The Daleks were based on the Nazis
The show employed the BBC’s first ever female producer "Verity Lambert" as its head of drama.
The regeneration effect, used for when one Doctor changes into the next one, was created at the end of the first series by accident! A faulty mixing desk allowed the image of The First Doctor to be overexposed almost to white so that The Second Doctor could be put in his place before the effect faded again. The Doctor’s regeneration was introduced to overcome the First Doctor’s ailing health The Doctor’s regeneration was based on a bad acid trip
Tapes of the early episodes were codenamed Torchwood - an anagram of Doctor Who - to protect them from being stolen
Ryan Gosling cast Matt Smith in his directorial debut because of a single Who speech
Doctor Who has changed the English language
The Twelfth Doctor was a teenage superfan
The original TARDIS key was designed by Jon Pertwee
The Doctor once advertised computers
Time Lords need to eat too
Daleks are collectors’ items
Michael Jackson almost played the Doctor
The daughter of the fifth doctor starred as the 10th doctor’s daughter – and then married him
The sound of the Tardis was created on the cheap, with a bunch of keys
Priests are Whovians too
The BBC fought the law for the right to make Tardis cookie jars
Matt Smith is the youngest Doctor ever
Not everybody loves the Sonic Screwdriver
Doctor Who really is a doctor In 1967 serial The Moonbase, the Doctor spent some time in a sick bay. Upon being asked by his companion, ‘Listen, are you really a medical doctor?’ he replied, ‘Yes, I think I was once, Polly. I think I took a degree once in Glasgow. 1888 I think’.
103 episodes of the series are lost
Doctor Who began as a children’s educational show
Bill Nighy and Benedict Cumberbatch both turned down the role of The Doctor
The creator of Doctor Who wanted a female Doctor
The Whomobile was added at the request of the Third Doctor
The Fourth Doctor’s iconic scarf was created by accident When costume designer provided more than enough wool for the bohemian-style scarf required for the Fourth Doctor, the knitter, misunderstood his instructions and knitted all the wool. Baker liked the overly-long scarf, and went on to wear it for the show anyway.
The cliche ‘hiding behind the sofa’ was popularized by Doctor Who
Deep Roy is the only Doctor Who actor to also appear in both Star Trek and Star Wars
Sylvester McCoy played both the Sixth and Seventh Doctors in his first scene
"Bow ties are cool" - that's what Matt Smith said in his first appearance as the Doctor. Bow tie sales shot up by 94% within a month at one high street store!
Even after so many years,The Doctor's real name remains a complete mystery
The character of the Doctor was partly inspired by Sherlock Holmes
Asteroid 3325, a main belt asteroid discovered in 1984, is named TARDIS after the Doctor's time/space machine.
Doctor Who is listed in the Guinness World Records as the "longest running science fiction television show in the world"
Many early episodes of Doctor Who were recorded in just one single take, so if the actors fluffed their lines, the others had to cover for them
The Doctor and his companions have fought and encountered around 400 unique monsters/aliens/villains throughout the series, including The Daleks, The Cybermen, Weeping Angels and Ood
Doctor Who Is 'Banned' in China
Doctor Who Could Have Ended After David Tennant’s Departure
K-9 Was Originally Named FIDO
The Cybermen Have Received Substantial Costume Changes, And Three Versions Of Them Exist Today
It’s Son-TAR-an, Not Son-tar-an
20 Actors Have Starred As 18 Doctors
The TARDIS looks like an old fashioned police lock-up box because its cloaking device, the chameleon circuit, malfunctioned after his first visit to 1963 London.