Doctor Who Viewing Guide: Tips, Suggestions & Complete Episode List

The Complete Doctor Who Episode List 2018

Bolded episode titles are used to highlight exceptional, not simply good, episodes in each season.

We have supplied YouTube links to prequel minisodes and other media - where available. However, please note that broken links will be removed and, depending on availability, may not be replaced. That said, many prequel and minisodes can still be found online - via a quick Google search.

Season 1 (2005)


The End of the World

The Unquiet Dead

Aliens of London (Part 1)

World War Three (Part 2)


The Long Game

Father's Day

The Empty Child (Part 1)

The Doctor Dances (Part 2)

Boom Town

Bad Wolf (Part 1)

The Parting of the Ways (Part 2)

Born Again [Children in Need Short] [YouTube Link]

The Christmas Invasion [2005 Christmas Special]

Season 2 (2006)

(Tardisode prequel shorts were made for each episode in season 2)

New Earth

Tooth and Claw

School Reunion

The Girl in the Fireplace

Rise of the Cybermen (Part 1)

The Age of Steel (Part 2)

The Idiot's Lantern

The Impossible Planet (Part1)

The Satan Pit (Part 2)

Love & Monsters

Fear Her

Army of Ghosts (Part 1)

Doomsday (Part 2)

Torchwood Spin-off Begins (2 Seasons; 2 Miniseries)

The Runaway Bride [2006 Christmas Special]

Season 3 (2007)

The Sarah Jane Adventures Spin-off Begins [Children's Show] (5 Seasons)

Smith and Jones

The Shakespeare Code


Daleks in Manhattan (Part 1)

Evolution of the Daleks (Part 2)

The Lazarus Experiment


Human Nature (Part 1)

The Family of Blood (Part 2)

Blink [Read the original short story HERE]

Torchwood Season 1 Finale: (No Doctor but the episode leads into Utopia).

Utopia (Part 1)

The Sound of Drums (Part 2)

Last of the Time Lords (Part 3)

The Infinite Quest [Animated Episode]

Time Crash [Children in Need Short] [YouTube Link]

Voyage of the Damned [2007 Christmas Special]

Season 4 (2008)

Partners in Crime

The Fires of Pompeii

Planet of the Ood

The Sontaran Stratagem (Part 1)

The Poison Sky (Part 2)

The Doctor's Daughter

The Unicorn and the Wasp

Silence in the Library (Part 1)

Forest of the Dead (Part 2)


Turn Left

The Stolen Earth (Part 1) [Torchwood Appearance]

Journey's End (Part 2) [Torchwood Appearance]

Season 4 Specials (2008-10)

(Season 4 specials are typically found solely by title on online streaming services, not necessarily as part of season 4 itself)

The Next Doctor [2008 Christmas Special]

Planet of the Dead [Easter Special]

Dreamland [Animated Episode]

K-9 Spin-off Begins [Children's Show] (1 Season)

The Water of Mars [Autumn Special]

The Wedding of Sarah Jane Smith (Part 1 and 2) [The Doctor on The Sarah Jane Adventures]

Torchwood: Children of Earth (No Doctor but the episode's aftermath is referenced in "The End of Time: Part 2")

The End of Time (Part 1) [2009 Christmas Special]

The End of Time (Part 2) [New Year's Special]

Season 5 (2010)

The Eleventh Hour

Meanwhile in the TARDIS Minisode 1 [Available on Season 5 DVD]

The Beast Below

Victory of the Daleks

The Time of Angels (Part 1)

Flesh and Stone (Part 2)

Meanwhile in the TARDIS Minisode 2 [Available on Season 5 DVD]

The Vampires of Venice

Amy's Choice

The Hungry Earth (Part 1)

Cold Blood (Part 2)

Vincent and the Doctor

The Lodger

The Pandorica Opens (Part 1)

The Big Bang (Part 2)

Death of the Doctor (Part 1 & 2) [The Doctor on The Sarah Jane Adventures] [YouTube Link; Part 2]

A Christmas Carol [ 2010 Christmas Special]

Space/Time [Children in Need Short] [YouTube Link; Part 2]

Season 6 (2011)

The Impossible Astronaut (Part 1) [Prequel Minisode YouTube Link]

Day of the Moon (Part 2)

The Curse of the Black Spot [Prequel Minisode YouTube Link]

The Doctor's Wife

The Rebel Flesh (Part 1)

The Almost People (Part 2)

A Good Man Goes to War (Part 1)

Let's Kill Hitler (Part 2) [Prequel Short YouTube Link]

Night Terrors

The Girl Who Waited

The God Complex

Closing Time

The Wedding of River Song [Prequel Short YouTube Link]

Death is the Only Answer [Doctor Who Confidential Short] [YouTube Link]

The Doctor, the Widow and the Wardrobe [2011 Christmas Special] [Prequel Short YouTube Link]

Good as Gold [Blue Peter Short] [YouTube Link]

Night and the Doctor [DVD Minisodes]: Due to wobbly wobbly timey wimey stuff these minisodes cannot be placed exactly in the episodic timeline but are best watched at the end of season 6.

Bad Night [YouTube Link]

Good Night [YouTube Link]

First Night [YouTube Link]

Last Night [YouTube Link]

Up All Night [Daily Motion Link]

Season 7 (2012)

Pond Life  [Mini-Webisodes] [YouTube Link; Part 2, 3, 4, 5]

Asylum of the Daleks [Prequel Short Amazon Link]

Dinosaurs on a Spaceship

A Town Called Mercy

The Power of Three

The Inforarium Minisode [Available on Season 7 DVD]

The Angels Take Manhattan

P.S. [Season 7 Mid-Season Finale Deleted Scene] [YouTube Link]

Season 7.5 (2013)

The Snowmen [2012 Christmas Special] [Prequel Shorts The Great Detective and Vastra Investigates]

The Bells of Saint John [Prequel Short YouTube Link]

The Rings of Akhaten

Clara and the TARDIS Minisode [Available on Season 7 DVD]

Rain Gods Minisode [Available on Season 7 DVD]

Cold War


Journey to the Centre of the TARDIS

The Crimson Horror

Nightmare in Silver

The Name of the Doctor [Prequel Minisodes: He Said, She Said and Clarence and the Whispermen]

The Night of the Doctor [50th Anniversary Prequel Minisode] [YouTube Link]

The Last Day [50th Anniversary Prequel Minisode] [YouTube Link]

The Day of the Doctor [50th Anniversary Special]

The Time of the Doctor [2013 Christmas Special]

Season 8 (2014)

Deep Breath

Into The Dalek

Robot Of Sherwood


Time Heist

The Caretaker

Kill The Moon

Mummy On The Orient Express


In The Forest Of The Night

Dark Water

Death In Heaven

Last Christmas [2014 Christmas Special]

Season 9 (2015)

Season 9 Prologue Minisode: [YouTube Link]

The Magician's Apprentice Prequel: The Doctor's Meditation [Daily Motion Link]

The Magician's Apprentice (Part 1)

The Witch's Familiar (Part 2)

Under the Lake (Part 1)

Before the Flood (Part 2)

The Girl Who Died (Part 1)

The Woman Who Lived (Part 2)

The Zygon Invasion (Part 1)

The Zygon Inversion (Part 2)

Sleep No More

Face the Raven

Heaven Sent (Part 1)

Hell Bent (Part 2)

The Husbands of River Song [2015 Christmas Special]

Class Spin-off Begins (1 Season, Ongoing)

Looking for Pudsey [Children in Need Minisode Cameo] [YouTube]

The Return of Doctor Mysterio [2016 Christmas Special]

Season 10 (2017)

The Pilot


Thin Ice

Knock Knock



The Pyramid at the End of the World

The Lie of the Land

The Empress of Mars

The Eaters of Light

World Enough and Time

The Doctor Falls

Twice Upon a Time [2017 Christmas Special]

Season 11 (2018)

The Woman Who Fell To Earth

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