Who is the best Doctor of all time?

In the build up to Doctor Who's 50th anniversary, RadioTimes.com wants your verdict on the best Doctor from the last 50 years

When it comes to the best Doctor of the last 50 years of Doctor Who, there is no actual consensus.


You could say that’s because they’re all as good as each other; which, of course would be very nice of you. But the truth is that picking your favourite Doctor is a strangely personal thing; a choice that says more about the person choosing, than the Time Lord chosen.

Often, it merely says that ‘this is the Doctor I grew up with’. It’s a special attachment of childhood nostalgia; one that never truly leaves you. Doctor Who was better in your day, after all. It was better in everyone’s day.

Sometimes, however, it means something a bit more. The Doctor may, essentially, be the same man but – let’s face it – he isn’t. He regenerates each time with a new face and a new set of personality quirks. If you gravitate towards a grumpy grandfather over a lovable clown, or a space-hobo over a hardened soldier, then there’s probably a reason.

So, with that in mind, let’s try and choose the best one anyway. Cast your vote below and we’ll reveal the result on Doctor Who’s 50th anniversary, 23 November 2013. Remember, though: it’s just a bit of fun… 

The poll is now closed. Thanks for voting!