Doctor Who

what is it?

Doctor Who is a sci-fi programme about a time- traveller called The Doctor who is a Time Lord from the planet Gallifrey who is over 900 years old.

The Doctor travels in a police box called The Tardis
which is SO much bigger on the inside and it can travel
to anywhere in the past, present or future.

Time Lords can “regenerate” which means they can
cheat death. If they get badly hurt and/or are dying,
they become a different person but are the same person
on the inside. Usually, The Doctor regenerates after 3
series and a new actor takes the other’s place.

The first episode of Doctor Who was aired on 23 November 1963. It was cancelled in 1989 due to the BBC declining viewership and some production issues. It re-
started in 2005, with Christopher Eccleston playing The
Doctor. So far, there have been 13 Doctors, not including the War Doctor (John Hurt) and Fugitive Doctor
(Jo Martin) who appeared in some episodes.

I recommend you watch Doctor Who on BBC iPlayer, which is free, especially if you like Sci-Fi! It is probably for over 9 years olds as it is an alien show. Hope you can watch it! Bye!