Doctor Who (2005)

The WORST episodes of Doctor Who (2005)

Every episode of Doctor Who (2005) ever, ranked from worst to best by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The worst episodes of Doctor Who (2005)!

The Doctor is an alien Time Lord from the planet Gallifrey who travels through all of time and space in the TARDIS. The Doctor has a long list of friends and companions who have shared journeys along the way. Instead of dying, the Doctor is able to “regenerate” into a new body, taking on a new personality with each regeneration.

Last Updated: 9/27/2022Network: BBC One
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Orphan 55
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6.33
1082 votes

#1 - Orphan 55

Season 12 - Episode 3 - Aired 1/12/2020

Having decided that everyone could do with a holiday, the Doctor takes Graham, Yasmin, Ryan to a luxury resort for a spot of rest and relaxation. However, they discover the place where they are having a break is hiding a number of deadly secrets. What are the ferocious monsters that are attacking Tranquillity Spa?

Directors: Lee Haven Jones
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Sleep No More
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6.66
2331 votes

#2 - Sleep No More

Season 9 - Episode 9 - Aired 11/14/2015

This terrifying story is assembled from footage discovered in the wreckage of Le Verrier Space Station.

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Praxeus
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6.87
915 votes

#3 - Praxeus

Season 12 - Episode 6 - Aired 2/2/2020

The Doctor and her friends split up to investigate multiple mysteries across planet Earth. What they find will threaten all of humanity.

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Love & Monsters
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6.92
2748 votes

#4 - Love & Monsters

Season 2 - Episode 10 - Aired 6/17/2006

An ordinary man named Elton Pope becomes obsessed with the Tenth Doctor, Rose and their strange blue box, joining a group of like-minded people in hopes of finding him. But when the mysterious Victor Kennedy joins the group, the fun soon stops and Elton discovers a darker side to his hobby.

Directors: Dan Zeff
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The Vanquishers
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6.97
577 votes

#5 - The Vanquishers

Season 13 - Episode 6 - Aired 12/5/2021

In the final epic chapter in the story of the Flux, all hope is lost. The forces of darkness are in control. But when the monsters have won, who can you count upon to save the universe?

Directors: Azhur Saleem
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The Tsuranga Conundrum
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7.08
1498 votes

#6 - The Tsuranga Conundrum

Season 11 - Episode 5 - Aired 11/4/2018

“Risk to life: absolute.” Injured and stranded in the wilds of a far-flung galaxy, The Doctor, Yaz, Graham and Ryan must band together with a group of strangers to survive against one of the universe’s most deadly — and unusual — creatures.

Directors: Jennifer Perrott
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Arachnids in the UK
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7.08
1580 votes

#7 - Arachnids in the UK

Season 11 - Episode 4 - Aired 10/28/2018

“Something’s happening with the spiders in this city.” The Doctor, Yaz, Graham and Ryan find their way back to Yorkshire – and Yaz’s family – only to find something is stirring amidst the eight-legged arachnid population of Sheffield.

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Once, Upon Time
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7.11
599 votes

#8 - Once, Upon Time

Season 13 - Episode 3 - Aired 11/14/2021

'Time is beginning to run wild.' On a planet that shouldn’t exist, in the aftermath of apocalypse, the Doctor, Dan, Yaz and Vinder face a battle to survive.

Directors: Azhur Saleem
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Can You Hear Me?
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7.13
911 votes

#9 - Can You Hear Me?

Season 12 - Episode 7 - Aired 2/9/2020

From ancient Syria to present day Sheffield, and out into the wilds of space, something is stalking the Doctor and infecting people's nightmares.

Directors: Emma Sullivan
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Fear Her
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7.17
2547 votes

#10 - Fear Her

Season 2 - Episode 11 - Aired 6/24/2006

When the TARDIS lands in 2012, the Tenth Doctor plans to show Rose the London Olympics. However, ordinary children are vanishing into thin air, a mother living in a seemingly normal British household is trying to hide her daughter's unnatural powers from the world, and a demonic presence lurks in an upstairs cupboard.

Directors: Euros Lyn
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In the Forest of the Night
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7.23
2418 votes

#11 - In the Forest of the Night

Season 8 - Episode 10 - Aired 10/25/2014

One morning in London, and every city and town in the world, the human race wakes up to the most surprising invasion yet: the trees have moved back in. Everywhere, in every land, a forest has grown overnight and taken back the Earth.

Directors: Sheree Folkson
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Kill the Moon
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7.27
2633 votes

#12 - Kill the Moon

Season 8 - Episode 7 - Aired 10/4/2014

In the near future, The Doctor and Clara arrive on a decrepit shuttle making a suicide mission to the Moon. Crashing on the lunar surface, they find a mining base full of eviscerated corpses, spider-like creatures scuttling about in the dark, and a terrible dilemma.

Directors: Paul Wilmshurst
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Survivors of the Flux
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7.29
582 votes

#13 - Survivors of the Flux

Season 13 - Episode 5 - Aired 11/28/2021

As the forces of evil mass, the Doctor, Yaz and Dan face perilous journeys and seemingly insurmountable obstacles in their quest for survival.

Directors: Azhur Saleem
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The Witchfinders
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7.32
1397 votes

#14 - The Witchfinders

Season 11 - Episode 8 - Aired 11/25/2018

The Doctor, Ryan, Graham and Yaz arrive in 17th century Lancashire and become embroiled in a witch trial, run by the local landowner. As fear stalks the land, the arrival of King James I only serves to intensify the witch hunt. But is there something even more dangerous at work? Can the Doctor and friends keep the people of Bilehurst Cragg safe from all the forces that are massing in the land?

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The Lazarus Experiment
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7.33
2634 votes

#15 - The Lazarus Experiment

Season 3 - Episode 6 - Aired 5/5/2007

London, 2008. After traveling in time, Martha Jones has returned home. However, before the Doctor can bid her farewell, he hears Professor Richard Lazarus announcing that he’ll “change what it means to be human.” What could this mean? And could it lead to something far more dangerous than a simple scientific failure?

Directors: Richard Clark
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The Halloween Apocalypse
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7.33
720 votes

#16 - The Halloween Apocalypse

Season 13 - Episode 1 - Aired 10/31/2021

On Halloween, all across the universe, terrifying forces are stirring. From the Arctic Circle to deep space, an ancient evil is breaking free. And in present-day Liverpool, the life of Dan Lewis is about to change forever. Why is the Doctor on the trail of the fearsome Karvanista? And what is the Flux?

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Nikola Tesla's Night of Terror
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7.34
984 votes

#17 - Nikola Tesla's Night of Terror

Season 12 - Episode 4 - Aired 1/19/2020

Inventor Nikola Tesla is at war with his rival Thomas Edison. However, there's an even greater threat in their midst.

Directors: Nida Manzoor
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The Curse of the Black Spot
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7.34
3975 votes

#18 - The Curse of the Black Spot

Season 6 - Episode 3 - Aired 5/7/2011

The TARDIS is marooned onboard a 17th-century pirate ship whose crew is being attacked by a mysterious and beautiful sea creature. Becalmed and beset by cabin fever, the pirates have numerous superstitious explanations for the Siren's appearance. The Doctor has other ideas but, as his theories are disproved and every plan of escape is thwarted, he must work to win the trust of the implacable Captain Avery and uncover the truth behind the pirates' supernatural fears – and he must work quickly, for some of his friends have already fallen under the Siren's spell...

Directors: Jeremy Webb
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World War Three (2)
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7.35
3116 votes

#19 - World War Three (2)

Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired 4/23/2005

With the Doctor, Rose, and MP Harriet Jones trapped inside Downing Street, the Slitheen make their move: Nuclear Warfare. If the human race is obliterated, the Earth can be sold on the Galactic Black Market for a very reasonable price. It's up to the Doctor to defeat the Slitheen before the entire population of the Earth is wiped out. But will he have to make the ultimate sacrifice: Rose Tyler...?

Directors: Keith Boak
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The Battle of Ranskoor Av Kolos
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7.35
1304 votes

#20 - The Battle of Ranskoor Av Kolos

Season 11 - Episode 10 - Aired 12/9/2018

On the planet of Ranskoor Av Kolos, lies the remains of a brutal battlefield. But as the Doctor, Graham, Yaz and Ryan answer nine separate distress calls, they discover the planet holds far more secrets. Who is the mysterious commander with no memory? What lies beyond the mists? Who or what are the Ux? The answers will lead the Doctor and her friends towards a deadly reckoning.

Directors: Jamie Childs
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War of the Sontarans
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7.37
608 votes

#21 - War of the Sontarans

Season 13 - Episode 2 - Aired 11/7/2021

During the Crimean War, the Doctor discovers the British army fighting a brutal alien army of Sontarans, as Yaz and Dan are thrown deeper into a battle for survival. What is the Temple of Atropos? Who are the Mouri?

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Robot of Sherwood
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7.39
2770 votes

#22 - Robot of Sherwood

Season 8 - Episode 3 - Aired 9/6/2014

In a sun-dappled Sherwood Forest, The Doctor discovers an evil plan from beyond the stars. But with the fate of Nottingham at stake (and possibly Derby), there's no time for the two adventurers to get into a fight about who is real and who isn't - which is probably why they do very little else!

Directors: Paul Murphy
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Night Terrors
star
7.42
3258 votes

#23 - Night Terrors

Season 6 - Episode 9 - Aired 9/3/2011

A little boy named George sends a distress signal to the Doctor when he discovers that monsters live in his bedroom cupboard.

Directors: Richard Clark
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Kerblam!
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7.43
1444 votes

#24 - Kerblam!

Season 11 - Episode 7 - Aired 11/18/2018

“Delivery for the Doctor!” A mysterious message arrives in a package addressed to the Doctor, leading her, Graham, Yaz and Ryan to investigate the warehouse moon orbiting Kandoka, and the home of the galaxy’s largest retailer: Kerblam!

Directors: Jennifer Perrott
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Aliens of London (1)
star
7.43
3286 votes

#25 - Aliens of London (1)

Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired 4/16/2005

The Doctor and Rose return to modern-day Earth, only to find it has been a year since Rose first set off, and everyone thought she was missing, presumed dead. Whilst there, a spaceship crashes into Big Ben and lands in the Thames. Soon, all is not as it seems with the residents of 10 Downing Street.

Directors: Keith Boak
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