Third Doctor

1970 - 1974
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Jon Pertwee

As part of his sentence from the Time Lords, the Doctor was forced to begin his exile on earth with a new face. The Third Doctor was confident, bold and brash, but with a soft paternal side, reserved for those he cared about. While exiled he became allied to the extraterrestrial taskforce UNIT and helped them combat living plastic Autons, Sea Devils and polluted giant green maggots, as well as fellow renegade Time Lord, The Master. Eventually he was allowed to travel again, and on one such trip received a fatal dose of radiation, prompting him to regenerate...

  • A straight line may be the shortest distance between two points, but it is by no means the most interesting.

  • A tear, Sarah Jane? No, don't cry. While there's life, there's...

  • Courage isn't just a matter of not being frightened, you know. It's being afraid and doing what you have to do anyway.

  • You know Jo, I sometimes think that military intelligence is a contradiction in terms.

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The Third Doctor returns with old friends in new Doctor Who comics

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The Third Doctor #1 comic

Axons and Shalka! Two new Doctor Who audio books for June

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Claws of Axos

Classic Doctor Who comes to Horror Channel

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British Doctor Who fans will be treated to classic adventures in space and time when Horror Channel begins screening adventures featuring the first seven Doctors from Easter 2014.

The first seven Doctors in an advert for Doctor Who comes to Horror Channel

Watch: The Doctor's 13 regenerations

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As we bid a fond farewell to Eleventh Doctor, Matt Smith, and the Doctor is granted a whole new cycle of regenerations by the Time Lords, we look back at the Doctor's first thirteen regenerations.

Peter Capaldi appears as the Twelfth Doctor in The Time of the Doctor