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The novelisations often expand upon the television stories. This happens especially in the case of scripts considered weak for not having a lot going on in them. For instance, the novelisation of "The Leisure Hive" has a large section pastiching The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy Cutaway Gags, going into great detail about the customs of the ridiculous and genocidal Proud Warrior Race civilisations that had created the Hive — little of which has any bearing on the plot, but all of which is funny. "The Twin Dilemma" goes into detail about how regeneration works (some of which was well-written enough to be recycled for the Fourth Doctor-narrated audio reconstruction of "The Power of the Daleks"), and adds a squickly amusing sequence about a Brainless Beauty Time Lord who lost everything upon regenerating into a plain body, and his attempts to restore his status by repeatedly killing himself and regenerating get worse and worse — just to add a little colour. The novelisation of "The Space Museum", a comedy story which was heavily edited to remove a lot of the jokes, was rewritten to put most of the jokes back in.


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    First Doctor 
Doctor Who in an Exciting Adventure with the Daleks (usually shortened to Doctor Who and the Daleks)
  • David Whitaker (the series’ first script editor) had to come up with an entirely new way for Ian and Barbara to meet the Doctor, as he did not have the rights to use any material from the TV version (which was the first episode of the previous story). Basically, Ian is a scientist, not a schoolteacher, and had never met Barbara or Susan until he rescues them from a crashed car.
  • Susan says the Doctor is very rich, as he paid twenty pounds a week for Susan's tutor lessons.
  • Susan wrote a thirty page essay on Robespierre.
  • The yearometer in the TARDIS was damaged on a previous trip, and the Doctor has been meaning to fix it.
  • The circles on the TARDIS walls can be used to store things.
  • The Thals produce a drink called Ratanda, which is produced from a nut native to Skaro. When boiled, it produces a taste that akin to orange juice.

"The Edge of Destruction"

  • The Doctor and Susan have mentioned the TARDIS' laboratory, workshop, conservatory and art gallery during the four travellers' "long weeks" aboard. Aside from the control room, Ian has only seen living, sleeping and recreational areas.
  • The sleeping quarters are located a significant distance from the console room in the novelisation.
  • The Doctor and Ian investigate the TARDIS' power rooms. It's a complex of fifteen separate rooms containing power stacks capable of powering every aspect of the Ship. Ian is sealed in with the internal scanner — a piece of equipment designed to survey the other fourteen rooms — and nearly suffocates to death before he can get the door open.
  • Barbara explores the TARDIS laboratory where she is assaulted by books, boxes and various bits of equipment from the benches. The storeroom door in the shadow of the bookcase is lead-lined against its stock of radioactive isotopes. If she'd have entered without a protective suit, as Susan explains, she'd have been dead within thirty seconds.

"Marco Polo"

  • Tegana seals the throne room, preventing anyone from entering to rescue Kublai Khan.
  • Rather than concluding on Polo's speculations, the author notes that the Khan's TARDIS key has survived the passage of time and now resides in a Peking museum as the "Key to the World".

"The Keys of Marinus"

  • The warrior who initially follows Susan around the outside of the City is a "Class 1 Voord Assault Trooper" that has been programmed to kill enemies on sight, indicating that it is partly mechanical or robotic in nature.

"The Aztecs"

  • The year is given as 1507.
  • Aztec culture is explored in greater detail.
  • Ian discovers the skeleton of Ixta's father in the secret passage.

"The Sensorites"

  • The humans are part of an extremist group called INNER, Interstellar Navigation, Exploration and Research.
  • A greater emphasis is placed on the inner thoughts of the First Elder as he attempts to mediate between his own people's viewpoints and that of the outsiders from the spaceship.
  • The book ends with Barbara's own musings about the fate of the Sensorites in the face of mankind's greed for material wealth. She worries that they'll suffer the same fate of the Mexican Aztecs and the Australian Aboriginals on Earth. She hopes that humanity has matured enough by the twenty-fifth century for such issues to be a thing of the past.

"The Reign of Terror"

  • The state and culture of France is expanded upon by both Barbara and the narrator. Including, but not limited to the tricotouses who jeer at those for the Guillotine, dying their wool in the victims' blood, and Napoleon's turbulent relationship with Barras and his government.

"Planet of Giants"

  • The book reinstates numerous scenes from the television script excised from the broadcast version; the story had originally been produced as four episodes, but on the instruction of the BBC's Head of Serials, who felt the story was too slow-paced, the last two episodes were re-edited into one, and the novelisation was based on the original four-part version.

"The Dalek Invasion of Earth"

  • When Ian asks how the Daleks survived, the Doctor, rather than claim the events of "The Daleks" took place "a million years in the future", merely suggests the Daleks had other colonies on Skaro that were not involved in the Thal attack and so the destruction was not as complete as everyone believed.

"The Rescue"

  • The book adds scenes set on board the rescue ship and an epilogue. The TARDIS nearly crashes into the rescue ship twice.

"The Romans"

  • The Doctor encounters Barbara at the palace and bustles her and Ian away from the scene when Nero and Poppaea are distracted by the lions he released earlier, before accidentally starting the fire himself by dropping the burning plans into the sewer.

Doctor Who and the Zarbi

  • The Voice plans to assault the Earth "in its hundredth Christian millennium", possibly indicating the time period in which this story takes place.

"The Crusade"

  • Barbara and Vicki play Martian Chess in the TARDIS at the start of the novel.
  • The Doctor has a lengthy discussion with Ian about altering time and the rights and wrongs in the universe.

"The Chase"

  • More detail on the background of Morton C. Dill: clumsy, always speaking without thinking and not the sort of person many people wish to know, he was nicknamed 'Dill the Pill' in school for being rather hard to take. After explaining to two guards in the Empire State Building about his encounter with the TARDIS crew and the Dalek, he was locked up in the Newman Rehabilitation Clinic in 1967 where he became a permanent resident. The Dalek decides against killing him because it considers it a far worse fate for the human race to allow him to live.
  • The appearance of the Daleks at the beginning is expanded upon, with the Black Dalek seeing the squad of executioners leave in the time machine.
  • At this point in their history, the Daleks are also aware of the Doctor's ability to change his appearance even though they encounter his first incarnation.
  • The Aridian Elders are confronted by the Daleks and forced to cooperate with them, something which happened off-screen in the televised version.
  • Ian and Barbara discuss the Mary Celeste matter further, wondering if the death of the crew was their fault since they led the Daleks there or if it was an inevitable fact of history. Ian notes that Barbara once tried to change the history of the Aztecs but failed.

"The Time Meddler"

  • Steven and Vicki discuss the Monk's plan as they did in the television serial, but the Doctor interrupts them and describes what the Monk's plan will do to them. Since Steven and Vicki are both English, the Doctor states clearly if the Monk succeeds them they will never have existed because without the Vikings' involvement, it's possible one of their ancestors was Norman and if that ancestor is killed they could not exist.
  • In an epilogue featuring original content, the Monk makes several additional efforts to change the outcome of the Battle of Hastings, after his original plan fails, and before he discovers that the Doctor has marooned him in 1066.

"Galaxy Four"

  • The Doctor and Steven fall into a pit on their way back from the Drahvin spaceship and only escape by pulling a Chumblie along with them. By standing on it, they manage to climb out.

"The Myth Makers"

  • The Doctor thinks they have landed in the Kalahari.

"The Daleks' Master Plan"

  • The Black Dalek is described as being second in the Dalek hierarchy and apparently doesn't normally leave Skaro.
  • Katarina is released from Kirksen's grip while trapped in the airlock of the Spar although she still remains a hostage. Kirksen also cuts off some locks of Katarina's hair with his knife to admire it.
  • Bret injures his leg when he crashes the Spar on Earth.
  • Bret clings to life for a few moments longer after being shot by Sara, allowing for a few last words on Sara's allegiance to Mavic Chen.
  • The Visians are explored in much more detail. They are shown to be capable of speech and their confrontations between the Doctor, Steven and Sara are much more heated. When one is covered in mud, Peel describes its appearance as: "thin, bony, with two long, clawed arms, feet like birds' claws, and a narrow head with a beak."
  • The Black Dalek apparently hasn't met the Doctor. Midway through, the Daleks come to recognise who the Doctor is.
  • The hangar containing the Dalek saucers in the hidden base on Kembel contains thousands of Daleks awaiting the launch of the invasion and the fleet is watched by Daleks using Hoverbouts.
  • Both Chen and Karlton are exposed as traitors when Marc Cory's recorded message is found to have been in Bret Vyon's possession. Karlton is arrested by Senator Diksen.

"The Massacre"

  • A prologue and epilogue in which the Doctor is being asked to explain his actions in sixteenth century France to a group of Time Lords are added.
  • Mention is made of an EDF system or External Decontamination Function that the TARDIS can use as a "sort of spatial car-wash."
  • The Doctor's time in Paris as a prisoner and later a confidante of a conspiracy operating from the Parisian catacombs is explored in far greater detail. It's the Doctor's interference, in spite of his sworn intention contrariwise, that ultimately brings the scrutiny of his peers in the Book Ends. Here, he deliberately meddles in historical events by attempting to prevent the assassination of Admiral de Coligny.
  • The TARDIS is taken to the Bastille prison where it is pawed over by a locksmith. The locking mechanism sets "fire to his arm on the inside," as he describes it, when attempting to force the door open.
  • Henri III is mentioned.
  • The Doctor is present, and could be argued is partly responsible, for the slaying of the Abbot.

"The Ark"

  • The unnamed human initially on trial and subsequently minimised is called Niash. He's later re-enhanced at the story's conclusion where he is greeted by the Doctor, Steven and Dodo, alongside other restored Guardians and Monoids eager to start their new lives together on Refusis II.
  • The Doctor and Manyak visit other environmental regions aboard the Ark struck by Dodo's spreading cold virus. These include a polar, desert and several cultivation regions, as well as a variety of fauna left unseen in the televised serial.
  • Whilst travelling in the polar region, the Doctor and Manyak are forced to move some corpses to prevent the spread of the virus. Their actions are observed by scouts who relay back to Zentos using their wrist communicators.
  • The novella expands on how the Monoids appear to be servants to the Guardians. When the Doctor asks why no Guardians work in the cultivation region, Manyak explains that they prefer not to do manual labour, whilst the Monoids apparently embrace it. While hunting a deer, one Guardian falls prey to a boa constrictor and its only through the intervention of his Monoid companion that he survives the encounter.
  • The Doctor notes that in the intervening centuries the Guardians have evolved two hearts, a larger brain and a smaller intestinal tract. When questioned by Dodo on the subject about himself, he responds that he's had "more experience of adapting", implying a non-human physiology. An explanation is provided on why the TARDIS returned to the Ark.
  • During Steven's shift at the controls, he falls asleep and knocks one of his levers with his sleeve. The result being that he dislodges the Ship's spatial coordinates and triggers a premature, somewhat disruptive landing.
  • While only one Refusian addressed the expedition in the televised story, Dodo befriends a young Refusian girl in the novelisation with whom she plays tennis. It's during their game that she discovers the aliens have extraordinary strength, prefiguring their part in the eventual disposal of the statue aboard the Ark. Dodo gives the two Refusians names — Charlie is their leader and Mary is his daughter.

"The Celestial Toymaker"

  • The Doctor indicates on a number of occasions that the Toymaker is one of a race of toymakers.
  • Additional scenes compare the toys to nuclear weapons.

"The Gunfighters"

  • Reuben Clanton, specified as the eldest brother, was killed by Holliday for cheating at cards and Holliday proposed to Kate after she set fire to the tavern to stop Reuben's friends killing him.
  • Phineas repeatedly tries to come up with colourful similes.
  • Pa Clanton is campaigning to be mayor, with most of the onlookers at the gunfight being his supporters.
  • The Clanton brothers attempt to destroy the TARDIS with dynamite to teach Earp a lesson.
  • Eddie Foy is mentioned.

"The War Machines"

  • The battle between WOTAN and the War Machine is more involved, with the computer trying to defend itself with electrical charges.

"The Tenth Planet"

  • The Doctor shows some more signs of being ill such as deliriously calling Ben and Polly Ian and Barbara.
  • General Cutler attempts to shoot Ben on catching him sabotaging the Z-Bomb and is stopped by Barclay.

    Second Doctor 
"The Power of the Daleks"
  • The prologue refers to John Benton and UNIT, Sarah Jane Smith — who is described as "UNIT's official chronicler" — and Allison Williams. All are involved in the clean-up operations in the aftermath of the Cyberman invasion.
  • More background is given to Valmar: he was one of the chief engineers on Vulcan, but was demoted after Hensell blamed him for an industrial accident that killed four men.
  • The Doctor, Ben and Polly find more than one hidden listening device in their room after Bragan brings them some fruit.

"The Highlanders"

  • The book adds more scenes of the Doctor in drag.

"The Underwater Menace"

  • Zaroff's motivation to blow up the Earth stemmed from his wife and children dying in a car crash and driving him mad.
  • Zaroff has been missing for twenty years.
  • Zaroff created the fish people through DNA resequencing based on Atlantean legends.
  • Ara is said to be the daughter of a councillor who was killed after speaking out against Zaroff, with Nola having worked for the family.
  • Ara says that the grille behind Amdo's statue was set up by the original priests to control the population, and her father showed it to her before he died; it is also said that even Lolem does not know about it.

"The Moonbase"

  • The Cybermen left Mondas before it was destroyed and went to Telos, "the other Cyberman planet". This was written into the television script but edited out of the episode.
  • Polly is given a few more extra expository questions to ask than she had in the show, while Jamie is described as "a little thick, even by 1745 standards".
  • The Doctor states that Evans and the other controlled men will be recovered.
  • Redirecting the Gravitron at the end takes longer and the Cybermen are about to cut through the dome with their lasers at the time.

"The Macra Terror"

  • Whilst the Doctor and Polly figure what will happen to Jamie in the disused shaft, the Doctor theorises about the Macra, on how they came to live underground and how they gained control on the colony.

"The Evil of the Daleks"

  • The book opens up with a prologue detailing the events following on from "The Daleks' Master Plan", which took place over a thousand years prior to this story's setting. Due to the First Doctor's interference and the failure of the Dalek force on Kembel to destroy Earth, numerous war forces were able to assemble to assault the main forces of the Dalek Empire in a series of wars over the course of the millennium, among them the Thals, the Draconians and the Terran Federation. The Daleks' disastrous performances in "their Great War" led their computers to predict that they would be fought to extinction within 80 years if things did not improve.
  • The Daleks allow Waterfield to write Victoria letters.
  • Waterfield has pictures of Ben and Polly as well as the Doctor and Jamie, but one of his agents informs him that the two have stopped travelling with the Doctor, and so Waterfield decides they need not become involved.
  • Hall drives a blue Ford Popular.
  • Kennedy thinks the Dalek looks like "the kind of robot that The BBC might have dreamed up for Out of the Unknown or one of those daft Quatermass serials of theirs".
  • Keith Perry is said to be an avid viewer of Z Cars and No Hiding Place.
  • Kemel's life in Turkey and his first meeting with Maxtible is briefly explained.
  • Maxtible turns Kemel against Jamie by telling him Jamie wants to rape and kill Victoria.
  • After Jamie and Kemel find Victoria, an extra scene is added in which the Doctor convinces the Daleks to let him have a break from the experiment, which leads into his first encounter with Terrall.
  • A scene in the caves connected to the Dalek City describes two rods stretching out over a drop to form a retractable bridge for the Daleks to cross. This type of bridge would later feature in the audio story "The Destroyers", based on the unproduced Dalek spin-off.
  • The scene of the Doctor sabotaging the arch is extended. Jamie, Victoria and Kemel smash the Dalek City water pumps, resulting in the fires getting out of control.
  • Dreamweave and Dust cannons are mentioned as part of the Daleks' arsenal.

"The Abominable Snowmen"

  • It's revealed that the Great Intelligence comes from another universe and wants to swallow the Earth.

"The Ice Warriors"

  • The novel's dialogue and Varga himself identifies him as a 'Warlord'.
  • Zondal is given the rank of lieutenant.

"The Enemy of the World"

  • Bruce details his reasons for rebelling.
  • An explanation is given for how the Doctor got into the locked records room.
  • Giles Kent talks more about the World Zone officials that Salamander killed and mentions one of them was Astrid's father.
  • More detail is given into how Fariah found Fedorin's file. Salamander and the Doctor both use helicopters to get to the TARDIS.
  • The Doctor pours sea water into the fuel tank of Salamander's helicopter to prevent him escaping.
  • Jamie has the rank of lieutenant in Salamander's guards.
  • Kent sees Fariah shot and killed by a guard, but doesn't tell the Doctor and Astrid. In the television story, they don't find out about her death until Bruce tells them.

"The Web of Fear"

  • The Doctor's first meeting with Alistair Lethbridge-Stewart is depicted.
  • It is stated that Professor Travers sold the Yeti to Emil Julius after his tales of his exploits were derided, and has tried to buy it back many times.
  • The Doctor meets up with Lethbridge-Stewart after Knight's death and they return to the fortress together. Lethbridge-Stewart's moment of despair and asking the Doctor if he will give himself up are omitted.
  • The Doctor explains his not revealing himself to the soldiers by saying they would arrest or shoot him, giving Jamie further motivation for not revealing his existence to them.
  • The Doctor states that Arnold reverted to his original personality with no memory of his actions whenever the Intelligence had no use of him.
  • At the end of the scene where the Doctor and Lethbridge-Stewart accuse each other of being the Intelligence, Lethbridge-Stewart says they should trust each other at least, which the text notes as the beginning of their friendship.

"Fury from the Deep"

  • There's an extra scene near the end for Jamie and Victoria. Jamie goes to Victoria's room where he confesses his true feelings for her. Victoria admits her love for Jamie but she explains her tiredness for danger and death and wishes to remain with the Harris family.
  • Robson's wife, Angie, is said to have died in a car crash when he was driving twenty-two years previous.
  • The Weed Creature's gas gives Jamie sneezing fits.
  • Jamie has to break into the room where the unconscious Victoria is left after Oak and Quill capture her.
  • The Doctor's party see a controlled Maggie and Van Lutyens on the control rig, and the communication after the Weed's destruction shows several other freed people including Van Lutyens and Baxter.

"The Mind Robber"

  • The book contains many scenes written specially for the novel, including a firing squad test before the Unicorn charges in and several references to Alice in Wonderland aside many others.
  • The labyrinth is presented as a hacienda from a Spanish crime novel containing Miss Haversham's wedding cake.
  • The cave is from Narnia.
  • The Karkus speaks using speech bubbles.
  • The novel opens in the Land of Fiction, with the first episode of the story depicted as a flashback.
  • The Master of the Land of Fiction leaves the land in the TARDIS.

"The Invasion"

  • The novel includes the UNIT rescue scene of Professor Watkins not included in the original televised transmission.
  • Jamie writes Kilroy Was Here in the cell.
  • The Brigadier views the TARDIS dematerialisation at the end of the story, the first time this has happened.

"The Krotons"

  • The Doctor is amazed that the Krotons feed off living thoughts and feels this justifies their arrogance.
  • Vana justifies avoiding the evacuation by saying she is a scientist and can help Beta.

"The Space Pirates"

  • The closing chapter features Milo Clancy gives an obscene answering machine message to Hermack.

"The War Games"

  • The aliens (War Lords) are considered pretenders to the Time Lords. The survivors of the games are carefully selected, collected and stored in preparation for a future war of galactic conquest.
  • In addition to those mentioned in the televised story, there is also mention of the Korean War, American War of Independence, Punic Wars, Mongol Invasion, Spanish Civil War, Franco-Prussian War and Second Sino-Japanese War.
  • According to the War Chief, green-coloured crystals obtainable only on Gallifrey are vital to the creation of the SIDRATs' time control units.
  • Waiting for the Doctor, Jamie and Carstairs to return from their raid at the château, Lady Jennifer and Zoe briefly discuss whether they should go in after them. Jennifer considers Zoe's behaviour to be rather radical and asks whether or not she's a new socialist.
  • The Doctor describes how the First World War was fought to Jamie.
  • The Doctor threatens a military chauffeur in the 1917 zone with three months' imprisonment.
  • Two deserters in the 1917 zone from opposing armies, George Brown and Willi Muller, comment on events. In the Roman time zone, charioteer Drusus Gracchus and his friend Brurus Sullas witness the disappearance of the ambulance, and plan for a sacrifice to Mars, the God of War.
  • An additional scene features an exchange between Smythe and an alien disguised as Count Vladimir Chainikof, a Russian officer from The Crimean War.
  • The Doctor explains to Zoe how The American Civil War started over the legality of slavery in the Southern states. It is mentioned that by Zoe's time, the United States no longer exists.
  • After being recognised by the War Chief, the Doctor is prevented from escaping with Zoe by a Japanese samurai warrior who is accidentally struck down by the War Lords' stun-guns.
  • The Doctor and Zoe meet two female soldiers from the Spanish Civil War.
  • An additional scene features the Doctor telling a guard in the underground city that he is a German spy from the Franco-Prussian War.
  • A line is added where the Doctor pleads to the Resistance men to not kill Smythe.
  • Before he is returned home, Jeremy Carstairs asks the Doctor whether all the suffering of the First World War will be for nothing. The Doctor reflects that: "You have answered your own question, Lieutenant. War is always death and misery, and both sides lose. I hope that one day you humans will find another way to settle your arguments."
  • Immediately following their escape from the War Games, the TARDIS materialises on a "galactic South Sea island" covered in lush foliage and exotic flowers. Unable to stay, their next port of call brings them deep beneath the ocean and to the scrutiny of a curious shark, before they arrive in deep space. The Doctor attempts to use the maximum power-drive to outrun them, but the ship is inevitably brought back to Gallifrey where it is impounded as in the televised story.
  • When captured by the Time Lords the Doctor, Jamie and Zoe consider stealing another TARDIS. The theft of the TARDIS becomes an additional charge at the Doctor's trial. Although the subject is broached during "Episode 8", no mention of it is made at the tribunal itself.
  • The Doctor's trial at the end is overseen by an invisible judge who finds the Doctor endearing and wished he could have stayed on Gallifrey to "liven the place up no end".

    Third Doctor 
Doctor Who and the Auton Invasion
  • More detail is given to the hospital staff, including a rivalry between Henderson and Lomax and the medical staff's views on Beavis.
  • Beavis plans to cut the Doctor open.
  • Beavis witnesses the Doctor stealing his car.
  • Wagstaffe introduces himself to the Brigadier as being the defence correnspondent for the Daily Post.
  • Mullins swears never to call the press again.
  • Hibbert shows the Doctor, Liz and the Brigadier the factory store rooms. He also tells them that their mannequins are called Autons, after the company's name, Auto Plastics.
  • An extra scene is added featuring the Doctor, the Brigadier and Liz in the car heading from the factory.
  • More detail is given into the effects of the invasion.
  • An extra scene is added featuring Ransome, the Doctor and Liz in the UNIT car heading towards the woods.
  • During the climax, the Nestene comes out of the tank to attack the Doctor.
  • A flashback sequence features Jamie and Zoe.
  • Hibbert is given more backstory.

Doctor Who and the Cave Monsters

  • A prologue tells of the Silurians going into hiding to avoid catastrophe.
  • A new scene features some security guards at the main gate checking the Doctor and Liz's passes. Liz gives the password, which is "Silurians".
  • A UNIT corporal named Grover tells Liz that the Doctor is working on Bessie.
  • More background is given to Miss Dawson; she is said to have lived in London her whole life, looking after her old mother, while all her other siblings went to America and Australia. Her mother then died, and she took the job at Wenley Moor.
  • It is said Dr Quinn's wife died in a car accident some years before the events of this story.
  • Dr. Quinn's father was the famous scientist Sir Charles Quinn.
  • Masters and Dr. Lawrence were at prep school together.
  • The Brigadier and his team realise the Doctor has gone into the caves ahead them when they find Bessie by the entrance.
  • The Doctor instructs Sergeant Hawkins to tell the police their's an outbreak of the bubonic plague at the hospital so they'll cordon off the area.
  • Liz witnesses the Silurians' kidnapping of the Doctor.

"The Ambassadors of Death"

  • Reega is said to have been born in Ireland and started off robbing banks for the IRA, only to flee to America and become a mercenary criminal when they found out he was keeping most of the money for himself.
  • The Time Lords wiped the Doctor's knowledge about the Ambassador's species.
  • The Doctor is said to have learned the parade ground shout he uses to trick Collinson at Waterloo.


  • The "door handle" is confirmed to be the sonic screwdriver.
  • The Doctor deduces how the parallel Earth became a dictatorship.
  • Professor Stahlman's motivation is explored in more detail. He is said to have grown up in the ruins of post-war Germany (so he's either younger in the novel or the story is set circa 1990, unless he is describing the First World War).
  • The Doctor is traumatized by the destruction of the other Earth.

"Terror of the Autons"

  • More background is given to Luigi Rossini and his circus, and it is revealed that Tony the Strongman is on the run from the law.
  • A scene cut from the script is retained in the book; it sees the Master use the term "polynestene" to describe the material that the killer chair is made of.
  • The Nestenes and Autons are led by a High Command.
  • The Doctor recognises the messenger as a member of the High Council. It is also stated that the messenger was present at the Doctor's trial.
  • The messenger initially refers to the Master by his lengthy, "mellifluous" true Gallifreyan name (which the reader is never told), before he tells the Doctor that he has begun calling himself the Master.
  • The Doctor is aware that the Time Lords nearly caught the Master at some point, but when he questions the messenger about it, he learns that the Master managed to get away before the Time Lords could de-energise his TARDIS.
  • The Time Lord picked up the signal of the Master's TARDIS just before he landed on Earth, and were tracking him from their homeworld, but lost the signal due to the "interference" of the Nestene Consciousness's beacons.
  • The Doctor says the Xanthoids use volatalisers in their mining operations.
  • The Nestene planet is named as Polymos.
  • The Doctor recognises the Master's TARDIS because it is in better condition than the other circus vehicles. The Master drives it along on the coach tour.
  • While at the circus, the Doctor tries to untie his bonds using a technique he learned from Harry Houdini.
  • The novelisation states that the Auton leader's features are more "finished" then the others.
  • The Doctor reflects that if the Time Lords ever catch the Master they will reverse his timeline so he never existed.
  • Phillips' car is found at the circus. Phillips is dressed as a clown, with it being explained the Master kidnapped him to maintain his TARDIS and forces him to work as a clown the rest of the time.
  • Rossini convinces the circus people to attack the Doctor and Jo by telling them they were trying to steal the takings.
  • McDermott is said to have founded Farrel Plastics with Rex Farrel's father.
  • The Doctor rides a roundabout while at the circus.
  • Yates says his aunt has some of the plastic daffodils.
  • The Nestene's arrival is signalled by the appearance of a creature similar to the one the Doctor destroyed at the climax of "Spearhead from Space"; this was filmed but the effect was deemed unconvincing.

"The Mind of Evil"

  • The Doctor is aware of the mind parasite as an urban legend across the universe.
  • The characters' fears are explored in greater detail.
  • Back story is introduced for some of the characters: Barnham killed a security guard who caught him robbing a safe and a fellow prisoner before attacking a warder, while Harry Mailer is the leader of a London gang who was jailed when one of a string of suspected murders was committed in public.

"The Claws of Axos"

  • It's suggested that the Doctor may be attempting to steal Axonite to repair the TARDIS.
  • Many cut scenes are reinstated, including Bill Filer meeting Jo and trying to find a "Joe Grant", Chinn demanding that the Doctor is suspended from his duties as he does not officially exist and the Brigadier daydreaming of having Chinn taken out the back and shot through the head.
  • The reason for Chinn's investigation is for the newly created Ministry of Security, an organisation designed to put together all of Britain's intelligence organisations under one central umbrella. He has been sent in due to the Brigadier's refusal as they report to Geneva.
  • UNIT is part funded by the British government.
  • This is Chinn's second day with UNIT.
  • The Brigadier thinks Chinn is a horror of peace.
  • Chinn looks at Jo's file and deems her too young and inexperienced for security work, which he sees as a mark against the Brigadier.
  • The Brigadier intended to be assemble a dossier of the Doctor since he joined UNIT during the Auton Invasion but never got around to it.
  • Woods and lawns surround UNIT HQ.
  • Josh is travelling from his tumbldown cottage to his local pub, a journey that has been extended two miles longer due to the building of the science complex in the middle of the marshes.
  • By the Axos landing site, there is a clump of trees in which Filer hides and watches the approaching UNIT vehicles; and where Benton and Yates find Josh's body.
  • The Doctor alludes to Greeks bearing gifts and reminisces about Troy, saying he used to have a villa by the sea before the Greeks destroyed it.
  • During the Doctor and Jo escape from Axos, they encounter a part humanoid, part tentacled Axon lurching towards them. The Doctor gives it a shove and it hits the wall, dissolving into a shapeless puddle.
  • The meeting in the office is implied to be longer with those present eating sandwiches and drinking coffee. The Master watches on, handcuffed to the table.

Doctor Who and the Doomsday Weapon

  • The Keeper of the Time Lord Files, distracted from a viewing of the first TARDIS' working papers, retells the story of "The War Games" to an apprentice who will one day succeed his position, after the apprentice has asked the Keeper about the history between the Doctor and the Master.
  • The various personal lives and backgrounds of Ashe's colonists and Interplanetary Mining Corporation personnel are greatly expanded in the novelisation. Dent, for instance, has a wife arranged by IMC's matchmaking computers and two children who are being educated in an IMC school.
  • IMC's robot is a Class 3 Servo Robot, humanoid in shape, and nicknamed Charlie. The Doctor expects it to crush his arm in response to a jibe, but instead, the machine repeats his insult back to him on a recording (with the addition of metallic laughter).
  • The Earth that the colonists migrated from is elaborated upon. Metric units of measurement were adopted globally there some 6000 years ago and, in Dent's lifetime, it was fashionable to dye one's hair blue. On nonwork days, you could pay to journey up to experience sunshine on the concrete. Alternatively, you could invest in a Walk: a cubicle with a moving floor that took you through projected footage taken from the State Archives of historic greenery. Space travellers had well-developed legends surrounding the Daleks, Monoids, Drahvins and Earth's own mythology about the Silurians.
  • IMC's robot is a Class 3 Servo Robot, humanoid in shape, and nicknamed Charlie. The Doctor expects it to crush his arm in response to a jibe, but instead, the machine repeats his insult back to him on a recording (with the addition of metallic laughter).
  • It is described how the colonists met on Earth.

"The Daemons"

  • Benton's scenes with Miss Hawthorne are expanded upon.
  • Benton and Miss Hawthorne draw a pentagram to try to destroy Bok.

"Day of the Daleks"

  • The book opens with a chapter set in the Dalek-occupied 22nd century.
  • When the second guerrilla is chased by the Ogrons through the grounds, Sergeant Benton and several other soldiers notice and start firing at the Ogrons. No such fight takes place on-screen.
  • When the Ogrons attack the house for the first time, the UNIT soldiers gather around to create a barrier of defence and fight back.
  • The Brigadier gives more information on the international crisis, explaining that China, Russia and the USA are all involved and it began in the "Near East" (contemporary term for Middle East).
  • The Doctor reminds the Daleks that he defeated them on Skaro in "The Evil of the Daleks", which he believed to be "the final end".
  • The Doctor knocks out an Ogron at Austerley by banging its head against a wall, later realising the top of the head is a weak point.
  • The Doctor attacks a guard at the factory for whipping a slave before being captured.
  • The tricycle chase scene is longer than it is in the televised story.
  • It is explained that the Ogrons killed by UNIT disappeared, depriving the Brigadier of evidence.
  • More detail is given into how Shura avoids the UNIT patrols.
  • The intended ending of the Doctor and Jo going back and meeting their past selves is reinstated.

"The Curse of Peladon"

  • The Doctor notices trisilicate in the tunnels.
  • Jo tries to convince Grun to throw the fight.
  • The Doctor impersonates Muhammad Ali.
  • Peladon makes a deal with the spirit of Aggedor.

"The Sea Devils"

  • We learn about media publicity surrounding the Master's lengthy trial and the ethical debate as to whether to execute him and the ethical difficulty of putting an immortal being, a Time Lord, in prison for life. During the trial, the Doctor gave testimony urging punishment other than the death penalty.
  • The Doctor frequently tells Jo that the Sea Devils are related to the Silurians and that they are "just like those cave monsters we met in Derbyshire" — obviously referring to both himself and UNIT, as Jo never met the Silurians on-screen.
  • The Doctor and Jo find a spooky engraving suggesting the locals know about the Sea Devils.
  • The Sea Devils live in a metal cave and only turn on the Master when the new Sea Devil leader needs to assert his dominance.
  • The Master tells the Doctor off for murdering the Sea Devils and then claiming the moral highground.

"The Mutants"

  • The Doctor describes the use of message pods as a system used for a "real emergency" and that the "Time Lords' code" compels him to deliver it.
  • In addition to the stone tablets seen onscreen, the message pod also contains parchment scrolls.
  • Jaeger is given some backstory as being disgraced on Earth for stealing data from an academic colleague.
  • There is a secret passage underneath the Marshal's desk.
  • The evolved Solonians appear to Jo in a vision in the cave.
  • The Marshal is given back story as having come to Skybase as a security guard and worked his way up the ranks, meaning he has no connections on Earth.

"The Time Monster"

  • The Master speculates on how Rassilon used the time-scoop, and how he got on well with Percival's predecessor.
  • Galleia tells the Doctor to leave after freeing him, knowing her people are doomed.

"The Three Doctors"

  • An additional scene sees the Brigadier, Benton and Jo fruitlessly try to fortify UNIT.
  • It's said that Omega's world was at one point a beautiful, lush forest, but maintaining it took such a toll on Omega that it rapidly decayed to a barren quarry (explaining why, if Omega has total control over his surroundings they look like a desolate wasteland, which is never explained in the TV serial).
  • Jo is given greater respect from the First Doctor than in the television story.

"Carnival of Monsters"

  • The Scope is made more impressive, producing a mild-hypnotic effect that helps draw the viewer into the experience of the scene being viewed.
  • Other creatures such as Ice Warriors are contained within the scope.
  • The aggrometer affects the Doctor but not Jo.

Doctor Who and the Space War

  • The Doctor and Jo's first interrogation by Williams is depicted.
  • There is an extra scene of Jo quizzing the Master about his motives.
  • Gardiner instructs Earth Security not to starve the Doctor and Jo.
  • Jo sees a chained up Ogron, who will be starved and then fed to the lizard for stealing food from the shrine.
  • The novelisation includes and elaborates on the back story to Williams destroying a Draconian ship that was cut from the television version. Williams, given the first name John, was a lieutenant who took command when the captain and senior officers were killed, and destroyed the Draconian ship by firing his retro-rockets at it and causing a chain reaction. The future President was onboard as a senator's aide: It is implied that they were in a relationship which the incident ended.
  • Williams is said to have supported the President's opponent in the election and been offered his position as military adviser as a reconciliatory move.
  • There is an earlier appearance of Brook, making a newscast calling for war prior to the report from C-982.
  • It is clarified that the Governor encourages guards to pretend to help prisoners escape and then make sure they die in the attempt.
  • The Doctor pleads for the President to release the political prisoners from the moon.
  • The characters make frequent use of a ritual form of parting, exchanging the words "May you live a long life and may energy shine on you from a million suns"/"And may water, oxygen and plutonium be found in abundance wherever you land." This does not appear in the televised version.

"Planet of the Daleks"

  • The Spiridons are said to have formed a civilisation which later collapsed.
  • The Daleks saturated the forests with deadly rays which destroyed most of Spiridon.
  • The Dalek Supreme is an envoy from the Dalek Emperor, not just Dalek Supreme Command.
  • Codal states that he volunteered for the mission because he was the only scientist young and fit enough, rather than because his entire section volunteered.
  • The Thals give the Doctor and Jo anti-fungus suits so they can recover the TARDIS.
  • Vaber questions Taron's decision to go and help the Doctor.

"The Green Death"

  • By the time the Doctor arrives, no one has visited Metebelis Three in three-hundred years. Not since a lone Time Lord stayed for a few hours writing up a report for their files. In addition to what's witnessed on-screen, the valley includes unusual blue flowers with prehensile roots and venom, blue predatory butterflies, blue inch-sized ants and herds of blue unicorns.
  • The Wholewheal has been graffitied with "THE NUT HATCH" and "NUTTERS GO BACK TO CARDIFF".
  • The narrative first makes mention of BOSS when Stevens first connects himself to the brainwashing headphones.
  • Hinks is reading a comic at the time that Professor Cliff Jones stages a demonstration against Panorama Chemicals. It's stated he hasn't yet gotten to the part where people are beaten and burned, so he has something to look forward to when his task is completed.
  • As the Doctor leads Cliff away from Jo, she recognises that the Doctor knows she's fallen in love. Sympathetically, she wonders why her old friend never married. She's unclear on whether there are any "lady Time Lords" or if they're capable of having children at all. There are a great many things she still doesn't know about him.
  • Cliff proclaims his love to Jo as UNIT begin their bombing run of the slag heap.
  • The Doctor mourns killing the giant dragonfly.
  • Stevens' efforts to destroy BOSS are observed by the Doctor. He considers whether he should carry the man to safety, but instead decides to leave him in the company of the only friend he ever trusted. The Time Lord laments the destruction and wonders how many slaves and semi-slaves perished in the inferno.
  • Following the refinery's collapse, the guard at the front gate remarks that before reconditioning he was a bus driver en route to West End. He has no idea of how he came to work there.
  • In the final moments of the story, after Jo has chosen to remain with Cliff, the Doctor is mentioned to be 725-years-old.

"The Time Warrior"

  • An opening sequence of a space battle between the Sontarans and Rutans is added. The scout ship featured throughout the story is the last surviving component of a space cruiser pursued by nine Rutan attack craft.
  • A greater emphasis is placed on the Doctor's role as a spy for the Brigadier at the country house. The Time Lord has to request access to the TARDIS directly, rather than it already being provided for him on-site. Given the Doctor's propensity to abscond, the Brigadier has reservations about providing it, but instructs his men to carry out the instruction.
  • Cut scenes with Hal the Archer and the messenger boy are reinstated.
  • Sarah's first trip in the TARDIS is depicted. She hides in a wardrobe room, just off the main console room, and speculates as to the Doctor's affiliation with the Brigadier.
  • Linx makes it clear to the Doctor that the punishment circuit of the computer console will give him a lethal electrical charge if he attempts to leave it. He's trapped at the workstation long enough for the evening to arrive without him solving the puzzle.
  • Irongron, Bloodaxe and Linx travel to Sir Edward's castle on horseback.
  • The Doctor's reflective shield from the TARDIS survives his duel with Linx long enough for Rubeish to be transported back to the modern-day. Sarah searches for a weapon to strike the Sontaran's probic vent while the two fight.
  • Linx refrains from killing the Doctor and Sarah as he's wasted enough time disposing of Irongron. His ship is already on automatic countdown, so he believes they'll be destroyed in the blast regardless. The alien warrior is already dead from Hal's arrow by the time his hand comes down on the take-off button.

Doctor Who and the Dinosaur Invasion

  • The book opens with a prologue about the dinosaurs and an extra opening scene from the point of view of Shughie McPherson, a drunken Glaswegian football fan who is left in London during the evacuation and killed by a dinosaur.
  • The Doctor and Sarah go into a cafe called Bert's to find something to eat, but find the food rotten. Sarah takes a couple of chocolate bars, leaving the money on the counter.
  • Butler is given the backstory of being a fireman.
  • Sarah gives a fuller explanation to the army for how she and the Doctor came by the furs.
  • The conversation between the Doctor, Sarah and the peasant goes on longer.
  • Whitaker recalls that the Timescoop accidentally brought a startled Roman soldier forward in time.
  • Finch takes a hacksaw from the Doctor's laboratory.
  • Whitaker and Butler have extra dialogue after their first meeting with Yates implying he does not know the full extent of their plan; despite this, he is fully aware of it when confronting the Doctor, the Brigadier and Benton, as on television.
  • The novelisation adds a few more lines to the Doctor's speech to Yates about "taking the world you've got and making something of it". He listed examples such as ending reliance on fossil fuels, ending the arms race, and ending racism; all suitable real life issues at the time this serial was made.
  • Grover is beginning to sway some of the Golden Age colonists round to his way of thinking when the Doctor arrives.
  • At the end there is a scene where the Doctor shows Sarah a passage from the Book of Ezekiel describing a heavenly visitation and speculates that it's a distorted account of the final fate of the Golden Age time travellers.

"Death to the Daleks"

  • The heroes attempt to reach their ships before the Daleks launch the missiles.
  • Bellal has dialogue commenting on the destruction of the City (on screen he is silent during the closing sequence).
  • There is extra dialogue between the Doctor and Sarah at the end where the Doctor wants to resume the journey to Florana but Sarah just wants to go home.
  • Galloway is said to have lost his entire family in the Dalek wars, grown up in a refugee camp and worked his way up through the ranks of the Space Corps. He feels Stewart has been blocking his promotion because of disagreements on previous missions.
  • It is specified that the MSC party was originally ten, with the others being lost in two ambushes.
  • Sarah is unable to understand the Exxilons during their ritual in the temple and it is stated that Galloway and the Dalek leader communicate with them verbally through a kind of "pidgin galactic", which the former finds difficult to follow.
  • It is made clearer that the Daleks do not bother to supervise Galloway onboard their ship.
  • Bellal and his break-away Exxilon faction are identified as Subterranean Exxilons.
  • Sarah is strapped to the altar during her aborted sacrifice.
  • The surface Exxilons have no recorded dialogue: Sarah is unable to understand their language and it is stated that Galloway and the Dalek leader communicate with them in "pidgin standard".
  • The Doctor's party attempt to reach their respective ships before the Daleks launch their plague missiles to contaminate the planet. Bellal whispers their success on destroying the City. The Doctor wishes to continue their journey to Florana, but Sarah asks him to instead concentrate on getting her home.

"Planet of the Spiders"

  • The book begins with a prologue featuring Jo Grant, who is referenced but does not appear on screen in the TV version. Jo is referred to as Josephine Jones, which is consistent with the name she uses when she returns in The Sarah Jane Adventures.
  • Yates lends Sarah his car to return to the Doctor.
  • There is an extra sequence of Cho-Je refusing to let Yates see K'Anpo (a similar scene was filmed for the televised version but cut).
  • There is an extra sequence of Arak's rebels testing their stone protection by attacking and killing a patrol.
  • There is an extra sequence of Arak and Tuar freeing Sabor from the larder and getting him to safety, which is not made clear on screen.
  • The Doctor is able to use the machine from the TARDIS to reflect the spiders' guards' blasts back at them.
  • It is made clearer that the Spider Council planned the invasion of Earth without the request of either the Great One or the Queen, assuming that was why the Great One wanted the crystal.
  • The Brigadier enters the laboratory in time to see the TARDIS disappear.
  • The rebellion appears much more successful than on screen, with the rebels killing most if not all of the guards and gaining control of the mountain and Arak and Tuar only falling under the Spiders' control because they came too close to the inner sanctum. The rebels watch the mountain explode from the distance.
  • It is mentioned that Barnes and the others were hospitalised with nervous breakdowns after the Spiders died and Sarah has asked the Brigadier to help Tommy get into university.

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Doctor Who and the Giant Robot
  • When the Third Doctor regenerates, he is described as writhing and twisting in agony.
  • Jellicoe tries to talk Miss Winters out of letting the SRS members attack Sarah.
  • The K1's pursuit of the Doctor at Kettlewell's house goes on longer.
  • UNIT raid the Thinktank and find it deserted before going to the bunker.
  • There is a sequence of RAF jet fighters unsuccessfully attacking the giant K1.
  • The K1 hides himself and Sarah in a secret compartment at the bunker, where Sarah helps herself to the supplies.
  • There is a brief battle between UNIT and the Thinktank troops when they storm the bunker.
  • It is suggested that the Doctor's short trip in the TARDIS in this story led to the events of "The Face of Evil".

"The Ark in Space"

  • The space station has blue whales and elephants in storage.
  • Noah's pleas for Vira to kill him are retained alongside
  • Wirrn larvae are used as a threat.
  • The Wirrn try to eat the ventilation shaft Sarah is crawling through.
  • The Doctor claims that the Wirrn inhabit the Emptiness, they have no need for a satellite like Terra Nova, but it rebuffs his claims.
  • The Wirrn breeding cycle is terrestrial, their hosts intended to be used as a means of accelerating their technological prowess.

"The Sontaran Experiment"

  • After falling down a hole, the Doctor has a dream about rats chewing their way through the TARDIS.
  • Inside the Sontaran ship, Harry discovers two more Sontarans, apparently hibernating.
  • Sarah destroys one of the patrol robots with the the Doctor's sonic screwdriver.
  • Harry initially believes that a Sontaran is a golem.
  • There is an extra scene of the Doctor meeting Harry and finding out about the Sontarans before going off to find Sarah. (A version of this was scripted but apparently not filmed.)
  • The Doctor is briefly trapped in the force-field at the cave mouth.
  • The Doctor falls down the crevice when the Scavenger lassoes Sarah and Roth while they are lowering him with his scarf.
  • It is revealed that Styr is delaying submitting his report because he is enjoying the experiments.
  • The Doctor and Styr start their fight unarmed and both later use the gravity bar as a weapon.
  • Styr's experiment on Sarah is more elaborate, with her hallucinating drowning, being burned alive in a desert and attacked by a horde of ants. She is imprisoned in a cave rather than tied to a rock, and when Harry enters the cave he is affected too, imagining himself being attacked by a demonic Sarah. The experiment has already begun when Harry first finds her.
  • The Doctor weakens Styre during the fight by pouring the contents of a hip-flask into his probic vent. He then throws the Doctor off the edge but he survives because part of the Scavenger's levitation system slows his fall.
  • The Doctor speculates that the Sontarans are trying to occupy Earth for its terullian deposits formed by the solar flares and later discovers it is part of an alliance with another cloned race, the Hyperioi; there is no mention of the war with the Rutan as on screen.
  • Styr is referred to several times as having an inky black breath.

"Genesis of the Daleks"

  • The Time Lords' latest temporal projections foresee a time stream when the Daleks become dominant over all other life.
  • The Doctor explains their mission to Sarah and Harry while crossing the wasteland.
  • In the televised story, the Doctor and Harry are captured when the Kaleds gun down their Thal assailants. However, the novel has a lengthier hand-to-hand combat before this happens.
  • The accident that crippled Davros is depicted.
  • The mutant that tried to kill Sarah tries to escape by climbing up a wall.
  • Davros' office is covered in rejected Dalek designs.
  • The first meeting between Sevrin and Bettan is depicted.
  • The Dalek that exterminates Davros is revealed to later become the Dalek Emperor.
  • The Daleks decide to build a city.

"Revenge of the Cybermen"

  • The Vogans needed humanity to build the glittergun because their gold is useless against the Cybermen otherwise.
  • The novelisation adds an epilogue of the Doctor, Sarah and Harry heading for Loch Ness.
  • The Cyberleader reacts when Kellman mentions the name Doctor, relating how someone with that name was a frequent enemy of the Cybermen, but states the Fourth Doctor is not the same person because his face is different.
  • The Cyberleader reacts when Kellman mentions the name Doctor, relating how someone with that name was a frequent enemy of the Cybermen, but states the Fourth Doctor is not the same person because his face is different.

Doctor Who and the Loch Ness Monster

  • The Caber is called that because he won a caber-tossing contest in the Highland Games ("caber" in this instance referring to a tree trunk).
  • There is an extra scene in which the TARDIS materialises and temporarily becomes invisible. (This scene was filmed, but was edited out before transmission. It can be viewed as a special feature on the DVD release of this story).
  • There is some dialogue between the Doctor and the Duke of Forgill when the Duke picks them up in his car.
  • The Doctor responds to Sarah's enquiry about his jamming detector being jammed by deciding to build in a protective circuit.
  • The Zygons are said to have a sting in their natural form, used to stun the Doctor and Harry and to kill Angus and the soldier in the cellar.
  • There is an extra sequence of the Zygon at the sickbay reporting to Broton by communicator. (This was filmed but cut from the transmitted version).
  • The Zygons have a large group of human prisoners, rather than just the three seen on screen.
  • Broton indicates that the Zygon fleet will arrive gradually over centuries and he intends to construct lakes in which to breed Skarasens.
  • The Doctor is suspicious of the fake Duke but hopes to bring about a peaceful solution by staying quiet.

"Planet of Evil"

  • The Morestrans wrap the TARDIS in plastic to teleport it.
  • An original scene has Salamar and Morelli discuss the extinction of all life on Earth.

"Pyramids of Mars"

  • A prologue detailing Sutekh's imprisonment and an epilogue with Sarah on Earth researching the events of the story in a newspaper cutting, set after her departure are added.
  • There is considerable extra back story to Ibrahim Namin, who is said to be a leader of a cult set up by the Osirians to guard Sutekh's pyramid. On finding it opened, they killed Ahmed and the other labourers but were then informed by Sutekh that the pyramid being opened was the gods' will and given instructions.

"The Brain of Morbius"

  • The book gives extra characterization and the background of Morbius' original attack on Karn is expanded upon.
  • The Sister who betrayed them to Morbius was punished by losing her elixir, causing her to age to death.
  • The alien from the opening scene is also given a backstory, which incidentally establishes that it's a completely new kind of alien despite being depicted on-screen by a costume recycled from "The Mutants".
  • It is mentioned that Solon has made many busts of Morbius, destroying each when it failed to be perfect.
  • The Doctor says goodbye to Sarah before going back to the Sisterhood.
  • The Doctor attempts to use the dart gun against the revived Morbius only for him to crush it.
  • Maren telepathically guides the Sisterhood in their attack on the Doctor.

"The Masque of Mandragora"

  • The Doctor humiliates Hieronymous and Federico when he spots them trying to give rat poison to Guiliano.
  • An extended end scene features Guiliano trying to explain how the TARDIS disappeared.

"The Hand of Fear"

  • The Doctor gains Abbott's co-operation on his return to the quarry by showing his UNIT credentials.
  • Watson speaks to a minister on the phone about an enquiry after the incident.
  • Abbott greets the Doctor, Sarah and Eldrad at the quarry and points out the TARDIS to them.
  • It is explained that Watson keeps a gun in case of a terrorist attack.

"The Deadly Assassin"

  • The Doctor played hide and seek in the capitol when he grew up.
  • The Master lost his ability to regenerate after using a couple of bodies as a disguise.
  • Gallifrey has poor lighting so people have to use lanterns at night.
  • It is mentioned that the Doctor was being prepared for a seat on the High Council before he left Gallifrey.
  • Engin is said to have one regeneration remaining but has refused to use it because he is not required to be active.
  • Hildred is said to be the Commander of Sector Seven, implying several commanders under the castellan.
  • The Doctor's biodata states that his sentence was commuted because of the Omega crisis, the details of which are only known to the High Council.
  • The Master blasts open the cabinet containing the Great Key with a staser pistol and it is mentioned he plans to take the Eye of Harmony away in his TARDIS.
  • When the hypnotised guard attempts to disconnect the Doctor from the Matrix, a horrified Engin is forced to shoot him multiple times before he stays dead.
  • The Doctor recovers his usual clothes prior to his last meeting with Borusa.

"The Face of Evil"

  • The backstory of how and when the Doctor met Xoanon is discussed.
  • Additional backstory of how and when the Fourth Doctor met Xoanon is added.
  • The Doctor believes he was destined to return to the planet rather than return to join Sarah.
  • The two assassins Neeva sends after Leela are said to be warrior priests.
  • Leela tells the Doctor that the face on the mountainside was done by the Tesh; the Doctor speculates that it was done by laser.
  • It is mentioned that the invisible creatures have destroyed the Sevateem village.

"The Robots of Death"

  • Dum, Voc and Super-Voc and their function on the Sandminer is expanded upon.
  • The background of the 20 Founding Families is expanded upon.
  • The Doctor provides a further explanation as to why a dead stowaway is more suspicious than a live one by noting that the former cannot assert his innocence and would be automatically assumed guilty, lending support to his theory that this was the reason his assailant trapped him in the ore hopper.
  • Toos manages to dodge V6 for some time before he grabs her, making her survival more realistic.
  • It is made clear that SV 7 recalls V6 from the attack on Toos because his assistance is needed to deactivate V4.

"The Talons of Weng-Chiang"

  • Teresa is given the backstory of being a waitress.

"The Horror of Fang Rock"

  • The Doctor gives a rational explanation for the original legend of the beast of Fang Rock.
  • Adelaide can sense the cold as well as Leela.
  • A deleted scene where the survivors reach the island is reinstated.

"The Invisible Enemy"

  • What happens to the antibodies is expanded upon.
  • Leela can fly the TARDIS despite not having seen the white console room before.
  • A deleted scene where the Nucleus tries to reinfect the Doctor to no avail is reinstated.
  • There are scenes onboard the Bi-Al Foundation supply shuttle, showing the crew being infected before crashing into the asteroid.
  • Lowe infects more of the hospital personnel than is seen on screen, having a small army during his second assault on the isolation room rather than simply himself and three others.
  • It is mentioned that Professor Marius taught at New Heidelberg University.

"Image of the Fendahl"

  • Stael's background and motivation is explained in detail.
  • Moss is mentioned as fingering a lucky charm during his first meeting with the Doctor and Leela, a detail edited out of the broadcast version.
  • The Doctor gets out of the store room by weakening the lock with his sonic screwdriver and then kicking the door open, rather than someone unlocking it for him.
  • Leela knocks out a guard in order to get into Fetch Priory the first time.

"The Sun Makers"

  • When Cordo asks for news of his dying father, the nurse looks up the details on a computer screen before telling him.
  • A Deleted Scene where Leela sees citizens lining up to be executed for their death-day is restored.
  • Bisham knew the tablets he took were the PCM antidote.
  • The Doctor believes Mandrel threatening him with a poker is a bluff, saying he's not really nasty enough at heart.
  • Synge recalls that Mandrel was sent to the Correction Centre for assaulting a supervisor and there were rumours he escaped.


  • The background to the Minyans, the Time Lords and the crew of the R1C are expanded upon.
  • While the subject of the Doctor's painting aboard the TARDIS is left ambiguous on television, in the novelisation he mentions that he is repainting a spare control room in aquamarine blue, after the TARDIS' own refusal to redecorate herself.
  • The Doctor gets replacement parts for the R1C from the P7E.
  • In the Doctor, Leela and Idas's discussion of the Question of the Sword, the Time Lord points out to Leela her own tribe's use of the Horda.

"The Invasion of Time"

  • No other Time Lord has attempted to run for the position of President since the Doctor's declaration of candidacy in "The Deadly Assassin". With no other candidate brought forward, the position automatically fell to the Doctor as outlined in the Constitution of Gallifrey.
  • In Leela's quarters, Andred returns her knife in exchange for her presence at the induction ceremony.
  • During the induction ceremony, the search for the Great Key is a modified version of a preexisting element of the event. The artefact was believed to be stolen by the Master when he fled Gallifrey, so the candidate touches the empty pillow instead as a purely ceremonial gesture. In reality, the Great Key he found in the museum was simply a facsimile. The genuine article still lies in Borusa's keeping. His attempt to give the Doctor the incorrect key is omitted.
  • It's explained that the De-Mat Gun doesn't just vaporize people, it actually removes them from time completely, as we had previously seen the Time Lords do to the War Chief and his henchmen. And since Stor was the mastermind behind the whole invasion of Gallifrey, when the Doctor uses it on Stor it not only erases him, it also undoes both the Vardan and Sontaran invasions of the planet.
  • Castellan Kelner has succeeded the retired Spandrell due to a combination of good birth and political intrigue. His office is described as "an elaborate affair of transparent plastic and gleaming metals with complex control consoles and brightly flickering vision screens everywhere." It's gaudy, even by Time Lord standards, but helps to maintain his image. He's noted to have cultivated the Bodyguard Squad for similar purposes. Following his capture by Leela in the TARDIS, he goes unmentioned.
  • According to the Doctor, the fusion grenade Stor uses in the Panopticon will not only trigger the black hole beneath the planet, but also likely wipe out the Sontaran battle fleet as well.
  • Stor feels insecurities and has a lipless mouth with blazing red eyes. According to the Doctor, the fusion grenade he uses in the Panopticon will not only trigger the black hole beneath the planet, but also likely wipe out the Sontaran battle fleet as well.
  • Nesbin was cast out of the Capitol for assaulting a rival Time Lord, an offence almost unheard of in Gallifreyan society.
  • The "search for the Great Key" is a new responsibility because the Master stole it; the Doctor notes it was a fake that didn't have the power of the true Great Key.
  • Alone in the TARDIS conservatory, the Doctor notes that the stabiliser field only covers the control room. Stor's gun is perfectly functional within the rest of the ship. Even if it wasn't, the Time Lord is still at risk of being throttled or beaten to death regardless.
  • It is stated that Stor's gun will not operate in the TARDIS control room but will in the rest of the ship.
  • The guards attempt to break into the Doctor's office with axes typically used for ceremonial parades. They were never designed for practical use.
  • Some of Andred's loyal guards accompany the Doctor's group to meet Borusa and are killed with Jablif in a skirmish with the Sontarans.

"The Ribos Operation"

  • The Guardian's meeting place dissolves into space and the Doctor nearly makes it to the TARDIS.
  • Romana graduated from the Academy with a Triple Alpha while the Doctor graduated with Double Gamma on the second attempt.
  • The Seeker is unaffected when the Graff stabs her to death, but carries on in a zombie-like form.
  • The Graff is unhinged and needs Sholack to control him.
  • Both the Doctor and Romana consult a roll-up star chart in the TARDIS.
  • Unstoffe poses as a trapper when giving the Shrieve a drink and there is more emphasis on him stealing the man's uniform.
  • Garron recounts a local legend that the wearer of the crown can force back the Ice Time.
  • Sholakh attempts to confiscate the Locatormutor but the Doctor palms it back.
  • There is an extra sequence of the Doctor thinking Romana and Garron have been sealed in a crevice by a cave-in.
  • There is more materials with the Shrievenzales, with Unstoffe and later Romana and K9 hiding from them and the Graff's men being attacked by one, killing several of them.
  • The Graff explains his guards to the Captain by saying they are a regiment formed to protect trade routes.
  • There is much dialogue between the Doctor and Sholakh when the former is disguised as a guard, with the Doctor claiming to be Gammon, a member of the special reserve.
  • The Graff is trying to clear the blocked entrance when the charger blows up, implying that the explosion clears a way for the Doctor's group to leave the catacombs.

"The Pirate Planet"

  • The novel repeatedly states that this is Romana's second day and second trip in the TARDIS.
  • The Doctor finds the Key to Time boring, due to its six parts.
  • The Pirate Captain as been on Zanak for 200 years.
  • It's hinted that the Black Guardian is behind some events, including saving the Captain from dying when the Vantarialis crashed.
  • Calufrax, in the Calufrax system with six other planets, has two suns.
  • As he's falling, the Doctor imagines the Dalek Supreme and the Cyber-Controller being notified of how he died via the space-time telegraph.
  • It is said that Zanak has destroyed "dozens of planets" and a "dozen dozen" planets.
  • Xanxia purchased her time dams from a corporation that the Time Lords shut down 500 years ago, indicating that she has lived at least that long.
  • The young and old Queen Xanxias meet briefly.
  • Earth watches the effects of Zanak trying to materialise around the planet.
  • The Doctor and Romana go back in time and visit Calufrax to pay their respects just before Zanak arrives.
  • As the TARDIS is repairing itself, the console room becomes an English garden with a conservatory, the control console appearing as a sundial.

"The Stones of Blood"

  • Rumford believes the Doctor is a scientist named Cornish Fougous, the result of mishearing the on-screen dialogue where she believes he wrote a paper on Cornish fougous.
  • Martha is given back story as a local schoolteacher who joined the Druids because of her friendship with De Vries. She suggests they escape to Plymouth.
  • The Nine Travellers contains nine stones, at least until three turn out to be Ogri.
  • The Doctor ruminates on his acquaintances with Julius Caesar and Tacitus.
  • Romana attaches the third segment to the rest of the Key at the climax.

"The Power of Kroll"

  • A prologue explores the Kroll's feeding cycle and how the creature slept for centuries while fed on the nutrient-rich mud before being disturbed by the building of the refinery.
  • Thawn mentions having brought Harg back some book tapes.
  • The Swampies believe Romana is a spy.
  • Skart is said to be the Swampies' high priest.
  • Rohm-Dutt has a dream of being pursued by the Swampies and attacked by Kroll.
  • Dugeen confirms he is a member of the Sons of Earth, sent to sabotage the Refinery.
  • The Doctor suggests that Fenner share the food and supplies left in the refinery with the Swampies. Fenner actually looks through the stores, considering the idea.

"The Armageddon Factor"

  • The Shadow is an extra-dimensional ghost resurrected by the Black Guardian from one of the Doctor's enemies.
  • The Shadow's planet is an asteroid that resembles a medieval castle on the inside.
  • The planet is littered with trap doors.
  • The Doctor argues that the brief moment the Key was complete, the real White Guardian would have sorted everything out.
  • Drax mentions The Doctor's exile to Earth. He also mentions purchasing a second-hand TARDIS instead of stealing one, like the Doctor and their other classmates had done, and went into repair and maintenance.

"Destiny of the Daleks"

  • During the Doctor's escape from the Dalek command centre, the Daleks use hoverbouts to chase him.
  • Tyssan tries to bully the Doctor and Romana into going with the prisoners to put Davros on trial.
  • The book the Doctor reads is The Origin of the Tenth Galaxy rather than the universe and is said to have been written by a pompous Time Lord historian.
  • The Doctor mentioning Kantrians don't possess radiation treatment.
  • The need for anti-radiation pills is followed further than on screen, with the Doctor offering Romana some when they are reunited.
  • Sharrel specifies the Movellans' original intention was to find what the Daleks were after and gain it themselves.
  • It is specified that there are only six Daleks left other than the leader to form the suicide squad.
  • The Doctor is attacked by the Kaled mutant he finds while hiding from the Daleks.

"City of Death"

  • Backstory for the Countess and Hermann are given: She was the daughter of a Swiss banker who let the Count swindle her father; Hermann was a Nazi given responsibility guarding art treasures when the Count found him.
  • Exactly how the different pieces of Scaroth are linked is gone into in more depth; it's even made clear that Scarlioni's barely aware of who he really is at first.
  • An original scene features Romana and Duggan going on a night out together, with Romana getting drunk on wine in the process.
  • Scarlioni does not know he is Scaroth until the scene where he removes his face.
  • Romana began traveling with the Doctor at the age of 125, and has been traveling with him for somewhere between a few weeks and a few years. Duggan believes she is 25.
  • The Doctor looks at an Ernest Hemingway book.
  • The character of Countess Scarlioni is greatly expanded upon, given a backstory and a first name, Heidi. She is also shown to have a closer relationship with the Count, with him regretting having to kill her greatly.
  • Romana improves upon Kerensky's computer, increasing the memory to 1 MB and adding 7 computer languages and 5 protocols. She describes it as a "clever prime", in reference to a series of adverts for Prime Computer produced in 1980 featuring the Doctor and Romana.
  • Duggan's backstory as to how he ended up in Paris is explored in great detail, with a scene depicting his last case before the events of the story being depicted.
  • The tour guide is named as Madame Henriette and given a collection of cats.
  • There is an extra sequence of Duggan fighting a group of Scarlioni's men while escaping from the chateau.
  • The Doctor displays more anger towards Romana for building Scarlioni a time machine.
  • The Countess' bracelet is said to be isomorphic, meaning in theory only Scarlioni can remove it, and allows him a degree of control over her.
  • The art critics played by John Cleese and Eleanor Bron who comment on the TARDIS are given an expanded background subplot; the one played by Cleese is presented as an insecure nouveau riche businessman called Harrison who's being given a lesson in art appreciation by the one played by Bron, an artist called Elena, with Harrison mainly going along with it because he's got a crush on Elena.
  • Duggan sees the Doctor and Romana leaving in the TARDIS from the bottle of the Eiffel Tower.
  • Count Scarlioni is said to possess a fireplace previously owned by Madame du Pompadour.

"The Creature from the Pit"

  • Cutaway scenes explain Chloris from the perspective of the ex-miners-turned-bandits.
  • Adrasta's first meeting with Erato is featured.
  • The novelisation details how Tythonians have sex.
  • How Erato gets out of the pit is elaborated on.
  • When he's out of the pit Erato doesn't have much sympathy for the people of Chloris and says they could have freed him much earlier.
  • There is a sequence of Edu climbing the ivy surrounding Adrasta's palace and killing a guard on the roof.
  • Organon states he last came to that part of the planet seventeen years ago and there was no sign of the Creature then.

"Nightmare of Eden"

  • The Doctor notes that no-one ever discovered the source of vraxoin which was believed to have been lost when the last of the smugglers died.
  • There is a number of examples of additional explanatory dialogue, such as Tryst stating he tried to drug Romana in order to stop her telling people about the unstable projection and the Doctor stating there must have been a matter interface behind the bulkhead they removed.
  • The Doctor advises Stott to have Eden quarantined at the climax to stop anyone else finding out the link between the Mandrels and vraxoin.
  • Romana is grabbed by the carnivorous Eden plant with the Doctor.

"The Horns of Nimon"

  • An extended prologue explains how Soldeed first met the Nimon.
  • The Doctor thinks the Nimon are from another universe.
  • The ending is expanded to show how Skonnos and Aneth will cope following the events of the story.
  • The First Empire Wars are referenced.
  • Teka is said to be the daughter of the King of Aneth.
  • Sorak has ambitions to depose Soldeed.
  • On returning from Crinoth, Romana tells Seth about the other two Nimon despite him having seen them.
  • The Skonnans and Anethans take cover in the cellar when the Power Complex explodes, with the Doctor's group riding it out in the TARDIS.


  • An opening chapter focusing on Skagra is added.
  • There is a homosexual subtext to Skagra recruiting David Taylor. The character is given a greater presence than in the original story, although his character was also elaborated on in the webcast.
  • There are added scenes featuring Chris walking around the TARDIS and finding his bedroom.
  • The closing of the novel adds a scene of Chris, Clare and Chronotis being escorted to the police station, and a scene of the Doctor and Romana using the Randomiser in the TARDIS.

"The Leisure Hive"

  • There is much material about the back story of the Argolin and Foamasi.
  • The Argolin were a warlike tribe who conquered or killed all the other tribes of their planet, relying on formal duels until they discovered space travel and began conquering other worlds.
  • The Foamasi have a history as assassins, the original use of their skin suits.
  • There are extra sequences of a deckchair man and candy floss seller observing the Doctor and Romana on the beach, and two journalists seeing Mena and Hardin leaving Earth but ignoring them.
  • The Doctor questions Pangol about the use of tachyonics during the demonstration.
  • There is more interaction with the tourists, with Loman being a speaking part.
  • The faked rejuvenation recording is playing on a loop when the Doctor and Romana are brought to the board room, explaining their familiarity with it.
  • It is mentioned that most of the surviving Argolin are members of Morix's old crew, who were attacking Foamas at the time of Argolis' bombardment.
  • Most of the surviving Argolin are members of Morix's old crew, who were attacking Foamas at the time of Argolis' bombardment. Most of the surviving Foamasi are guards and inmates of an underground prison. The guards formed the Foamasi Bureau of Investigation while the prisoners kept up inter-clan violence until only two criminal families remain, the West Lodge and Twin Suns.
  • Klout is captured by the Foamasi investigators while planting an explosive.
  • The West Lodge's modus operandi is expanded on: They arrange deaths and accidents to force races to sign their contracts, give a down payment, then arrange for the planet's population to be wiped out and claim ownership by default.
  • It is established that Argolin and Foamasi have never met in person before.
  • The Doctor and Romana state that losing the Randomiser means neither they nor the Black Guardian will know where they are going...the opposite of on screen, where this was the function of the Randomiser.


  • The "abducted earthling" is given a name — George Morris — and a backstory as an assistant bank manager. His abduction by the Gaztaks, whom he believes at first are students carrying out one of their Rag Week pranks, is shown in the opening pages.
  • The novelisation makes it clear the "Gaztak" is a broad term for mercenary bands, not referring only to Grugger's group.
  • The novelisation ends with an epilogue in which George Morris returns to Earth.

"Full Circle"

  • A prologue featuring the Starliner crashing is added.
  • The Marshmen drag outlers under the water as a kind of planetary defense system.
  • Nefred interfaces with the system files.
  • The Doctor tries to save the marshchild after failing to save a "witch" from being burnt.
  • An additional scene features a spider jumping from K9's headless body onto the Doctor's face.

"State of Decay"

  • Several pieces of dialogue from earlier versions of the script that were left out of broadcast are restored, such as K9 stating once he has finished his calculations he will go and rescue the Doctor and Romana.
  • Aukon's title is given as High Councillor.
  • Prior to taking the TARDIS to the rebels' HQ, the Doctor deduces that since Romana and Adric haven't returned Tarak probably didn't deliver his message.
  • Ivo is shown to strangle Habris after encountering him at the Tower.

"Warrior's Gate"

  • The book begins with a depiction of how the slavers' spaceship ended up in the void.
  • According to the novelisation, Aldo and Royce came with the ship when Rorvik hired it.


  • The policeman in the opening scene is given the name of Police Constable Donald Seagrave. He has been sorting out a main water flooding in Burnley Street and is checking in with the Superintendent to see if can go home for his tea.
  • The location of the police box is clarified as the Barnet Bypass.
  • While the Doctor receives a message from Traken about Tremas, he gives Adric a volume of Paradise Lost, which the boy starts to read.
  • There is an added sequence of when the Doctor and Adric walk back from the Cloisters to the console room, they get temporarily lost down a corridor that leads to a small cupboard.
  • The tyre puncture of Aunt Vanessa's car is caused by Tegan narrowly missing a lorry and hitting a kerb.
  • The Doctor inspects the main logic junction which is a mass of fibre optic-type wires located behind a translucent and heavy panel within a large oval arch set into a corridor wall.
  • Adric spots Tegan on the scanner screen and gets a premonition-type feeling that he is going to get to know her.
  • There are several instances where Adric's questions distract the Doctor.
  • When going through the infinite regression of police boxes, Adric picks the locks with a coat hanger.
  • The Master's TCE stinks of ozone.
  • The Watcher is expanded upon.
  • When chased by the Pharos Project security guards, the Doctor and Tegan run into some workmen on bicycles. The Master fires his TCE at them but misses before the Doctor disarms him.
  • Adric identifies that the Doctor is regenerating.

    Fifth Doctor 
  • Nyssa and Tegan have a more in depth discussion about recursion.
  • When the Master bids farewell to Nyssa and Tegan on the scanner screen, they can see Adric behind him.
  • Tegan takes notes in Pitman shorthand. The Doctor can't understand it but he had learned shorthand once, a long time ago.
  • When the Doctor climbs the rocks, he gets subliminal images of his former self hanging off a gantry and swinging off a cable. He also hears voices of the past and future calling "Doctor".
  • It's stated that the Gallifreyan temperament tends to see the world from the other person's point of view. This means that the Doctor's natural sympathies lie with the pig on the roasting spit. To avoid offending his hosts, he tells them that he is tired.
  • During breakfast, just before Tegan and Nyssa are introduced to Shardovan, Tegan questions the lack of equality in Castrovalva.
  • Nyssa initially worries that the Doctor is suffering from high altitude edema when he dashes up the stairs but this turns to be the effects of the spacial disturbances of Castrovalva.
  • There is an official Time Lord strategy, taught as a child, for a moment of near defeat. The Doctor found the dictum typically Gallifreyan - arid, abstract and artificial - but in his current circumstances is grateful to have it to fall back on.
  • It is stated that the Doctor is nearly 800 years old.
  • The Doctor annotates and numbers the map drawn on the back of the mirror.
  • The Master set up the trap 500 years ago.

"Four to Doomsday"

  • Bigon explains that Monarch has claimed he will let some of Earth's population survive for him and the others to rule but does not believe him.
  • The Doctor attempts to convince Monarch to spare him by saying only he can control the TARDIS only for Tegan to promptly dematerialise it.


  • The relationship between Hindle and Sanders is explored in greater detail.
  • Hindle's rank is given as lieutenant.
  • The Doctor speculates that it is the era when Earth's empire is expanding.
  • The Doctor speculates that the three missing team members encountered the Mara, refused to submit as Tegan did and were killed.

"The Visitation"

  • Elizabeth is in her room when she spots the Terileptil spacecraft crashing.

"Black Orchid"

  • Anne is convinced not to give the Doctor an alibi.
  • Tegan attempts to explain the game of cricket to Nyssa and Adric.
  • Anne is convinced not to give the Doctor an alibi.
  • There are scenes of Charles chatting with the opposing captain, who is present in some of the scenes at the house and is given one of Muir's lines.
  • The Doctor says he learned cricket from a young Don Bradman and is unaware of his later fame.
  • Muir says the Doctor has broken the record for the fastest century.
  • Tegan sees Latoni at the cricket match before he sneaks into the house.
  • There is an extra scene of Charles and Ann selecting costumes while George watches from the shadows.
  • Adric initially has no trouble telling Nyssa and Ann apart, although as on screen he is thrown by Nyssa knowing the Charleston.
  • Ann sees George when she comes round after being kidnapped and is told by Lady Cranleigh that he is a German or Swiss explorer that George brought home for them to look after.
  • It is the Doctor who finds James' body and convinces Charles to call the police.
  • The Doctor admits to Muir that he is not the true replacement before Charles makes the phone call.
  • The Doctor wonders if the Time Lords have sent him.
  • Tegan and Adric discuss the punishment for murder in England in 1925.
  • Lady Cranleigh suggests to Charles that Muir could cover up George's involvement.
  • It is specified that three days pass between George's death and the TARDIS departing, and there is no mention of the crew keeping their costumes.


  • The effect of the Earthshock bomb planted in Professor Kyle's archaeological site is said to be enough to blow the entire planet apart should it be planted at the focal point of several geological fault lines.
  • Several mentions are made of a Galactic Congress hosting the interstellar conference on Earth.
  • Ringway is said to be the ship's navigator.
  • The Doctor is immediately suspicious of Ringway, asking how he knew Vance and Buchanan were dead without checking. It is specified the two crewmembers were beaten to death.
  • Tegan is given one of the dead troopers' guns when accompanying Scott's group into the hold.
  • The Cyberleader threatens Nyssa to stop Tegan tampering with the TARDIS. He counters Tegan's argument that the TARDIS will be noticed by Earth's early warning systems by pointing out the blue box isn't radar-reflective.
  • In the end, the jammed controls on the TARDIS console are freed through the buffeting caused by the freighter's destruction. The silence is broken as the Doctor collects the remains of Adric's star from the Deputy's body and places them in his pocket.

"Time Flight"

  • Dave Culshaw is specified as Concorde Speedbird Flight 192's first officer.

"Arc of Infinity"

  • The function of the Matrix Crown on Gallifrey is elaborated upon. It's explained that the link is only used in strict emergencies to directly consult with the "strange combination of group-mind and race memory" that is the Matrix. It's both extremely dangerous and stressful to the wearer.
  • It's clarified that Nyssa uses her staser to stun the guards outside the Place of Termination. However, she resets the weapon to kill before challenging the High Council. Something left ambiguous in the televised version of the story. Later, she again uses non-lethal force against an attacking guard en route to the Presidential Chambers.
  • During the Doctor's escape from Gallifrey, he and Borusa communicate via the TARDIS scanner.


  • Scenes on life on Manussa and supporting characters is expanded upon.
  • The Doctor reflects on how no one listened to him until it was too late.
  • Chela realises what the Doctor is saying about the Six Faces of Delusion after counting.
  • The novelisation includes some material that was scripted but not included such as Tanha meeting Chela while taking Nyssa to the cells, Lon reacting badly when Tanha almost sees his snake mark and Tanha and Ambril discussing the latter's lack of family.

"Mawdryn Undead"

  • The Brigadier's decline and Turlough's contempt for his school are explored.
  • The Brigadier sees Turlough stealing his car as a reason to bring back corporal punishment.
  • The Black Guardian is more obviously controlling Turlough throughout the story than on-screen, causing him to attack the Doctor with the rock.
  • Turlough lets the Doctor know he has advanced technical knowledge as a way of tipping him off that something else is going on.


  • The ship is revealed to be from another universe.
  • The Garm was imported from a radioactive planet.
  • The raiders prepare for raids with self-hypnosis. Olvir turned to piracy when his sister's medical bills broke his family's wealth.
  • An original scene sees Turlough try to strangle Tegan.


  • The Eternals are expanded in greater detail.
  • There is a small amount of extra dialogue between the Doctor and Turlough in the last scene, with the Doctor commenting he wasn't sure who Turlough was going to push during their encounter in the grid room.

"The King's Demons"

  • The Doctor expresses his admiration for the Master several times in the novelisation.
  • Sir Gilles asks Turlough about how to get into the TARDIS.
  • Tegan points out that the TARDIS could not have gone through the castle doors.
  • The Doctor attempts to convince Ranulf that the King's identifying him as a demon is him being confused by stories about the Anjou line being descended from Satan.
  • Turlough recalls the Doctor telling him of the Master.
  • The novelisation retains the originally scripted first meeting between Sir Gilles and Sir Geoffrey where Geoffrey's squire is killed by the knights.
  • There is a longer sequence of the Doctor encouraging Tegan to take the TARDIS from the Great Hall.

"The Five Doctors"

  • A segment accounting for Susan Foreman's abduction by the timescoop is added, set in the era after "The Dalek Invasion of Earth".
  • The First Doctor is stated to be nearing his first regeneration, having come to the rose garden in semi-retirement to prepare himself for the process ahead.
  • Sarah Jane is upset over the Fourth Doctor's absence.

"Warriors of the Deep"

  • The world of 2084 is explored in greater detail. Terrance Dicks makes no implication regarding the two sides in the human conflict, clearly referring to them as East Bloc and West Bloc. The West Bloc's use of the human brain in their synch-op systems provided a tactical edge that the East lacked. It also proved to be their weakest link due to the strict requirements of the position. The Sea Bases were constructed to offset the new vulnerabilities of space-based warfare in the latter half of the 21st century.
  • Icthar is identified multiple times, by the Doctor and the author, as the unnamed Silurian Scientist previously encountered by the Third Doctor in "Doctor Who and the Silurians". Poised between the Old Silurian initially leading the shelter and the Young Silurian who usurped him.
  • An attempted rescue of the Doctor by Turlough and Preston that was cut from the televised version is retained.
  • Doctor Solow, along with Nilson, was a convert to the ideology of the East Bloc, the power bloc opposed to the base. After the death of Solow's husband and parents, Nilson convinced her that the philosophy of the East Bloc was the answer to all of life's problems, but for the East Bloc to wipe out all suffering and injustice on Earth, sacrifices would have to be made. Conversely, Nilson is described as "a complete fanatic", if anything more ruthless than the people he serves.
  • When Nilson takes Tegan hostage, the Doctor follows them to the ultraviolet converter carrying the dead Karina's blaster for protection. He's forced to discard it when Nilson calls his bluff and threatens Tegan with his own weapon.
  • While the novelisation ends on a similarly bitter note, the Doctor recognises that there will be other survivors hiding throughout Sea Base 4. Bulic will have to assume command of the base while the TARDIS is repaired and explain to their rescuers what transpired.
  • The humans' weapons can harm Sea Devils by striking the unarmoured portions.
  • It is made clearer than on screen that Vorshak is shot while shielding the Doctor.

"The Awakening"

  • It is stated that Sir George Hutchinson's ancestor was squire in Will's time and the one who organised the burning of the May Queen and forced the villagers to fight.


  • Turlough is tying knots in the Doctor's scarf at the beginning.
  • Cockerill is eating his lunch secretly in the state room and allows Tegan, Turlough and Norna to pass through unmolested.
  • The Gravis assumes the Doctor was sent by the Time Lords.
  • There is an extra sequence of the Doctor pretending to need his spectacles in order to slip away and explain his plan to Tegan.

"Resurrection of the Daleks"

  • The Prison Station is a ship called the Vipod Mor. It has a cat named Sir Runcible that escapes with the Doctor through the time corridor.
  • The Dalek battlecruiser is said to be crewed by Tellurians, implying the duplicates and Troopers are humans. Lytton being a Charnel, as established in the "Attack of the Cybermen" novelization, is never mentioned.
  • "Howie Kellim" is the formal Star Fleet greeting, with "Howie Kellim Bi" as the reply.
  • The computers controlling the time corridor attack the TARDIS using Ciskinady coding, which alerts the Doctor and Turlough that the Daleks are involved.
  • Mercer is left in command of the prison station's defence because the captain is drunk.
  • A scene of the Doctor and Stien entering the TARDIS, which was edited out of the broadcast version, is included.
  • The starfighters mentioned in the serial are depicted in a brief space battle.
  • The grenade takes out 15 Daleks, instead of the obvious two on screen.
  • The novelisation shows the army personnel being duplicated in a van outside the warehouse.
  • The Doctor previously met Lytton in Soho, running a high-class jazz club in Old Compton Street.
  • Much detail is given about the interior of the Doctor's TARDIS, including that all the meals are prepared by an unseen robot chef named Ooba-Doa.
  • The Doctor and Turlough intend to pursue Lytton instead of warning Earth authorities about the Dalek duplicates.
  • In the "Coda," Tegan is briefly pursued by Lytton's policemen after leaving the TARDIS, and jumps off a bridge onto a boat to escape.
  • More focus is placed on Tegan's growing discomfort, with her expressing disgust on finding the bodies of the bomb disposal squad and disagreeing with the Doctor's plan to execute Davros.

"Planet of Fire"

  • There is an opening chapter contrasting the sinking of the Greek ship with the crash of the Trion ship.
  • The novel places all the material on Sarn after the TARDIS has left Earth.
  • A scene where Turlough finds the graves of his parents is added.
  • Turlough wants to leave the Sarns to die.
  • There is extra threatening dialogue between Turlough and Kamelion before the former first leaves the TARDIS.
  • The Sarns are unaware that the Elders' staffs are laser weapons until Kamelion shows them how to work them.
  • There is extra material of Sorasta arranging to have food gathered and hidden in defiance of the Elders' instructions.
  • Amyand attempts to kill the miniaturised Master.
  • The story ends with Turlough taking one last look at the TARDIS de-materiliazing before boarding the Transporter.

"The Caves of Androzani"

  • Elements of Androzani society are explored, such as chakaw picking.
  • While the description is largely faithful, the Magma Beast is said to be able to camouflage itself by resembling a boulder.
  • Morgus' order for the lift maintenance engineer to be shot is given more motivation: He demanded a large bribe to fix the lift shaft so the doors would open while the lift wasn't there.

    Sixth Doctor 
"The Twin Dilemma"
  • Eric Saward adds a detailed description of how regeneration works, detail not supported by other novels or televised stories. However, Saward's creation of lindos, the hormone which kickstarts the regenerative process, is significant to the plot of "Unregenerate!".
  • Azmael's departure from Gallifrey is said to have attracted the attention of the High Council who considered him too knowledgeable to be allowed free passage in the wider cosmos. To that end, they dispatch an assassination squad of Seedle warriors to execute him. The warriors track him down to Vitrol Minor where he had been hiding and massacred the population in search of the missing Time Lord. However, by the time that they had realised his absence, he'd escaped and returned to Gallifrey. Enraged and grief-stricken, he attempted to get the President and the High Council indicted, but both escaped charge. Azmael is forced to gun down the politicians, but disgusted by the act, declares himself an outcast and condemns himself to exile beyond Gallifrey. There is no mention of this in the televised story. He expresses regrets about leaving Gallifrey and becoming a renegade. In the televised story, his only regret is not being able to stay on Jaconda.
  • The Doctor reminisces about his times with Jo Grant, Tegan, Leela, Zoe, Jamie, Turlough, Nyssa, Romana, Liz Shaw and more prominently, Adric. The novelisation goes further and says that the memory of Adric was the most painful of all, with the boy going to his death without the Doctor being able to fully praise or even like him.
  • There is much back story added about how Professor Sylvest dreams of killing the twins and has spent much time with his colleague Vestal Smith until he is threatened by her "Neanderthal" husband.
  • Several mentions are made of an alcoholic drink called Voxnic.
  • It is stated that the corrupt Time Lord High Council sent sadistic Seedle Warriors after Azmael who wiped out the population of Vitrol Minor.
  • Hugo Lang fails to realise Azmael's ship should not be capable of warp drive and needs the Doctor to tell him to use his gun to cut himself out of the slime trail.
  • There are several stories about characters tangentially related to the plot: Counciller Verne (a Time Lord who rose to high office after regenerating into a handsome man, took multiple regenerations to recover his good looks and ended up deformed), a group of scientists from Maston Viva who set up the base on Titan Three (the atmosphere so depressed them that they missed a radiation pulse that wiped out their planet), Professor James Zarn (the inventor of the revitaliser who cured a space plague that made people too honest but was turned into a giant glass of Voxnic by a revitaliser accident and drunk by his guests) and Professor Vinny Mosten (who discovered the acid that was named after him when he exposed an attempt to artificially age supposed archaeological relics and died when it was spilled on him).
  • The Doctor mentions that the Jacondans are forming militias to dispose of the remaining gastropods after Mestor's death.

"Attack of the Cybermen"

  • Back story is provided for the gang members:
    • Griffiths was named after Prince Charles by his mother. Growing up without a father, he started shoplifting at a young age to help his mother out, being caught at the age of eleven due to his choice to repeatedly rob the same department store. He was labelled a recidivist by a criminal psychologist at the age of twenty-one and, by the age of thirty-two, had spent eight years and seven months in prison. He lived off of Social Security and loans from his mother, whom he lived with, before meeting Gustave Lytton, whose successful criminal adventures he began assisting with. Becoming rich meant that he was able to help his mother and also built his self-esteem.
    • Payne is a shady garage owner.
    • Russell was assigned to Lytton when the police became curious about his lack of background, with both Lytton and Griffiths secretly aware he is a police officer.
  • Payne is a chain smoker and claims someone is following them so he can sneak a cigarette.
  • The Doctor suspects Lytton didn't tell him he was working for the Cryons because he suspected the Doctor would not believe him.
  • Griffiths kills a Cyberman in the sewers with a machine gun.

"Vengeance on Varos"

  • In the 23rd century, the Governor was born into the officer class of Varosian society and lived a life of luxury, something that he saw no issue with. He and eleven of his peers took part in the ballot before the Chief Officer to select the forty-fifth Governor of Varos and drew the one red card.
  • Arak worked in the Zeiton-7 division of Mine Tech. He and Etta have no children. She serves him food before the viewer's reports are introduced, but not before television became compulsory. He earns very little money and, although he begrudges the seriousness with which Etta treats her viewer's reports, he's thankful for the extra money she brings in.
  • The Governor's favourite drink is a sparkling blue wine from Emsidium.
  • A new scene sees the Governor and his personal butler, Sevrin, in his home when the Chief Officer requests him to return to the Dome regarding Sil.
  • During the first meeting with the Governor and Sil, Sil rocks his water-tank so hard, he falls over; no such thing occurred in the televised story.
  • Peri, the Governor and Maldak are forced to cross the harsh surface of Varos in environment suits to get the safety zone in the Punishment Zone.
  • The Chief Officer orders Jondar's chains to be tightened after he has avoided the laser for too long.
  • Peri is strapped into the Governor's chair when interrogated by him and threatened with the cell disintegrator.
  • In the Punishment Dome and across the planet, there are lines of Monorails linked, across the planet.
  • Arak accuses the morgue attendants' deaths of being faked.
  • It is revealed Jondar was arrested after sneaking into the officers' dome and witnessing the luxury they live in.
  • The "safe exit" is revealed to lead onto the poisonous surface of Varos.

"The Mark of the Rani"

  • A deleted scene of the Doctor and Peri in the TARDIS on the way to Kew Gardens is included.
  • The miners are immersed in the bath water before being gassed.
  • It is made clear that when the Rani activates the mark on people's necks it strangles them.
  • The Rani's rule of Miasimia Goria has been kept secret from the Time Lords.
  • Ward and the others steal a tinker's cart in order to transport the TARDIS.
  • The Master assures the Rani he will bring Peri back after they have seen the TARDIS thrown down the mineshaft.
  • There is a sequence of Luke treating the wounded after rioting at the pit.
  • After leaving the mine, the Master tells the Rani to set her TARDIS for the pit office, intending to give one of the maggots to Ravensworth and set a trap for the Doctor.
  • An epilogue has the Doctor and Peri making it to Kew Gardens and Peri pondering whether the flowers there are really people.

"The Two Doctors"

  • A scant prologue featuring what is implied to be the Time Lords in yellow robes in a violet, misty garden where the flowers grow as tall as trees is recounted briefly by Jamie. He refers to them as "chieftains".
  • The opening scene with the Second Doctor and Jamie's approach to Space Station Camera is mirrored with the Sixth Doctor and Peri.
  • When attacked in the station's infrastructure, Peri punches Jamie out in self-defence.
  • The Doctor's sombre musings at the imminent collapse of the universe are expanded. He laments the creatures that will suffer and die, not for ambition or lust for power, but simply as a byproduct of the devastation.
  • A fire breaks out in the main computer room while the Sixth Doctor is focussing his mind for astral projection, forcing Peri and Jamie to move him into the corridor as the flames consume the station. He sings "Largo al Factotum" from The Barber of Seville to himself on the way back to the TARDIS.
  • The Sixth Doctor hesitates to combat Dastari, telling Jamie he was once a champion sampola wrestler.
  • Chessene's use of coronic acid inwardly alarms Dastari, as the Rutans are the weapon's inventors and chief distributors. With it, they decimated the Sontarans at Vollotha. The Sixth Doctor notes that it was specifically tailored to attack cloned tissue and the Sontarans still have no defence against it. When Varl perishes, shielding Stike from the canisters, he notes to himself to recommend his subordinate for the Golden Role of Heroes.
  • It is revealed that the Doctor has invented the gumblejack as an excuse for Peri.
  • Dastari was a champion sampola wrestler in his youth.
  • Stike sends Varl with Chessene as a last minute change which she had already anticipated.
  • Dialogue between Stike and Varl about their weapons, featured in the original script, is restored.
  • There are more lurid descriptions from Shockeye about how meat is prepared on Earth.
  • Despite claiming to only be working at his restaurant between roles, Oscar has been doing so for three years.
  • Oscar has a teddy which he asks Anita to look after along with his moths when he dies.
  • The novelisation closes with a short summary of the authorities' reaction to the destruction at the hacienda and the murder of Oscar.


  • The rebel group lead by Katz and Sezon make an appearance far earlier in the story than on television. Their new hideout is described as a disused mineral mine and the three insurgents who are captured and killed in the early hours of the story — Gazak, Tyheer and Aram — are noted to be the second of two paramilitary brigades attacking the Borad's power structure. Katzin "Katz" Makrif is the daughter of the former Maylin who died under suspicious circumstances in a previous "bloodless" coup.
  • Peri escapes from the Citadel onto the surface of Karfel itself, catching her breath under a crimson skyline and the twin suns of Rearbus and Selynx. Faced with the decision to travel north/south into the desert, east back into the city or west into the caves, she chooses to brave the caverns.
  • The Doctor abandons the Borad's vault to rescue Peri and Herbert from the Morlox himself. He soaks the end of a wooden stake with the contents of the M80 cannister and thrusts it straight into the creature's mouth. The resulting chemical reaction combines the two together, killing the frenzied animal outright.
  • The Central Citadel's guardoliers are discovered to be androids of a similar make to those employed directly by the Borad. When he is killed, an automatic trigger is sent down to fifty-strong to obliterate every living thing in the Citadel. Peri arms herself with a blaster and accompanies the rebels while the Doctor and Mykros attempt to shut down the power vault with the two recovered amulets.
  • The Borad is said to have a series of clones in freeze-chambers. The original is cast into the time corridor at the end of the story. The Doctor instructs Mykros to destroy them by disintegrating the temperature control units, so the dictator's regime can finally become a memory.
  • Gazak's father was a councillor who was killed for continuing to supply grain to the Bandrils in secret.
  • Sezon and Katz were the leaders of separate rebel groups who have recently combined.
  • The Borad orders explosives placed at the landing pad the Bandril ship will be using. After his defeat, Mykros tells the Bandrils to use a different pad.
  • The Doctor destroys an android outside the Borad's vault by overloading his Kontron crystal device and throwing it at it.

"Revelation of the Daleks"

  • Necros is approximately the size of Mars, has an atmosphere much like Earth's, has three moons, and its seas have no salt. It has a winter and summer.
  • The Doctor and Peri are shown cooking and eating nut roast for breakfast, after Peri searches for something to wear. It is Wednesday morning in the TARDIS.
  • The TARDIS is on Necros an hour before the Doctor and Peri exit it.
  • Necros is approximately the size of Mars, has an atmosphere much like Earth's, has three moons, and its seas have no salt. It has a winter and summer.
  • Tranquil Repose incorporates every architectural style ever practiced in the Twelve Galaxies.
  • Gigory is 35 and a medical doctor, while Natasha is 25 and an engineering student.
  • Takis and Lilt met serving in the Peninsular Wars on planet JJ 33. They entertained the troops by impersonating Laurel and Hardy.
  • Jobel is 51 and was born in the star system Sifton 31. His father was a purveyor of meats and his mother was a stage make-up artist.
  • Derek Johnson, known as "the DJ," began his career while attending the Lowwrie Institute of Technology in the star system Sygma 18. He was later kidnapped by pirates and, because they didn't like his music, abandoned on a small planetoid in the Delta JJ sector of the Sixth Zone of the galaxy.
  • Upon first glimpsing a Dalek, Peri remarks that it looks "cute."
  • Orcini invited Bostock to join the Grand Order of Oberon after seeing his bravery at the Battle of Vavetron.
  • The Garden of Fond Memories is very similar to an avenue in the Roman town of Ephesus the Doctor visited two thousand years ago.
  • After escaping the prison station, Davros almost died waiting for months before being picked up by a transporter. He has been on Necros for over a year.
  • Tasambeker has been at Tranquil Repose for at least a few months.
  • Sontana was President Vargos's Principal Wife. The Doctor knew her as "Sonnie."
  • Tranquil Repose has a cat named Lord Plunkett.
  • Several million bodies are interred at Tranquil Repose.
  • The two hollow pyramids of Tranquil Repose were built using hydro-stabilisation.
  • The Doctor has a box of matches he picked up during the 19th century London Match Girl Strike.
  • Grigory and Natasha start an electrical fire to disrupt Tranquil Repose's systems.
  • It's implied Kara is marched to Davros on foot and is interrogated by Lilt, her dress ripped and an incisor missing.
  • Davros creates several thousand "gold sphere Daleks," a new generation that are supposedly more intuitive, better skilled at reading emotional situations, and equipped to levitate.
  • The Doctor offers to let the survivors stay in the TARDIS for the night.

"The Mysterious Planet"

  • Valeyard, like Inquisitor, seems to be a Time Lord title, a Special Prosecutor assigned by the High Council in serious, often political, cases.
  • The "lenient" sentencing during the Doctor's previous trial, as mentioned by the Valeyard, is explicitly linked to his five-year exile on the planet Earth.
  • The Trial Station is said to be in a graveyard of spaceships.


  • A tongue-in-cheek epilogue reveals that Peri had not died as the Doctor had believed, but that she and Yrcanos fell in love and travelled to Earth in the 20th century. Yrcanos took up a career as a professional wrestler, with Peri as his manager. The book opens with the Doctor musing on vague memories of the events on Thoros-Beta.
  • The book opens with the Doctor musing on vague memories of the events on Thoros-Beta.
  • The Valeyard makes several attempts to claim he has proved the Doctor's life is forfeit only for the Doctor and the Inquisitor to insist the event be shown in full.
  • Marne assures the Doctor he will not sound the alarm since it will hurt his ears, only for a guard to do so instead.

"Terror of the Vervoids"

  • Extra trial room scenes of the Valeyard complaining about the absence of the Doctor from the early sequences and attempting to blame him for Bruchner's death. (These were recorded and are included as deleted scenes on the DVD.)
  • More emphasis is placed on the Valeyard using the same phrase that the Doctor supposedly used in the faked conversation with Mel.
  • It is mentioned that Kimber is going to Earth to visit his son and grandchildren and that the watch left behind after he is killed has an inscription from them.
  • It is more clear than on screen that the Mogarians are killed by having acid thrown over their face plates, damaging them and exposing them to the Earthlike atmosphere.
  • Lasky is given back story as the daughter of an unemotional scientist whose mother was fond of plants and died when she was young.

"The Ultimate Foe"

  • The Inqusitor's place at the trial is noted to be part of her ambitious career. To preside over such an important inquiry would earn her a seat on the High Council, but the unusual nature of the Master's interference has jeopardised those prospects.
  • The Court is permitted to watch the Doctor's first entry to the Matrix unfurl as they had with the previous segments.
  • Maintenance of the Matrix is delegated to the Elzevirs, inhabitants of Leptonica in the constellation of Daedalus. Specialists in delicate micro-technology, the supervisor of the supercomputer repair team, Nilex, was hypnotised by the Master who used the opportunity to make a duplicate Key of Rassilon.
  • The novelisation features an epilogue aboard the TARDIS between the Doctor and Mel. Despite her eagerness to travel with him, he points out to her that she must be returned to where she was abducted in order to maintain the continuity of time. Mel departs to the surface of Oxyveguramosa, where she reunites with her Sixth Doctor. The story goes on to state that the Doctor would experience a series of adventures that would culminate in a confrontation with the Rani.

    Seventh Doctor 
"Time and the Rani"
  • The Sixth Doctor receives a "pre-regeneration" scene in the first chapter, which depicts his cause of death being a head injury he receives during the attack on the TARDIS.
  • Za Panato and Ari Centos are listed as two of the scientists kidnapped by the Rani.
  • The Doctor uses several more garbled sayings, such as "A frowning man will clutch at a straw".
  • Mel threatens the Doctor with a burning laboratory instrument when they first meet.
  • It is stated that the Rani has never had to regenerate, despite her being the same age as the Doctor.
  • The Doctor hangs up with the Tetraps in the eyrie to hide from the Rani, with Beyus trying to warn him not to go in here.
  • The Tetraps' native language is revealed to be English backwards.
  • A Tetrap is killed by a fungus released when it steps on a phial that the Rani had tried to use on the Doctor and Mel.
  • Urak stuns the Rani after taking control of her TARDIS.

"Delta and the Bannermen"

  • An epilogue shows Billy, Delta and her daughter arriving on the brood planet, which is said to be covered in hexagonal chambers as far as the eye can see. Delta and her daughter stay on the brood planet and Billy takes the Bannermen to a galactic court before returning to the brood planet.


  • Erick is an Aldeberian ambassador.
  • The TARDIS scene opens with Mel standing on her head and the Doctor deliberately causing turbulence so she falls over.
  • Stellar is given a few background details, being referred to as a Starchild and musing about describing her adventures to her best friend Mith-mind and that her father now loves with another woman.
  • The Doctor pays Glitz's bill at the café.
  • There is a sequence of Glitz being trapped under a spike of ice that is about to fall: This was filmed but cut from the finished programme.
  • Glitz deliberately gives the Doctor the slip to look for the Ice Gardens.
  • Ace considers using nitro 9 against the Creature. She later nearly throws a can at her reflection.
  • The Doctor claims the map off Glitz before he boards the Nosferatu.
  • There is an extended sequence of Mel and Ace scaling the ice face, with Ace nearly being knocked out by leaking nitro fumes and Mel having to help her.
  • Kracauer mentions that Kane has hunted down and killed everyone that's left him.
  • The book reinstates scripted material of Glitz reminiscing about his voyages. Mel and Ace try to follow him when he leaves only for him to turn around and snarl.
  • There is a sequence that featured in early drafts of Stellar meeting Kane who ignores her. Her teddy bear is shattered when she tries to pick him up after freezing him in Kane's cabinet.
  • Kane hides in the fridge-freezer of Ace's quarters to surprise her.
  • The Doctor expresses sympathy at the deaths of Bazin and McLuhan.
  • Glitz uses Ace's explosives to set a trap for a handful of mercenaries who were left behind during the evacuation. (This appeared in earlier storylines.)
  • A reptilian creature is featured.

"Remembrance of the Daleks"

  • The book contains far more detail on the Special Weapons Dalek, also known as "the Abomination". Its motives are explored in detail, from its inception and creation as the ultimate weapon, to the surprising fact that the firing of the weapon caused it to mutate and become self-aware. As a result, it is closely monitored and even "feared" by other Daleks.
  • Various Dalek campaigns are mentioned such as the Spiridon Campaign and the Movellan War. Three off screen campaigns are also mentioned when exploring more indepth detail on the Special Weapons Dalek: Pa Jass-Gutrik, the war of vengeance against the Movellans, Pa Jaski-Thal, the liquidation war against the Thals and Pas Jass-Vortan, the time campaign — the war to end all wars. The Special Weapons Dalek fought in all these wars.
  • The Renegade Dalek faction employs electronic countermeasure pods, a form of in-built intrusion countermeasures electronics (ICE), in their defence. These devices allow them to infiltrate and confuse the targeting computer and life support systems of any Imperial Daleks who come into range. During their first face-to-face encounter in London, the Renegades overwhelm their opposition by distorting their foes' aim and eventually drown them in their own nutrient tanks.
  • The Doctor mentions the Movellan War to Ace, Rachel and Allison. The Movellan virus apparently fragmented the Daleks and left them in isolated factions.
  • Skaro's destruction is described with full in depth detail. Several details regarding Skaro are mentioned including one thousand million Daleks, a Dalek city, rock leopards in the mountains, seas boiling, the sky turning white and the atmosphere being blown into space. There is also mention of a Dalek city on Skaro known as Mensvat Esc-Dalek.
  • There are two extracts from a (in-universe) book called The Children of Davros Volume XIX, published in 4065. These imply that Dalek politics are now influenced by various Dalek factions, after the events of this story.
  • The Imperial faction employs scout Daleks with "overpowered motor[s]" that navigate and attack using sensor signals from bulb housings on their torsos. They may bear an ancestral resemblance to the reconnaissance drone depicted in "Resolution".
  • The Daleks know the Doctor as Ka Farq Gatri, enemy of the Daleks, bringer of darkness. This was reused for the Second Doctor in the comic Bringer of Darkness.
  • The vicar is named Reverend Parkinson and was blinded in a gas attack in Verdun during World War I, where he served as a captain. He felt he had been called to God and felt His presence while being treated at a dressing station.
  • There is a short prologue featuring the First Doctor portraying a scene from "An Unearthly Child".
  • Ace and the Doctor encounter the Special Weapons Dalek as it and the Imperial Daleks attack the Renegade Daleks in Ratcliffe's Yard.
  • The novelisation expands on Davros' origin, depicting the bombardment that led to him becoming crippled and chief scientist of the Kaled scientific division. The Kaled High Command attempted to persuade him to suicide after he was lamed, citing his genetic impurity. Davros instead came to the realisation that they were too weak to abide by their principles. They couldn't kill him or even exile him and that weakness was incorporated into the Dalek design. This rejection and the bombardment were depicted in Davros and Corruption, respectively.
  • The novelisation expands on the Counter-Measures group, including a blossoming romance between Gilmore and Rachel.
  • There are several flashbacks to a key event in early Time Lord history, when the Hand of Omega was used for the first time, featuring Rassilon, Omega, and a third person who is referred to in the narration as "the other" because his name is lost to history. These sections draw on the ideas about early Time Lord history that were developed in more detail in the Doctor Who New Adventures.
  • Characters are given backstory:
    • Group Captain Gilmore was a lieutenant in World War II in 1940. He was terrified during a massive German bombing raid and after the base landline was cut, he spent the night with Jensen (then a radar operator). The next morning, he was transferred to Scotland for training command. Since then, he would have recurring bouts of fear that he covered up with his uniform and bearing.
    • Rachel Jensen grew up in the Jewish community at Golders Green, London and was in the Girl Guides during The '30s. She worked with Alan Turing was never able to eat porridge thanks to Turing comparing the human brain to eight ounces of it. By the end of the story, the repeated display of advanced tecnhology and its implications leave her quietly shaken, which lead to her decision to retire in 1964.
    • Ratcliffe's was a member of the Shoreditch Association during The '30s. They took part in a march down Cable Street, espousing their patriotism and their pride in fighting against Bolsheviks, Jews and other minority groups. During The '50s, he made use of his contacts to gain work aiding in the post-war reconstruction efforts around London's East End which had been ravaged by the Blitz. His builder's merchant career prospered as a result. He also turned his efforts to the challenging prospect of rebuilding the Association. He made use of an influx of immigrants to recruit other like-minded individuals to the Association He found immigrants had become an easier target than Jews were in this endeavour, as they were "more obvious" and "more different." In the longer term, Ratcliffe hoped to stage a coup and bring the Association to power. However, as the economic conditions weren't as severe as the 1930s, he despaired that not enough people required scapegoats and the Association couldn't recruit as many people as it used to.
    • Mike Smith's father was killed in 1943 during one of the Royal Navy's Arctic convoys supplying the Soviet Union via Murmansk. Only a boy when World War II ended, he would play on bombsites in Shoreditch where he met Ratcliffe, who gifted him with a German chocolate bar. Over the years, he had many further meetings with Ratcliffe, who imparted upon him his ideology. Ratcliffe warned of bankers and communists working in league with each other and of a ploy by the British government to reduce wages by replacing white workers with black immigrants. This aided in the rise of Smith's prejudices. Smith would later become a sergeant in the RAF, serving eighteen months in Malaya by 1963, where he was often bored but also witnessed at least one sudden death. He also witnessed a bar fight in Singapore almost turn murderous.
  • Prior to the events of the story, Ratcliffe returned to his office down Pullman's Road to find the space having been occupied by the Renegade Daleks' battle computer. The computer's hidden occupant promised him power and shared secrets; Ratcliffe learned about the assassination of John F. Kennedy before it took place. Ratcliffe shared this information with Smith, who was convinced that Ratcliffe had hidden knowledge and was worth listening to after this successful prediction.
  • Ratcliffe's office blows up when the Dalek Supreme sets the battle computer to self-destruct.

"The Greatest Show in the Galaxy"

  • There is more dialogue between the Doctor and Ace as the advertising satellite approaches, with the Doctor believing the TARDIS defences will stop it.
  • There is much material that was scripted and/or filmed but not included in the finished programme such as dialogue for the robot in the desert (first begging to be released and then threatening), Cook and Mags parting company with the Doctor and Ace after the encounter with the robot and running into them again at the bus, a suggestion Bellboy was electrocuted as punishment, Ace trying to use Nord's motorbike outside the circus and her telling Kingpin she's glad he's stopped singing.
  • There is an extra sequence of Whizzkid meeting the Chief Clown and asking him, the Ringmaster and Morgana for their autographs.
  • The Chief Clown and Morgana see Ace and Deadbeat heading for the bus in the crystal ball and assume the Bus Conductor will deal with them.
  • More details of the Doctor's final performance are given including fire-eating and a bed of nails.
  • Morgana has a poster of the Psychic Circus on Eudamus.


  • A flashback sequence includes an unknown future incarnation of the Doctor, who has red hair and wears a camel-hair coat. This incarnation would later reappear in a cameo sequence in Ben Aaronovitch's novel Transit.
  • There is an extra opening sequence of Bambera being summoned to Geneva to be breached on the nuclear missile transport. Excalibur's signal causes a storm, which is what grounds the convoy.
  • Ace is buried under rubbish when the TARDIS is thrown about by the signal.
  • There is extra background material of Morgaine and Mordred receiving Excalibur's signal, including Mordred being summoned from a tavern with his drinking partner.
  • Material from earlier drafts that was never filmed is included, such as Rowlinson going to help Lavel after the helicopter crash, the Brigadier taking charge of Lavel's remains and Doris attempting to get information on casualties.
  • It also uses the idea of the Destroyer initially appearing as an aristocratic man in a 20th century business suit, with his shadow being that of his demon self.
  • The Destroyer kills a group of soldiers who try to help Ace and Shou Yuing at the hotel.
  • The novelisation includes dates not given on screen: Walmsley's tax disc reads 30.6.99 (suggesting a setting of late 1998 or early 1999), while Liz Shaw's old UNIT pass expired on 31.12.75.
  • Ancelyn's back story is given: He was a Knight General in Morgaine's army who deserted because of an ancient family pledge to answer Arthur's call. He refuses to give UNIT information on Morgaine's army because of his old oaths.
  • Rowlinson reveals he is a retired police officer.
  • The novelisation contains material filmed but cut from the finished version such as Ace's jealousy of the Brigadier and her quoting of Clarke's Law. (This material is included in the extended VHS and DVD versions.)
  • At the close, the Doctor ruminates on how the Earth authorities are negotiating Morgaine and Mordred's fate with their own dimension and how the mechanism for replacing Morgaine as ruler has broken down, before the Brigadier announces that he has had a job offer that will be hard to turn down.

"Ghost Light"

  • An extra opening sequence details the young Ace's visit to Gabriel Chase and the Doctor steering the TARDIS there.
  • The novelisation includes several scenes and lines that were scripted and/or filmed but cut from the televised version: Ace tipping Josiah off by messing about with a phone and the Doctor saying they have to go out and be invited in; the Doctor playing a boogie-woogie on the piano; Gwendoline visiting Redvers; Mackenzie trying to leave the house and being stopped by Light; Mrs Pritchard telling a maid to attack Mackenzie; and Nimrod handing in his notice to Josiah (a scene rehearsed for the televised version, but never actually recorded).
  • Ace finds cave paintings in the passage leading to the stone spaceship. These were to have featured in the televised version, but had to be omitted for reasons of cost.
  • Ace sees Control on her first visit to the spaceship. Mrs Grose also sees her and tells the Doctor she is resigning.
  • When Light emerges from the lift, he walks straight through the Doctor standing in his path; an effect planned for the televised version, but which eventually proved impossible to achieve on-screen.
  • Light travels around the world viewing the lifeforms there.
  • It is implied that Josiah brought the ship back to Earth while Light slept.
  • Control plans to get Josiah better quarters eventually.
  • There is a lot of insight into the Doctor's mental processes, better explaining his motivation at various points.

"The Curse of Fenric"

  • The novelisation includes an epilogue that leaves Ace (now called Dorothee) in Paris. The Doctor Who New Adventures novel Set Piece sets out the events which lead up and into this eventuality.
  • Millington causing Judson's disability is elaborated on; he broke his back during a rugby match, going in hard out of jealousy after seeing Judson exchanging looks with another player.
  • Judson's ULTIMA project is said to be a result of Interservice Rivalry — the Navy want their own equivalent of Turing's group at Bletchley Park.
  • The Doctor recites the names of his past companions to overcome the Haemovores: Susan, Ian, Barbara, Vicki, Steven, Jo and Sarah Jane.
  • Prozorov frequently thinks of his wife Irena and daughter. It is mentioned that he and Sorin investigated the deaths in Transylvania.
  • Vershinin's rank is given as corporal, which is not clear on screen.
  • There is dialogue indicating that Ace, Jean and Phyllis are not "maidens". (This was scripted but cut down during filming and removed entirely during editing.)
  • The Doctor's name is obscured by a splodge on his forged authorisation.
  • The Haemavores that kill Petrossian are said to be the missing commandos.
  • Leigh and Miss Hardaker witness the Russians kill the soldiers from a distance and Miss Hardaker blames Jean and Phyllis for it.
  • The Doctor tells Ace she can hear the psychic "singing" against the Haemavores because she is slightly telepathic.
  • The Ancient Haemavore helps Fenric because he believes he will return him to his own time.
  • Ace mistakes the Doctor's reference to the flask coming from the Orient, believing he means Leyton Orient Football Club.
  • There is an extra scene of the Doctor and Ace visiting Miss Hardaker looking for Jean and Phyllis.
  • There is an extra scene of the Doctor and Ace finding Millington in a trance.
  • Sorin tells Vershinin to sharpen stakes to use against the Haemavores.
  • Ace drives a land rover into the Haemavores to help Kathleen and Audrey escape.
  • The Doctor attempts to question Ace about crying out for her mother when she is about to be executed.
  • The Doctor establishes it is Fenric, not Millington, who set the dynamite trap.

The TV Movie

  • A short prologue titled "The Changing Faces of Doctor Who", about the demise of the Eighth Doctor and legacy of the War Doctor.
  • The Seventh Doctor reminisces about Ace, once offering her to stay at Gallifrey Academy although she declined, being a space mercenary or at a French royal court and he eventually recently spied on her A Charitable Earth activities.
  • The Seventh Doctor's journey to collect the remains in the empty courtroom on what is now described to be Skaro is fully written, escaping from a Dalek sentry.
  • The first chapter and a half goes into more detail about aspects of the TARDIS and how and why the Doctor got the Master's remains. In particular, the early part of the book suggests the Seventh Doctor has only just changed the TARDIS interior. Though possible, there's no on-screen evidence the interior has been recently changed. The Seventh Doctor seems quite settled in his surroundings. Stories in other media have contradicted this. In particular, many Big Finish Productions audios posit the Seventh Doctor well-ensconced in the telemovie's console room. Notably, mention is made of a church organ taken from Cheldon Bonniface, a village visited twice in New Adventures novels Timewyrm: Revelation and Happy Endings and a koi pond filled with gumblejack.
  • The box containing the Master's ashes is described as containing little more than two crystallised eyes and residue — hypnotic even in death.
  • The novel features Lee and the Master not only seeing the Seventh Doctor in the Eye of Harmony, but all seven previous Doctors. (This was also to have been the case for the televised version, but Universal Pictures were unable to obtain the necessary clearance rights to use the images.)
  • The Master is not stated to have recently used up an "extra" life, but the Doctor lists to Grace some ways he used to prolonge this final incarnation: Traken, Xeriphas, the Cheetah People and the Tzun Confederacy
  • The Master states that Lee could open the Eye of Harmony because its defence mechanism works on Time Lords while humans were not even considered.
  • The Doctor explicitly states that the Eye of Harmony in his TARDIS is linked to the one on Gallifrey. To open the eye, he elaborates would be like, "driving your car down a freeway at seventy, climbing onto the hood and putting your hand into the heart of the engine."
  • Grace asks the Doctor if he is married, he answers that he has grand daughter he should go back to and wonders if he has great grand children.
  • During the final battle between the Master and the Doctor, the Master leaves Bruce's body and becomes a bleached silhouette of a man.
  • The Master is seen with the Doctor's face when attemtping to steal his body.
  • After the Doctor dematerialises, Grace wonders if she was right not to stay with him and if she could get back her job.

    New Series novelisations 
  • Rose is recalling these events from Bad Wolf Bay.
  • The novelisation includes the scene from the end of "The End of Time" where the Tenth Doctor visits Rose right before his regeneration. Rose remembers that day just before she runs into the Doctor, and is still irritated by how 2005 had been working out for her so far.
  • Mickey's family expanded on:
    • His mother Odesssa was friends with Jackie in The '80s and along with other friends Sarah, Suzie and Bev, became known as "The Wednesday Girls", as every Wednesday night, they all went out for wine and chips. As her relationship with her husband Jackson deteriorated, Odessa relied on the the group to cheer her up for the one night of laughter of the week; other nights were darker. Jackie would later say that Odessa "could never really cope with money, with men, or anything really" and Rose said that she "just couldn't cope". In 1989, when Mickey was five, she wandered into her room and quietly committed suicide.
    • Jackson was working as an engineer and a part time singer at the time and was horrified to find himself a single dad and worked longer and longer hours and further further away from home until he found a job on the cruise ships moored alongside Tower Bridge. He was employed as the Second Engineer, but has aspirations to move up and sing on the ships. A two month contract was followed by a six month contract and then another, and Mickey never saw his father again. According to Rose, Jackson "just wandered off".
    • His grandmother Rita-Anne was known as a "firebrand, meddler and a troublemaker", took Mickey into her own home not long after his father abandoned him, but kept him in the same school and ensured he remained in close contact with his friends from the Powell Estate. On his sixteenth birthday, she put him on the housing list of the Powell Estate and pushed him to move back to be closer to his friends. Rose described her as "such a great woman" who would always slap Mickey around. Three hundred people came to her funeral, for she was an extremely beloved woman, and the residents of Waterton Street closed the roads off to have a party in her memory.
  • Three of Mickey's mates live in his flat and they form the Bad Wolf band. One is a trans woman named Sally, the others are two young men named Mook and Patrique who are attracted to each other.
  • The Powell Estate has two towers, unofficially called Enoch and Powell, of sixteen floors, with six flats per storey rising above a squat quadrant with shops on the ground level including a chemist, a newsagent, Dev the bookie's, and Chicken Shack & Rack.
  • Clive shows Rose pictures of incarnations other than the Ninth Doctor: He seems to know the first thirteen known incarnations of the Doctor, except the War Doctor. Rose was distracted when being shown pictures of "a man with two suits, brown and blue". The shown Doctors include "an old man with white hair and a black cape"; "a little man with a Beatles mop of hair"; "a man with a fabulous grey bouffant with a hovercraft; a "man in [a] long scarf", by the Thames next to the Loch Ness Monster; "a rather hot blond man at Heathrow Airport; "a curly-haired man [...] dressed as a picnic"; "a short man with an umbrella"; "a dashing, Byronic man" at an atomic clock opening; "a man with a fantastic jaw, dressed in a tweed jacket and bow tie"; "an older, angry man in a brown caretaker's coat, holding a mop", as well as; a photo of "a blonde woman in braces running away from a giant frog in front of Buckingham Palace".
    • He has photos of them in folders in incarnation order, seeing that the Ninth Doctor was in a box-file labeled "09". He also has two pictures of possible Doctors, including "a tall, bald black woman wielding a flaming sword" and "a young girl or boy in a hi-tech wheelchair with what looked like a robot dog at their side".
  • Clive explains to Rose that his father was present during the Shoreditch Incident of 1963. It is revealed that he was exterminated by an Imperial Dalek when Clive was two years of age. This led Clive to begin his research into 'the Doctor'. Rose empathises with him and explains that her own father died when she was six months old.
  • Clive met his wife Caroline at Durham University when his UFO society and her Reclaim the Night Enclave groups had both booked the same venue. His group left, but Caroline tracked him down to a bar where she apologised. They talked together through the night. They later married and had two sons, Ben and Michael. At some point, Clive became an estate agent.
  • The original broadcast contained an unintended error where TV presenter Graham Norton's voice was heard over a scene. This is included in the narrative with his voice being heard on a radio in the background.
  • The Doctor wonders why he's never been ginger while examining his reflection, a disappointment which will carry onto his immediate successors.
  • Rose tells Mickey that Clive is helping her with her compensation.
  • Mickey lets the Nestene-controlled wheelie bin out through a gate.
  • The duplicate of Mickey threatens to kill the people in the restaurant if Rose doesn't tell him about the Doctor.
  • The Doctor and Rose encounter a group of Autons posing as statue people near the river.
  • The Doctor tells Rose that the Time War rewrote the Nestene's history so it is now made of plastic instead of just controlling it.
  • Rose notices the cut the Doctor got when the table smashed has disappeared and he says twelve weeks have passed for him. During that time he has fought a pterodactyl.
  • The Doctor tries to convince the Nestene to colonise an empty planet.
  • The first Mickey that Rose finds in the Nestene lair is another duplicate, who she lets slip about the anti-plastic to, ending the Doctor's negotiations.
  • The Auton massacre is told from the point of view of several victims, including Rose's old boyfriend Jimmy Stone who is robbing his current girlfriend when he is killed. We even cut away to Donna and Wilfred, missing out on the invasion.
  • Rose's past relationship with Jimmy Stone is explored - she dumped Mickey for him at sixteen while sitting her A-levels. Jimmy eventually ran off with her computer. When Rose returned, she saw that Mickey had (inadvertently) remained faithful, and got back with him.
  • The Doctor shows Rose and Mickey the view outside the TARDIS doors.


  • The story features a prologue, an epilogue, and some parts from the POV of some of the characters.
  • There is a scene with the Doctor and Rose in the TARDIS that is not present in the televised story.
  • The Metaltron is purchased from a Hiram Duchesne.
  • Simmons is revealed to have been a new identity given to the individual with his original name being Aaron Denton.
  • The Dalek and Rose are implied to have more of a connection, with her being physically unable to run away from it on two occasions.
  • Van Statten pulls a gun on the Doctor after the failed ambush, considering giving him to the Dalek.
  • When Adam was seven years old, he spent a year refusing to speak as an experiment. Despite the anger and pleading of his parents he maintained it for the entire year and only decided not to continue as it would not provide any new data.
  • Diana Goddard is revealed as an undercover federal agent and she places Van Statten under arrest. She joined the FBI after being inspired by her dead father, who been a cop, and excelling in her exams. She was initially just undercover at the Vault as a guard, but after taking a liking to her when she accompanied him to golf with the President, Van Statten decided to promote her to his Chief of Staff.
  • The Doctor implies that the Dalek absorbed a huge amount of pornographic material from the internet and petitions to revive Buffy the Vampire Slayer, to which it bluntly replies that all data it considered irrelevant was immediately deleted.
  • When contacting the Doctor demanding he reopen the bulkheads, the Dalek uses its sucker arm to clamp around Rose's face to prevent her from speaking to him.
  • Adam's recruitment is depicted - Van Statten was impressed by his IQ tests and placed him in sole control of the inanimates, alongside Sven who was similarly in sole control, and advised by Goddard to find inventive explanations for the alien items. Adam and Sven shared a room, which Adam disliked. One night, as with all newbies, he was abducted by guards led by Simmons and taken to see the captive Dalek, which he named the Metaltron. Adam followed Goddard’s advice, which caught Van Statten's favour. Van Statten asked him if he wanted a room of his own, which Adam accepted despite being warned actions had consequences. In response Van Statten had Sven’s memories wiped in front of him, which led to Adam deciding to stockpile alien weapons under his bed to escape the same fate.
  • The Fall of Arcadia is depicted from the point of view of the Dalek, and he encounters the War Doctor before being flung back through time.
  • The Dalek allows Van Statten to touch it one final time before leaving with Rose.
  • The Dalek's backstory is depicted, including the Fall of Arcadia during which it encounters the War Doctor before being flung back through time.

"The Christmas Invasion"

  • The scene set straight after the Ninth Doctor's regeneration is extended to include dialogue from "Doctor Who: Children in Need", and new dialogue is included as well.
  • A first chapter and epilogue both focus on the "British rocket-building programme", the building of UK Rocket Project 9.2, Guinevere One and the original-to-book characters working there. For secrecy, they're based in Unit 42, Fanshield Industrial Park near Reading. Guinevere One is to be the first drone to land on Mars.
  • Guinevere programmer Matthew Nicolson turned down a job with John Lumic.
  • The idea of the Tenth Doctor getting his accent from Rose is brought up.
  • The Doctor had upgraded Mickey's laptop during the Slitheen Crisis with his sonic screwdriver, which allowed Mickey to gain access to the Military's website.
  • The Doctor mentions not liking the move to Tower Hill as a UNIT base.
  • The Doctor's monologue trying to find a new catchphrase, which was cut from the transmitted episode, is included.
  • The Doctor realises that his eyesight is fuzzy up close and dons glasses.
  • There is an epilogue detailing Jackie, Mickey and Sally's reaction to events and to the Doctor and Rose leaving again.
  • Further detail about the Doctor's encounters with Arthur Dent is given, explicitly confirming that the Doctor had actually met Arthur as well as Vogons and Ford Prefect.

"The Crimson Horror"

  • The first three chapters are dedicated to an unrelated case in which Jenny first meets the Doctor. This appears to contradict "The Name of the Doctor" in which Vastra says that the Doctor saved Jenny's life the first time they met. Jenny should therefore already be familiar with the Doctor when they meet in this story.
  • The urchin Thomas Thomas shouts encouragement to Strax as he climbs the chimney, calling him "potato head".
  • The Doctor gives Vastra and Strax perception filters before they leave to allow them to pass unnoticed on Earth.

"The Day of the Doctor"

  • The book adds scenes featuring Mr. Armitage, Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart and River Song.
  • When the Doctors are interacting, it is unclear which incarnation is speaking. According to the Curator, the Doctor does not number his incarnations, merely identifying as the Doctor.
  • The Eleventh Doctor tells Clara about the events of his last regeneration (only to realise Clara isn't there and he's talking to himself). When examining his new face, he explicitly identifies himself as the eleventh face. The War Doctor's voice rebukes this and dares him to deny his existence.
  • In the retelling of "The Night of the Doctor", Ohila reveals that the regeneration potion she gave the Eighth Doctor was in reality just lemonade and dry ice.
  • In addition to mentioning Charley, C'rizz, Lucie, Tamsin and Molly, the Eighth Doctor also mentions Fitz before regenerating.
  • Moving Gallifrey into the painting disrupts its atmosphere; the Twelfth Doctor visits the War Room to coordinate disaster relief.
  • The thirteen Doctors help out on Gallifrey saving people from numerous natural disasters caused by trying to shift Gallifrey into another dimension.
  • The Black Archive includes VHS cassettes of two Dr. Who movies starring Peter Cushing, Daleks: Invasion Earth and one other; the Tenth and Eleventh Doctors watch the movies and pitch a third one to Cushing on the phone. They both call each other Dr. Who for fun.
  • The Doctor's other incarnations visited the Under-Gallery for a tea party right before the Tenth and Eleventh Doctors arrived.
  • Chapter 13 shows the Thirteenth Doctor meeting Cass.
  • It is said that the Ninth Doctor, soon after regenerating, smashed every mirror in the TARDIS to avoid seeing his new face, and thought of how many children he must save to make up for the ones killed on Gallifrey.
  • The mental state of Atkins is expanded upon.
  • Osgood has made it a personal mission to number the Doctor's incarnations. Apparently she has several tattoos of the Doctor's faces.
  • McGillop is popular within UNIT's ranks and has many friends. He and Osgood also have romantic feelings for each other.
  • The journey from Richmond to the Tower of London is expanded upon.
  • While talking with Clara, the War Doctor notes her voice sounds familiar and recites "Fear makes companions of us all" but is unable to explain why, referencing the speech Clara will give to the First Doctor later in her personal timeline, whilst travelling with the Twelfth Doctor.
  • The Eleventh Doctor, when Clara is pressing for information about his marriage to Elizabeth I, mentions that he has been married a lot and possibly is married to Jack Harkness. However, he is unsure due to there being many people in the same room at the time, which suggests the marriage, if it even happened, was accidental.
  • The Eleventh Doctor states he can't wear the fezzes he has in the TARDIS because they were presents from Tommy Cooper.
  • It is explained that Cass' ship was shot down by the Time Lords after they indiscriminately opened fire on a group of ships including Dalek ones.
  • The War Doctor tricks his way into the Time Lords' Vault by claiming the Doctor is already in there. It is mentioned he burned the "No More" message on Skaro after destroying half the Emperor's fleet.
  • The Tenth Doctor's meeting with Elizabeth is elaborated on: She had him tortured and sentenced to beheading as a spy but gave a stay of execution for the picnic.
  • Elizabeth tells the Doctors her men can take care of any Zygons remaining in her time.
  • Kate (or rather her Zygon duplicate) remembers seeing the Fourth Doctor and Sarah with her father as a child, when the Doctor got his scarf caught in a door and thought he was trapped in a forcefield.
  • The Curator reveals that he made the robot ravens for the Tower of London and often meets Clara for tea but pretends not to remember her.
  • Osgood senses that her Zygon duplicate likes being her and gives her permission to carry on.
  • It is implied that River used a therapy bot to erase the Eleventh Doctor's memory of how many children there were on Gallifrey.
  • Kate Stewart mentions the term "fangirling".
  • Both the Tenth and Eleventh Doctor see some of the War Doctor's memories, including his encounter with the Moment and they are confused as to how he could remember Rose Tyler.
  • The Ninth Doctor let an emergency robot loose in the TARDIS, which was found centuries later by the Eleventh Doctor and River Song.
  • After the events of the Time War, the Doctor has several more encounters with the Moment where he questions her why she didn't want to destroy the Time Lords.
  • Mr. Armitage knows that the Doctor is an alien because the head of the board told him about this.
  • The first two Doctors could only see in monochrome and it took him centuries to realize that he was colour blind. Presumably as a nod to the show being black and white in The '60s.

"Twice Upon a Time"

  • Heather's fate is elaborated upon, and Bill's inability to remember her is addressed. Nardole also reveals what happened to him aboard the colony ship after the events of "The Doctor Falls".
  • The Doctor mentally swears by "the Rivers of Rassilon".
  • The conversation between the two Doctors on Villengard is extended; the Twelfth Doctor is able to explain to the First what his reasons are for refusing to regenerate. They are also attacked by Dalek mutants before entering the tower, and the First Doctor wards them off with the sonic screwdriver.
  • The Testimony reveal that they know the Doctor's name.
  • The Twelfth Doctor's ring is identified as his wedding ring in honour of River Song.
  • The Twelfth Doctor recalls meeting all the people whose names he uses as nicknames for his first incarnation.
  • Archie inspects the Doctor's VHS recording of "the Daleks' master plan". The Twelfth Doctor considered that "they'd dearly love to get that back, having lost their own copy centuries ago."
  • More detail is given on the battle which took place before Archie ended up in the crater with the German soldier.
  • Nardole ultimately "popped [his] clogs" at the age of 728, having had "good times" with six wives, two of which he was married to at the same time.
  • The First Doctor is explained to have deliberately taken a passive role towards the Cyberman invasion in "The Tenth Planet" because he knew beforehand how the events would play out.

"The Witchfinders"

  • The story begins by showing the Morax being imprisoned for their war crimes by a race of beings who resemble Cherubs. When the Morax Queen killed one of their number for talking back to her they were condemned to an even worse prison.
  • This is followed by an extra opening sequence of the Doctor and company arriving in the TARDIS and the Doctor trying to convince the others they are in a park in London.
  • The Doctor makes several references to past adventures, such as her history with Elizabeth I.
  • Ryan queries King James using the witches from Macbeth to legitimise his claim to the throne.
  • Becka and Willa's backstories are given. Though she was apparently the granddaughter of Mother Twiston she was really the illegitimate daughter of a woman who lived nearby, who was ironically the first woman she killed for witchcraft, who had asked Mother Twiston to take care of her. She also apparently poisoned her husband to take control of the lands.
  • After the Morax's defeat, the Doctor tells James that if he doesn't stop the witch hunts she won't save him from Guy Fawkes, before explaining to Graham that she can't go back and save Grace.
  • The fate of Willa Twiston after the events of the televised story is revealed, including her incarceration during the later Pendle Hill witch trials of 1634. She is rescued by the Doctor and co. and ends up as one of the Three Norns or Fates of mythology alongside Clara Oswald and Ashildr.
  • Before meeting the Doctor, Yaz had been taken to court due to numerous traffic offences and urinating in public, which she described as "Open and shut cases".