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Doctor Who is a British science-fiction television programme produced by the BBC, broadcast on BBC One.

The programme tells the adventures of the Doctor, a time-travelling humanoid alien who explores the universe in his TARDIS. Its exterior appears as a blue British police box, which was a common sight in Britain in 1963 when the series first aired.

The Doctor often travels with companions and faces a variety of foes while working to save civilisations, help ordinary people and right wrongs. Eleven actors have played the Doctor and currently Peter Capaldi. The transition from one actor to another is written into the plot of the show as regeneration.

The programme originally ran from 1963 to 1989. The programme was relaunched in 2005 by Russell T Davies who was showrunner and head writer for the first five years of its revival, produced in-house by BBC Wales in Cardiff.  The revived series has seen four actors take the role of the Doctor, Christopher Ecclestone, David Tennant, Matt Simth and Peter Capaldi. In 2016 it was announced that Chris Chibnall would be taking over as showrunner for the series from Steven Moffat. The series is a rating and critical sucess and has recently celebrated it's 50 year anniversary. 

New Series Overview  Edit

Series No. No. of Episodes (Including Specials) Doctor Companion Series Start Date Series End Date Average Viewing Figure (m)
Series One 13 9 Rose 26 March 2005 18 June 2005 7.31
Series Two 14 10 15 April 2006 8 July 2006 7.64
Series Three 14 Martha 31 March 2007 30 June 2007 7.54
Series Four 19 Donna 5 April 2008 5 July 2008 8.04
Series Five 13 11 Amy, Rory 3 April 2010 26 June 2010 7.73
Series Six 14 23 April 2011 1 October 2011 7.51
Series Seven 17 Amy, Rory, Clara 1 September 2012 18 May 2013 7.44
Series Eight 12 12 Clara 23 August 2014 8 November 2014 7.26
Series Nine 14 19 September 2015 5 December 2015 6.03
Series Ten 14 Bill 15 April 2017 1 July 2017 TBD
Series Eleven 12 13 Autumn 2018 Autumn 2018 TBD

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