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The Doctor's Biography

The First Doctor - William Hartnell

Pre-Season One

Code Title Type Rating Notes

NA60

Lungbarrow
(modern Gallifrey flashbacks)

Flashback

4

Some of these flashbacks concern the Doctor's earliest years

NA04

Timewyrm: Revelation
(pages 1-2)

Flashback

1

There's a young Gallifreyan and a hermit. Presumably, this is the First Doctor and K'Anpo (from Planet of the Spiders) on Gallifrey.

PD26

Divided Loyalties
(flashback section)

Flashback

4

This features the Doctor at the academy

NA60

Lungbarrow
(modern Gallifrey flashbacks)

Flashback

3

This is the first Doctor shortly before leaving Gallifrey

NA08

Nightshade
(prologue)

Flashback

4

We see the Doctor in the act of leaving Gallifrey

NA60

Lungbarrow
(ancient Gallifrey flashbacks)

Flashback

4

The Doctor's first trip in the TARDIS is to ancient Gallifrey.
Susan joins.

TE11

Frayed

Telos Novella

3

This is the Doctor and Susan's first experience of humanity.

NA27

All Consuming Fire
(prologue & epilogue)

Cameo

3

This is the First Doctor and Susan, so pre-season 1.

Season One

Code Title Type Rating Notes

TE01

Time and Relative

Telos Novella

5

This is set in March 1963, and is clearly part of the run-up to 100,000 BC

A

100,000 BC

4 episodes

5

Ian and Barbara join.

ED01

The Eight Doctors
(Chapter 3)

Guest Appearance

4

This happens between scenes of 100,000 BC episode 3.

B

The Daleks

7 episodes

5

Follows on immediately from 100,000 BC

C

Inside the Spaceship

2 episodes

5

Follows on immediately from The Daleks

D

Marco Polo

7 episodes

5

Follows on immediately from Inside the Spaceship.

MA12

The Sorcerer's Apprentice

Virgin Novel

5

Two minutes after Marco Polo - Ian is still wearing his costume.

E

The Keys of Marinus

6 episodes

5

Ian is still wearing his Marco Polo costume.

NA24

Tragedy Day

Flashback

3

This scene features Susan and Barbara, so it must take place between 100,000 BC and The Dalek Invasion of Earth. They seem like they are still getting to know each other, and this is the earliest possible gap.

LUX

The Masters of Luxor

Unused script

3

Features the first Doctor, Susan, Ian, and Barbara. Originally intended to follow 100,000 BC. Likely non-canon.

F

The Aztecs

4 episodes

5

G

The Sensorites

6 episodes

5

Follows on from The Aztecs

H

The Reign of Terror

6 episodes

5

Follows on from The Sensorites

ST1

The Last Days

Short Trips

3

Features Susan, Ian and Barbara. There's a reference to The Aztecs. It's probably before The Witch Hunters as Ian is still inclined to interfere with history.

PD25

City at World's End

BBC Novel

5

Between The Reign of Terror and Planet of Giants. Sets up the TARDIS shrinking in Planet of Giants.

PD09

The Witch Hunters

BBC Novel

5

Leads into Planet of Giants.

Season Two

Code Title Type Rating Notes

J

Planet of Giants

3 episodes

5

Directly follows from The Witch Hunters.

ST05

A Long Night

Short Trips: Companions

3

A year after 100,000 BC

PD74

The Time Travellers

BBC Novel

3

Sets up events for The Dalek Invasion of Earth.

K

The Dalek Invasion of Earth

6 episodes

5

Directly follows Planet of Giants.
Susan leaves.

MA03

Venusian Lullaby

Virgin Novel

5

Follows on from The Dalek Invasion of Earth.

DEC1

The Book of Shadows

Decalog

4

Follows on from Venusian Lullaby.

DEC2

The Nine Day Queen

Decalog 2

4

Features the First Doctor, Ian and Barbara.

L

The Rescue

2 episodes

5

Vicki joins.

ST2

Romans Cutaway

More Short Trips

4

Follows directly from the final scene of The Rescue.

PD44

Byzantium!

BBC Novel

4

Follows directly from final scene of The Rescue. Unfortunately, it directly contradicts Romans Cutaway.

M

The Romans

4 episodes

5

Takes place after spending about one month in the villa seen in Romans Cutaway. (Or the one mentioned in Byzantium!)

PD65

The Eleventh Tiger

BBC Novel

3

Features the first Doctor, Ian, Barbara, and Vicki. Almost certainly straight after The Romans

N

The Web Planet

6 episodes

5

Follows on directly from The Romans.

P

The Crusade

4 episodes

5

Q

The Space Museum

4 episodes

5

Follows on directly from The Crusade.

MA28

The Plotters

Virgin Novel

5

R

The Chase

6 episodes

5

Ian and Barbara leave.
Steven joins.

S

The Time Meddler

4 episodes

5

Follows on directly from The Chase.

RRR

The Three Doctors

Guest Appearance

2

This happens immediately before The Empire of Glass, with the Doctor being returned to his timeline at the start of that story.

MA16

The Empire of Glass

Virgin Novel

5

Season Three

Code Title Type Rating Notes

T

Galaxy Four

4 episodes

5

ST3

Planet of the Bunnoids

Short Trips & Side Steps

4

Features the first Doctor, Steven and Vicki. There is a reference to Galaxy Four.

U

The Myth Makers

4 episodes

5

Vicki leaves.
Katarina joins.

V

The Daleks' Master Plan

12 episodes

5

Follows on directly from The Myth Makers.
Katarina dies.
Sara Kingdom appears and dies.

ST05

The Little Drummer Boy

Short Trips Companions

4

Follows on directly from episode seven of The Daleks' Master Plan.

W

The Massacre

4 episodes

5

Steven and the Doctor are still affected by events in The Daleks' Masterplan.
Dodo joins.

PD18

Salvation

BBC Novel

5

Follows on immediately from The Massacre.

X

The Ark

4 episodes

5

Dodo is still unfamiliar with the TARDIS.

Y

The Celestial Toymaker

4 episodes

5

Follows on from The Ark.

Z

The Gunfighters

4 episodes

5

Follows on from The Celestial Toymaker.

DEC1

The Golden Door

Decalog

3

Features the first Doctor, Steven and Dodo, who seems to be a seasoned traveller. May immediately follow The Gunfighters.

ST2

64 Carlyse Street

Short Trips

4

Features the first Doctor, Steven and Dodo, who seem to be a good team. There is a reference to The Gunfighters.

PD39

Bunker Soldiers

BBC Novel

3

Features the first Doctor, Steven and Dodo. It appears to be some time after The Massacre.

AA

The Savages

4 episodes

5

Follows on from the final scene of The Gunfighters. Events set between these two stories happen between the final two scenes of The Gunfighters.
Steven leaves.

MA19

The Man in the Velvet Mask

Virgin Novel

5

DEC3

Tarnished Image

Decalog 3

4

Features the first Doctor and Dodo.

ST1

There Are Fairies at the Bottom of the Garden

Short Trips

4

Features the first Doctor and Dodo.

BB

The War Machines

4 episodes

5

Dodo leaves.
Ben and Polly join.

6K

The Five Doctors

Guest Appearance

2

An unknown time after The Dalek Invasion of Earth. More precisely dated by The Witch Hunters.

PD09

The Witch Hunters

Guest Appearance

2

This happens after The Five Doctors, and before the Doctor has returned to his own timeline. The Doctor seems to think that his first life is almost over. He appears to have met Ben, but also muses that all of his various travelling companions have left him. Thus placing the two stories between scenes of The War Machines seems the best choice.

DEC2

The Nine-Day Queen

Cameo

1

The final scene depicts Jane Grey's execution a year after her imprisonment. During this, an elderly onlooker comforts her. It is possible that this is the first Doctor. If so, then it is quite likely that it happens in this period immediately after The Five Doctors.

Season Four - part one

Code Title Type Rating Notes

CC

The Smugglers

4 episodes

5

Follows on directly from The War Machines.

PD54

Ten Little Aliens

BBC Novel

4

ST3

(The Doctor, Ben and Polly visit Mars)

mentioned in Shut The Gate (ST3)

4

The Doctor says that this was just before they visited the South Pole. Presumably before the final scene of The Smugglers.

DD

The Tenth Planet

4 episodes

5

Follows on directly from The Smugglers, though the novelisation disputes this.

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