It's a day many Whovians believed would never come. Fifteen years after departing the role, Christopher Eccleston, The Ninth Doctor, is returning to the world of Doctor Who. Following in the footsteps of many other past Doctors, the actor is gearing up to reprise his role as The Ninth Doctor in a series of twelve audio dramas for Big Finish Productions.
Although Eccleston starred in just thirteen episodes of Doctor Who, he forever claimed his place in Who history by bringing the character back to life after a sixteen-year hiatus, as the first actor to play The Doctor in the 2005 revival. His relationship with the franchise since his departure has been complicated. While he enjoys meeting fans at conventions, Eccleston has shown no interest in returning to the role- until now, of course.
In honour of Eccleston's return to Doctor Who, and the fifteenth anniversary of the series revival, it seems a good time to look back on his past with the series. So, we've compiled a list of the five best Ninth Doctor episodes.