Doctor Who: The Newbies Guide

Time and the Rani

This is the first story in Season 24.


The Seventh Doctor regenerates from his previous incarnation in the opening scene. This is our first introduction to his character.


Melanie "Mel" Bush is a computer programmer and fitness fanatic from the 1980s.

Recurring and Historical Characters

The Rani is a Time Lady. She is an amoral scientist, whose main interest is her experiments. The Doctor previously encountered her in The Mark of the Rani.




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