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 novels/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.

The stories with links to reviews by me on my blog are highlighted in BOLD and GREEN.

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

Regarding the short stories, I’ve identified each of them as follows with abbreviations.

  • (ST) – Short Trip (either Big Finish or BBC)
  • (SS) – ‘The Scientific Secrets of Doctor Who’
  • (VD) – Virgin Decalog
  • (DWA) – ‘Doctor Who Adventures’

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

2. The 1970s

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

‘Still Lives’ (ST)

  • The Eye of the Giant (Book) – VMA*
  • The Blue Tooth (Audio) – BFAB**
  • Binary (Audio) – BFAB**
  • The Scales of Injustice (Book/Audio) – VMA*+BAB**
  • The Rings of Ikiria (Audio) – BFAB**
  • The Devil Goblins From Neptune (Book) – PDA*
  • Terror of the Autons (TV)
  • Deadly Reunion (Book) – PDA*

‘UNIT Christmas Parties: Christmas Truce’ (ST)

The 1970s scenes in ‘The Sacrifice of Jo Grant’ from ‘The Legacy of Time’ (Audio) – BFAD** takes place here.
The Brigadier’s brief appearance in ‘Colony In Space’ (TV) takes place here.

  • The Daemons (TV)
  • The Doll of Death (Audio) – BFAB**
  • The Man in the Ion Mask (Comic)

‘Degrees of Truth’ (ST/Audio) – BAB**
‘Freedom’ (ST/Audio) – BAB**

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

‘The Switching’ (ST/Audio) – BFAB**
U.N.I.T.’s appearance in ‘The Forgotten’ (Comic) takes place here.
‘The Clean Air Act’ (TS) – TB*

‘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**

  • Rags (Book) – PDA*
  • The Time Monster (TV)
  • Find and Replace (Audio) – BFAB**
  • The Three Doctors (TV)
  • The Scorchies (Audio) – BFAB**
  • The Heralds of Destruction (Comic)
  • The Many Deaths of Jo Grant (Audio) – BFAB**

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

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

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

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

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

  • No Future (Book) – VNA*
  • Wartime (DVD)

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

3. The 1980s

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

  • Evening’s Empire (Comic)

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

An unseen adventure with the Eighth Doctor and the Brigadier from ‘The Dying Days’ (Book) – VNA* takes place here.
‘The Helliax Rift’ (Audio) – BFAD** takes place in 1984.
The brief past scene from ‘Warlock’s Cross’ (Audio) – BFAD** set between ‘The Helliax Rift’ (Audio) – BFAD** and ‘Hour of the Cybermen’ (Audio) – BFAD** takes place in 1986.
‘Hour of the Cybermen’ (Audio) – BFAD** takes place in 1989 after ‘The Helliax Rift’ (Audio) – BFAD** but before ‘U.N.I.T. Dominion’ (Audio) – BFAD**. 

4. The 1990s

The 1991 scenes of Elizabeth Klien and Will Arrowsmith from ‘Persuasion’ (Audio) – BFAD** take place here.

  • Downtime (DVD/Book) – VMA*

‘Warlock’s Cross’ (Audio) – BFAD** takes place in 1994.

  • Battlefield (TV)
  • The Dying Days (Book) – VNA*
  • The Mark of Mandragora (Comic)

5. The 2000s

  • Animal (Audio) – BFAD**
  • Auton (VHS)
  • Auton 2: Sentinel (VHS)
  • Auton 3 (VHS)
  • The Coup (U) (Audio) – BFAD**
  • Time Heals (U) (Audio) – BFAD**
  • Snake Head (U) (Audio) – BFAD**
  • The Longest Night (U) (Audio) – BFAD**
  • The Wasting (U) (Audio) – BFAD**

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

The Brigadier’s narration of ‘Old Soldiers’ (Audio) – BFAB** takes place here.
‘The Sound of Drums’ (TV) from ‘Utopia’/’The Sound of Drums’/’Last of the Time Lords’ (TV) takes place here.
Martha Jones’ appearance in ‘Reset’ (TW) (TV) takes place here.

Martha Jones’ appearance in ‘Dead Man Walking’ (TW) (TV) takes place here.
Martha Jones’ appearance in ‘A Day in the Death’ (TW) (TV) takes place here.

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

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

  • Enemy of the Bane (SJA) (TV)
  • Planet of the Dead (TV)
  • Submission (TW) (Audio) – BAD**
  • Children of Earth (TW) (TV)

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

‘Liberty Hall’ (DVD) takes place here.

‘The Genius Trap’ (DWA Comic)

6. The 2010s

‘The Turn of the Screw’ (ST/Audio) – BFAB**
‘The Tactics of Defeat’ (ST/Audio) – BFAB** 

  • Death of the Doctor (SJA) (TV)
  • Happy Endings (Book) – VNA*
  • The Shadows of Avalon (Book) – EDA*
  • The Golden Ones (Comic)
  • Tales From The Vault (Audio) – BFAB**
  • The Power of Three (TV)

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

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

  • Shutdown (U) (Audio) – BFAD**

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

  • Silenced (U) (Audio) – BFAD**

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

  • Assembled (U) (Audio) – BFAD**

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

  • Encounters (U) (Audio) – BFAD**

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

  • Cyber-Reality (U) (Audio) – BFAD**

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

  • Revisitations (U) (Audio) – BFAD**

1. Hosts of the Wirrn
2. Breach of Trust
3. Open the Box

1. This Sleep of Death
2. Tempest
3. The Power of River Song

The 2010s scenes in ‘The Sacrifice of Jo Grant’ from ‘The Legacy of Time’ (Audio) – BFAD** takes place here.

‘Death in Heaven’ from ‘Dark Water’/’Death In Heaven’ (TV) takes place here.
‘The Magician’s Apprentice’ from ‘The Magician’s Apprentice’/’The Witch’s Familiar’ (TV) takes place here.
‘Big in Japan’ (DWA Comic)

‘Narcissus’ from ‘The Eighth of March’ (Audio) – BFAD** takes place here.
‘Yes, Missy’ (Annual)
U.N.I.T.’s appearance at the end of ‘The Return of Doctor Mysterio’ (TV) takes place here.
Kate Stewart and U.N.I.T.’s cameo in ‘Farewell, Sarah Jane’ (SJA) (Webcast) 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

      1. Okiku Saji

        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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