The Second Doctor
What do we have here? Of course, it's the iconic Sonic Screwdriver, first used all the way back in the 1968 serial 'Fury from the Deep'. Since then has been a huge part of the show, regularly used by the Second Doctor more than any other Doctor. Initially the Screwdriver was designed as little pen light but, it soon became the Doctor's trustworthy multi-purpose tool.
The Third Doctor
By the time of the Third Doctor, producers had become tired of the Sonic Screwdriver saving the day everytime and decided to limit its uses. Therefore, the only times the Third Doctor used the Screwdriver was for blowing stuff up. The Third Doctor was a Doctor who used the Screwdriver only in absolute emergencies. Then again, at least he tried to keep it alive...
The Fourth Doctor
By the Fourth Doctor's tenure, the Sonic Screwdriver was all but forgotten. After another face-lift, and being limited to just opening doors and detonating landmines, the Screwdriver was barely used by the Fourth Doctor in his earlier seasons however, later on towards the end of his tenure, the Sonic made a few more trips than first thought. Finally, producers decided to get rid once and for all...
The Fifth Doctor
Oh, dear. You seem to have blown up... MY PIGGIN' SCREWDRIVER!!! HOW COULD THEY??? From here on in, the Doctor was on his own as, in the Fifth Doctor's fourth story of his tenure The Visitation, the Sonic Screwdriver is blown up and destroyed by a Terileptil, never to be replaced again.
The Eighth Doctor
Fast forward fourteen years and, in the television movie, the Sonic Screwdriver is BACK! Its first return (it would later return in the NuWho series in 2005 with the Ninth, Tenth and Eleventh Doctors all receiving their own - look above). Another sixteen years after the television movie and the Eighth Doctor receives his very own specially created Sonic Screwdriver!!! Just look at it! Doesn't it suit him? What a way to complete his new outfit. Get in!