Barbara’s Timeline


Here is ‘Barbara’s 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 trips into this list for now.

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

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

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

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

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

*VMA – Virgin Missing Adventures
*EDA – Eighth Doctor Adventures
*PDA – Past Doctor Adventures
*TB – Target Books

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

**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)
  • (DWM) – ‘Doctor Who Magazine’
  • (VD) – Virgin Decalog
  • (TS) – Target Storybook

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 6 phases
1. Barbara with the First Doctor, Ian and Susan (Season 1 & 2)
2. Barbara with the First Doctor and Ian (Season 2)
3. Barbara with the First Doctor, Ian and Vicki (Season 2) (1)
4. Barbara with the First Doctor, Ian, Vicki and Jospa (Season 2)
5. Barbara with the First Doctor, Ian and Vicki (Season 2) (2)
6. Barbara after the Doctor

1. Barbara with the First Doctor, Ian and Susan (Season 1 & 2)

‘The Splintered Gate’ (ST)

1. An Unearthly Child (TV)

‘Playtime’ (DWM) takes place during the first episode of ‘An Unearthly Child’ (TV).
‘Prologue: The First Doctor’ from ‘Supremacy of the Cybermen’ (Comic) occurs during ‘An Unearthly Child’ (TV).
The First Doctor’s appearance in ‘The Eight Doctors’ (Book) – EDA* takes place during ‘An Unearthly Child’ (TV).

2. The Daleks (TV)
3. The Edge of Destruction (TV)
4. Marco Polo (TV)
5. The Sorcerer’s Apprentice (Book) – VMA*
6. The Fragile Yellow Arc of Fragrance (Audio) – BFAB**
7. Farewell Great Macedon (Audio) – BFAB**
8. The Masters of Luxor (Audio) – BFAB**

‘A Star Is Born’ (ST/Audio) – BFAB**
‘Who Discovered America’ (DWM)
‘The Ruins of Time’ (ST)
‘Tell Me You Love Me’ (ST)
‘The Path of Skulls’ from ‘The Many Lives of Doctor Who’ (Comic) takes place here.

9. The Keys of Marinus (TV)

The First Doctor, Ian, Barbara and Susan’s appearance in ‘The Forgotten’ (Comic) takes place here.

10. The Aztecs (TV)
11. The Sensorites (TV)
12. The Transit of Venus (Audio) – BFAB**
13. E is for… (Audio) – BFAB**
14. The Reign of Terror (TV)

‘Rise and Fall’ (ST/Audio) – BFAB**

15. The Destination Wars (Audio)BFAD**
16. The Great White Hurricane (Audio)BFAD**
17. The Invention of Death (Audio) – BFAD**
18. The Barbarians and the Samurai (Audio) – BFAD**
19. The Phoenicians (Audio) – BFAD**
20. Tick-Tock World (Audio) – BFAD**
21. Return to Skaro (Audio) – BFAD**
22. Last of the Romanovs (Audio) – BFAD**
23. Campaign (Book)
24. The Wanderer (Audio) – BFAB**
25. The Library of Alexandria (Audio) – BFAB**
26. The Flames of Cadiz (Audio) – BFAB**

‘A Small Semblance of Home’ (ST/Audio) – BFAB**
‘Rennigan’s Records’ (DWM)
‘The Last Days’ (ST)
‘A Long Night’ (ST)
The First Doctor, Ian, Barbara and Susan’s appearance in ‘The Light At The End’ (Audio) – BFAD** takes place here.
‘Mire and Clay’ (ST)
‘The Duke’s Folly’ (ST)
‘The Mother Road’ (ST)
‘The Reign Makers’ (ST)

27. Domain of the Voord (Audio) – BFAB**
28. The Age of Endurance (Audio) – BFAB**

‘Flywheel Revolution’ (ST/Audio) – BFAB**

29. The Witch Hunters (Book/Audio) – PDA*+BAB**
30. City at World’s End (Book) – PDA*
31. Here There Be Monsters (Audio) – BFAB**

‘The Thief of Sherwood’ (ST)

32. Planet of Giants (TV)
33. The Time Travellers (Book) – PDA*
34. The Dalek Invasion of Earth (TV)

2. Barbara with the First Doctor and Ian (Season 2)

35. Venusian Lullaby (Book) – VMA*

‘The Book of Shadows’ (VD)
‘The Nine Day Queen’ (VD)

36. The Revenants (Audio) – BFAB**

‘Set in Stone’ (ST)
‘The True and Indisputable Facts in the Matter of the Ram’s Skull’ (ST)

3. Barbara with the First Doctor, Ian and Vicki (Season 2) (1)

37. The Rescue (TV)
38. Byzantium! (Book) – PDA*

‘Romans Cutaway’ (ST)

39. The Romans (TV)
40. Starborn (Audio) – BFAB**
41. The Eleventh Tiger (Book) – PDA*
42. The Web Planet (TV)

4. Barbara with the First Doctor, Ian, Barbara, Vicki and Jospa (Season 2)

43. The Fifth Traveller (Audio) – BFAB**

5. Barbara with the First Doctor, Ian, Barbara and Vicki (Season 2) (2)

‘All I Want For Christmas’ (Penguin/Audio) – PAB**

44. The Dark Planet (Audio) – BFAB**

‘Nothing at the End of the Lane’ (ST)
‘1963’ (ST/Audio) – BFAB**

45. The Rocket Men (Audio) – BFAB**

‘Unnatural Selection’ from ‘Prisoners of Time’ (Comic) takes place here.
‘White Man’s Burden’ (ST)

46. The Crusade (TV)
47. The Space Museum (TV)

‘Every Day’ (ST)

48. A Religious Experience (Yearbook Comic)
49. The Plotters (Book) – VMA*
50. The Sleeping City (Audio) – BFAB**
51. The Unwinding World (Audio) – BFAB**
52. The Doctor’s Tale (Audio) – BFAB**
53. Daybreak (Audio) – BFAB**
54. The Chase (TV)

‘Journey Out of Terror’ (TS) – TB* takes place during ‘The Chase’ (TV).

4. Barbara after the Doctor

55. Hunters of the Burning Stone (Comic)

Ian and Barbara’s appearance in ‘The Face of the Enemy’ (Book) – PDA* takes place here.
‘Distance’ (ST)
Barbara’s cameo in ‘Farewell, Sarah Jane’ (SJA) (Webcast) takes place here.

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