Running Order of Doctor Who


In searching for a good Viewing order of Doctor Who episodes for family and friends, I realized I'd have to take on the task myself, of writing one that is as complete as I can make it. Most specials and minisodes can be found on YouTube, where possible I have linked to them. (please report any broken links)

Taken from various sources. Doctor Who suggested viewing order without Torchwood and Sara Jane Adventures. Use this guide if you want them as well.


1.1 - Rose
1.2 - The End of the World
1.3 - The Unquiet Dead
1.4 - Aliens of London
1.5 - World War Three
1.6 - Dalek
1.7 - The Long Game
1.8 - Father's Day
1.9 - The Empty Child
1.10 - The Doctor Dances
1.11 - Boom Town
1.12 - Bad Wolf
1.13 - The Parting of the Ways

Doctor Who: Children in Need (2005)

2.X - The Christmas Invasion
2.1 - New Earth
2.2 - Tooth and Claw
2.3 - School Reunion
2.4 - The Girl in the Fireplace
2.5 - Rise of the Cybermen
2.6 - The Age of Steel
2.7 - The Idiot's Lantern
2.8 - The Impossible Planet
2.9 - The Satan Pit
2.10 - Love & Monsters
2.11 - Fear Her
2.12 - Army of Ghosts
2.13 - Doomsday

3.X - The Runaway Bride
3.1 - Smith and Jones
3.2 - The Shakespeare Code
3.3 - Gridlock
3.4 - Daleks in Manhattan
3.5 - Evolution of the Daleks
3.6 - The Lazarus Experiment
3.7 - 42

The Infinite Quest [Episode-length animated Doctor/Martha feature]

3.8 - Human Nature
3.9 - The Family of Blood
3.10 - Blink
3.11 - Utopia
3.12 - The Sound of Drums
3.13 - Last of the Time Lords

Time Crash [Children in Need 2007 special]

4.X - Voyage of the Damned

4.1 - Partners in Crime
4.2 - The Fires of Pompeii
4.3 - Planet of the Ood
4.4 - The Sontaran Stratagem
4.5 - The Poison Sky
4.6 - The Doctor's Daughter
4.7 - The Unicorn and the Wasp
4.8 - Silence in the Library
4.9 - Forest of the Dead
4.10 - Midnight

Doctor Who / Torchwood - Tonight's the Night

4.11 - Turn Left
4.12 - The Stolen Earth
4.13 - Journey's End

The Next Doctor
Planet of the Dead

Tonight's The Night [minisode]
The Waters of Mars

Dreamland [Episode-length animated special]

The End of Time Part I
The End of Time Part II

5.1 - The Eleventh Hour ARcs
Meanwhile in the TARDIS 1 [minisode]
5.2 - The Beast Below *Ac
5.3 - Victory of the Daleks *AWdc
5.4 - The Time of Angels ASCa
5.5 - Flesh and Stone ASCac

Meanwhile in the TARDIS 2 [minisode]
5.6 - The Vampires of Venice *ARs
5.7 - Amy's Choice *AR
5.8 - The Hungry Earth ARl
5.9 - Cold Blood ARlc
5.10 - Vincent and the Doctor A
5.11 - The Lodger ^Oy
5.12 - The Pandorica Opens ARSWldysc
5.13 - The Big Bang ARSdc
5.X - A Christmas Carol Christmas Special ARs

Space [charity special]
Time [charity special]

Prequel to The Impossible Astronaut [minisode]
6.1 - The Impossible Astronaut ARSs
6.2 - Day of the Moon ARSks
Prequel to The Curse of The Black Spot [minisode]
6.3 - The Curse of the Black Spot *ARk
Bad Night [minisode]
6.4 - The Doctor's Wife ^AR
Good Night [minisode]
6.5 - The Rebel Flesh ARk
6.6 - The Almost People ARk
Prequel to A Good Man Goes to War [minisode]
6.7 - A Good Man Goes to War ARSPCky
Prequel to Let's Kill Hitler [minisode]
6.8 - Let's Kill Hitler ARSCs
6.9 - Night Terrors *AR
First Night [minisode]
Last Night [minisode]
6.10 - The Girl Who Waited ^AR
6.11 - The God Complex *AR
Up All Night [minisode]
6.12 - Closing Time ^Oc
Prequel to The Wedding of River Song [minisode]
6.13 - The Wedding of River Song ARSlks
Death is the Only Answer [minisode]
The Doctor, the Widow and the Wardrobe, Prequel [minisode]
6.X - The Doctor, the Widow and the Wardrobe Christmas Special *AR

Good as Gold [Blue Peter minisode]
Pond Life [five part minisodes] AR

Asylum of the Daleks Prequel [minisodes]
7.1 - Asylum of the Daleks ARCd

7.2 - Dinosaurs on a Sapceship {rev} *ARl
The Making of the Gunslinger [minisode]
7.3 - A Town Called Mercy {rev} AR 
The Inforarium [minisode]
7.4 - The Power of Three {rev} ARU
7.5 - The Angels Take Manhattan ARSa
P.S. [minisode] (scenes not shot) AR

A Good Man Goes to War - 2 Days Later [minisode]
P
The Great Detective [minisode] P
Vastra Investigates [minisode] P
Songtaran Carols [minisode] P
Rain Gods [minisode] S
7.x - The Snowmen Christmas Special CPg
7.6 - The Bells of St. John was Phantom of the Hex {rev} CUg
7.7 - The Rings of Akhaten {rev} C
7.8 - Cold War {rev}  *C
7.9 - Hide *C
Clara and the TARDIS [minisode] C
poster for 50th anniversary special7.10 - Journey to the Centre of the TARDIS Cc
7.11 - The Crimson Horror {rev} CP
7.12 - Nightmare in Silver was The Last Cyberman {rev} *C
She said, He Said [minisode] C

Strax Field Report [minisode] P
Clarence and the Whispermen [minisode]
7.13 - The Name of the Doctor CSPg(WD)


Night of the Doctor [minisode] (8)(WD)
The Last Day [minisode] d

A Message from Strax [minisode] P
Day of the Doctor (50th Anniversery Special) CU(WD)(10)
7.x The Time of the Doctor Christmas Special AC(12)dacsn



8.01 - Deep Breath {rev} CPm(11) 
8.02 - Into the Dalek *Cdm

8.03 - Robot of Sherwood {rev} *C
8.04 - Listen {rev} C
8.05 - Time Heist {rev} C
8.06 - The Caretaker {rev} C
8.07 - Kill the Moon {rev} *C
8.08 - Mummy On The Orient Express {rev} C
8.09 - Flatline *C
8.10 - In the Forest of the Night *C
8.11 - Dark Water {rev} Cmy
8.12 - Death in Heaven {rev} CUmy
8.x Christmas Special


Key {rev}= review

*=Skippable ^=Sort of Skippable A=Amy R=Rory C=Clara P=Paternoster Gang O=Craig Owens T=The Church U=UNIT W=Winston Churchill
a=Angels c=The Crack in Time d=Dalek g=Great Intelligence k=Kovarian l=Lizardmen m=Missy s=Silence o=Ood n=Sontarns y=Cybermen
(8)=8th Doctor (WD)=War Doctor (10)=10th Doctor (11)=11th Doctor (12)=12th Doctor

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