7th Doctor Episode Guide

7th Doctor Episode Guide

The Seventh Doctor was portrayed by Sylvester McCoy.

Season 24

This season was moved to a Monday schedule. Mel Bush would leave in Dragonfire, and the role of companion would be taken over by Sophie Aldred as Ace.

Story Serial Serial title Episode titles Directed by Written by Original air date Prod.
code
UK viewers
(millions) 
AI
144 1 Time and the Rani “Part One” Andrew Morgan Pip and Jane Baker 7 September 1987 7D 5.1 58
“Part Two” Andrew Morgan Pip and Jane Baker 14 September 1987 7D 4.2 63
“Part Three” Andrew Morgan Pip and Jane Baker 21 September 1987 7D 4.3 57
“Part Four” Andrew Morgan Pip and Jane Baker 28 September 1987 7D 4.9 59
145 2 Paradise Towers “Part One” Nicholas Mallett Stephen Wyatt 5 October 1987 7E 4.5 61
“Part Two” Nicholas Mallett Stephen Wyatt 12 October 1987 7E 5.2 58
“Part Three” Nicholas Mallett Stephen Wyatt 19 October 1987 7E 5.0 58
“Part Four” Nicholas Mallett Stephen Wyatt 26 October 1987 7E 5.0 57
146 3 Delta and the Bannermen “Part One” Chris Clough Malcolm Kohll 2 November 1987 7F 5.3 63
“Part Two” Chris Clough Malcolm Kohll 9 November 1987 7F 5.1 60
“Part Three” Chris Clough Malcolm Kohll 16 November 1987 7F 5.4 60
147 4 Dragonfire “Part One” Chris Clough Ian Briggs 23 November 1987 7G 5.5 61
“Part Two” Chris Clough Ian Briggs 30 November 1987 7G 5.0 61
“Part Three” Chris Clough Ian Briggs 7 December 1987 7G 4.7 64

The series was moved to Wednesdays.

Story Serial Serial title Episode titles Directed by Written by Original air date Prod.
code
UK viewers
(millions) 
AI
148 1 Remembrance of the Daleks “Part One” Andrew Morgan Ben Aaronovitch 5 October 1988 7H 5.5 68
“Part Two” Andrew Morgan Ben Aaronovitch 12 October 1988 7H 5.8 69
“Part Three” Andrew Morgan Ben Aaronovitch 19 October 1988 7H 5.1 70
“Part Four” Andrew Morgan Ben Aaronovitch 26 October 1988 7H 5.0 72
149 2 The Happiness Patrol “Part One” Chris Clough Graeme Curry 2 November 1988 7L 5.3 67
“Part Two” Chris Clough Graeme Curry 9 November 1988 7L 4.6 65
“Part Three” Chris Clough Graeme Curry 16 November 1988 7L 5.3 65
150 3 Silver Nemesis “Part One” Chris Clough Kevin Clarke 23 November 1988 7K 6.1 71
“Part Two” Chris Clough Kevin Clarke 30 November 1988 7K 5.2 70
“Part Three” Chris Clough Kevin Clarke 7 December 1988 7K 5.2 70
151 4 The Greatest Show in the Galaxy “Part One” Alan Wareing Stephen Wyatt 14 December 1988 7J 5.0 68
“Part Two” Alan Wareing Stephen Wyatt 21 December 1988 7J 5.3 66
“Part Three” Alan Wareing Stephen Wyatt 28 December 1988 7J 4.8 69
“Part Four” Alan Wareing Stephen Wyatt 4 January 1989 7J 6.6 64

The final season continued to push the series towards a darker approach, focusing this time more on Ace’s personal life as well as The Doctor’s past and manipulations. This season set the tone for the Virgin New Adventures novels that followed.

Story Serial Serial title Episode titles Directed by Written by Original air date Prod.
code
UK viewers
(millions) 
AI
152 1 Battlefield “Part One” Michael Kerrigan Ben Aaronovitch 6 September 1989 7N 3.1 69
“Part Two” Michael Kerrigan Ben Aaronovitch 13 September 1989 7N 3.9 68
“Part Three” Michael Kerrigan Ben Aaronovitch 20 September 1989 7N 3.6 67
“Part Four” Michael Kerrigan Ben Aaronovitch 27 September 1989 7N 4.0 65
153 2 Ghost Light “Part One” Alan Wareing Marc Platt 4 October 1989 7Q 4.2 68
“Part Two” Alan Wareing Marc Platt 11 October 1989 7Q 4.0 68
“Part Three” Alan Wareing Marc Platt 18 October 1989 7Q 4.0 64
154 3 The Curse of Fenric “Part One” Nicholas Mallett Ian Briggs 25 October 1989 7M 4.3 67
“Part Two” Nicholas Mallett Ian Briggs 1 November 1989 7M 4.0 68
“Part Three” Nicholas Mallett Ian Briggs 8 November 1989 7M 4.0 68
“Part Four” Nicholas Mallett Ian Briggs 15 November 1989 7M 4.2 68
155 4 Survival “Part One” Alan Wareing Rona Munro 22 November 1989 7P 5.0 69
“Part Two” Alan Wareing Rona Munro 29 November 1989 7P 4.8 69
“Part Three” Alan Wareing Rona Munro 6 December 1989 7P 5.0 71

The Eighth Doctor was portrayed by Paul McGann. The movie is the only television appearance of this Doctor during his tenure. The only production title held by this story was Doctor Who. The DVD release is titled Doctor Who: The Movie. In 2013, Paul McGann returned for the second television appearance of the Eighth Doctor in the minisode titled “The Night of the Doctor”. Concerning the production code, “TVM” is used in the BBC’s online episode guide. The actual code used during production is 50/LDX071Y/01X.[Doctor Who Magazines “Complete Eighth Doctor Special” gives the production code as #83705.

Story Title Directed by Written by Original air date Prod.
code
UK viewers
(millions) 
AI
156 TV Movie Geoffrey Sax Matthew Jacobs 12 May 1996 (Canada)
14 May 1996 (USA)
27 May 1996 (UK)
TVM 9.08 75
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