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This article is about the Doctor Who novel. For other uses, see Byzantium (disambiguation).
Doctor Who book
Book cover
Series Past Doctor Adventures
Release number 44
Featuring First Doctor
Ian, Barbara, and Vicki
Writer Keith Topping
Publisher BBC Books
ISBN ISBN 0-563-53836-8
Set between The Romans and The Eleventh Tiger[1][2]
Number of pages 284
Release date July 2001

Byzantium! is a BBC Books original novel written by Keith Topping and based on the long-running British science fiction television series Doctor Who. It features the First Doctor, Ian, Barbara, and Vicki.


Byzantium is an ancient Greek city near the Black Sea. Romans, Greeks, Zealots and Pharisee are all part of its mix.

The Doctor, Ian, Barbara and Vicki arrive for general sight-seeing. However, each soon has to face the possibility of being stranded in this place and time, alone and surrounded by political upheaval.

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  1. ^ The Doctor's Timeline at The Whoniverse gives support for this placement (including specific placement relative to other spin-off media).
  2. ^ Cover blurb only specifies the Doctor's incarnation and companions.