Return of the Living Dad

Return of the Living Dad is an original novel written by Kate Orman and based on the long-running British science fiction television series Doctor Who. It features the Seventh Doctor, Chris and Roz, Bernice and Jason.[1][2]

Return of the Living Dad
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AuthorKate Orman
Cover artistMark Wilkinson
SeriesDoctor Who book:
Virgin New Adventures
Release number
Seventh Doctor
Chris, Roz, Bernice, Jason
PublisherVirgin Books
Publication date
August 1996
Preceded byChristmas on a Rational Planet 
Followed byThe Death of Art 


Bernice Summerfield's father disappeared when she was seven years old, but during her honeymoon, a clue leads her to discover him 500 years in his past, in England in 1983.[3]


This novel's working title was Big Trouble in Little Chalfont.[4]

Paul Cornell had input into part of the story of Return of the Living Dad, while Orman had input in Cornell's Human Nature.


Readers of Doctor Who Magazine gave the novel a rating of 73.29% (from 805 votes).[5]


  1. ^ "Shelf Life" (review) by Dave Owen, Doctor Who Magazine, #241 (July 1996)
  2. ^ Bibliography of Australian Literature, p587
  3. ^ Pearson, Lars (1999). I, Who: The Unauthorized Guide to Doctor Who Novels (1st ed.). Des Moines, Iowa: Mad Norwegian Press. ISBN 0-9673746-0-X.
  4. ^ "Licence to Kill", by Matthew Jones, Doctor Who Magazine #252 (May 1997), p. 30
  5. ^ "The best (and worst) of Virgin", by Dave Owen, Doctor Who Magazine, #265 (May 1998)