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Past doctors and companions

Doctor Who is a cult sci-fi TV series produced by the BBC, the first show was broadcast on 23 November 1963 and was regularly shown up until 1989 when the show was axed by the BBC. However in 2004 production began on a new series of Doctor Who which was broadcast in 2005.

The following table lists the past doctor whos and the actors who played them along with the principal companions the doctor had accompanying him on his adventures.

Doctor Who
(actor)
Sidekick
(character)
Sidekick
(actor)
David Tennant
2006-
Rose Tyler Billie Piper
Christopher Eccleston
2005
Rose Tyler Billie Piper
Paul McGann
1996
Dr. Grace Holloway Daphne Ashbrook
Sylvester McCoy
1987-1989
Melanie "Mel" Bush Bonnie Langford
Dorothy "Ace" McShane Sophie Aldred
Colin Baker
1984-1986
Perpugilliam "Peri" Brown Nicola Bryant
Melanie "Mel" Bush Bonnie Langford
Peter Davison
1981-1984
Adric Matthew Waterhouse
Nyssa of Traken Sarah Sutton
Tegan Jovanka Janet Fielding
Vislor Turlough Mark Strickson
Perpugilliam "Peri" Brown Nicola Bryant
Kamelion voice of Gerald Flood
Tom Baker
1974-1981
Sarah Jane Smith Elisabeth Sladen
Harry Sullivan Ian Marter
Leela Louise Jameson
K-9 Mark I voice of John Leeson
K-9 Mark II voice of John Leeson
Romanadvoratrelundar Romana
Adric Matthew Waterhouse
Nyssa Sarah Sutton
Tegan Jovanka Janet Fielding
Jon Pertwee
1970-1974
Dr. Elizabeth "Liz" Shaw Caroline John
Josephine "Jo" Grant Katy Manning
Sarah Jane Smith Elizabeth Sladen
Patrick Troughton
1966-1969
Ben Jackson Michael Craze
Polly Anneke Wills
James Robert "Jamie" McCrimmon Frazer Hines
Victoria Waterfield Deborah Watling
Zoe Herriot Wendy Padbury
William Hartnell
1963-1966
Susan Foreman Carole Ann Ford
Barbara Wright Jacqueline Hill
Ian Chesterton William Russell
Vicki Maureen O'Brien
Steven Taylor Peter Purves
Katarina Adrienne Hill
Sara Kingdom Jean Marsh
Dorothea "Dodo" Chaplet Jackie Lane
Ben Jackson Michael Craze
Polly Anneke Wills
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