The Fifth Doctor’s Timeline

Here is ‘The Fifth Doctor’s Timeline’.

I’ve referred to

and

to help me put this version of the timeline together.

I’ve included all the TV stories, audios; books; graphic novels/comics and the Puffin e-book ‘Tip of the Tongue’ into this list for now.

The (TV) and (Audio) stories are highlighted in GOLD.

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

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

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

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

KEY
*VMA – Virgin Missing Adventures
*EDA – Eighth Doctor Adventures
*PDA – Past Doctor Adventures
*CJB – Candy Jar Books

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

KEY
**BFAD – Big Finish Audio Drama
**BFAB – Big Finish Audio Book
**PAB – Puffin Audio Book

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

  • (DRS) – ‘The Diary of River Song’

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’
  • (DWM) – ‘Doctor Who Magazine’
  • (VD) – Virgin Decalog
  • (RT Special) – Radio Times Special
  • (YB) – Yearbook
  • (PT) – Perfect Timing
  • (PT2) – Perfect Timing 2

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 31 phases
1. The Fifth Doctor with Tegan; Nyssa and Adric (1)
2. The Fifth Doctor with Adric
3. The Fifth Doctor with Tegan; Nyssa and Adric (2)
4. The Fifth Doctor with Tegan and Nyssa (1)
5. The Fifth Doctor with Tegan; Nyssa and Adric (3)
6. The Fifth Doctor with Tegan and Nyssa (2)
7. The Fifth Doctor with Tegan; Nyssa and Adric (4)
8. The Fifth Doctor with Nyssa (1)
9. The Fifth Doctor Alone (1)
10. The Fifth Doctor with Nyssa (2)

11. The Fifth Doctor with Nyssa and Thomas Brewster
12. The Fifth Doctor with Nyssa (3)
13. The Fifth Doctor with Nyssa and Billy
14. The Fifth Doctor with Tegan and Nyssa (3)
15. The Fifth Doctor Alone (2)
16. The Fifth Doctor with Tegan and Nyssa (4)
17. The Fifth Doctor with Tegan, Nyssa and Marc (1)
18. The Fifth Doctor Alone (3)
19. The Fifth Doctor with Tegan, Nyssa and Marc (2)
20. The Fifth Doctor with Tegan and Nyssa (5)
21. The Fifth Doctor with Tegan; Nyssa and Turlough
22. The Fifth Doctor with Tegan and Turlough
23. The Fifth Doctor with Tegan, Turlough and Nyssa
24. The Fifth Doctor with Tegan, Turlough and Kamelion
25. The Fifth Doctor with Turlough and Kamelion
26. The Fifth Doctor with Peri (1)
27. The Fifth Doctor with Peri and Erimem (1)
28. The Fifth Doctor Alone (4)
29. The Fifth Doctor with Peri and Erimem (2)
30. The Fifth Doctor with Amy/Abby
31. The Fifth Doctor with Peri (2)


1. The Fifth Doctor with Tegan; Nyssa and Adric (1)

The Fifth Doctor’s introduction in ‘Logopolis’ (TV) takes place before ‘Castrovalva’ (TV).


2. The Fifth Doctor with Adric

‘The Key of Vaga’ (Annual)
‘Planet of Fear’ (Annual/Audio) – BAB**


3. The Fifth Doctor with Tegan; Nyssa and Adric (2)

 ‘The Immortals’ (ST)
‘In the TARDIS: Christmas Day’ (ST)
‘First Born’ (ST)
‘In Their Nature’ from ‘Prisoners of Time’ (Comic) takes place here.
‘Endgame’ from ‘Prisoners of Time’ (Comic) takes place here.
‘The Ingenious Gentleman Adric of Alzarius’ (ST/Audio) – BFAB**

‘Sock Pig’ (ST/Audio) – BFAB**

‘Hearts of Stone’ (ST)

The events of ‘God of War’ (Audio) – BFAD** takes place here.


4. The Fifth Doctor with Tegan and Nyssa (1)

‘Danger Down Below’ (Annual)
‘The God Machine’ (Annual)
‘The Armageddon Chrysalis’ (Annual)


5. The Fifth Doctor with Tegan; Nyssa and Adric (3)

‘On the Planet Isopterus’ (Annual Comic)


6. The Fifth Doctor with Tegan and Nyssa (2)

‘The Haven’ (Annual)
‘The Penalty’ (Annual/Audio) – BAB**
‘Night Flight to Nowhere’ (Annual)


7. The Fifth Doctor with Tegan; Nyssa and Adric (4)

The Fifth Doctor and Adric’s appearance in ‘Time & Time Again’ (Comic) takes place during ‘Black Orchid’ (TV).

The Fifth Doctor and Tegan’s appearance in ‘Where’s The Doctor’ (Annual Comic) takes place here.
‘The Constant Doctor’ (SS)

‘The Toy’ (ST/Audio) – BFAB**

‘Lackaday Express’ (VD) takes place during ‘Time-Flight’ (TV).
‘Wake’ (ST) takes place during ‘Time-Flight’ (TV).
The Fifth Doctor’s appearance in ‘Time Crash’ (TV) takes place here.


8. The Fifth Doctor with Nyssa (1)

‘Lonely Days’ (VD)
‘Past Reckoning’ (VD)
‘The Parliament of Rats’ (ST)
‘The Eternity Contract’ (ST)
‘Long Term’ (ST)
‘Artificial Intelligence’ (ST)
‘God Send Me Well to Keep’ (ST)

‘Confabula’ (ST)
‘Not So Much a Programme, More a Way of Life’ (ST)

‘The 57th’ (ST)
‘Saturn’ (ST)
‘The Church of Saint Sebastian’ (ST)

1. Spring
2. Summer
3. Autumn


9. The Fifth Doctor Alone (1)

The Fifth Doctor’s appearance in ‘The Lost Dimension’ (Comic) takes place here.


10. The Fifth Doctor with Nyssa (2)


11. The Fifth Doctor with Nyssa and Brewster


12. The Fifth Doctor with Nyssa (3)

‘Curiosity’ (ST)
‘Kyreth’ (PT2)
The Fifth Doctor and Nyssa’s appearance in ‘Nameless’ (PT2) takes place here.

1. The Demons of Red Lodge
2. The Entropy Plague
3. Doing Time
4. Special Features

‘The Deep’ (ST/Audio) – BFAB**
The Fifth Doctor’s appearance in ‘Seven to One’ (ST/Audio) – BFAB** occurs here.

‘Tip of the Tongue’ (Puffin/Audio) – PAB**

‘Tweaker’ (ST/Audio) – BFAB**
The Fifth Doctor and Nyssa’s appearance in ‘The Light At The End’ (Audio) – BFAD** occurs here.

‘The Second Oldest Question’ (ST/Audio) – BFAB**
‘Downward Spiral’ (ST/Audio) – BFAB**

‘The Regeneration Dilemma’
‘Girl Out of Nowhere’


13. The Fifth Doctor with Nyssa and Billy

‘The Victorian Vampires’

‘The Five Doctors At Christmas: The Fifth Doctor’s Story’
The Fifth Doctor, Nyssa and Billy’s appearance in ‘The Five Doctors At Christmas: The Five Doctors’ Story’ takes place here.

The events of ‘The Robots of Lonmar’ take place here.

‘Psychic Image’

‘Light-Ground’

‘The Curse of Dr. Filthy’

‘Into the Death-Space’ takes place in an alternative timeline.

1. The Map to Time
2. The Greek Horror

The Mirror of Memory’ (Z) takes place between ‘The Greek Horror’ and ‘The Clouds of Skydra’ during ‘The Coins of Deno’.
The Fifth Doctor, Nyssa and Billy’s cameo in ‘The Horror of Time’ (Z) takes place during ‘The Mirror of Memory’ (Z).

3. The Clouds of Skydra
4. The Scavenger Station
5. The Mystery of Witten Island
6. The Holiday of Romance
7. The Dreadnought
8. The War of Deno

  • Return to Christmas

14. The Fifth Doctor with Tegan and Nyssa (3)

The Fifth Doctor’s cameo in ‘The Name of the Doctor’ (TV) takes place during ‘Arc of Infinity’ (TV).


15. The Fifth Doctor Alone (2)

  • Omega (Audio) – BFAD**
  • The Burning Prince (Audio) – BFAD**
  • The Lady in the Lake (DRS) (Audio) – BFAD**
  • A Requiem for the Doctor (DRS) (Audio) – BFAD**
  • My Dinner With Andrew (DRS) (Audio) – BFAD**
  • The Furies (DRS) (Audio) – BFAD**

‘Relative Time’ from ‘The Legacy of Time’ (Audio) – BFAD** takes place here.
The Fifth Doctor’s appearance in ‘Collision Course’ from ‘The Legacy of Time’ (Audio) – BFAD** takes place here.

  • Shadow of the Daleks (Audio) – BFAD**

1. Aimed at the Body
2. Lightspeed
3. The Bookshop at the End of the World
4. Interlude
5. The Echo Chamber
6. Towards Zero
7. Castle Hydra
8. Effect and Cause

The last scene where the Fifth Doctor returns to Nyssa and Tegan in ‘The Waters of Amsterdam’ (Audio) – BFAD** takes place here.


16. The Fifth Doctor with Tegan and Nyssa (4)

The events of ‘Secrets of Telos’ (Audio) – BFAD** takes place here.

‘Soul Mate’ (ST)
‘No Exit’ (ST)
‘Men of the Earth’ (ST)
‘Goths and Robbers’ (ST)
The Fifth Doctor, Nyssa and Tegan visit Arkinen at The Old Rogue cafe in Catford, London according to ‘The Old Rogue’ (ST/Audio) – BFAB**
‘The Lions of Trafalgar’ (ST/Audio) – BFAB**
‘The King of the Dead’ (ST/Audio) – BFAB**

‘The Crimson Lion’
‘The Mistpuddle Murders’ (ST/Audio) – BFAB**


17. The Fifth Doctor with Tegan, Nyssa and Marc (1)


18. The Fifth Doctor Alone (3)

The Fifth Doctor visiting Cicero at the end of ‘Tartarus’ (Audio) – BFAD** takes place here.

1. Ghost Station
2. The Bridge Master
3. What Lurks Down Under
4. The Dancing Plague

The Fifth Doctor answers River Song’s message in ‘Expiry Dating’ (Audio) – BFAD** between ‘Time Apart’ (Audio) – BFAD** and ‘Thin Time’ (Audio)– BFAD**.


19. The Fifth Doctor with Tegan, Nyssa and Marc (2)


20. The Fifth Doctor with Tegan and Nyssa (5)

‘Blood Invocation’ (YB/Comic)


21. The Fifth Doctor with Tegan; Nyssa and Turlough

‘Gardens of the Dead’ (ST/Audio) – BFAB**
‘Ophiuchus’ from ‘The Many Lives of Doctor Who’ (Comic) takes place here.


22. The Fifth Doctor with Tegan and Turlough


23. The Fifth Doctor with Tegan; Turlough and Nyssa

‘The Monkey House’ (ST/Audio) – BFAB**


24. The Fifth Doctor with Tegan, Turlough and Kamelion

‘The Bird of Fire’ (DWM)

  • The Crystal Bucephalus (Book) VMA*

‘One Perfect Twilight’ (PT)

  • Devil in the Mist (Audio)  BFAD**
  • Black Thursday (Audio)  BFAD**
  • Power Game (Audio)  BFAD**
  • The Kamelion Empire (Audio)  BFAD**
  • The Five Doctors (TV)

‘The Five Companions’ (Audio) – BFAD** takes place during ‘The Five Doctors’ (TV).
The Fifth Doctor; Tegan and Turlough’s appearance in ‘The Eight Doctors’ (Book) – EDA* takes place here.
‘Birth of a Renegade’ (RT Special)
The Fifth Doctor’s appearance in ‘The Sirens of Time’ (Audio) – BFAD** takes place here.
The Fifth Doctor’s cameo in ‘The Day of the Doctor’ (TV) takes place here.
‘Qualia’ (ST)
‘Gudok’ (ST)
‘Lant Land’ (ST/Audio) – BFAB**
‘Sontar’s Little Helpers’ (Penguin/Audio) – PAB**

The Fifth Doctor’s appearance during the trailer of the celebration of the Brigadier’s life in ‘Avatars of the Intelligence’ (LWM) (Book) – CJB* takes place here.
‘The Oxaqua Incident’ (Annual)
‘Winter on Mesique’ (Annual)
‘Class 4 Renegade’ (Annual)
‘Fungus’ (Annual)
‘The Nemertines’ (Annual)
‘The Creation of Camelot’ (Annual)
‘The Volcanis Deal’ (Annual)
‘Last Minute Shopping’ (ST)
‘The Velvet Dark’ (ST)
‘Mark of the Medusa’ (Penguin/Audio) – PAB**

  • The Awakening (TV)
  • And You Will Obey Me (Audio) – BFAD**
  • The King of Terror (Book) – PDA*

The Fifth Doctor meeting up with River Song in ‘Expiry Dating’ (Audio) – BFAD** takes place here.
‘A Victorian Interlude’ (DWM)
‘Catalogue of Events’ (DWM)
‘Lily’ (ST)
‘Resonance’ (ST)
‘Suspension and Disbelief’ (ST)
‘The Man on the Phone’ (ST)
‘Do You Smell Carrots?’ (ST)
‘Falling from Xi’an’ (ST)
‘The Assassin’s Story’ (ST)
‘Rome’ (ST)
‘The Fall of the Druids’ (ST)

  • The Lunar Strangers (Comic)

The Fifth Doctor, Tegan and Turlough’s appearance in ‘The Forgotten’ (Comic) takes place here.
‘A Cup of Coffee’ (PT2)

‘Life After Queth’ (ST) takes place during the final episode of ‘Frontios’.
‘Perfect Day’ (YB) takes place during the final episode of ‘Frontios’.
‘Keeping It Real’ (ST) takes place during the final episode ‘Frontios’.
‘Excelis Dawns’ (Audio) – BFAD** takes place during the final episode of ‘Frontios’ (TV).
‘Time in Office’ (Audio) – BFAD** takes place during the final episode of ‘Frontios’ (TV).
The Fifth Doctor and Tegan’s appearance in ‘Categorical Imperative’ (ST) takes place here.


25. The Fifth Doctor with Turlough and Kamelion

  • Lords of the Storm (Book) – VMA*

‘Zeitgeist’ (VD)

  • Imperial Moon (Book) – PDA*

‘One Last Try’ (YB)

1. The Memory Bank
2. The Last Fairy Tale
3. Repeat Offender
4. The Becoming

  • The Blazing Hour (Audio) – BFAD**

The Fifth Doctor and Turlough’s appearance in ‘The End of the Beginning’ (Audio) – BFAD** takes place here.

  • I, Kamelion (Audio) – BFAB**

‘White Man’s Burden’ (ST)
‘Observation’ (ST)
‘Flashpoint’ (ST)
‘One Wednesday Afternoon’ (ST)
‘Comforts of Home’ (ST)
‘The Misadventure of Mark Thorne’ (ST)
‘Piecemeal’ (ST)
‘Do You Believe in the Krampus?’ (ST)
‘One Step Forward, Two Steps Back’ (ST)
‘Encounter on Burnt Snake Flat’ (YB)
‘Trap For Fools’ (ST/Audio) – BFAB**


26. The Fifth Doctor with Peri (1)

‘Prologue: The Fifth Doctor’ from ‘Supremacy of the Cybermen’ (Comic) takes place here.
The Fifth Doctor’s appearance in ‘Supremacy of the Cybermen’ (Comic) takes place here.
‘Light at the End of the Tunnel’ (ST)
‘Black and White’ (ST)
‘The Church of Football’ (ST)
‘Leap Second’ (ST)
The Fifth Doctor and the younger Peri’s appearance in ‘Five Card Draw’ (ST) takes place here.
‘Hot Ice’ (ST)

‘A Town Called Eternity’ (ST)
‘The Canvey Angels’ (ST)
‘A Life in the Day’ (ST)
‘The Meaning of Red’ (ST/Audio)

  • Superior Beings (Book) – PDA*

‘Fascination’ (VD)


27. The Fifth Doctor with Peri and Erimem (1)

‘Blood and Hope’ (Novella)
‘Graham Dilley Saves the World’ (ST)

‘The Gangster’s Story’ (ST)
‘Far Away in a Manger’ (ST)

  • Three’s A Crowd (Audio) – BFAD**
  • The Council of Nicaea (Audio) – BFAD**
  • The Kingmaker (Audio)BFAD**

The events of ‘The Veiled Leopard’ (Audio) – BFAD** take place here.


28. The Fifth Doctor Alone (4)

‘The Effect Of Dimensional Transcendence On Mozzarella Cheese’ (PT2)
The Fifth Doctor’s appearance in ‘The Four Doctors’ (Audio) – BFAD** takes place here.

  • The Helliax Rift (Audio) – BFAD**

The Fifth Doctor’s appearance in ‘Out of Time 2: The Gates of Hell’ (Audio) – BFAD** takes place here.


29. The Fifth Doctor with Peri and Erimem (2)

  • Son of the Dragon (Audio) – BFAD**

The Fifth Doctor, Peri and Erimem’s off-audio appearance in ‘The 100 Days of the Doctor’ from ‘100’ (Audio) – BFAD** takes place here.


30. The Fifth Doctor with Amy/Abby

  • The Judgement of Isskar (Audio) – BFAD**
  • The Destroyer of Delights (Audio) – BFAD**
  • The Chaos Pool (Audio) – BFAD**

31. The Fifth Doctor with Peri (2)

‘Never Seen Cairo’ (ST)
‘Time on a Vine’ (YB)
‘Wet Walls’ (ST/Audio) – BFAB**
‘A Room With No View’ (ST/Audio) – BFAB**
‘Methuselah’ (ST/Audio) – BFAB**

  • Warmonger (Book) – PDA*
  • Wicked Sisters (Audio) – BFAD**

1. The Garden of Storms
2. The Moonrakers
3. The People Made of Smoke

The Fifth Doctor and Peri segment (Parts One and Two) of ‘Peri and the Piscon Pardaox’ (Audio) – BFAB** takes place here.

‘Circular Time: Winter’ (Audio) – BFAD** takes place during the final moments of ‘The Caves of Androzani’ (TV).


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8 thoughts on “The Fifth Doctor’s Timeline

  1. Tim Bradley Post author

    Hi Tim,

    Thanks for dropping a line.

    I’ve checked the press release for the Short Trips with Turlough – https://www.bigfinish.com/news/v/doctor-who—more-monthly-short-trips-for-2016

    I don’t know what’s become of ‘Trap For Fools’. The link for the story on the press release seems to go directly to a ‘A Full Life’ instead.

    I’m sure it’ll be released soon. They must be still arranging the Short Trips for the rest of 2017 at this time. Have you contacted BF to ask where and when ‘Trap For Fools’ is and be released?

    Thanks Tim.

    Tim. 🙂

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  2. Tim Bradley Post author

    Hi Tom!

    Thanks for dropping a line!

    It was suggested on ‘The Divergent Universe’ forum that ‘Fallen Angels’ takes place after’ And You Will Obey Me’ which was another solo Fifth Doctor adventure made in 2016. – http://notthebigfinishforum.freeforums.net/thread/352/timeline-requests?page=4

    Eyespider seems to think on the same lines with putting ‘Fallen Angels’ after’ And You Will Obey Me’ too – http://eyespider.org.uk/drwho/pd/list.html

    Having listened to the audio myself, I concur with this suggestion made since there isn’t a clear indication of where the story might take place in the Fifth Doctor’s timeline.

    Thanks again.

    Tim. 🙂

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  3. Tim Bradley Post author

    Thanks bafflementanddevotion.

    I’ve now placed ‘Fallen Angels’ (Audio) in between ‘The Tides of Time’ (Comic) and ‘Renaissance of the Daleks’ (Audio) on the Fifth Doctor’s timeline.

    Tim. 🙂

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  4. Williams Fan 92

    Hello again Tim.

    I see from earlier this evening that you know of Christopher Timothy and Barbara Flynn being in ‘Forty’. I thought I’d comment here anyway and give my thoughts. Wouldn’t it be interesting if we got other Peter Davison series cast members for the second ‘Forty’ box set. I would like it if Sarah Smart was in it. I’d would especially love it if she had scenes with Sarah Sutton as Nyssa. I’d say a reunion between Sarah Smart and Peter (if there hasn’t already been one) might be unlikely as I’m looking at the BTS photos for ‘Forty’ in ‘Vortex’ magazine and they main cast look as though they recorded it from their homes. Maybe they got her for the second box set. They could also use Robert Glenister.

    I see one of the other ‘Forty’ cast members is Belinda Lang. I’ve heard/seen her in a radio/tv sitcom which also starred Lynda Bellingham. I’ve also seen that the second box set features Mark Strickson as Turlough and Jon Culshaw as the Brigadier. I haven’t seen the Ice Warriors on tv at all. Would that be an issue?

    I mentioned a few months ago that Peter Davison has worked with at least three Sarah’s in his career. There is a fourth (spelt differently). Sara Corper who played Sonia in ‘Sink or Swim’.

    I received ‘The Lost Resort and Other Stories’ today.

    Take care, WF92.

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    1. Tim Bradley Post author

      Hi WF92,

      Thanks for sharing your thoughts on Christopher Timothy and Barbara Flynn appearing in ‘Forty’. I’m looking forward to hearing the box set when it comes out in January. It would be nice if Sarah Smart and Robert Glenister were in the second ‘Forty’ box set. Maybe Big Finish have considered that. It’d be nice for Sarah Sutton and Sarah Smart to have scenes together. I need to catch up on my Peter Davison stuff with things like ‘A Very Pecuilar Practice’, ‘At Home with the Braithwaites’ and ‘The Larkins’. I’m hoping there’ll be better quality behind-the-scenes photos of Peter, Sarah, Janet and Matthew compared to the ones in the latest Vortex magazine, hopefully by the time the first ‘Forty’ box set comes out in January. I don’t think it’s an issue if you haven’t seen the Ice Warriors yet in ‘Doctor Who’. Though it wouldn’t hurt to check them out. ‘The Seeds of Death’ is a good starting point on Britbox, I think. 😀

      Glad you’ve recieved your ‘Lost Resort and Other Stories’ box set. Hope you enjoy it!

      Tim 🙂

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