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December 29th, 2014 138 comments

Who is Your All Time Favourite on Screen Doctor?

You would think will all the polls we have done over the years we would have asked this question before – but we never have, so Who is Your Favourite Doctor?…



138 comments

  • DalekDino27

    January 21st, 2015 - 9:07pm

    My favourite Doctor is The Doctor, no matter what his incarnation. Every doctor is the best Doctor, and always will be.

  • The100doctor!

    January 15th, 2015 - 1:08pm

    I THINK PETER CAPALDI HAS GREAT TAST TO HIS CHARECTOR

  • jason dancaster

    January 15th, 2015 - 12:09am

    1. Jon Pertwee – his first 12 stories is the best run in the series history…
    2. Tom Baker – …only equalled by Baker’s ’75 – ’77 run from his debut ‘Robot’ to ‘The Sunmakers’ halfway through season 15 (dramatically downhill after that with a few exceptions).
    3. Perhaps Peter Capaldi (definately the best of the new doctors)

    …the others are also-rans imo. although Sylvester McCoy’s 3rd & last series along with the 10/10 ‘Remembrance of the Daleks’ story might just be enough to place him 4th.

    The worst for me is Peter Davison – just too weak and wishy-washy (he’s wonderful in ‘All Creatures Great & Small’ however!).

  • Daniel

    January 12th, 2015 - 8:18pm

    For me all the Doctors are great, just like there was no “Golden Age of Doctor Who” because we are always in the golden age. For me William Hartnell would have to be at the top, without him there would be nothing for the others to succeed from. If anyone had to be least then it must be Chris Eccleston, okay he gave us one year but any actor for the part should be committed to at least three and also he is the only one not to embrace the role after he left

    1) Hartnell
    2) Capaldi
    3) T Baker
    4) Smith
    5) Tennant
    6) McCoy
    7) C Baker
    8) Troughton
    9) Pertwee
    10) McGann
    11) Hurt
    12) Davison
    13) Eccleston

  • dr jon

    January 7th, 2015 - 11:16pm

    I first watched dr who growing up with the great jon pertwee as my first doctor he will always be number one to me. Next is peter davison as my second choice,it was a risk having such a contrasting younger doctor and taking over from the longest running doctor tom baker. Which has paved the way to other younger actors to become the norm as becoming the doctor.Tom baker is in my third place as i loved his first few years as the dr and was everything a doctor should be ,but later on the storys were not as good and got to silly at times,but did enjoy his last few storys.Next is a tough one but i have to say matt smith in forth place.He like davison had a hard time taking over from a very good actor and dr david tennent,and to be very honest i was not sure if he would be any good but he more than pulled it off and with lots of heart .In fifth place is patrick troughton if it was not for him i don’t think we would be having any sort of poll at all as it is down to him that he did such good as being the second dr.Sxth place is david tennent,he was a very good dr to take over from chris after one season and turn it into his own.In seventh place i have to say is peter capaldi,a very good contrast to matt smith and a return to a older dr is great,in a few years i think he will be higher on my list.Now this is tough but i have to say william hartnell without this man there would be no dr who a great doctor at number eight.And at nine is dr nine chris eccelston,he was the best choice at the time to bring the doctor to the 21st century, he would have been higher in my list but due to only one season this effected my vote which is a shame.Paul Magann would have been a good doctor but with only a movie under his belt and only half the time in it gives him a low number ,but he was great in the 50th minisode and did show how good he could have been so he is tenth.With my next two choices it just pains me as by the 80’s the bbc had given up on the show at most lack of money and just plain bad scripts did not help them.So in eleventh place has to be slyvester MCcoy he did not have a great first season and up against a rival soap and little air time the seventh dr did not have much chance. Even though his last season was great im sure given more time and money and they didn’t decide to pull the plug the seventh dr would have done a lot better.Then come’s last place and i hate to do this to colin baker as i thought he was a good choice to play the part,but with his bad costume made very unlikeable and little air time and then sacked, gave him little if any chance at all to shine.Colin baker had the worst deal of all so i have to put him in twelth place.

  • Anonymous

    January 7th, 2015 - 11:14pm

    I first watched dr who growing up with the great jon pertwee as my first doctor he will always be number one to me. Next is peter davison as my second choice,it was a risk having such a contrasting younger doctor and taking over from the longest running doctor tom baker. Which has paved the way to other younger actors to become the norm as becoming the doctor.Tom baker is in my third place as i loved his first few years as the dr and was everything a doctor should be ,but later on the storys were not as good and got to silly at times,but did enjoy his last few storys.Next is a tough one but i have to say matt smith in forth place.He like davison had a hard time taking over from a very good actor and dr david tennent,and to be very honest i was not sure if he would be any good but he more than pulled it off and with lots of heart .In fifth place is patrick troughton if it was not for him i don’t think we would be having any sort of poll at all as it is down to him that he did such good as being the second dr.Sxth place is david tennent,he was a very good dr to take over from chris after one season and turn it into his own.In seventh place i have to say is peter capaldi,a very good contrast to matt smith and a return to a older dr is great,in a few years i think he will be higher on my list.Now this is tough but i have to say william hartnell without this man there would be no dr who a great doctor at number eight.And at nine is dr nine chris eccelston,he was the best choice at the time to bring the doctor to the 21st century, he would have been higher in my list but due to only one season this effected my vote which is a shame.Paul Magann would have been a good doctor but with only a movie under his belt and only half the time in it gives him a low number ,but he was great in the 50th minisode and did show how good he could have been so he is tenth.With my next two choices it just pains me as by the 80’s the bbc had given up on the show at most lack of money and just plain bad scripts did not help them.So in eleventh place has to be slyvester MCcoy he did not have a great first season and up against a rival soap and little air time the seventh dr did not have much chance. Even though his last season was great im sure given more time and money and they didn’t decide to pull the plug the seventh dr would have done a lot better.Then come’s last place and i hate to do this to colin baker as i thought he was a good choice to play the part,but with his bad costume made very unlikeable and little air time and then sacked, gave him little if any chance at all to shine.Colin baker had the worst deal of all so i have to put him in twelth place.

  • The five doctors

    January 5th, 2015 - 5:13pm

    Agreed anonymous

  • TheExtremeBlueTARDIS

    January 5th, 2015 - 3:52pm

    That’s very true. I think Tennant and Smith are just almost equally brilliant, though Tennant for me is just slightly better. The only thing that bothered me was the loss of fans when Tennant regenerated. They can’t expect him to stay forever.

  • Dalek The Supreme

    January 5th, 2015 - 3:01pm

    TheExtremeBlueTARDIS, yes, but that’s mostly because Matt Smith is still freshly gone, relatively, and Christopher Eccleston had one season, as oppsed to Smith’s three (over the course of four years). Matt Smith probably won’t fade into obscurity as much as Eccleston, McGann, Hurt, or most of the classic Doctors, but he’ll still be largely in Tennant’s shadow.

  • Dalek The Supreme

    January 5th, 2015 - 2:46pm

    Unless they cede from the rest of his face and form their own independent state of eyebrows. 😉

  • yognot

    January 5th, 2015 - 2:43pm

    I don’t think Capaldi Will need the psychic paper. All he needs to do is show them his eyebrows and they’d let him go anywhere!

  • CJ

    January 4th, 2015 - 11:02pm

    Exactly!

  • CJ

    January 4th, 2015 - 10:59pm

    Favourite Doctors from the Revival Series:

    1. Peter Capaldi
    2. Christopher Eccleston
    3. David Tennant
    4. Matt Smith
    5. John Hurt

    From the Original:

    1. Tom Baker
    2. Paul McGann
    3. William Hartnell
    4. Sylvester McCoy
    5. Patrick Troughton
    6. Peter Davison
    7. Jon Pertwee
    8. Colin Baker

  • Tony

    January 4th, 2015 - 10:50pm

    Absolutely agree with you, and he’s exactly what the show needs, there’s rumours that the BBC will be dumbing down the series due to fan complaints, I don’t know what fans they are talking about but Capaldi is amazing and his performance brings me back to my childhood love of the series, the sense of danger and madness and the understanding that this is because he is not human, does not think like a human, he’s not just some whacky human in a suit waving his arms around and saying I’m great, he’s the Doctor.

  • Dalek Supreme

    January 4th, 2015 - 10:06pm

    Eccleston, because you can’t beat a bloke with a northern accent and big ears!

    I’ve seen odds and ends from the Classic era, but I can’t give honest judgement on the first 8. Mind you, Cushing as ‘Doctor Who’ in the movies was quite good, I think similar to Hartnell but more…fun. I guess I like Eccleston because he was my first Doctor, but also he’s quite developed as well, which is nice. He’s a broken man after the time war, and he’s just trying to do what he does best, even though it often lead him into moral grey territory.

  • ChristopherAdventures

    January 4th, 2015 - 9:37pm

    except the fourth… oops :I

  • ChristopherAdventures

    January 4th, 2015 - 9:37pm

    1 – The Tenth Doctor (David Tennant)
    2 – The Fourth Doctor (Tom Baker)
    3 – The Eleventh Doctor (Matt Smith)
    4 – The Twelfth Doctor (Peter Capaldi)
    5 – The War Doctor (John Hurt)
    6 – The Ninth Doctor (Christopher Eccleston)

    Since 2005….

  • ChristopherAdventures

    January 4th, 2015 - 9:30pm

    They all brought something different!

    The first brought DOCTOR WHO!
    The second brought a musical instrument
    The third brought fight
    The fourth brought jelly babies
    The fifth brought celery
    The sixth brought a multicolour coat
    The seventh brought an umbrella
    The eighth brought a more deeply emotional doctor
    The war doctor brought the darker side of the doctor
    The ninth re-launched the show and was more layed back
    The tenth brought madness (HE IS THE BEST)
    The eleventh brought the craziness
    The twelfth brought the eyebrows

  • 100,000BC

    January 4th, 2015 - 6:32pm

    iTunes and Amazon do downloads of some, and there is a complete set of DVDs which can be found at BBC shop, amazon or a selection should be available at your nearest HMV. Currently the Horror channel has been repeating classic episodes but the Drama channel (which can be found on freeview) so far have no plans to continue repeating classic episodes since last year’s repeat of the TV movie.
    Also I could recommend the Target novelisations, some episodes are available almost entirely on YouTube (The Five Doctors is a notable example) and you may be able to source second hand VHSs if you have a video player.
    Hope this helps.

  • Quillam (nee Robert Adams AKA Sutekh)

    January 4th, 2015 - 5:02pm

    Drama channel do them occasionally but DVD is your best bet. Classic ones apart from the Paul McGann TV Movie are not on Netflix. Youtube copies are often not as good quality as DVD often has extra scenes. Hope I have helped.

  • CJ

    January 4th, 2015 - 2:29pm

    Peter Capaldi has been the best Doctor since the revival

  • TheExtremeBlueTARDIS

    January 4th, 2015 - 10:40am

    Anonymous, I agree, Tennant is one of my favourites but that was one thing I disliked. The relationship between him and Rose.

    Dalek The Supreme, yeah true, but nowadays you could say Eccleston is ‘forgotten’, and many people still do love Matt. But the bigger fanbase combined in the Tennant era, and also when Tennant regenerated, many fans stopped watching the show.

  • TheExtremeBlueTARDIS

    January 4th, 2015 - 10:38am

    I wouldn’t say Warriors of the Deep was bad, but I rather enjoyed it.

  • 47

    January 4th, 2015 - 10:11am

    I: Tom Baker
    II : David Tennant
    III: Peter Davison
    IV : Patrick Troughton
    V : William Hartnell
    VI : Jon Pertwee
    VII : Paul McGann*
    VIII : Peter Capaldi
    IX : Sir John Hurt
    X : Christopher Eccleston
    XI : Matt Smith
    XII : Sylvester Mcoy
    XIII : Colin Baker

    *Paul McGann’s performance in Night Of The Doctor, is one of my favourite ever, from any actor in the lead role, superb. Had he a larger body of work as the on-screen Doctor, at that level, I’m sure he would be much higher on my list. Excellent.

  • Clare McDonagh

    January 4th, 2015 - 2:52am

    Well my favourite all time on screen Doctor is and always will be the Tenth Doctor portrayed by David Tennant who in my opinion is the best actor ever in the history of Doctor Who even better than Christopher Ecclestone, Tom Baker, Matt Smith and all the rest of them. And it’s all down to David Tennant that I fell in love with Doctor Who in the first place

  • Dalek The Supreme

    January 4th, 2015 - 2:44am

    Beating the dead horse here, but Capaldi is the same age as the First Doctor. I don’t exactly like his Doctor, but the actor’s portrayal and the decision to make him older are decisions I agree with.

  • Dalek The Supreme

    January 4th, 2015 - 2:41am

    Beautifully said, Doctor Who One! Happy New Year!

  • Dalek The Supreme

    January 4th, 2015 - 2:41am

    I agree. Still, people are entitled to their opinions. However, I will never understand why out of all the New Series Doctors, he stands out to people over the Ninth or Eleventh Doctors.

  • Dalek The Supreme

    January 4th, 2015 - 2:39am

    I think the Fifth, Sixth, and Seventh Doctors had their high and low points. (Earthshock, The Five Doctors, The Cave of Androzanni, Trial of a Time Lord, the first half of Season 25, and nearly all of Season 26 for high points, with Warriors of the Deep, The Twin Dilemma, The Two Doctors, and the entirety of Season 24 as low points.

  • Dalek The Supreme

    January 4th, 2015 - 2:34am

    David Tennant is a very popular Doctor. He’s not my favorite, he’s actually one of my least favorites, but he is quite popular. I do agree with Anonymous, though. Matt Smith is my personal favorite.

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