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The Seventh Doctor - Sylvester McCoy

Season Twenty-Four

Story Type Placement Companions See Also
Time and the Rani TV Story The Doctor regenerates immediately before this story. The Doctor is 953 years old. Melanie Bush
Just War Virgin Novel (Flashback) This features the seventh Doctor and Mel. Mel comments that she's not been to the past before. Melanie Bush Discontinuity Guide
Paradise Towers TV Story Placed in broadcast order. Melanie Bush
Special Weapons Short Story (More Short Trips) Features the Seventh Doctor and Mel. There's a reference to Paradise Towers. Melanie Bush Discontinuity Guide
Bang-Bang-a-Boom! Big Finish Audio Placed by production code. Melanie Bush
Flip-Flop Big Finish Audio Placed by production code. Melanie Bush
Delta and the Bannermen TV Story Placed in broadcast order. Melanie Bush
The Fires of Vulcan Big Finish Audio Placed in broadcast order. Melanie Bush
Dragonfire TV Story Mel leaves and Ace joins. Melanie Bush
Ace

Season Twenty-Five

Story Type Placement Companions See Also
Remembrance of the Daleks TV Story Placed in broadcast order. It's clearly some time since Dragonfire Ace
The Happiness Patrol TV Story Placed in broadcast order. Ace
The Greatest Show in the Galaxy TV Story Placed before Silver Nemesis because in Silver Nemesis, Ace is wearing a badge that she acquires in this story. This placement is despite broadcast order, but agrees with production order. Ace
Silver Nemesis TV Story Placed after The Greatest Show in the Galaxy because in Greatest Shoe, Ace acquires a badge that she wears in this story. This placement is despite broadcast order, but agrees with production order. Ace
uPVC Short Story (More Short Trips) Ace is familiar with the TARDIS. She still thinks there are no secrets between her and the Doctor, so it has to be before The Curse of Fenric, and probably also before Ghost Light. Ace Discontinuity Guide

Season Twenty-Six (The Ace Arc)

Story Type Placement Companions See Also
Battlefield TV Story Placed in broadcast order. Ace
Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart
Relative Dementias BBC Novel Ace refers to events in Battlefield as if they are quite recent. She thinks there are no secrets between her and the Doctor (so it's before The Curse of Fenric). She can't remember the smells of Perivale (so it's probably before Ghost Light and Survival). Ace Discontinuity Guide
Ghost Light TV Story Placed in broadcast order. Ace
The Curse of Fenric TV Story Placed in broadcast order. Ace
Ace of Hearts Short Story (Short Trips) Ace is still a teenager, so it's before Love and War. The Doctor is apologising for hurting her in Ghost Light and The Curse of Fenric, so it's probably before any later hurts (e.g. Nightshade). None Discontinuity Guide
The Hollow Men BBC Novel Placed by back cover blurb. Ace Discontinuity Guide
Survival TV Story Placed in broadcast order. Ace
Citadel of Dreams Telos Novella Features the Seventh Doctor and Ace. The author intended it to be after Survival. Ace Discontinuity Guide
Newbies Guide
The Colony of Lies BBC Novel At some point after Ghost Light Ace Discontinuity Guide

Season Twenty-Seven (BBC Books and Big Finish)

Story Type Placement Companions See Also
Stop the Pigeon Short Story (Short Trips) Features the seventh Doctor and Ace between Survival and Prime Time. Ace Discontinuity Guide
Illegal Alien BBC Novel Placed by back cover blurb. Ace Discontinunity Guide
Matrix BBC Novel Follows on from Illegal Alien. Months after Survival. Ace Discontinuity Guide
Storm Harvest BBC Novel Follows on from Matrix. Ace Discontinuity Guide
The Genocide Machine. Big Finish Audio Between Survival and Prime Time Ace
Dust Breeding Big Finish Audio Months after The Genocide Machine. Ace
Colditz Big Finish Audio Placed by production code. Ace
The Rapture Big Finish Audio Placed by production code. Ace
The Harvest Big Finish Audio Hex joins. Ace
Hex
Hex leaves Conjecture Well, he's not around by the time of the NAs. Ace
Hex
Monsters Short Story (Short Trips and Side Steps) Features the seventh Doctor and (pre-Love and War) Ace. Ace Discontinuity Guide
The Algebra of Ice BBC Novel A year before Timewyrm: Revelation Ace Discontinuity Guide
Atom Bomb Blues BBC Novel Features the seventh Doctor and teenaged Ace, placement uncertain. Ace Discontinuity Guide
Prime Time BBC Novel This happens some time after Storm Harvest. Ace Discontinuity Guide
Heritage BBC Novel There are indirect references to Prime Time. Loving the Alien establishes that this is between these two stories. Ace Discontinuity Guide
Loving the Alien BBC Novel After Prime Time and Heritage. Ace Discontinuity Guide

The New Adventures Season 1 (Timewyrm and Cats Cradle)

Story Type Placement Companions See Also
Timewyrm: Genesys Virgin Novel Placed in publication order Ace Discontinuity Guide
Newbies Guide
Timewyrm: Exodus Virgin Novel Follows on from Timewyrm: Genesys. Ace Discontinuity Guide
Newbies Guide
Timewyrm: Apocalypse Virgin Novel This could be some time after Timewyrm: Exodus Ace Discontinuity Guide
Newbies Guide
Timewyrm: Revelation Virgin Novel Follows on from Timewyrm: Apocalypse. Ace Discontinuity Guide
Newbies Guide
The Algebra of Ice BBC Novel (Epilogue This is not very long after Timewyrm: Revelation Ace Discontinuity Guide
Cat's Cradle: Time's Crucible Virgin Novel Placed in publication order Ace Discontinuity Guide
Newbies Guide
Cat's Cradle: Warhead Virgin Novel Follows on from Cat's Cradle: Time's Crucible. Ace Discontinuity Guide
Newbies Guide
Cat's Cradle: Witchmark Virgin Novel Follows on from Cat's Cradle: Warhead. Ace Discontinuity Guide
Newbies Guide
Nightshade Virgin Novel Nothing exciting has happened since Cat's Cradle: Witchmark. Ace Discontinuity Guide
Newbies Guide
The Fearmonger Big Finish Audio Features the seventh Doctor and "teenaged" Ace. Placed by authorial intention. Ace
Independence Day BBC Novel This happens a long time after Survival, though it is definitely before Love and War. Ace Discontinuity Guide

New Adventures Season 2 (Future History Cycle)

Story Type Placement Companions See Also
Love and War Virgin Novel This is several months after Nightshade. Ace leaves, Benny joins. Ace
Bernice Summerfield
Discontinuity Guide
Newbies Guide
Transit Virgin Novel Placed in publication order Bernice Summerfield
Kadiatu
Discontinuity Guide
Playback Short Story (Decalog) Features the Seventh Doctor and a cameo by Benny. Bernice Summerfield Discontinuity Guide
The Highest Science Virgin Novel Placed in publication order Bernice Summerfield Discontinuity Guide
The Pit Virgin Novel Placed in publication order Bernice Summerfield Discontinuity Guide
The Trials of Tara Short Story (Decalog 2: Lost Property) Features the seventh Doctor and Benny. Bernice Summerfield Discontinuity Guide
Deceit Virgin Novel Ace returns Ace
Bernice Summerfield
Discontinuity Guide
Lucifer Rising Virgin Novel Follows on from Deceit. Ace
Bernice Summerfield
Discontinuity Guide
White Darkness Virgin Novel Placed in publication order Ace
Bernice Summerfield
Discontinuity Guide
Shadowmind Virgin Novel Placed in publication order Ace
Bernice Summerfield
Discontinuity Guide

New Adventures Season 3 (Alternate Histories)

Story Type Placement Companions See Also
Birthright Virgin Novel Takes place concurrently with Iceberg Ace
Bernice Summerfield
Discontinuity Guide
Iceberg Virgin Novel Takes place concurrently with Birthright None. Discontinuity Guide
Blood Heat Virgin Novel Placed in publication order Ace
Bernice Summerfield
Discontinuity Guide
The Dimension Riders Virgin Novel Follows on from Blood Heat. Ace
Bernice Summerfield
Discontinuity Guide
The Left-Handed Hummingbird Virgin Novel Follows on from The Dimension Riders. Ace
Bernice Summerfield
Discontinuity Guide
Conundrum Virgin Novel Follows on from The Left-Handed Hummingbird. Ace
Bernice Summerfield
Discontinuity Guide
No Future Virgin Novel Follows on from Conundrum. Ace
Bernice Summerfield
Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart
RSM John Benton
Mike Yates
Discontinuity Guide

New Adventures Season 4 (Troubleshooting)

Story Type Placement Companions See Also
Tragedy Day Virgin Novel Follows on from the epilogue to No Future. Ace
Bernice Summerfield
Discontinuity Guide
Legacy Virgin Novel Benny is dropped off. Ace
Bernice Summerfield
Discontinuity Guide
Theatre of War Virgin Novel Benny is picked up again. Ace
Bernice Summerfield
Discontinuity Guide
Question Mark Pyjamas Short Story (Decalog 2: Lost Property) Features the seventh Doctor, Ace, and Benny. It takes place fairly soon after No Future. Benny mentions the Royal Beast of Peladon, so it's probably also after Legacy. Ace
Bernice Summerfield
Discontinuity Guide
All-Consuming Fire Virgin Novel Placed in publication order Ace
Bernice Summerfield
Discontinuity Guide
Shadow of the Scourge Big Finish Audio Features Ace and Benny. Placed by authorial intention. Ace
Bernice Summerfield
The Dark Flame Big Finish Audio Features Ace and Benny. Placed after the other NA Audio. Ace
Bernice Summerfield
Blood Harvest Virgin Novel Placed in publication order Ace
Bernice Summerfield
Romana II
Discontinuity Guide
Strange England Virgin Novel Placed in publication order Ace
Bernice Summerfield
Discontinuity Guide
First Frontier Virgin Novel Placed in publication order Ace
Bernice Summerfield
Discontinuity Guide
St Anthony's Fire Virgin Novel Placed in publication order Ace
Bernice Summerfield
Discontinuity Guide
Falls the Shadow Virgin Novel Placed in publication order Ace
Bernice Summerfield
Discontinuity Guide
Parasite Virgin Novel Placed in publication order Ace
Bernice Summerfield
Discontinuity Guide
Warlock Virgin Novel Placed in publication order. Ace is considering leaving. Ace
Bernice Summerfield
Discontinuity Guide
Set Piece Virgin Novel Ace leaves. The Doctor's 1000th birthday happens during this story. Ace
Bernice Summerfield
Kadiatu
Discontinuity Guide

New Adventures Season 5 (Adjudicators)

Story Type Placement Companions See Also
Infinite Requiem Virgin Novel The Doctor and Benny are still reeling from Ace's departure. Bernice Summerfield Discontinuity Guide
Sanctuary Virgin Novel Follows on from Infinite Requiem. Bernice Summerfield Discontinuity Guide
Human Nature Virgin Novel Follows on from Sanctuary, though it has been a few weeks for Benny - she's still recovering from Guy's death. Wolsey joins. Bernice Summerfield Discontinuity Guide
Continuity Errors Short Story (Decalog 3: Consequences) Benny refers to a device she used to have that could access any database anywhere. This sounds like the Portable History Unit, which stops working in Human Nature. Bernice Summerfield Discontinuity Guide
Human Nature Virgin Novel (Epilogue) Given that at least one story has to be set between Human Nature and Original Sin three must be a gap either between the the final chapter and epilogue to Human Nature or between the Doctor suggesting a trip to Oolis in this epilogue, and actually going there. Bernice Summerfield Discontinuity Guide
Original Sin Virgin Novel (Prologue) The Doctor and Benny's trip to Oolis provides their motivation for the trip in Original Sin. The Doctor suggested that they go there in the epilogue to Human Nature. Given that at least one story has to be set between Human Nature and Original Sin three must be a gap either between the the final chapter and epilogue to Human Nature or between the Doctor suggesting a trip to Oolis, and actually going there. Bernice Summerfield Discontinuity Guide
Original Sin Virgin Novel Chris and Roz join. Bernice Summerfield
Chris Cwej
Roz Forrester
Discontinuity Guide
Sky Pirates! Virgin Novel Follows on from Original Sin. Bernice Summerfield
Chris Cwej
Roz Forrester
Discontinuity Guide
Zamper Virgin Novel Follows on from Sky Pirates! Bernice Summerfield
Chris Cwej
Roz Forrester
Discontinuity Guide
Toy Soldiers Virgin Novel Placed in publication order Bernice Summerfield
Chris Cwej
Roz Forrester
Discontinuity Guide
Head Games Virgin Novel Placed in publication order Bernice Summerfield
Chris Cwej
Roz Forrester
Melanie Bush
Discontinuity Guide
The Also People Virgin Novel Follows on from Head Games. Bernice Summerfield
Chris Cwej
Roz Forrester
kadiatu
Discontinuity Guide
Shakedown Virgin Novel Placed in publication order Bernice Summerfield
Chris Cwej
Roz Forrester
Discontinuity Guide
Just War Virgin Novel Placed in publication order Bernice Summerfield
Chris Cwej
Roz Forrester
Discontinuity Guide

New Adventures Season 6 (Psi-Powers)

Story Type Placement Companions See Also
Warchild Virgin Novel Placed in publication order Bernice Summerfield
Chris Cwej
Roz Forrester
Discontinuity Guide
SLEEPY Virgin Novel Placed in publication order Bernice Summerfield
Chris Cwej
Roz Forrester
Discontinuity Guide
Death and Diplomacy Virgin Novel Benny meets Jason Kane and gets engaged to him. Bernice Summerfield
Chris Cwej
Roz Forrester
Jason Kane
Discontinuity Guide
Happy Endings Virgin Novel Follows on from Death and Diplomacy, with Benny marrying Jason. Bernice Summerfield
Chris Cwej
Roz Forrester
Jason Kane
Ace
Kadiatu
Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart
John Benton
Mike Yates
Discontinuity Guide
Godengine Virgin Novel Follows on from Happy Endings. Chris Cwej
Roz Forrester
Discontinuity Guide
Christmas on a Rational Planet Virgin Novel Placed in publication order Chris Cwej
Roz Forrester
Discontinuity Guide
Return of the Living Dad Virgin Novel Placed in publication order Chris Cwej
Roz Forrester
Bernice Summerfield
Jason Kane
Discontinuity Guide
Cold Fusion Virgin Novel Placed by back cover blurb. Also features the seventh Doctor. Chris Cwej
Roz Forrester
Adric
Nyssa of Traken
Tegan Jovanka
Discontinuity Guide
The Death of Art Virgin Novel Placed in publication order Chris Cwej
Roz Forrester
Discontinuity Guide
Damaged Goods Virgin Novel Placed in publication order Chris Cwej
Roz Forrester
Discontinuity Guide
So Vile a Sin Virgin Novel Follows on from Damaged Goods. Roz dies. Chris Cwej
Roz Forrester
Discontinuity Guide
Bad Therapy Virgin Novel Follows on from So Vile a Sin Chris Cwej
Peri Brown
Discontinuity Guide
Eternity Weeps Virgin Novel Placed in publication order. Benny and Jason divorce. Chris Cwej
Bernice Summerfield
Jason Kane
Liz Shaw
Discontinuity Guide
The Room With No Doors Virgin Novel Placed in publication order Chris Cwej Discontinuity Guide
Bullet Time BBC Novel This features the Seventh Doctor on his own. According to the author, it is between scenes of The Room With No Doors. None Discontinuity Guide
Lungbarrow Virgin Novel This sets the scene for the Doctor's regeneration, though the Doctor's trip to Skaro could easily be delayed. Chris leaves. Chris Cwej
Ace
Romana II
Leela
K9 Mark I
K9 Mark II
Discontinuity Guide
The Sirens of Time Big Finish Audio Features the seventh Doctor on his own. None
Last of the Titans Big Finish Audio Features the seventh Doctor on his own. None
The Eight Doctors BBC Novel (Chapter 22) Features the seventh Doctor on his own. It's not long before the regeneration, but he hasn't started redesigning the console room. None Discontinuity Guide
Newbies Guide
Excelis Decays Big Finish Audio Features the seventh Doctor on his own. He has just finished reconfiguring the console room. None Newbies Guide
Notre Dame Du Temps Short Story (Short Trips: Companions) The seventh Doctor is on his own after the TARDIS redesign. It is implied that this is shortly before collecting the Master's remains before Enemy Within. None Discontinuity Guide
Enemy Within TV Story The Doctor regenerates. Grace Holloway
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