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Since its beginning in 1963, Doctor Who has spawned a number of spin-offs that do not feature the Doctor as the main character. These can be separated into two distinct categories: productions officially licensed by the BBC, and other productions that contain a monster or element of Doctor Who licensed from the original holder without BBC involvement.

Officially licensed by the BBC Edit

Television Edit

K9 and Company Edit

Main article: K9 and Company

Torchwood Edit

Main article: Torchwood (TV series)

The Sarah Jane Adventures Edit

Main article: The Sarah Jane Adventures

Class Edit

Main article: Class (TV series)

Prose Edit

Souvenir Press Ltd Edit

World Distributors Ltd Edit

Target Books Edit

BBC Books Edit

Panini Comics Edit

Audio Edit

Big Finish Edit

Main article: Big Finish Doctor Who audio spin-offs

Comics Edit

Marvel UK Edit

Main article: DWM backup comic stories

Other Doctor Who spin-offs Edit

Beginning in 1987 with the release of Wartime by Reeltime Pictures, a number of professionally produced spin-off films and audio dramas have been produced. As noted above, these differ from BBC and Big Finish productions in that they usually only feature characters or monsters not owned by the BBC, but rather licensed from their creators. Some spin-offs are original works using original character strongly suggested by characters in Doctor Who (such as The Stranger). In many cases, original cast members from Doctor Who reprised their TV roles for these films and several involved behind-the-scenes veterans of the series (for example, Christopher Barry, who co-directed the very first Daleks story in 1963-64, directed Downtime).

A number of writers and actors involved in these productions later went on to work with fully licensed Doctor Who spinoffs such as the Big Finish Productions audio dramas, and even on the revived Doctor Who series itself when it returned to TV in 2005 (most notably Nicholas Briggs and Mark Gatiss). By way of comparison, these spin-off productions, often classified as fan films, are in spirit similar to the professionally made fan films based upon the Star Trek franchise that began to emerge in the early 2000s when the rights holders for Star Trek relaxed their restrictions; unlike the Doctor Who-related productions, however, no restrictions on character use have been imposed.

Video Edit

Reeltime Pictures Edit

BBV Productions Edit

Metal Mutt Productions Edit

Audio Edit

BBV Productions Edit

Magic Bullet Productions Edit

BBC Radio 4 Edit

Bafflegab Productions Edit

Prose Edit

Sparrow Books Edit

Virgin Books Edit

Mad Norwegian Press Edit

Random Static Edit

Telos Publishing Edit

Big Finish Productions Edit

Obverse Books Edit

Thebes Publishing Edit

Candy Jar Books Edit

Arcbeatle Press Edit

Snowbooks Ltd Edit

Comics Edit

TV Century 21 Edit

Marvel UK Edit

Image Comics Edit

Graveyard Shift Comics Edit

Comeuppance Comics Edit

Lucky Comics Edit

Non-fiction spin-offs Edit

BBC Edit

Since the revival of the Doctor Who franchise in 2005, several ongoing non-fiction series have been commissioned to supplement the main programmes. All feature behind-the-scenes documentary coverage of production, with the exception of Totally Doctor Who, which also featured an animated serial, The Infinite Quest.

Reeltime Pictures Edit

Mad Norwegian Press Edit

Obverse Books Edit

Other Edit

Devious Edit

Devious is an incomplete privately made fan film notable for featuring Jon Pertwee as the Third Doctor in his final known performance in the role. Audio of Pertwee was reused by Big Finish Productions for the audio drama Zagreus. In 2009, a 12-minute excerpt from the production, featuring the extant footage of Pertwee, was released by BBC Video with the DVD release of The War Games. Notwithstanding a few Reeltime-produced comedy skits included in previous DVD sets, this makes Devious to date the only fan/unofficial spin-off to actually be released by the BBC. It is not, however, by far, the only unlicensed spin-off project to have featured a DWU actor returning to their original part in an unauthorised context.

Non-DWU spin-offs Edit

Some series feature characters and/or elements that originated in a Doctor Who universe story but do not pass this wiki's four little rules and as such are not considered valid; in some cases, their connection to Doctor Who is even so tenuous that they are not even covered on the Wiki at all.

Epic Comics Edit

BBV Edit

Obverse Books Edit

  • The Periodic Adventures of Señor 105 (prose; featuring Señor 105)

Radio Static Edit

Big Finish Edit

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