50 Years of Doctor Who – Infographic

50 Years of Doctor Who Infographic

When thinking about the scope of Doctor Who, one cannot simply say the show began on November 23rd, 1963 (50 years tomorrow), the show has been, and always will be, celebrated by the people behind it. The recently aired ‘making of’ Doctor Who special ‘An Adventure in Space and Time’ dove deeper into the story behind the story, as does the infographic above. I highlighted the 13 actors who have played The Doctor on television and created a timeline from their births, their tenure on Doctor Who and in some cases their deaths (RIP William Hartnell, Patrick Troughton and Jon Pertwee). While doing this I stumbled upon some interesting stats, take a look.

Ages of all Actors when Doctor Who aired on November 23rd, 1963

William Hartnell (55)
Patrick Troughton (43)
Jon Pertwee (44)
Tom Baker (29)
Peter Davison (12)
Colin Baker (20)
Sylvester McCoy (20)
Paul McGann (4)
John Hurt (23)
Christopher Eccleston (Not Yet Born)
David Tennant (Not Yet Born)
Matt Smith (Not Yet Born)
Peter Capaldi (5)

Fun Facts

  • William Hartnell & Patrick Troughton both died at 67 years of age
  • Jon Pertwee died at the age of 76
  • Colin Baker & Sylvester McCoy are only 2 1/2 months apart in age
  • Paul McGann & Christopher Eccleston are only 9 months apart in age
  • David Tennant was born on April 18th, 1971 the day after the Season 8 Jon Pertwee ‘Colony in Space: Episode Two’ aired.
  • Matt Smith was born on October 28th, 1982: Between seasons 19 and 20 of ‘Classic’ Doctor Who (Specifically between ‘Time-Flight: Part Four’ & ‘Arc of Infinity: Part One’)

Years when most of The Doctors were alive

1971-1975 (12 Doctors)

William Hartnell,Patrick Troughton,Jon Pertwee,Tom Baker,Peter Davison,Colin Baker,Sylvester McCoy,Paul McGann,John Hurt,Christopher Eccleston,David Tennant,Peter Capaldi
Missing: Matt Smith

1982-1987 (12 Doctors)

Patrick Troughton,Jon Pertwee,Tom Baker,Peter Davison,Colin Baker,Sylvester McCoy,Paul McGann,John Hurt,Christopher Eccleston,David Tennant,Matt Smith,Peter Capaldi
Missing: William Hartnell

Years with the most ‘Doctors’ on the screen

1973 – William Hartnell,Patrick Troughton,Jon Pertwee,
1983 – Patrick Troughton,Jon Pertwee,Peter Davison
2013 – Paul McGann,John Hurt,David Tennant,Matt Smith

The ‘Lean’ Years – No Doctor Who on the air

1990 – 1995
1997 – 2004

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