Publisher(s)BBC Software
Designer(s)Graham Williams
SeriesDoctor Who
Platform(s)BBC Micro
Genre(s)Text adventure

Doctor Who and the Warlord is a computer game based on the long-running British science fiction television series Doctor Who, released for the BBC Micro[1] in 1985. It was promoted as part of the BBC Computer Literacy Project, with one such instance being after a 1985 screening of the 1966 film Daleks – Invasion Earth: 2150 A.D..[2]


It is a text-based adventure featuring an unspecified Doctor (possibly Sixth, as this was at the time). The game loaded in two parts, with a password and information from the first half needed to successfully continue into the second part. Each part was recorded on one side of the cassette. There were over 250 locations in each.[3]


Former series producer Graham Williams was one of the designers of the game.[4] A ZX Spectrum version was planned but never released.[3]


  1. ^ "Micro Fun With BBC TV's Doctor Who! - feature".
  2. ^ Announcement after Daleks – Invasion Earth: 2150 A.D.. BBC One. BBC. May 1985. Event occurs at 0:54 (in linked video). Retrieved 24 April 2023. There's a challenging adventure game for use with the BBC Microcomputer called Doctor Who and the Warlord, with over 250 locations in each part, and a useful save and retrieve facility to enable you to save and load your last positions. And the cassette costs £7.95.
  3. ^ a b "The CURSE of WHO: WHY has there never been a decent videogame with the Doctor?".
  4. ^ A Timey Wimey History of Doctor Who Games | Den of Geek