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The non-narrative name given to the fictional universe of the long-running British science fiction television series Doctor Who and the spin-off media, inclouding Torchwood, The Srah Jane Adventures and K-9. The word, a portmanteau of the words "Who" and "universe", has also been used to describe the show's production and fanbase. This entry mainly concentrates on "official" spin-offs, that is to say, material sanctioned by the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC), which produces the series, as well as material sanctioned by the copyright holders of characters from the series.

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1. Doctor Who (1963–1989)

TV-PG | 45 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

The adventures in time and space of the Doctor, a Time Lord who changes appearance and personality by regenerating when near death, and is joined by companions in battles against aliens and other megalomaniacs.

Stars: William Hartnell, Patrick Troughton, Jon Pertwee, Tom Baker

Votes: 33,993

2. Dr. Who and the Daleks (1965)

Not Rated | 82 min | Adventure, Family, Sci-Fi

An eccentric inventor and his companions travel in his TARDIS to the Planet Skaro and battle the evil menace of the Daleks.

Director: Gordon Flemyng | Stars: Peter Cushing, Roy Castle, Jennie Linden, Roberta Tovey

Votes: 3,533

3. Daleks' Invasion Earth 2150 A.D. (1966)

Not Rated | 84 min | Family, Sci-Fi

The Daleks' fiendish plot in 2150 against Earth and its people is foiled when Dr. Who and friends arrive from the 20th century and figure it out.

Director: Gordon Flemyng | Stars: Peter Cushing, Bernard Cribbins, Ray Brooks, Andrew Keir

Votes: 2,997

4. K-9 and Company: A Girl's Best Friend (1981 TV Movie)

50 min | Mystery, Sci-Fi

One time companion of the Doctor, Sarah Jane Smith returns to Earth and carries on with her journalist career. Now, in 1981, she has managed to rebuild her career and has come, a matter of ... See full summary »

Director: John Black | Stars: Elisabeth Sladen, John Leeson, Bill Fraser, Ian Sears

Votes: 467

5. Wartime (1987 Video)

30 min | Short, Drama, Horror

Warrant Officer John Benton, a long-serving member of the United Nations Intelligence Taksforce (UNIT), is distracted from his mission to deliver valuable radioactive material to UNIT HQ by... See full summary »

Director: Keith Barnfather | Stars: John Levene, Michael Wisher, Mary Greenhalgh, Paul Greenhalgh

Votes: 68

6. P.R.O.B.E.: The Zero Imperative (1994 Video)

60 min | Sci-Fi, Thriller

Former UNIT scientist Liz Shaw investigates a series of bizarre murders near a soon-to-be closed psychiatric hospital. When the hospital is suddenly saved by a wealthy businessman events seem to run out of Liz's control.

Director: Bill Baggs | Stars: Caroline John, Jon Pertwee, Sylvester McCoy, Colin Baker

Votes: 75

7. P.R.O.B.E.: The Devil of Winterborne (1995 Video)

82 min | Crime, Horror, Thriller

P.R.O.B.E. are summoned to investigate a series of strange events linked to a private school. Liz Shaw comes under increasing pressure to solve the case as P.R.O.B.E. is threatened with closure just when it may be most needed.

Director: Bill Baggs | Stars: Caroline John, Louise Jameson, Terry Molloy, Geoffrey Beevers

Votes: 81

8. Downtime (1995 Video)

65 min | Sci-Fi

Retired commander of the United Nations' Intelligence Taskforce, and long-time associate of the mysterious time traveler the Doctor, Brigadier Alistair Lethbridge-Stewart faces the toughest... See full summary »

Directors: Keith Barnfather, Christopher Barry | Stars: Nicholas Courtney, Elisabeth Sladen, Deborah Watling, Jack Watling

Votes: 144

9. P.R.O.B.E.: When to Die (2015 Video)

Not Rated | 60 min | Sci-Fi

When Liz Shaw returns from a working holiday in Spain a new and deeply disturbing case awaits. Corporal 7891Alpha has outlived his usefulness or rather the government can no longer afford ... See full summary »

Director: Bill Baggs | Stars: William Baggs, Hazel Burrows, Georgette Ellison, Matthew Ellison

Votes: 5

10. Shakedown: Return of the Sontarans (1994 Video)

55 min | Sci-Fi

The space solar yacht Tiger Moth under the command of no-nonsense Captain Lisa Deranne is on a cruise taking some rich misfits on a voyage through space. Unfortunately on their travels they... See full summary »

Director: Kevin Davies | Stars: Jan Chappell, Brian Croucher, Carole Ann Ford, Sophie Aldred

Votes: 110

11. P.R.O.B.E.: Unnatural Selection (1996 Video)

47 min | Horror, Sci-Fi

A series of gruesome and bizarre murders leads P.R.O.B.E. to investigate a secret government project from the seventies.

Director: Bill Baggs | Stars: Caroline John, Louise Jameson, Charles Kay, Kathryn Rayner

Votes: 47

12. Doctor Who (1996 TV Movie)

89 min | Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi

The newly-regenerated Doctor takes on the Master on the turn of the millennium, 31 December 1999.

Director: Geoffrey Sax | Stars: Paul McGann, Eric Roberts, Daphne Ashbrook, Sylvester McCoy

Votes: 8,518

13. P.R.O.B.E.: Ghosts of Winterborne (1996 Video)

42 min | Short, Horror, Thriller

When the body of a victim from the Winterborne case goes missing and a black magic grimoire is stolen from a local museum Liz Shaw teams up with the disgraced former headmaster of Winterborne school, Gavin Purcell to fight it.

Director: Bill Baggs | Stars: Reece Shearsmith, Daniel Matthews, David Hankinson, Nathan Hamlett

Votes: 46

14. Auton (1997 Video)

57 min | Sci-Fi

In a top-secret UNIT warehouse Dr Sally Arnold is studying a Nestene energy unit with little success. Until she subjects it to cosmic signals that activate it and it awakens several dormant Autons stored in the facility.

Director: Nicholas Briggs | Stars: Michael Wade, Bryonie Pritchard, George Telfer, Reece Shearsmith

Votes: 101

15. Auton 2: Sentinel (1998 Video)

57 min | Action, Fantasy, Sci-Fi

Two years after the incident at the UNIT warehouse a lorry transporting Autons from there to another UNIT facility is hijacked by it's cargo. Lockwood and another psychic, Natasha, trace the Autons to Sentinel Island.

Director: Nicholas Briggs | Stars: Michael Wade, George Telfer, Jo Castleton, Andrew Fettes

Votes: 72

16. Mindgame (1998 Video)

30 min | Short, Drama, Sci-Fi

Three alien beings - a Sontaran officer, a Draconian nobleman and a Human mercenary - find themselves transported to a remote asteroid by a mysterious alien who wants to test their ... See full summary »

Director: Keith Barnfather | Stars: Bryan Robson, Sophie Aldred, Toby Aspin, Miles Richardson

Votes: 68

17. Auton 3 (1999 Video)

55 min

Lockwood and Natasha have returned to the mainland from Sentinel Island but find that the population of the town of Millhampton have vanished. The pair discover that the nearby hospital is the Nestene base of operations.

Directors: Bill Baggs, Patricia Merrick | Stars: Jo Castleton, Bryonie Pritchard, George Telfer, Michael Wade

Votes: 47

18. Mindgame Trilogy (1999 Video)

80 min | Sci-Fi

Sequel to "Mindgame" (1998) which follows the fate of the three prisoners after their escape from their asteroid prison cell. Sontaran Sarg faces death against overwhelming odds on a ... See full summary »

Director: Keith Barnfather | Stars: Sophie Aldred, Miles Richardson, John Wadmore

Votes: 46

19. Doctor Who: Shada (2003)

TV-PG | 30 min | Animation, Drama, Sci-Fi

Would-be universe conqueror Skagra seeks out the location of the lost planet Shada, home to a Time Lord prison, from a Time Lord who's a professor at Cambridge and is old friends with the Doctor.

Stars: Paul McGann, Lalla Ward, John Leeson, James Fox

Votes: 98

20. Doctor Who: Scream of the Shalka (2003)

90 min | Sci-Fi, Animation

The Doctor, a time-travelling alien explorer, is sent by his people, the Time Lords, to liberate a small town in England from the tyrannical rule of a race of alien lava creatures called ... See full summary »

Stars: Richard E. Grant, Sophie Okonedo, Derek Jacobi, Craig Kelly

Votes: 338

21. Dæmos Rising (2004 Video)

53 min | Fantasy, Horror, Sci-Fi

Trapped in an isolated cottage, Captain Cavendish thinks he is seeing ghosts. The only person who might understand and help is Kate Lethbridge-Stewart ... but when she arrives, she realises... See full summary »

Director: Keith Barnfather | Stars: Beverley Cressman, Miles Richardson, Andrew Wisher, Amanda Evans

Votes: 60

22. Doctor Who (2005– )

TV-PG | 45 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

The further adventures in time and space of the alien adventurer known as the Doctor and their companions from planet Earth.

Stars: Jodie Whittaker, Peter Capaldi, Pearl Mackie, Matt Smith

Votes: 191,243

23. Doctor Who: Children in Need Special (2005 TV Short)

7 min | Short, Sci-Fi

Rose must learn to accept the Doctor in his new, regenerated form.

Director: Euros Lyn | Stars: Christopher Eccleston, Hannah-joy Lewis, Billie Piper, David Tennant

Votes: 321

24. Torchwood (2006–2011)

TV-MA | 50 min | Action, Drama, Fantasy

The members of the Torchwood Institute, a secret organization founded by the British Crown, fight to protect the Earth from extraterrestrial and supernatural threats.

Stars: John Barrowman, Eve Myles, Kai Owen, Gareth David-Lloyd

Votes: 37,260

25. Totally Doctor Who (2006–2007)

30 min | Documentary, Family

A kids show for new doctor who fans when doctor who aired back in 2005.

Stars: Barney Harwood, Kirsten O'Brien, Freema Agyeman, David Tennant

Votes: 74

26. The Sarah Jane Adventures (2007–2011)

TV-PG | 60 min | Drama, Family, Sci-Fi

Investigative journalist Sarah Jane Smith, with the help of her adopted son, his friends, and an intelligent supercomputer, combats evil alien forces here on Earth.

Stars: Elisabeth Sladen, Daniel Anthony, Alexander Armstrong, Tommy Knight

Votes: 4,982

27. Doctor Who: The Infinite Quest (2007 TV Movie)

45 min | Animation, Adventure, Sci-Fi

The Doctor and Martha Jones trek through space and time in a race against the galaxy's greatest despot, Baltazar, to follow a complex trail of clues to discover the location of the ... See full summary »

Director: Gary Russell | Stars: David Tennant, Freema Agyeman, Anthony Head, Toby Longworth

Votes: 826

28. Zygon (2008 Video)

58 min | Sci-Fi

Zygon Commander Kritakh and his second Torlakh have been stranded on Earth for 20 years. Kritakh has lost his sense of purpose, can his second get him back on track? Sexy psychiatrist Lauren Anderson complicates matters further.

Director: Bill Baggs | Stars: Jo Castleton, Daniel Harcourt, Keith Drinkel, David Roeciffe

Votes: 24

29. Doctor Who: Music of the Spheres (2008 TV Short)

7 min | Short, Sci-Fi

The Doctor confronts a Graske as he poses a threat not just to the Doctor, but to the BBC Proms.

Director: Euros Lyn | Stars: David Tennant, Jimmy Vee, Philip Hurd-Wood

Votes: 684

30. K9 (2009– )

30 min | Family, Sci-Fi

Spin off TV show based on the adventures of the robot dog companion from "Doctor Who".

Stars: John Leeson, Robert Moloney, Keegan Joyce, Philippa Coulthard

Votes: 283

31. Doctor Who: Dreamland (2009)

45 min | Animation, Adventure, Sci-Fi

While visiting a diner in Nevada in 1958, the Doctor finds an alien artifact and ends up on a mission to save the Rivesh Mantilax from the danger of the Viperox and the U.S. Military.

Stars: David Tennant, Georgia Moffett, Tim Howar, David Warner

Votes: 950

32. The Sarah Jane Adventures Comic Relief Special (2009 TV Movie)

5 min | Sci-Fi

Sarah, Rani, Luke and Clyde get an unexpected visit from Ambassador Ranius (Ronnie Corbett) who claims to come from the Galactic Alliance. He brings gratitude but bestows strange gifts and why does his bottom burp when he sits?

Director: Joss Agnew | Stars: Elisabeth Sladen, Tommy Knight, Daniel Anthony, Anjli Mohindra

Votes: 34

33. Meanwhile, in the TARDIS: Part 1 (2010 Video)

Short, Sci-Fi

After Amy enters the TARDIS, Amy is awestruck when she sees what lies inside.

Director: Richard Senior | Stars: Matt Smith, Karen Gillan

Votes: 125

34. SJA: Alien Files (2010)

30 min | Family, Sci-Fi

Sarah Jane Smith creates a fact file on notable aliens, based on her experiences in The Sarah Jane Adventures (2007).

Stars: Alexander Armstrong, Elisabeth Sladen, Tommy Knight, Daniel Anthony

Votes: 40

35. Meanwhile, in the TARDIS: Part 2 (2010 Video)

Short, Adventure, Sci-Fi

Amy tries to flirt with The Doctor but he tries to ignore her advances.

Director: Richard Senior | Stars: Matt Smith, Karen Gillan, Freema Agyeman, Nicola Bryant

Votes: 99

36. Doctor Who: Space and Time (2011 TV Short)

6 min | Short, Comedy, Sci-Fi

The Doctor, Amy, and Rory get stuck in a time paradox within the T.A.R.D.I.S.

Director: Richard Senior | Stars: Matt Smith, Karen Gillan, Arthur Darvill, Andy Evason

Votes: 1,324

37. Torchwood: Web of Lies (2011)

Animation, Drama

A ten episode companion series with events taking place during the Torchwood: Miracle Day series.

Stars: Eve Myles, John Barrowman, Eliza Dushku, Bob Harris

Votes: 442

38. Night and the Doctor (2011)

16 min | Short, Sci-Fi

This series takes place in the TARDIS asks the question "what does the doctor do when his companions are asleep"?

Stars: Matt Smith, Karen Gillan, Alex Kingston, James Corden

Votes: 644

39. Pond Life (2012)

TV-PG | 5 min | Short, Comedy, Sci-Fi

Prequel to series seven of Doctor Who (2005); five short films show the home life of Amy and Rory, while The Doctor has a few adventures of his own.

Stars: Arthur Darvill, Karen Gillan, Matt Smith, Silas Carson

Votes: 1,024

40. Doctor Who: Good as Gold (2012 TV Short)

3 min | Short, Adventure, Drama

Amy reminds The Doctor he needs to have an adventure once in a while, the Doctor complies and sets the TARDIS to its "adventure setting". After a series of malfunctions, the ship lands in ... See full summary »

Stars: Elliot Barnes-Worrell, Karen Gillan, Sarah Louise Madison, Matt Smith

Votes: 422

41. Ian Levine: Downtime Redux (2013 Video)


Somewhere in deep space, someone is playing a manipulative game of chess involving the Doctor's former companions and his enemies.

Directors: Keith Barnfather, Christopher Barry | Stars: Nicholas Courtney, Beverley Cressman, David J. Howe, Sylvester McCoy

Votes: 6

42. Tale of a Timelord (2016)

42 min | Short, Sci-Fi

Doctor Who fan-film, including multiples cameos of Doctor Who's characters.

Director: Steve Healey | Stars: Sophie Aldred, Simon Baker, John Barrowman, Jamie Baxter

Votes: 24

43. Class (2016)

TV-14 | 45 min | Drama, Sci-Fi

The sixth formers of Coal Hill Academy all have their own secrets and desires. They have to deal with the stresses of everyday life including friends, parents, school work, sex, and sorrow, but also the horrors that come from time travel.

Stars: Katherine Kelly, Greg Austin, Jordan Renzo, Fady Elsayed

Votes: 3,737

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