The only true and valid Top 10 of Doctor Who

Seeing as how the latest DWM top 10 poll is so very, very wrong :wink: let’s all individually show how it is done, by giving the only true and valid Top 10 of televised Doctor Who - your own!:grin:

All the usual caveats will be taken as read:

  • “This is impossible”
  • “It will already be different tomorrow”
  • “It depends on my mood”
    All of these things are true and valid so just list the Top 10 list of your heart as it stands right now :wink:
  1. The War Games
  2. Inferno
  3. The Power of the Daleks
  4. Heaven Sent
  5. Day of the Doctor
  6. The Curse of Fenric
  7. The Power of the Doctor
  8. Enlightenment
  9. Horror of Fang Rock
  10. The Claws of Axos

Definitely very much subject to shift around a lot based on how I’m feeling but right now I think I’ll go with:

  1. Face the Raven/Heaven Sent/Hell Bent
  2. Flux
  3. The Husbands of River Song
  4. Demons of the Punjab
  5. Eve of the Daleks
  6. Dalek
  7. The Haunting of Villa Diodati
  8. World Enough and Time/The Doctor Falls
  9. The Night of the Doctor
  10. The Girl in the Fireplace

yes that list is SUPER WRONG. The superior list is:

  1. Remembrance of the Daleks
  2. Pyramids of Mars
  3. Turn Left
  4. Heaven Sent
  5. The Happiness Patrol
  6. Inferno
  7. The Husbands of River Song
  8. Doctor Who (1996)
  9. The Green Death
  10. The Eleventh Hour
  2. The Daemons
  3. The War Games
  4. Silence in the Library/Forest of the Dead
  5. The Happiness Patrol
  6. City of Death
  7. Dalek
  8. Mummy on the Orient Express
  9. School Reunion
  10. The Waters of Mars

actually kind of surprised by some of these, I don’t think i’ve ever just ranked episodes before and some of these I wouldn’t have assumed would be in my top 10, no Green Death or Mind Robber, is surprising to me, Enlightenment was also pretty close to making it which was also surprising


You know there are 26 seasons of Classic Who as well right :wink:


The Daemons came very close to being on my list too!

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Pyramids of Mars is one of those stories that for some reason I always forget. Which means I am constantly surprised by how good it is :grin:


its great, i love it so much, the only one on my list just because its a fun time, can’t help but smile from ear to ear the entire time i’m watching it, #1 bok fan for life


Oh that scene with the Brigadier in bed the morning after being at a party (clearly post-coital) talking on the phone and being outraged that Yates and Benton have taken his helicopter :grin: Just fantastic!


I KNOWWW you’re a Time Lord :roll_eyes::roll_eyes::roll_eyes:


Sassy Sarah Jane is the best Sarah Jane!


Most of which I’m still working through. A couple classic stories (War Games and Trial) definitely crack into my top 20 or so, but I don’t think any I’ve seen hit top 10

  1. Heaven Sent
  2. Enlightenment
  3. Doctor Who (1996) — a personal love <3
  4. Survival
  5. Midnight
  6. The Happiness Patrol
  7. The Empty Child / The Doctor Dances
  8. The Caves of Androzani
  9. The Mind Robber
  10. Ghost Light

I love making Top 10s but I’m also terrible at them! This would change day to day, I think. I’m already shocked there’s no First Doctor episodes here!


OK, not in a proper order and with the caveat that I may well have forgotten many of my favourites, but here’s a list anyway:

  1. Power of the Daleks
  2. Genesis of the Daleks
  3. World Enough and Time/The Doctor Falls
  4. Kinda
  5. Pyramids of Mars
  6. Human Nature/Family of Blood
  7. Father’s Day
  8. Vincent and the Doctor
  9. Inferno
  10. The Seeds of Death
  1. Silence of the Library / Forest of the Dead
  2. Love & Monsters
  3. Blink
  4. Paradise Towers
  5. Dragonfire
  6. The Empty Child / The Doctor Dances
  7. The Mind Robber
  8. Partners in Crime
  9. Turn Left
  10. Knock Knock

This definitely changes from day to day for me.


The Seeds of Death? Not the Seeds of Doom?

The story where they went “That foam machine we bought for Fury from the Deep is just sitting here, surely we can make a story only about foam”. That one?



Is that a recent list?

Anyhoo, everyone is obviously wrong and we all know why:

  1. Delta and the Bannermen
  2. Inferno
  3. Midnight
  4. The Aztecs
  5. The Enemy of the World
  6. The Romans
  7. Terror of the Zygons
  8. The Giggle
  9. Castrovalva
  10. Voyage of the Damned

All on this list are subject to change - they’re all basically at number 2 after Delta and I’m constantly revising my views on the show.


November 2023. It was for the 60th they made a poll.


Phew - I thought I’d totally blanked an article in DWM.

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