Worst & Best (Sylvester McCoy Seventh Doctor Who) Episodes/List

About the Series

Genre: British Sci-Fi Series
Series: 24-26 ( Sylvester McCoy )
Episodes: 12 stories ( 42 episodes )
First Transmission: 1987-1989
Channel: BBC

The Seventh Doctor is an incarnation of the Doctor (preceded by Colin Baker), the protagonist of the BBC science fiction television series Doctor Who.

Sylvester McCoy portrays the seventh such incarnation, a whimsical, thoughtful character who quickly becomes more layered and secretive, as the series progresses. His first companion is Melanie Bush, a computer programmer who travelled with his previous incarnation. She is soon succeeded by troubled teenager and explosives expert, Ace.

His first appearance is in the regeneration scene in the final episode of the story, The  Trial of a Time Lord (1986). 

Sylvester McCoy: The Doctor
Melanie Bush: Bonnie Langford
Ace: Sophie Aldred

Best Episode ( S25 Ep1-4 )

Remembrance of the Daleks – The Fourth Doctor and his assistants Sarah Jane Smith and Harry Sullivan are directed by the Time Lords to the planet Skaro at the time of the Daleks’ creation to prevent them from becoming the dominant race in the universe.
8 March 1975



Worst Episode ( S24 Ep1-4 )

Time and the Rani – The crew of an alien Minyan spaceship go on a hundred-thousand-year quest in search of a ship containing a genetic bank that would restore the Minyans’ species. The Tardis materialises on the Minyan ship.
7 January 1978



Full Episode Guide

Blue episodes rated above par.
Brown episodes rated below par.

Season Twenty Four

Time and the Rani (1987) –
The Rani hopes to achieve control of an approaching asteroid composed entirely of strange matter.
Paradise Towers (1987) –
The Doctor and Mel decide to visit Paradise Towers, a residential complex that promises a peaceful life to its residents.
Delta and the Bannermen (1987) –
Boarding a Nostalgia Tours bus, the Doctor and Mel go for a holiday and learn that their fellow passenger Delta is a Chimeron Queen, fleeing from the Bannermen who wish to make her species extinct.
Dragonfire (1987) –
Trouble is brewing on the space trading colony of Iceworld where the Doctor and Mel encounter their ally Sabalom Glitz – and a new friend who goes by “Ace”.

Season Twenty five

Remembrance of the Daleks (1988) –
What are the Doctor and the Daleks hunting for in the swinging sixties?
The Happiness Patrol (1988) –
On a planet where happiness is compulsory, the Kandyman makes sweets that kill.
Silver Nemesis (1988) –
The Cybermen, a sorceress and Nazis are all hunting for a statue in Windsor wildlife park.
The Greatest Show in the Galaxy (1988) –
The Doctor’s at the mercy of the Gods of Light Entertainment.

Season Twenty Six

Battlefield (1989) –
The Doctor and Ace receive a mysterious distress signal and land in the Earth village of Carbury, where a nuclear convoy has halted.
Ghost Light (1989) –
The Doctor brings Ace to Gabriel Chase, an old house that she once burnt down in her home town of Perivale.
The Curse of Fenric (1989) –
It’s 1943, and Fenric plans a last game of chess with a Time Lord.
Survival (1989) –
A visit to the suburbs lands the Doctor and Ace on a planet of killer cats.