A Biography of the Doctor

Whilst many people have written chronologies of the Doctor Who Universe, or placed the stories in apparent internal chronological order, full biographies of the Doctor are few and far between. The biography is in two sections. The Timelines are simple lists of stories, flashbacks, and cameo appearances of the Doctor and his/her current companions in order, along with brief notes on what goes where. The full biography includes details of unrecorded adventures, tells you what happened, and goes into more detail about how it fits in.

We have a rating system to show you how certain we are about where the story goes.

5 The story is part of the ongoing series and there is no in-universe evidence that it was released out of order. The ongoing series could mean the TV Series, the Virgin New Adventures featuring the seventh Doctor, or the three separate ongoing series for the eighth Doctor (the books, comics, and audios could all legitimately claim to be the continuation of the Doctor's adventures).

4 The Doctor/Companion combination, other continuity references, and official statements (e.g. the blurb on the back of a novel) means that this story can only be set between two consecutive stories in the ongoing series.

3 The Doctor/Companion combination, combined with other continuity references, means that this story can be placed anywhere in a run of stories, but cannot be placed precisely.

2 It's clear which Doctor is in the story, but there's no other useful information. The companions are not mentioned (but may be present), or are impossible to identify.

1 We don't know for sure which Doctor we're dealing with. In fact, we may not even know for sure that the Doctor is in the story at all.

0 This event is not in continuity for the Doctor. Events with a 0 rating should only appear in separate sections from the rest of the biograpjy/timeline. In such cases, the rating used on that page will define the ongoing series in whatever way is most appropriate for this alternative version of the Doctor.

We also use the same colour coding system seen in other parts of the site to indicate what type of story information is from. The system is as follows:

  • Televised Stories
  • Novels and short stories
  • Audio stories
  • Comic Strips
  • Reference Works
  • Unrecorded Adventures

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