Doctor Who Fact Files: The First Doctor

With November 23rd being the 49th anniversary of Doctor Who, I thought it would be fun to dedicate some of my Blog Month posts to this monument of science fiction. Today I’m going to highlight the First Doctor as played by William Hartnell.

The First Doctor

The First Doctor (William Hartnell). Picture courtesy of the BBC’s Doctor Who website.

First Story: An Unearthly Child (1963)

Final Story: The Tenth Planet (1966)

Guest Appearances: The Three Doctors (1973), The Five Doctors (1983)

Companions: Susan Foreman, Ian Chesterton, Barbara Wright, Vicki, Steven Taylor, Katarina, Dodo Chaplet, Polly, Ben Jackson

Reason for Regenerating: Body wore out


  • An Unearthly Child (Susan, Ian, and Barbara)
  • The Daleks (Susan, Ian, and Barbara)

  • The Edge of Destruction (Susan, Ian and Barbara)
  • Marco Polo (Susan, Ian, and Barbara)
  • The Keys of Marinus (Susan, Ian, and Barbara)
  • The Aztecs (Susan, Ian, and Barbara)
  • The Sensorites (Susan, Ian, and Barbara)
  • The Reign of Terror (Susan, Ian, and Barbara)
  • Planet of Giants (Susan, Ian, and Barbara)
  • The Dalek Invasion of Earth (Susan, Ian, and Barbara)

  • The Rescue (Ian, Barbara, and Vicki)
  • The Romans (Ian, Barbara, and Vicki)
  • The Web Planet (Ian, Barbara, and Vicki)
  • The Crusade (Ian, Barbara, and Vicki)
  • The Space Museum (Ian, Barbara, and Vicki)
  • The Chase (Ian, Barbara, Vicki, and Steven)
  • The Time Meddler (Vicki and Steven)
  • Galaxy 4 (Vicki and Steven)
  • Mission to the Unknown (Vicki and Steven)
  • The Myth Makers (Vicki, Steven, and Katarina)
  • The Daleks’ Master Plan (Steven and Katarina)

  • The Massacre (Steven and Dodo)
  • The Ark (Steven and Dodo)
  • The Celestial Toymaker (Steven and Dodo)
  • The Gunfighters (Steven and Dodo)
  • The Savages (Steven and Dodo)
  • The War Machines (Dodo, Polly, and Ben)
  • The Smugglers (Polly and Ben)
  • The Tenth Planet (Polly and Ben)

Hope you all found that fun! I’ll be back tomorrow with the Second Doctor.



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