The Doctor's Timeline

The Third Doctor - Jon Pertwee

Season Seven

Full Biography: Season Seven

Story Type Placement Companions See Also
Spearhead from Space TV Story The Doctor hasn't seen his new face before, and joins UNIT. Liz Shaw
Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart
UNIT
Who Killed Kennedy Virgin Novel (Chapter 1) Contemporary with Spearhead from Space. Discontinuity Guide
The Silurians TV Story Place in broadcast order. Liz Shaw
Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart
UNIT
Who Killed Kennedy BBC Novel (Chapter 2) Contemporary with The Silurians. Liz Shaw
Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart
UNIT
Discontinuity Guide
The Straw that Broke the Camel's Back Short Story (Decalog) Features Liz. This appears to be soon after The Silurians. Liz Shaw
Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart
UNIT
Discontinuity Guide
The Ambassadors of Death TV Story The Doctor is still upset about The Silurians. Liz Shaw
Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart
Sergeant John Benton
UNIT
Who Killed Kennedy Virgin Novel (Chapters 3-4) Contemporary with The Ambassadors of Death. Discontinuity Guide
Inferno TV Story Placed in broadcast order. Liz Shaw
Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart
Sergeant John Benton
UNIT
Who Killed Kennedy Virgin Novel (Chapter 5-6) Happens in the aftermath of Inferno. Discontinuity Guide
The Eye of the Giant Virgin Novel Placed by back cover blurb Liz Shaw
Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart
Captain Mike Yates
Sergeant John Benton
UNIT
Discontinuity Guide
The Scales of Injustice Virgin Novel Soon after The Eye of the Giant. Yates is promoted to Captain at the end and Liz decides to leave UNIT. Liz Shaw
Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart
Captain Mike Yates
Sergeant John Benton
UNIT
Discontinuity Guide
Newbies Guide
Liz takes a leave of absence, then returns to UNIT Reference This was mentioned in Face of the Enemy.
The Devil Goblins from Neptune BBC Novel Liz is still at UNIT, but she is back in contact with friends at Cambridge, and Yates is a Captain - so it's after The Scales of Injustice. Liz Shaw
Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart
Captain Mike Yates
Sergeant John Benton
UNIT
Discontinuity Guide
Prisoners of the Sun Short Story (Decalog) The Doctor is visiting Liz after she has left UNIT, though he doesn't seem to have met Yates yet. Liz Shaw
Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart
Captain Mike Yates
Sergeant John Benton
UNIT
Discontinuity Guide
The Tip of the Mind Short Story (Short Trips: Companions) This is during the Doctor's exile, and probably earlier rather than later. None Discontinuity Guide

Season Eight

Full Biography: Season Eight

Story Type Placement Companions See Also
Terror of the Autons TV Story The Doctor has spent 3 months working on his dematerialisation circuit. Jo joins. Jo Grant
Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart
Captain Mike Yates
Sergeant John Benton
UNIT
Who Killed Kennedy Virgin Novel (Chapters 7-8) Contemporary with Terror of the Autons. Jo Grant
Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart
Captain Mike Yates
Sergeant John Benton
UNIT
Discontinuity Guide
The Mind of Evil TV Story Placed in broadcast order. Jo Grant
Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart
Captain Mike Yates
Sergeant John Benton
UNIT
Who Killed Kennedy Virgin Novel (Chapters 9-11) Contemporary with, and follows on from, The Mind of Evil Jo Grant
Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart
Captain Mike Yates
Sergeant John Benton
UNIT
Discontinuity Guide
Deadly Reunion BBC Novel Terror of the Autons is recent, and the Master has regained his TARDIS. Jo Grant
Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart
Captain Mike Yates
Sergeant John Benton
UNIT
Discontinuity Guide
The Claws of Axos TV Story Placed in broadcast order. Jo Grant
Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart
Captain Mike Yates
Sergeant John Benton
UNIT
Who Killed Kennedy Virgin Novel (Chapter 12) Contemporary with The Claws of Axos. Discontinuity Guide
Colony in Space TV Story Placed in broadcast order. Jo Grant
Who Killed Kennedy Virgin Novel (Chapter 13) Happens between The Claws of Axos and The Dæmons. Discontinuity Guide
The Dæmons TV Story Placed in broadcast order. Jo Grant
Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart
Captain Mike Yates
Sergeant John Benton
UNIT
Who Killed Kennedy Virgin Novel (Chapters 14-15) Contemporary with The Dæmons. Discontinuity Guide
Degrees of Truth Audio Story (on the audiobook version of Short Trips) This happens soon after The Dæmons. Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart
Freedom Short Story (Short Trips) Between The Dæmons and Face of the Enemy. Jo Grant
Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart
Captain Mike Yates
Sergeant John Benton
UNIT
Discontinuity Guide
Who Killed Kennedy Virgin Novel (Chapters 16-20) Between The Dæmons and Day of the Daleks. Discontinuity Guide

Season Nine

Full Biography: Season Nine

Story Type Placement Companions See Also
Day of the Daleks TV Story Placed in broadcast order. Jo Grant
Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart
Captain Mike Yates
Sergeant John Benton
UNIT
Who Killed Kennedy Virgin Novel (Chapters 21-24) This follows on from the end of Day of the Daleks. Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart Discontinuity Guide
Honest Living Short Story (More Short Trips) This is not long after Day of the Daleks, and is before The Three Doctors. Jo Grant
Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart
Captain Mike Yates
Sergeant John Benton
UNIT
Discontinuity Guide
The Curse of Peladon TV Story Placed in broadcast order. Jo Grant
The Face of the Enemy BBC Novel Concurrent with The Curse of Peladon. Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart
Captain Mike Yates
Sergeant John Benton
UNIT
Ian Chesterton
Barbara Chesterton
Harry Sullivan
Discontinuity Guide
The Sea Devils TV Story This trip is clearly in response to what the Doctor learns from Stevens in Who Killed Kennedy Chapters 21-24. However, it is some time after Face of the Enemy because the Master has moved prisons and had time to hypnotise all the guards at the new prison. Jo Grant
The Eight Doctors BBC Novel (Chapters 6-8) This happens immediately after The Sea Devils. Jo Grant
Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart
Captain Mike Yates
Sergeant John Benton
UNIT
Discontinuity Guide
Newbies Guide
The Mutants TV Story Placed in broadcast order. Jo Grant
Where the Heart Is Short Story (Decalog 2: Lost Property) The TARDIS isn't working, so it's before The Three Doctors. There's a reference to The Mutants. Jo Grant
Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart
Captain Mike Yates
Sergeant John Benton
UNIT
Discontinuity Guide
Rags BBC Novel The TARDIS isn't working, so it's before The Three Doctors. There's a reference to Day of the Daleks. Jo Grant
Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart
Captain Mike Yates
Sergeant John Benton
UNIT
Discontinuity Guide
The Time Monster TV Story Placed in broadcast order. Jo Grant
Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart
Captain Mike Yates
Sergeant John Benton
UNIT
Verdigris BBC Novel There are references to The Sea Devils, and it's before The Three Doctors, probably not very long before. Jo Grant
Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart
Captain Mike Yates
Sergeant John Benton
UNIT
Discontinuity Guide

Season Ten

Full Biography: Season Ten

Story Type Placement Companions See Also
The Three Doctors TV Story The Doctor's exile is lifted. Jo Grant
Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart
Captain Mike Yates
Sergeant John Benton
UNIT
The Wages of Sin BBC Novel This is said to be the Doctor's first trip in the TARDIS after The Three Doctors. The Doctor takes Jo and Liz for a spin in the TARDIS. Jo Grant
Liz Shaw
Discontinuity Guide
Verdigris BBC Novel (Epilogue) This is said to be the Doctor's first trip in the TARDIS after The Three Doctors. Jo Grant Discontinuity Guide
Carnival of Monsters TV Story Placed in broadcast order. Jo Grant Newbies Guide
The Suns of Caresh BBC Novel It appears to be soon after Carnival of Monsters. Jo Grant
Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart
Captain Mike Yates
Sergeant John Benton
UNIT
Discontinuity Guide
Frontier in Space TV Story Placed in broadcast order. Jo Grant
Planet of the Daleks TV Story Follows on from Frontier in Space. Jo Grant
Catastrophea BBC Novel Placed from back cover blurb. Jo Grant Discontinuity Guide
Nightdreamers Telos Novella Jo recalls Planet of the Daleks. Jo Grant Discontinuity Guide
Newbies Guide
Dancing the Code Virgin Novel The Doctor and Jo have spent almost all of the last couple of months away in the TARDIS. Jo describes Planet of the Daleks as last week. Jo Grant
Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart
Captain Mike Yates
Sergeant John Benton
UNIT
Discontinuity Guide
Speed of Flight Virgin Novel It's after Dancing the Code. Mike has a go in the TARDIS. It is implied that this trip in the TARDIS ends up with Mike and Jo visiting Karfel, as mentioned in Timelash. Jo Grant
Captain Mike Yates
Discontinuity Guide
Hidden Talent Short Story (Short Trips: Companions) There's a reference to Planet of the Daleks which suggests that it wasn't too long ago. Jo Grant
Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart
Captain Mike Yates
Sergeant John Benton
UNIT
Discontinuity Guide
...And Eternity in an Hour Short Story (Decalog 3: Consequences) Features the Third Doctor and Jo. It is after The Three Doctors, Jo is familiar with the Doctor's trances from The Dæmons and/or Planet of the Daleks. Jo Grant Discontinuity Guide
Last of the Gadarene BBC Novel Placed by back cover blurb. Jo Grant
Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart
Captain Mike Yates
Sergeant John Benton
UNIT
Discontinuity Guide
Legacy Virgin Novel (Prologue) Jo has matured a lot, so it's probably towards the end of her travels between The Three Doctors and The Green Death. Jo Grant Discontinuity Guide
The Green Death TV Story Jo leaves. Jo Grant
Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart
Captain Mike Yates
Sergeant John Benton
UNIT

Season Eleven

Full Biography: Season Eleven

Story Type Placement Companions See Also
The Time Warrior TV Story Sarah joins. Sarah Jane Smith
Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart
Captain Mike Yates
Sergeant John Benton
UNIT
The Paradise of Death BBC Audio Dialogue strongly suggest that this is between The Time Warrior and Invasion of the Dinosaurs. Sarah Jane Smith
Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart
Jeremy Fitzoliver
Invasion of the Dinosaurs TV Story This appears to follow on from The Time Warrior, but we can reconcile it with The Paradise of Death by assuming an unrecorded adventure. Yates leaves UNIT. Sarah Jane Smith
Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart
Captain Mike Yates
Sergeant John Benton
UNIT
Death to the Daleks TV Story Placed in broadcast order. Sarah Jane Smith
The Ghosts of N-Space Virgin Novel/BBC Audio This is very soon after Death to the Daleks. Sarah Jane Smith
Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart
Jeremy Fitzoliver
Discontinuity Guide
The Five Doctors TV Story (Guest Appearance) The third Doctor is taken from Earth and recognises Sarah. Sarah Jane Smith (future version)
Downtime Virgin Novel (pages 259-263) This features the third Doctor visiting Victoria. It is clearly not the UNIT era, so at some point after The Three Doctors Victoria Waterfield Discontinuity Guide
Island of Death BBC Novel At some point after The Ghosts of N-Space. Sarha Jane Smith
Brigadier Lethbridge Stewart
Jeremy Fitzoliver
Discontinuity Guide
The Monster of Peladon TV Story Placed in broadcast order. Sarah Jane Smith
Alien Bodies Virgin Novel (Prologue) Interference book one places this straight after The Monster of Peladon. Sarah Jane Smith Discontinuity Guide
Interference: Book One
Interference: Book Two
BBC Novel This adventure is an alteration to the Doctor's timeline. The Doctor's last two trips were Peladon and Quiescia (The Monster of Peladon, Alien Bodies). The new timeline brings forward the Doctor's regeneration. Sarah Jane Smith Discontinuity Guide (Book One)
Discontinuity Guide (Book Two)
Amorality Tale BBC Novel Sarah recalls The Monster of Peladon Sarah Jane Smith Discontinuity Guide
Planet of the Spiders TV Story The Doctor regenerates. Sarah Jane Smith
Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart
Sergeant John Benton

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