The Seventh Doctor’s Timeline

07. Seven

Here is ‘The Seventh Doctor’s Timeline’.

I’ve referred to

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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 Ripple Effect’ into this list for now.

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

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

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

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

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

KEY
*VNA – Virgin New Adventures
*VMA – Virgin Missing Adventures
*EDA – Eighth Doctor Adventures
*PDA – Past Doctor Adventures

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

KEY
**BAD – BBC Audio Drama
**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 28 phases
1. The Seventh Doctor with Mel (Season 24)
2. The Seventh Doctor with Ace (1) (Season 25)
3. The Seventh Doctor Alone (1)
4. The Seventh Doctor with Ace (2) (Season 26)
5. The Seventh Doctor with Ace and Raine (Season 27)
6. The Seventh Doctor with Ace (3)
7. The Seventh Doctor with Benny (1)
8. The Seventh Doctor with Benny and Ace (1)
9. The Seventh Doctor with Benny and Ace (2)
10. The Seventh Doctor with Benny (2)
11. The Seventh Doctor with Benny, Chris and Roz
12. The Seventh Doctor with Chris and Roz
13. The Seventh Doctor with Chris
14. The Seventh Doctor with Ace (4)
15. The Seventh Doctor with Ace and Hex (1)
16. The Seventh Doctor Alone (2)
17. The Seventh Doctor with Lysandra and Sally
18. The Seventh Doctor with Ace, Hex, Lysandra and Sally
19. The Seventh Doctor with Ace and Hex (2)
20. The Seventh Doctor with Ace (5)
21. The Seventh Doctor with Ace and Mel
22. The Seventh Doctor with Ace (6)
23. The Seventh Doctor Alone (3)
24. The Seventh Doctor with Klein
25. The Seventh Doctor with Benny and Ace (3)
26. The Beginning of the End of the Seventh Doctor
27. The Seventh Doctor with Klein and Will
28. The End of the Seventh Doctor


1. The Seventh Doctor with Mel (Season 24)

The Seventh Doctor’s introduction in The Sixth Doctor: The Last Adventure – The Brink of Death’ (Audio) – BFAD** takes place before ‘Time and the Rani’ (TV).

1. Time and the Rani (TV)

‘The Useful Pile’ (DWM)

2. Unregenerate! (Audio) – BFAD**

‘Daisy Chain’ (ST)

3. Red (Audio) – BFAD**
4. Paradise Towers (TV)

’24 Crawford Road’ (ST)

5. Bang-Bang-a-Boom! (Audio) – BFAD**

‘The Invertebrates of Doom’ (ST)

6. Flip-Flop (Audio) – BFAD**
7. We Are The Daleks (Audio) – BFAD**
8. The Warehouse (Audio) – BFAD**
9. Terror Of The Sontarans (Audio) – BFAD**
10. Delta and the Bannermen (TV)

11. Plastic Millenium (Comic)

‘Special Weapons’ (ST)
‘Driftwood’ (ST)
‘Pulling Strings’ (Yearbook)

12. The Fires of Vulcan (Audio) – BFAD**

‘Uranus’ (ST)
‘Have You Tried Turning It Off and Then Back On Again?’ (ST)

13. Dragonfire (TV)

The Seventh Doctor’s appearance in ‘The Name of the Doctor’ (TV) takes place during ‘Dragonfire’ (TV).
The Seventh Doctor and Ace’s appearance in ‘The Forgotten’ (Comic) occurs here.


2. The Seventh Doctor with Ace (1) (Season 25)

14. Remembrance of the Daleks (TV)

‘In the Community’ (DWM)

15. The Happiness Patrol (TV)

‘uPVC’ (ST)
The Seventh Doctor and Ace’s appearance in ‘Categorical Imperative’ (ST) takes place here.

16. Silver Nemesis (TV)

‘Echo’ (ST)
‘The Best of Days’ (ST)

17. The Greatest Show in the Galaxy (TV)

‘It’s Only a Game’ (Yearbook)
‘The Grotto’ (Penguin/Audio) – PAB**

18. 1963: The Assassination Games (Audio) – BFAD**

The Seventh Doctor and Ace’s appearance in ‘The Light at the End’ (Audio) – BFAD** takes place here.
‘Dark Convoy’ (ST/Audio) – BFAB**

‘Washington Burns’ (ST/Audio) – BFAB**
‘Ante Bellum’ (ST)
‘The Ghost’s Story’ (ST)
‘A Yuletide Tale’ (ST)
‘Evitability’ (ST)

The Doctor leaves Ace on Earth during the Cretaceous Period.


3. The Seventh Doctor Alone (1)

19. A Cold Day In Hell! (Graphic Novel)

1. A Cold Day In Hell!
2. Redemption
3. The Crossroads of Time
4. Claws of the Klathi!
5. Culture Shock!
6. Keepsake,
7. Planet of the Dead
8. Echoes of the Mogor!
9. Time and Tide
10. Follow That TARDIS!
11. Invaders From Gantac!

‘Scream of the Silent!’ (DWM)

20. Time Bomb! (Comic)

‘The Infinity Season’ (DWM)

21. Nemesis of the Daleks (Graphic Novel)

1. Nemesis of the Daleks
2. Stairway to Heaven
3. Once in a Lifetime
4. Hunger from the Ends of Time!
5. War World!
6. Technical Hitch
7. A Switch in Time!
8. The Sentinel!
9. Who’s That Girl!
10. The Enlightenment of Ly-Chee the Wise
11. Slimmer!
12. Nineveh!
13. Train-Flight
14. Doctor Conkerer!

‘Front Line’ (DWM)
‘The Shopping Trolleys of Doom’ (ST)
‘Spookasem’ (ST)
‘The Gallery’ (ST)

The Seventh Doctor’s appearance in ‘A Religious Experimence’ (Yearbook Comic) takes place here.
‘Monitor’ (ST)
‘Last Christmas’ (ST)

The Seventh Doctor’s appearance in ‘The Four Doctors’ (Audio) – BFAD** takes place here.

22. The Defectors (Audio) – BFAD**

‘Time, Love and Tardis’ (DWM)
‘Log 384’ (ST)
‘Omegamorphosis’ (ST)
‘There’s Something About Mary’ (ST)
‘The Celestial Harmony Engine’ (ST)
‘Clean-up on Aisle Two’ (ST)

23. The Sirens of Time (Audio) – BFAD**

‘Christmas Every Day?’ (ST)
‘Living in the Past’ (DWM)
‘The Anchorite’s Echo’ (ST)


4. The Seventh Doctor with Ace (2) (Season 26)

The Doctor picks up Ace from the Cretaceous Period.

24. Battlefield (TV)

‘Instead of You’ (ST)

25. Ghost Light (TV)
26. The Curse of Fenric (TV)

‘Ace of Hearts’ (ST)

27. The Hollow Men (Book) – PDA*
28. Relative Dementias (Book) – PDA*

The Seventh Doctor and Ace’s appearance in ‘The Colony of Lies’ (Book) – PDA* takes place here.

29. Survival (TV)

The Seventh Doctor, Ace and K-9 MkIII’s appearance in ‘Search Out Space’ from the ‘Search Out Science’ TV documentary takes place here.

30. Timewyrm: Genesys (Book) – VNA*
31. Timewyrm: Exodus (Book) – VNA*
32. Timewyrm: Apocalypse (Book) – VNA*
33. Timewyrm: Revelation (Book) – VNA*

34. Shockwave (DOTD) (Audio)BFAB**

‘The Ripple Effect’ (Puffin/Audio) – PAB**
‘Cat and Mouse’ from ‘Prisoners of Time’ (Graphic Novel) takes place here.

‘Endgame’ from ‘Prisoners of Time’ (Graphic Novel) takes place here.
‘Police and Shreeves’ (ST/Audio) – BFAB**
‘Critical Mass’ (ST/Audio) – BFAB**
The Seventh Doctor’s appearance in ‘Seven To One’ (ST/Audio) – BFAB** occurs here.
‘The Riparian Ripper’ (ST/Audio) – BFAB**
‘The Shadow Trader’ (ST/Audio) – BFAB**
‘Crystal Ball’ (ST/Audio) – BFAB**
‘The Time and Tide’ (ST)
‘Anti-Matter with Fries’ (DWM)
‘Stop the Pigeon’ (ST/Audio) – BAB**
‘Hymn of the City (ST)
‘Fable Fusion’ (ST)
‘But Once a Year’ (ST)
‘One Card for the Curious’ (ST)
‘Relativity’ (ST)

‘Forever Fallen’ (ST/Audio) – BFAB**


5. The Seventh Doctor with Ace and Raine (Season 27)

35. Thin Ice (Audio) – BFAD**
36. Crime of the Century (Audio) – BFAD**
37. Animal (Audio) – BFAD**
38. Earth Aid (Audio) – BFAD**

‘The Girl Who Stole the Stars’ (SS)


6. The Seventh Doctor with Ace (3)

39. The Good Soldier (Graphic Novel)

1. Fellow Travellers
2. Darkness Falling
3. Distractions
4. The Mark of Mandragora
5. Party Animals
6. The Chameleon Factor
7. The Good Soldier
8. A Glitch in Time
9. Seaside Rendezvous

40. Under Pressure (Comic)
41. The Grief (Comic)
42. Ravens (Comic)
43. Memorial (Comic)
44. Cat Litter (Comic)
45. Evening’s Empire (Graphic Novel)

‘Duggan’ (DWM)
‘One Minute Fourteen Seconds’ (DWM)
‘Monsters’ (ST)
‘Cathedral Heart’ (DWM)
‘Metamorphosis’ (Yearbook Comic)
‘Inmate 280’ (ST)
‘Meridians’ (ST)

46. Cat’s Cradle: Time’s Crucible (Book) – VNA*
47. Cat’s Cradle: Warhead (Book) – VNA*
48. Cat’s Cradle: Witch Mark (Book) – VNA*
49. Nightshade (Book/Audio) – VNA*+BFAD**
50. Independence Day (Book) – PDA*
51. The Algebra of Ice (Book) – PDA*

‘The Devil Like a Bear’ (ST)
‘Last Rites’ (ST)
‘A Rose by Any Other Name’ (ST)

52. Love and War (Book/Audio) – VNA*+BFAD**


7. The Seventh Doctor with Benny (1)

53. Transit (Book) – VNA*
54. The Highest Science (Book/Audio) – VNA*+BFAD**
55. The Pit (Book) – VNA*
56. Pureblood (Comic)
57. Flashback (Comic)
58. Emperor of the Daleks! (Comic)
59. Younger & Wiser (Comic)

‘A Time & A Place’ (DWM)
‘Playback’ (VD)
‘Continuity Errors’ (VD)
‘How You Get There’ (ST)


8. The Seventh Doctor with Benny and Ace (1)

59. Deceit (Book) – VNA*
60. Lucifer Rising (Book) – VNA*
61. White Darkness (Book) – VNA*
62. Shadowmind (Book) – VNA*
63. Final Genesis (Comic)
64. Time & Time Again (Comic)
65. Cuckoo (Comic)
66. Uninvited Guest (Comic)
67. The Last Word (Comic)

The prelude to ‘Birthright’ (Book) – VNA* takes place here.

68. Birthright (Book) – VNA*
69. Iceberg (Book) – VNA*
70. Blood Heat (Book) – VNA*
71. The Dimension Riders (Book) – VNA*
72. The Left-Handed Hummingbird (Book) – VNA*
73. Conundrum (Book) – VNA*
74. No Future (Book) – VNA*
75. Tragedy Day (Book) – VNA*

‘Question Mark Pyjamas’ (VD)
‘Cold War’ (ST)

77. Legacy (Book) – VNA*
78. Theatre of War (Book/Audio) – VNA*+BFAD**
79. All-Consuming Fire (Book/Audio) – VNA*+BFAD**
80. The Shadow of the Scourge (Audio) – BFAD**

‘Virgin Lands’ (ST)
‘Utopia’ (ST)


9. The Seventh Doctor with Benny and Ace (2)

‘Citadel of Dreams’ (Novella)

81. The Dark Flame (Audio) – BFAD**
82. Blood Harvest (Book)VNA*

83. Strange England (Book) – VNA*
84. First Frontier (Book) – VNA*

‘Dimensions in Time’ (TV) occurs as a dream/nightmare for the Doctor during ‘First Frontier’ (Book) – VNA*.

85. St Anthony’s Fire (Book) – VNA*
86. Falls the Shadow (Book) – VNA*
87. Parasite (Book) – VNA*
88. Warlock (Book) – VNA*
89. Set Piece (Book) – VNA*


10. The Seventh Doctor with Benny (2)

90. Infinite Requiem (Book) – VNA*

‘Of the Mermaid and Jupiter’ (ST)
‘The Trails of Tara’ (VD)
‘Larkspur’ (ST)

91. Sanctuary (Book) – VNA*
92. Human Nature (Book/Audio) – VNA*+BAB**
93. Bernice Summerfield and the Criminal Code (Audio) – BFAB**

‘The Hesitation Deviation’ (ST/Audio) – BFAB**


11. The Seventh Doctor with Benny, Chris and Roz

94. Original Sin (Book/Audio) – VNA*+BFAD**
95. Sky Pirates! (Book) – VNA*
96. Zamper (Book) – VNA*
97. Toy Soldiers (Book) – VNA*
98. Head Games (Book) – VNA*
99. The Also People (Book) – VNA*
100. Shakedown (Book/VHS/Audio) – VNA*+BAB**

‘Too Rich for My Blood’ (ST)

101. Just War (Book) – VNA*
102. Warchild (Book) – VNA*
103. Sleepy (Book) – VNA*
104. Death and Diplomacy (Book) – VNA*
105. Happy Endings (Book) – VNA*


12. The Seventh Doctor with Chris and Roz

106. GodEngine (Book) – VNA*

‘The Nuclear Option’ (ST)
‘Anteus’ (ST)

107. Christmas on a Rational Planet (Book) – VNA*
108. Return of the Living Dad (Book) – VNA*

The Seventh Doctor; Chris and Roz’s appearance in ‘Cold Fusion’ (Book/Audio) – VMA*+BFAD** takes place here.

109. The Death of Art (Book) – VNA*
110. Damaged Goods (Book/Audio)VNA*+BFAD**
111. So Vile a Sin (Book) – VNA*


13. The Seventh Doctor with Chris

112. Bad Therapy (Book) – VNA*

‘The Southwell Park Mermaid’ (ST)
‘Culture War’ (ST)
‘No Room’ (ST)

113. Eternity Weeps (Book) – VNA*
114. The Room with No Doors (Book) – VNA*
115. Bullet Time (Book) – PDA*
116. Lungbarrow (Book) – VNA*

‘Separation’ (ST)


14. The Seventh Doctor with Ace (4)

117. The Prisoner’s Dilemma (Audio) – BFAB**

118. Illegal Alien (Book/Audio) – PDA*+BAB**
119. Matrix (Book) – PDA*
120. Storm Harvest (Book) – PDA*

‘Three Steps to the Left’ (DWM)
‘Storm in a Tikka’ (ST)

121. Prime Time (Book) – PDA*
122. Heritage (Book) – PDA*
123. Loving the Alien (Book) – PDA*

‘Seance, or Smoking is Highly Addictive, Don’t Start’ (ST)
‘Teenage Kicks!’ (DWM)
‘School Tie’ (DWM)

124. Atom Bomb Blues (Book) – PDA*

‘Private Investigations’ (ST)
‘Sunday Afternoon, AD 848,988’ (ST)
‘Closing the Account’ (ST)

125. The Fearmonger (Audio) – BFAD**
126. The Genocide Machine (Audio) – BFAD**
127. Dust Breeding (Audio) – BFAD**
128. Colditz (Audio) – BFAD**
129. The Rapture (Audio) – BFAD**


15. The Seventh Doctor with Ace and Hex (1)

130. The Harvest (Audio) – BFAD**

‘These Things Take Time’ (ST)

131. Dreamtime (Audio) – BFAD**

The Seventh Doctor’s appearance in ‘Thicker Than Water’ (Audio) – BFAD** takes place here.
‘Six Impossible Things Before Breakfast’ (ST)

The Seventh Doctor; Ace and Hex’s appearance in ‘The Heroine, the Hero and the Megalomaniac’ (ST) takes place here.

132. LIVE 34 (Audio) – BFAD**

‘Presence’ (ST)

133. Night Thoughts (Audio) – BFAD**

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

134. The Settling (Audio) – BFAD**
135. No Man’s Land (Audio) – BFAD**
136. Nocturne (Audio) – BFAD**

‘The Report’ (ST)
The Seventh Doctor, Ace and Hex’s off-audio appearance in ‘The 100 Days of the Doctor’ from ‘100’ (Audio) – BFAD** takes place here.

137. The Dark Husband (Audio) – BFAD**
138. Forty-Five (Audio) – BFAD**

1. False Gods
2. Order of Simplicity
3. Casualties of War
4. The Word Lord

139. Shadow Planet (Audio) – BFAD**
140. World Apart (Audio) – BFAD**
141. The Magic Mousetrap (Audio) – BFAD**
142. Enemy of the Daleks (Audio) – BFAD**
143. The Angel of Scutari (Audio) – BFAD**
144. Project: Destiny (Audio) – BFAD**
145. A Death in the Family (Audio) – BFAD**

‘Natalie’s Diary’ (ST)

146. Lurkers at Sunlight’s Edge (Audio) – BFAD**


16. The Seventh Doctor Alone (2)

147. Robophobia (Audio) – BFAD**
148. The Doomsday Quatrain (Audio) – BFAD**
149. House of Blue Fire (Audio) – BFAD**


17. The Seventh Doctor with Lysandra and Sally

The flashback scenes of the Seventh Doctor recruiting Lysandra and Sally as his companions from ‘Black and White’ (Audio) – BFAD** take place here.

150. Project: Nirvana (Audio)BFAB**


18. The Seventh Doctor with Ace, Hex, Lysandra and Sally

151. Protect and Survive (Audio) – BFAD**
152. Black and White (Audio) – BFAD**
153. Gods and Monsters (Audio) – BFAD**


19. The Seventh Doctor with Ace and Hex (2)

154. Afterlife (Audio) – BFAD**
155. Revenge of the Swarm (Audio) – BFAD**
156. Mask of Tragedy (Audio) – BFAD**
157. Signs and Wonders (Audio) – BFAD**


20. The Seventh Doctor with Ace (5)

158. You Are The Doctor and Other Stories (Audio) – BFAD**

1. You Are The Doctor
2. Come Die With Me
3. The Grand Betelgeuse Hotel
4. Dead to the World


21. The Seventh Doctor with Ace and Mel

159. A Life of Crime (Audio) – BFAD**
160. Fiesta of the Damned (Audio) – BFAD**
161. Maker of Demons (Audio) – BFAD**

162. The High Price of Parking (Audio) – BFAD**
163. The Burning Furnace (Audio) – BFAD**
164. The Silurian Candidate (Audio) – BFAD**

The Seventh Doctor cameo of ‘The Day of the Doctor’ (TV) occurs here.


22. The Seventh Doctor with Ace (6)

165. Death Comes To Time (Audio) – BAD**

Ace undergoes Time Lord training in Gallifrey’s future by this point.

Ace’s memories get uploaded to the Matrix on Gallifrey according to ‘Lungbarrow’ (Book) – VNA*.


23. The Seventh Doctor Alone (3)

166. Harvest of the Sycorax (Audio) – BFAD**
167. The Unknown (DRS) (Audio) – BFAD**
168. The Eye of the Storm (DRS) (Audio) – BFAD**


24. The Seventh Doctor with Klein

169. A Thousand Tiny Wings (Audio) – BFAD**
170. Klein’s Story (Audio) – BFAD**
171. Survival of the Fittest (Audio) – BFAD**
172. The Architects of History (Audio) – BFAD**


25. The Seventh Doctor with Benny and Ace (3)

The Seventh Doctor’s appearance in ‘The Final Amendment’ (BS) (Audio) – BFAD** takes place here.
The Seventh Doctor’s appearance in ‘Many Happy Returns’ (BS) (Audio) – BFAD** takes place here.

173. The New Adventures of Bernice Summerfield (Audio) – BFAD**

1. The Revolution
2. Good Night, Sweet Ladies
3. Random Ghosts
4. The Lights of Skaro

174. The New Adventures of Bernice Summerfield: The Triumph of Suketh (Audio) – BFAD**    

1. The Pyramid of Suketh
2. The Vaults of Osiris
3. The Eye of Horus
4. The Tears of Isis


26. The Beginning of the End of the Seventh Doctor

175. Excelis Decays (Audio) – BFAD**
176. Last of the Titans (Audio) – BFAD**

The Seventh Doctor’s appearance in ‘Project: Lazarus’ (Audio) – BFAD** takes place here.

‘The Tramp’s Story’ (ST)
‘The Hunting of the Slook’ (ST)

177. Valhalla (Audio) – BFAD**
178. Frozen Time (Audio) – BFAD**

‘Peaceable Kingdom’ (ST)

179. The Death Collectors (Audio) – BFAD**
180. Spider’s Shadow (Audio) – BFAD**

‘Policy to Invade’ (ST)

181. Kingdom of Silver (Audio) – BFAD**
182. Keepsake (Audio) – BFAD**

‘Stolen Days’ (ST)
‘Christmas in Toronto’ (ST)

The Doctor reunites with Raine.

182. U.N.I.T. Dominion (Audio) – BFAD**

The Doctor parts ways with Raine.

183. The Shadow Heart (Audio) – BFAD**

‘Nobody’s Gift’ (ST)


27. The Seventh Doctor with Klein and Will

184. Persuasion (Audio) – BFAD**
185. Starlight Robbery (Audio) – BFAD**
186. Daleks Among Us (Audio) – BFAD**


28. The End of the Seventh Doctor

187. The Two Masters (Audio) – BFAD**
188. Return of the Daleks (Audio) – BFAD**
189. Ground Zero (Comic)

‘Affirmative’ (DWM)
‘An Unfulfilled Dream’ (DWM)
‘Testament’ (ST)
‘Death Sentences’ (ST)
‘Running on Empty’ (ST)
‘Reunion’ (DWM)
‘Perfect Present’ (ST)
The older Seventh Doctor’s appearance in ‘A Death In The Family’ (Audio) – BFAD** takes place here.

190. Master (Audio) – BFAD**

‘Companion Piece’ (Novella)
‘Twilight’s End’ (ST/Audio) – BFAB**

The Seventh Doctor segment of ‘The Eight Doctors’ (Book) – EDA* takes place here.
‘Notre Dame Du Temps’ (ST)
The Seventh Doctor’s appearance in ‘The Eleven’ (Doom Coalition 1) (Audio) – BFAD** takes place here.
The Seventh Doctor’s appearance in ‘The TV Movie’ (TV) takes place here.


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13 thoughts on “The Seventh Doctor’s Timeline

  1. Can you explain your placement of the Main Range and New Adventures?

    Placing the Main Range 7/Ace(/Hex)(/Mel) audios between Timewyrm: Genesys and Love and War doesn’t make any sense. Ace keeps track of her age meticulously in the novels, and in the audios she has no idea. Her one-off relationships in Nightshade and Love and War would be incredibly out of character if she already had Hex behind her. Her character is also far more mature in the audios compared to the early novels (minus Warhead), at least until BF got a bit inconsistent around some of the last few Hex stories. Using The Prisoner’s Dilemma mindwipe to place the MR audios after the NA books, or even the Timewyrm: Genesys mindwipe to place them before, works a lot better.

    This is the order I personally use:

    Season 24 (Mel)
    Season 25 (Ace)
    GN: A Cold Day in Hell!
    GN: Nemesis of the Daleks
    Season 26 (Ace)
    Lost Stories (Ace, Raine)
    New Adventures (Ace) + GN: Evening’s Empire
    New Adventures (Benny)
    New Adventures (Benny, Ace) + GN: Emperor of the Daleks
    New Adventures (Benny, Chris, Roz)
    New Adventures (Chris, Roz)
    New Adventures (Chris)
    The Prisoner’s Dilemma (Ace memory wipe)
    Main Range (Ace)
    Main Range (Ace, Hex)
    Main Range (Ace, Hex, Sally, Lysandra)
    Main Range (Ace, Hex)
    Main Range (Ace)
    Main Range (Ace, Mel)
    Death Comes to Time (Ace undergoes Time Lord training in Gallifrey’s future)

    I’d like to point out here that Ace’s memories were uploaded to the Matrix in “Lungbarrow,” so if she were to return to Gallifrey post Main Range, she would be able to regain her New Adventures memories.

    Main Range (Klein)
    New Adventures of Bernice Summerfield (Benny)
    New Adventures of Bernice Summerfield (Benny, Ace)
    Main Range (Solo)
    Main Range (Klein, Will)
    Main Range (Solo)
    TV Movie

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    • Trying to perfectly reconcile the NAs with Big Finish is a losing battle I’m afraid. BF seems to take the approach that some elements of the NAs are cannon (Benny and the various novel adaptations) while some elements are not (Ace’s characterization, some novels being adapted as solo adventures for Benny in her first season, Human Nature being turned into a 10th Doctor story for TV). I still find that the best approach for making the timeline would be to place the Ace/Hex adventures before Benny.

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      • You know, on second thought, I think I prefer the idea of the Ace/Hex adventures occuring after Lungbarrow. Ace is simply far too mature in the BF Main Range (Harvest onward) to suddenly regress back to her Season 26 persona in the early VNA books. So I approve of that change.

        With that said, I think it would be better for the lost Season 27 with Raine and the early Main range stuff (Fearmonger to Rapture) to be moved back into place between the Cat’s Cradle arc. The Timewyrm books should also occur directly after Survival as continuity is pretty tight there (as noted on the DU board).

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      • Hi elgranto.

        I would need to read the NA books to be sure of the placements you’ve suggested.

        However, I’ve placed the Timewyrm books directly after ‘Survival’ as you suggested.

        Tim. 🙂

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      • I just don’t know anymore. I’ve been going back and forth on this for awhile now. I jumped into Big Finish almost immediately after my first Classic Who watch-through, so I assumed the 7/Ace Main Range audios took place soon after ‘Survival.’ After meeting Benny in ‘The Shadow of the Scourge,’ I learned about the New Adventures novels, and assumed they took place even later in the timeline. This was further supported by the Doctor’s changing outfits, from grey (S24/S25) to brown (S26/BF) to cream (NAs) to his ‘TV Movie’ clothes. I ended up placing the audios between ‘Timewyrm’ and ‘Love and War’ in my head.
        However, once I actually started reading the NAs, this placement didn’t make any sense, for all of the reasons stated above in my previous comment. I also thought, hey, the Doctor’s outfit doesn’t really matter. He can change his clothes whenever he likes, and maybe he doesn’t want to remind an amnesiac Ace about the time in his life when he wore the “safari” suit. Their relationship was pretty rough in the NAs. I didn’t fully accept the “New Adventures before Main Range” placement until I heard ‘The Prisoner’s Dilemma,’ but it has been dominant in my mind for such a long time now.
        But then ‘A Life of Crime’ happened. I put off listening to it for some time while I was reading the New Adventures, but when I finally heard it, I was utterly confused by Ace’s characterisation. She was acting like she’d just left Iceworld, with nitro-9 a plenty and her maturity thrown out the window. There was bit of this in the last Hex trilogy, but I still found it a bit more believable with her connection to Hex. I’m probably overreacting, and I’d like to know if this aspect of the 7/Ace/Mel audios gets better. I’m actually pretty excited to hear Mel back with the Doctor and Ace.
        So, there are two ways I interpret the timeline now. One is that the Main Range audios take place before the New Adventures novels, with the Doctor wiping Ace’s memories and reinfecting her with the Cheetah Virus prior to ‘Timewyrm: Genesys.’ The other is that Main Range audios take place before the New Adventures novels, but that Ace’s development has been so messed up that her personality at this point is all over the place. I’m really not sure which of these options I prefer, and I’ve only just finished “No Future” in the NAs, so I don’t have the full context of the series. Apparently the Doctor starts visibly aging and wearing his TV Movie clothes in the later novels.
        It’s probably best to just treat them separately, which I find easy enough in the moments I’m reading or listening to something new. However, when I start to sit back and think about it, and I can’t help but want to meld everything together into something monstrously detailed and silly.
        At least the Gallifrey stuff seems surprisingly neat and tidy. 🙂

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      • Oops, made a mistake. The second last paragraph should say:

        The other is that Main Range audios take place AFTER the New Adventures novels, but that Ace’s development has been so messed up that her personality at this point is all over the place.

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  2. Hi bafflementanddevotion.

    The Seventh Doctor’s Timeline is a tricky one.

    I was initially following what ‘The History of the Doctor’ version of the Seventh Doctor’s timeline seem to have. I’ve not read many of the New Adventures novels as they’re yet to be read on my reading list of books for ‘Doctor Who’.

    However, based on your arguments and your seemingly expert knowledge of the NA books, I’ve updated both the Seventh Doctor’s and Ace’s timelines accordingly with your helpful suggestions. I’ve swapped the MRs and NAs around accordingly.

    If you have any more suggestions to improve on Seven and Ace’s timelines, please feel free to comment.

    Tim. 🙂

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