The Plotters

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The Plotters
Cover Art
Author Gareth Roberts
Series Doctor Who book:
Virgin Missing Adventures
Release number
Subject Featuring:
First Doctor
Ian, Barbara, Vicki
Set in Period between
The Space Museum and The Chase (Doctor Who)[1][2]
Publisher Virgin Books
Publication date
November 1996
Pages 287
ISBN ISBN 0-426-20488-3
Preceded by Speed of Flight
Followed by Cold Fusion

The Plotters is an original novel written by Gareth Roberts and based on the long-running British science fiction television series Doctor Who. It features the First Doctor, Ian, Barbara and Vicki.

Plot Synopsis[edit]

The TARDIS materialises in London, the date November 1605. While Ian and Barbara set off for the Globe Theatre, Vicki accompanies the Doctor on a mysterious mission to the court of King James. What is the link between the King's adviser, Robert Cecil, with the hooded figure called 'the Spaniard'? Why is the Doctor so anxious to observe the translation of the Bible? And what is brewing in the cellars of the Houses of Parliament?


The story does clash with the Doctor Who video game The Gunpowder Plot, featuring the Eleventh Doctor, set during the same events.


  1. ^ The Doctor's Timeline at The Whoniverse
  2. ^ Direct placement confirmed by cover blurb.

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