The Tenth Doctor

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The Tenth Doctor was played by Scottish actor David Tennant in three series as well as nine specials. As with previous incarnations of the Doctor, the character has also appeared in other Doctor Who multimedia.


The Tenth Doctor was a fascinating combination of bonhomie and loneliness. He felt the loss of Rose Tyler very keenly but approached all his adventures with a life-affirming gusto!

This incarnation’s companions include working class shop assistant Rose Tyler (Billie Piper), medical student Martha Jones (Freema Agyeman), and fiery temp worker Donna Noble (Catherine Tate). He eventually parts ways with them all by the end of the 2008 series finale, “Journey’s End”, after which he attempted to travel alone for the duration of the 2008–10 specials.

In November 2013, as part of Doctor Who’s 50th Anniversary celebrations, Tennant’s Doctor was voted “The UK’s favorite Doctor” in a survey held by the Radio Times magazine.