Top 25 historical episodes of ‘Doctor Who’ revealed – as voted by fans!

Doctor Who has taken us on adventures through history for nearly six decades now.

With the new season of the long-running British time travel drama series currently filming in Wales, we asked you to let us know which of the show’s many historical episodes you love the most.

Thousands of fans voted in our poll, and we can now reveal the 25 most popular Doctor Who stories set in the past.

Can you guess which episode is in the top spot?


25. A monster is under the frozen Thames in 1814 in ‘Thin Ice’


24. A witch trial and King James I in 17th-century Lancashire in ‘The Witchfinders’


23. Mary Shelley and friends have a scare at Lake Geneva in 1816 in ‘The Haunting of Villa Diodati’


22. Vampires vs Venice in 1580 in ‘The Vampires of Venice’


21. The Doctor has a Western adventure in ‘A Town Called Mercy’


20. Cybermen take on Victorian era London in ‘The Next Doctor’


19. Yaz explores her family history in India on the eve of Partition in 1947 in ‘Demons of the Punjab’


18. The Doctor meets Robin Hood in ‘Robot of Sherwood’


17. Killer snowmen terrorise London at Christmas, 1892 in ‘The Snowmen’


16. Christmas in 1938 England in ‘The Doctor, the Widow and the Wardrobe’


15. Winston Churchill vs the Daleks in ‘Victory of the Daleks’


14. The Daleks take on New York City in 1930 in ‘Daleks in Manhattan’ and ‘Evolution of the Daleks’


13. Charles Dickens vs ghosts in ‘The Unquiet Dead’


12. The TARDIS crash lands in 1938 Berlin in ‘Let’s Kill Hitler’


11. Queen Victoria vs a werewolf in ‘Tooth and Claw’


10. Shakespeare vs witches in ‘The Shakespeare Code’


9. The Doctor accidentally marries Elizabeth I in ‘The Day of the Doctor’


8. Mount Vesuvius erupts in ‘The Fires of Pompeii’


7. Agatha Christie vs a giant alien wasp in ‘The Unicorn and the Wasp’


6. The Weeping Angels stalk 1930s New York in ‘The Angels Take Manhattan’


5. The Doctor and her friends meet Rosa Parks in Alabama, 1955 in ‘Rosa’


4. Scarecrow monsters vs a 1930s boarding school in ‘Human Nature’ and The Family of Blood’


3. Gas mask monsters during World War 2 in ‘The Empty Child’ and ‘The Doctor Dances’


2. Madame de Pompadour vs clockwork robots in ‘The Girl in the Fireplace’


1. The Doctor meets Van Gogh in ‘Vincent and the Doctor’


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