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The 100 greatest TV shows to watch now (2016)

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Doctor Who (Modern)

BRITISH SCI-FI DRAMA

Amazon, Netflix; 8 series

Doctor Who is a world-beating success story these days, but back in 2005, Russell T Davies's plans to revive an old sci-fi series were risky. Would it connect with audiences after such a long absence? And could it be successfully updated for the modern day? As it turned out it would excel on both counts, inspiring new generations of fans to follow the adventures of a face-changing alien flying through the universe in a blue box and become the international smash it is now. Recommended episodes include Rose and The Eleventh Hour.

A NEW WHO • Billie Piper and David Tennant brought Doctor Who to a new generation


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Doctor Who (classic series)

BRITISH SCI-FI DRAMA

BBC Store, Netflix; 26 series

The internet is better than any Tardis. Not only is your smartphone much, much bigger on the inside, it lets you travel back to the very beginning of the Time Lord. The BBC has come a long way from the organisation that once wiped old episodes of Doctor Who to reuse the tapes. Now "classic Who" (as the pre-relaunch years between 1965 and 1996 are known) is one of the jewels in the recently launched BBC Store's crown. Start at the very beginning with An Unearthly Child — other vintage episodes include Genesis of the Daleks and The Caves of Androzani.


WHO'S YOU FAVOURITE? Jon Pertwee, the third Doctor

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