List of Doctor Who novelisations
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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), City of Death (published on 21 May 2015 by BBC Books), Shada (published in March 2012 by BBC Books), 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. In November 2009, Virgin became an independent imprint within Ebury Publishing, a division of the Random House Group. In 2006, the Ebury Publishing acquired a majority shareholding in BBC Books, 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. 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.
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.
- 1 Publication details
- 2 List of novelisations published by Frederick Muller Ltd
- 3 List of novelisations published by Target
- 4 List of novelisations published by BBC Books and affiliated companies
- 5 List of novelisations published by Pearson Education
- 6 List of other novelisations
- 7 Omnibus and two in one releases
- 8 List of Sarah Jane Adventures novelisations
- 9 Illustrators
- 10 Adaptations
- 11 See also
- 12 References
- 13 External links
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.
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 Ltd
These three books based on First Doctor serials were first published in hardcover by Frederick Muller Ltd.
|Doctor Who in an Exciting Adventure with the Daleks||David Whitaker||12 November 1964|
|Doctor Who and the Zarbi||Bill Strutton||16 September 1965|
|Doctor Who and the Crusaders||David Whitaker||17 February 1966|
The Frederick Muller books were republished by other companies, including Target and BBC Books (see sections below).
|Doctor Who in an Exciting Adventure with the Daleks[a]||David Whitaker||Paperback||Armada||4 October 1965|
|Doctor Who and the Crusaders[a]||David Whitaker||Paperback||Green Dragon||1967|
|Doctor Who and the Daleks[b]||David Whitaker||Hardcover||White Lion||23 June 1975|
|Doctor Who and the Zarbi[b]||Bill Strutton||Hardcover||White Lion||18 September 1975|
|Doctor Who and the Crusaders[b]||David Whitaker||Hardcover||White Lion||16 October 1975|
List of novelisations published by Target
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.
|Title||Doctor||Author||Hardcover Publication||Paperback Publication||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||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|
|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|
|157||N/A||Rose[d]||9th||Russell T Davies||N/A||5 April 2018||Unabridged|
|167||N/A||The Christmas Invasion[d]||10th||Jenny T. Colgan||N/A||5 April 2018||Unabridged|
|240||N/A||The Day of the Doctor[d]||11th||Steven Moffat||N/A||5 April 2018||Unabridged|
|276||N/A||Twice Upon a Time[d]||12th||Paul Cornell||N/A||5 April 2018||Unabridged|
- The 1976 edition (and subsequent reprintings until 1991) have the title as Doctor Who and the Three Doctors on the front cover.
- Mistakenly numbered as number 127
- Published by Virgin's Doctor Who Books imprint after Virgin closed the Target imprint.
- Published by BBC Books in the "Target Collection" using the Target logo
- Abridged from the previous publication
List of novelisations published by BBC Books and affiliated companies
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.
|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 May 2015||BBC Books||An unabridged audiobook recording of this novelisation has been released.|
|099||The Pirate Planet||4th||James Goss||5 January 2017||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||BBC Books||Novelisation of the unmade Douglas Adams story. An unabridged audiobook recording of this novelisation has been released.|
|157||Rose||9th||Russell T Davies||5 April 2018||BBC Books||An unabridged audiobook recording of this novelisation has been released.|
|167||The Christmas Invasion||10th||Jenny T. Colgan||5 April 2018||BBC Books||An unabridged audiobook recording of this novelisation has been released.|
|240||The Day of the Doctor||11th||Steven Moffat||5 April 2018||BBC Books||An unabridged audiobook recording of this novelisation has been released.|
|276||Twice Upon a Time||12th||Paul Cornell||5 April 2018||BBC Books||An unabridged audiobook recording of this novelisation has been released.|
|N/A||Doctor Who Meets Scratchman||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.,|
BBC Books has also republished select novelisations in paperback, unless otherwise noted.
|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|
|Doctor Who and the Web of Fear||2nd||Terrance Dicks||28 April 2016|
|Doctor Who and the Dinosaur Invasion||3rd||Malcolm Hulke||28 April 2016|
|Doctor Who and the Genesis of the Daleks||4th||Terrance Dicks||28 April 2016|
|The Visitation||5th||Eric Saward||28 April 2016|
|Vengeance on Varos||6th||Philip Martin||28 April 2016|
|Battlefield||7th||Marc Platt||28 April 2016|
|Doctor Who in an Exciting Adventure with the Daleks (hardcover)||1st||David Whitaker||3 November 2016|
|Doctor Who and the Crusaders (hardcover)||1st||David Whitaker||3 November 2016|
|Doctor Who and the Zarbi (hardcover)||1st||Bill Strutton||3 November 2016|
|City of Death (abridged)||4th||James Goss||5 April 2018|
List of novelisations published by Pearson Education
Pearson Education has published novelisations for those learning to read the English language.
|203||The Eleventh Hour||11th||Trevor Baxendale||5 May 2011|
|205||Victory of the Daleks||11th||Peter Gutiérrez||5 May 2011||Photo novelisation|
|206||The Time of Angels||11th||Trevor Baxendale||5 May 2011||Adaptation of "The Time of Angels" and "Flesh and Stone"|
|211||The Lodger||11th||Peter Gutiérrez||5 May 2011||Photo novelisation|
|244||Robot of Sherwood||12th||David Maule||29 May 2018||An audiobook recording of this novelisation has been released.|
|249||Mummy on the Orient Express||12th||Jane Rollason||29 May 2018||An audiobook recording of this novelisation has been released.|
|250||Flatline||12th||Nancy Taylor||29 May 2018||An audiobook recording of this novelisation has been released.|
|256||The Girl Who Died||12th||Jane Rollason||20 September 2018||Also available with an MP3 audiobook reading.|
|257||The Woman Who Lived||12th||Chris Rice||20 September 2018||Also available with an MP3 audiobook reading.|
|260||Face the Raven||12th||Nancy Taylor||20 September 2018||Also available with an MP3 audiobook reading.|
List of other novelisations
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.
|112||State of Decay||4th||Terrance Dicks||June 1981||Pickwick||Audiobook with different text from the Target novelisation.|
|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||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.|
Omnibus and two in one releases
A number of novelisations were released in omnibus editions, mostly by book clubs.
|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|
|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 novelisations
|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||Trevor Baxendale||September 2010||Pearson Education|
|N/A||Haunted House||Trevor Baxendale||September 2010||Pearson Education|
|N/A||Painting Peril||Trevor Baxendale||September 2010||Pearson Education|
|N/A||Blathereen Dream||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)|
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. His work on Doctor Who was showcased in his 1995 volume Blacklight: The Art of Andrew Skilleter.
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.
- The 1995 New Adventures novel Human Nature, written by Paul Cornell and featuring the Seventh Doctor, was adapted by the same author for the 2007 series of Doctor Who as a two part story with the episode titles "Human Nature" and "The Family of Blood", with David Tennant as the Tenth Doctor.
- Steven Moffat based his 2007 episode "Blink" upon a 2005 short story, "What I Did on My Christmas Holidays by Sally Sparrow", originally published in Doctor Who Annual 2006.
- Gareth Roberts reused his concept from a 2006 Doctor Who Magazine comic strip story as the basis for an episode of the same name "The Lodger", which was transmitted as part of Series 5 (2010), featuring Matt Smith.
- List of Torchwood novels and audio books
- List of Doctor Who novelists
- Dalek comic strips, illustrated annuals and graphic novels
- List of television series made into books
- "Gallifrey Guardian". Doctor Who Magazine. Tunbridge Wells: Panini UK Ltd (486): 7. April 2015.
- Dave Golder (30 April 2015). "Doctor Who Pirate Planet Novelisation Announced". GamesRadar+.
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- "Novelisation of Shada to be published in 2012". doctorwhonews.net. Retrieved 25 August 2016.
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- "The Random House Group acquires majority shareholding in BBC Books". BBC Press Office. 22 June 2006.
- "Steven Moffat and Russell T Davies are writing special Doctor Who novels". Radio Times. 15 November 2017. Retrieved 9 December 2017.
- "Doctor Who News: BBC Books: Classic Novelisation reprints". The Doctor Who News Page. Retrieved 22 March 2015.
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- "Doctor Who: City of Death (Target Collection) by James Goss". penguin.com.au. Retrieved 4 March 2018.
- Goss, James (5 April 2018). "Doctor Who: City of Death". BBC Books. Retrieved 2 February 2018 – via Amazon.
- Davies, Russell T. (5 April 2018). "Doctor Who: Rose". BBC Books. Retrieved 19 February 2018 – via Amazon.
- Colgan, Jenny T. (5 April 2018). "Doctor Who: The Christmas Invasion". BBC Books. Retrieved 19 February 2018 – via Amazon.
- Moffat, Steven (5 April 2018). "Doctor Who: The Day of the Doctor". BBC Books. Retrieved 19 February 2018 – via Amazon.
- Cornell, Paul (19 June 2018). "Doctor Who: Twice Upon a Time: 12th Doctor Novelisation". BBC Books. Retrieved 19 February 2018 – via Amazon.
- "Gareth Roberts on Twitter: "Bit of news: the amazingly talented @gossjam is now doing the book of City Of Death. It'll be fantastic!"". Retrieved 21 October 2014.
- "Doctor Who News: Gareth Roberts no longer writing City of Death book". The Doctor Who News Page. Retrieved 21 October 2014.
- Adams, Douglas; Goss, James (5 January 2017). "Doctor Who: The Pirate Planet". BBC Digital. Retrieved 25 August 2016 – via Amazon.
- Adams, Douglas; Goss, James (18 January 2018). "Doctor Who and the Krikkitmen". BBC Books. Retrieved 2 February 2018 – via Amazon.
- Baker, Tom; Goss, James (24 January 2019). "Doctor Who Meets Scratchman". BBC Books – via Amazon.
- "AudioGO suspends business operations". The Bookseller. Retrieved 2013-12-09.
- "Doctor Who News: Target re-issues in 2016". The Doctor Who News Page.
- "Doctor Who: City of Death (Target Collection) by James Goss". penguin.com.au. Archived from the original on 13 November 2017. Retrieved 12 November 2017.
- "BC Red (KS2) A/5C Doctor Who: The Eleventh Hour". pearsonschoolsandfecolleges.co.uk. Retrieved 22 March 2015.
- "BC Blue (KS2)/4A-B Comic: Doctor Who: Victory of the Daleks". pearsonschoolsandfecolleges.co.uk. Retrieved 22 March 2015.
- "BC Red (KS2) B/5B Doctor Who: The Time of Angels". pearsonschoolsandfecolleges.co.uk. Retrieved 22 March 2015.
- "BC Red (KS2)/5C-5B Comic: Doctor Who: The Lodger". pearsonschoolsandfecolleges.co.uk. Retrieved 22 March 2015.
- "Level 2: Doctor Who: The Robot of Sherwood". Pearson Education. 12 April 2018. Retrieved 8 February 2018 – via Amazon.
- "Level 2: Doctor Who: The Robot of Sherwood – Pearson Readers". readers.english.com. Retrieved 6 April 2018.
- "Level 3: Doctor Who: Mummy on the Orient Express". Pearson Education. 12 April 2018. Retrieved 8 February 2018 – via Amazon.
- "Level 3: Doctor Who: Mummy on the Orient Express – Pearson Readers". readers.english.com. Retrieved 6 April 2018.
- "Level 3: Doctor Who: Flatline". Pearson Education. 12 April 2018. Retrieved 8 February 2018 – via Amazon.
- "Level 3: Doctor Who: Flatline – Pearson Readers". readers.english.com. Retrieved 6 April 2018.
- "Pearson ELT Catalogue 2018" (pdf). p. 173.
- "Level 2: Doctor Who: The Girl Who Died – Pearson Readers". readers.english.com. Retrieved 6 April 2018.
- Rollason, Jane. "Level 2: Doctor Who: The Girl Who Died : Jane Rollason : 9781292206134". Book Depository.
- Rollason, Jane (19 July 2018). "Level 2: Doctor Who: The Girl Who Died". Pearson Education – via Amazon.
- "Level 2: Doctor Who: The Girl Who Died Book + MP3 Pack – Pearson Readers". readers.english.com. Retrieved 6 April 2018.
- "Level 3: Doctor Who: The Woman Who Lived – Pearson Readers". readers.english.com. Retrieved 6 April 2018.
- Rice, Chris. "Level 3: Doctor Who: The Woman Who Lived : Chris Rice : 9781292205892". Book Depository.
- "Level 3: Doctor Who: The Woman Who Lived Book + MP3 Pack – Pearson Readers". readers.english.com. Retrieved 6 April 2018.
- "Level 3: Doctor Who: Face the Raven – Pearson Readers". readers.english.com. Retrieved 6 April 2018.
- Taylor, Nancy. "Level 3: Doctor Who: Face The Raven : Nancy Taylor : 9781292206196". Book Depository.
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- "Pickwick International". Millennium Effect. Retrieved 2012-03-18.
- "The Daemons of Devil's End – Standard Edition – Telos Publishing". www.telos.co.uk. Retrieved 24 April 2018.
- "Telos: The Dæmons of Devil's End". doctorwhonews.net. Retrieved 12 November 2017.
- "The Daemons of Devil's End – Special Edition – Telos Publishing". www.telos.co.uk. Retrieved 12 November 2017.
- Depository, Book. "Doctor Who Leather Bind-Up: Remembrance of the Daleks & Prisoner of the Daleks : Ben Aaronovitch : 9781785940989". www.bookdepository.com. Retrieved 14 February 2018.
- "BC Gold A/2B Sarah Jane Adventures: Judoon Afternoon". pearsonschoolsandfecolleges.co.uk. Retrieved 22 March 2015.
- "BC White B/2A Sarah Jane Adventures: Haunted House". pearsonschoolsandfecolleges.co.uk. Retrieved 22 March 2015.
- "BC White A/2A Sarah Jane Adventures: Painting Peril". pearsonschoolsandfecolleges.co.uk. Retrieved 22 March 2015.
- "BC Gold B/2B Sarah Jane Adventures: Blathereen Dream". pearsonschoolsandfecolleges.co.uk. Retrieved 22 March 2015.
- Andrew Skilleter at the Internet Speculative Fiction Database
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- Andrew Skilleter, Blacklight: The Art of Andrew Skilleter, Doctor Who Books, 1995. ISBN 1-85227-415-8.