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A script editor is responsible for editing, that is to say, modifying by removal, addition or rewriting, a script prior to its realisation. The role, sometimes credited as story editor, has evolved over the course of Doctor Who's history, beginning as a hugely influential position in close collaboration with a producer, but becoming a more subordinate one following the advent of showrunners and the presence of a larger script team.

During Matt Smith's tenure on the show, the role was sometimes omitted in crediting, often partially accounted for by similar roles such as assistant script editor and script executive.

The following is a list of script editors for Doctor Who and related programmes.

Doctor Who[]

Script editor Series Stories Doctors
David Whitaker Season 1 (1963-64)
Season 2 (1964)
An Unearthly Child
The Daleks
The Edge of Destruction
Marco Polo
The Keys of Marinus
The Aztecs
The Sensorites
The Reign of Terror
Planet of Giants
The Dalek Invasion of Earth
First Doctor
Dennis Spooner Season 2 (1965) The Rescue
The Romans
The Web Planet
The Crusade
The Space Museum
The Chase
First Doctor
Donald Tosh Season 2 (1965)
Season 3 (1965-66)
The Time Meddler
Galaxy 4
Mission to the Unknown
The Myth Makers
The Daleks' Master Plan
The Massacre
First Doctor
Gerry Davis Season 3 (1966)
Season 4 (1966-67)
The Ark
The Celestial Toymaker
The Gunfighters
The Savages
The War Machines
The Smugglers
The Tenth Planet
The Power of the Daleks
The Highlanders
The Underwater Menace
The Moonbase
The Macra Terror
The Faceless Ones
The Evil of the Daleks (partial; Parts 1 to 3)
First Doctor
Second Doctor
Peter Bryant Season 4 (1967)
Season 5 (1967-68)
The Evil of the Daleks (partial; Parts 4 to 7)
The Abominable Snowmen
The Ice Warriors
The Enemy of the World
Second Doctor
Victor Pemberton Season 5 (1967-68) The Tomb of the Cybermen Second Doctor
Derrick Sherwin Season 5 (1968)
Season 6 (1968-69)
The Web of Fear
Fury from the Deep
The Wheel in Space
The Dominators
The Mind Robber
The Space Pirates
Second Doctor
Terrance Dicks Season 6 (1968-69)
Season 7 (1970)
Season 8 (1971)
Season 9 (1972)
Season 10 (1972-73)
Season 11 (1973-74)
The Invasion
The Krotons
The Seeds of Death
The War Games
Spearhead from Space
Doctor Who and the Silurians
The Ambassadors of Death
Terror of the Autons
The Mind of Evil
The Claws of Axos
Colony in Space
The Dæmons
Day of the Daleks
The Curse of Peladon
The Sea Devils
The Mutants
The Time Monster
The Three Doctors
Carnival of Monsters
Frontier in Space
Planet of the Daleks
The Green Death
The Time Warrior
Invasion of the Dinosaurs
Death to the Daleks
The Monster of Peladon
Planet of the Spiders
Second Doctor
Third Doctor
Robert Holmes Season 12 (1974-75)
Season 13 (1975-76)
Season 14 (1976-77)
Season 15 (1977)
The Ark in Space
The Sontaran Experiment
Genesis of the Daleks
Revenge of the Cybermen
Terror of the Zygons
Planet of Evil
Pyramids of Mars
The Android Invasion
The Brain of Morbius
The Seeds of Doom
The Masque of Mandragora
The Hand of Fear
The Deadly Assassin
The Face of Evil
The Robots of Death
The Talons of Weng-Chiang
Horror of Fang Rock
The Invisible Enemy
Image of the Fendahl
Fourth Doctor
Anthony Read Season 15 (1977-78)
Season 16 (1978-79)
The Sun Makers
The Invasion of Time
The Ribos Operation
The Pirate Planet
The Stones of Blood
The Androids of Tara
The Power of Kroll
The Armageddon Factor
Fourth Doctor
Douglas Adams Season 17 (1979-80) Destiny of the Daleks
City of Death
The Creature from the Pit
Nightmare of Eden
The Horns of Nimon
Fourth Doctor
Christopher H. Bidmead Season 18 (1980-81) The Leisure Hive
Full Circle
State of Decay
Warriors' Gate
The Keeper of Traken
Fourth Doctor
Eric Saward Season 19 (1982)
Season 20 (1983)
Season 21 (1984)
Season 22 (1985)
Season 23 (1986)
Black Orchid
Arc of Infinity
Mawdryn Undead
The King's Demons
The Five Doctors
Warriors of the Deep
The Awakening
Resurrection of the Daleks
Planet of Fire
The Caves of Androzani
The Twin Dilemma
Attack of the Cybermen
Vengeance on Varos
The Mark of the Rani
The Two Doctors
Revelation of the Daleks
The Mysterious Planet
Terror of the Vervoids
The Ultimate Foe (partial; Part 1)
Fifth Doctor
Sixth Doctor
Antony Root Season 19 (1982) Four to Doomsday
The Visitation
Fifth Doctor
Andrew Cartmel Season 24 (1987)
Season 25 (1988-89)
Season 26 (1989)
Time and the Rani
Paradise Towers
Delta and the Bannermen
Remembrance of the Daleks
The Happiness Patrol
Silver Nemesis
The Greatest Show in the Galaxy
Ghost Light
The Curse of Fenric
Seventh Doctor
Elwen Rowlands Series 1 (2005) Rose
The End of the World
Aliens of London
World War Three
The Long Game
Father's Day
Boom Town
Ninth Doctor
Helen Raynor Series 1 (2005)
Series 2 (2005-06)
Series 3 (2007)
Series 4 (2008)
The Unquiet Dead
The Empty Child
The Doctor Dances
Bad Wolf
The Parting of the Ways
The Christmas Invasion
School Reunion
The Girl in the Fireplace
Rise of the Cybermen
The Age of Steel
Army of Ghosts
Silence in the Library
Forest of the Dead
Ninth Doctor
Tenth Doctor
Simon Winstone Series 2 (2006)
Series 3 (2006-07)
New Earth
Tooth and Claw
The Idiot's Lantern
The Impossible Planet
The Satan Pit
Love & Monsters
Fear Her
The Runaway Bride
Smith and Jones
The Shakespeare Code
The Lazarus Experiment
The Sound of Drums
Last of the Time Lords
Tenth Doctor
Lindsey Alford Series 3 (2007)
Series 4 (2008-09)
Series 5 (2010)
Daleks in Manhattan
Evolution of the Daleks
Human Nature
The Family of Blood
Partners in Crime
Planet of the Ood
The Doctor's Daughter
The Unicorn and the Wasp
The Stolen Earth
Journey's End
The Next Doctor
Planet of the Dead
The Eleventh Hour
The Time of Angels
Flesh and Stone
The Hungry Earth
Cold Blood
The Lodger
The Pandorica Opens
The Big Bang
Tenth Doctor
Eleventh Doctor
Brian Minchin Series 4 (2007-08)
Series 5 (2010)
Time Crash
Voyage of the Damned
The Fires of Pompeii
Turn Left
The Beast Below
Victory of the Daleks
The Vampires of Venice
Amy's Choice
Vincent and the Doctor (with Emma Freud)
Tenth Doctor
Eleventh Doctor
Nikki Smith Series 4 (2008) The Sontaran Stratagem
The Poison Sky
Tenth Doctor
Gary Russell Series 4 (2009-10) The Waters of Mars
The End of Time
Tenth Doctor
Emma Freud Series 5 (2010) Vincent and the Doctor (with Brian Minchin) Eleventh Doctor
Caroline Henry Series 6 (2011) The Impossible Astronaut
Day of the Moon
The Curse of the Black Spot
The Rebel Flesh
The Almost People
Let's Kill Hitler
The Girl Who Waited
The Wedding of River Song
Eleventh Doctor
John Phillips Series 7 (2013) The Name of the Doctor Eleventh Doctor
Richard Cookson 2013 specials (2013)
Series 8 (2014)
The Day of the Doctor
Robot of Sherwood
Time Heist
Eleventh Doctor
Twelfth Doctor
Derek Ritchie 2013 specials (2013)
Series 8 (2014)
The Time of the Doctor
Deep Breath
Into the Dalek
The Caretaker
Eleventh Doctor
Twelfth Doctor
David P Davis Series 8 (2014)
Series 9 (2015)
Robot of Sherwood
Time Heist
The Caretaker
Kill the Moon
Mummy on the Orient Express
In the Forest of the Night
Dark Water
Death in Heaven
Last Christmas
The Magician's Apprentice
The Witch's Familiar
The Zygon Invasion
The Zygon Inversion
Sleep No More
Face the Raven
The Husbands of River Song
Twelfth Doctor
Nick Lambon Series 9 (2015)
Series 10 (2016-17)
Under the Lake
Before the Flood
The Girl Who Died
The Woman Who Lived
Heaven Sent
Hell Bent
The Return of Doctor Mysterio
The Pilot
Thin Ice
Knock Knock
The Lie of the Land
Empress of Mars
The Eaters of Light
World Enough and Time
The Doctor Falls
Twice Upon a Time
Twelfth Doctor
Emma Genders Series 10 (2017) Extremis
The Pyramid at the End of the World
Twelfth Doctor
Nina Métivier Series 11 (2018) The Woman Who Fell to Earth
It Takes You Away
Thirteenth Doctor
Fiona McAllister Series 11 (2018-19)
Series 12 (2020-21)
The Ghost Monument
Arachnids in the UK
The Tsuranga Conundrum
Demons of the Punjab
The Witchfinders
The Battle of Ranskoor Av Kolos
Orphan 55
Nikola Tesla's Night of Terror
Fugitive of the Judoon
Can You Hear Me?
The Haunting of Villa Diodati
Ascension of the Cybermen
The Timeless Children
Revolution of the Daleks
Thirteenth Doctor


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The Sarah Jane Adventures[]


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