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The Doctor Who WikiProject is a WikiProject formed and developed to organize information in articles related to the 1963–present British science-fiction television series Doctor Who. We currently have 2118 articles under the scope of this project, which generally includes articles where Doctor Who is a relevant focus to the subject. If you would like to help, please inquire on the talk page, sign up on our list of participants, or just start editing.

A full list of pages in the WikiProject can be found here and recent changes to these pages can be seen here.

List of participants (skip)

Style guide

Our style page includes the following advice aimed to standardise Doctor Who articles:

  1. Adherence to the Wikipedia Manual of Style;
  2. Adherence to the Television WikiProject MoS;
  3. Adherence to the MoS with regard to fiction;
  4. Categorisation;
  5. Verification and citations;
  6. Organisation;
  7. Image usage;
  8. Geolocation;
  9. Terminology.


Task forces[edit]

There is presently one task force, the Torchwood taskforce. Possibilities for others are:

  • Doctor Who audio plays
  • Doctor Who novels
  • The Sarah Jane Adventures
  • K-9

Parent projects[edit]

Sister projects[edit]

Similar projects[edit]

IRC channel[edit]

#wp-doctor-who on freenode

What do we include?

The main criteria for inclusion should be notability. That being said, to avoid clutter and confusion, we should note the following.


Illustrations for Doctor Who-related articles are typically taken from screen captures, publicity materials, magazine articles and websites. As such they're nearly all non-free and must only be used in conformance with the Non-free content criteria. Exceptions include pictures of people involved in the writing or production of Doctor Who and its spin-offs, which have been released under free licenses: licenses that allow third parties to modify images and use images commercially. Most non-free images currently in Doctor Who-related articles lack detailed or sufficient fair use rationales justifying their use in the articles. Such images are in danger of deletion; you can remedy this by writing better rationales.


To avoid the tricky issue of canonicity, we should identify the source of the information if it comes from anywhere else besides the television series. Televised episodes and specials (barring spoofs and specially-made episodes) are generally considered canon by the BBC and the vast majority of the Doctor Who fandom, while the Peter Cushing films of the 1960s are not. Everything else is of unclear canonicity, with opinion ranging from absolute canon to non-canon. In practice, anything from the televised stories need not be sourced or distinguished, although the relevant episodes should be referenced (with citations to the appropriate episodes or serials). We should also limit the non-television series material, where possible, to material officially licensed by the BBC. This excludes fan videos, but will include the Doctor Who Magazine comic strip, the Big Finish Productions audio plays and story collections, the Telos novellas and the Target Books, Virgin New Adventures and BBC Books novels and short stories. Book titles, like television serials, should be italicised, with individual episodes, chapters or short stories in quotation marks. Author credit should be given. The only exceptions to the "officially licensed" would be material from BBV, which is generally of a higher standard than typical fan productions. However, any notable creation may be included, but only if we are clear on its origin.

Minor topics[edit]

Some articles on what might be termed minor topics, e,g. monsters, villains, planets or devices which only appear in a single episode are better placed in a list. These are some of the lists available:

Articles can be de-merged if they grow very large. Some very minor characters are probably not worth writing about, and it would be preferable to write the plot synopsis of the episode in which they appear: for example, the article about the character Doctor Constantine redirects to the article about the episode "The Empty Child".


Articles with Good Article status[edit]

 Jack Harkness 5 July 2007
 The Girl in the Fireplace 21 January 2008
 Invasion of the Bane 22 January 2008
 Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang (Torchwood) 10 February 2008
 School Reunion (Doctor Who) 13 February 2008
 Astrid Peth 14 February 2008
 Army of Ghosts 15 February 2008
 Dalek (Doctor Who episode) 15 March 2008
 Hugh Grant 24 March 2008
 Planet of the Ood 6 May 2008
 The Fires of Pompeii 22 May 2008
 Voyage of the Damned (Doctor Who) 18 June 2008
 Jenny (Doctor Who) 5 July 2008
 Music of the Spheres (Doctor Who) 21 August 2008
 Time Crash 24 August 2008
 Doctor Who Prom (2008) 7 October 2008
 Steven Moffat 11 January 2009
 David Morrissey 12 January 2009
 Doctor Who campfire trailer 19 April 2009
 Turn Left (Doctor Who) 17 May 2009
 Matt Smith (actor) 9 June 2009
 Planet of the Dead 12 June 2009
 John Barrowman 7 January 2010
 Ianto Jones 18 August 2010
 Day One (Torchwood) 1 March 2011
 Cyberwoman 4 March 2011
 The Curse of the Black Spot 27 May 2011
 The Impossible Astronaut 9 June 2011
 The Time of Angels 21 October 2011
 Amy's Choice (Doctor Who) 22 October 2011
 Victory of the Daleks 3 December 2011
 The Rebel Flesh 4 December 2011
 The Beast Below 8 December 2011
 The Hungry Earth 12 December 2011
 The Lodger (Doctor Who) 18 December 2011
 Flesh and Stone 19 December 2011
 The Sarah Jane Adventures 1 January 2012
 The Vampires of Venice 30 January 2012
 Vincent and the Doctor 5 February 2012
 The Pandorica Opens 19 February 2012
 Cold Blood (Doctor Who) 23 February 2012
 The Big Bang (Doctor Who) 17 March 2012
 Gwen Cooper 18 March 2012
 Fear Her 8 April 2012
 The Eleventh Hour (Doctor Who) 8 April 2012
 A Christmas Carol (Doctor Who) 8 April 2012
 The God Complex 10 April 2012
 The Girl Who Waited 27 April 2012
 Adam Mitchell (Doctor Who) 3 May 2012
 Day of the Moon 8 May 2012
 The Almost People 9 May 2012
 Rhys Williams (Torchwood) 10 May 2012
 Night Terrors (Doctor Who) 10 May 2012
 Something Borrowed (Torchwood) 24 May 2012
 The Doctor's Wife 30 May 2012
 A Good Man Goes to War 30 May 2012
 Meat (Torchwood) 31 May 2012
 Adrift (Torchwood) 5 June 2012
 Doctor Who (series 5) 16 June 2012
 Rose Tyler 23 June 2012
 Ninth Doctor 8 July 2012
 Oswald Danes 25 July 2012
 Let's Kill Hitler 11 August 2012
 The Doctor, the Widow and the Wardrobe 13 August 2012
 Closing Time (Doctor Who) 14 August 2012
 Blink (Doctor Who) 16 August 2012
 To the Last Man (Torchwood) 29 September 2012
 A Town Called Mercy 18 October 2012
 Esther Drummond 30 October 2012
 The Power of Three (Doctor Who) 12 November 2012
 Harriet Jones 13 November 2012
 The Wedding of River Song 30 December 2012
 The Angels Take Manhattan 29 January 2013
 Dinosaurs on a Spaceship 10 February 2013
 Genesis of the Daleks 23 February 2013
 The Long Game 19 March 2013
 Space / Time 5 April 2013
 Captain John Hart (Torchwood) 6 April 2013
 The Snowmen 23 April 2013
 Asylum of the Daleks 9 May 2013
 Enlightenment (Doctor Who) 7 July 2013
 Cold War (Doctor Who) 13 July 2013
 Gridlock (Doctor Who) 27 July 2013
 The Unquiet Dead 22 August 2013
 Love & Monsters 25 August 2013
 Father's Day (Doctor Who) 13 October 2013
 The Sontaran Stratagem 9 November 2013
 City of Death 16 November 2013
 Rose (Doctor Who) 28 November 2013
 The Rescue (Doctor Who) 1 December 2013
 Hide (Doctor Who) 7 December 2013
 The Rings of Akhaten 18 December 2013
 Boom Town (Doctor Who) 2 January 2014
 Doctor Who (series 1) 15 May 2017
 Doctor Who (series 2) 27 July 2017
 The Daleks 28 February 2018
 Doctor Who (series 3) 17 May 2018
 Doctor Who (series 4) 20 August 2018
 Doctor Who (2008–2010 specials) 21 October 2018
 Doctor Who (season 1) 14 December 2018
 Doctor Who (series 6) 3 September 2019
 Doctor Who (2013 specials) 23 September 2019
 The End of the World (Doctor Who) 14 March 2020
 Aliens of London 9 April 2020
 Doctor Who (series 7) 17 April 2020
 Journey to the Center of the TARDIS 25 April 2020
 Doctor Who (series 8) 21 October 2020
 Doctor Who (series 9) 23 November 2020
 Doctor Who (series 10) 7 March 2021

Articles selected for "Did You Know?"[edit]

Templates and categories

See also

Sample articles[edit]

Useful reference books[edit]

  • David J. Howe, Mark Stammers, Doctor Who: Companions 1995 Virgin Publishing ISBN 1852275820
  • David J. Howe, Mark Stammers, Stephen James Walker Doctor Who Handbook: The Fourth Doctor 1992 Dr Who Handbooks ISBN 0426203690
  • David J. Howe, Mark Stammers, Stephen James Walker Doctor Who - The Handbook: The First Doctor: The William Hartnell Years 1963 - 1966 (1993) Dr Who Handbooks ISBN 0426204301
  • Haining, Peter Doctor Who: 25 Glorious Years (1988) ISBN 1852270217
  • Haining, Peter Doctor Who: The Key to Time A year by year record (1984) (ISBN 0-491-03283-8)

Useful reference websites[edit]

The following websites may be useful in referencing articles:

  1. The BBC Doctor Who microsite
  2. The BBC classic series episode guide
  3. Shannon Patrick Sullivan's "A Brief History of Time Travel", which contains a wealth of production information
  4. The Doctor Who Reference Guide, which primarily focuses on plot
  5. Outpost Gallifrey Episode Guide, which primarily focuses on plot but includes the entire production team and cast for episodes (defunct since 2007)
  6. Doctor Who Locations, for finding filming locations for the series
  7. Digital Spy's Doctor Who section, which includes news and reviews pursuant to the new series
  8. The Stage's TV Today blog, which nearly always reviews new series Doctor Who episodes after they have aired.
  9. SFX's section on Doctor Who, which is useful for finding news and reviews
  10. The Guardian's Doctor Who section, which is also useful for finding news and reviews
  11. The Doctor Who section on IGN, which has reviewed episodes since series 2 and also contains some news articles
  12. The A.V. Club's reviews of the new series (series 4-present) and the classic series (selected serials). Site also contains news and interviews.

Deletion discussions[edit]

Archived links to deletion discussions can be found at Wikipedia:WikiProject Doctor Who/Deletion discussion archive.

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