Guide to watching Doctor Who in order on Netflix

Last update 11/22/2013. Know of a change to the guide? Please contact me.

Doctor Who started in 1963 in the UK. After a break during the 1990’s (except for a movie), the show was rebooted in 2005. Thanks to Netflix, you can watch much of the series via DVD or streaming to your computer or TV.

Below is a guide to the episodes available, in chronological order. Organize your queues accordingly.

Things to keep in mind:

  • For classic series episodes, if you search for the series name, it may not come up in the streaming search results. You must go to the “Classic Doctor Who” page and select the collection you wish to watch.
  • Each listing is labeled as DVD or STREAMING.
  • Unfortunately, not all episodes are available due to preservation issues.
  • Some are only available in audio. Yes, even on DVD.
  • The old series (pre-2005) contained several “sub-series” per season. What looks like episodes in the old seasons is actually a compilation of usually 4-6 episodes each.
  • After 2005, each series is more modern, consisting of 13 episodes each.
  • What’s not available on Netflix is revealed through light grey font color. Most of what’s not available through Netflix is available on Amazon via radio broadcast recording, VHS, or paperbook novel. Sometimes, though, these can be very pricey.

Netflix has created a page dedicated to all of the classic Doctor Who episodes available for streaming.

Collection 1 = The Aztecs, Series 1
Collection 2 =  The Mind Robber, Series 6
Collection 3 = Spearhead from Space, Series 7
Collection 4 = The Three Doctors, Series 10
Collection 5 = Carnival of Monsters, Series 10
Collection 6 = The Green Death, Series 10
Collection 7 = The Ark in Space, Series 12
Collection 8 = Pyramid of Mars, Series 13
Collection 9 = Horror of Fang Rock, Series 15
Collection 10 = The Ribos Operation, Series 16
Collection 11 =  The Pirate Planet, Series 16
Collection 12 = The Androids of Tara, Series 16
Collection 13 = The Power of Kroll, Series 16
Collection 14 = The City of Death, Series 17
Collection 15 = The Leisure Hive, Series 18
Collection 16 = The Visitation, Series 19
Collection 17 = The Caves of Androzani, Series 21
Collection 18 = The Curse of Fenric, Series 26

Modern Doctor Who Episodes for Series 1-6 are all available for streaming and can be found here. Series 7 is not yet available for streaming on Netflix.

Now, for the main guide:

===FIRST DOCTOR – WILLIAM HARTNELL===

Series 1
The Beginning – 3 discs (DVD)
– Disc 1: The Daleks (sub series 2)
– Disc 2: The Edge of Destruction (sub series 3)
– Disc 3: An Unearthly Child (sub series 1)
Marco Polo
The Keys of Marinus – 1 disc (DVD)
The Aztecs (STREAMING, Collection 1 under “Classic Doctor Who”)
The Sensorites (DVD)
The Reign of Terror (DVD)

Series 2
Planet of Giants
The Dalek Invasion of Earth – 1 disc (DVD)
The Rescue – 1 disc (DVD)
The Romans – 1 disc (DVD)
The Web Planet – 1 disc (DVD)
Lost in Time: The William Hartnell Years (DVD)
-The Crusade (ep 2 & 4 are audio only)
The Space Museum – 1 disc (DVD)
The Chase – 1 disc (DVD)
The Time Meddler – 1 disc (DVD)

Series 3
Galaxy 4
Mission to the Unknown
The Myth Makers
Lost in Time: The William Hartnell Years (DVD)
– The Daleks’ Master Plan (3 ep only)
The Massacre of St. Bartholomew’s Eve
The Ark – 1 disc (DVD)
Lost in Time: The William Hartnell Years (DVD)
– The Celestial Toymaker (1 ep only)
The Gunfighters (DVD)
The War Machines – 1 disc (DVD)

Series 4
The Smugglers
The Tenth Planet

Doctor Who and the Daleks – a movie from 1966 and a departure from the storyline of the series

===SECOND DOCTOR – PATRICK TROUGHTON===

Series 4
The Power of the Daleks
The Highlanders
Lost in Time: The Patrick Troughton Years – Disc 1 (DVD)
– The Underwater Menace (ep 3 only)
– The Moonbase (ep 1 & 3 are audio only)
The Macra Terror
Lost in Time: The Patrick Troughton Years – Disc 1 (DVD)
– The Faceless Ones (ep 1 & 3 only)
– The Evil of the Daleks (ep 2 only)

Series 5
The Tomb of the Cybermen
Lost in Time: The Patrick Troughton Years – Disc 2 (DVD)
– The Abominable Snowmen (ep 2 only)
The Ice Warriors
Lost in Time: The Patrick Troughton Years – Disc 2 (DVD)
– The Enemy of the World (ep 3 only)
– The Web of Fear (ep 1 only)
Fury from the Deep
Lost in Time: The Patrick Troughton Years – Disc 2 (DVD)
– The Wheel in Space (ep 3 & 6 only)

Series 6
The Dominators (DVD)
The Mind Robber (STREAMING, Collection 2 under “Classic Doctor Who”)
The Invasion – 2 discs (DVD)
The Krotons (DVD)
The Seeds of Death – 1 disc (DVD)
Lost in Time: The Patrick Troughton Years – Disc 2 (DVD)
– The Space Pirates (ep 2 only)
The War Games – 3 discs, 1 is bonus material (DVD)

===THIRD DOCTOR – JON PERTWEE===

Series 7
Spearhead from Space (STREAMING, Collection 3 in “Classic Doctor Who”)
Doctor Who and the Silurians – 2 disc (DVD)
The Ambassadors of Death (DVD)
Inferno – 2 discs (DVD)

Series 8
Terror of the Autons (DVD)
The Mind of Evil
The Claws of Axos – 1 disc (DVD)
Colony in Space (DVD)
The Daemons (DVD)

Series 9
Day of the Daleks (DVD)
The Curse of Peladon – 1 disc (DVD)
The Sea Devils – 1 disc (DVD)
The Mutants – 1 disc (DVD)
The Time Monster – 1 disc (DVD)

Series 10
The Three Doctors (STREAMING, Collection 4 under “Classic Doctor Who”)
Carnival of Monsters (STREAMING, Collection 5 under “Classic Doctor Who”)
Frontier in Space – 1 disc (DVD)
Planet of the Daleks – 1 disc (DVD)
The Green Death (STREAMING, Collection 6 under “Classic Doctor Who”)

Series 11
The Time Warrior – 1 disc (DVD)
Invasion of the Dinosaurs (DVD)
Death to the Daleks
The Monster of Peladon – 1 disc (DVD)
Planet of the Spiders (DVD)

===FOURTH DOCTOR – TOM BAKER ===

Series 12
Robot (DVD)
The Ark in Space (STREAMING, Collection 7 under “Classic Doctor Who”)
The Sontaran Experiment – 1 disc (DVD)
Genesis of the Daleks – 2 discs (DVD) (see Season 26, doesn’t list correct title)
Revenge of the Cybermen – 1 disc (DVD)

Series 13
Terror of the Zygons
Planet of Evil – 1 disc (DVD)
Pyramids of Mars (STREAMING, Collection 8 under “Classic Doctor Who”)
The Android-Invasion (DVD)
The Brain of Morbius – 1 disc (DVD)
The Seeds of Doom – 1 disc (DVD)

Series 14
The Masque of Mandragora – 1 disc (DVD)
The Hand of Fear – 1 disc (DVD)
The Deadly Assassin – 1 disc (DVD)
The Face of Evil (DVD)
The Robots of Death – 1 disc (DVD)
Talons of Weng-Chiang – 2 discs (DVD)

Series 15
Horror of Fang Rock (STREAMING, Collection 9 under “Classic Doctor Who”)
The Invisible Enemy – 1 disc (DVD)
Image of the Fendahl – 1 disc (DVD)
The Sun Makers (DVD)
Underworld (DVD)
The Invasion of Time – 2 discs (DVD)

Series 16
The Ribos Operation (STREAMING, Collection 10 under “Classic Doctor Who”)
The Pirate Planet (STREAMING, Collection 11 under “Classic Doctor Who”)
The Stones of Blood – 1 disc (DVD)
The Androids of Tara (STREAMING, Collection 12 under “Classic Doctor Who”)
The Power of Kroll (STREAMING, Collection 13 under “Classic Doctor Who”)
The Armageddon Factor – 1 disc (DVD)

Series 17
Destiny of the Daleks – 1 disc (DVD)
The City of Death (STREAMING, Collection 14 under “Classic Doctor Who”)
The Creature from the Pit – 1 disc (DVD)
Nightmare of Eden (DVD)
The Horns of Nimon – 1 disc (DVD)
Shada – finale unaired at the time due to strike

Series 18
The Leisure Hive (STREAMING, Collection 15 under “Classic Doctor Who”)
Meglos
The E-Space Trilogy – 3 discs (DVD)
– Disc 1 – Full Circle
– Disc 2 – State of Decay
– Disc 3 – Warriors’ Gate
The Keeper of Traken – 1 disc (DVD)
Logopolis – 1 disc (DVD)

Christmas special

K-9 and Company – 1 disc (DVD) pilot episode for spin-off, which didn’t turn into a series, but was released as a Christmas special in 1981 instead

===FIFTH DOCTOR – PETER DAVISON ===

Series 19
Castrovalva – 1 disc (DVD)
Four to Doomsday – 1 disc (DVD)
Kinda – (DVD)
The Visitation (STREAMING, Collection 16 under “Classic Doctor Who”)
Black Orchid – 1 disc (DVD)
Earthshock – 1 disc (DVD)
Time-Flight – 1 disc (DVD)

Series 20
Arc of Infinity -1 disc (DVD)
Snakedance – (DVD)
Mawdryn Undead – 1 disc (DVD)
Terminus – 1 disc (DVD)
Enlightenment – 1 disc (DVD)
The King’s Demons – 1 disc (DVD)

Special
The Five Doctors – 1 disc (DVD)

Series 21
Warriors of the Deep – 1 disc (DVD)
The Awakening (DVD)
Frontios (DVD)
Resurrection of the Daleks – 1 disc (DVD)
Planet of Fire – 1 disc (DVD)
The Caves of Androzani (STREAMING, Collection 17 under “Classic Doctor Who”)

===SIXTH DOCTOR – COLIN BAKER ===

Series 21 continued
The Twin Dilemma – 2 disc (DVD)

Series 22
Attack of the Cybermen – 1 disc (DVD)
Vengeance on Varos – 1 disc (DVD)
The Mark of the Rani – 1 disc (DVD)
The Two Doctors – 1 disc (DVD)
Timelash – 1 disc (DVD)
Daleks Revelation (aka Revelation of the Daleks) – 1 disc (DVD)

Series 23

Trial of a Time Lord – 4 discs (DVD)
– Disc 1 – The Mysterious Planet
– Disc 2 – Mindwarp
– Disc 3 – Terror of the Veroids
– Disc 4 – The Ultimate Foe

===SEVENTH DOCTOR – SYLVESTER MCCOY===

Series 24
Time and the Rani (DVD)
Paradise Towers (DVD)
Delta and the Bannermen – 1 disc (DVD)
Dragonfire (DVD)

Series 25
Remembrance of the Daleks – 1 disc (DVD)
The Happiness Patrol (DVD)
Silver Nemesis – 1 disc (DVD)
The Greatest Show in the Galaxy (DVD)

Series 26
Battlefield  – 2 options (DVD)
– 1 disc with episodes cut as tv episodes
– Battlefield: Feature Length Cut – episodes edited together like a movie
Ghost Light – 1 disc (DVD)
The Curse of Fenric – (STREAMING, Collection 18 under “Classic Doctor Who”)
Survival – 2 discs (DVD)

===EIGTH DOCTOR – PAUL MCGANN===

Doctor Who: The Movie (DVD)

===DOCTOR WHO REBOOT 2005===

Series 1-6 and Series 7, episodes 1-5 are currently available on Hulu Plus.

===NINTH DOCTOR – CHRISTOPHER ECCLESTON===

—Companion Rose—

Series 1

1. Rose (STREAMING)
2. The End of the World (STREAMING)
3. The Unquiet Dead (STREAMING)
4. Aliens of London (STREAMING)
5. World War Three (STREAMING)
6. Dalek (STREAMING)
7. The Long Game (STREAMING)
8. Father’s Day (STREAMING)
9. The Empty Child (STREAMING)
10. The Doctor Dances (STREAMING)
11. Boom Town (STREAMING)
12. Bad Wolf (STREAMING)
13. The Parting of the Ways (STREAMING)

===TENTH DOCTOR – DAVID TENNANT===

Series 2
1. The Christmas Invasion (2005 Christmas Special STREAMING as episode 1 of Series 2)
2. New Earth (STREAMING)
3. Tooth and Claw (STREAMING)
4. School Reunion (STREAMING)
5. The Girl in the Fireplace (STREAMING)
6. Rise of the Cybermen (STREAMING)
7. The Age of Steel (STREAMING)
8. The Idiot’s Lantern (STREAMING)
9. The Impossible Planet (STREAMING)
10. The Satan Pit (STREAMING)
11. Love & Monsters (STREAMING)
12. Fear Her (STREAMING)
13. Army of Ghosts (STREAMING)
14. Doomsday (STREAMING)

Series 3
1. The Runaway Bride (2006 Christmas Special STREAMING as episode 1 of series 3)

—Companion Martha—

2. Smith and Jones (STREAMING)
3. The Shakespeare Code (STREAMING)
4. Gridlock (STREAMING)
5. Daleks in Manhattan (STREAMING)
6. Evolution of the Daleks (STREAMING)
7. The Lazarus Experiment (STREAMING)
8. 42 (STREAMING)
9. Human Nature (STREAMING)
10. The Family of Blood (STREAMING)
11. Blink (STREAMING)
12. Utopia (STREAMING)
13. The Sound of Drums (STREAMING)
14. Last of the Time Lords (STREAMING)

—Companion Donna—

Series 4
1. Voyage of the Damned (2007 Christmas Special STREAMING as episode 1 of Series 4)
2. Partners in Crime (STREAMING)
3. The Fires of Pompeii (STREAMING)
4. The Planet of the Ood (STREAMING)
5. The Sontaran Strategem (STREAMING)
6. The Poison Sky (STREAMING)
7. The Doctor’s Daughter (STREAMING)
8. The Unicorn and the Wasp (STREAMING)
9. Silence in the Library (STREAMING) — First appearance of River Song —
10. Forest of the Dead (STREAMING)
11. Midnight (STREAMING)
12. Turn Left (STREAMING)
13. The Stolen Earth (STREAMING)
14. Journey’s End (STREAMING)
15. The Next Doctor (Special STREAMING as last episode of Series 4)

Planet of the Dead (DVD and Blu-Ray)
The Waters of Mars (STREAMING independently of the modern series)

The End of Time: Parts 1 & 2 (STREAMING independently of the modern series)

===ELEVENTH DOCTOR – MATT SMITH===

—Companions Amy and Rory—

Series 5
1. The Eleventh Hour (STREAMING)
2. The Beast Below (STREAMING)
3. Victory of the Daleks (STREAMING)
4. The Time of Angels (STREAMING)
5. Flesh and Stone (STREAMING)
6. The Vampires of Venice (STREAMING)
7. Amy’s Choice (STREAMING)
8. The Hungry Earth (STREAMING)
9. Cold Blood (STREAMING)
10. Vincent and the Doctor (STREAMING)
11. The Lodger (STREAMING)
12. The Pandorica Opens (STREAMING)
13. The Big Bang (STREAMING)

Christmas Special 2010

A Christmas Carol – available on Amazon On Demand and iTunes.

Series 6
1 The Impossible Astronaut (STREAMING)
2 Day of the Moon (STREAMING)
3 The Curse of the Black Spot (STREAMING)
4 The Doctor’s Wife (STREAMING)
5 The Rebel Flesh (STREAMING)
6 The Almost People (STREAMING)
7 A Good Man Goes to War (STREAMING)
8 Let’s Kill Hitler (STREAMING)
9 Night Terrors (STREAMING)
10 The Girl Who Waited (STREAMING)
11 The God Complex (STREAMING)
12 Closing Time (STREAMING)
13 The Wedding of River Song (STREAMING)
14 The Doctor, the Widow and the Wardrobe (2011 Christmas Special) (STREAMING)

Series 7

The series is broken up into two parts, the first 5 episodes comprise Part 1 and the last eight are Part 2, with the 2012 Christmas special smack dab in the middle.

Series 7 and the 2012 Christmas special are not available on Netflix yet, however they are available on Amazon on Demand (Part 1 and Part 2) and also on iTunes (Part 1 and Part 2). Part 1 is also available on Hulu Plus. The 2012 Christmas special can be found in the “Doctor Who: the Matt Smith specials” in Amazon On Demand and on iTunes.

Part 1
1. Asylum of the Daleks
2. Dinosaurs on a Spaceship
3. A Town Called Mercy
4. The Power of Three
5. The Angels Take Manhattan

Doctor Who: The Snowmen (2012 Christmas Special)

Part 2
1. The Bells of St. John
2. The Rings of Akhaten
3. Cold War
4. Hide
5. Journey to the Center of the TARDIS
6. The Crimson Horror
7. Nightmare in Silver
8. The Name of the Doctor

Documentary Specials

The following are available on Amazon On Demand and iTunes

Doctor Who: Best of the Doctors (2011)
Doctor Who: Best of the Monsters (2011)
Doctor Who: Best of the Companions (2011)
Doctor Who: Best of the Christmas Specials (2011)
Doctor Who: The Companions (2013)

ETC

The Doctor Who Collection – 3 discs
- Doctor Who and the Daleks
- Daleks’ Invasion Earth: 2150 A.D. (movie)
– Dalekmania (documentary) (STREAMING)