The Third Doctor’s Timeline

Here is ‘The Third 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 ‘The Spear of Destiny’ into this list for now.

The (TV) and (Audio) stories are highlighted in BURNT ORANGE.

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

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

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

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
*BB – BBC Books
*VB – Virgin Books
*CJB – Candy Jar Books
*TB – Target Books

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

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
  • (TS) – Target Storybook
  • (TT) – Time Trips
  • (RT Special) – Radio Times Special

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 6 phases
1. The Third Doctor with Liz and U.N.I.T. (Season 7)
2. The Third Doctor with Jo and U.N.I.T. (Season 8)
3. The Third Doctor with Jo and U.N.I.T. (Season 9)
4. The Third Doctor with Jo and U.N.I.T. (Season 10)
5. The Third Doctor and U.N.I.T. (Season 10)
6. The Third Doctor with Sarah Jane and U.N.I.T. (Season 11)


1. The Third Doctor with Liz and U.N.I.T. (Season 7)

1. Spearhead From Space (TV)
2. The Arkwood Experiments (TV Comic)
3. Vengeance of the Stones (DOTD) (Audio) – BFAB**
4. The Multi-Mobile (TV Comic)
5. Insect (TV Comic)
6. Assassin from Space (TV Comic)
7. Undercover (TV Comic)
8. Doctor Who and the Silurians (TV)

‘Walls of Confinement’ (ST/Audio) – BFAB**
‘UNIT Christmas Parties: First Christmas’ (ST)

The Third 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 Blame Game’ (ST/Audio) – BFAB**

9. Old Soldiers (Audio)BFAB**
10. Shadow of the Past (Audio) – BFAB**
11. The Ambassadors of Death (TV)

‘The Straw That Broke the Camel’s Back’ (VD)
‘The Christmas Dimension’ (ST/Audio) – BFAB**

12. The Last Post (Audio) – BFAB**
13. Inferno (TV)

‘Still Lives’ (ST)

14. The Mysterious Meteorite (TV Comic)
15. The Fishmen of Carpantha (TV Comic)
16. Doctor Who and the Rocks from Venus (TV Comic)
17. The Eye of the Giant (Book) – VMA*
18. The Blue Tooth (Audio)BFAB**
19. Binary (Audio) – BFAB**

‘The Mind Extractors’ (Annual)
‘Soldiers from Zolta’ (Annual)
‘The Ghouls of Grestonspey’ (Annual)
‘Caught in the Web’ (Annual)
‘Invaders Invisible’ (Annual)
‘The Dark Planet’ (Annual)
‘Caverns of Horror’ (Annual)
‘A Universe Called Fred’ (Annual)
‘The Science of Magic’ (ST)
 ‘A Home From Home’ (ST/Audio) – BFAB**

20. The Scales of Injustice (Book/Audio) – VMA*+BAB**
21. Equilibrium (Book)
22. Castaway (TV Comic)
23. Levitation (TV Comic)
24. Dr. Who and the Robot (TV Comic)
25. Trail of Fire (TV Comic)
26. The Kingdom Builders (TV Comic)
27. The Rings of Ikiria (Audio) – BFAB**

‘Danse Macabre’ (ST)

28. The Devil Goblins From Neptune (Book) – PDA*
29. Reconnaissance (Yearbook)
30. Country of the Blind (Yearbook)

‘Prisoners of the Sun’ (VD)


2. The Third Doctor with Jo and U.N.I.T. (Season 8)

‘Taken For Granted’ (ST/Audio) – BFAB**

31. Terror of the Autons (TV)

The prelude to ‘White Darkness’ (Book) – VNA* takes place here.
‘Dark Intruders’ (Annual/Audio) – BAB**
‘War in the Abyss’ (Annual)
‘Hunt to the Death’ (Annual)
‘Doorway into Nowhere’ (Annual)
‘The Claw’ (Annual)
‘Saucer of Fate’ (Annual)
‘The Phaser Aliens’ (Annual)

32. Deadly Reunion (Book) – PDA*

‘UNIT Christmas Parties: Christmas Truce’ (ST)

33. Change of Mind (Comic)

‘A Visit to the Cinema’ (DWM)

34. The Sentinels of the New Dawn (Audio) – BFAB**
35. The Mind of Evil (TV)

‘Angel’ (ST)

36. The Claws of Axos (TV)
37. The Mega (Audio) – BFAB**

‘The Sacrifice of Jo Grant’ from ‘The Legacy of Time’ (Audio) – BFAD** takes place here.
The Third Doctor’s appearance in ‘Collision Course’ from ‘The Legacy of Time’ (Audio) – BFAD** takes place here.

38. Colony In Space (TV)

‘The Thousand Years of Christmas’ (ST)
‘The Tip of the Mind’ (ST)

39. The Dæmons (TV)
40. The Doll of Death (Audio) – BFAB**
41. The Man in the Ion Mask (Comic)

‘Degrees of Truth’ (ST/Audio) – BAB**
‘Freedom’ (ST/Audio) – BAB**

42. Gemini Plan (Countdown Comic)
43. Timebenders (Countdown Comic)

‘The Thing from Outer Space!’ (Countdown)

44. Harvest of Time (Book/Audio) – BB*+BAB**

‘Gardeners’ World’ (ST/Audio) – BFAB**

45. The Magician’s Oath (Audio) – BFAB**

‘The Switching’ (ST/Audio) – BFAB**
The Third Doctor’s appearance in ‘The Forgotten’ (Comic) takes place here.
‘The Clean Air Act’ (TS) – TB*


3. The Third Doctor with Jo and U.N.I.T. (Season 9)

46. Day of the Daleks (TV)

The Third Doctor’s appearance in ‘Time & Time Again’ (Comic) takes place during ‘Day of the Daleks’ (TV).

47. Prisoners of the Lake (Audio)BFAD**
48. Storm of the Horofax (Audio) – BFAD**
49. Verdigris (Book) – PDA*
50. The Curse of Peladon (TV)

‘Spoilsport’ (ST)

51. Horrors of War (Audio) – BAB**

52. ‘Who Killed Kennedy’ (Book) – VB* takes place here.
53. ‘The Face of the Enemy’ (Book) – PDA* takes place here.
‘Honest Living’ (ST)
‘Jigsaw’ (ST)
‘Prologue: The Third Doctor’ from ‘Supremacy of the Cybermen’ (Comic) takes place here.

54. The Sea Devils (TV)

The Third Doctor’s appearance in ‘The Eight Doctors’ (Book) – EDA* occurs directly after ‘The Sea Devils’ (TV).
The Third Doctor’s and Jo’s appearance in ‘Tales from the Vault’ (Audio) – BFAB** takes place here.
‘The Seismologist’s Story’ (ST)
‘The Other Woman’ (ST/Audio) – BFAB**

55. The Mutants (TV)

‘The Touch of the Nurazh’ (ST)
‘Still Life’ (ST/Audio) – BFAB**

56. Rags (Book) – PDA*
57. Primord (Audio) – BFAD**
58. The Scream of Ghosts (Audio) – BFAD**
59. The Time Monster (TV)
60. Find and Replace (Audio) – BFAB**

‘Morphology’ (ST)
‘Where the Heart Is’ (VD)
‘The Monster in the Woods’ (Penguin/Audio) – PAB**
‘Listen – the Stars’ (Annual)
‘Out of the Green Mist’ (Annual)
‘The Time Thief’ (Annual Comic)
‘The Fathom Trap’ (Annual)
‘Menace of the Molags’ (Annual Comic)
‘Talons of Terror’ (Annual)
‘Old Father Saturn’ (Annual)
‘Galactic Gangster’ (Annual)

61. Target Practice (Comic)


4. The Third Doctor with Jo and U.N.I.T. (Season 10)

62. The Three Doctors (TV)
63. The Wages of Sin (Book) – PDA*

‘The Christmas Inversion’ (Penguin/Audio) – PAB**
‘Hiccup in Time’ (ST)

64. The Mists of Time (Audio)BFAB**
65. The Scorchies (Audio) – BFAB**
66. The Heralds of Destruction (Comic)

‘Come Friendly Bombs…’ (ST)
‘Losing Track of Time’ (ST)
‘The Sommerton Fetch’ (ST)

67. Carnival of Monsters (TV)
68. The Suns of Caresh (Book) – PDA*
69. The Many Deaths of Jo Grant (Audio) – BFAB**

The Third Doctor and Jo’s appearance in ‘Where’s The Doctor’ (Annual Comic) takes place here.
‘Pop-Up’ (ST/Audio) – BFAB**
The Third Doctor’s appearance in ‘Seven to One’ (ST/Audio) – BFAB** takes place here.
‘Deep Stretch’ (ST)
‘Rock Star’ (ST)
‘Lost and Founded’ (ST)
‘Once Upon a Time Machine’ (ST)
The events of ‘The Defectors’ (Audio) – BFAD** occur here.

70. Frontier In Space (TV)
71. Planet of the Daleks (TV)
72. The Conquest of Far (Audio) – BFAD**
73. Catastrophea (Book) – PDA*

‘Nightdreamers’ (Novella)
‘The Piper’ (SS)
‘Hidden Talent’ (ST)
‘Time Tunnel’ (ST/Audio) – BFAB**
‘Salt of the Earth’ (TT)
‘Carpenter/Butterfly/Baronet/’ (ST)
‘The Spear of Destiny’ (Puffin/Audio) – PAB**

74. The Transcendence of Ephros (Audio) – BFAD**
75. Ghost In The Machine (Audio) – BFAB**
76. The Rise of the New Humans (Audio) – BFAD**

‘The Same Face’ (ST/Audio) – BFAB**
‘The House That Jack Built’ (Annual)
‘Revenge of the Phantoms’ (Annual)
‘Dead on Arrival’ (Annual Comic)
‘Fugitives from Chance’ (Annual)
‘After the Revolution’ (Annual Comic)
‘The Battle Within’ (Annual)
The Third Doctor and Jo’s appearance in ‘The Light At The End’ (Audio) – BFAD** takes place here.
The flashback scene of the Third Doctor and Jo from ‘Legacy’ (Book) – VNA* takes place here.

77. The Tyrants of Logic (Audio) – BFAD**
78. The Hidden Realm (Audio) – BFAD**

‘Sphinx Lightning’ (ST/Audio) – BFAB**
‘The Dragon of Hyacinth Lodge’ (DWM)
‘Echoes’ (ST)
‘Lost In The Wakefield Triangle’ (ST/Audio) – BFAB**
The Third Doctor and Jo visit Arkinen at The Old Rogue cafe in Catford, London according to ‘The Old Rogue’ (ST/Audio) – BFAB**

79. The Havoc of Empires (Audio)BFAD**
80. Dancing the Code (Book) – VMA*
81. Speed of Flight (Book) – VMA*

The Third Doctor’s adventure with Jo and Mike Yates on Karfel according to ‘Timelash’ (TV) takes place here.
‘The Bad Guy’ (ST)
‘Hide and Seek’ (ST)
‘. . . And Eternity in an Hour’ (VD)
The Third Doctor and Jo’s appearance in ‘Categorical Imperative’ (ST) takes place here.

82. Last of the Gaderene (Book/Audio)PDA*+BAB**

The Third Doctor and Jo’s appearance in ‘Death to the Doctor!’ (Comic) takes place here.

83. The Green Death (TV)


5. The Third Doctor and U.N.I.T. (Season 10)

‘She Knew’ (ST)

84. Council of War (Audio) – BFAB**

‘Landbound’ (ST/Audio) – BFAB**

85. The Vogan Slaves (Countdown Comic)

‘Midnight in the Café of the Black Madonna’ (ST)

86. The Prisoner of Peladon (Audio) – BFAB**
87. The Celluloid Midas (Countdown Comic)
88. Backtime (Countdown Comic)
89. The Master-Plant (Countdown Comic)
90 The Eternal Present (Countdown Comic)
91. *Sub Zero (Countdown Comic)
92. The Planet of the Daleks (Countdown Comic)
93. A Stitch in Time (TV Action Comic)

‘And For My Next Trick…”‘ (TV Action)

94. The Enemy from Nowhere (TV Action Comic)
95. The Ugrakks (TV Action Comic)
96. Steel Fist (TV Action Comic)
97. Ride to Nowhere (Countdown Comic)

‘A True Gentleman’ (ST/Audio) – BFAB**

98. Zeron Invasion (TV Action)

‘Countdown to TV Action’ (ST)

99. Deadly Choice (TV Action Comic)
100. Who is the Stranger (TV Action Comic)
101. The Glen of Sleeping (TV Action Comic)
102. The Threat from Beneath (TV Action Comic)
103. Back to the Sun (TV Action Comic)
104. Fogbound (DW Holiday Comic)

‘Smash Hit’ (DW Holiday)

105. Secret of the Tower (DW Holiday Comic)

‘The One Second Hour’ (TV Comic)

106. The Labyrinth (TV Action)
107. The Spoilers (TV Action)
108. The Vortex (TV Action)
109. The Unheard Voice (TV Action)
110. The Hungry Planet (TV Action)

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

111. Children of the Evil Eye (TV Comic)
112. Nova (TV Comic)
113. The Amateur (TV Comic)
114. The Disintegrator (TV Comic)
115. Is Anyone There? (TV Comic)
116. Size Control (TV Comic)
117. The Magician! (TV Comic)

The Third Doctor’s cameo in ‘The Day of the Doctor’ (TV) takes place here.
‘Dream Devils’ (ST)
‘The Three Companions: The Brigadier’s Story’ (Audio) – BFAB** takes place here.
‘Potential’ (ST)


6. The Third Doctor with Sarah Jane and U.N.I.T. (Season 11)

118. The Time Warrior (TV)

‘The Time Thief’ (Annual)

119. The Paradise of Death (Audio)BAD**

‘Separation Day’ (ST)
‘Before the Legend’ (Annual)
‘Scorched Earth’ (Annual/Audio) – BAB**

120. Invasion of the Dinosaurs (TV)
121. Death to the Daleks (TV)

‘Neptune’ (ST/Audio) – BFAB**

122. The Hungry Bomb (Yearbook)

‘Interesting Times’ (ST)
‘In With The Tide’ from ‘Prisoners of Time’ (Comic) takes place here.
‘Endgame’ from ‘Prisoners of Time’ (Comic) takes place here.

123. The Ghosts of N-Space (Book/Audio)VMA*+BAD**

‘The Dead Man’s Story’ (ST)
‘Sedna’ (ST)
‘Numb’ (ST)

124. The Monster of Peladon (TV)

The Third Doctor and Sarah Jane’s appearances in the ‘Interference’ (Book) – EDA* novels occur here.
‘Doomcloud’ (DW Holiday Comic)
‘Perils of Paris’ (DW Holiday Comic)
‘Who’s Who?’ (DW Holiday Comic)

125. Glorious Goodwood (Audio) – BAD**

The Third Doctor and Sarah Jane’s appearance in ‘The Light At The End’ (Audio) – BFAD** takes place here.
‘Signal S-O-S’ (TV Comic)
‘A Visit from Saint Nicholas’ (ST)

126. Amorality Tale (Book/Audio) – PDA*+BAB**

‘The Discourse of Flies’ (ST)
‘Primitives’ (ST)
‘The Lampblack Wars’ (ST)
‘Generation Gap’ (ST)
‘Link’ (ST)

127. The Metal-Eaters! (TV Comic)
128. Petrified (TV Comic)
129. Lords of the Ether! (TV Comic)
130. The Wanderers (TV Comic)

‘We Are the Daleks!’ (RT Special)
The Third Doctor’s appearance in ‘The Five Doctors’ (TV) takes place here.
The Third Doctor’s cameo in ‘The Name of the Doctor’ (TV) takes place during ‘The Five Doctors’ (TV).
‘Punting’ (TS) – TB* takes place during ‘The Five Doctors’ (TV).

131. Island of Death (Book) – PDA*

‘Invasion of the Scorpion Men’ from ‘The Many Lives of Doctor Who’ (Comic) takes place here.
‘An Overture Too Early’ (ST)

132. Planet of the Spiders (TV)

‘Ancient Whispers’ (ST) takes place during ‘Planet of the Spiders’ (TV).
‘Faithful Friends, Part 1’ (ST)
‘The Loneliness of the Long-Distance Time-Traveller’ (TT) takes place during ‘Planet of the Spiders’ (TV).

The possibility of the Third Doctor regenerating into the Seven Keys Doctor takes place here, starting off with the earliest entry – ‘Seven Keys To Doomsday’ (Audio) – BFAD**.


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