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This is the third Doctor Who novella published by Telos.
Where does this fit?
This happens between The Green Death (Classic Series Season 10) and The Green Death (Classic Series Season 10).
The characters listed below are the series regulars, important recurring characters, and real life historical characters. If a character's appearance is a major spoiler, then their details will be hidden in spoiler tags. In general, recurring characters are not listed here on their first appearance unless they become a series regular during the story, or they are a real life historical character.
Jo Grant is the third Doctor's assistant at UNIT. She got the job thanks to her uncle, even though she failed science at school. She first appeared in Terror of the Autons (Classic Series Season 8). Jo started travelling with the Doctor when his exile to Earth was lifted.
Recurring and Historical Characters
The following stories and other resources are not necessary in order to follow the plot (we've summed up the essential bits for you). But being familiar with them will probably enhance your enjoyment of this story.
In Planet of the Daleks (Classic Series Season 10), Jo had a brief relationship with a Thal named Latep.
In The Green Death (Classic Series Season 10), Jo fell in love with Professor Jones and left both the Doctor and UNIT to marry him. The Green Death happened after this story.