Best Classic Doctor Who Episodes

This list is to determine what the best episodes of Doctor Who are which were produced during the classic era.

The Top Ten

City of Death

Perfection, plain and simple. There is not a single flaw in the story. Amazing Doctor, amazing companion, AMAZING villains, amazing guests cast, amazing writing, amazing score, amazing... Well, amazing everything.

1. City of Death 2. Genesis of the Daleks

A near perfect production

Genesis Of The Daleks

A classic in its own right, this story introduced one of the most known villains in the series, Davros. It is also the most thought provoking of the classic series.

You get to see the creation of the Daleks that by itself would be enough.

Story about the creation of the Daleks and Davros is a chilling creation.

This one has to be the best

The Tomb of the Cybermen

This story is thrilling and nail-biting, for a black and white story it is far more believable and exciting than modern day counterparts.

The Robots of Death
Inferno

Most underrated story in the shows history. "Doctor Who's first nightmare" as Douglas Camfeild put it. The one and only story of Classic Who were I was genuinely unsettled.

Thrilling and probably the scariest story in the shows history.

Great story, great characters and great cliffhangers

Great concept, exciting, amazing execution, and a unique unelsettling time make this easily the best third doctor story

The Caves of Androzani

This regeneration story is quite different from the others, and in a good way too.
It’s a lose/lose situation, The Doctor and Peri just land in the wrong place at the wrong time.

Best final story of an outing doctor, great story, great villain, great performances.

Best story. The writing,cliffhangers, execution, and villain, all perfect.

Brilliant the doctor fighting off his regeneration until he can save Peri and 3 excellent cliff hangers at the ends of parts 1,3 and 4 yes 4 and part 3 cliffhanger one of the very best

The Dalek Invasion of Earth
Terror of the Zygons
The Talons of Weng-Chiang
Carnival of Monsters

It's a perfect example of Doctor Who.

The Contenders

The Five Doctors
Delta & the Bannermen

I love this it was so good

The War Games

Well-structured.
Introduction of the Time Lords.
Multiple settings.
Second Doctor's swan song.
All antagonists are always at odds making for a thrilling watch, especially given that each are situated in and authors of the worst periods in human history.

Pyramids of Mars

Could be in Tom baker top ten!

Destiny of the Daleks
Earthshock

Adric dies. 'enough said.

The Horns of Nimon
Terror of the Autons

Very Very scary and film like in its quality. Hard to believe it's so old.

The Daleks
Remembrance Of The Daleks

So good! It's definitely my favourite Doctor who story!

The Hand of Fear
An Unearthly Child
The Face of Evil
The War Machines
The Ark in Space
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