“Doctor Who is a British science fiction television programme produced by the BBC. The program me depicts the adventures of a Time Lord—a time travelling, humanoid alien know as the Doctor. He explores the universe in his ‘TARDIS’, a sentient time-travelling space ship. Its exterior appears as a blue British police box, a common sight in Britain in 1963, when the series first aired. Along with a succession of companions, the Doctor faces a variety of foes while working to save civilisations, help ordinary people, and right wrongs. The show is a significant part of British popular culture; and elsewhere it has become a cult television favourite. The show has influenced generations of British television professionals, many of whom grew up watching the series.
Eleven actors have headlined the series as the Doctor.
As a British series, the majority of its nominations and awards have been for national competitions such as the BAFTAs, with 25 wins overall including Best Drama Series (twice), Best Screenplay/Screenwriter (thrice) and Best Actor.”