'The Doctor' is a Time Lord, a race of time travelling aliens with 2 hearts and the ability to regenerate when they die. They use the TARDIS (Time And Relative Dimension In Space) in order to transport themselves and their companions through time & space.
The Doctor has been played by 13 different actors and in 2018, for the first time, The Doctor was played by a female actor, Jodie Whittaker. The show first aired in 1963 and over those six decades the character has been accompanied by countless 'companions', who help him on his quest to save the universe and in particular his favourite race, the humans of earth.
Since its inception the show has be famous for its fear factor, with children of every generation being scared and giddily hiding behind their sofa cushions. Some of the most famous villains include:
The show is now shot at the BBC's Roath Lock studio in Cardiff, which also plays host to other long running shows Pobol y Cwm & Casualty. The show has exported well with a cult like following developing with audiences in the USA, where the show broadcasts on BBC America.