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

1 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


2 Genesis Of The Daleks

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

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.

This one has to be the best - 2storm


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3 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.

4 The Robots of Death
5 Inferno

Great story, great characters and great cliffhangers

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.

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

6 The Dalek Invasion of Earth
7 Carnival of Monsters

It's a perfect example of Doctor Who.

8 Terror of the Zygons
9 The Caves of Androzani

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

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

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

10 Delta & the Bannermen

I love this it was so good

The Contenders

11 The Five Doctors
12 The Talons of Weng-Chiang
13 Destiny of the Daleks Destiny of the Daleks
14 The War Games
15 Pyramids of Mars

Could be in Tom baker top ten!

16 The Horns of Nimon
17 Earthshock

Adric dies. 'enough said.

18 The Daleks
19 An Unearthly Child
20 The Hand of Fear
21 Terror of the Autons
22 The War Machines
23 Remembrance Of The Daleks

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

24 The Face of Evil
25 Speahead from Space

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

26 The Masque of Mandragora
27 The Time Meddler

Brilliant throughout!

28 The Brain Of Morbius
29 Planet Of Giants
30 The Keys Of Marinus

Each episode brings another adventure and has an exciting pace. The early Key To Time.

Has that classic ha-ha moment where the doctor figured it all out.

31 The Aztecs
32 The Stones Of Blood
33 The Happiness Patrol
34 The Ark in Space
35 The Sea Devils
36 The Web of Fear
37 Survival
38 Planet of the Spiders
39 The Three Doctors
40 The Space Museum
41 The Time Warrior
42 Robot
43 The Tenth Planet
44 The Power of the Daleks
45 Fury from the Deep
46 The Claws of Axos
47 The Myth Makers
48 The Seeds of Death The Seeds of Death
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