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NETFLIX is an online provider established in the United States in August 1997; initially operating as a rental order service in which disks were sent through the mail, the company introduced streaming of programme content in 2007; by 2010, all their content was available only by streaming.

Netflix was also established in other countries and regions - Canada (from September 2010), Mexico, Caribbean and South America (September 2011), UK and Europe (during 2012), Japan (September 2015), Australia, New Zealand, and the rest of the world (during 2016) - each provider having its own catalogue of programmes due to clearances and rights issues.


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While the New Series is available on all of Netflix's international providers, a limited selection of the Classic series was initially found only on the US platform starting from 1 May 2013.

The selection of stories was very similar to that which had previously been available on Amazon Prime, however, no stories featuring the sixth Doctor (Colin Baker) were included.

18 stories, 75 episodes:

Netflix menu option for The Mind Robber part 4 (this was "episode 8" of the 75
F The Aztecs 4
UU The Mind Robber 5
AAA Spearhead from Space 4
RRR The Three Doctors 4
PPP Carnival of Monsters 4
TTT The Green Death 6
4C The Ark in Space 4
4G Pyramids of Mars 4
4V Horror of Fang Rock 4
5A The Ribos Operation 4
5B The Pirate Planet 4
5D The Androids of Tara 4
5E The Power of Kroll 4
5H City of Death 4
5N The Leisure Hive 4
5X The Visitation 4
6R The Caves of Androzani 4
7M The Curse of Fenric 4

Thanks to John Geoffrion for the list of US titles


A different selection of classic titles later became available on Netflix's other international services:


Six stories only, three of which were not on the US list:

Tomb of the Cybermen on Netflix Canada
MM The Tomb of the Cybermen 4
RRR The Three Doctors 4
4C The Ark in Space 4
4G Pyramids of Mars 4
4R The Robots of Death 4
5H City of Death 4


18 Dalek episodes, plus a 90-minute 'movie':

A 4-part Revelation of the Daleks was part of the 18 episode package available only on Netflix's UK site
4E Genesis of the Daleks 6
6P Resurrection of the Daleks 4
6Z Revelation of the Daleks 4
7H Remembrance of the Daleks 4
TVM TV Movie

At the end of January 2016, both Netflix US and Hulu Plus lost their rights to stream Doctor Who, and from 27 March 2016 until the launch of Britbox in early 2017, the series was only available in the US on Amazon Prime… (Subscribers to Netflix in the UK, Canada and other countries, however, were not affected by this, and retained access to Doctor Who after 1 February.)

However, despite no longer able to stream the series, Netflix retained the rights to sell Doctor Who on disk by mail order, and currently has over 40 titles (both Classic and New Series) still available to purchase.


The two Peter Cushing Dalek movies became available on the European Netflix feed in mid-2021. Both films were in widescreen, and broadcast in English, but with language subtitles available depending on country and region.

The first film was added to the catalogue by 27 July 2021, and the sequel by 24 August 2021.

Curiously, only the second film was available in Italy, while neither was on Netflix in France, Germany or Spain - possibly because they were not in a dubbed format, or because the exclusive streaming rights were already held by another provider in those countries: indeed, the two films are currently on Cine+ in France (a channel that is owned by StudioCanal, who hold the global rights to the films), while the first only is streaming in Spain on FilmIn.

Netflix Europe menu screen in Romania
Netflix Europe menu screen in Greece

The Dalek movies were available in the following (known) countries. Some of the Netflix home pages for each country display the films on the menu screens with translated or alternative titles, most of which are the same previously used when the films were shown at the cinema, on TV or in home media. [Some samples of these screens are illustrated here]:

  • Croatia: "Doktor Who i Daleci" / "Daleci na Zemlji 2150"
  • Czech Republic: "Pán Času a Dalekové" / "Pán Času: Invaze Daleků na Zemi Roku 2150"
  • Denmark
  • Finland: "Doctor Who ja Dalekit" / "Doctor Who ja Dalekien Invaasio"
  • Greece: "Ο Dr Who και οι Ντάλεκ" / "Εισβολείς από το Διάστημα: 2150 μ.Χ."
  • Hungary: "A Doktor és a Dalekok" / "Ki Vagy, Doki? Harc a Dalek Invázió Ellen"
  • Italy: "Daleks Il Futuro Fra un Milione di Anni" (the sequel only)
  • Netherlands
  • Norway
  • Portugal: "Dr Who e a Guerra dos Daleks" / "A Invasão da Terra"
  • Romania: "Dr Who și Dalecii" / "Dalecii Invadează Pământul 2150 AD"
  • Russia: "Доктор Кто и Далеки" / "Вторжение Далеков на Землю"
  • Sweden

Of note, both the Czech Republic and Hungary menus include the programme name by which the New Series is known - "Pán Času" (Time Lord) and "Ki Vagy, Doki?" (Who are you, Doctor?).

Other countries that also have Netflix Europe which might have access to the films - either directly or via the feed from a neighbouring country - include:

but these don’t appear to have their own menu pages.