List of Doctor Who stories and companions

For use in Doctor Who rare and common entries contests

Explanatory notes

Hartnell stories up to The Gunfighters are listed under the most widely-used name, with episode names listed underneath each story name. Subsequent 20th century stories have the number of episodes following in brackets.

Season 23 consists of four stories with, again, the most widely-used name applied to each. In questions which ask about titles of stories or episodes, the name "The Trial of a Time Lord" may also be used.

New series stories of more than one episode are indicated simply by putting all of the episodes which make up that story on a single line. No more official, useful or widely-used title exists for any of these stories, except for "The End Of Time", obviously. The last three episodes of Series 3 have been described by the production team at various times both as a single three part story and as a one part story followed by a two part story. Current fan consensus is to regard them as a single three part story, and this list follows that consensus.

Shada is included on this list for completeness, but note that the usual rules of the contest exclude it as it has never been transmitted by the BBC.

Unless a question specifically asks about story or episode titles, it doesn't matter how you refer to them, but it is more convenient for me if you use these names.

The list of companions is at the bottom of the page.

William Hartnell
Season 1: 1963-64
An Unearthly Child
An Unearthly Child • The Cave of Skulls • The Forest of Fear • The Firemaker
The Daleks
The Dead Planet • The Survivors • The Escape • The Ambush • The Expedition • The Ordeal • The Rescue
The Edge of Destruction
The Edge of Destruction • The Brink of Disaster
Marco Polo
The Roof of the World • The Singing Sands • Five Hundred Eyes • The Wall of Lies • Rider from Shang-Tu • Mighty Kublai Khan • Assassin at Peking
The Keys of Marinus
The Sea of Death • The Velvet Web • The Screaming Jungle • The Snows of Terror • Sentence of Death • The Keys of Marinus
The Aztecs
The Temple of Evil • The Warriors of Death • The Bride of Sacrifice • The Day of Darkness
The Sensorites
Strangers in Space • The Unwilling Warriors • Hidden Danger • A Race Against Death • Kidnap • A Desperate Venture
The Reign of Terror
A Land of Fear • Guests of Madame Guillotine • A Change of Identity • The Tyrant of France • A Bargain of Necessity • Prisoners of Conciergerie
Season 2: 1964-65
Planet of Giants
Planet of Giants • Dangerous Journey • Crisis
The Dalek Invasion of Earth
World's End • The Daleks • Day of Reckoning • The End of Tomorrow • The Waking Ally • Flashpoint
The Rescue
The Powerful Enemy • Desperate Measures
The Romans
The Slave Traders • All Roads Lead to Rome • Conspiracy • Inferno
The Web Planet
The Web Planet • The Zarbi • Escape to Danger • Crater of Needles • Invasion • The Centre
The Crusade
The Lion • The Knight of Jaffa • The Wheel of Fortune • The Warlords
The Space Museum
The Space Museum • The Dimensions of Time • The Search • The Final Phase
The Chase
The Executioners • The Death of Time • Flight Through Eternity • Journey into Terror • The Death of Doctor Who • The Planet of Decision
The Time Meddler
The Watcher • The Meddling Monk • A Battle of Wits • Checkmate
Season 3: 1965-66
Galaxy 4
Four Hundred Dawns • Trap of Steel • Air Lock • The Exploding Planet
Mission to the Unknown
Mission to the Unknown
The Myth Makers
Temple of Secrets • Small Prophet, Quick Return • Death of a Spy • Horse of Destruction
The Daleks' Master Plan
The Nightmare Begins • Day of Armageddon • Devil's Planet • The Traitors • Counter Plot • Coronas of the Sun • The Feast of Steven • Volcano • Golden Death • Escape Switch • The Abandoned Planet • Destruction of Time
The Massacre
War of God • The Sea Beggar • Priest of Death • Bell of Doom
The Ark
The Steel Sky • The Plague • The Return • The Bomb
The Celestial Toymaker
The Celestial Toyroom • The Hall of Dolls • The Dancing Floor • The Final Test
The Gunfighters
A Holiday for the Doctor • Don't Shoot the Pianist • Johnny Ringo • The OK Corral
The Savages (4)
The War Machines (4)
Season 4: 1966-67
The Smugglers (4)
The Tenth Planet (4)
Patrick Troughton
The Power of the Daleks (6)
The Highlanders (4)
The Underwater Menace (4)
The Moonbase (4)
The Macra Terror (4)
The Faceless Ones (6)
The Evil of the Daleks (7)
Season 5: 1967-68
The Tomb of the Cybermen (4)
The Abominable Snowmen (6)
The Ice Warriors (6)
The Enemy of the World (6)
The Web of Fear (6)
Fury from the Deep (6)
The Wheel in Space (6)
Season 6: 1968-69
The Dominators (5)
The Mind Robber (5)
The Invasion (8)
The Krotons (4)
The Seeds of Death (6)
The Space Pirates (6)
The War Games (10)
Jon Pertwee
Season 7: 1970
Spearhead from Space (4)
The Silurians (7)
The Ambassadors of Death (7)
Inferno (7)
Season 8: 1971
Terror of the Autons (4)
The Mind of Evil (6)
The Claws of Axos (4)
Colony in Space (6)
The Daemons (5)
Season 9: 1972
Day of the Daleks (4)
The Curse of Peladon (4)
The Sea Devils (6)
The Mutants (6)
The Time Monster (6)
Season 10: 1972-73
The Three Doctors (4)
Carnival of Monsters (4)
Frontier in Space (6)
Planet of the Daleks (6)
The Green Death (6)
Season 11: 1973-74
The Time Warrior (4)
Invasion of the Dinosaurs (6)
Death to the Daleks (4)
The Monster of Peladon (6)
Planet of the Spiders (6)
Tom Baker
Season 12: 1974-75
Robot (4)
The Ark in Space (4)
The Sontaran Experiment (2)
Genesis of the Daleks (6)
Revenge of the Cybermen (4)
Season 13: 1975-76
Terror of the Zygons (4)
Planet of Evil (4)
Pyramids of Mars (4)
The Android Invasion (4)
The Brain of Morbius (4)
The Seeds of Doom (6)
Season 14: 1976-77
The Masque of Mandragora (4)
The Hand of Fear (4)
The Deadly Assassin (4)
The Face of Evil (4)
The Robots of Death (4)
The Talons of Weng-Chiang (6)
Season 15: 1977-78
Horror of Fang Rock (4)
The Invisible Enemy (4)
Image of the Fendahl (4)
The Sunmakers (4)
Underworld (4)
The Invasion of Time (6)
Season 16: 1978-79
The Ribos Operation (4)
The Pirate Planet (4)
The Stones of Blood (4)
The Androids of Tara (4)
The Power of Kroll (4)
The Armageddon Factor (6)
Season 17: 1979-80
Destiny of the Daleks (4)
City of Death (4)
The Creature from the Pit (4)
Nightmare of Eden (4)
The Horns of Nimon (4)
(Shada) (6)
Season 18: 1980-81
The Leisure Hive (4)
Meglos (4)
Full Circle (4)
State of Decay (4)
Warriors Gate (4)
The Keeper of Traken (4)
Logopolis (4)
Peter Davison
Season 19: 1982
Castrovalva (4)
Four to Doomsday (4)
Kinda (4)
The Visitation (4)
Black Orchid (2)
Earthshock (4)
Time-Flight (4)
Season 20: 1983
Arc of Infinity (4)
Snakedance (4)
Mawdryn Undead (4)
Terminus (4)
Enlightment (4)
The King's Demons (2)
The Five Doctors (1 x 90 minutes)
Season 21: 1984
Warriors of the Deep (4)
The Awakening (2)
Frontios (4)
Resurrection of the Daleks (2 x 45 minutes)
Planet of Fire (4)
The Caves of Androzani (4)
Colin Baker
The Twin Dilemma (4)
Season 22: 1985
Attack of the Cybermen (2 x 45 minutes)
Vengeance on Varos (2 x 45 minutes)
Mark of the Rani (2 x 45 minutes)
The Two Doctors (3 x 45 minutes)
Timelash (2 x 45 minutes)
Revelation of the Daleks (2 x 45 minutes)
Season 23: 1986 ("The Trial of a Time Lord")
The Mysterious Planet (4)
Mindwarp (4)
Terror of the Vervoids (4)
The Ultimate Foe (2)
Sylvester McCoy
Season 24: 1987
Time and the Rani (4)
Paradise Towers (4)
Delta and the Bannermen (3)
Dragonfire (3)
Season 25: 1988-89
Remembrance of the Daleks (4)
The Happiness Patrol (3)
Silver Nemesis (3)
The Greatest Show in the Galaxy (4)
Season 26: 1989
Battlefield (4)
Ghost Light (3)
The Curse of Fenric (4)
Survival (3)
Paul McGann
TV Movie: 1996
The TV Movie (1 x 90 minutes)
Christopher Eccleston
Series 1: 2005
The End of the World
The Unquiet Dead
Aliens of London • World War III
The Long Game
Father's Day
The Empty Child • The Doctor Dances
Boom Town
Bad Wolf • The Parting of the Ways
David Tennant
Series 2: 2005-2006
The Christmas Invasion
New Earth
Tooth and Claw
School Reunion
The Girl in the Fireplace
Rise of the Cybermen • The Age of Steel
The Idiot's Lantern
The Impossible Planet • The Satan Pit
Love & Monsters
Fear Her
Army of Ghosts • Doomsday
Series 3: 2006-2007
The Runaway Bride
Smith and Jones
The Shakespeare Code
Daleks in Manhatten • Evolution of the Daleks
The Lazarus Experiment
Human Nature • The Family of Blood
Utopia • The Sound of Drums • Last of the Time Lords
Series 4: 2007-2008
Voyage of the Damned
Partners in Crime
Fires of Pompeii
Planet of The Ood
The Sontaran Strategem • The Poison Sky
The Doctor's Daughter
The Unicorn and the Wasp
Silence in the Library • Forest of the Dead
Turn Left
The Stolen Earth • Journey's End
Specials: 2008-2010
The Next Doctor
Planet of the Dead
The Waters of Mars
The End of Time (2)
Matt Smith
Series 5: 2010
The Eleventh Hour
The Beast Below
Victory of the Daleks
The Time of Angels • Flesh and Stone
The Vampires of Venice
Amy's Choice
The Hungry Earth • Cold Blood
Vincent and the Doctor
The Lodger
The Pandorica Opens • The Big Bang
Series 6: 2010-2011
A Christmas Carol
The Impossible Astronaut • The Day of the Moon
The Curse of the Black Spot
The Doctor's Wife
The Rebel Flesh • The Almost People
A Good Man Goes to War • Let's Kill Hitler
Night Terrors
The Girl Who Waited
The God Complex
Closing Time
The Wedding of River Song
Series 7: 2011-2013
The Doctor, The Widow and The Wardrobe
Asylum of the Daleks
Dinosaurs on a Spaceship
A Town Called Mercy
The Power of Three
The Angels Take Manhattan
The Snowmen
The Bells of Saint John
The Rings of Ankhaten
Cold War
Journey to the Centre of the TARDIS
The Crimson Horror
Nightmare in Silver
The Name of the Doctor
Specials 2013
The Day of the Doctor
The Time of the Doctor
Peter Capaldi
Series 8: 2014
Deep Breath
Into the Dalek
Robot of Sherwood
Time Heist
The Caretaker
Kill the Moon
Mummy on the Orient Express
In the Forest of the Night
Dark Water • Death in Heaven
Series 9: 2014-2015
Last Christmas
The Magician's Apprentice • The Witch's Familiar
Under the Lake • Before the Flood
The Girl Who Died • The Woman Who Lived
The Zygon Invasion • The Zygon Inversion
Sleep No More • Face the Raven
Heaven Sent • Hell Bent
The Husbands of River Song
Series 10: 2016-2017
The Return of Doctor Mysterio
The Pilot
Thin Ice
Knock Knock
The Pyramid at the End of the World
The Lie of the Land
The Empress of Mars
The Eaters of Light
World Enough and Time • The Doctor Falls
Twice Upon a Time
Jodie Whittaker
Series 11: 2018-2019
The Woman Who Fell to Earth
The Ghost Monument
Arachnids in the UK
The Tsuranga Conundrum
Demons of the Punjab
The Witchfinders
It Takes You Away
The Battle of Ranskoor Av Kolos
Series 12: 2020-2021
Spyfall (2)
Orphan 55
Nikola Tesla's Night of Terror
Fugitive of the Judoon
Can You Hear Me?
The Haunting of Villa Diodati
Ascension of the Cybermen
The Timeless Children
Revolution of the Daleks
Series 13: 2021 ("Flux")
The Halloween Apocalypse
War of the Sontarans
Once, Upon Time
Village of the Angels
Survivors of the Flux
The Vanquishers
Specials 2022
Eve of the Daleks
Legend of the Sea Devils
Ncuti Gatwa
Series 14: 2023

Official list of companions

Susan Foreman Ian Chesterton Barbara Wright Vicki Steven Taylor Katarina Sara Kingdom Dodo Chaplet Ben Jackson Polly Jamie McCrimmon Victoria Waterfield Zoe Herriot Liz Shaw Jo Grant Sarah Jane Smith Harry Sullivan Leela K9 Romana Adric Nyssa Tegan Jovanka Vislor Turlough Kamelion Peri Brown Mel Ace Grace Holloway Rose Tyler Adam Mitchell Captain Jack Harkness Mickey Smith Martha Jones Astrid Peth Donna Noble Jackson Lake Lady Christina De Souza Captain Adelaide Brooke Wilfred Mott Amy Pond Rory Williams Madge Arwell Clara Oswald Nardole Bill Potts Ryan Sinclair Yasmin Khan Graham O'Brien Dan Lewis


Fan consensus has long included both Katarina and Sara Kingdom, so I'll include them too. The Brigadier is sometimes said to have "honorary companion" status which is a potentially confusing term. Despite his importance as a recurring character in the series, during the UNIT years the Doctor had either Liz, Jo or Sarah as his companion, with UNIT soldiers included in stories or not according to the demands of the narrative, and so I've omitted Lethbridge-Stewart from this list along with Yates, Benton and the rest.

The new series is far quicker to accord companion status and has considerably more traffic through the TARDIS. I count anyone who travelled in the TARDIS for two consecutive stories plus anyone who gets the name of the actor who plays them in the opening titles (except John Simm, for obvious reasons). Clearly Rose, Martha, Donna, Amy and Clara have seniority over the rest, with Rory coming an easy fifth, and then Captain Jack, but among the "minor companions" there's no way to include Astrid and exclude Adam Mitchell and remain consistent, so in they all go.

Final notes

This page is in no way intended to be the last word on these potentially divisive topics, but nor are my decisions here up for debate. This page is intended to be a resource for those entering my contests and to settle these matters only where these contests are concerned. They may or may not reflect my personal feelings.

While I have done what I can to ensure that this page is free of error, if it should be shown that an error exists on this page, then an entrant who relied on that erroneous information may nevertheless have their answer marked wrong in one of my contests.