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
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

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

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 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


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 Robots of Death
The War Games

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.

The Sea Devils

One of the best, and most intense stories!

The Talons of Weng-Chiang
The Dalek Invasion of Earth
The Contenders
Doctor Who and the Silurians
Terror of the Zygons
Carnival of Monsters

It's a perfect example of Doctor Who.

The Five Doctors
Pyramids of Mars

Could be in Tom baker top ten!

Speahead from Space

One of the best opening stories for any doctor, also my first.

The first classic Doctor Who episode I watched, and it is a perfect way to start of Jon Pertwee's era

Delta & the Bannermen

I love this it was so good


Adric dies. 'enough said.

Terror of the Autons

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

Destiny of the Daleks
Remembrance Of The Daleks

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

The Horns of Nimon
The Daleks
The Hand of Fear
An Unearthly Child
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