Doctor Who

TV Show • 1963  

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The adventures of a Time Lord—a time-travelling humanoid alien known as the Doctor—who explores the universe in his TARDIS, a sentient time-travelling space ship. Its exterior appears as a blue British police box, which was 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.
This tv show contains 18 potentially triggering events.
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Season
Episode
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Does the dog die?
217 supporters
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pedanther
S26
 E12
"Survival", part 1: There is a dog in one scene. It doesn't come to any harm.
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Unanswered Triggers
Are animals abused?
118 supporters
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Were animals harmed in the making?
75 supporters
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Is a child abused?
72 supporters
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Is there pedophilia?
69 supporters
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Is a minor sexualized?
64 supporters
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Are there incestuous relationships?
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58 supporters
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Is there excessive gore?
57 supporters
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Is an animal abandoned?
56 supporters
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Is there domestic violence?
55 supporters
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Is there bestiality?
53 supporters
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Abuse
Is someone stalked?
22 supporters
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3
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Yes
3
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1
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KrimSteinbelt
S20
 E3
Turlough by the Black Guardian from the serials Mawdryn Undead to the end of Enlightenment (S20, serials 3-5)
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Addiction
Yes
3
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Animal
Does a horse die?
57 supporters
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2
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1
Does an animal die?
(besides a dog, cat or horse)
102 supporters
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3
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pedanther
S26
 E9
"The Curse of Fenric", part 2: A cage of doves are used as test subjects for an airborne poison weapon.
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3
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7
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pedanther
S26
 E13
"Survival", part 2: Lots of animal bones, and in a couple of scenes large animal corpses partly eaten by scavengers. (The corpses are fairly visibly artificial props and not real corpses, if that makes a difference.)
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Does a cat die?
107 supporters
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3
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pedanther
S26
 E14
"Survival", part 3: A character's pet cat is killed. The death is not shown, but the body is shown afterward.
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Does a pet die?
93 supporters
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3
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pedanther
S26
 E14
"Survival", part 3: A character's pet cat is killed. The death is not shown, but the body is shown afterward.
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Are there spiders?
1 supporters
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6
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KrimSteinbelt
S11
 E5
A race of giant alien spiders appears in the serial Planet of the Spiders.
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Are there snakes?
11 supporters
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KrimSteinbelt
S19
 E2
The Mara, an alien that takes the form of a giant snake, appears in the serials Kinda and Snakedance.
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Are there bugs?
19 supporters
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4
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KrimSteinbelt
S12
 E2
There are many races of giant alien bugs featured throughout the show’s 26-season run. One such example is the Wirrn, a race of giant parasitic bugs that appear in The Ark in Space.
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Assault
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3
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3
Pantalones
The Fourth Doctor is during "The Deadly Assassin." The episode ends on it, creating a cliffhanger where the last image is him struggling underwater.
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Is someone restrained?
13 supporters
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x.kayy.x
A rape is heavily implied to occur in season 2's "The Time Meddler".
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Bodily Harm
Does someone struggle to breathe?
1 supporters
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pedanther
S26
 E10
"The Curse of Fenric", part 3: Not depicted, but dialogue describing people being trapped in a fire onboard a ship.
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Is there a hanging?
27 supporters
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3
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niskael
In the episode the highlanders
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Does someone break a bone?
16 supporters
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2
Is someone tortured?
59 supporters
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rat_with_a_crayon
Also the Third Doctor is implied to have been tortured in two episodes, "Inferno" and "Day of The Daleks", but it's not shown.
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Pantalones
Major spoilers, the Fourth Doctor falls from a great height and dies.
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x.kayy.x
There's no mutilation, per se, but a character is left temporarily blinded in season 15's "Horror of Fang Rock".
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Children
Does a kid die?
31 supporters
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3
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orangish
S19
 E6
In Earthshock, a main character that is heavily implied to be a child, dies.
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Death
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orangish
S19
 E6
Adric's death can be considered a sacrifice as he dies protecting the Earth.
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3
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Pantalones
The Doctor and the Master both regenerate multiple times, which occurs after a Time Lord is mortally wounded. One of the Doctor's companions dies in a massive spaceship crash.
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Does someone die?
11 supporters
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7
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pedanther
S26
 E11
"The Curse of Fenric", part 4: There are a lot of deaths on both sides of the conflict.
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Disability
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pedanther
S26
 E10
"The Curse of Fenric", part 3: A character who uses a wheelchair is portrayed by an able-bodied actor. At the end of the episode, he regains the use of his legs through supernatural means.
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Family
Is someone kidnapped?
5 supporters
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4
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0
Does a parent die?
11 supporters
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3
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3
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pedanther
S26
 E10
"The Curse of Fenric", part 3: A character receives news that her husband has died.
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Fear
Yes
6
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pedanther
S26
 E10
"The Curse of Fenric", part 3: At the end of the episode, a character is possessed by the spirit of Fenric.
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Are there ghosts?
5 supporters
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Are there clowns?
9 supporters
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Pantalones
The Fourth Doctor uncovers a clown in the Matrix in "The Deadly Assassin."
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pedanther
S26
 E13
"Survival", part 2: A sequence takes place beside a broad but fairly shallow lake.
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1
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orangish
There is nothing explicit shown, but the Third Doctor is shown showering.
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niskael
Yes in the episodes 'The Spearhead From Space' and 'Terror of the Autons.'
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Gross
Does someone vomit?
1 supporters
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2
Is there audio gore?
33 supporters
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2
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1
Large-scale Violence
Yes
0
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3
0
orangish
This show aired before 2001.
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Medical
Are needles/syringes used?
21 supporters
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3
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Is there a hospital scene?
11 supporters
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3
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Mental Health
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niskael
S20
 E5
In the story 'Enlightenment' the character Turlough tries to kill himself by jumping of a spaceship. He is unsuccessful and survives.
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Is there autism specific abuse?
32 supporters
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3
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Noxious
Yes
4
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pedanther
S26
 E10
"The Curse of Fenric", part 3: A few underwater shots.
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Is there shakey cam?
24 supporters
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1
Is there screaming?
8 supporters
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0
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niskael
The character 'Mel' especially.
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niskael
S7
 E19
Episode 1 of the story 'Inferno'. At 18 minutes in until 19:30 minutes. Very fast.
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Pregnancy
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pedanther
S26
 E8
"The Curse of Fenric", part 1: A character has a baby, who the main characters interact with.
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Prejudice
Does the black guy die first?
17 supporters
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niskael
Yes in The Talons Of Weng Chiang. And Tomb of the Cyberme.
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pedanther
S26
 E14
"Survival", part 3: No characters in this story are explicitly identified as LGBT, but there is romantic subtext between two female characters (which the writer has confirmed was intentional), and one of those characters dies.
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Are there n-words?
21 supporters
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5
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Maxheadroom87
The N-word is used once in the series during the second part (The Hall of Dolls) of the 1966 story The Celestial Toymaker. A character played by a white actor uses the word while reciting an early version of the "eeny, meeny, miny, moe" nursery rhyme.

Like many stories from the first six seasons this story no longer exists in full so (at the time of writing) you will not see it when watching the show on streaming services or DVDs. The official release of the audio from the story includes narration over the N-word so it is inaudible. Fan-made reconstructions of the missing episode usually deliberately distort and muffle the audio so it is similarly inaudible.
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Violence
Is there a nuclear explosion?
2 supporters
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Is there blood/gore?
37 supporters
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3
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0
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Pantalones
The Fourth Doctor episode "The Deadly Assassin" has more on-screen blood than any other Doctor Who episodes I've seen. Blood is shown dripping down the Doctor's leg when he's injured. Blood is also shown very clearly on his arm and shirt when he's shot.
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Does someone drown?
10 supporters
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3
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0
0
niskael
S26
In the story 'Battlefield.'
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4
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pedanther
S26
 E11
"The Curse of Fenric", part 4: A lot of shooting and a range of characters dying from gunshot wounds.
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