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iTUNES is a media player and online library, launched in 2001 by Apple. The platform enabled customers to either buy or rent music and TV programmes. iTunes USA , iTunes UK and the other international iTunes stores all offer a different catalogue of programmes.


DOCTOR WHO ON iTUNES

From July 2008, iTunes USA had the first three seasons of the new series available; this was the first time that Doctor Who could be purchased as a download.


By August 2008 a very small selection of digital copies of Classic serials was also made available via the iTunes Store US, many of which had not yet been released on DVD. Only the second, third, fourth and sixth Doctors were represented. Each story cost $7.96, or individual episodes could be purchased for $1.99.

The 14 stories were:

Classic series on iTunes USA in 2008
WW The Krotons 4
AAA Spearhead from Space 4
EEE Terror of the Autons 4
GGG The Claws of Axos 4
OOO The Time Monster 6
RRR The Three Doctors 4
PPP Carnival of Monsters 4
TTT The Green Death 6
UUU The Time Warrior 4
ZZZ Planet of the Spiders 6
4C The Ark in Space 4
4N The Hand of Fear 4
4W The Sun Makers 4
6X The Mark of the Rani 2


By March 2009, iTunes UK released a small selection of Classic episodes, but only Pertwee and Tom Baker; the core list was mostly an exact duplication of the choice offered by iTunes USA above, but with several additional titles.

We don't have a full list of what was available, but these were some of the titles:

AAA Spearhead from Space 4
EEE Terror of the Autons 4
GGG The Claws of Axos 4
NNN The Mutants 6
OOO The Time Monster 6
RRR The Three Doctors 4
PPP Carnival of Monsters 4
TTT The Green Death 6
UUU The Time Warrior 4
ZZZ Planet of the Spiders 6
4C The Ark in Space 4
4B The Sontaran Experiment 2
4G Pyramids of Mars 4
4N The Hand of Fear 4
4P The Deadly Assassin 4
4S The Talons of Weng-Chiang 6
4T The Invisible Enemy 4
4W The Sun Makers 4
5G The Creature from the Pit 4
5K Nightmare of Eden 4
5N The Leisure Hive 4


On 11 October 2013 iTunes was the only official platform from which the newly-recovered second Doctor serials The Enemy of the World and The Web of Fear were available to purchase (the missing third episode of the Yeti story was supplied as a tele-snap slide show).



Enemy of the World on iTunes



Web of Fear on iTunes


By 2014, iTunes had most if not ALL the Classic serials available to rent or own on both the US and UK platforms.

Also added to the list were the DVD editions of The Underwater Menace (with tele-snaps) (from 27 October 2015) and The Power of the Daleks (animated) (from November 2016). Then from 24 November 2017, the newly-animated release of Shada could also be downloaded.


Classic stories were indexed under three categories:

iTunes Main Menu

It's not known exactly how many stories have been available on the site over the years, as some have presumably been removed when the rights expired. The current list (as at September 2019) has the following 47 stories, including ones with animation or tele-snaps (marked #):

The Two Doctors on iTunes
The Enemy of the World and The Web of Fear - iTunes exclusives (11 October 2013)
Shada on iTunes; The Sun, 24 November 2017
F The Aztecs 4
EE The Power of the Daleks 6 #
GG The Underwater Menace 4 #
PP The Enemy of the World 6
QQ The Web of Fear 6 #
WW The Krotons 4
AAA Spearhead from Space 4
EEE Terror of the Autons 4
GGG The Claws of Axos 4
NNN The Mutants 6
OOO The Time Monster 6
RRR The Three Doctors 4
PPP Carnival of Monsters 4
TTT The Green Death 6
UUU The Time Warrior 4
ZZZ Planet of the Spiders 6
4C The Ark in Space 4
4B The Sontaran Experiment 2
4G Pyramids of Mars 4
4N The Hand of Fear 4
4P The Deadly Assassin 4
4S The Talons of Weng-Chiang 6
4T The Invisible Enemy 4
4W The Sun Makers 4
4Y Underworld 4
5A The Ribos Operation 4
5B The Pirate Planet 4
5D The Androids of Tara 4
5E The Power of Kroll 4
5F The Armageddon Factor 6
5G The Creature from the Pit 4
5K Nightmare of Eden 4
5L Shada 6 #
5N The Leisure Hive 4
5Z Castrovalva 4
5Y Kinda 4
6C Time-Flight 4
6E Arc of Infinity 4
6D Snakedance 4
6L Warriors of the Deep 4
6N Frontios 4
6Q Planet of Fire 4
6R The Caves of Androzani 4
6X The Mark of the Rani 2
6W The Two Doctors 3
7D Time and the Rani 4
7Q Ghost Light 3


"The Best of …"

Best of William Hartnell on iTunes
Best of Patrick Troughton on iTunes

There is also a second menu of stories called The Best of… (although it's debatable that the selection given for the sixth Doctor was suitable for this title!), which was a set package of three or four stories per Doctor, some of which were not available to purchase as individual stories (per the list above). The second Doctor set included The Ice Warriors, with the two animated episodes from the DVD:

A An Unearthly Child 4
F The Aztecs 4
K The Dalek Invasion of Earth 6
MM The Tomb of the Cybermen 4
OO The Ice Warriors 6 #
WW The Krotons 4
XX The Seeds of Death 6
AAA Spearhead from Space 4
RRR The Three Doctors 4
TTT The Green Death 6
ZZZ Planet of the Spiders 6
4E Genesis of the Daleks 6
4N The Hand of Fear 4
4P The Deadly Assassin 4
4S The Talons of Weng-Chiang 6
5Z Castrovalva 4
5X The Visitation 4
6B Earthshock 4
6R The Caves of Androzani 4
6S The Twin Dilemma 4
6V Vengeance on Varos 2
6Y Timelash 2
7D Time and the Rani 4
7H Remembrance of the Daleks 4
7L The Happiness Patrol 3
7K Silver Nemesis 3


Doctor Who Samplers

Peter Davison Sampler on iTunes

The third selection of serials was the Doctor Who Sampler, which had one or two full serials per Doctor plus the relevant edition of The Doctors Revisited documentary:

A An Unearthly Child 4
MM The Tomb of the Cybermen 4
UU The Mind Robber 5
BBB Doctor Who and the Silurians 7
4A Robot 4
5V Logopolis 4
6B Earthshock 4
7A-7C The Trial of a Time Lord 14
7P Survival 3

The same nine Sampler serials were also available on Vudu.