The new Dr Who Matt Smith is pictured with Karen Gillan for a 2010 visit to Sunderland. They were there for the screening of the new Dr Who episode at Sunderland University. Were you there as well?
But which of the doctors – and some of his associates or enemies – have you seen in the city in years gone by?
Here are 13 reminders of visits to Wearside by some of the stars of the show.
We are hoping these photos bring back great memories.
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Dr Who Tom Baker was the star attraction in a 1977 parade through Sunderland . Did you go and see him on parade with Santa?
If they do, get in touch and tell us more.
Another of the famous doctors was Sylvester McCoy and here he is at Dame Dorothy Primary School in May 1990. Are you in the picture with him?
The Mayor of Sunderland Coun Barry Curran and Mayoress Carol Curran join youngsters Chloe Maw, Emily Smith and Luke Richie as they enter Dr Who's Tardis in Barnes Park to step back in time to 1915. Remember this from five years ago?
There were some well-known feared characters stalking Sunderland's Winter Gardens at the Sci-fi Fair in 2012, and these youngsters got to meet them.
A "weeping angel" at the screening of the new Dr Who episode at Sunderland University. Remember this from 2010?
Sunderland primary school pupils are pictured enjoying the screening of the new Dr Who episode in 2010. Are you among them?
These youngsters were having a great time at the 2010 Dr Who screening.
Matt Smith with Karen Gillan pictured 10 years ago. Did you get to see them?
The crowds came out in their hundreds to see Tom Baker in 1977. Does this bring back happy memories?
Doctor Who and Santa Claus make their way to Joplings in John Street during the 1977 Santa parade. Did you get along?
Look at the size of the crowds to see Tom Baker in 1977.
One last reminder of Tom Baker's visit.
How many of the doctors have you seen? Do these photos bring back happy memories? Tell us more by emailing [email protected]