Top 20 Must-Have Dr Who (1963-1989)

A Listmania! list by Mystery Reviewer "Steve" (UK)
 
Doctor Who - The Beginning (An Unearthly Child [1963] / The Daleks [1963] / The Edge of Destruction [1964]) [DVD]
1.  Doctor Who - The Beginning (An Unearthly Child [1963] / The Daleks [1963] / The Edge of Destruction [1964]) [DVD] DVD ~ William Hartnell
The list author says:
  "The first ever episode, The Daleks serial and the extras are great - the rest is mediocre at best, but still a great set."
10.75   Used & New from: 6.22
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (125 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

Doctor Who: The Rescue & The Romans [DVD]
2.  Doctor Who: The Rescue & The Romans [DVD] DVD ~ William Hartnell
The list author says:
  "The Rescue introduces the vastly underrated Vicki, followed by Dennis Spooner's excellent The Romans, my favourite Hartnell serial."
11.00   Used & New from: 8.99
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (26 customer reviews)

Doctor Who - The Time Meddler [1965] [DVD]
3.  Doctor Who - The Time Meddler [1965] [DVD] DVD ~ William Hartnell
The list author says:
  "Featuring the prototype-Master, the Time Meddler, played superbly by Peter Butterworth.  It's a shame he didn't become a more regular character."
6.25   Used & New from: 3.95
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (35 customer reviews)

Doctor Who - Lost in Time [DVD] [1963]
4.  Doctor Who - Lost in Time [DVD] [1963] DVD ~ William Hartnell
The list author says:
  "There are so many gems in this set, including episodes of Daleks' Masterplan, Moonbase & Evil of the Daleks"
12.25   Used & New from: 6.99
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (43 customer reviews) | 3 customer discussions

Doctor Who: The Myth Makers[1965](Original BBC Television Soundtrack)
5.  Doctor Who: The Myth Makers[1965](Original BBC Television Soundtrack) by Donald Cotton
The list author says:
  "Some lost stories work better than others, and the stories which used dialogue rather than visuals have fared the best.  I'd rank this story as the most enjoyable of all the missing stories."
Used & New from: 23.99
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)

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"Doctor Who" Reconstructed, The Power of the Daleks (Dr Who Radio Collection MP3)
6.  "Doctor Who" Reconstructed, The Power of the Daleks (Dr Who Radio Collection MP3) 
The list author says:
  "Troughton's intro and a great atmospheric story"
Used & New from: 14.65
3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)

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Doctor Who: Abominable Snowmen (BBC Radio Collection)
7.  Doctor Who: Abominable Snowmen (BBC Radio Collection) by Patrick Troughton
The list author says:
  "The first Yeti story, and works very well on audio - this is probably cheaper in the Yeti Attack! set with Web of Fear, but that story doesn't suit the audio format as well."
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4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)

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Doctor Who - The Invasion (2 Disc Set) [DVD] [1968]
8.  Doctor Who - The Invasion (2 Disc Set) [DVD] [1968] DVD ~ Patrick Troughton
The list author says:
  "The best Troughton story - 1st UNIT, Kevin Stoney on top form."
6.29   Used & New from: 4.25
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (69 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

Doctor Who - The Mind Robber [1968] [DVD]
9.  Doctor Who - The Mind Robber [1968] [DVD] DVD ~ Patrick Troughton
The list author says:
  "Very fun and imaginative story"
6.25   Used & New from: 4.40
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (41 customer reviews)

Doctor Who: The Seeds of Death [DVD] [1963]
10.  Doctor Who: The Seeds of Death [DVD] [1963] DVD ~ Patrick Troughton
The list author says:
  "Ticks all the boxes - great enemy, great story, 1st Transmat"
14.98   Used & New from: 4.90
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (35 customer reviews)

Doctor Who - Terror of the Autons [VHS]
11.  Doctor Who - Terror of the Autons [VHS] VHS Jon Pertwee
The list author says:
  "1st Master - great story with creepy plastic doll! - Why is this still not on DVD?"
21.99   Used & New from: 6.99
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)

Doctor Who: The Master Box Set [VHS]
12.  Doctor Who: The Master Box Set [VHS] VHS Jon Pertwee
The list author says:
  "Two of my favourite Pertwee stories in one set - both very underrated"
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3.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)

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Doctor Who: Dalek War (Frontier in Space / Planet of the Daleks) [DVD] [1973]
13.  Doctor Who: Dalek War (Frontier in Space / Planet of the Daleks) [DVD] [1973] DVD ~ Jon Pertwee
The list author says:
  "Frontier in Space is my  favourite Pertwee story - features the Draconians, and the last appearance of Roger Delgado as The Master before his untimely death - leads straight into a decent Dalek story"
11.75   Used & New from: 7.59
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (58 customer reviews)

Doctor Who - Invasion Of The Dinosaurs [1973] [VHS]
14.  Doctor Who - Invasion Of The Dinosaurs [1973] [VHS] VHS Jon Pertwee
The list author says:
  "Terrible special effects (z-budget dinosaurs) let down a very clever and original story with some great scenes - also features the 1st Whomobile appearance!"
Used & New from: 5.30
3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)

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Doctor Who: Bred for War - The Sontaran Collection (The Time Warrior / The Sontaran Experiment / The Invasion of Time / The Two Doctors) [DVD] [1973]
15.  Doctor Who: Bred for War - The Sontaran Collection (The Time Warrior / The Sontaran Experiment / The Invasion of Time / The Two Doctors) [DVD] [1973] DVD ~ Jon Pertwee
The list author says:
  "Time Warrior (9/10) - Sontaran Experiment (7/10) - Invasion of Time (9/10) - Two Doctors (5/10) - but Peri looks awesome!"
13.50   Used & New from: 8.98
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (33 customer reviews)

Doctor Who - The Robots Of Death [1978] [DVD] [1963]
16.  Doctor Who - The Robots Of Death [1978] [DVD] [1963] DVD ~ Tom Baker
The list author says:
  "One of the very best from Tom Baker's era - with the lovely Leela on top form!"
9.90   Used & New from: 3.19
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (41 customer reviews)

Doctor Who - the Sun Makers [VHS] [1977]
17.  Doctor Who - the Sun Makers [VHS] [1977] VHS Tom Baker
The list author says:
  "BBC - get this out on DVD now!  Very funny, and my favourite Tom Baker story"
9.99   Used & New from: 2.99
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (34 customer reviews)

Doctor Who - Shada [VHS]
18.  Doctor Who - Shada [VHS] VHS Tom Baker
The list author says:
  "Around 60-70% of this story was filmed before it was scrapped - Utter tradegy! - Would probably have been the best story ever - Tom Baker narrates the missing scenes"
Used & New from: 7.94
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)

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Doctor Who - The Five Doctors (25th Anniversary Edition) [1983] [DVD]
19.  Doctor Who - The Five Doctors (25th Anniversary Edition) [1983] [DVD] DVD ~ Peter Davison
The list author says:
  "A joyous celebration of the series, but a reminder that it was never going to be as good again"
10.20   Used & New from: 4.20
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (94 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

Doctor Who - Remembrance Of The Daleks - Special Edition [DVD]
20.  Doctor Who - Remembrance Of The Daleks - Special Edition [DVD] DVD ~ Sylvester McCoy
The list author says:
  "So much better than any 1980s story that it feels like it's from a different series - a great story on so many levels"
6.25   Used & New from: 4.79
4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (109 customer reviews)

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