The Fourth Doctor’s Timeline

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Here is ‘The Fourth Doctor’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 the Puffin e-book ‘The Roots of Evil’ 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.

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

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

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 16 phases
1. The Fourth Doctor with Sarah Jane and Harry (Season 12)
2. The Fourth Doctor with Sarah Jane (Season 13-14)
3. The Fourth Doctor Alone (Season 14) (1)
4. The Fourth Doctor with Leela (Season 14-15)
5. The Fourth Doctor with Leela and K-9 MkI (Season 15)
6. The Fourth Doctor with Ann and K-9 MkII
7. The Fourth Doctor Alone (2)
8. The Fourth Doctor with Mike Yates and Mrs. Wibbsey
9. The Fourth Doctor with Romana I and K-9 MkII (Season 16)
10. The Fourth Doctor with Romana II and K-9 MkII (Season 17)
11. The Fourth Doctor with Sharon Davies and K-9 MkII (Season 17)
12. The Fourth Doctor with Romana II and K-9 MkII (Season 18)
13. The Fourth Doctor with Romana II, K-9 MkII and Adric (Season 18)
14. The Fourth Doctor with Adric (1) (Season 18)
15. The Fourth Doctor with Adric and K-9 MkIII (Season 18)
16. The Fourth Doctor with Adric (2) (Season 18)

1. The Fourth Doctor with Sarah Jane and Harry (Season 12)

The Fourth Doctor’s introduction in ‘Planet of the Spiders’ (TV) takes place before ‘Robot’ (TV).

1. Robot (TV)

The Fourth Doctor’s first visit to the planet of the Sevateem from ‘The Face of Evil’ (TV) takes place during ‘Robot’ (TV).
The Fourth Doctor’s early visit to the planet Pesca from ‘Doctor Who and the Pescatons’ (Audio) – BAB** takes place here.

2. Death Flower! (TV Comic)

The Fourth Doctor’s appearance in ‘Assimilation2’ (Graphic Novel) takes place here.
‘A New Life’ (Annual)
‘Conscription’ (ST)
‘Avast There!’ (Annual)
‘The Hospitality on Hankus’ (Annual)
‘The Psychic Jungle’ (Annual Comic)
‘The Sinister Sponge’ (Annual)
‘Neuronic Nightmare’ (Annual Comic)
‘The Mission’ (Annual)
‘The Heat-Seekers’ (DWM)
‘To Kill A Nandi Bear’ (ST)

3. The Ark In Space (TV)
4. The Sontaran Experiment (TV)
5. Genesis of the Daleks (TV)
6. A Device of Death (Book) – VMA*

‘The Last Thing You Ever See’ (ST)

7. Revenge of the Cybermen (TV)
8. Black Destiny (Comic)

‘Nanomorphosis’ (ST)

9. Wolfsbane (Book) – PDA*
10. Terror of the Zygons (TV)

2. The Fourth Doctor with Sarah Jane (Season 13-14)

11. Planet of Evil (TV)

‘The Republican’s Story’ (ST)
‘The Wondrous Box’ (ST/Audio) – BFAB**

12. Managra (Book) – VMA*
13. Pyramids of Mars (TV)

‘The Duke of Dominoes’ (VD)
‘Rights’ (ST)
‘Observer Effect’ (ST)
‘Blessed Are the Peacemakers’ (ST)

14. The Android Invasion (TV)

‘All Done With Mirrors’ (ST)

15. Gaze of the Medusa (Comic)

‘War on Aquatica’ (Annual)
‘Cyclone Terror’ (Annual)
‘Double Trouble!’ (Annual)
‘The Time Snatch’ (Annual)
‘The Body Snatcher’ (Annual Comic)
‘The Eye Spiders of Pergross’ (Annual)
‘Detour to Diamedes’ (Annual)
‘Menace on Metalupiter’ (Annual Comic)
‘Secret of the Bald Planet’ (Annual)
‘The Dragons of Prague’ (ST)
‘The Last Broadcast’ (ST)
‘UNIT Christmas Parties: Ships That Pass’ (ST)
‘How to Win Planets and Influence People’ (ST/Audio) – BFAB**

16. The Brain of Morbius (TV)
17. Evolution (Book) – VMA*

‘Chain Reaction’ (ST/Audio) – BFAB**
‘The Lost Generation’ (SS)

18. Return of the Daleks! (TV Comic)
19. The Wreckers! (TV Comic)
20. The Emperor’s Spy! (TV Comic)

‘Only Connect’ (ST/Audio) – BFAB**
‘The Magic Box!’ (TV Comic)

21. The Sinister Sea (TV Comic)
22. Woden’s Warriors (TV Comic)
23. The Space Ghost! (TV Comic)
24. The Dalek Revenge! (TV Comic)
25. Virus (TV Comic)
26. Treasure Trail (TV Comic)
27. Hubert’s Folly (TV Comic)

‘Which Way Out?’ (TV Comic)

28. Counter-Rotation (TV Comic)
29. Mind Snatch (TV Comic)
30. The Hoaxers (TV Comic)
31. The Tansbury Experiment (TV Comic)
32. The Mutant Strain (TV Comic)
33. Double Trouble (TV Comic)
34. The Seeds of Doom (TV)

‘Scarab of Death’ (VD)

35. Doctor Who and the Pescatons (Audio)BAB**
36. System Shock (Book) – VMA*

‘The Sleeping Beast’ (Annual)
‘The Sands of Tymus’ (Annual)
‘The Rival Robots’ (Annual Comic)
‘A New Life’ (Annual)
‘The Traitor’ (Annual Comic)
‘The Sea of Faces’ (Annual)
‘Categorical Imperative’ (ST)

37. Dredger (TV Comic)
38. The Masque of Mandragora (TV)

‘Hello Goodbye’ (ST)
‘The Android Maker of Calderon IV’ (ST)

39. Jackals of Space! (TV Comic)

‘Autaia Pipipi Pia’ (ST)
‘Eternity’ (ST)
‘Old Flames’ (ST/Audio) – BAB**

40. Exploration Earth: The Time Machine (Audio)BAB**

‘The Naked Flame’ (Yearbook Comic)

41. The Hand of Fear (TV)

3. The Fourth Doctor Alone (Season 14) (1)

42. The Deadly Assassin (TV)
43. Night of the Vashta Nerada (Audio) – BFAD**

‘The Death Pit’ (TT)

44. The Drosten’s Curse (Book/Audio) – BB*+BAB** 

‘Ghost Ship’ (Novella)
‘Callahuanca’ (ST)

45. The False Planet (TV Comic)
46. The Fire Feeders (TV Comic)
47. Kling Dynasty (TV Comic)
48. The Sky Warrior (TV Comic)

‘The Stranger, the Writer, his Wife and the Mixed Metaphor’ (DWM)
‘Master of the Blackhole’ (TV Comic)
‘Down to Earth’ (DWM)
‘UNITed We Fall’ (VD)

49. Millennium Shock (Book) – PDA*
50. Asylum (Book)PDA*

‘The Northern Heights’ (ST)
‘The Baron Wastes’ (ST)
‘Earth’ (ST)
‘In Case of Emergencies’ (ST)
‘The Nobility of Faith’ (ST)
‘Mutiny’ (ST)
‘The Doctor’s Cross Word’ (ST)

4. The Fourth Doctor with Leela (Season 14-15)

51. The Face of Evil (TV)
52. The Robots of Death (TV)

‘Death-Dealer’ (ST/Audio) – BFAB**

53. Last Man Running (Book) – PDA*
54. Corpse Maker (Book/Audio) – PDA*+BAB**

‘The Bushranger’s Story’ (ST)

55. Psi-ence Fiction (Book) – PDA*
56. Match of the Day (Book) – PDA*

‘The Ghost Trap’ (ST/Audio) – BFAB**
‘Black Dog’ (ST/Audio) – BFAB**

57. The Foe From The Future (Audio) – BFAD**

‘The Prodigal Sun’ (ST)

58. The Talons of Weng-Chiang (TV)
59. Destination: Nerva (Audio) – BFAD**
60. The Renaissance Man (Audio) – BFAD**
61. The Wrath of the Iceni (Audio)BFAD**
62. Energy of the Daleks (Audio) – BFAD**
63. Trail of the White Worm/The Oseidon Adventure (Audio)BFAD**
64. Night of the Stormcrow (Audio)BFAD**

The Fourth Doctor and Leela’s appearance in ‘The Light At The End’ (Audio) – BFAD** takes place here.
‘Sound the Siren and I’ll Come to You Comrade’ (ST/Audio) – BFAB**

65. The Orb (TV Comic)
66. The Mutants (TV Comic)
67. The Devil’s Mouth (TV Comic)
68. The Aqua-City (TV Comic)

‘Shamans’ (ST)
‘Famine on Planet X’ (Annual)
‘The Planet of Dust’ (Annual)
‘Terror on Tantalogus’ (Annual)
‘The Power’ (Annual Comic)
‘Flashback’ (Annual)
‘Emsone’s Castle’ (Annual Comic)
‘The Crocodiles from the Mist’ (Annual)

69. The Child (Audio) – BFAB**

‘It’s a Lovely Day Tomorrow’ (ST)
‘The Sooner the Better’ (ST)
‘The Living Wax’ (ST)
‘String Theory’ (ST/Audio) – BFAB**

70. The King of Sontar (Audio) – BFAD**
71. White Ghosts (Audio) – BFAD**
72. The Crooked Man (Audio) – BFAD**
73. The Evil One (Audio) – BFAD**
74. Last of the Colophon (Audio) – BFAD**
75. Destroy The Infinite (Audio) – BFAD**
76. The Abandoned (Audio) – BFAD**
77. Zygon Hunt (Audio)BFAD**
78. The Ghosts of Gralstead (Audio)BFAD**
79. The Devil’s Armada (Audio)BFAD**
80. The Genesis Chamber (Audio) – BFAD**
81. The Helm of Awe (Audio) – BFAD**

‘The Brain of Socrates’ (ST)
‘The Destroyers’ (ST)
‘The Very Last Picture Show’ (ST)

82. Eye of Heaven (Book) – PDA*
83. Drift (Book) – PDA*

‘Rest & Re-creation’ (Yearbook Comic)

84. The Catalyst (Audio)BFAB**
85. Horror of Fang Rock (TV)

‘Dear Great Uncle Peter’ (ST)
‘Stanley’ (ST)

86. Empathy Games (Audio) – BFAB**
87. The Valley of Death (Audio) – BFAD**

‘The Changeling Years’ (Yearbook)
‘One Bad Apple’ (ST)

5. The Fourth Doctor with Leela and K-9 MkI (Season 15)

88. The Invisible Enemy (TV)
89. The Exxilons (Audio) – BFAD**
90. The Darkness of Glass (Audio) – BFAD**
91. Requiem For The Rocket Man/Death Match (Audio) – BFAD**
92. Suburban Hell (Audio) – BFAD**
93. The Cloisters of Terror (Audio) – BFAD**
94. The Fate of Krelos/Return To Telos (Audio) – BFAD**
95. The Sons of Kaldor (Audio) – BFAD**
96. The Crownmarsh Experiment (Audio) – BFAD**
97. The Mind-Runners/The Demon Rises (Audio) – BFAD**
98. The Shadow of London (Audio) – BFAD**
99. The Bad Penny (Audio) – BFAD**
100. Kill the Doctor!/The Age of Sutekh (Audio) – BFAD**
101. Image of the Fendahl (TV)

‘People of the Trees’ (VD)
‘Christmas Every Day’ (ST)
‘The Dogs of War’ (ST)
‘A Rare Gem’ from ‘Prisoners of Time’ (Graphic Novel) takes place here.
‘Endgame’ from ‘Prisoners of Time’ (Graphic Novel) takes place here.

102. The Sun Makers (TV)

‘The Roots of Evil’ (Puffin/Audio) – PAB**

103. Underworld (TV)

‘Crimson Dawn’ (VD)

104. The Time Vampire (Audio) – BFAB**
105. The Invasion of Time (TV)

The Fourth Doctor’s cameo in ‘The Name of the Doctor’ (TV) takes during ‘The Invasion of Time’ (TV).
The Fourth Doctor’s cameo in ‘The Day of the Doctor’ (TV) takes place here.

6. The Fourth Doctor with Ann and K-9 MkII

106. The Sinestran Kill (Audio) – BFAD**
107. The Enchantress of Numbers (Audio) – BFAD**
108. Planet of the Drashigs (Audio) – BFAD**
109. The False Guardian/Time’s Assassin (Audio) – BFAD**
110. Fever Island (Audio) – BFAD**
111. The Perfect Prisoners (Audio) – BFAD**

7. The Fourth Doctor Alone (2)

112. Doomcloud (TV Comic)
113. The Snow Devils (TV Comic)
114. The Space Garden (TV Comic)
115. The Labyrinth (DW Winter Special)
116. Invasion (DW Winter Special)
117. The Spoilers (DW Winter Special)
118. Who is the Stranger (DW Winter Special)
119. The Eerie Manor (TV Comic)
120. Guardian of the Tomb (TV Comic)
121. The Image Makers (TV Comic)
122. The Unheard Voice (TV Comic)
123. The Duellists (TV Comic)
124. The Amateur (TV Comic)
125. The Magician! (TV Comic)
126. The Wanderers (TV Comic)
127. The Metal-Eaters! (TV Comic)
128. The Sea Devil (TV Comic)

‘Milena’ (TV Comic)

129. Moon Exploration (TV Comic)
130. Size Control (TV Comic)

‘Three Wise Men’ (Penguin/Audio) – PAB**
‘Attachments’ (ST)
‘Plight of the Monkrah’ (ST)
‘Puppeteer’ (ST)
‘Machine Time’ (ST)
‘Those Left Behind’ (ST)

8. The Fourth Doctor with Mike Yates and Mrs Wibbsey

131. The Stuff of Nightmares (Audio) – BAB**
132. The Dead Shoes (Audio) – BAB**
133. The Circus of Doom (Audio) – BAB**
134. A Sting In The Tale (Audio) – BAB**
135. Hive of Horror (Audio) – BAB**
136. The Relics of Time (Audio) – BAB**
137. The Demon of Paris (Audio) – BAB**
138. A Shard of Ice  (Audio) – BAB**
139. Starfall (Audio) – BAB**
140. Sepulchre (Audio) – BAB**
141. Tsar Wars (Audio) – BAB**
142. The Broken Crown (Audio) – BAB**
143. Aladdin Time (Audio) – BAB**
144. The Hexford Invasion (Audio) – BAB**
145. Survivors in Space (Audio) – BAB**

9. The Fourth Doctor with Romana I and K-9 MkII (Season 16)

‘Timevault’ (VD)
‘The Fear’ (ST)

146. The Ribos Operation (TV)
147. The Seventh Segment (Comic)
148. Tomb of Valdemar (Book) – PDA*
149. The Pirate Planet (TV)
150. The Stones of Blood (TV)
151. The Shadow of Weng-Chiang (Book) – VMA*
152. Heart of TARDIS (Book) – PDA*
153. Feril’s Folly (Audio) – BFAB**

The Fourth Doctor and Romana I’s appearance in ‘Tales From The Vault’ (Audio) – BFAB** occurs here.

154. The Androids of Tara (TV)

‘The Glarn Strategy’ (ST)
‘Life from Lifelessness’ (ST)

155. The Power of Kroll (TV)

The Fourth Doctor and Romana I’s appearance in ‘Luna Romana’ (Audio) – BFAB** takes place here.

156. The Armageddon Factor (TV)
157. The Auntie Matter (Audio) – BFAD**
158. The Sands of Life/War Against The Laan (Audio)BFAD**
159. The Justice of Jalxar (Audio) – BFAD**
160. Phantoms of the Deep (Audio) – BFAD**
161. The Dalek Contract/The Final Phase (Audio) – BFAD**

‘X-Rani and the Ugly Mutants’ (Annual)
‘Light Fantastic’ (Annual)
‘Terror on Xaboi’ (Annual Comic)
‘Reluctant Warriors’ (Annual)
‘The Weapon’ (Annual Comic)
‘Return of the Electrids’ (Annual)
‘The Sleeping Guardians’ (Annual)
‘Good Queen, Bad Queen, I Queen, You Queen’ (ST)
‘The Doctor’s First XI’ (ST/Audio) – BFAB**
‘The Warren Legacy’ (ST/Audio) – BFAB**

162. The Stealers From Saiph (Audio) – BFAB**

10. The Fourth Doctor with Romana II and K-9 MkII (Season 17)

163. Destiny of the Daleks (TV)

‘The Lying Old Witch In The Wardrobe’ (ST)

164. Victims (Comic)

‘Under Reykjavic’ (DWM)
‘The Old Rogue’ (ST/Audio) – BFAB**

165. City of Death (TV)

‘The End of Now’ (ST)
‘The Final Analysis’ (DWM)

166. The Creature From The Pit (TV)
167. The Romance of Crime (Book/Audio)VMA*+BFAD**
168. The English Way of Death (Book/Audio)VMA*+BFAD**

The Fourth Doctor’s appearance in ‘Seven to One’ (ST/Audio) – BFAB** takes place here.

169. Nightmare of Eden (TV)

The Fourth Doctor’s appearance in ‘Time & Time Again’ (Comic) takes place during ‘Nightmare of Eden’ (TV).

170. The Beautiful People (Audio)BFAB**

‘The Little Things’ (ST)
‘The Clanging Chimes of Doom’ (ST)
‘Present Tense’ (ST)

171. The Horns of Nimon (TV)

The Fourth Doctor and Romana’s appearance in ‘The Forgotten’ (Comic) takes place here.

‘Return of the Spiders’ (ST)

172. Festival of Death (Book)PDA*
173. Babblesphere (DOTD) (Audio)BFAB**

The Fourth Doctor and Romana’s appearance in ‘The Five Doctors’ (TV) takes place before the events of ‘Shada’ (TV).

174. Shada (TV)

‘Glass’ (ST)
‘Checkpoint’ (ST)

175. Wave of Destruction (Audio) – BFAD**
176. The Labyrinth of Buda Castle (Audio) – BFAD**
177. The Paradox Planet/Legacy of Death (Audio) – BFAD**
178. Gallery of Ghouls (Audio) – BFAD**
179. The Trouble With Drax (Audio) – BFAD**
180. The Pursuit of History/Casualties of Time (Audio) – BFAD**

‘Colony of Death’ (Annual)
‘Alien Mind Games’ (Annual)
‘A Midsummer’s Nightmare’ (Annual)
‘Every Dog Has His Day’ (Annual Comic)
‘The Voton Terror’ (Annual)
‘Sweet Flower of Uthe’ (Annual)

181. Doctor Who and the Krikkitmen (Book/Audio)BAB**

‘Suitors, Inc.’ (ST)
‘All Snug in Their Beds’ (ST)
‘Breadcrumbs’ (ST/Audio) – BFAB**
‘Child’s Play’ (ST)

182. The Pyralis Effect (Audio) – BFAB**

The Doctor, Romana and K-9 MkII’s appearance in ‘The Dying Days’ (Book) – VNA* takes place here.

183. The Well-Mannered War (Book/Audio)VMA*+BFAD**

‘Special Occasions: 1. The Not-So-Sinister Sponge’ (ST)
‘Special Occasions: 2. Do You Love Anyone Enough?’ (ST)
‘Special Occasions: 3. Better Watch Out, Better Take Care’ (ST)
‘Special Occasions: 4. Playing With Toys’ (ST)

184. Luna Romana (Audio) – BFAB**

11. The Fourth Doctor, Sharon Davies and K-9 MkII (Season 17)

‘Ode to Joy’ (ST)
‘Time Shear’ (ST)

185. K-9’s Finest Hour (Comic)
186. Timeslip (Comic)

‘The Two-Timer’ (DWW)
‘Stowaway’ (DWW)

187. The Iron Legion (Graphic Novel)

1. Doctor Who and the Iron Legion
2. City of the Damned
3. Doctor Who and the Star Beast
4. Doctor Who and the Dogs of Doom
5. Doctor Who and the Time Witch

‘Evil Egg’ (DWW)
‘Sands of Time’ (DWW)
‘Mind-Jump’ (DWW)
‘The Hole Truth’ (DWW)
‘Breakdown’ (DWW)

188. Dragon’s Claw (Graphic Novel)

1. Dragon’s Claw
2. The Collector
3. Dreamers of Death
4. The Life Bringer
5. War of the Words
6. Spider-God
7. The Deal
8. End of the Line
9. Doctor Who and the Free-Fall Warriors
10. Junkyard Demon
11. The Neutron Knights

‘Waiting For Gadot’ (ST/Audio) – BFAB**

189. The Thing From The Sea (Audio) – BAB**

‘Star Beast II’ (Yearbook Comic)

12. The Fourth Doctor, Romana II and K-9 MkII (Season 18)

‘The Monster in the Wardrobe’ (ST)
‘The Beast Inside’ (Yearbook)
‘Into the Silent Land’ (ST)

190. The Leisure Hive (TV)

‘”I Was a Monster!!!”‘ (ST)
‘Doing Time’ (ST)
‘Insider Dealing’ (ST)

191. The Beast of Kravenos (Audio) – BFAD**
192. The Eternal Battle (Audio) – BFAD**
193. The Silent Scream (Audio) – BFAD**
194. Dethras (Audio) – BFAD**
195. The Haunting of Malkin Place (Audio) – BFAD**
196. Subterranea (Audio) – BFAD**
197. The Movellan Grave (Audio) – BFAD**
198. The Skin of the Sleek/The Thief Who Stole Time (Audio) – BFAD**

199. Meglos (TV)

13. The Fourth Doctor with Romana II, K-9 MkII and Adric (Season 18)

200. Full Circle (TV)
201. State of Decay (TV)

The Fourth Doctor and Romana’s appearance in ‘The Eight Doctors’ (Book) – EDA* occurs during ‘State of Decay’ (TV).

202. The Invasion of E-Space (Audio)BFAB**

‘A Full Life’ (ST/Audio) – BFAB**
‘O, Darkness’ (ST)
‘Pathfinders’ (DWM)

203. Warriors’ Gate (TV)

14. The Fourth Doctor with Adric (1) (Season 18)

‘Planet of the Elves’ (ST)

204. The Keeper of Traken (TV)

‘Mauritz’ (ST)

15. The Fourth Doctor with Adric and K9 MkIII (Season 18)

‘Inter-Galactic Cat’ (Annual)
‘Conundrum’ (Annual/Audio) – BAB**
‘Planet of Paradise’ (Annual)
‘Plague World’ (Annual Comic)
‘Just a Small Problem…’ (Annual)

16. The Fourth Doctor with Adric (2) (Season 18)

‘Direct Action’ (ST)
‘My Hero’ (ST)
‘Junkyard Demon II’ (Yearbook Comic)
‘Farewells’ (Yearbook)

205. Logopolis (TV)

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4 thoughts on “The Fourth Doctor’s Timeline

  1. hey i like your timeline heaps and i could be wrong but I think you don’t have The Genesis Chamber in there in your timeline just letting u know u may thought it was there all good keep up the good work though cheers mate

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