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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 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 
  • "An Unearthly Child": The Old Mother is revealed to be Za's mother.
  • Doctor Who in an Exciting Adventure with the Daleks (usually shortened to Doctor Who and the Daleks): The first ever novelisation, David Whitaker's expansion adds a completely different introduction for Ian, Barbara, and the Doctor; also, there's a metric ton of TARDIS lore in about the third chapter. Another highlight is the appearance of a "king" Dalek in a glass casing.
  • "The Edge of Destruction":
    • An original scene features the Doctor and Ian in the TARDIS engine rooms.
    • Barbara hallucinates that Ian had too much to drink at the Cricketers.
  • "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.
    • Yartek is said to have developed a technological immuniser that he distributed amongst his followers rather than the unexplained resistance to the Conscience's pacifying influence of the televised version.
  • "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.
  • The novelisation of "The Rescue" 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.
  • "The Crusade":
    • Mention is made of a trip to Tyron.
    • 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 making his way through the jungle on Mechanus trying to avoid the fungoids and coming across the TARDIS. (The TV version of "The Chase" and "The Time Meddler" had Steven apparently left behind on Mechanus and then turning up in the TARDIS without a detailed explanation of how he found it.)
    • It's specified that the Monk's anachronistic weaponry was inside his sabotaged TARDIS, making it inaccessible to him. Also, Steven disarmed the Monk's cannons before leaving.
    • 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 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.
    • As they use taranium to power their time machines, the Daleks reveal that they do in fact have some supplies of taranium in their possession, gathered without Mavic Chen's help. However, it is explained that the amount needed to power the Time Destructor is greater than that needed for the time machines, hence why they needed Chen's help in the first place.
    • 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.
  • "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 novel explains how Monoid One is the leader. He is Monoid One XVII and is a descendant of the original Monoid revolutionary leader, Monoid One I the Great. Rather than being killed outright, he flees from the rebels across Refusis's surface, trying to scale a cliff and reach a cave. A stray shot causes him to fall. He's swept up in the river below and plunges over the edge of a waterfall where he presumably drowns.
  • "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.
    • Ringo spends much of his earnings as a hired gun on classic works and delights in conversing with the Doctor in Latin phrases, while 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.
  • "The War Machines":
    • The Doctor gains access to the Post Office Tower with forged credentials and the fact that he and Brett have a mutual acquaintance in Ian Chesterton.
    • The Doctor enters the tower on realising humans are in danger from the War Machine's attack. The battle between WOTAN and the War Machine is more involved, with the computer trying to defend itself with electrical charges.
  • "The Smugglers":
    • It is explained that Kewper contacted Pike because the smugglers' normal boat had been seized by the Revenue men and they were searching for a replacement.
    • Pike learns of Cherub's absence from a pirate named Crow immediately after killing Jamaica and notes they returned to the boat together.
  • "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.
    • While the Doctor is looking in one of his chests, he finds the brooch Cameca gave him.
    • The piece of Dalek metal the Doctor has in his possession was given to him by Susan. It is explained that she took it from the Dalek City.
    • The Doctor, Ben and Polly find more than one hidden listening device in their room after Bragan brings them some fruit.
    • The Doctor concludes that the 22nd century Dalek invasion of Earth has not yet taken place, explaining why the colonists are unfamiliar with the threat of the Daleks.
  • The novelisation of "The Highlanders" 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.
    • It is stated by Ara that Zaroff walks through the market place every day to inspect the drill head, thus this is where the Doctor stages his kidnap attempt; in the television story, the only reason he goes through the market is to look for the Doctor.
    • 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.
    • It is explained by Sean that the Atlanteans do not settle on the surface because they consider their ground sacred.
    • 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.
    • It is said that Zaroff saved Thous from a deadly disease thought fatal by the Atlanteans, thus why Thous trusts Zaroff more.
  • "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.
    • 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 Faceless Ones", the Director states that processed humans die and the transference becomes permanent in four weeks, explaining why the originals of the Chameleon Tours staff are left behind at Gatwick.
  • "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.
  • "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 Doctor explains that the Weed Creature transported Maggie to the control rig by encasing her in its foam.
    • 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 Doctor explains that the Weed Creature transported Maggie to the control rig by encasing her in its foam.
  • "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.
    • Packer strikes Jamie across the face upon recapturing him at IE, causing him to bleed.
  • "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 Seeds of Death": It's explained how Jamie and Phipps save the Doctor from being T-Matted into space. They do so by removing the panels from behind the T-Mat cubicle and replacing them whilst Fewsham distracts the Warrior on guard with adjustments. (Most of this is evident in the televised story, however, and as there Fewsham is unaware of what they are doing.)
  • "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.
    • A scene is added with Jeremy Carstairs asking the Doctor if the war ended in 1917 before he fades away. The Doctor says he cannot tell him, but concedes that both sides lose in war.
    • 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.
  • "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.
  • "Inferno":
    • 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.
    • It is explained that the Doctor plans to use a power surge from the project's reactor to overload the blocks placed on the TARDIS.
  • "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 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.
    • McDermott is said to have founded Farrel Plastics with Rex Farrel's father.
    • 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 Brigadier suggests mass producing the machine the Doctor used to destroy the Autons before but the Doctor points out it has to be used at close range and the Autons may have evolved a defence.
  • "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.
    • There are a few extra lines of dialogue and thoughts to cover minor plot holes: Summers worries about Barnham being left behind in the infirmary during the attempted break-out and the Brigadier reflects that he cannot involve the army in liberating Stangmoor Prison for political reasons (presumably the secrecy surrounding the Thunderbolt).
  • "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 the Brigadier daydreaming of having Chinn taken out the back and shot through the head.
  • Doctor Who and the Doomsday Weapon:
    • The book begins with a prologue in which the Keeper of the Time Lord files retells the story of "The War Games" (which had not yet been novelised) to establish the Doctor's exile and his relationship with the Time Lords.
    • The novelisation includes many extra descriptions of the concrete Earth that the colonists had left — there are people with blue hair, moving pavements, metric units, lifts that took the people in the underground for sunshine treats or walk treats and folk tales of Drahvins, Monoids, Daleks and Silurians.
    • It is described how the colonists met on Earth.
    • The Doctor organises a funeral for the Leesons.
  • "The Daemons":
    • Benton's scenes with Miss Hawthorne are expanded upon.
    • Benton and Miss Hawthorne draw a pentagram to try to destroy Bok.
    • The Master is upset when he thinks he killed the Doctor.
  • "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":
    • The book details the 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 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.
    • The lack of casualties in the Roundhead battle is explained by Yates ordering his men to fire above their heads.
  • "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.
    • 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.
  • 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 Daleks saturated the forests with deadly rays which destroyed most of Spiridon.
    • The supreme Dalek is an envoy from the Dalek Emperor.
    • The Thals give the Doctor and Jo anti-fungus suits.
    • Vaber questions Taron's decision to go and help the Doctor.
  • "The Green Death":
    • Jo wonders if the Doctor has fallen in love with her.
    • The Doctor mourns killing the giant dragonfly.
    • Elgin is reinstated into the events where he was replaced in the televised version by James.
  • "The Time Warrior":
    • The book opens with a space battle between the Sontarans and Rutans.
    • Cut scenes with Hal the Archer and the messenger boy are reinstated.
    • Sarah's first trip in the TARDIS is depicted.
  • 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.
    • 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.
    • Whitaker recalls that the Timescoop accidentally brought a startled Roman soldier forward in time.
    • 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.
    • 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.
  • In the novelisation of "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.
    • It is made clearer that the Daleks do not bother to supervise Galloway onboard their ship.
    • 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".
  • "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.
    • 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.
    • Lupton's spider explains he cannot use the web to stun his pursuers because they are too many and too distant.
    • 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 Doctor says he knows Clegg is a psychic because he can sense his vibrations.
    • 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.
    • Barnes states Lupton was strong enough to perform the ceremony on his own, presumably to explain how he transported to Metebelis.

    Fourth Doctor 
  • Doctor Who and the Giant Robot:
    • 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.
    • Wirrn larvae are used as a threat.
    • The Wirrn try to eat the ventilation shaft Sarah is crawling through.
  • "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.
    • 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.
    • The Doctor weakens Styre during the fight by pouring the contents of a hip-flask into his probic vent.
    • 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.
  • "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.
    • The accident that crippled Davros is depicted.
    • 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.
  • 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": 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.
    • Ernie Clements going to the lodge is explained as him looking for Laurence for help.
  • "The Android Invasion": Several Plot Holes are filled in, such as what happened to Chedaki (who disappears without explanation about an episode before the end of the televised story).
  • "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 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":
    • Sarah surviving the blast in the quarry is explained as her finding shelter under an overhang.
    • The Doctor gains Abbott's co-operation on his return to the quarry by showing his UNIT credentials.
    • It is explained that Watson keeps a gun in case of a terrorist attack.
    • Watson speaks to a minister on the phone about an enquiry after the incident.
    • The Doctor lures Sarah across the chasm by pretending to be in trouble.
  • "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.
    • After thinking the Doctor was expelled, Runcible recalls that he was at graduation but there was a scandal later.
    • 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.
    • The Doctor recovers his usual clothes prior to his last meeting with Borusa.
  • "The Face of Evil":
    • 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.
    • Uvanov has feelings for Zilda, adding ‘we could be friends’ to their conversation, and stroking her hair after she is found dead.
    • 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.
  • The novelisation of "The Talons of Weng-Chiang" gives Teresa 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 reason Vince burns Lord Palmerdale's bribe money following his death is because he is concerned that he may be accused of murder should he be found to have the money.
  • "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":
    • A Deleted Scene where Leela sees citizens lining up to be executed for their death-day is restored.
    • 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.
  • "Underworld":
    • The background to the Minyans, the Time Lords and the crew of the R1C are expanded upon.
    • The Doctor gets replacement parts for the R1C from the P7E.
  • "The Invasion of Time":
    • 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.
    • It is revealed that the Doctor first learnt of the Vardans' attempted invasion of Gallifrey via a telepathic warning from the Matrix.
    • Stor feels insecurities.
    • 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.
    • It is mentioned that Kelner has had a new office constructed to replace the more simple affair used by Spandrell.
    • It is mentioned that the hole the Doctor made in the force-field is regenerating itself, explaining the Sontarans' need to shut it down.
    • Nesbin is given back story of being a Time Lord exiled for assaulting a rival.
    • It is stated that Stor's gun will not operate in the TARDIS control room but will in the rest of the ship.
  • "The Ribos Operation":
    • Romana graduated from the Academy with a Triple Alpha while the Doctor graduated with Double Gamma on the second attempt.
    • The Graff is unhinged and needs Sholack to control him.
    • Both the Doctor and Romana consult a roll-up star chart in the TARDIS.
    • 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 Doctor finds the Key to Time boring, due to its six parts.
  • "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 exploring the Kroll's feeding cycle is added.
    • 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.
    • The Doctor suggests that Fenner share the food and supplies left in the refinery with the Swampies.
  • "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.
  • "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 environment of Skaro is said to be the remains of the old Kaled city with a concrete floor, explaining why the dead prisoners are buried under rocks.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
  • "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.
    • 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.
  • "The Horns of Nimon":
    • An extended prologue that explains how Soldeed first met the Nimon is added. He's sent inside the Nimon vessel at gunpoint to make First Contact because he's the closest thing they have to a scientist (he's just a technician). After the Nimon give him the power to take over what's left of the Skonnon Empire, he gets delusions of grandeur and tries to act like a real scientist, which throws him for a loop when the Doctor shows up.
    • 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.
    • When Seth shoots at Soldeed, he hits the console, explaining why the controls are jammed.
    • 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.
  • "Shada":
    • 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 Foamasa 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.
  • "Meglos":
    • 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 novel answers the question of how Meglos' species would be able to advance technologically as immobile cacti by their ability to take over the minds of other beings, implying that, despite what was shown, they are able to do it without technological adjuncts.
    • 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 fate of the rogue Gundan is revealed. How the slavers spaceship ended up in the void is revealed.
  • "Logopolis":
    • The Doctor receives a message from Traken about Tremas while Adric is occupied reading Paradise Lost.
    • The Master's TCE stinks of ozone.
    • The Watcher is expanded upon.
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    Fifth Doctor 
  • "Castrovalva":
    • Nyssa worries that the Doctor will get high altitude edema.
    • 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.
    • It is explained the TARDIS only travelled a short distance because Tegan failed to use the power booster.
  • "Kinda":
    • 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.
    • It is explained that Hindle turned the monitor off in order to avoid distraction, hence him missing Aris' attack.
    • The Doctor does not try to pass the stolen key card to Todd.
  • "The Visitation":
    • It's explained that the Doctor realizes who the Terileptils are because they left their tag on their escape capsule; this was not explained in the televised story.
    • Elizabeth is in her room when she spots the Terileptil spacecraft crashing.
  • "Black Orchid":
    • 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.
    • 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.
  • "Earthshock":
    • The sudden and unexplained reactivation of the Cyber-Leader's secondary garrison is explained as a side-effect of the secret passageway to the Cybermen's makeshift control centre slamming shut, setting the delicate instrumentation of their equipment into action and reviving the warriors.
    • 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.
  • "Time Flight": Dave Culshaw is specified as Concorde Speedbird Flight 192's first officer.
  • "Snakedance":
    • Scenes on life on Manussa and supporting characters is expanded upon.
    • The Doctor explains that "Sumaran Empire" translates to "Empire of the Mara".
    • The Doctor reflects on how no one listened to him until it was too late.
  • "Mawdryn Undead": The Brigadier's decline and Turlough's contempt for his school are explored..
  • "Terminus":
    • According to the novelisation, the ship is 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.
  • "Enlightenment":
    • The Eternals are expanded in greater detail.
    • Upon reading a "First British Submarine Launched" headline in a newspaper, the Doctor concludes that the year is 1901.
  • "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.
    • Sarah Jane is upset over the Fourth Doctor's absence.
  • "Warriors of the Deep":
    • The world of 2084 is explored in more detail.
    • Ichtar is clearly identified as the unnamed Silurian previously encountered by the Third Doctor in "Doctor Who and the Silurians".
    • Tegan's foot is undamaged when trapped under the heavy door "by a kind of freak accident".
    • 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.
  • "The Awakening": A sequence with Kamelion which had been cut from the broadcast version of the serial is restored.
  • "Planet of Fire":
    • A scene where Turlough finds the graves of his parents is added.
    • Turlough wants to leave the Sarns to die.
  • "The Caves of Androzani": Elements of Androzani society are explored, such as chakaw picking.

    Sixth Doctor 
  • "The Twin Dilemma":
    • Azmael is said to have gunned down the High Council before leaving Gallifrey.
    • Azmael 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.
  • "Vengeance on Varos":
    • 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.
    • 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 cannibals are explained as the relatives of those executed in the Punishment Dome, left to fend for themselves when they have nobody to support them.
  • "The Two Doctors":
    • The book opens with a scant prologue, from Jamie's POV, featuring a meeting with what is implied to be the Time Lords in yellow robes in a violet, misty garden where the flowers grow as tall as trees.
    • A fire breaks out in the main computer room while the Sixth Doctor is focusing his mind for astral projection, forcing Peri and Jamie to move him into the corridor as the flames consume the station.
    • The Sixth Doctor hesitates to combat Dastari, telling Jamie he was once a champion sampola wrestler.
    • Chessene's use of coronic acid alarms Dastari, as the Rutans are the weapon's inventors. With it they decimated the Sontarans at Vollotha.
    • The opening scene with the Second Doctor is parodied with the Sixth Doctor.
  • "Timelash":
    • 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 Doctor explains that he "turned the TARDIS’s polarity into a field of negative energy" to attract the bendalypse warhead away from Karfel. When it impacted, they simply dematerialised.
    • 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.
  • "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.
  • "Mindwarp":
    • 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 novelisation adds an extra trial room character, Zon, who operates the matrix link.
    • 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.
  • "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.)
    • 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.

    Seventh Doctor 
  • "Time and the Rani":
    • The book opens with a prologue explaining how the Sixth Doctor regenerated — he banged his head on the TARDIS console.
    • Za Panato and Ari Centos are listed as two of the scientists kidnapped by the Rani.
    • It is explained that Sarn escapes because she is worried of being punished for helping the Doctor.
    • An explanation is given for how the Rani escaped her plight at the end of "The Mark of the Rani": As the tyrannosaur grew to full size, its spine snapped against the roof of her TARDIS.
    • 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 there. 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.
    • The Doctor and Mel mention visiting the planets Zoth and Themlon.
  • "Dragonfire":
    • The ridiculous cliffhanger for part one is elaborated on — the Doctor is using his umbrella to try and reach a ledge lower down the cliff, but slips and loses his footing.
    • 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.
    • Stellar's mother is dragged away by the fleeing crowd, explaining why she is left behind.
    • 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 made use of ECM (Electronic Counter-Measure) pods in their defensive positions. These devices locked onto the casings of any Imperial Daleks who came into range and infiltrated their systems, sabotaging the life-support software so the Kaled mutant within drowned in its own nutrient fluid.
    • 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 extract 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 Daleks use "scout Daleks" not seen (so far) on television or in other media.
    • 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 World War One, where he served as a captain.
    • There is a short prologue featuring the First Doctor portraying a scene from "An Unearthly Child". The Daleks know the Doctor as Ka Farq Gatri, enemy of the Daleks, bringer of darkness.
    • 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, suggesting the Kaled High Council tried to convince him to commit suicide after the accident, since he was no longer genetically pure. Davros shot them down cold, realising that they were too "weak" to stick to their principles and kill him or even exile him, and that was the seed of the concept of the Daleks.
    • Several subtle hints are given towards Mike's eventual betrayal of the group, mainly in the form of racist, sexist and antisemitic comments to others.
    • The novelisation expands on the Counter-Measures group.
    • Scout seven is featured.
  • "The Greatest Show in the Galaxy":
    • 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.
  • "Battlefield":
    • A flashback sequence that includes an unknown future incarnation of the Doctor, who has red hair and wears a camel-hair coat.
    • There is an extra opening sequence of Bambera being summoned to Geneva to be breached on the nuclear missile transport.
    • There is extra background material of Morgaine and Mordred receiving Excalibur's signal, including Mordred being summoned from a tavern with his drinking partner.
    • Excalibur's signal causes a storm, which is what grounds the convoy.
    • 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.
    • Ancelyn is specified as the one who killed the Knight Commander.
    • 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.
    • It is established that Matthews saw Josiah and Gwendoline in London and has come to Gabriel Chase partly because he wants to save her innocence.
    • The novelisation includes several scenes and lines that were scripted and/or filmed but cut from the finishing story: 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 boogiewoogie 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.
    • It is explained that Josiah has The Times delivered to Control as a taunt since he knows she won't understand it.
    • Ace finds cave paintings near the stone spaceship.
    • Ace sees Control on her first visit to the spaceship. Mrs Grose also sees her and tells the Doctor she is resigning.
    • It is explained that Mrs Pritchard tricked Redvers into wandering into Light's spaceship, causing his insanity.
    • 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 book includes flashback scenes to parts of the backstory, including interludes telling the story of the Doctor's first encounter with Fenric and the flask's journey to Northumbria.
    • 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 nurse is a Soviet spy informing on the ULTIMA project to the Russians.
    • Miss Hardaker, the prudish old woman who is billeting the evacuees, states that as a younger woman she got pregnant after a reckless visit to Maiden's Point with a boy she knew, hence her bitterness about the subject in the present day.
    • 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 Trannsylvania.
    • 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.
    • The refugees are said to have arrived that day, explaining why Bates mistakes Ace for one.
    • 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's an epilogue that leaves Ace (now called Dorothee) in Paris.
    • 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. The refugees are said to have arrived that day, explaining why Bates mistakes Ace for one.
    • 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.

    New Series novelizations 
  • "Rose":
    • The scene in "The End of Time" where the Tenth Doctor visits Rose right before his regeneration is added.
    • Mickey's mother, father, and grandmother are expanded on.
    • 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.
    • Clive shows Rose pictures of incarnations other than the Ninth Doctor: He seems to know the first twelve incarnations of the Doctor's first regeneration cycle, except the War Doctor. Rose was distracted when being shown pictures of "a man with two suits, brown and blue". The shown Doctors include "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 lead 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.
    • The Doctor blows up Henrik's because the building is infested with plastic.
    • 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.
    • Rose tells Mickey that Clive is helping her with her compensation.
    • Clive tells Rose a theory that people's memories of alien encounters have been wiped by cracks in time, presaging the revelations in Series 5.
    • 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.
    • The Doctor shows Rose and Mickey the view outside the TARDIS doors.
  • "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.
    • The origins of Guinevere One are explored.
    • It's indicated that John Lumic exists in the main universe as well via a namedrop.
    • The novelisation adds a romantic attraction between Daniel Llewellyn and Sally Jacobs.
    • 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.
  • "The Day of the Doctor":
    • The book adds scenes featuring Mr Armitage, Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart and River Song.
    • 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.
    • When the Eighth Doctor mentions his former companions, he adds Fitz to the list.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
  • "Twice Upon a Time":
    • Heather's fate is elaborated upon, and Bill's inability to remember her is addressed.
    • 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.
    • 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’s uncharacteristic behaviour is explained. It was to get on the nerves of the Twelfth Doctor, as he didn’t like him.

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