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Published on November 9th, 2011 | by Meredith Burdett

Classic Doctor Who in Your Browser

Sometimes during a lunch break or when you’re just scrolling through the Internet, you get the need to look up a bit of Doctor Who. You may only want to watch it for five minutes; you may want to watch an entire story – it completely depends on your mood. For those of you wanting to find the best place to watch the adventures of our favourite Time Lord then look no further, it’s all right here.

The first stop is iPlayer, there’s always something Doctor Who related on it, be it the main show, Torchwood or The Sarah Jane Adventures. However, content comes and goes from the site and isn’t there for long so it can be a wee bit unreliable for regular viewing not forgetting the fact that they don’t seem to stream “classic” Who to accommodate all Doctor Who fans.

This is where Blinkbox comes in handy, storing a handful of classic adventures for you to stream at your leisure. Great stories are available at the click of a button including The Tomb of the Cybermen, The Talons of Weng-Chiang, State of Decay and The Caves of Androzani. The site is easy to navigate and provides a strong picture and audio output, perfect for a bit of a lunchtime Doctor Who fix! Head to www.blinkbox.com/TV/Series/343/Doctor-Who-The-Classic-Series to start watching today.

YouTube has chosen to provide users with a wider choice of stories, some which are essential and some that are…not as essential. Where you’ll find The Awakening and The Masque of Mandragora, you’ll also be able to watch The Twin Dilemma as well. For some reason there is only one episode of The Sensorites available but it gives the viewer enough of a taste of the Hartnell era to want more. You can subscribe to the Doctor Who service so that you will be informed when a new episode is uploaded. Head to this YouTube page to enjoy these classic episodes: www.youtube.com/show/drwho?s=18

These streaming sites are the perfect start for fans of the newer episodes of Doctor Who that may not have watched any of the series original episodes that ran between 1963 to 1989. All the sites that have been name checked in this article are nice and legal so you won’t have to worry about viruses or any dodgy stuff that comes with dodgy illegal websites.

Head out and discover the world of instant Doctor Who!

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What happens when an eight year old kid watches the 1993 repeat run of Planet of the Daleks? He pretty much ends up here writing about the show that grabbed hold of him and never let go!




3 Responses to Classic Doctor Who in Your Browser

  1. Marquis says:

    Too bad Americans can’t watch any of it.

  2. marc says:

    It’s a shame, Youtube used to have all six episodes of The Sensorites up, but they took them down for some reason. It’s the story that really got me into classic Doctor Who and the (in my opinion) excellent William Hartnell era.

    They should hurry up and release it on DVD, it’s a highlight of the first couple of years of the show.


  3. I think the BBC’s Classic Doctor Who youtube page needs to show more full shows rather than just the odd clip. Everyone else is showing clips and the BBC should go one better.

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