And The Winner Is…’The Radio Times’ Readers Vote On Their Favourite Doctor Who

by Oliver MacNamee

Every now and again the BBC like to have a public vote on everyone’s favourite Doctor from across the line-up of all thirteen Doctors to have inhabited the TARDIS. Well, in their most recent poll – compiled by UK TV guide The Radio Times –  it’s certainly comes out as representative of the more modern era of Doctor Who.  The top three includes more recent reiterations of everyone’s favourite Time Lord, as you’ll see below. Although, it was close with David Tennant just edging it to first place ahead of Jodie Whittaker. Interestingly, Tom Baker – the best of all the Doctors, in my book – came in fifth!

What’s interesting is how high Paul McGann’s Doctor came, given his very, very limited role in the part. But then, we must remember, many of these Doctors live on in audio dramas and so remain in fans’ minds. Pity there was no War Doctor (played by the late, great John Hurt) included, though. That would have been an interesting inclusion.

Here’s the full list and votes and the percentage of those votes each Doctor received from those who voted.

  1. David Tennant 10518 / 21%
  2. Jodie Whittaker 10423 / 21%
  3. Peter Capaldi 8897 / 18%
  4. Matt Smith 7637 / 16%
  5. Tom Baker 3977 / 8%
  6. William Hartnell 1983 / 4%
  7. Paul McGann 1427 / 3%
  8. Christopher Eccleston 1144 / 2%
  9. Jon Pertwee 1038 / 2%
  10. Patrick Troughton 915 / 2%
  11. Sylvester McCoy 462 / 1%
  12. Colin Baker 359 / 1%
  13. Peter Davison 351 / 1%

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