Network: BBC One
Episodes: Ongoing (hour)
TV show dates: March 26, 2005 – present
Series status: Has not been cancelled
Performers include: Christopher Eccleston, David Tennant, Matt Smith, John Barrowman, Billie Piper, Bruno Langley, Noel Clarke, Catherine Tate, Freema Agyeman, Kylie Minogue, Elisabeth Sladen, David Morrissey, Velile Tshabalala, Michelle Ryan, Lindsay Duncan, and Bernard Cribbins.
TV show description:
In this continuation of the original series (1963-1989), the Doctor is a very old alien and a time lord from the planet Gallifrey. Often travelling with companions, the Doctor explores time and space, solving problems and righting wrongs.
They travel in an unreliable old time machine known as the TARDIS (Time And Relative Dimension In Space). It’s much larger on the inside but, due to a chronic malfunction, its exterior is stuck in the shape of a 1950s British police box.
As a Time Lord, the Doctor is able to regenerate his body whenever he is near death (providing a convenient way to recast the actor when needed) and the new incarnations each have their own unique quirks and abilities.