked by something and immediately walking out and shutting the door. He checks again inside the bathroom, still shocked. Eventually, Amy walks up to him, and requests to enter the bathroom. Rory reluctantly allows her to enter. Inside, they find an Ood sitting on their toilet, asking if they're in any need of assistance. Rory states "Ood on the loo", and Amy simply replies with "Yeah", and nodding.

Special 64 Pond Life (4): July

  • 2012-08-30T10:45:00-07:00 — 50 mins

The Doctor learns from the Ponds of the Ood, with the Doctor revealing that he wondered where he had gone; instead of wandering the TARDIS, as the Doctor had thought, he had gone into the Ponds' house during his last visit. The Ponds are then shown eating a cooked breakfast while the Doctor explains on the phone that the Ood was rescued from the middle of the Androvax conflict and was being transported back to the Ood Sphere. When the Doctor asks if the Ood was behaving, clips of the Ood performing housework are shown including making the bed, dispensing Amy's laptop and Rory's lunch for their "work day experience", hanging up laundry and cleaning the windows. When Rory questions the Doctor on the Ood's belief he is their butler, he is reassured that the Ood is "conditioned to serve" and the best thing to do is to allow him to continue. The Doctor ends the phone call as there's trouble in the TARDIS and as the Ponds hear the Doctor battling with it, they discuss their guilt at the Ood's service.

Special 65 Pond Life (5): August

  • 2012-08-31T10:45:00-07:00 — 50 mins

The Doctor calls the Ponds, asking them how they are, while fixing the light on the top of the TARDIS. He tells them that he dropped the Ood off back home, rode a horse in 11th century Coventry and possibly invented pasta. He also says that he visited them once, but they weren't there. The Doctor then asks if they're all right; then, answering his own question, says that he's foolish to worry and "The Ponds are always all right". While saying this, a silent clip of Rory walking away from their house in anger is shown, as well as a clip of Amy walking after him, yelling "I hate you", and then crying. The next clip shows the Doctor saying goodbye; then he seems to change his mind, points the sonic screwdriver at the phone and deletes the message that he'd just left. We then see Amy walk inside her house, place some items down and walk up to the phone, seeing if there's a message, which there isn't. She then says that they need their "raggedy man", as she referred to him as in "The Eleventh Hour"; more specifically, that she, personally, needs the Doctor.

Special 66 The Snowmen

  • 2012-12-25T10:45:00-08:00 — 59 mins

Christmas Eve, 1892, and the falling snow is the stuff of fairy tales. When the fairytale becomes a nightmare and a chilling menace threatens Earth, an unorthodox young governess, Clara, calls on the Doctor for help. But the Doctor is in mourning, reclusive and determined not to engage in the problems of the universe. As old friends return, will the Doctor really abandon humankind, or will he fight to save the world and Christmas from the icy clutches of this mysterious menace?

On her first trip in the TARDIS, Amy questions the Eleventh Doctor on how the time machine works, why it takes the shape of a police box, and whether he is an alien. The Doctor answers most of her questions, and then opens the TARDIS doors to reveal that thy are in deep space. When Amy doesn't believe what she is seeing, the Doctor pushes her though the doors.

As Amy continues her attempts to seduce him, the Doctor explains to her true reason why he travels with a companion. She tricks him into asking the TARDIS to display visual records of previous inhabitants, before he decides to go find Rory at his bachelor party.

The Doctor receives a message from a mysterious hooded stranger – a woman called Darla Von Karlsen wants to meet him...

Civil war has ravaged the Kahler race, but a team of scientists has found an advantage. The Gunslinger is born.

Special 71 The Last Day of the Ponds

  • 2012-09-29T10:45:00-07:00 — 50 mins

Matt, Karen, Arthur and the team reflect on the Ponds’ era and their emotional farewell.

Special 72 Doctor Who in America

  • 2011-04-30T10:45:00-07:00 — 43 mins

Behind the scenes with Doctor Who shooting in the U.S. Featuring interviews with Matt Smith and Karen Gillan plus Executive Producer and Lead Writer Steven Moffat.

Special 73 Doctor Who in the U.S.

  • 2012-09-29T10:45:00-07:00 — 50 mins

Explore DOCTOR WHO's many forays across the pond (no, not THOSE Ponds!). Luckily, this Time Lord knows his way around the U.S.A.

We'll uncover the Doctor's special relationship with the U.S., from Daleks on the streets of New York to robot gunslingers in the Wild West. The special includes behind-the-scenes reports from the Doctor's death in Monument Valley, Utah and the Weeping Angels' invasion of Manhattan and looks back with contributions from current Doctor MATT SMITH, the Tenth Doctor DAVID TENNANT, plus JOHN BARROWMAN (Captain Jack Harkness), ARTHUR DARVILL (Rory Williams), NOEL CLARKE (Mickey) and PETER PURVES (Steven, a companion of the very First Doctor).

Matt and Jenna introduce the Doctor Who Christmas Prequel, The Great Detective, in which Vastra, Jenny and Strax try to persuade the grumpy Doctor to engage again.

Special 75 Doctor Who: P.S.

  • 2012-10-12T10:45:00-07:00 — 50 mins

Find out what happened to Rory's dad and the Ponds in this unshot scene by Chris Chibnall.

Doctor Who: Rewind was a documentary co-produced by BBC America, BBC Worldwide and BBC Wales. It was essentially a recap of the story arc of series 5, with emphasis on the narrative points likely to recur in series 6. It debuted on BBCA immediately before their premiere of The Impossible Astronaut. It was a sequel of sorts to Doctor Who: The Ultimate Guide, a similar documentary made by many of the same BBCA crew.

Madame Vastra, accompanied by her loyal companions Jenny Flint and Strax, is called upon to investigate a Victorian murder mystery. But where is the Doctor?

This special one-off drama travels back in time to 1963 to see how Doctor Who was first brought to the screen.
Actor William Hartnell felt trapped by a succession of hard-man roles. Wannabe producer Verity Lambert was frustrated by the TV industry's glass ceiling. Both of them were to find unlikely hope and unexpected challenges in the form of a Saturday tea-time drama. Allied with a team of unusual but brilliant people, they went on to create the longest running science fiction series ever made.

The Doctor takes a break on Earth, despondent that he can't find Clara.

In the aftermath of the Battle of Demons Run, a battled-scarred Strax lies dead on the floor — or has he just fainted...

Dermot O'Leary wakes up late for the National Television Awards. The Eleventh Doctor tries to take him there, but keeps ending up in the wrong place, meeting many famous people in places such as Walford, Weatherfield and the BBC Television Centre in 2111.

Special 82 The Night of the Doctor

  • 2013-11-14T10:45:00-08:00 — 50 mins

Special mini-episode 'The Night of the Doctor' to reveal the Doctor's dark chapter.

Starring Paul McGann, this BBC iPlayer exclusive will for the first time ever reveal what became of the 8th Doctor. On the eve of his most terrible battle, the Time Lord is faced with a choice that will change the course of his life. The darkest of days are about to begin.

The Doctor has always been a man of secrets - and now they can be told...

Special 83 The Day of the Doctor

  • 2013-11-23T10:45:00-08:00 — 76 mins

The Doctors embark on their greatest adventure in this 50th anniversary special. In 2013, something terrible is awakening in London's National Gallery; in 1562, a murderous plot is afoot in Elizabethan England; and somewhere in space an ancient battle reaches its devastating conclusion. All of reality is at stake as the Doctor's own dangerous past comes back to haunt him.

Special 84 The Time of the Doctor

  • 2013-12-25T10:45:00-08:00 — 61 mins

Orbiting a quiet backwater planet, the massed forces of the universe's deadliest species gather, drawn to a mysterious message that echoes out to the stars. And amongst them, the Doctor. Rescuing Clara from a family Christmas dinner, the Time Lord and his best friend must learn what this enigmatic signal means for his own fate and that of the universe.

The Doctor and Clara reflect on how little they know about each other.

The Whispermen approach Clarence DeMarco in jail providing him with the coordinates to Trenzalore.

The half-hour show, presented by Zoe Ball, will feature an interview with the new lead, as well as 11th Doctor Matt Smith and executive producer Steven Moffat.

According to the official announcement, Ball "will unveil the 12th Doctor in the first ever interview in front of a live studio audience set against the backdrop of a swirling vortex, amongst Daleks and the Tardis".

The concert features the very best of Murray Gold’s scores for recent adventures as well as music from the eras of the early Doctors. Matt Smith and Jenna Coleman make special appearances and it’s great to see Madam Vastra and Strax back, hosting the Prom… In fact, any concert without a Sontaran and a Silurian will now seem relatively pedestrian!

And watch out for some very special surprise guests who help make this an unforgettable celebration of the music of Doctor Who.

Special 89 The Companions

  • 2013-03-31T10:45:00-07:00 — 50 mins

As the Doctor’s newest companion, Clara Oswald, steps into the TARDIS, take a look back at previous companions that have won over the Doctor’s heart in Doctor Who: The Companions. Along the way, companions old and new talk about how the show has changed their lives, and how they've never quite managed to leave the TARDIS behind. Matt Smith and David Tennant are joined by fellow contributors including John Barrowman (Captain Jack), Arthur Darvill (Rory) and Noel Clarke (Mickey).

For one night only, Professor Brian Cox takes an audience of celebrity guests, including Charles Dance and Rufus Hound, and members of the public on a journey into the wonderful universe of the Doctor, from the lecture hall of the Royal Institution of Great Britain. Drawing on the latest theories as well as 200 years of scientific discoveries and the genius of Einstein, Brian tries to answer the classic questions raised by the Doctor - can you really travel in time? Does extra-terrestrial life exist in our galaxy? And how do you build something as fantastical as the TARDIS?

Special 91 The Ultimate Guide (2013)

  • 2013-11-18T10:45:00-08:00 — 50 mins

Matt Smith and Jenna Coleman celebrate the 50th anniversary of the space-travelling Time Lord and take an in-depth look at of one of the most intriguing fictional characters of all time.
With the 50th anniversary episode, The Day of the Doctor, about to hit our screens there's a look at all 11 incarnations of the Doctor and their most famous scenes and storylines, an exploration of the many sides to the Doctor and asking what is he really like. Plus, a look at The Doctor's many travelling companions and adversaries over the years and how they all contribute to creating the longest running sci-fi show of all time.

Special 92 The Afterparty

  • 2013-11-23T10:45:00-08:00 — 50 mins

Zoe Ball and Rick Edwards are live, getting the party started for the ultimate celebration of 50 years of Doctor Who. With an impressive guest list of Doctors and companions both past and present, celebrity fans and some very special surprises, this is the afterparty not to be missed. As well as all the gossip on the new episode The Day of the Doctor, there are exclusive interviews, showstopping monster moments and plenty of fun. So make a date to celebrate with us and be a part of this time-travelling extravaganza as we say Happy Birthday Doctor Who.

Special 93 The Last Day

  • 2013-11-20T10:45:00-08:00 — 50 mins

First day on the front line? Time to attach a Headcam for a soldier's point-of-view. What could possibly go wrong?

Special 94 Doctor Who Explained

  • 2013-11-22T10:45:00-08:00 — 44 mins

Everything you really need to know about the Doctor - current, future or past.

A star studded special written and directed by Peter Davison. With the 50th anniversary of Doctor Who about to film, the 'Classic' Doctors are keen to be involved. But do they manage it?

As Doctor Who celebrates 50 years, we go behind the lens on the year's most anticipated television drama. Voiced by the Sixth Doctor, Colin Baker, we catch up with old friends and meet some new ones. It's a rollercoaster ride and a time to celebrate. Features Matt Smith, David Tennant and Jenna Coleman with Billie Piper and John Hurt, as well as lead writer and executive producer Steven Moffat, discussing their 50th Anniversary experiences.

Special 97 Tales from the TARDIS

  • 2013-11-18T10:45:00-08:00 — 43 mins

An all-new special, Doctor Who: Tales from the TARDIS, features the series’ actors and producers sharing their experiences and memories of the world’s longest-running sci-fi show. The special features exclusive interviews with principal cast members from the show’s 50-year history, including actors who have played the Doctor: Matt Smith, David Tennant, Tom Baker, and Peter Davison, actors who have played companions: Jenna Coleman, Karen Gillan, Freema Agyeman, and William Russell, as well as the current lead writer and executive producer Steven Moffat. The discussion includes how the actors got cast, how the roles changed their lives, how a ‘regeneration’ is recorded, and how filming the show in the 60′s compares to today.

Special 98 Clara and the TARDIS

  • 2013-09-24T10:45:00-07:00 — 50 mins

Clara Oswald gets into an argument with the TARDIS after the TARDIS plays a practical joke on her in the shower and then makes her bedroom disappear. After revealing to Clara that she is far from being the first girl the Doctor has "brought home", the TARDIS plays another trick on Clara that has her seeing double, and triple, and quadruple...

Special 99 Rain Gods

  • 2013-09-24T10:45:00-07:00 — 50 mins

The Doctor and River Song find themselves at the mercy of the natives of the planet of the Rain Gods, who mean to sacrifice them to their deities, until the Doctor calls upon the gods themselves to help them out of the fix

Special 100 The Inforarium

  • 2013-09-24T10:45:00-07:00 — 50 mins

The Inforarium — the greatest source of illicit information in recorded history — is compromised. The Doctor appears in a hologram — "Who the hell are you?". He tells a guard that he will be erasing all traces of himself from their database, making everyone forget what they've heard through means he'd adapted from the Silence. At the end of the message, the guard completely forgets the whole ordeal. Then it replays... "Who the hell are you?"

Special 101 Farewell to Matt Smith

  • 2013-12-25T10:45:00-08:00 — 43 mins

Bid the eleventh Doctor, Matt Smith, a fond farewell in this hour long retrospective documentary special about Doctor Who series five, six and seven – “the Matt Smith Years.” This compelling documentary, narrated by Alex Kingston (Doctor Who’s River Song), features highlights from Smith’s run with interview footage from the man himself, his cast-mates, writers, producers, guest stars and celebrity Whovians.

Special 102 Tonight's the Night

  • 2009-05-23T10:45:00-07:00 — 50 mins

Jack Harkness enters the Doctor's TARDIS and discovers a blue-headed alien who claims to be a regenerated Doctor. The alien gives the game away when Jack notices that he's armed, something the real Doctor would never be. The alien identifies himself as Sao Til, a literal arms dealer who trades in limbs. Jack draws his gun and the two enter into a standoff before...

Behind the scenes look at the making of the 2013 Doctor Who Christmas Special.

The Revisited team looks back at the adventures in time and space of the original Doctor Who, played by William Hartnell, with a first look at the TARDIS and the first appearance of the Daleks. Contributors include current show runner and lead writer, Stephen Moffat, tenth Doctor David Tennant, companion John Barrowman and executive producer Caroline Skinner.

In 1966, the Doctor Who production team decided to recast the show lead. The Revisited team looks back at the era of the new Doctor Who, played by Patrick Troughton, considering the impact of a new take on the character and the first appearance of the Cybermen. The regular contributors are joined by former companions Frazer Hines and Wendy Padbury.

A new decade, a new Doctor. And now in color! The Revisited team takes a nostalgic look back at the adventures of the third Doctor, played by Jon Pertwee, his role as scientific adviser to U.N.I.T., and the first appearance of the Master. Hugh Bonneville joins the regular contributors.

The Revisited team looks back to the era of the fourth, and longest serving, Doctor, played by Tom Baker, who brought a new and eccentric take on the Time Lord. Highlights include the first visit to the Doctor's homeworld, Gallifrey, and the introduction of Davros, the creator of the Daleks. Show star Tom Baker and companion Louise Jameson join the regular contributors.

Take an in-depth look at the fifth incarnation of the timeless Time Lord, played by the youngest actor in the part until current Matt Smith.

Take a look back at the sixth and most eccentric incarnation of the Doctor yet!

Discover the many layers of Sylvester McCoy's Seventh Doctor.

Take a look back at how Paul McGann's portrayal of the Eighth Doctor breathed new life into 'Doctor Who' after it had been off the air for years.

BBC AMERICA celebrates the Tenth Doctor, David Tennant, in a new special of Doctor Who: The Doctors Revisited. Tennant played the part from 2005 to 2010. The special begins with David Tennant, Freema Agyeman (companion Martha Jones), lead writer and executive producer Steven Moffat, among others, discussing how and why the Tenth Doctor has become one of the most popular Doctors of all time.

The Eleventh Doctor, played by Matt Smith, arrived on screen lively, funny but wise. Join the Doctors Revisited as we examine the human side of this Doctor and take a look at how his 950 years have affected him. Featuring interviews with Matt Smith and Jenna Coleman, we take a look at the Doctor's new companion Clara Oswald and catch a glimpse of the Doctor's very frightening foe The Silence.

This episode features the Judoon from the episode Smith & Jones featuring the 10th Doctor and Martha Jones as the companion.

This episode features the Silurians from the episode A Good Man Goes to War featuring the 11th Doctor and Amy Pond/Rory Williams as the companions.

This episode features the Ood from the episode Planet of the Ood featuring the 10th Doctor and Donna Noble as the companion.

This episode features the Clockwork Men from the episode The Girl in the Fireplace featuring the 10th Doctor and Rose Tyler/Mickey Smith as the companions.

This episode features the Ice Warriors from the episode Cold War featuring the 11th Doctor and Clara Oswald as the companion.

This episode features the Cybermen from the episode The Next Doctor featuring the 10th Doctor and Jackson Lake as the companion.

This episode features the Silence from the episodes The Impossible Astronaut & Day of the Moon featuring the 11th Doctor and Amy Pond/Rory Williams as the companions.

This episode features the Master from the episode Utopia featuring the 10th Doctor and Martha Jones/Captian Jack Harkness as the companions.

This episode features the The Weeping Angels from the episode Blink featuring the 10th Doctor and Martha Jones as the companion.

This episode features the Daleks from the episode Dalek featuring the 9th Doctor and Rose Tyler as the companion.

Special 125 The Ultimate Companion

  • 2014-08-17T10:45:00-07:00 — 45 mins

Peter Davison recounts what it takes to be the ultimate companion. Meeting with cast and crew past and present, Peter travels the UK and the USA in search of the answers.

Special 126 The Ultimate Time Lord

  • 2014-08-19T10:45:00-07:00 — 43 mins

Peter Davison, the Fifth Doctor, meets the talented people and stars who have helped create the show both past, present and future, and asks 'Who is the Doctor? What makes him tick? What will make the Twelfth Doctor unique?

Doctor Who: Earth Conquest is a one-hour special following the stars Peter Capaldi and Jenna Coleman on Doctor Who: The World Tour. It sees them visiting seven cities across five continents in 12 days to publicize the upcoming season. The tour launched in Cardiff, Wales on August 7 and went through London (UK), Seoul (South Korea), Sydney (Australia), New York (U.S.), Mexico City (Mexico) and Rio de Janeiro (Brazil).

Note: This specials was also released on BBC America as "Earth Conquest - The World Tour".

Special 128 Live Preshow

  • 2014-08-23T10:45:00-07:00 — 50 mins

Comedian and Doctor Who super fan Chris Hardwick hosts this preshow to celebrate the premiere of Doctor Who Season 8. Featuring Mark Gatiss and an array of studio guests with exclusive behind-the-scenes footage.

Special 129 After Who Live

  • 2014-08-23T10:45:00-07:00 — 50 mins

Comedian and Doctor Who superfan Chris Hardwick hosts this live aftershow to celebrate the premiere of Doctor Who Season 8. Featuring Mark Gatiss and an array of studio guests with exclusive behind-the-scenes footage.

A new series, a new costume and a new Doctor! Take a Deep Breath and go behind the scenes on the first episode starring Peter Capaldi as the Twelfth Doctor.

Special 142 Last Christmas

  • 2014-12-25T10:45:00-08:00 — 60 mins

The Doctor and Clara face their Last Christmas. Trapped on an Arctic base, under attack from terrifying creatures, who are you going to call? Santa Claus!

Join Peter Capaldi, Jenna Coleman and Nick Frost as the cast and crew of Last Christmas reveal the inside story of the Twelfth Doctor's first seasonal special!

Special 145 Deep Breath Prequel

  • 2014-08-23T10:45:00-07:00 — 50 mins

With fleeting appearances by Madame Vastra and Jenny, this prequel has Strax giving another overview of all the Doctors, this time updated to include the new Twelfth Doctor.
Strax just had to address the exact number of Doctors thanks to The War Doctor and the Tenth Doctor staying exactly the same after his regeneration in Journey’s End.

Special 146 Prologue

  • 2015-09-11T10:45:00-07:00 — 50 mins

Web short that serves as a prologue to Series 9.

It’s Christmas Day on a remote human colony and the Doctor is hiding from Christmas Carols and Comedy Antlers. But when a crashed spaceship calls upon the Doctor for help, he finds himself recruited into River Song’s squad and hurled into a fast and frantic chase across the galaxy.

The family favourite will return on Christmas day as the Doctor joins forces with an investigative journalist and a superhero to save New York from a deadly alien threat.

Join stars Peter Capaldi and Matt Lucas, showrunner Steven Moffat, and many more for this very special inside look at the making of ‘The Return of Doctor Mysterio.’

The Doctor has no superpowers, but he can stand proudly alongside the greatest superheroes ever known. In this special program, we’ll ask what it is about the Doctor that makes him so heroic.

Special 152 Friend from the Future

  • 2016-04-23T10:45:00-07:00 — 50 mins

An exclusive scene from a future episode of Doctor Who, introducing the new Companion.

Special 154 Twice Upon a Time

  • 2017-12-25T10:45:00-08:00 — 59 mins

Two Doctors stranded in a forbidding snowscape, refusing to face regeneration. A British army captain, seemingly destined to die in the First World War but taken from the trenches to play his part in the Doctor's story. In the final chapter of the Twelfth Doctor's epic adventure, he must face his past to decide his future. Along the way he realises the resilience of humanity, discovering hope in his darkest frozen moment. It is the end of an era, but the Doctor's journey is only just beginning.

A look behind the scenes of the making of An Adventure in Space and Time.

Special 156 Resolution

  • 2019-01-01T10:45:00-08:00 — 60 mins

As the New Year begins, a terrifying evil is stirring from across the centuries of Earth’s history. As the Doctor, Ryan, Graham and Yaz return home, will they be able to overcome the threat to planet Earth?

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