11 Doctors. 50 years. 23rd November 2013.
  Jon Pertwee
The Third Doctor (1970-1974)

In 1970 another shining chapter of Doctor Who's ongoing legacy began. Not only did audiences meet a brand new Doctor, this time in the form of Jon Pertwee, but the series was broadcast in colour for the very first time - time and space had never looked so good! With an increased knack for technology and gadgets, it was third time lucky as this suave and charismatic Doctor marched onto the scene in all his karate chopping glory...

Celebrating the Third Doctor Celebrating the Third Doctor
Throughout March we'll be celebrating the Third Doctor, as played by Jon Pertwee from 1970 to 1974.
Celebrating the Third Doctor »
A Brief History A Brief History
Take a trip in the TARDIS to learn more about the show's origins in our (brief) history of time and space.
A Brief History »
Celebrating Caroline John Celebrating Caroline John
The actress who played the Third Doctor's companion Liz Shaw passed away on 5th June 2012.
Celebrating Caroline John »
Introducing Jo Grant Introducing Jo Grant
The Doctor was initially reluctant to let this junior civilian operative onboard the TARDIS - but Jo had other ideas.
Introducing Jo Grant »
Remembering Sarah Jane Remembering Sarah Jane
Relive the moment Sarah Jane Smith first entered the Doctor's life and their indivisible friendship began.
Remembering Sarah Jane »
When dinosaurs attack... When dinosaurs attack...
A celebration of the classic 1974 serial in which the Doctor and Sarah Jane faced the Invasion of the Dinosaurs.
When dinosaurs attack »
Spearhead from Space... in HD! Spearhead from Space... in HD!
The Third Doctor's debut adventure is coming to Blu-ray this summer with digitally remastered picture and sound quality.
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Richard Franklin Richard Franklin
"Who wouldn't want to be an heroic lover-boy?"
We chat to Richard Franklin about his memories of playing swaggering ladies-man Captain Mike Yates.
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Marcus Sedgwick Marcus Sedgwick
"I wanted to bring Jon Pertwee’s Doctor back to life for a short time..."
The author gives us an exclusive insight into his new Third Doctor e-book, The Spears of Destiny, out this month.
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The Mind of Evil BFI Q&A The Mind of Evil BFI Q&A
Katy Manning, John Levene, Richard Franklin, Tim Combe and Terrance Dicks at the BFI.
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Don't miss...
The First Doctor at the BFI! The Third Doctor at the BFI!
The BFI are celebrating the Third Doctor's era with a special screening of a classic adventure this March.
BFI screening details »
Royal Mail Doctor Who Stamps Royal Mail Doctor Who Stamps
The Royal Mail are commemorating the 50th anniversary with the launch of their collectible Doctor Who stamps.
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The Spears of Destiny The Spears of Destiny
The Third Doctor and Jo Grant track down the magical spear of Odin in an exclusive e-short by Marcus Sedgwick.
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Vengeance of the Stones Vengeance of the Stones
Two RAF fighter jets are on a training flight when one of them is plucked from the air and promptly disappears.
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The Third Doctor Revisited The Third Doctor Revisited
Jon Pertwee's era in the TARDIS is revisited in a brand new special on BBC America this March.
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The Light at the End The Light at the End
November 23rd 1963 proves to be a significant day in the lives of all eight Doctors in this new Big Finish multi-Doctor adventure commemorating the 50th anniversary.
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Regenerations Through Time Regenerations Through Time
The Doctor's regenerations are brought together in this new collector's edition DVD boxset, released June 2013.
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