The Doctor Who Universe

Doctor Who has been around for over 60 years and has one of the biggest fandoms behind it ranging in age so it’s not surprising that many spin-offs have been created based around the BBC TV show.

Doctor Who TV Spin-offs

Doctor Who Movies

There has yet to be an official Doctor Who Movie, although the 50th Anniversary and other episodes have been shown in Cinemas in the UK and around the world. Below are two unofficial Dalek spin-off movies.

Behind the Scenes and Documentaries

There have been many different documentaries shown on the BBC for Doctor Who, especially around anniversaries. When the new series started airing in 2005 a documentary series followed it – Doctor Who Confidential, however this ended after Series 6.

Animations, Games and Webcasts

Despite being of the air for most of the 1990s the BBC were still supportive of Doctor Who in other media. The BBC started releasing new official story books and experimenting with animated episodes on the newly formed BBC website.

When Doctor Who returned in 2005 the BBC continued to be experimental. in 2006 there were TARDISODES, mini prequels to each episode of series 2. More recently these have returned in for forms of mini episodes. New animations have also been created including Dreamland and downloadable games from the BBC website.

Video and Audio

BBV and Reeltime Pictures produced several unofficial stories straight to video including an Auton series and Downtime which featured the Yeti. In 1999 Big Finish got the license to produce official Doctor Who audio spin-offs including Doctors and Companions from the BBC TV Series. The Big Finish Audios are hugely popular. Originally just based around Classic Doctor Who, now they’re producing audio stories including Torchwood, River Song, the 10th Doctor and the War Doctor.

Comics and Books

There have been several different ranges of Doctor Who books. Some of the main ranges have been produced by Target Books (1970s+), Virgin Books (1990s) and BBC Books (1996+). There have been several Doctor Who annuals and some K9 and Dalek ones as well.

Childrens TV Shows

Doctor Who has always featured heavily on CBBC, in 2006 The Sarah Jane Adventures was commisioned aimed more at the younger viewers. Totally Doctor Who ran for two series looking behind the scenes. Blue Peter has always been very supportive of Doctor Who right from the 1960s.

Stage Shows and Events