River Song’s Timeline


Here is ‘River Song’s Timeline’.

N.B. This is in working progress.

I’ve referred to


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.

*BB – BBC Books

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

**BFAD – Big Finish Audio Drama

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.
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)

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)

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

4. A Good Man Goes To War (TV)
5. Pond Life (Comic)
6. An Adventure in Brine and Plaice (Comic)
7. Summer Wholiday (Comic)
8. Timeliney Wimey (Comic)
9. Take a Bow (Tie)
10. 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

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

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

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

13. The Pandorica Opens/The Big Bang (TV)

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

15. Incursions (U) (Audio) – BFAD**

3. The Power of River Song

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

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

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

31. The Husbands of River Song (TV)

32. ‘Animal Instinct’ (DRS) (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**

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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2 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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