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The Name of the Doctor Past References

Did you spot all the past Doctor references in The Name of the Doctor?

The Aztecs

The first Doctor clips were a were a mix of archive footage from The Aztecs and new footage.



The Five Doctors

The second and Third Doctor clips were originally from The Five Doctors

Name of the Doctor


The Invasion of Time

The Fourth Doctor clip was from The Invasion of Time


Arc of Infinity and Dragonfire

The Fifth Doctor clip was from The Arc of Infinity, the Sixth Doctor clip was new footage and the Seventh Doctor clip was from Dragonfire.


The Name of the Doctor

The Eight Doctor may have appeared briefly just before the Second Doctor clip (blink and you’ll miss it!). The Tenth Doctor also appeared briefly.


From left to right: The First Doctor, Sixth Doctor, Fifth Doctor, Ninth Doctor, Fourth Doctor and the Mystery Doctor.




  • Anonymous

    May 19th, 2013 - 6:20pm

    The 10th doctor had to be pointed out for me but my question is where is the 8th I mean the bbc own him so where is he?

  • Mary

    May 19th, 2013 - 6:02pm

    Sorry – I managed to reply to the wrong post, and don’t know how to un-post that one.

  • Dalek: the Supreme

    May 19th, 2013 - 6:00pm

    I recognized all of them except the two I missed (Eighth and Tenth Doctors) Thanks, booboo!

  • Mary

    May 19th, 2013 - 6:00pm

    That was indeed Barbara, not Susan – I just watched that series on Netflix last week.

  • Kara

    May 19th, 2013 - 5:59pm

    Yeah, I was lamenting severe lack of 8. (I thought the movie rights had been cleared up since there are DVD releases in both the US and the UK, and since we’ve seen at least brief clips of 8 in ‘The Next Doctor’ and such?) I think you’re right about that at least having been a body double for him right before we see 2. He’s my favourite, so I was a bit sad that he was notably missing, but if you guys are right then at least they made an effort. ♥

  • im still not here

    May 19th, 2013 - 5:55pm

    i thought the 5th doctor clip was warriors of the deep

  • Kayla

    May 19th, 2013 - 5:55pm

    David wasn’t in that bit.

  • Al

    May 19th, 2013 - 5:46pm

    @Allie. I think Kev is asking who the body doubles were.

  • Allie

    May 19th, 2013 - 5:44pm

    The 9th and 10th doctors were played by David Tennant and Christopher Eccelson (not sure how to spell his name). The rest of the doctors were clips that were edited in.


    May 19th, 2013 - 5:38pm

    I hadn’t realized that was the 10th Doctor in the Library. I end up thinking it was Gallifrey with some guy standing on the right hand side, not knowing it was the 10th Doctor, but I guess cos it was quite a quick moment, you may not notice straight away first time around.

    The colourized footage of the 1st Doctor from the Aztec’s reminded me of the colourized clips made by Babelcolour on YouTube.

    After the episode, I had a feeling in me that said “I bet Babelcolour feels he could have done a lot better colourizing the footage then whoever actually did it for this episode” 😀

  • Kev

    May 19th, 2013 - 5:34pm

    I was hoping the 8th Doctor would be in his blue Time War outfit.

    Any idea of the names of the actors to play the Doctors in the Docs mind?

  • Matt Smithy

    May 19th, 2013 - 5:32pm

    Why are you taking everyone’s comments so literally? Obviously I knew that there is no more episodes ANNOUNCED, but you never know, the BBC may have a surprise waiting for us or something as unlikely as it seems. Plus Booboo didn’t want to rush to conclusions on the doctor/Susan front just in case. As mad this idea might seem, you don’t know anything for sure until you check. And YOU don’t know everything on first glance ether. OBIVOUSLY I didn’t mean episodes, I just meant on the off chance that a mini-sode/ surprise event happens. Someone woke up on the wrong side of bed this morning…

  • Sam Orme

    May 19th, 2013 - 5:30pm

    Your welcome

  • Some bloke

    May 19th, 2013 - 5:29pm

    yes it was susan but not actually carole anne ford

  • Dan Cox

    May 19th, 2013 - 5:27pm

    when I watched it yesterday I didn’t see the tenth doctor thanks to Sam Orme for sharing the link.

  • The Whofan101

    May 19th, 2013 - 5:26pm

    The only one I didn’t get was the 5th Doctor running in the episode (as opposed to the bit from Arc of Infinity), thought it was the 7th! Apart from that, got them all!

  • Jennifer

    May 19th, 2013 - 5:25pm

    It was Susan. It showed them entering the TARDIS on Gallifrey when he stole it.

  • UDWF1

    May 19th, 2013 - 5:23pm

    So all the Doctors were there! Could have made David and Paul a little more obvious!

  • Some bloke

    May 19th, 2013 - 5:18pm

    do you mean episodes, cus if you do then quite obviously we are not, considering that was the end of series 7 and series 8 is not due to start filming until end of this year/beginning of next

  • Some bloke

    May 19th, 2013 - 5:16pm

    Thats what I thought

  • Matt Smithy

    May 19th, 2013 - 5:15pm

    Also, seeing as this series is over and the episode is defiantly a build up to the 50th, maybe change the banner to a 50th countdown ? I doubt we will get any more Doctor Who before then 😀

  • Sam Orme

    May 19th, 2013 - 5:12pm

    But remember, the BBC dont ave rights 2 use the 8th dr hardly cause of copyright with the movie

  • KyleK3

    May 19th, 2013 - 5:08pm

    I was rather disappointed with what we got of the 8th Doctor. He barely had screen time as it is and when it comes to bringing all the Doctor’s back – let’s leave him out. Good move Moffat, good move (Y)

  • Sam Bentley

    May 19th, 2013 - 5:06pm

    Oh, thank you for this! I got all of them apart from that I missed the Tenth Doctor one, which I believe is set in Gridlock?, and I thought it was Ten running past Clara instead of Five and his jacket looked darker in the light!

  • AlphaOmega

    May 19th, 2013 - 4:59pm

    In the clip where all the Doctors pass Clara, The First Doctor looks more like Richard Hurndall (First in 5 Doctors)

  • booboo

    May 19th, 2013 - 4:58pm

    we think that was specially filmed with actors, it doesn’t appear in any episode that we can see

  • HeikoCDellbruck

    May 19th, 2013 - 4:56pm

    Was it really susan in the clip where the doctor steals the tardis? Looked more like Barbara to me? Where did that part come from?

  • Matt Smithy

    May 19th, 2013 - 4:56pm

    Thank you for doing this, I was going to do something similar, but you did it so much better!

  • Professor When

    May 19th, 2013 - 4:53pm

    Could it be? I think I might be ‘FIRST’! 😀

  • Professor When

    May 19th, 2013 - 4:50pm

    This is brilliant! Thanks Guys! 😀