5th Doctor Monthly

  • 001 – The Sirens of Time (2)

    The Fifth, Sixth and Seventh Doctors together for the first time. The three Doctors must unite to defeat a threat to time itself.

  • 002 – Phantasmagoria (1)

    The Fifth Doctor and Turlough confront the paranormal in 18th Century London.

  • 004 – The Land of the Dead (1)

    The Fifth Doctor and Nyssa find themselves guests at a strange and isolated house in Alaska.

  • 008 – Red Dawn (1)

    The Fifth Doctor and Peri find themselves on Mars and, together with a NASA expedition, they awaken the Ice Warriors.

  • 010 – Winter for the Adept (1)

    Trapped in a snowbound school in the Swiss Alps, the Fifth Doctor and Nyssa encounter a malevolent poltergeist. Or do they?

  • 015 – The Mutant Phase (2)

    The Fifth Doctor and Nyssa discover a future where the Daleks are the dominant species. So why are the Daleks afraid?

  • 020 – Loups-Garoux (1)

    The Fifth Doctor and Turlough encounter werewolves at the carnival in Rio de Janerio.

  • 024 – The Eye of the Scorpion (1)

    The Fifth Doctor and Peri find themselves caught up in the violent politics of ancient Egypt. What is the secret of the strange box?

  • 026 – Primeval (1)

    In the distant past of Nyssa’s homeworld of Traken, the Fifth Doctor desperately tries to save his companion from a deadly disease.

  • 034 – Spare Parts (2)

    The Fifth Doctor and Nyssa find themselves on a doomed world not unlike Earth and realise they are there to witness the birth of the Cybermen.

  • 038 – The Church and the Crown (1)

    Landing in 17th Century Paris, the Fifth Doctor, Peri and Erimem become embroiled in a plot to kill Queen Anne.

  • 041 – Nekromanteia (1)

    In the depths of space a little known district harbours a terrible secret. Long known as a place of death, it claims thousands more lives as a great corporate space-fleet goes to war. As the fleet screams out in fear and pain, an irresistible voice calls out to three travellers and a macabre mind sets a deadly trap.

    The Doctor, Peri and Erimem face the terrors of Talderun and the wrath of a corporate empire as they struggle to understand the hideous secret of the domain of the dead, a district known in legend as Nekromanteia.

  • 044 – Creatures of Beauty (2)

    The Fifth Doctor and Nyssa are fugitives on a world that has suffered a global ecological disaster resulting in a disfiguring genetic disease.

  • 047 – Omega (1)

    A telepathic message prompts the Doctor to travel to the ‘Sector of Forgotten Souls’ where a legendary Time Lord vanished long ago.

  • 056 – The Axis of Insanity (1)

    The Fifth Doctor, Peri and Erimem find themselves stranded in a dimensional nexus where reality, morality and sanity no longer apply.

  • 059 – The Roof of the World (1)

    The TARDIS brings the Fifth Doctor, Peri and Erimem to Tibet in 1917 where an ancient evil is stirring deep within the heart of the Himalayas.

  • 066 – The Game (1)

    On the planet Cray, the Doctor and Nyssa are drawn in to a deadly game where losing means death.

  • 069 – Three’s a Crowd (1)

    Something inhuman and hungry is stalking Earth Colony Phoenix. Can the Doctor, Peri and Erimem save the colonists – and themselves?

  • 071 – The Council of Nicaea (1)

    Nicaea, AD325. The Fifth Doctor, Peri and Erimem are there to witness the first great church council, but become caught up in history.

  • 076 – Singularity (1)

    In Russia in the near future, Time is fracturing and the Fifth Doctor and Turlough are at the heart of the chaos. History is about to change.

  • 081 – The Kingmaker (2)

    The Fifth Doctor, Peri and Erimem meet Richard III and try to solve the mystery of who murdered the two princes in the tower.

  • 087 – The Gathering (1)

    It’s been over twenty years since Tegan Jovanka travelled with the Doctor but, as she soon discovers, you can never escape the past.

  • 091 – Circular Time (1)

    Summer to Winter, the seasons turn. Four seasons. Four Stories for the Fifth Doctor and Nyssa.

  • 093 – Renaissance of the Daleks (2)

    While Nyssa hears voices in Earth’s past, the Doctor investigates the Dalek invasion that wasn’t in the future.

  • 095 – Exotron and Urban Myths (1)

    Exotron: On a distant colony of Earth, the Doctor and Peri get caught in a conflict between carnivorous aliens and giant robots.

    Urban Myths: In an expensive restaurant somewhere on Earth, three gourmets plan their evening. First item on the menu: the death of the Doctor.

  • 099 – Son of the Dragon (1)

    The Doctor, Peri and Erimem travel to Transylvania and meet the real Dracula – Vlad the Impaler.

  • 102 – The Mind’s Eye and Mission of the Viyrans (1)

    The Mind’s Eye: On a planet with no name, the Doctor finds himself confronted by a faulty memory and some killer plants.

    Mission of the Viyrans: The Doctor and Peri take a holiday on the planet Gralista Social, but soon discover they aren’t the only time-travelling aliens in town.

  • 104 – The Bride of Peladon (1)

    A deadly secret lies at the heart of Peladon. Has the Curse returned?

  • 107 – The Haunting of Thomas Brewster (1)

    Victorian orphan Thomas Brewster is haunted by his mother’s ghost – and by a spectral blue box.

  • 110 – The Boy That Time Forgot (2)

    The Doctor and Nyssa battle giant scorpions on prehistoric Earth and come face to face with The Boy That Time Forgot.

  • 113 – Time Reef and A Perfect World (2)

    Time Reef: The TARDIS crash-lands on an uncharted time reef. However, the Doctor, Nyssa and Brewster are not the only mariners marooned on this barren rock.

    A Perfect World: Who wouldn’t want a perfect world? Thomas Brewster for one.

  • 117 – The Key 2 Time – The Judgement of Isskar (2)

    On a planet where time stands still, the Doctor meets a woman who is just minutes old. She wants the Doctor to be her assistant to locate the six segments of the Key to Time!

  • 118 – The Key 2 Time – The Destroyer of Delights (2)

    The search for the Key to Time has stalled. Forced into an alliance with one of his greatest enemies, the Doctor suggests a course of action that validates chaos itself.

  • 119 – The Key 2 Time – The Chaos Pool (2)

    In their search for the final segment of the Key to Time, the Doctor and Amy become caught in the final battle between the forces of Chaos and Order.

  • 127 – Castle of Fear (1)

    1199: Returning from the Crusade, Hubert, the new Earl of Mummerset, comes to take possession of Stockbridge Castle, his ancestral home. The only trouble is, in his absence, demons took possession of his Castle.

    1899: The Stockbridge mummers’ play takes a wholly unexpected turn, when the Dragon slays St George.

    These events are not unconnected, the Doctor and Nyssa discover. There’s an alien presence squatting in Stockbridge Castle, and it’s their job to expose it. If Turkish Knights, killer boars and a gang of rogue paladins don’t stop them first.

  • 128 – The Eternal Summer (2)

    It’s been a long, hot summer in Stockbridge. Longer than the villagers can remember. Summer’s lease is never-ending – and all thanks to the Lord and Lady of the Manor!

    One man alone knows that something’s wrong: Maxwell Edison, Stockbridge’s unofficial ambassador to the Universe. Or ‘flying saucer nut’, as the locals have it. He’ll need help proving it: from the local postmistress Miss Nyssa, perhaps; or the village Doctor, the fellow that’s been living at the Green Dragon Inn these last 30 years.

    They’d better hope that autumn never comes to Stockbridge. When autumn comes, the world is doomed…

  • 129 – Plague of the Daleks (1)

    Something is coming to Stockbridge. Something which turns village cricketers into ravening zombies – a plague such as the Earth has never seen, falling through history from a time when humanity’s greatest enemy was a race known as the Daleks. The Doctor and Nyssa visit Stockbridge for the final time, to confront the terrible secret buried at its heart.

  • 136 – Cobwebs (1)

    In search of a cure for a sickness that’s so far claimed six billion lives, scientist Nyssa arrives at an abandoned gene-tech facility on the toxic planet Helheim. ‘Hellhole’, more like. Nyssa’s not alone. The TARDIS has also been drawn to the Helheim base – and in its cobweb-coated corridors, she soon runs into the Doctor, Tegan and Turlough, her travelling companions of half a century past. Who, or what, has engineered this strange reunion?

  • 137 – The Whispering Forest (1)

    The TARDIS arrives in alien woodlands, where a small group of humans hold tight against the the menace of the Takers – strange creatures who come by night to spirit away members of their settlement.

    But if there’s one thing that the inhabitants of Purity Bay fear more than the Takers, it’s the dirt and disease spread by strangers. Strangers like the Doctor, Tegan, Turlough and Nyssa…

    The fanatical Sister Mertil and her hygiene-obsessed acolytes are victims of a terrible corruption – but not in the way they think. Only the whispering forest knows the truth.

  • 138 – The Cradle of the Snake (1)

    Tegan’s nightmares have returned. Seeking to banish the snake-like Mara from his companion’s psyche, the Doctor sets course for Manussa, the creature’s point of origin. But the TARDIS arrives instead in the heyday of the Manussan Empire, where infotainment impresario Rick ausGarten is preparing to turn dreams into reality. The sun is setting on the Manussan Empire… and it’s all the Doctor’s fault.

  • 142 – The Demons of Red Lodge and Other Stories (1)

    The Demons of Red Lodge
    by Jason Arnopp
    A long, dark night in 17th century Suffolk for the TARDIS travellers – when they find something nasty outside the woodshed.

    The Entropy Composition
    by Rick Briggs
    A lost prog rock symphony is unearthed from the vaults – with catastrophic consequences for the entire cosmos.

    Doing Time
    by William Gallagher
    On the planet Folly, justice catches up with criminal mastermind ‘The Doctor’ – but can he endure a year in the jug?

    Special Features
    by John Dorney
    At last, the cult 1970s horror anthology Doctor Demonic’s Tales of Terror is set for release on DVD, complete with a commentary from director Martin Ashcroft, leading actors Sir Jack Merrivale and Johanna Bourke, plus the film’s historical adviser – the mysterious ‘Dr John Smith’!

  • 146 – Heroes of Sontar (1)

    Planet Samur was once a peaceful haven. Pilgrims journeyed across the seven galaxies to meditate in the courtyards of the vast Citadel that spanned its equator. It was Samur’s misfortune, however, to find itself situated on the furthermost frontier in the eternal war between the amoeboid Rutan Host and the belligerent, troll-like Sontarans…

    Twenty years after detonating a bacteriological weapon over Samur, rendering it uninhabitable, the Sontarans are back: a select platoon of seven has landed here on a secret mission, carrying sealed orders given to them by Fleet Marshal Stabb.

    The TARDIS has landed here, too, bringing the Doctor, Tegan, Turlough and Nyssa into the second great Battle of Samur. Fighting not only the Sontarans, but mystical mercenaries… and a deadly, decades-old curse.

  • 147 – Kiss of Death (1)

    The TARDIS travellers take a break on the beach world of Vektris. Hot sun, cold drinks and all the time in the worlds. What could possibly go wrong?

    A kidnapping, a spaceship heist and a desperate chase to a distant galaxy later, Turlough finds himself in a strange winter palace… along with a face from his past. The Doctor, Tegan and Nyssa, meanwhile, fight to escape its frozen catacombs, guarded over by a vast and deadly alien,The Morass.

    But what connects Turlough to the ancient treasure hidden somewhere in the palace? And how far will he go to acquire it?

  • 148 – Rat Trap (1)

    1983: as the country goes to the polls, two ‘Urban Explorers’, together with a freelance journalist, break into the long-defunct Cadogan Tunnels, once a secret wartime facility… and later, so rumour has it, the site of an experimental laboratory with a nasty sideline in vivisection.

    What they find, in its twisting underground corridors, is something the most cynical conspiracy theorist could never have imagined: a highly-evolved society of questing, intelligent creatures, living right under humanity’s nose for decades.

    But there’s no way out of the tunnels – as the Doctor, Nyssa, Tegan and Turlough are about to discover when the TARDIS brings them, too, into the complex. It’s a rat trap – and they’ve all been caught!

  • 159 – The Emerald Tiger (1)

    Tiger, tiger, burning bright
    In the forests of the night

    Calcutta, 1926. The Doctor and his companions join an expedition to locate the fabled emerald tiger – a legendary marvel shrouded in myth and mystery. They must journey to an unexplored lost world filled with wonder and wickedness.

    But at the centre of this terra incognita, something is stirring. Something with emerald eyes, diamond-sharp claws and a heart of darkness.

  • 160 – The Jupiter Conjunction (1)

    Eight slash Q Panenka, a craggy comet with a 13km circumference, has an elliptical orbit that takes it between Earth and Jupiter. Which, in the year 2329, makes it a cheap means of space freight – the second class postal service of the solar system.

    But when the TARDIS lands on Panenka, the Doctor, Tegan, Turlough and Nyssa discover a community falling apart at the seams – plagued by thefts, and mysterious disappearances among the ‘piggybackers’ who eke out a desperate existence on the comet.

    While Tegan and Nyssa suit up for a dangerous excursion into the comet’s Unstable Zone, the Doctor and Turlough find themselves pawns in a game that could lead to tragedy for both Earth and Jupiter alike…

  • 161 – The Butcher of Brisbane (1)

    Adopting the alias of Weng-Chiang, the 51st century war criminal Magnus Greel will one day arrive in Victorian London by Time Cabinet – only to meet his doom, his plans undone by the Time Lord known as the Doctor.

    The Doctor never believed he’d meet Greel again. But when a TARDIS trip to companion Tegan’s home town goes wrong, the Doctor ends up in the younger Greel’s heyday – in a world on the brink of all-out war.

    With the Doctor at the mercy of Greel’s alien associate Findecker and his army of mutations, Tegan is about to learn just why they called Greel ‘The Butcher of Brisbane’…

  • 165 – The Burning Prince (1)

    The Drashani Empire – a galaxy-spanning civilisation, the glory of Rome set among the stars. But for decades now, the Royal Houses of Gadarel and Sorsha have been at war, each claiming the Imperial throne.

    The wedding of Prince Kylo and Princess Aliona was meant to change all that – a blessed union between the Houses, a new hope for the Empire. Until Aliona’s wedding galley crash-landed on the planet Sharnax – and all contact was lost.

    The TARDIS lands aboard the ship carrying the fiery Kylo in search of his lost princess – but with a sabre-toothed monster roaming its corridors, the Doctor soon discovers he’s not the only alien presence aboard.

  • 168 – 1001 Nights (1)

    A long time ago, two travellers came from far away…

    In the perfumed palace of an omnipotent Sultan, a girl must tell stories to keep the man she cares about from a cruel and horrible death. She spins tales of distant lands she has visited with a mysterious traveller, of fabulous creatures and fantastic adventures – and of a blue box that can travel in time and space.

    Meanwhile, in the dungeons below the throne room, there lurks a secret which will bring down the kingdom – perhaps even the universe.

    Can the Doctor and Nyssa escape from this never-ending story before the final chapter spells their end?

  • 172 – Eldrad Must Die! (1)

    “A Doctor, curse his name, threw me down among the dead… but I endure. I am Eldrad… and I must live!”

    A nuclear icebreaker, foundering in Arctic waters. Seabirds washed up in the fishing resort of Ambermouth, their wings encrusted with crystals. A shining artefact of uncertain provenance, up for sale on an auction site.

    All of these things are linked, as the Doctor, Nyssa, Tegan and Turlough are about to discover. Linked to the rebirth of a genocidal tyrant, presumed dead many years ago…

    For the sake of the planets Earth and Kastria alike… Eldrad must die!

  • 173 – The Lady of Mercia (1)

    The TARDIS brings the Doctor, Tegan, Turlough and Nyssa to the University of Frodsham, close to where the warrior queen Æthelfrid fought a desperate and bloody rearguard action against the savage Danes. Over a thousand years later, in 1983, battle is still being raged, with student activists taking on savage funding cuts… and disrupting a conference about Æthelfrid convened by history professor John Bleak.

    Meanwhile, over in the Physics Department, Dr Philippa Stone is working night and day on a top-secret project – but can her theoretical time machine really be the solution to the university’s problems?

    Present and past are about to collide – and the results, as the TARDIS crew is about to discover, will be far from academic!

  • 174 – Prisoners of Fate (1)

    Twenty-five years ago, with Richter’s Syndrome running rampant throughout the galaxy, the brilliant biochemist Nyssa, formerly of Traken, bade a painful farewell to her young family… and set off into the space, in search of a cure for this deadly disease.

    She never returned.

    Now, her grown-up son continues her work on the penal colony of Valderon, still desperate to make the breakthrough that eluded his presumed-dead mother.

    So when the TARDIS lands on Valderon, bringing the Doctor, Tegan, Turlough and Nyssa to its fortress prison, the scene is set for a painful reunion… but not only for Nyssa. The Doctor’s past is about to catch up with him too…

  • 178 – 1963: Fanfare for the Common Men (1)

    If you remember the Sixties, they say, then you can’t have been there.

    The Doctor remembers the Sixties. That’s why he’s taking Nyssa on a trip back to November 1963. Back to where it all began. Back to the birth of the biggest band in the history of British music. Back to see those cheeky lads from Liverpool…

    Mark, James and Korky. The Common Men. The boys who made the Sixties swing with songs like Oh, Won’t You Please Love Me?, Just Count To Three and Who Is That Man.

    The Doctor remembers the Sixties. And there’s something very wrong with the Sixties, if the Beatles no longer exist…

  • 185 – Moonflesh (1)

    One wouldn’t normally expect to find elephants, gorillas and rhinoceroses roaming free in Suffolk in the year 1911. One wouldn’t normally expect to find an extra-dimensional police box at the same time/space location either. Two aliens, named the Doctor and Nyssa, exit said box, only to find themselves pursued by a hungry lioness – for they’ve landed in the private hunting grounds of the famous explorer Nathaniel Whitlock, who’s brought together a motley group of friends and acquaintances for a weekend’s shooting.

    But one of Whitlock’s guests isn’t all they seem. One of them wants the secrets of the Moonflesh, the mystic mineral looked after by Whitlock’s retainer, a Native American known as Silver Crow. Because the Moonflesh is reputed to have the power to call down spirits from another realm…

    …and soon, the hunters will become the hunted.

  • 186 – Tomb Ship (1)

    The TARDIS brings the Doctor and Nyssa to a vast pyramid, floating in space. A tomb ship – the last resting-place of the God-King of the Arrit, an incredibly advanced and incredibly ancient civilisation, long since extinct.

    They’re not alone, however. Another old dynasty walks its twisted, trap-ridden passages – a family of tomb raiders led by a fanatical matriarch, whose many sons and daughters have been tutored in tales of the God-King’s lost treasure.

    But those who seek the God-King will find death in their shadow. Death from below. Death from above. Death moving them back and forward, turning their own hearts against them.

    Because only the dead will survive.

  • 187 – Masquerade (1)

    France, the year 1770: by special invitation, the famous ‘Doctor’, friend of Voltaire, arrives at the lonely estate of the lovely Marquise de Rimdelle – once a hostess to the highest of high society, now isolated by the strange, pernicious mist that lingers round the countryside.

    But there’s more in that fog than mere vapour, confesses the Marquise’s strange niece to the Doctor’s ward, Nyssa. She senses some uncanny machine circling the fringes of the estate, in the space between the shadows. Watching. Always watching. She’s given it a name: ‘The Steamroller Man’.

    Meanwhile, the man in the cellar talks to the Doctor; a dead man, trapped behind the cellar walls. The Steamroller Man is coming, he says; coming to smash the place down. It seems the Doctor has been drawn into a very dangerous liaison…

  • 195 – Mistfall (1)

    Drawn off-course, the TARDIS passes through a CVE into a closed universe – a hugely improbable event with a tragically obvious cause. In order to escape inescapable E-Space, the Doctor, Nyssa, Tegan and Turlough are forced to venture in the wilds of planet Alzarius.

    But they’re not the only unwanted visitors to this strange world. A Starliner has landed, captained by Decider Merrion – but why would Merrion risk rousing the Planet that Slept, and the monsters in its marshes?

    Mistfall is coming. The Marshmen are coming. But while Nyssa and Turlough find themselves caught in the open, in the hands of fanatics who model themselves on the legendary Outlers, the Doctor and Tegan discover that the supposedly secure Starliner affords them no protection from monsters both within and without…

  • 196 – Equilibrium (1)

    Still looking for a way out of E-Space, the TARDIS crashes to Isenfel – a realm of snow and ice. Snarling beasts stalk the frozen plains, a feisty princess leads the hunt, and a queen in an ice palace rules over her loyal subjects.

    But this is no fairytale kingdom, and everyone in Isenfel knows the price of survival. While Nyssa and Tegan uncover deadly secrets hidden in the palace, Turlough flees for his life across the tundra.

    And as for the Doctor… he only ever wants to change things for the better. But in a world such as Isenfel, such a hope may not even be possible.

  • 197 – The Entropy Plague (1)

    A Great Darkness is spreading over E-Space. Entropy increases. In search of a last exit to anywhere, the TARDIS arrives on the power-less planet of Apollyon, where the scientist Pallister guards the only way out – a mysterious portal. But the portal needs power to open, and the only power Pallister can draw on is the energy contained within the molecular bonds of all living tissue…

    The Doctor, Nyssa, Tegan and Turlough soon learn that neither Pallister nor his ally, the space pirate Captain Branarack, will stop at murder to ensure their escape. But they’re not the only menace on Apollyon. The Sandmen are coming – creatures that live on the life force; that live on death.

    Death is the only way out into N-Space. Death, or sacrifice.

    But whose death?

    Whose sacrifice?

  • 200 – The Secret History (1)

    The TARDIS brings the Doctor, Steven and Vicki to the Italian city of Ravenna in the year 540 – besieged by the army of the celebrated Byzantine general Belisarius. Caught up in the fighting, Steven ends up on a boat bound for Constantinople, the heart of the Roman Empire.

    Rescuing Steven, however, is the least of the Doctor’s problems – because he shouldn’t be mixed up in this particular adventure at all. Someone has sabotaged his own personal timeline, putting him in the place of his First incarnation… but who, and why? The truth is about to be revealed – but at what cost to all of the Doctors, and to the whole future history of the planet Earth?

  • 208 – The Waters of Amsterdam (1)

    Reunited with the Doctor and Nyssa, Tegan joins them on a trip to Amsterdam’s Rijkmuseum to see a new exhibition of the work of Rembrandt van Rijn, featuring his drawings of “Vessels of the Stars”. The Doctor is astonished to discover that they are designs for spaceships that would actually work, and decides to pop back to the Dutch Golden Age for a quiet word with Rembrandt – but the world-weary artist is no mood to help.

    Meanwhile, strange forces are swirling in the canals, creatures from ancient myth, the watery, goblin-like Nix. What is their connection to the mysterious Countess Mach-Teldak – and to the events of Tegan’s life during her year away from the Doctor?

  • 209 – Aquitaine (1)

    Today should be much like every other day for Hargreaves, the computer consciousness that co-ordinates daily life aboard the spaceship Aquitaine, stationed on the outer fringes of a black hole. Water the plants, run the diagnostics, cook the Captain’s breakfast; then tidy the plates away, rotate the ship, clean the windows of the observation deck. When at last the day’s work is done, Hargreaves will dim the lights in the sleeping quarters. But no-one will sleep aboard the Aquitaine tonight. Because the Aquitaine’s crew is missing.

    But today will be different. Today, a space/time ship called the TARDIS will materialise in the botanical section, bringing the Doctor, Nyssa and Tegan aboard the Aquitaine. Together, they’ll seek to discover the truth of what happened to Hargreaves’ crew…

    … if only the ghosts will let them.

  • 210 – The Peterloo Massacre (1)

    “They say there’ll be thousands pouring into Manchester tomorrow. From all over the county, north and south. It’ll be a piece of history. People will remember this!”

    Lost in the smog of the Industrial Revolution, the TARDIS crashes four miles south of Manchester, in the grounds of Hurley Hall – a grand mansion belonging to a local factory owner, a proudly self-made man. But while Hurley dreams of growing richer still on the wealth of secret knowledge locked up in the Doctor’s time and space machine, his servants hope only for a fair day’s pay for a fair day’s work. His young maid Cathy, for instance, whom Nyssa learns is looking forward to joining the working people’s march to St Peter’s Field, in the heart of the city. There’ll be speeches and banners and music. It’ll be like one big jamboree…

    Or so she thinks. For the city’s establishment have called in their own private militia, to control the crowd. One of the darkest days in Manchester’s history is about to unfold – and the Doctor, Nyssa and Tegan are right in the thick of it.

  • 211 – And You Will Obey Me (1)

    The Master: wanted for crimes without number, across five galaxies.

    The Master: escaped his pursuers. Last known location: rural Hexford, England, Earth.

    The Master: dead and buried in an unmourned grave, in a lonely churchyard.


  • 217 – The Memory Bank and Other Stories (1)

    The Memory Bank by Chris Chapman – The Doctor and Turlough arrive on a planet where to be forgotten is to cease to exist. But the Forgotten leave a gap in the world – and that’s where the monsters are hiding.

    The Last Fairy Tale by Paul Magrs – Deep in the heart of old Europe, the village of Vadhoc awaits the coming of a mythical teller of magical tales – but not all such stories end happily, the TARDIS travellers discover.

    Repeat Offender by Eddie Robson – The Doctor has tracked the deadly Bratanian Shroud to 22nd century Reykjavík – where he’s about to become the victim of a serial criminal. Again.

    The Becoming by Ian Potter – A young woman climbs a perilous mountain in search of her destiny. The Doctor and Turlough save her from the monsters on her trail – but what awaits them in the Cavern of Becoming is stranger, even, than the ravening Hungerers outside.

  • 221 – The Star Men (1)

    Astronomical navigation is a tricky business. To help Adric with his studies, the Doctor sets course for Gallius Ultima – a planet on the edge of the Milky Way, housing one of the most impressive observatories ever constructed.

    But the TARDIS arrives to find Gallius U in a state of emergency, tracking the return of the Explorer-class ship Johannes Kepler from its mission into the heart of the mysterious Large Magellanic Cloud. A mission that met with disaster…

    To find out what overtook the crew of the Johannes Kepler, the Doctor and his companions must journey into the heart of the Cloud… and beyond, into the darkness of another reality altogether. The universe of the Star Men.

  • 222 – The Contingency Club (1)

    London, 1864 — where any gentleman befitting the title ‘gentleman’ belongs to a gentlemen’s club: The Reform, The Athenaeum, The Carlton, The Garrick… and, of course, The Contingency. Newly established in St James’, The Contingency has quickly become the most exclusive enclave in town. A refuge for men of politics, men of science, men of letters. A place to escape. A place to think. A place to be free.

    The first rule of the Contingency is to behave like a gentleman. The second is to pay no heed to its oddly identical servants. Or to the horror in its cellars. Or to the existence of the secret gallery on its upper floor… Rules that the Doctor, Adric, Nyssa and Tegan are all about to break.

  • 223 – Zaltys (1)

    In the Vortex, the TARDIS comes under a form of psychic attack – resulting in the abductions of first Adric, then Tegan. Following their trail, the Doctor and Nyssa arrive under the lurid skies of the planet Zaltys, whose entire population has vanished in strange circumstances. Soon, they discover that Zaltys is now the target of treasure seekers, come to scavenge this so-called Planet of the Dead…

    Meanwhile, deep below the planet’s surface, Adric learns the earth-shattering reason why the people of Zaltys disappeared… and why they were wise to do so. And Tegan is, quite literally, in the dark – enduring interrogation by the mysterious Clarimonde. Any friend of the Doctor’s is Clarimonde’s enemy… because theirs is a blood feud!

  • 224 – Alien Heart / Dalek Soul (1)

    Alien Heart by Stephen Cole

    In the TARDIS, the Doctor and Nyssa stumble across a trail of ten destroyed worlds, all of them obliterated by means of some utterly monstrous but utterly unknown device. The planet Traxana would seem to be next in line to suffer the same fate. But when the TARDIS lands on an outpost on Traxana’s moon, Nyssa is carried away by a tide of giant green arachnoids, leaving the Doctor behind…

    And the coming menace is closer than he thinks.

    Dalek Soul by Guy Adams

    On the Dalek-occupied world of Mojox, a group of rebels is engaged in a futile fightback against the invaders – but at last they they’ve found an ally, in the form of the mysterious Doctor. Elsewhere, however, the Daleks’ Chief Virologist is seeking to perfect a biological weapon to wipe out the Mojoxalli, once and for all.

    Her name… is Nyssa.

  • 230 – Time in Office (1)

    The Doctor’s adventures in time and space are over. The Time Lords have recalled him to Gallifrey – but what he faces on his home planet is worse than any trial. Following the disappearance of President Borusa, the High Council condemned him to the highest office – and he can’t evade his responsibilities a nanosecond longer…

    So all hail the Lord High President! All hail President Doctor!

    Rassilon save him. This time, there’s really no escape.

  • 234 – Kingdom of Lies (1)

    On the planet Cicero Prime, the kingdom of Cardenas is divided, with the whole population forced to swear allegiance to either the effete Duke or the fiery, hard-edged Duchess. This is a situation both parties have grown tired of. What use is half a kingdom when, thanks to a carefully engineered murder, you could have it all?

    Surely, neither of them would be rash enough to summon the deadly off-world assassin The Scorpion to help with their problem? And surely, this terrifying figure wouldn’t arrive wearing a long cream coat and striped trousers…?

  • 235 – Ghost Walk (1)

    This is a city of ghosts and no-one knows them better than Leanne. Twice a night she leads tourists to visit the most haunted sites – the Hanging Yard, the Witch Pool, the Screaming House, and, of course, the Catacombs.

    Leanne’s realised the ghosts of the city are real. Something’s lurking in the Catacombs – an ancient force that has been growing in the darkness for centuries. Sabaoth is returning and they must be stopped before they devour the world. Leanne knows this, because a ghost told her.

    A ghost called The Doctor.

  • 236 – Serpent in the Silver Mask (1)

    You are cordially invited to Argentia, the galaxy’s most exclusive tax haven, to attend the funeral of mining magnate Carlo Mazzini. The memorial service will be followed by music, light refreshments, and murder!

    Carlo’s heirs have come to say their final goodbyes (and find out how much they’ve inherited) but when a masked killer begins picking them off one by one, Argentia goes into lock-down, closed off behind its own temporal displacement field.

    Can the Doctor, Nyssa, Tegan and Adric apprehend the murderer before Argentia – and everyone on board – is forever cut off from the rest of the Universe?

  • 237 – The Helliax Rift (1)

    Daniel Hopkins thought he knew what he was letting himself in for when he joined the top-secret UNIT organisation as its latest Medical Officer.

    Racing about the countryside, chasing strange lights in the sky? Check. Defending the realm against extraterrestrial incursion? Check. Frequent ear-bashings from UNIT’s UK CO, the famously no-nonsense Lt-Col Lewis Price? Check. Close encounters of the First, Second and even Third kind? Check, check, check.

    But he had no idea what alien beings were really like. Until the day of the Fallen Kestrel. Until the day he met the Doctor.

  • 247 – Devil in the Mist (1)

    The TARDIS deposits the Doctor, Tegan, Turlough and their android ally Kamelion aboard a prison ship. A ship with just one prisoner: Nustanu, last warlord of the Zamglitti – monstrous, mind-bending mimics able to turn themselves into mist.

    A ship that’s in trouble, and about to make a crash-landing…

    On a planet of mists.

  • 248 – Black Thursday / Power Game (1)

    Black Thursday by Jamie Anderson

    1902. Deep beneath the Welsh village of Abertysswg, men have worked the black seam for generations. Until the day of the disaster. The day that a blue box from the future materialised inside the mine…. and things would never be the same again.

    Power Game by Eddie Robson

    Welcome to the Incredible Power Game, in which three brave Earthlings enter the Void Pit in search of strange gems to help return the alien Hostess to her home dimension. Today’s contestants include Graham, Sadia… and Tegan, an air stewardess from Brisbane!

  • 249 – The Kamelion Empire (1)

    Once upon a time, a people of great artistry and great knowledge ruled the planet Mekalion: the Kamille. For a thousand years, they prospered peacefully.

    Then came disaster, when their sun set forever. Facing extinction, the Kamille made the Locus, a device to sustain their minds; and fashioned shape-changing machines, to act out their wishes on the physical plane…

    Servants they called the Kamelion.