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Newbies Guide to Doctor Who

BF24: The Eye of the Scorpion

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Writer: Iain McLaughlin

ISBN: 1 903654 49 1

Released: September 2001

Director: Gary Russell

Producers Gary Russell and Jason Haigh-Ellery

Placement: Between Planet of Fire and The Caves of Androzani

Links: A standalone story, The Eye of the Scorpion introduces new companion, Erimem.

Doctor: The Fifth

The Fifth Doctor

The fifth Doctor is much younger-looking than his other incarnations. He wears old-style cricketing clothes and a sprig of celery. He is much more vulnerable and innocent than his other incarnations and more like an older brother to his companions.
Companions: Peri Brown


Peri (short for Perpugilliam) is an American botany student from the 1980s. She met the fifth Doctor in Planet of Fire (Season 21) when she was on holiday in Lanzerote with her stepfather Howard, and helped him to defeat the Master.
Recurring Characters: None.
Recommended Viewing: None.
Recommended Reading: None.
Recommended Listening: None.
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