River Song’s Timeline

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Here is ‘River Song’s Timeline’.

N.B. This is in working progress.

I’ve referred to

and

to help me put this version of the timeline together.

I’ve included all the TV stories, audios; books and comics.

The (TV) and (Audio) stories are highlighted in DARK AZURE.

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

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

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

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

KEY
*BB – BBC Books

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

KEY
**BFAD – Big Finish Audio Drama

Here is a list of abbreviations for some of the (Audio) stories and what they mean.

  • (DRS) – ‘The Diary of River Song’
  • (TLOCJ) – ‘The Lives of Captain Jack

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

  • (TAW) – ‘Twelve Angels Weeping’

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 3 phases
1. Melody Pond
2. Mels
3. River Song


1. Melody Pond

Melody’s birth on Demons’ Run from ‘A Good Man Goes To War’ (TV) takes place here.
Melody’s appearance in the ‘Prequel’ (TV) to ‘The Impossible Astronaut’ (TV) takes place here.

The Captain Jack and Melody scene from ‘R&J’ (TLOCJ) (Audio) – BFAD** in 1969 before Melody’s regeneration takes place here.

Melody as a little girl in ‘The Impossible Astronaut/Day of the Moon’ (TV) takes place here before she regenerates into Mels.


2. Mels

Mels with Amelia Pond and Rory Williams from ‘Let’s Kill Hitler’ (TV) takes place here.
Mels with Amy Pond and Rory Williams from ‘Let’s Kill Hitler’ (TV) takes place here.

1. Imaginary Enemies (Comic)

Mel’s regeneration into River Song from ‘Let’s Kill Hitler’ (TV) takes place here.


3. River Song

2. Let’s Kill Hitler (TV)

The Captain Jack and River scene from ‘R&J’ (TLOCJ) (Audio) – BFAD**  where River attends her first lecture at the Luna University to meet Hark Jackness takes place here.

The Captain Jack and River scene from ‘R&J’ (TLOCJ) (Audio) – BFAD** where River attempts to assassinate the Ninth Doctor takes place here during the events of ‘Boom Town’ (TV).

River’s appearance at the end of ‘Closing Time’ (TV) takes place before ‘The Wedding of River Song’ (TV).
The ‘Prequel’ (TV) to ‘The Wedding of River Song’ (TV) takes place here.
River inside the astronaut suit from ‘The Wedding of the River Song’ (TV) takes place at the same time during ‘The Impossible Astronaut’ (TV).

3. The Wedding of River Song (TV)

The Captain Jack’s rescue of River from the transport shuttle taking her to Stormcage from ‘R&J’ (TLOCJ) (Audio) – BFAD** takes place here.

‘First Night’/’Last Night’ (‘Night and the Doctor’) (TV)

4. A Good Man Goes To War (TV)
5. The Pandorica Opens/The Big Bang (TV)

The Captain Jack and River scene from ‘R&J’ (TLOCJ) (Audio) – BFAD** where she confides her husband has gone off to fight in a war (presumably The Battle of Demon’s Run) takes place during ‘A Good Man Goes To War’ (TV).

Captain Jack and River’s visit to Darillium from ‘R&J’ (TLOCJ) (Audio) – BFAD** where they meet an older River takes place here.

6. Pond Life (Comic)
7. An Adventure in Brine and Plaice (Comic)
8. Summer Wholiday (Comic)
9. Timeliney Wimey (Comic)
10. Take a Bow (Tie)
11. The Legends of River Song (Book) – BB*

1. Picnic at Asgard
2. Suspicious Minds
3. A Gamble with Time
4. Death in New Venice
5. River of Time

12. The Impossible Astronaut/Day of the Moon (TV)

13. ‘The Bekdel Test’ (DRS) (Audio) – BFAD** takes place here.

‘Without A Paddle’ from ‘The Many Lives of Doctor Who’ (Comic) takes place here.

14. ‘The Lifeboat and the Deathboat’ (DRS) (Audio) – BFAD** takes place here.

‘The Power of River Song’ from 15. ‘Incursions’ (U) (Audio) – BFAD** takes place here.

16. The Time of the Angels/Flesh and Stone (TV)

River visits Amy and Rory shortly after ‘Flesh and Stone’ (TV) at the end of ‘The Wedding of River Song’ (TV).

River’s narration of ‘Monster Files: Weeping Angels’ (Webcast) takes place here.
River’s narration of ‘Monster Files: Vampires’ (Webcast) takes place here.
River’s narration of ‘Monster Files: Homo Reptilia’ (Webcast) takes place here.
‘Rain Gods’ (DVD) takes place here.

River’s appearance in ‘The Day of the Doctor’ (TV) according to the novelization/audiobook takes place here.

17. The Lady in the Lake (DRS) (Audio) – BFAD**
18. A Requiem for the Doctor (DRS) (Audio) – BFAD**
19. My Dinner With Andrew (DRS) (Audio) – BFAD**
20. The Furies (DRS) (Audio) – BFAD**

‘Lies in Ruins’ from ‘The Legacy of Time’ (Audio) – BFAD** takes place here.

21. ‘Animal Instinct’ (DRS) (Audio) – BFAD** takes place here.

22. Colony of Strangers (DRS) (Audio) – BFAD**
23. Abbey of Heretics (DRS) (Audio) – BFAD**
24. Barrister to the Stars (DRS) (Audio) – BFAD**
25. Carnival of Angels (DRS) (Audio) – BFAD**
26. The Angels Take Manhattan (TV)

River writes the ‘Melody Malone’ mystery novels ‘Private Detective in Old New York Town’ and ‘The Angel’s Kiss’ (Book) – BB*

27. Time in a Bottle (DRS) (Audio) – BFAD**
28. Kings of Infinite Space (DRS) (Audio) – BFAD**
29. Whodunnit? (DRS) (Audio) – BFAD**
30. Someone I Once Knew (DRS) (Audio) – BFAD**

‘Emancipation’ from 31. ‘The Eighth of March’ (Audio) – BFAD** takes place here.

32. The Husbands of River Song (TV)

The older River from ‘R&J’ (TLOCJ) (Audio) – BFAD** at the end of her years with the Twelfth Doctor from ‘The Husbands of River Song’ (TV) takes place here.

Captain Jack and River’s visit to the Face of Boe’s funeral from ‘R&J’ (TLOCJ) (Audio) – BFAD** takes place here.

33. ‘Concealed Weapon’ (DRS) (Audio) – BFAD** takes place here.

River Song’s appearance in ‘The Lost Dimension’ (Comic) takes place here.

34. The Boundless Sea (DRS) (Audio) – BFAD**
35. I Went To A Marvelous Party (DRS) (Audio) – BFAD**
36. Signs (DRS) (Audio) – BFAD**
37. The Rulers of the Universe (DRS) (Audio) – BFAD**

‘Student Bodies’ (TAW)

38. The Unknown (DRS) (Audio) – BFAD**
39. Five Twenty-Nine (DRS) (Audio) – BFAD**
40. World Enough and Time (DRS) (Audio) – BFAD**
41. The Eye of the Storm (DRS) (Audio) – BFAD**

42. Doom Coalition 2 (Audio) – BFAD**

4. The Sonomancer

43. Doom Coalition 3 (Audio) – BFAD**

2. The Eighth Piece
3. The Doomsday Chronometer
4. The Crucible of Souls

44. Doom Coalition 4 (Audio) – BFAD**

2. Songs of Love

45. Ravenous 3 (Audio) – BFAD**

2. Companion Piece

46. An Unearthly Woman (DRS) (Audio) – BFAD**
47. The Web of Time (DRS) (Audio) – BFAD**
48. Peepshow (DRS) (Audio) – BFAD**
49. The Talents of Greel (DRS) (Audio) – BFAD**
50. Silence in the Library/Forest of the Dead (TV)
51. The Name of the Doctor (TV)


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6 thoughts on “River Song’s Timeline

    • Hi Omega.

      I have placed ‘The Husbands of River Song’ in between ‘The Angels Take Manhattan’ and ‘Silence in the Library’.

      Do you mean that ‘The Diary of River Song’ and ‘Doom Coalition’ audios with River are set before ‘The Husbands of River Song’? I’ve not listened to those stories yet.

      Tim. 🙂

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  1. The Pandorica Opens/The Big Bang cannot have happened that late in the timeline because that’s when she gets the vortex manipulator and she’s seen with it in The Impossible Astronaut/Day of the Moon.

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  2. Doesn’t Animal Instinct take place before Carnival of Angels? Mainly because I’m sure the student in that explicitly states he has earned his doctorate come the events of the latter.

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