The Daleks’ Timeline

Here is ‘The Daleks’ 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 adventure games into this list for now.

The (TV), (Audio) and (Adventure Game) stories are highlighted in AMBER.

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

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

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

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

*VNA – Virgin New Adventures
*EDA – Eighth Doctor Adventures
*NSA – New Series Adventures
*QR – Quick Reads

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

**BAD – BBC Audio Drama
**BAB – BBC Audio Book
**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.

  • (TCY) – ‘The Churchill Years’
  • (CL) – ‘Class’

Regarding the short stories, I’ve identified each of them as follows with abbreviations.

  • (ST) – Short Trip (either Big Finish or BBC)
  • (TAW) – ‘Twelve Angels Weeping’
  • (DW-W) – Doctor Who Website
  • (YB) – Yearbook

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 Beginning on Skaro
2. The Dalek Chronicles
3. 22nd Century Dalek Invasion
4. The Daleks’ Master Plan
5. Operation: Human Factor
6. Dalek War
7. The Dalek-Movellan War
8. Daleks on Gallifrey in the Death Zone
9. War between the Imperial and Regenades
10. Dalek Empire
11. Dark Eyes
12. The Dalek Time Squad
13. The Time War
14. Surviving The Time War
15. New Dalek Paradigm
16. Return To Skaro

1. The Beginning on Skaro

The Dalek’s appearance in ‘Psychic Image’ take place in an alternative timeline adjacent to ‘Genesis of the Daleks’ (TV).

The Neutron War between the Daleks and the Thals takes place here.

2. The Dalek Chronicles

  • Genesis of Evil (TDC) (Comic)
  • Power Play (TDC) (Comic)
  • Duel of the Daleks (TDC) (Comic)
  • The Amaryll Challenge (TDC) (Comic)
  • The Penta Ray Factor (TDC) (Comic)
  • Plague of Death (TDC) (Comic)
  • The Menace of the Monstrons (TDC) (Comic)
  • Eve of War (TDC) (Comic)
  • The Archives of Phryne (TDC) (Comic)
  • The Rogue Planet (TDC) (Comic)
  • Impasse (TDC) (Comic)
  • The Terrokon Harvest (TDC) (Comic)
  • Legacy of Yesteryear (TDC) (Comic)
  • Shadow of Humanity (TDC) (Comic)
  • The Emissaries of Jevo (TDC) (Comic)
  • The Road to Conflict (TDC) (Comic)
  • Return of the Elders (DWM Comic)
  • The Dalek Book (Annual)

1. Invasion of the Daleks
2. Red for Danger
3. The Oil Well
4. The Message of Mystery
5. The Secret of the Mountain
6. City of the Daleks
7. The Humanoids
8. The Small Defender
9. Monsters of Gurnian
10. Break-through!
11. Battle for the Moon

  • The Dalek World (Annual)

1. The Mechanical Planet
2. The Secret Struggle
3. Treasure of the Daleks
4. The Five-Leaf Clover
5. The Invisible Invaders
6. The Log of the “Gypsy Joe”
7. The Orbitus
8. The World That Waits
9. Manhunt
10. Masters of the World

  • The Dalek Outer Space Book (Annual)

1. The Dalek Trap
2. The Outlaw Planet
3. Sara Kingdom: Space Security Agent
4. The Living Death
5. The Super Sub
6. The Secret of the Emperor
7. The Sea Monsters
8. The Unwilling Traveller
9. Chris Welkin-Planeteer
10. Diamond Dust
11. The Brain Tappers

  • Terry Nation’s Dalek Annual 1976 (Annual)

1. Terror Task Force
2. Exterminate! Exterminate! Exterminate!
3. Planet of Serpents
4. Nightmare
5. Flood!!!
6. Timechase

  • Terry Nation’s Dalek Annual 1977 (Annual)

1. The Doomsday Machine
2. Report from an Unknown Planet
3. The Fugitive
4. The Penta Ray Factor
5. The Menace of the Monstrons
6. The Archives of Phryne

  • Terry Nation’s Dalek Annual 1978 (Annual)

1. The Castaway
2. The Seeds of Destruction
3. The Rogue Planet
4. Assassination Squad

3. 22nd Century Dalek Invasion

The 22nd century scenes of ‘The Mutant Phase’ (Audio) – BFAD** take place here.

Dalek transmission of Bedfordshire Mining Operation according to ‘The Dalek Conquests’ (Audio) – BAB** takes place here.

4. The Daleks’ Master Plan

The Dalek’s cameo in ‘The Space Museum’ (TV) leads directly into ‘The Chase’ (TV).

‘Daughter of the Gods’ (Audio) – BFAB** mostly takes place in an alternative timeline.

5. Operation: Human Factor

The Daleks’ crash-land to Vulcan scene according to ‘The Dalek Conquests’ (Audio) – BAB** takes place here.

The Daleks’ space-time track of the Doctor to Earth 1966 in ‘The Evil of the Daleks’ (TV) according to ‘The Dalek Conquests’ (Audio) – BAB** takes place here.

  • The Evil of the Daleks (TV)
  • Bringer of Darkness (Comic)
  • Fear of the Daleks (Audio) – BFAB**
  • The Trodos Ambush (TV Comic)
  • The Doctor Strikes Back (TV Comic)
  • The Exterminator (TV Comic)
  • Jungle Adventure (TV Comic)
  • Attack of the Daleks (TV Comic)
  • The Disintegrator (TV Comic)

6. Dalek War

‘The Monster in the Woods’ (Penguin/Audio) – PAB**

  • *Sub Zero (TV Action)
  • The Planet of the Daleks (TV Action)

The Daleks’ meeting with the Emperor Dalek to work with the Master on the Draconian-Earth wars according to ‘The Dalek Conquests’ (Audio) – BAB** takes place here.

‘The Jeopardy of Solar Proximity’ (M&L)
The Dalek War according to ‘Love and War’ (Book/Audio) – VNA*+BFAD** takes place here.

  • The Threat from Beneath (TV Action)

The flashback from ‘Kane’s Story’ (Comic) takes place here.

7. The Dalek-Movellan War

The Daleks’ war with the Movellans during ‘The Pilot’ (TV) takes place here.

 8. Daleks on Gallifrey in the Death Zone

9. War between the Imperial and Regenades

Davros’ trial from the ‘I, Davros’ Big Finish audio drama series take place here.

‘The Ripple Effect’ (Puffin/Audio) – PAB**

  • Nemesis of the Daleks (Comic)

‘Metamorphosis’ (YB/Comic)

  • GodEngine (Book) – VNA*
  • Destiny of the Doctors (Video Game)

10. Dalek Empire

  • War of the Daleks (Book) – EDA*

Davros and the Daleks’ appearance at the end of ‘The Next Life’ (Audio) – BFAD** leads directly into ‘Terror Firma’ (Audio) – BFAD**

‘Kalendorf’ (ST) takes place before and during ‘Invasion of the Daleks’ (DE) (Audio) – BFAD**.
‘Natalie’s Diary’ (ST)
‘Alby’ (ST)
‘Private Investigations’ (ST)
‘Suz’ (ST)
‘The Best Joke I Ever Told’ (ST)
‘Hide and Seek’ (ST)
‘The Eighth Wonder of the World’ (ST)
‘Mutually Assured Survival’ (ST)
‘Museum Piece’ (ST/Audio) – BFAB**

1. Part 1
2. Part 2
3. Part 3
4. Part 4

1. Chapter One
2. Chapter Two
3. Chapter Three
4. Chapter Four

  • The Exterminators (DE) (Audio) – BFAD**
  • The Healers (DE) (Audio) – BFAD**
  • The Survivors (DE) (Audio) – BFAD**
  • The Demons (DE) (Audio) – BFAD**
  • The Warriors (DE) (Audio) – BFAD**
  • The Future (DE) (Audio) – BFAD**

‘Mission to Galacton’ (DW File)
‘Birth of a Legend’ (DW File)

The Daleks’ cameo in ‘The TV Movie’ (TV) takes place here.

11. Dark Eyes

1. The Great War
2. Fugitives
3. Tangled Web
4. X and the Daleks

1. The Traitor

The Dalek Time Controller’s scenes in ‘Time’s Horizon’ and ‘Eyes of the Master’ take place after ‘The Traitor’ in ‘Dark Eyes 2’ (Audio) – BFAD**.

2. The Monster of Montmartre
3. Master of the Daleks
4. Eye of Darkness

12. The Dalek Time Squad

  • Daleks! (TLV) (Webcast)

1. The Archie of Islos
2. The Sentinel of the Fifth Galaxy
3. Planet of the Mechanoids
4. The Deadly Ally
5. Day of Reckoning

  • Defender of the Daleks (TLV) (Comic)
  • The Enemy of My Enemy (TLV) (Audio) – BFAD**
  • All Flesh Is Grass (TLV) (Book)
  • Mutually Assured Destruction (TLV) (Audio) – BFAD**
  • Genetics of the Daleks (TLV) (Audio) – BFAD**

13. The Time War

  • Time War (G) (Audio) – BFAD**

1. Celestial Intervention
2. Soldier Obscura
3. The Devil You Know
4. Desperate Measures

  • Arbitration (G) (Audio) – BFAD**
  • Extermination (G) (Audio) – BFAD**
  • Ascension (G) (Audio) – BFAD**
  • The Time War 1 (Audio) – BFAD**

1. The Starship of Theseus 
2. Echoes of War 
3. The Conscript 
4. One Life 

  • The Time War 2 (Audio) – BFAD**

1. Lords of Terror
2. Planet of the Ogrons
3. In The Garden of Death
4. Jonah 

  • The Time War 3 (Audio) – BFAD**

1. State of Bliss
2. The Famished Lands
3. Fugitive in Time
4. The War Valeyard

  • The Time War 4 (Audio) – BFAD**

1. Palindrome
2. Dreadshade
3. Restoration of the Daleks

‘The Dalek Factor’ (Novella)
‘The Third Wise Man’ (TAW/Audio) – BAB**

The Daleks’ appearance in ‘Susan’s War’ (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 Daleks’ appearance in ‘Doctor Who and the Time War’ (DW-W) takes place here – possibly in another timeline.

1. The Innocent
2. The Thousand Worlds
3. The Heart of the Battle

1. Legion of the Lost
2. A Thing of Guile
3. The Neverwhen

  • Agents of Chaos (Audio) – BFAD**

1. The Shadow Vortex
2. The Eternity Cage
3. Eye of Harmony

  • Casualties of War (Audio) – BFAD**

1. Pretty Lies
2. The Lady of Obsidian
3. The Enigma Dimension

‘The Whole Thing’s Bananas’ from ‘The Many Lives of Doctor Who’ (Comic) takes place here.

  • Only The Good (WM) (Audio) – BFAD**

1. Beneath the Viscoid
2. The Good Master
3. The Sky Man
4. The Heavenly Paradigm

Dalek transmissions during the Time War according to ‘The Dalek Conquests’ (Audio) – BAB** take place here.
‘The Last Day’ (TV) takes place here.

14. Surviving The Time War

Reporter’s story of ‘The Dalek Conquests’ (Audio) – BAB** at Van Stattan’s underground base in Utah, 2012 takes place here.

‘Tardisode 13’ (Webcast) takes place during ‘Doomsday’ (TV).

The Daleks’ appearance in ‘The Five Doctors At Christmas: The Second Doctor’s Story’ takes place here.
The Daleks’ appearance in ‘The Five Doctors At Christmas: The Fifth Doctor’s Story’ takes place here.
The Daleks’ appearance in ‘The Five Doctors At Christmas: The Tenth Doctor’s Story’ takes place here.
The Daleks’ appearance in ‘The Five Doctors At Christmas: The Five Doctors’ Story’ takes place here.

The Dalek’s appearance in ‘The Waters of Mars’ (TV) takes place during ‘The Stolen Earth’/’Journey’s End’ (TV).

15. New Dalek Paradigm

The Dalek’s cameo in ‘The Beast Below’ (TV) leads into ‘Victory of the Daleks’ (TV).

‘City of the Daleks’ (Adventure Game)

The Dalek’s appearance in ‘The Wedding of River Song’ (TV) takes place here.

‘The Dalek Transaction’ from ‘Encounters’ (U) (Audio) – BFAD** takes place here.

16. Return To Skaro

‘Harvest of the Daleks’ from ‘The Many Lives of Doctor Who’ (Comic) takes place here.

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