Doctor Who 50th anniversary - In pictures: Doctor Who villains

From the Daleks to the Weeping Angels, take a look at the scariest and silliest foes the Doctor has battled against

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The Doctor has faced a fair few foes over the past half a century, from the Daleks and the Cybermen to the Zygons and the Autons.

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Admittedly, a lot of the villains look like something put together by a Blue Peter presenter, nevertheless they have sent generations of children scuttling behind the sofa in dread.

We take a look back over some of the most notorious Doctor Who villains both old and new ahead of the 50th anniversary special.

The ‘Doctor Who’ 50th anniversary special ‘The Day of the Doctor’ airs 23 November on BBC1