+ 0 Votes Best to start with the new series.. CayenneUK 1 year ago I have been a Doctor Who fan since it started in 1963. Personally I still don't think William Hartnell (Doctor #1) can be beaten as he set the mould. But for newcomers, I would recommend starting with the new series that started in 2005(ish) with Chris Ecclestone. My favourite ep would be "Dalek", followed just behind by "Fathers Day". But starting with the opening ep "Rose" is as good a starting point as any. Of the classic series, I would recommend the Tom Baker stories - especially the ones made when Douglas Adams was script editor. In case you are a hard sci-fi fan, be aware that this is more sci-fantasy! It doesn't always make sense, but is a great romp!