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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?…


  • justyn

    January 4th, 2015 - 12:02am

    If you in the UK and have Sky/cable the Horror Channel have been showing old era episodes for awhile now.

  • Guy The Zygon

    January 3rd, 2015 - 11:57pm

    Peter Capaldi is doing a great job, best Doctor since 2005’s return; but I doubt any actor will ever surpass Tom Baker’s alien portrayal, notably his early seasons 12,13,14 & first half of 15…

  • AlphaOmega

    January 3rd, 2015 - 8:58pm

    Sir John Hurt was about, what 75, in Day of the Doctor, and he was great.

  • AlphaOmega

    January 3rd, 2015 - 8:49pm

    Onscreen, with me is very different to my actual favourites, mainly because of Big Finish. In which case, the 8th would be top. But onscreen. …12, followed by the 11th, 5th, 4th and 1st. …

  • PedroPete

    January 3rd, 2015 - 1:26pm

    DVDs, Netflix (I think) and clips on youtube.

  • Anoymonus

    January 3rd, 2015 - 1:10pm

    I don’t see why most people like david the most. (I remember in my maths class one of the classmates randomly talked about doctor who and then the teacher joined in and when the classmates asked everyone who was there favourite doctor they mainly said david tenant a couple of others said e.g Chris and then they were arguing and stuff, apart from me and my friend as we were just being quiet and doing the work (as that was what we were meant to be doing) but my friend was saying in her head matt smith is the best and I agree matt smith is the best.

  • Anoymonus

    January 3rd, 2015 - 12:55pm

    out of the ones I’ve watched I would say (1 best-4 worst)

    1. Matt Smith
    2. Peter Capaldi
    3.Christopher Eccleston
    4.David tenant

    (haven’t watched the others and I don’t think you can catch up on the older episodes anymore if you can how can you?)

  • Anonymous

    January 3rd, 2015 - 12:38pm

    Peter capaldi is my fave

  • Guest101

    January 3rd, 2015 - 4:59am

    Tennant…? Really?

  • fan of the doctor

    January 2nd, 2015 - 11:56pm

    My Dad (rest his soul) and my mums best Doctor was Jon Pertwee’s, my mate who i got back into contact with a few years ago has Matt Smith as his fave, cus i got him into Doctor Who, so he is his Doctor, and as for myself, my fave is David Tennant. I do like Matt too and Sir John Hurt’s War Doctor, but my all time fave is Tennant. Hopefully when Capaldi decides to leave the role, they will cast someone MUCH better, or even re-cast Paul McGann, as i would like to see a series with his Doctor.

  • The TARDIS

    January 2nd, 2015 - 10:55pm

    Last Goth, I’d advise taking another look at McCoy’s era. If the BBC were behind his era, I really believe it could have seen the high point of the show and the wilderness years would have been avoided. If you can get past season 24’s panto-tendencies, there is a lot to love.

  • doctor whos no.1 fan

    January 2nd, 2015 - 10:28pm

    NO 13 the double TENNANT regeneration did not count (according to my instinks) watched it

  • Anonymous

    January 2nd, 2015 - 8:17pm

    The whole point of the Doctor is that he regenerates and is different each time. Why should they all have the same character traits?

  • Anonymous

    January 2nd, 2015 - 7:36pm

    I agree, the tenth doctor was pretty poor, nothing to do with Tennant’s acting but more to do with the over arching story lines and mainly Rose, their relationship was so bad, creepy and cheesy…

  • The Surgeon

    January 2nd, 2015 - 12:45pm

    1. 9th
    2. 11th
    3. 3rd
    4. 12th
    5. 10th
    6. 5th
    7. 2nd
    8. 4th
    9. War
    10. 1st
    11. 8th
    13. 6th

  • Grand Moff Moffat

    January 1st, 2015 - 9:53pm

    12. 8th
    11. 1st
    10. 6th
    9. 9th
    8. 2nd
    7. 7th
    6. 10th
    5. 5th
    4. 11th
    3. 3rd
    2. 12th
    1. 4th

  • Anonymous

    January 1st, 2015 - 6:04pm

    cant choose all had their own merits

  • TheExtremeBlueTARDIS

    January 1st, 2015 - 4:47pm

    Interesting Top 13, and I see what you mean about the Doctors. My Top 13 would be:

    1) Peter Capaldi (Fantastic actor, fantastic incarnation and debuted in the best series of New Who).
    2) David Tennant (The one that made me love Doctor Who – Series 4 was amazing)
    3) Jon Pertwee (Best Classic Doctor and has some really enjoyable stories!)
    4) Matt Smith (Hilarious and great incarnation of the Doctor, Series 5 and 7 were brilliant)
    5) Tom Baker (Great stories in his era)
    6) Paul McGann (He was brilliant in the movie and in NoTD, I want to see more!)
    7) Sylvester McCoy (Great Doctor and I’ve enjoyed his episodes I’ve seen so far)
    8) Colin Baker (I really like this Doctor but again, his stories were a bit weak)
    9) Christopher Eccleston (Very good incarnation but not the best series)
    10) Peter Davison (Good but his stories are weak)
    11) John Hurt (Not enough to judge but he was good in the 50th Special)
    12) Patrick Troughton (Only seen 1 story but he seems good)
    13) William Hartnell (Only watched parts of certain stories and he isn’t anything good)

  • PedroPete

    January 1st, 2015 - 2:04pm

    My Doctor Order:

    1) Christopher Eccleston (My first proper Doctor)
    2) Jon Pertwee (Great Stories)
    3) Peter Capaldi (Outstanding!)
    4) Patrick Troughton (Great monsters – Ice Warriors, Yeti, Cybermen)
    5) William Hartnell (The original, you might say!)
    6) John Hurt (Unique, Unexpected)
    7) David Tennant (A very different doctor but still amazing)
    8) Tom Baker (So many great stories such as the Seeds of Doom)
    9) Matt Smith (A great doctor with some good stories, not too keen on some of the stories though such as the rebel flesh)
    10) Sylvester McCoy (Some great stories such as The Curse of Fenric, shame about the budget)
    11) Peter Davison (Some great companions such as Adric…actually…erm…maybe not!)
    12) Paul McGann (not enough really to judge)
    13) Colin Baker (Terrible Stories, Terrible Doctor!)

  • Last Goth

    January 1st, 2015 - 12:27pm

    Davison, Colin Baker and especially Sylvester McCoy all suffered from inadequate writing and underfunding… I believe that the intention was not to revive The Doctor but to bury him… Those who were party to this travesty cannot be forgiven.

  • drwhocollector

    January 1st, 2015 - 12:02pm

    Peter Capaldi all the way! His dark, grumpy but yet funny and sarcastic! His had a fantastic debut series, the best story for me was motoe! And considering his only done 1 series so far, 4th place is excellent!

  • Fiona Ting

    January 1st, 2015 - 10:55am

    I think peter is great actor because I grew up in 80s when he is 5 doctor at that time but now I like David, matt and peter.

  • PedroPete

    January 1st, 2015 - 12:10am


  • CJ

    December 31st, 2014 - 11:24pm

    I agree

  • TheExtremeBlueTARDIS

    December 31st, 2014 - 11:05pm

    We all have opinions anyway, but to be honest, it’s been said so many times that the Doctor’s personality changes each regeneration. Therefore, he can feel like he wants to save Davros if he wants. As far as we know, he could change into an evil incarnation, but that won’t happen because what would be the point of the show?
    Their personalities change, and not everyone likes every Doctor.

  • Anonymous

    December 31st, 2014 - 9:50pm

    I think the 6th doctor is a great doctor

    But his stories were so bad

  • The Cyber Squirrel

    December 31st, 2014 - 8:29pm

    May I ask why people like Tennant so much?
    In my opinion he was dreadful
    He was smarmy, would do the same thing each time something supposedly sad or dramatic happened and displayed character traits that were wrong for the doctor. For example, the doctor would never say “Let me save you” to Davros. He tried to execute davros in Ressurection of the daleks and blew up his own planet in remembrance of the daleks.

    Try and name some personality traits he has that no ever doctor has and I can guarantee that you will struggle.

  • Anonymous

    December 31st, 2014 - 7:39pm

    Shouldn’t it be Sir John Hurt

  • 47

    December 31st, 2014 - 3:56pm

    For me, it will either be, Tom Baker, or David Tennant. I grew up on Tom Baker, and then into Peter Davison, and enjoyed those two in general. However, I switched off at Colin Baker as I just didn’t think it was very good anymore,and life progression was taken up with playing for my football club and training, so I stopped watching. I certainly never got into Sylvester McCoy – his look alone I distinctively remember thinking he looked like a reject from 1950’s Butlins, and then Ace conformed to a lot of the negative stereotypes that were in London at the time with the baseball jacket and bat. So time passes, the movie was ‘ok’ and I think Paul McGann would have been terrific ( I love Night Of The Doctor and think it’s one of Moffatt’s best works.) I digress. I didn’t get into Christopher Eccelston at all, and again, just switched off ( with subsequent viewing , there is some good stuff,the Doctor is alright, but a lot is designed to capture the new kids that were viewing.) So when David Tennant came along, I gave it a go and was hooked, and from that, I got back into the old stuff I watched as a kid and then into the first 3 Doctors, whom I’d only seen bits n’ pieces of on repeats, and I love all 3 of the actors in their role playing the Doctor. Then Matt Smith comes along, and I can honestly say, I thought the majority of it was awful, and he is in my worst 3, quite comfortably. I couldn’t stand that drama, weight and gravity was substituted with childish tantrums and buffoonery. It’s not a reflection on the actor, just the stories and how the portrayal was designed – and of course, personal tastes and prejudices, and had he stayed longer, I would have switched off quite happily. Now we have Peter Capaldi, and I appreciate him a whole lot more. So, as to my favourite, Tom Baker……..or David Tennant.


    December 31st, 2014 - 3:36pm

    Happy New Year to everyone who has ever worked on our beloved show, weather on screen, in print, on audio etc, and Happy New Year also to us, the GREATEST fandom the world over has EVER known, because not only does Doctor Who belong to ALL of us, we ALL make Doctor Who, EVERYBODY made Doctor Who.

    HAPPY NEW YEAR IN 2015 🙂

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