800 Doctor Who episodes available online ahead of 60th anniversary

BBC iPlayer will throw open the doors to its back catalogue of classic ‘Doctor Who,’ and will release 800 episodes going right back to the series beginning in the 1960s.

Also joining them will be the ‘Doctor Who’ spin-offs, ‘Torchwood,’ ‘Class’ and ‘The Sarah Jane Adventures.’ 

The 1996 TV movie starring Paul McGann will stream on the platform.

Viewers can go behind-the-scenes of each episode with ‘Doctor Who Confidential.’

Every episode will have multiple accessibility options, including subtitles, audio descriptions, and sign language.

This immense library will be able to be accessed from November 1, just before the 60th anniversary of ‘Doctor Who’

Alongside this, the BBC will launch an online archive detailing the show’s history at

It will feature several interviews with the cast, written documents, unheard audio, and behind-the-scenes photos. 

Audio from the former Head of Drama, Sydney Newman, and documents of his original handwritten notes will be available to show audiences the origins of ‘Doctor Who.’

Showrunner Russell T Davies said, “I’d like to thank the BBC for all the hard work, to get this massive back catalogue under one roof, at long last. 

“I’m so excited for new viewers – imagine being 8 years old, spending winter afternoons exploring the 60s, 70s, 80s, and beyond. And we’re determined this won’t be a dusty museum – we have exciting plans to bring the back catalogue to life, with much more to be revealed,” he added.

To celebrate its 60-anniversary ‘Doctor Who’ will have three specials starring David Tennant as the fourteenth Doctor and Catherine Tate as Donna Noble.

After this, he will hand the reins of the role to Ncuti Gatwa, who will be the fifteenth Doctor.

Kieran Burt

My name is Kieran and I am based in the UK. I love writing about all things science fiction and fantasy, particularly Star Wars and Marvel. When I’m not writing or watching anything sci-fi related, you can probably find me exploring the open worlds of alternate lands through my Xbox.

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