The Fifth Doctor by Tim Bradley

Welcome to ‘The Fifth Doctor by Tim Bradley’ page!

Here on this page, I will be posting my series of ‘Doctor Who’ fan-fiction stories that I’ve been writing from 2010 to 2015. My favourite TARDIS duo in ‘Doctor Who’ is the Fifth Doctor and Nyssa, played by Peter Davison and Sarah Sutton in the early 1980s. These are my stories featuring that TARDIS duo.

I’m amazed I’ve managed to complete my series of ‘Doctor Who’ stories in the space of five years. Now I’ve finished, I’d like to share how I’ve approached my ‘Doctor Who’ series and what I wrote.

The stories feature the Fifth Doctor and Nyssa who will be joined by a new companion called Billy Walker. The Doctor and Nyssa meet Billy in a story called ‘The Railway of Time’. Billy is a freelance photographer from 1963 who meets the Doctor and Nyssa and joins them on an railway adventure.

I’ll post these stories on my ‘Bradley’s Basement’ blog. I hope you’ll enjoy reading my series of ‘Doctor Who’ stories as I had fun writing them.

Tim. 🙂

Notes of Continuity

  • These stories are set between the TV stories ‘Time-Flight’ and ‘Arc of Infinity’ where Tegan left the TARDIS and the Fifth Doctor and Nyssa are travelling together.
  • They are also set during the Big Finish audios with the Fifth Doctor and Nyssa, set after the latest audio adventure ‘Downward Spiral’.

Here is a list of the stories with the Fifth Doctor; Nyssa and Billy.

Season 1
‘The Railway of Time’

The Doctor and Nyssa visit the English countryside in 1963. They meet photographer Billy Walker and have an adventure on the steam locomotive.

‘The Space Hotel’

The TARDIS takes the Doctor; Nyssa and Billy to Rotenhend Hotel 360 in the 37th century. They meet a rude hotel manager and a murder mystery takes place.

‘Doom of the Daleks’

The Doctor; Nyssa and Billy visit the 26th century in the TARDIS. The Earth Empire is at risk, as the Daleks are threatened by the deadly powerful Dwaxi.

1.4. The Tree of Riverloth - Copy‘The Tree of Riverloth’

The Doctor takes Nyssa and Billy to Riverloth, a society modelled on the Traken union. They find the gardens full of Melkurs. Will this be a new reign of terror?

Season 1 Extras

Specials (2016)
‘Merry Christmas From The Doctor, Nyssa and Billy: The Ghost of Leckwick’

It’s Christmas at Leckwick Hall in 1930. Will the Doctor, Nyssa and Billy find a ghost there?

Season 2 (‘The Salvador Trilogy’)
‘The Austen Code’

The Doctor, Nyssa and Billy visit Bath in 2011. They soon meet Jane Austen. Can they save her from the menace of Salvador and water zombies in Bath 1797 and 79 AD?

‘The Victorian Vampires’

The Doctor, Nyssa and Billy discover a temporal energy spike at a Victorian London school. With schoolboys drained of blood, the TARDIS trio face bloodsucking enemies.

‘Junglos 4198’

On the alien jungle planet of Junglos, the Doctor, Nyssa and Billy meet a band of space sailors on a quest to search for a treasure left by a space pirate captain.

‘Chieftain’s Caves’

War rages between two Scottish clans! The Doctor, Nyssa and Billy visit Scotland to see who will win to fight for a special set of caves. Will they defeat Salvador?

Season 2 Extras

Specials (2017)
‘The Five Doctors At Christmas’

Christmas time has come! But what do five incarnations of the Doctor with their companions have in common when they have certain adventures?

The Second Doctor’s Story

The Fourth Doctor’s Story

The Fifth Doctor’s Story

The Seventh Doctor’s Story

The Tenth Doctor’s Story

The Five Doctors’ Story

‘Merry Christmas From The Doctor, Nyssa and Billy: The Pantomime of Death’

The Doctor; Nyssa and Billy take part in a deadly pantomime of ‘Cinderella’ on the space station Nodnol.

‘The Robots of Lonmar’

Victoria Waterfield, Jo Grant, Nyssa, Billy Walker and Ace confront terrifying robots on the planet Lonmar.

Season 3
‘Dawn of the Dwaxi’

The dreaded Dwaxi are back as Billy Walker returns home with the Doctor and Nyssa to Churchwood Street in Cardiff during the 1960s.

‘The Stockbridge Terror’

The Doctor, Nyssa and Billy return to Stockbridge. Nyssa reunites with Andrew Whittaker; the Doctor reunites with Maxwell Edison and the potato-headed Sontarans come to attack.

‘Psychic Image’ (from ‘Genesis of Terror’)

The Doctor came to Skaro for a reason. What was it? Did the Time Lords bring him here? Why does he keep seeing a gun?

‘Time Burp’

The TARDIS gets infiltrated by a cosmic newsreader who makes a mockery of the universe. Can the Doctor, Nyssa and Billy tackle him and his Knitted Character?

Specials (2018)
‘Merry Christmas From The Doctor, Nyssa and Billy: Cuddles’

Nyssa and Billy stay in a house in Swansea, Wales, December 2012 whilst the Doctor is away. They have trouble when their toy dog Cuddles comes to life.

Season 4

The Doctor, Nyssa and Billy visit the planet Noota to see the ‘Light-Ground’ monument. But is something interfering with the monument?

‘City of Monsters’

The TARDIS lands in the city of London. As they explore the city, the Doctor, Nyssa and Billy not only reunite with Jo Jones, but they also encounter a multitude of monsters. What’s happening here?

‘The Prime Factor’

Whilst enjoying their holiday in Swansea 1930, Billy has a bad dream about his school days. Will the mystery be solved about Billy’s nightmare week at school?

‘The Mirror of Memory’ (Zorbius)

Billy Walker wakes up to find himself at Cranleigh Hall in 1926. He meets Lord Cranleigh and his wife Lady Ann who looks like his girlfriend Nyssa. Billy tries to find the Fifth Doctor and Nyssa and what’s become of them. Can Lord Cranleigh and Lady Ann help Billy?

Beyond ‘The Fifth Doctor by Tim Bradley’

‘The Crimson Lion’ (from ‘The Paul Spragg ReCollections’)

The Doctor, Nyssa and Tegan visit Longleat Safari Park. On a safari jeep tour, they see wild animals attacking the tourists. Can Nyssa befriend an alien crimson-coloured lion and help him return home to his pride?

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6 thoughts on “The Fifth Doctor by Tim Bradley

  1. I really hope Peter Davison & Sarah Sutton read your blog & leave a comment because your love, enthusiasm & passion for this era deserves high praise & rewarding.

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  2. Thanks Simon. It would be nice to know that Peter and Sarah are reading my blog. I’m looking forward to seeing them both at the ‘Science of the Time Lords’ event at the end of January. Can’t wait!

    Thanks. Tim. 🙂

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  3. Hi Simon. Glad you’re looking forward to ‘The Tree of Riverloth’. I’ve started ‘Part Four’ of the story already. Hopefully I’ll get the story on my blog by October this year.

    Have you seen ‘Part 1’ of my ‘Making ‘The Fifth Doctor by Tim Bradley” series yet? The link for it is here –

    Many thanks for your comments on my recent ‘Doctor Who’ reviews. Tim. 🙂


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