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The Fourth Doctor - Tom Baker

Season Twelve

Full Biography: Season Twelve

Story Type Placement Companions See Also
Robot TV Story Directly follows Planet of the Spiders, the Doctor has just regenerated (except when that was retconned by Interference). Harry joins. Sarah Jane Smith
Harry Sullivan
Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart
RSM John Benton
UNIT
The Ark in Space TV Story This looks like it's Harry's first trip in the TARDIS Sarah Jane Smith
Harry Sullivan
The Sontaran Experiment TV Story Follows on from The Ark in Space. Sarah Jane Smith
Harry Sullivan
Genesis of the Daleks TV Story Follows on from The Sontaran Experiment. Sarah Jane Smith
Harry Sullivan
A Device of Death Virgin Novel Follows on from Genesis of the Daleks. Sarah Jane Smith
Harry Sullivan
Discontinuity Guide
Revenge of the Cybermen TV Story Follows on from A Device of Death. Sarah Jane Smith
Harry Sullivan
Wolfsbane BBC Novel Follows on from Revenge of the Cybermen Sarah Jane Smith
Harry Sullivan
Discontinuity Guide

Season Thirteen

Story Type Placement Companions See Also
Terror of the Zygons TV Story Follows on from Wolfsbane. Harry leaves. Sarah Jane Smith
Harry Sullivan
Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart
RSM John Benton
UNIT
Planet of Evil TV Story Follows on from Terror of the Zygons. Sarah Jane Smith
Managra Virgin Novel Placed by back cover blurb. Sarah Jane Smith Discontinuity Guide
Pyramids of Mars TV Story Placed in broadcast order. The Doctor tells Sarah that he's 750 years old. Sarah Jane Smith
Scarab of Death Short Story (Decalog) Features the fourth Doctor and Sarah. This trip looks like a response to Pyramids of Mars. Sarah Jane Smith Discontinuity Guide
The Duke of Dominoes Short Story (Decalog) Features the fourth Doctor and Sarah. Sarah Jane Smith Discontinuity Guide
The Android Invasion TV Story Placed in broadcast order. Sarah Jane Smith
Harry Sullivan
RSM John Benton
UNIT
The Brain of Morbius TV Story The Doctor claims to be 749 years old. Sarah Jane Smith
Evolution Virgin Novel Placed by back cover blurb. Sarah Jane Smith Discontinuity Guide
The Seeds of Doom TV Story Placed in broadcast order. The Doctor claims to be 749 years old. Sarah Jane Smith
System Shock Virgin Novel Placed by back cover blurb Sarah Jane Smith
Harry Sullivan
Discontinuity Guide

Season Fourteen

Story Type Placement Companions See Also
The Masque of Mandragora TV Story Placed in broadcast order Sarah Jane Smith
The Pescatons BBC Audio Drama Features the fourth Doctor and Sarah. Placed roughly here due to release date. Sarah Jane Smith
Old Flames Short Story (Short Trips) Features the fourth Doctor and Sarah. Sarah Jane Smith Discontinuity Guide
Rights Short Story (Short Trips) Features the fourth Doctor and Sarah. Sarah Jane Smith Discontinuity Guide
The Android Maker of Calderon IV Short Story (Short Trips and Side Steps) Features the fourth Doctor and Sarah. References The Masque of Mandragora. Sarah Jane Smith Discontinuity Guide
The Hand of Fear TV Story Sarah leaves. Sarah Jane Smith
The Deadly Assassin TV Story Follows on from The Hand of Fear.
UNITed we Fall Short Story (Decalog 3: Consequences) Features the fourth Doctor on his own. The Doctor has been dragged "halfway across the Galaxy", so he may have just come from Gallifrey. Discontinuity Guide
Ghost Ship Telos Novella The Doctor is alone and brooding on the recent events of The Deadly Assassin. Discontinuity Guide
Newbies Guide
Millennium Shock BBC Novel The Doctor is travelling on his own. Harry Sullivan Discontinuity Guide
Asylum BBC Novel The Doctor is travelling alone and hasn't yet met Nyssa. Nyssa Discontinuity Guide
The Face of Evil TV Story Leela joins. Leela
The Robots of Death TV Story The Doctor claims to be about 750 years old. Leela
Last Man Running BBC Novel Placed by back cover blurb. Leela Discontinuity Guide
Corpse Maker BBC Novel Follows on from Last Man Running. Leela Discontinuity Guide
Psi-ence Fiction BBC Novel This is Leela's first visit to Earth, although she won't remember it, so she can have another first visit to Earth. Leela Discontinuity Guide
Match of the Day BBC Novel Features the fourth Doctor and Leela but not K9. Placed where with Chris Boucher's other novels. Leela Discontinuity Guide
One Bad Apple Short Story (More Short Trips) Features the fourth Doctor and Leela but not K9. Leela Discontinuity Guide
The Talons of Weng-Chiang TV Story Placed in broadcast order. Leela
Eye of Heaven BBC Novel Placed by back cover blurb. Leela Discontinuity Guide
Drift BBC Novel Features the 4th Doctor and Leela but not K9. Leela Discontinuity Guide

Season Fifteen

Story Type Placement Companions See Also
Horror of Fang Rock TV Story Leela's eyes change colour. Leela
The Invisible Enemy TV Story 4 episodes Leela
K9 Mark I
Image of the Fendahl TV Story Placed in broadcast order Leela
K9 Mark I
The Sun Makers TV Story Placed in broadcast order. Leela
K9 Mark I
Crimson Dawn Short Story (Decalog 2: Lost Property) Features the fourth Doctor, Leela, and K9. Leela
K9 Mark I
Discontinuity Guide
People of the Trees Short Story (Decalog 2: Lost Property Features the fourth Doctor, Leela, and K9. Leela
K9 Mark I
Discontinuity Guide
Underworld TV Story Placed in broadcast order. Leela
K9 Mark I
The Invasion of Time TV Story Leela and K9 Mark I leave. K9 Mark II joins. Leela
K9 Mark I
Timewyrm: Genesys Virgin Novel (Flashback pages 22, 34-35) This is clearly between scenes of The Invasion of Time, although the Doctor is wearing the wrong costume. Leela
K9 Mark I
Discontinuity Guide
Timevault Short Story (Decalog 3: Consequences) Features the fourth Doctor and K9. K9 Mark II Discontinuity Guide

Season Sixteen: The Key to Time

Story Type Placement Companions See Also
The Ribos Operation TV Story The Doctor is either 756 (his estimate) or 759 Romana's estimate) years old. Romana joins. Romana I
K9 Mark 2
The Tomb of Valdemar BBC Novel Follows on from The Ribos Operation. Romana I
K9 Mark 2
Discontinuity Guide
The Pirate Planet TV Story Follows on from The Tomb of Valdemar. Romana I
K9 Mark 2
The Stones of Blood TV Story Follows on from The Pirate Planet. Romana I
K9 Mark 2
The Shadow of Weng Chiang Virgin Novel Follows on from The Stones of Blood. Romana I
K9 Mark 2
Discontinuity Guide
Heart of TARDIS BBC Novel Placed by back cover blurb. Romana I
K9 Mark 2
Discontinuity Guide
The Androids of Tara TV Story After The Shadow of Weng Chiang Romana I
K9 Mark 2
The Power of Kroll TV Story Follows on from The Androids of Tara. The Doctor is 760 years old. Romana I
K9 Mark 2
The Armageddon Factor TV Story Follows on from The Power of Kroll. Romana I
K9 Mark 2

Season Seventeen

Story Type Placement Companions See Also
Destiny of the Daleks TV Story Romana Regenerates Romana II
K9 Mark II
The Lying Old Witch in the Wardrobe Short Story (Short Trips: Companions) Set during the regeneration scene at the beginning of Destiny of the Daleks and immediately after the end of the same story. Romana II
K9 Mark II
Discontinuity Guide
City of Death TV Story Placed in broadcast order. Romana II
K9 Mark II
Special Occasions: 1 The Not-So-Sinister Sponge Short Story (Short Trips and Side Steps) Features the Fourth Doctor, Romana II, and K9 Romana II
K9 Mark II
Discontinuity Guide
Special Occasions: 2 Do You Love Anyone Enough? Short Story (Short Trips and Side Steps) Features the Fourth Doctor, Romana II, and K9 Romana II
K9 Mark II
Discontinuity Guide
Special Occasions: 3 Better Watch Out, Better Take Care Short Story (Short Trips and Side Steps) Features the Fourth Doctor, Romana II, and K9. There's a reference to "recent" events in City of Death. Romana II
K9 Mark II
Discontinuity Guide
Special Occasions: 4 Playing With Toys Short Story (Short Trips and Side Steps) Features the Fourth Doctor, Romana II, and K9. It's the same day as Special Occasions 2 & 3. Romana II
K9 Mark II
Discontinuity Guide
The Creature from the Pit TV Story The Doctor is [falsely] claiming to be only 750 years old. Romana II
K9 Mark II
The Romance of Crime Virgin Novel Placed by back cover blurb. Romana II
K9 Mark II
Discontinuity Guide
The English Way of Death Virgin Novel Placed by back cover blurb. Romana II
K9 Mark II
Discontinuity Guide
Return of the Spiders Short Story (More Short Trips) Features the Fourth Doctor, Romana II, and K9. Romana II
K9 Mark II
Discontinuity Guide
Nightmare of Eden TV Story Placed in broadcast order. Romana II
K9 Mark II
The Horns of Nimon TV Story Placed in broadcast order. Romana II
K9 Mark II
Shada TV Story (incomplete) Originally intended as the season finale. Romana II
K9 Mark II
The Five Doctors TV Story (Cameo) This occurs between scenes of Shada. The webcast version of Shada suggests that the Doctor being taken out of time stopped the original version of Shada from happening. Romana II
K9 Mark II
Glass Short Story (Short Trips) This follows on from Shada. Romana II
K9 Mark II
Discontinuity Guide
The Dying Days Virgin Novel (Epilogue) The fourth Doctor, Romana II, and K9 attend the Re-coronation of Elizabeth II. Romana II
K9 Mark II
Discontiuity Guide
Beige Planet Mars Virgin Novel (Cameo) The Fourth Doctor, Romana II, and K9 make a cameo appearance in this Benny novel. Romana II
K9 Mark II
Discontinuity Guide
The Well-Mannered War Virgin Novel Placed by back cover blurb. Romana II
K9 Mark II
Discontinuity Guide
Newbies Guide
Festival of Death BBC Novel Placed by back cover blurb. Romana II
K9 Mark II
Discontinuity Guide

Season Eighteen

Story Type Placement Companions See Also
The Leisure Hive TV Story Placed in broadcast order. Romana II
K9 Mark II
Meglos TV Story K9 has been incapacitated since The Leisure Hive. Romana II
K9 Mark II
Full Circle TV Story Follows on from Meglos. The TARDIS enters E-Space. Adric joins. Romana II
K9 Mark II
Adric
State of Decay TV Story Adric has been a stowaway since Full Circle. Romana II
K9 Mark II
Adric
The Eight Doctors BBC Novel (Chapters 10-12) This takes place almost immediately after State of Decay. Romana II Discontinuity Guide
Newbies Guide
Warriors' Gate TV Story Romana II and K9 Mark II leave. The TARDIS returns to N-Space Romana II
K9 Mark II
Adric
Blood Harvest Virgin Novel (Prologue) This happens in between scenes of Warrior's Gate. Romana II
K9 Mark II
Adric
Discontinuity Guide
The Keeper of Traken TV Story Follows on from Warriors' Gate. Nyssa appears Adric
Nyssa of Traken
A Boy's Tale Short Story (Short Trips: Companions) After The Keeper of Traken and before Logopolis. Adric Discontinuity Guide
Logopolis TV Story The Doctor regenerates. Nyssa and Tegan join. Adric
Nyssa of Traken
Tegan Jovanka

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