The U.N.I.T. Timeline


Here is ‘The U.N.I.T. Timeline’.

I’ve referred to


to help me put this version of the timeline together.

I’ve included all the TV stories, audios; books; graphic novel/comics and short stories into this list for now.

The (TV) and (Audio) stories are highlighted in BOLD and GREEN.

The (Book) stories are to remain un-highlighted for now.

The short stories are highlighted in GREEN and/or ITALICS; and are CENTRED.

Regarding the (Book) stories, I’ve identified each of them as follows in the KEY below.

*VNA – Virgin New Adventures
*VMA – Virgin Missing Adventures
*EDA – Eighth Doctor Adventures
*PDA – Past Doctor Adventures
*BB – BBC Books
*VB – Virgin Books

Regarding the (Audio) stories, I’ve identified each of them as follows in the KEY below.

**BAD – BBC Audio Drama
**BAB – BBC Audio Book
**BFAD – Big Finish Audio Drama
**BFAB – Big Finish Audio Book
**PAB – Puffin Audio Book

Please feel free to ask questions about this timeline, as I intend to revisit this and add new stories to the list as time goes on.

I’ve divided the timeline into 7 phases
1. The 1960s
2. The 1970s
3. The 1980s
4. The 1990s
5. The 2000s
6. The 2010s
7. The 2020s

1. The 1960s

1. The Invasion (TV)

2. The 1970s

2. Spearhead From Space (TV)
3. Vengeance of the Stones (DOTD) (Audio) – BFAB**
4. Doctor Who and the Silurians (TV)

‘Walls of Confinement’ (ST/Audio) – BFAB**
‘UNIT Christmas Parties: First Christmas’ (ST)

5. Old Soldiers (Audio) – BFAB**
6. Shadow of the Past (Audio) – BFAB**
7. The Ambassadors of Death (TV)
8. The Last Post (Audio) – BFAB**
9. Inferno (TV)
10. The Eye of the Giant (Book) – VMA*
11. The Blue Tooth (Audio) – BFAB**
12. Binary (Audio) – BFAB**
13. The Scales of Injustice (Book/Audio) – VMA*+BAB**
14. The Rings of Ikiria (Audio) – BFAB**
15. The Devil Goblins From Neptune (Book) – PDA*
16. Terror of the Autons (TV)
17. Deadly Reunion (Book) – PDA*

‘UNIT Christmas Parties: Christmas Truce’ (ST)

18. The Mind of Evil (TV)
19. The Claws of Axos (TV)
20. The Mega (Audio) – BFAB**

The Brigadier’s brief appearance in ‘Colony In Space’ (TV) takes place here.

21. The Daemons (TV)
22. The Doll of Death (Audio) – BFAB**

‘Degrees of Truth’ (ST/Audio) – BAB**

23. Harvest of Time (Book/Audio) – BB*+BAB**
24. The Magician’s Oath (Audio) – BFAB**

‘The Switching’ (ST/Audio) – BFAB**
‘Freedom’ (ST/Audio) – BAB**

25. The Man in the Ion Mask (Comic)

‘The Forgotten’ (Comic) occurs here.

26. Day of the Daleks (TV)
27. Prisoners of the Lake (Audio) – BFAB**
28. Rags (Book) – PDA*
29. Verdigris (Book) – PDA*
30. Who Killed Kennedy (Book) – VB*
31. The Face of the Enemy (Book) – PDA*

‘The Eight Doctors’ (Book) – EDA* scenes featuring the Brigadier take place here.
The Third Doctor and Jo’s appearance in ‘Tales From The Vault’ (Audio) – BFAB** takes place here.
‘The Other Woman’ (ST/Audio) – BFAB**

32. The Time Monster (TV)
33. Find and Replace (Audio) – BFAB**
34. The Three Doctors (TV)
35. The Scorchies (Audio) – BFAB**
36. The Heralds of Destruction (Graphic Novel)
37. The Many Deaths of Jo Grant (Audio) – BFAB**

The events of 38. ‘The Defectors’ (Audio) – BFAD** occur here.
‘Hidden Talent’ (ST)
‘Time Tunnel’ (ST/Audio) – BFAB**
‘The Spear of Destiny’ (Puffin/Audio) – PAB**

39. Dancing the Code (Book) – VMA*

Jo’s and U.N.I.T.’s appearance in ‘The Monkey House’ (ST/Audio) – BFAB** takes place here.

40. Last of the Gaderene (Book/Audio)PDA*+BAB**
41. The Green Death (TV)
42. Deep Blue (Book) – PDA*
43. Council of War (Audio) – BFAB**

 ‘The Three Companions: The Brigadier’s Story’ (Audio) – BFAB** takes place here.

44. The Time Warrior (TV)
45. The Paradise of Death (Audio) – BAD**
46. Invasion of the Dinosaurs (TV)

‘In With The Tide’ from ‘Prisoners of Time’ (Graphic Novel) takes place here.

47. Planet of the Spiders (TV)
48. Robot (TV)
49. Terror of the Zygons (TV)
50. The Android Invasion (TV)
51. The Seeds of Doom (TV)

‘The Oseidon Adventure’ from 52. ‘Trail of the White Worm’/’The Oseidon Adventure’ (Audio) – BFAD** takes place here.
‘UNIT Christmas Parties: Ships That Pass’ (ST)
 ‘UNITed We Fall’ (VD)

53. No Future (Book) – VNA*

54. Wartime (DVD)

The ‘Mawdryn Undead’ (TV) 1977 scenes take place here.

3. The 1980s

The 1980 scenes from 55. ‘The Fires of Vulcan’ (Audio) – BFAD** take place here.

56. Evening’s Empire (Graphic Novel)

The ‘Mawdryn Undead’ (TV) 1983 scenes take place here.

57. The Five Doctors (TV)
58. The Fires Down Below (Comic)
59. Skywatch-7 (Comic)

60. The Helliax Rift (Audio) – BFAD**

An unseen adventure with the Eighth Doctor and the Brigadier from ‘The Dying Days’ (Book) – VNA* takes place here.

61. U.N.I.T.: Dominion (Audio) – BFAD**

4. The 1990s

62. Downtime (DVD/Book) – VMA*
63. Battlefield (TV)
64. The Dying Days (Book) – VNA*
65. The Mark of Mandragora (Graphic Novel)

5. The 2000s

66. Animal (Audio) – BFAD**

67. Auton (VHS)
68. Auton 2: Sentinel (VHS)
69. Auton 3 (VHS)

70. The Coup (U) (Audio) – BFAD**
71. Time Heals (U) (Audio) – BFAD**
72. Snake Head (U) (Audio) – BFAD**
73. The Longest Night (U) (Audio) – BFAD**
74. The Wasting (U) (Audio) – BFAD**

U.N.I.T.’s involvement with Toshiko Sato in 2004 from ‘Fragments’ (TW) (TV) takes place here.

75. Aliens of London/World War Three (TV)
76. The Christmas Invasion (TV)
77. The Warkeeper’s Crown (from ‘The Betrothal of Sontar’ (Graphic Novel))
78. Death to the Doctor! (from ‘The Widow’s Curse’ (Graphic Novel))

The Brigadier’s narration of ‘Old Soldiers’ (Audio) – BFAB** takes place here.
‘The Sound of Drums’ (TV) from 79. ‘Utopia’/’The Sound of Drums’/’Last of the Time Lords’ (TV) takes place here.
Martha Jones’ appearances in ‘Reset’ (TW) (TV); ‘Dead Man Walking’ (TW) (TV) and ‘A Day in the Death’ (TW) (TV) take place here.

80. The Sontaran Stratagem/The Poison Sky (TV)

U.N.I.T’s appearance from the parallel universe in ‘Turn Left’ (TV) takes place here.

81. The Stolen Earth/Journey’s End (TV)

Martha Jones and U.N.I.T.’s involvement in ‘Lost Souls’ (TW) (Audio) – BAD** takes place here.

82. Enemy of the Bane (SJA) (TV)
83. Planet of the Dead (TV)
84. Submission (TW) (Audio) – BAD**
85. Children of Earth (TW) (TV)

1. Day One
3. Day Three
4. Day Four
5. Day Five

‘Liberty Hall’ (DVD) takes place here.

86. The Age of Ice (from ‘The Crimson Hand’ (Graphic Novel))
87. The Three Companions (Audio) – BFAB**

‘The Genius Trap’ (DWA Comic)

88. The End of Time (TV)

6. The 2010s

89. Death of the Doctor (SJA) (TV)
90. Happy Endings (Book) – VNA*
91. The Shadows of Avalon (Book) – EDA*
92. The Golden Ones (from ‘The Child of Time’ (Graphic Novel))
93. Tales From The Vault (Audio) – BFAB**
94. The Power of Three (TV)

U.N.I.T.’s appearance in ‘The Bells of Saint John’ (TV) takes place here.

95. Mastermind (Audio) – BFAB**

96. The Worlds of Doctor Who: The Screaming Skull (Audio) – BFAD**

97. Extinction (U) (Audio) – BFAD**

1. Vanguard
2. Earthfall
3. Bridgehead
4. Armageddon

98. The Day of the Doctor (TV)

99. Shutdown (U) (Audio) – BFAD**

1. Power Cell
2. Death in Geneva
3. The Battle of the Tower
4. Ice Station Alpha

100. Silenced (U) (Audio) – BFAD**

1. House of Silents
2. Square One
3. Silent Majority
4. In Memory Alone

101. Assembled (U) (Audio) – BFAD**

1. Call To Arms
2. Tidal Wave
3. Retrieval
4. United

102. Encounters (U) (Audio) – BFAD**

1. The Dalek Transaction
2. Invocation
3. The Sontaran Project
4. False Negative

‘Death in Heaven’ from 103. ‘Dark Water’/’Death In Heaven’ (TV) takes place here.

104. Cyber-Reality (U) (Audio) – BFAD**

1. Game Theory
2. Telepresence
3. Code Silver
Master of Worlds

‘The Magician’s Apprentice’ from 105. ‘The Magician’s Apprentice’/’The Witch’s Familiar’ (TV) takes place here.
‘Big in Japan’ (DWA Comic)

106. The Zygon Invasion/The Zygon Inversion (TV)

‘Yes, Missy’ (Annual)

U.N.I.T.’s appearance at the end of ‘The Return of Doctor Mysterio’ (TV) takes place here.

7. The 2020s

U.N.I.T.’s involvement in ‘Project: Destiny’ (Audio) – BFAD** and ‘A Death in the Family’ (Audio) – BFAD** takes place here.

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5 thoughts on “The U.N.I.T. Timeline

      • There’s also the short stories “Yes, Missy” from the 2017 Annual (probably takes place after the Zygon two-parter) and the DWM comics “The Fires Down Below” and “Skywatch-7”. I’d place them in 1984, after The Five Doctors.

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