The Seventh Doctor

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The Seventh Doctor was portrayed by Scottish actor Sylvester McCoy. The Seventh Doctor was an inquisitive explorer, reveling in adventure and investigations into the unknown. He might trick you into thinking he was a buffoon, playing the fool or muddling his words – but these traits belied a sharp intelligence and a shrewd judge of character.


The Seventh Doctor’s first companion was Melanie Bush (Bonnie Langford), a computer programmer who traveled with his previous incarnation, and who is soon succeeded by troubled teenager and explosives expert Ace (Sophie Aldred), who becomes his protégée.

The Seventh Doctor first appeared on TV in 1987. After the program was cancelled at the end of 1989, the Seventh Doctor’s adventures continued in novels until the late 1990s. The Seventh Doctor made an appearance at the start of the 1996 movie before the character was replaced by the Eighth Doctor.