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This is the main page on this wiki for the discussion of discontinuity in Doctor Who television stories. Feel free to use this list to create pages that discuss in detail all the continuity errors that you've found — or think you've found — in your favourite episodes of Doctor Who.

The notion of removing discontinuity sections from mainspace article pages was deemed approved by community consensus at Forum:Discontinuity revisited. Therefore, please do not attempt to add discussion of narrative discontinuity on the episode pages themselves.

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First Doctor - William Hartnell Edit

Season One - 1963-64Edit

Season Two - 1964-65Edit

Season Three - 1965-66Edit

Season Four - 1966 Edit

Second Doctor - Patrick Troughton Edit

Season Four - 1966-67 (continued)Edit

Season Five - 1967-68Edit

Season Six - 1968-69Edit

Third Doctor - Jon Pertwee Edit

Season Seven - 1970Edit

Season Eight - 1971Edit

Season Nine - 1972Edit

Season Ten - 1972-73Edit

Season Eleven - 1973-74Edit

Fourth Doctor - Tom Baker Edit

Season Twelve - 1974-75Edit

Season Thirteen - 1975-76Edit

Season Fourteen - 1976-77Edit

Season Fifteen - 1977-78Edit

Season Sixteen - 1978-79 Edit

Season Seventeen - 1979-80Edit

Season Eighteen - 1980-81Edit

Fifth Doctor - Peter Davison Edit

Season Nineteen - 1982Edit

Season Twenty - 1983Edit

Season Twenty-One - 1984Edit

Sixth Doctor - Colin Baker Edit

Season Twenty-One (continued) - 1984Edit

Season Twenty-Two - 1985Edit

Format changes to 45-minute episodes

Season Twenty-Three - 1986Edit

25-minute episodes resume.

Seventh Doctor - Sylvester McCoy Edit

Season Twenty-Four - 1987Edit

Season Twenty-Five - 1988-89Edit

Season Twenty-Six - 1989Edit

Eighth Doctor - Paul McGann Edit

Television Movie - 1996Edit

  • Doctor Who, a.k.a. "Enemy Within", "The TV Movie" or "The Movie"

Ninth Doctor - Christopher Eccleston Edit

Series 1 - 2005Edit

Tenth Doctor - David Tennant Edit

Children in Need Special - 2005Edit

Christmas Special - 2005Edit

Interactive Christmas Special - 2005Edit

Series 2 - 2006Edit

Christmas Special - 2006Edit

Series 3 - 2007Edit

Animated Mini-Series - 2007Edit

Produced as part of the behind-the-scenes series, Totally Doctor Who.

Children in Need Special - 2007Edit

Christmas Special - 2007Edit

Series 4 2008Edit

Proms Special 2008Edit

Christmas Special 2008Edit

2009 specialsEdit

Animated Mini-Series - 2009Edit

Eleventh Doctor - Matt SmithEdit

Series 5 - 2010Edit

Christmas Special 2010Edit

Series 6 - 2011Edit

Christmas Special 2011Edit

Series 7 - 2012Edit

Christmas Special 2012Edit

Series 7 - 2013Edit

50th Anniversary Special Edit

Christmas Special 2013 Edit

Twelfth Doctor - Peter Capaldi Edit

Series 8 - 2014Edit

Christmas Special - 2014Edit

Series 9 - 2015Edit

Christmas Special - 2015Edit

Christmas Special - 2016Edit

Series 10 - 2017Edit

Christmas Special - 2017Edit

Thirteenth Doctor - Jodie Whittaker Edit

Series 11 - 2018-19Edit

New Year Special - 2019Edit

Series 12 - 2020Edit



"They may not be in the Whoniverse, but anything for sport, innit?"

The following episodes are generally considered wholly discontinuous with the main series, and so therefore can't have "continuity errors" as such. Another way of looking at it is that they are continuity errors. Nevertheless, as this is a forum, they're included more or less for pure sport.

Pilot EpisodeEdit

Jim'll Fix It Mini-Episode - 1985Edit

Search Out Science Mini-Episode - 1990Edit

Children in Need Special - 1993Edit

Comic Relief/Red Nose Day Special - 1999Edit

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