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List of Doctor Who novelisations

Dr. Who in an Exciting Adventure with the Daleks by David Whitaker, published in 1964, was the very first Doctor Who novelisation. Illustrated is the first paperback edition published in 1965.

This is a list of Doctor Who novelisations, in order of publication.

The first three Doctor Who serials to be novelised were the William Hartnell stories The Daleks (as Doctor Who in an Exciting Adventure with the Daleks by David Whitaker), The Web Planet (Doctor Who and the Zarbi by Bill Strutton) and The Crusade (Doctor Who and the Crusaders by Whitaker). They were published in hardback by Frederick Muller Ltd; the first was also published in paperback, by Armada.

Between 1973 and 1991, Target Books published almost every Doctor Who television serial as a novelisation, starting with new editions of the Frederick Muller books. When Target was closed down by Virgin Books in 1991, three further serials - The Power of the Daleks and The Evil of the Daleks by John Peel and the radio serial The Paradise of Death by Barry Letts - were added to the range. Reprints under the Target imprint continued through 1994.

The only serials from the original 1963-1989 run of the show never to have been officially novelised by Target and its related companies are The Pirate Planet (Published January 2017 by BBC Books[1][2]), City of Death (published on 21 May 2015 by BBC Books[3]), Shada (published in March 2012 by BBC Books[4]), Resurrection of the Daleks, and Revelation of the Daleks, due to licensing issues with the original scriptwriters. (Unofficial fan novelisations were published by the New Zealand Doctor Who Fan Club between 1989 and 2000.) The Children in Need special Dimensions in Time and the Comic Relief spoof Doctor Who and the Curse of Fatal Death have also not been novelised.

BBC Books published a novelisation of the 1996 Doctor Who television movie by Gary Russell. Random House, through its United Kingdom division, acquired a 90% stake in Virgin Books (including Target) in March 2007.[5] In November 2009, Virgin became an independent imprint within Ebury Publishing, a division of the Random House Group.[6] In 2006, the Ebury Publishing acquired a majority shareholding in BBC Books,[7] allowing BBC Books to publish novelisations of four stories from the post-2005 revived series ("Rose", "The Christmas Invasion", "The Day of the Doctor", and "Twice Upon a Time") as part of the Target range on 4 April 2018.[8] Also, Pearson Education published adaptations of four Eleventh Doctor stories for use in schools.

In addition to the television serials, three scripts from the cancelled Season 23 - The Nightmare Fair, The Ultimate Evil and Mission to Magnus - were novelised. A short series entitled The Companions of Doctor Who comprised the novelisation of K-9 and Company along with the original works Turlough and the Earthlink Dilemma and Harry Sullivan's War.

Besides The Paradise of Death, Target also novelised two additional non-televised stories: the radio play Slipback and the audio story The Pescatons.

A novelisation by Barry Letts of a further radio drama, The Ghosts of N-Space, was published as part of the Virgin Missing Adventures range in 1995, as was the novelisation of the independent spin-off Downtime; in the same year, the Virgin New Adventures range published a novelisation of Shakedown: The Return of the Sontarans. The most recent novelisations to be published are Rose, The Christmas Invasion, The Day of the Doctor, and Twice Upon a Time.

In 2005, BBC Audio released unabridged audiobook versions of the first three Frederick Muller novelisations, read by actor William Russell (who played Ian Chesterton). Beginning in September 2007, they began releasing further unabridged audiobooks of the Target novelisations at a rate of approximately two every two months; the books themselves remain officially out of print. BBC Books began reprinting selected titles starting in July 2011.[9]

Contents

Publication detailsEdit

Although Target endeavoured to commission the original scriptwriters to novelise their own stories, this was not always possible. As a result, many books in the Target line were written by Terrance Dicks. During the late 1970s to early 1980s, Target, which classified the novelisations as children's fiction, imposed a page limit of 128 pages. Some books (particularly several by Dicks) even fell short of this limit. By the late 1980s, however, the page cap had been lifted, although John Peel was still required to split his novelisation of the epic 12-episode The Daleks' Master Plan into two volumes because the manuscript was too long.

Target began numbering its novelisations from 1983, with almost all of the first seventy-three books being numbered as reprints came out. The first new book to be numbered was Time-Flight. Target's numbering did not initially reflect original publication order (which would have placed David Whitaker's Doctor Who and the Daleks book first), but rather was conducted in alphabetical order, so that the novelisation of The Abominable Snowmen was numbered "1". The numbering likewise had no connection with production or broadcast order. Due to print delays and last-minute reordering of publication schedules, some of the later books were released out of numeric order.

TitlesEdit

For the first few years of the Target line, it was common practice for the novels to have titles that differed from the adapted serials: for example, Doctor Who and the Auton Invasion, which was based upon the serial Spearhead from Space. This practice was dropped in the mid-1970s. Another tradition established by the books was to append the words "Doctor Who and ..." to the titles, except in a few cases where impractical. This practice continued until the early 1980s. From 1990 onwards reprints of the books generally dropped "Doctor Who and..." from the title and changed titles back to the original television story, although some of the reprints merely rejacketed earlier stock.

List of novelisations published by Frederick Muller LtdEdit

These three books based on First Doctor serials were first published in hardcover by Frederick Muller Ltd.

Title Author Published
Doctor Who in an Exciting Adventure with the Daleks David Whitaker 12 November 1964[10]
Doctor Who and the Zarbi Bill Strutton 16 September 1965[11]
Doctor Who and the Crusaders David Whitaker 17 February 1966[12]

ReissuesEdit

The Frederick Muller books were republished by other companies, including Target and BBC Books (see sections below).

Title Author Format Company Published
Doctor Who in an Exciting Adventure with the Daleks[a] David Whitaker Paperback Armada 4 October 1965[10]
Doctor Who and the Crusaders[a] Whitaker, DavidDavid Whitaker Paperback Green Dragon 1967[12]
Doctor Who and the Daleks[b] David Whitaker Hardcover White Lion 23 June 1975[10]
Doctor Who and the Zarbi[b] Bill Strutton Hardcover White Lion 18 September 1975[11]
Doctor Who and the Crusaders[b] Whitaker, DavidDavid Whitaker Hardcover White Lion 16 October 1975[12]
  1. ^ a b This edition includes different illustrations than the original publication.
  2. ^ a b c This edition depicts Tom Baker's Fourth Doctor on the cover while retaining the original First Doctor illustrations inside.

List of novelisations published by TargetEdit

This list of novelisations published by Target, or its successors, is sortable by TV story number, its number in the "Doctor Who Library", title, Doctor, author, and Hardcover or paperback publication dates. The Audiobook column indicates whether an abridged or unabridged audiobook has been released. See List of Doctor Who audiobooks.

TV
no.
Library
No.
Title Doctor Author Hardcover Publication[13] Paperback Publication[13] Audiobook
002 16 Doctor Who and the Daleks 1st David Whitaker N/A 2 May 1973 Unabridged
013 73 Doctor Who and the Zarbi 1st Bill Strutton N/A 2 May 1973 Unabridged
014 12 Doctor Who and the Crusaders 1st David Whitaker 17 January 1985[14] 2 May 1973 Unabridged
051 6 Doctor Who and the Auton Invasion 3rd Terrance Dicks 17 January 1974 17 January 1974 Unabridged
052 9 Doctor Who and the Cave Monsters 3rd Malcolm Hulke 17 January 1974 17 January 1974 Unabridged
058 23 Doctor Who and the Doomsday Weapon 3rd Malcolm Hulke 18 March 1982 18 March 1974 Unabridged
060 18 Doctor Who and the Day of the Daleks 3rd Terrance Dicks 20 August 1981 18 March 1974 Unabridged
059 15 Doctor Who and the Dæmons 3rd Barry Letts 14 January 1982 17 October 1974 Unabridged
062 54 Doctor Who and the Sea-Devils 3rd Malcolm Hulke 18 June 1981 17 October 1974 Unabridged
038 1 Doctor Who and the Abominable Snowmen 2nd Terrance Dicks 17 January 1985 21 November 1974 Unabridged
061 13 Doctor Who and the Curse of Peladon 3rd Brian Hayles 17 July 1980 16 January 1975 Abridged & Unabridged
033 14 Doctor Who and the Cybermen 2nd Gerry Davis 16 July 1981 20 February 1975 Unabridged
075 28 Doctor Who and the Giant Robot 4th Terrance Dicks 17 April 1986 13 March 1975 Unabridged
055 63 Doctor Who and the Terror of the Autons 3rd Terrance Dicks 19 February 1981 15 May 1975 Unabridged
069 29 Doctor Who and the Green Death 3rd Malcolm Hulke 16 April 1981 21 August 1975 Unabridged
074 48 Doctor Who and the Planet of the Spiders 3rd Terrance Dicks 20 November 1975 16 October 1975 Unabridged
065 64 The Three Doctors[a] 3rd Terrance Dicks 20 November 1975 20 November 1975 Unabridged (twice)
080 40 Doctor Who and the Loch Ness Monster 4th Terrance Dicks 15 January 1976 15 January 1976 Unabridged
071 22 Doctor Who and the Dinosaur Invasion 3rd Malcolm Hulke 19 February 1976 19 February 1976 Unabridged
029 62 Doctor Who and the Tenth Planet 1st Gerry Davis 19 February 1976 19 February 1976 Unabridged
039 33 Doctor Who and the Ice Warriors 2nd Brian Hayles 18 March 1976 18 March 1976 Unabridged
079 51 Doctor Who and the Revenge of the Cybermen 4th Terrance Dicks 20 May 1976 20 May 1976
078 27 Doctor Who and the Genesis of the Daleks 4th Terrance Dicks 22 July 1976 22 July 1976 Unabridged (twice)
041 72 Doctor Who and the Web of Fear 2nd Terrance Dicks 19 August 1976 19 August 1976 Unabridged
067 57 Doctor Who and the Space War 3rd Malcolm Hulke 23 September 1976 23 September 1976 Unabridged
068 46 Doctor Who and the Planet of the Daleks 3rd Terrance Dicks 21 October 1976 21 October 1976 Abridged & Unabridged
082 50 Doctor Who and the Pyramids of Mars 4th Terrance Dicks 16 December 1976 16 December 1976 Unabridged
066 8 Doctor Who and the Carnival of Monsters 3rd Terrance Dicks 20 January 1977 20 January 1977 Unabridged (twice)
085 55 Doctor Who and the Seeds of Doom 4th Philip Hinchcliffe 17 February 1977 17 February 1977
010 17 Doctor Who and the Dalek Invasion of Earth 1st Terrance Dicks 24 March 1977 24 March 1977 Unabridged
057 10 Doctor Who and the Claws of Axos 3rd Terrance Dicks 21 April 1977 21 April 1977 Unabridged
076 4 Doctor Who and the Ark in Space 4th Ian Marter 21 April 1977 10 May 1977 Unabridged
084 7 Doctor Who and the Brain of Morbius 4th Terrance Dicks 19 May 1977 23 June 1977 Unabridged
081 47 Doctor Who and the Planet of Evil 4th Terrance Dicks 21 July 1977 18 August 1977
063 44 Doctor Who and the Mutants 3rd Terrance Dicks 29 September 1977 29 September 1977
088 19 Doctor Who and the Deadly Assassin 4th Terrance Dicks 20 October 1977 20 October 1977 Unabridged
091 61 Doctor Who and the Talons of Weng-Chiang 4th Terrance Dicks 17 November 1977 17 November 1977 Unabridged
086 42 Doctor Who and the Masque of Mandragora 4th Philip Hinchcliffe 19 January 1978 8 December 1977 Unabridged
089 25 Doctor Who and the Face of Evil 4th Terrance Dicks 19 January 1978 19 January 1978 Unabridged
092 32 Doctor Who and the Horror of Fang Rock 4th Terrance Dicks 30 March 1978 30 March 1978 Unabridged
037 66 Doctor Who and the Tomb of the Cybermen 2nd Gerry Davis 18 May 1978 18 May 1978 Unabridged
070 65 Doctor Who and the Time Warrior 3rd Terrance Dicks and Robert Holmes 18 May 1978 29 June 1978 Unabridged
072 20 Death to the Daleks 3rd Terrance Dicks 20 July 1978 20 July 1978 Unabridged
083 2 Doctor Who and the Android Invasion 4th Terrance Dicks 16 November 1978 16 November 1978
077 56 Doctor Who and the Sontaran Experiment 4th Ian Marter 7 December 1978 7 December 1978 Unabridged
087 30 Doctor Who and the Hand of Fear 4th Terrance Dicks 18 January 1979 18 January 1979
093 36 Doctor Who and the Invisible Enemy 4th Terrance Dicks 29 March 1979 29 March 1979
090 53 Doctor Who and the Robots of Death 4th Terrance Dicks 24 May 1979 24 May 1979 Unabridged
075 N/A Junior Doctor Who and the Giant Robot 4th Terrance Dicks 24 May 1979 1980
094 34 Doctor Who and the Image of the Fendahl 4th Terrance Dicks 26 July 1979 26 July 1979
050 70 Doctor Who and the War Games 2nd Malcolm Hulke 25 October 1979 25 September 1979 Unabridged
104 21 Doctor Who and the Destiny of the Daleks 4th Terrance Dicks 22 November 1979 22 November 1979
098 52 Doctor Who and the Ribos Operation 4th Ian Marter 13 December 1979 13 December 1979 Unabridged
096 67 Doctor Who and the Underworld 4th Terrance Dicks 24 January 1980 24 January 1980
097 35 Doctor Who and the Invasion of Time 4th Terrance Dicks 21 February 1980 21 February 1980 Unabridged
100 59 Doctor Who and the Stones of Blood 4th Terrance Dicks 20 March 1980 20 March 1980
101 3 Doctor Who and the Androids of Tara 4th Terrance Dicks 24 April 1980 24 April 1980
102 49 Doctor Who and the Power of Kroll 4th Terrance Dicks 29 May 1980 29 May 1980
103 5 Doctor Who and the Armageddon Factor 4th Terrance Dicks 26 June 1980 26 June 1980
005 38 Doctor Who and the Keys of Marinus 1st Philip Hinchcliffe 21 August 1980 21 August 1980
107 45 Doctor Who and the Nightmare of Eden 4th Terrance Dicks 18 September 1980 21 August 1980
108 31 Doctor Who and the Horns of Nimon 4th Terrance Dicks 16 October 1980 16 October 1980
084 N/A Junior Doctor Who and the Brain of Morbius 4th Terrance Dicks 27 June 1980 13 November 1980
073 43 Doctor Who and the Monster of Peladon 3rd Terrance Dicks 20 November 1980 4 December 1980
106 11 Doctor Who and the Creature from the Pit 4th David Fisher 15 January 1981 15 January 1981 Unabridged
040 24 Doctor Who and the Enemy of the World 2nd Ian Marter 16 April 1981 16 April 1981
001 68 Doctor Who and An Unearthly Child 1st Terrance Dicks 15 October 1981 15 October 1981
112 58 Doctor Who and the State of Decay 4th Terrance Dicks 17 September 1981 14 January 1982 Unabridged
113 71 Doctor Who and Warriors' Gate 4th Stephen Gallagher as John Lydecker 15 April 1982 15 April 1982
114 37 Doctor Who and the Keeper of Traken 4th Terrance Dicks 20 May 1982 20 May 1982
109 39 Doctor Who and the Leisure Hive 4th David Fisher 22 July 1982 22 July 1982 Unabridged
119 69 Doctor Who and the Visitation 5th Eric Saward 19 August 1982 19 August 1982 Unabridged
111 26 Full Circle 4th Andrew Smith 16 September 1982 16 September 1982 Unabridged
115 41 Logopolis 4th Christopher H. Bidmead 21 October 1982 21 October 1982 Unabridged
095 60 Doctor Who and the Sunmakers 4th Terrance Dicks 18 November 1982 18 November 1982
122 74 Time-Flight 5th Peter Grimwade 20 January 1983 14 April 1983
110 75 Meglos 4th Terrance Dicks 17 February 1983 19 May 1983
116 76 Castrovalva 5th Christopher H. Bidmead 17 March 1983 16 June 1983 Unabridged
117 77 Four to Doomsday 5th Terrance Dicks 14 April 1983 21 July 1983
121 78 Earthshock 5th Ian Marter 19 May 1983 18 August 1983 Unabridged
126 79 Terminus 5th Stephen Gallagher as John Lydecker 16 June 1983 15 September 1983
123 80 Arc of Infinity 5th Terrance Dicks 21 July 1983 20 October 1983
125 82 Mawdryn Undead 5th Peter Grimwade 18 August 1983 12 January 1984
129 81 The Five Doctors 5th Terrance Dicks 24 November 1983 24 November 1983 Unabridged
118 84 Kinda 5th Terrance Dicks 8 December 1983 15 March 1984 Abridged
124 83 Snakedance 5th Terrance Dicks 21 January 1984 19 April 1984
127 85 Enlightenment 5th Barbara Clegg 16 February 1984 24 May 1984
044 86 The Dominators 2nd Ian Marter 19 April 1984 19 July 1984
130 87 Warriors of the Deep 5th Terrance Dicks 24 May 1984 16 August 1984 Abridged
006 88 The Aztecs 1st John Lucarotti 21 June 1984 20 September 1984 Unabridged
054 89 Inferno 3rd Terrance Dicks 19 July 1984 18 October 1984 Unabridged
031 90 The Highlanders 2nd Gerry Davis 16 August 1984 15 November 1984 Unabridged
132 91 Frontios 5th Christopher H. Bidmead 20 September 1984 10 December 1984 Unabridged (twice)
134 93 Planet of Fire 5th Peter Grimwade 18 October 1984 17 January 1985
135 92 The Caves of Androzani 5th Terrance Dicks 15 November 1984 14 February 1985
004 94 Marco Polo 1st John Lucarotti 13 December 1984 11 April 1985
131 95 The Awakening 5th Eric Pringle 14 February 1985 13 June 1985 Unabridged
056 96 The Mind of Evil 3rd Terrance Dicks 21 March 1985 11 July 1985 Unabridged
020 97 The Myth Makers 1st Donald Cotton 11 April 1985 12 September 1985 Unabridged
046 98 The Invasion 2nd Ian Marter 16 May 1985 10 October 1985 Unabridged
047 99 The Krotons 2nd Terrance Dicks 13 June 1985 14 November 1985
140 100 The Two Doctors 6th Robert Holmes 15 August 1985 5 December 1985 Unabridged
025 101 The Gunfighters 1st Donald Cotton 11 July 1985 9 January 1986 Unabridged
064 102 The Time Monster 3rd Terrance Dicks 12 September 1985 13 February 1986
136 103 The Twin Dilemma 6th Eric Saward 10 October 1985 13 March 1986 Unabridged
018 104 Galaxy Four 1st William Emms 14 November 1985 10 April 1986
141 105 Timelash 6th Glen McCoy 12 December 1985 15 May 1986
N/A N/A Turlough and the Earthlink Dilemma (original novel) N/A Tony Attwood N/A 15 May 1986
139 107 The Mark of the Rani 6th Pip and Jane Baker 16 January 1986 12 June 1986 Unabridged
128 108 The King's Demons 5th Terence Dudley 20 February 1986 10 July 1986
026 109 The Savages 1st Ian Stuart Black 20 March 1986 11 September 1986
042 110 Fury from the Deep 2nd Victor Pemberton 22 May 1986 16 October 1986 Unabridged
N/A N/A Harry Sullivan's War (original novel) N/A Ian Marter N/A 16 October 1986
024 111 The Celestial Toymaker 1st Gerry Davis and Alison Bingeman 19 June 1986 20 November 1986
048 112 The Seeds of Death 2nd Terrance Dicks 17 July 1986 4 December 1986
N/A N/A Slipback (radio play) 6th Eric Saward 14 August 1986 15 January 1987
120 113 Black Orchid 5th Terence Dudley 18 September 1986 19 February 1987 Unabridged
023 114 The Ark 1st Paul Erickson 16 October 1986 19 March 1987 Unabridged
045 115 The Mind Robber 2nd Peter Ling 20 November 1986 16 April 1987 Unabridged
035 116 The Faceless Ones 2nd Terrance Dicks 11 December 1986 21 May 1987
015 117 The Space Museum 1st Glyn Jones 15 January 1987 18 June 1987 Unabridged
007 118 The Sensorites 1st Nigel Robinson 19 February 1987 16 July 1987 Unabridged
008 119 The Reign of Terror 1st Ian Marter 19 March 1987 20 August 1987
012 120 The Romans 1st Donald Cotton 16 April 1987 17 September 1987
053 121 The Ambassadors of Death 3rd Terrance Dicks 21 May 1987 15 October 1987 Unabridged
N/A N/A K-9 and Company (spin-off) N/A Terence Dudley N/A 15 October 1987 Unabridged
022 122 The Massacre 1st John Lucarotti 18 June 1987 19 November 1987 Unabridged
034 123 The Macra Terror 2nd Ian Stuart Black 16 July 1987 10 December 1987 Unabridged
011 124 The Rescue 1st Ian Marter 20 August 1987 21 January 1988 Unabridged
143c 125 Terror of the Vervoids 6th Pip and Jane Baker 17 September 1987 18 February 1988 Unabridged
017 126 The Time Meddler 1st Nigel Robinson 15 October 1987 17 March 1988 Unabridged
143a 127 The Mysterious Planet 6th Terrance Dicks 19 November 1987 21 April 1988 Unabridged
144 128[b] Time and the Rani 7th Pip and Jane Baker 17 December 1987 5 May 1988
138 106 Vengeance on Varos 6th Philip Martin 21 January 1988 16 June 1988 Abridged
032 129 The Underwater Menace 2nd Nigel Robinson 18 February 1988 21 July 1988
043 130 The Wheel in Space 2nd Terrance Dicks 17 March 1988 18 August 1988
143d 131 The Ultimate Foe 6th Pip and Jane Baker 21 April 1988 15 September 1988 Unabridged
003 132 The Edge of Destruction 1st Nigel Robinson 19 May 1988 20 October 1988 Unabridged
028 133 The Smugglers 1st Terrance Dicks 16 June 1988 17 November 1988
145 134 Paradise Towers 7th Stephen Wyatt N/A 1 December 1988 Unabridged
146 135 Delta and the Bannermen 7th Malcolm Kohll N/A 19 January 1989 Unabridged
027 136 The War Machines 1st Ian Stuart Black N/A 16 February 1989
147 137 Dragonfire 7th Ian Briggs N/A 16 March 1989
137 138 Attack of the Cybermen 6th Eric Saward N/A 20 April 1989 Abridged
N/A N/A The Nightmare Fair (unproduced script) 6th Graham Williams N/A 18 May 1989
143b 139 Mindwarp 6th Philip Martin N/A 15 June 1989 Unabridged
016 140 The Chase 1st John Peel N/A 20 July 1989 Unabridged
N/A N/A The Ultimate Evil (unproduced script) 6th Wally K. Daly N/A 17 August 1989 Unabridged
019
021
141 The Daleks' Master Plan Part I: Mission to the Unknown 1st John Peel N/A 21 September 1989 Unabridged
021 142 The Daleks' Master Plan Part II: The Mutation of Time 1st John Peel N/A 19 October 1989 Unabridged
150 143 Silver Nemesis 7th Kevin Clarke N/A 16 November 1989
151 144 The Greatest Show in the Galaxy 7th Stephen Wyatt N/A 21 December 1989 Unabridged
009 145 Planet of Giants 1st Terrance Dicks N/A 18 January 1990 Unabridged
149 146 The Happiness Patrol 7th Graeme Curry N/A 15 February 1990 Unabridged
049 147 The Space Pirates 2nd Terrance Dicks N/A 15 March 1990 Unabridged
148 148 Remembrance of the Daleks 7th Ben Aaronovitch N/A 21 June 1990 Unabridged
N/A N/A Mission to Magnus (unproduced script) 6th Philip Martin N/A 19 July 1990
153 149 Ghost Light 7th Marc Platt N/A 20 September 1990 Unabridged
155 150 Survival 7th Rona Munro N/A 18 October 1990 Unabridged
154 151 The Curse of Fenric 7th Ian Briggs N/A 15 November 1990 Unabridged
152 152 Battlefield 7th Marc Platt N/A 18 July 1991
N/A 153 The Pescatons (audio drama) 4th Victor Pemberton N/A 15 September 1991
030 154 The Power of the Daleks [c] 2nd John Peel N/A 15 July 1993
036 155 The Evil of the Daleks[c] 2nd John Peel N/A 19 August 1993
N/A 156 The Paradise of Death (radio play)[c] 3rd Barry Letts N/A 21 April 1994
105 N/A City of Death [d][e] 4th James Goss N/A 5 April 2018[16]
157 N/A Rose[d][8] 9th Russell T Davies N/A 5 April 2018[17] Unabridged
167 N/A The Christmas Invasion[d][8] 10th Jenny T. Colgan N/A 5 April 2018[18] Unabridged
240 N/A The Day of the Doctor[d][8] 11th Steven Moffat N/A 5 April 2018[19] Unabridged
276 N/A Twice Upon a Time[d][8] 12th Paul Cornell N/A 5 April 2018[20] Unabridged
  1. ^ The 1976 edition (and subsequent reprintings until 1991) have the title as Doctor Who and the Three Doctors on the front cover.
  2. ^ Mistakenly numbered as number 127
  3. ^ a b c Published by Virgin's Doctor Who Books imprint after Virgin closed the Target imprint.
  4. ^ a b c d e Published by BBC Books in the "Target Collection" using the Target logo
  5. ^ Abridged from the previous publication[15]

List of novelisations published by BBC Books and affiliated companiesEdit

In 1996 BBC Books took over the Doctor Who licence and have published a number of novelisations based on TV stories and webcasts, a few being written exclusively for audiobook publication by their audio company.

TV
No.
Title Doctor Author Published Publisher Notes
156 Doctor Who: The Novel of the Film 8th Gary Russell 15 May 1996 BBC Books An abridged audiobook recording of this novelisation has been released.
N/A Scream of the Shalka Shalka Paul Cornell February 2004 BBC Books Published as part of the Past Doctor Adventures range. An unabridged audiobook recording of this novelisation has been released.
100 The Stones of Blood 4th David Fisher 5 May 2011 BBC Audio New novelisation exclusive to audio.
N/A Shada 4th Gareth Roberts 15 March 2012 BBC Books An unabridged audiobook recording of this novelisation has been released.
101 The Androids of Tara 4th David Fisher 5 July 2012 AudioGo New novelisation exclusive to audio.
105 City of Death 4th James Goss[21][22] 21 May 2015[3] BBC Books An unabridged audiobook recording of this novelisation has been released.
099 The Pirate Planet[1][2] 4th James Goss 5 January 2017[23] BBC Books An unabridged audiobook recording of this novelisation has been released.
N/A Doctor Who and the Krikkitmen 4th James Goss 18 January 2018[24] BBC Books Novelisation of the unmade Douglas Adams story. An unabridged audiobook recording of this novelisation has been released.
157 Rose[8] 9th Russell T Davies 5 April 2018[17] BBC Books An unabridged audiobook recording of this novelisation has been released.
167 The Christmas Invasion[8] 10th Jenny T. Colgan 5 April 2018[18] BBC Books An unabridged audiobook recording of this novelisation has been released.
240 The Day of the Doctor[8] 11th Steven Moffat 5 April 2018[19] BBC Books An unabridged audiobook recording of this novelisation has been released.
276 Twice Upon a Time[8] 12th Paul Cornell 5 April 2018[20] BBC Books An unabridged audiobook recording of this novelisation has been released.
N/A Doctor Who Meets Scratchman[25] 4th James Goss and Tom Baker 24 January 2019 BBC Books Novelisation of the unmade film written by Tom Baker and Ian Marter.
001 An Unearthly Child 1st Nigel Robinson TBA BBC Physical Audio New novelisation exclusive to audio. Originally scheduled for release 7 November 2013 by AudioGo, this was suspended due to AudioGo suspending operations in October 2013.,[26]

ReissuesEdit

BBC Books has also republished select novelisations in paperback, unless otherwise noted.

Title Doctor Author Published
Doctor Who and the Daleks 1st David Whitaker 7 July 2011
Doctor Who and the Crusaders 1st David Whitaker 7 July 2011
Doctor Who and the Cybermen 2nd Gerry Davis 7 July 2011
Doctor Who and the Abominable Snowmen 2nd Terrance Dicks 7 July 2011
Doctor Who and the Auton Invasion 3rd Terrance Dicks 7 July 2011
Doctor Who and the Cave Monsters 3rd Malcolm Hulke 7 July 2011
Doctor Who and the Day of the Daleks 3rd Terrance Dicks 10 May 2012
Doctor Who and the Ark in Space 4th Ian Marter 10 May 2012
Doctor Who and the Loch Ness Monster 4th Terrance Dicks 10 May 2012
Doctor Who and the Tenth Planet 1st Gerry Davis 10 May 2012
Doctor Who and the Ice Warriors 2nd Brian Hayles 10 May 2012
The Three Doctors 3rd Terrance Dicks 10 May 2012
Remembrance of the Daleks 7th Ben Aaronovitch 7 March 2013
Doctor Who and the Zarbi 1st Bill Strutton 28 April 2016[27]
Doctor Who and the Web of Fear 2nd Terrance Dicks 28 April 2016[27]
Doctor Who and the Dinosaur Invasion 3rd Malcolm Hulke 28 April 2016[27]
Doctor Who and the Genesis of the Daleks 4th Terrance Dicks 28 April 2016[27]
The Visitation 5th Eric Saward 28 April 2016[27]
Vengeance on Varos 6th Philip Martin 28 April 2016[27]
Battlefield 7th Marc Platt 28 April 2016[27]
Doctor Who in an Exciting Adventure with the Daleks (hardcover) 1st David Whitaker 3 November 2016[27]
Doctor Who and the Crusaders (hardcover) 1st David Whitaker 3 November 2016[27]
Doctor Who and the Zarbi (hardcover) 1st Bill Strutton 3 November 2016[27]
City of Death (abridged)[28] 4th James Goss 5 April 2018[16]

List of novelisations published by Pearson EducationEdit

Pearson Education has published novelisations for those learning to read the English language.

TV
No.
Title Doctor Author Published Notes
203 The Eleventh Hour[29] 11th Trevor Baxendale 5 May 2011
205 Victory of the Daleks[30] 11th Peter Gutiérrez 5 May 2011 Photo novelisation
206 The Time of Angels[31] 11th Trevor Baxendale 5 May 2011 Adaptation of "The Time of Angels" and "Flesh and Stone"
211 The Lodger[32] 11th Peter Gutiérrez 5 May 2011 Photo novelisation
244 Robot of Sherwood[33][34] 12th TBA 24 May 2018 An audiobook recording of this novelisation has been released.
249 Mummy on the Orient Express[35][36] 12th TBA 24 May 2018 An audiobook recording of this novelisation has been released.
250 Flatline[37][38] 12th TBA 24 May 2018 An audiobook recording of this novelisation has been released.
256 The Girl Who Died[39][40] 12th Jane Rollason[41][42] 19 July 2018 Also available with an MP3 audiobook reading.[43]
257 The Woman Who Lived[39][44] 12th Chris Rice[45][46] 26 July 2018 Also available with an MP3 audiobook reading.[47]
260 Face the Raven[39][48] 12th Nancy Taylor[49][50] 26 July 2018 Also available with an MP3 audiobook reading.[51]

List of other novelisationsEdit

Other Doctor Who or Doctor Who-related productions have been novelised by other publishers. This includes a series of novelisations by the New Zealand Doctor Who Fan Club which were privately published and not licensed by the BBC (all based upon serials Target were unable to obtain the rights to) and several novelisations of radio and independent film stories published by Virgin after it had retired Target.

TV
No.
Title Doctor Author Published Publisher Notes
112 State of Decay 4th Terrance Dicks June 1981 Pickwick Audiobook with different text from the Target novelisation.[52]
N/A Doctor Who and Shada 4th Paul Scoones March 1989 TSV Unlicensed fan club publication.
099 Doctor Who and the Pirate Planet 4th David Bishop September 1990 TSV Unlicensed fan club publication.
142 Revelation of the Daleks 6th Jon Preddle July 1992 TSV Unlicensed fan club publication.
105 Doctor Who and the City of Death 4th David Lawrence November 1992 TSV Unlicensed fan club publication.
N/A Doctor Who - Shada 4th Jonathan Way 1993 Doctor Who Appreciation Society Unlicensed fan club publication published across six issues of Cosmic Masque, the Society's fan fiction publication.
N/A The Ghosts of N-Space 3rd Barry Letts February 1995 Doctor Who Books Published as part of the Virgin Missing Adventures range
N/A Shakedown 7th Terrance Dicks December 1995 Doctor Who Books Published as part of the Virgin New Adventures range. An unabridged audiobook recording of this novelisation has been released.
N/A Downtime N/A Marc Platt January 1996 Doctor Who Books Published as part of the Virgin Missing Adventures range
133 Resurrection of the Daleks 5th Paul Scoones January 2000 TSV Unlicensed fan club publication.
N/A The Dæmons of Devil's End[53][54] N/A Suzanne Barbieri, Debbie Bennett, Raven Dane, Jan Edwards, David J Howe, and Sam Stone November 2017 Telos Publishing Novelisation of the Reeltime drama The White Witch of Devil's End. Special edition titled Olive Hawthorne and the Dæmons of Devil's End.[55]

Omnibus and two in one releasesEdit

A number of novelisations were released in omnibus editions, mostly by book clubs.

Title Novelisations included Author Publisher Published
Doctor Who and the Daleks Omnibus Doctor Who and the Planet of the Daleks (abridged) Terrance Dicks Artus Books September 1976
Doctor Who and the Genesis of the Daleks (abridged)
The Doctor Who Omnibus Doctor Who and the Space War Malcolm Hulke Book Club Associates 1977
Doctor Who and the Web of Fear Terrance Dicks
Doctor Who and the Revenge of the Cybermen
The Adventures of Doctor Who Doctor Who and the Genesis of the Daleks Terrance Dicks Nelson Doubleday October 1979
Doctor Who and the Revenge of the Cybermen
Doctor Who and the Loch Ness Monster
Dalek Omnibus The Dalek Invasion of Earth Terrance Dicks W. H. Allen 23 June 1983
The Planet of the Daleks
The Day of the Daleks
The Further Adventures of Doctor Who Doctor Who and the Deadly Assassin Terrance Dicks Nelson Doubleday January 1986
Doctor Who and the Face of Evil
Doctor Who and the Robots of Death
Remembrance of the Daleks/Prisoner of the Daleks Remembrance of the Daleks Ben Aaronovitch BBC Books 15 July 2016[56]
Prisoner of the Daleks ( New Series Adventure) Trevor Baxendale

In 1988–1989, W. H. Allen's Star label published a number of the Target novelisations in a format of two novelisations in one book in a range titled Doctor Who Classics. These were produced by fixing together two Target books with a new front page and outer cover. The pairings were:

Title 1 Author Title 2 Author Published
The Dalek Invasion of Earth Terrance Dicks The Crusade David Whitaker August 1988
The Gunfighters Donald Cotton The Myth Makers Donald Cotton August 1988
The Dominators Ian Marter The Krotons Terrance Dicks September 1988
The Mind of Evil Terrance Dicks The Claws of Axos Terrance Dicks March 1989
The Dæmons Barry Letts The Time Monster Terrance Dicks March 1989
The Seeds of Doom Philip Hinchliffe The Deadly Assassin Terrance Dicks May 1989
The Face of Evil Terrance Dicks The Sun Makers Terrance Dicks May 1989

List of Sarah Jane Adventures novelisationsEdit

Beginning in 2007, Penguin Books under its Penguin Character Books imprint began publishing novelisations based upon the spinoff series The Sarah Jane Adventures.

No. Title Author Published Publisher
1 Invasion of the Bane Terrance Dicks 1 November 2007 Penguin Character Books
2 Revenge of the Slitheen Rupert Laight 1 November 2007 Penguin
3 Eye of the Gorgon Phil Ford 1 November 2007 Penguin
4 Warriors of Kudlak Gary Russell 1 November 2007 Penguin
5 Whatever Happened to Sarah Jane? Rupert Laight 3 November 2008 Penguin
6 The Lost Boy Gary Russell 3 November 2008 Penguin
7 The Last Sontaran Phil Ford 6 November 2008 Penguin
8 The Day of the Clown Phil Ford 5 November 2008 Penguin
9 The Wedding of Sarah Jane Smith Gareth Roberts 5 November 2009 Penguin
N/A Judoon Afternoon[57] Trevor Baxendale September 2010 Pearson Education
N/A Haunted House[58] Trevor Baxendale September 2010 Pearson Education
N/A Painting Peril[59] Trevor Baxendale September 2010 Pearson Education
N/A Blathereen Dream[60] Trevor Baxendale September 2010 Pearson Education
N/A The Nightmare Man Joseph Lidster 25 November 2010 ePenguin (e-book)
N/A Death of the Doctor Gary Russell 25 November 2010 ePenguin (e-book)

IllustratorsEdit

British artist Andrew Skilleter created much of the cover art for the Doctor Who books from 1979 to 1994, along with video covers and other merchandise.[61][62] His work on Doctor Who was showcased in his 1995 volume Blacklight: The Art of Andrew Skilleter.[62][63]

AdaptationsEdit

Generally, Doctor Who stories that have been broadcast will be adapted into print, rather than vice versa. There have been some occasions where print media has been adapted for the screen or formed inspiration for television episodes.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

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