A Chronological Checklist to the Eighth Doctor (a work in progress).

TV Having recently completed the decade long business of reading, reading and listening through the mainstream of the Eighth Doctor's adventures and posting reviews, I thought I'd put together something which links to all of those reviews which could also double as a chronology should anyone decide to try and repeat the exercise.  Good luck with that.  As you'll see from the linked the dates, the novels took almost as long to read as their original publication history.

As I explained in the barebones version a few years ago although there are a number of chronologies available (and I'm grateful to @girlfromblupo for pointing me to this one) many of them tend to mix the various media together.  My own version keeps things simple and has the books then the comics then the audios since they're all relatively self contained, especially since Big Finish decided to create a whole new character to explain the reference to Sam from Minuet in Hell.

In the process of completing all of this, there is still a lot of material which I've missed so for the purposes of fannish completism, I'll be enjoying my way through those too and I'll add them into the main trunk of the list once they're reviewed where I think they should be (just to add to the challenge), as well as anything new which is published.  Some of the prose is about audio and comics characters so they'll be more obvious.  We'll see about everything else.

Finally quick word about format.  Anything which isn't in italics is original publication history.  Anything in italics was produced after the fact and I've added extra information in the brackets afterwards to explain what it is.  Originally, I did have lots more gaps to delineate "seasons", but decided in the end to just separate the more obvious runs of continuous narrative (which then runs aground with Dark Eyes which is a sixteen adventures, four adventures and a single one altogether).

Television Broadcasts

The TV Movie

BBC Eighth Doctor Adventures

Doctor Who (The Novelisation)
The Eight Doctors
Model Train Set (BBC Short Trips)
Totem (BBC Short Trips)
Running Out of Time (Big Finish Audio Short Trips 1)
Spore (Puffin E-Book)
The Eye of the Tyger (Telos Publishing novella).
Rip Tide (Telos publishing novella).
Organism 96 (Tales of Terror).
The Body Politic (Prisoners of Time, IDW Comic #8)
Prisoners of Time (Prisoners of Time, IDW Comic #12)
The Dying Days (Virgin New Adventure)
Dreadnought (Radio Times Comic Strip)
Descendance (Radio Times Comic Strip)
Ascendance (Radio Times Comic Strip)
Perceptions (Radio Times Comic Strip)
Coda (Radio Times Comic Strip)
Where's The Doctor? (Doctor Who Annual 2018)
The Scent of Blood (BBC Audio Exclusive)
The Juror's Story (Short Trips: Repercussions)
Vampire Science
The People's Temple (BBC Short Trips)
Dead Time (BBC More Short Trips)
The Queen of Eros (BBC Short Trips and Side Steps)
The Bodysnatchers
War of the Daleks
Alien Bodies
Option Lock
Longest Day
Legacy of the Daleks
Dreamstone Moon
Seeing I
Placebo Effect
Vanderdeken's Children
The Scarlet Empress
(including The Elixir of Doom (Companion Chronicle))
The Janus Conjunction
The Face-Eater
Femme Fatale (BBC More Short Trips)
The Taint
Revolution Man
Unnatural History
Autumn Mist
Interference - Book One
Interference - Book Two
The Blue Angel
The Taking of Planet 5
Frontier Worlds
Parallel 59
Growing Higher (Short Trips: Zodiac)
The Shadows of Avalon
The Fall of Yquatine
The Space Age
The Banquo Legacy
The Ancestor Cell

The Burning
Casualties of War
Wolfsbane (BBC Past Doctor Adventure)
Emmerdale: Their Finest Hour (cameo appearance)
The Turing Test
The Stranger (Black Lace)
Father Time
Escape Velocity
Fear Itself (BBC Past Doctor Adventure)
Vanishing Point
Eater of Wasps
The Year of Intelligent Tigers
The Slow Empire
Dark Progeny
The City of the Dead
Fitz's Story (Big Finish The Company of Friends Audio)
Grimm Reality
The Adventuress of Henrietta Street
Mad Dogs and Englishmen
Trading Futures
The Book of the Still
The Crooked World
History 101
Fallen Gods (Telos Publishing Novella)
Notre Dame du Temps (Short Trips: Companions)
Camera Obscura
Time Zero
The Infinity Race
The Domino Effect
Reckless Engineering
The Last Resort
Emotional Chemistry
Sometime Never...
The Tomorrow Windows
The Sleep of Reason
The Deadstone Memorial
To the Slaughter
The Gallifrey Chronicles

We Can't Stop What's Coming (The Target Storybook).

Doctor Who Magazine Comics

The Keep
A Life of Matter and Death
Fire and Brimstone
By Hook or By Crook
Tooth and Claw
The Final Chapter
Happy Deathday
The Fallen
The Road to Hell
TV Action!
The Company of Thieves
The Glorious Dead
The Autonomy Bug
Izzy's Story (Big Finish The Company of Friends Audio)
Beautiful Freak
The Way of All Flesh
Children of the Revolution
Where Nobody Knows Your Name
Doctor Who and the Nightmare Game
The Power of Thoueris!
The Curious Tale of Spring-Heeled Jack
The Land of Happy Endings
Bad Blood
Sins of the Fathers
The Flood

Thinking Warrior (Short Trips: 2040)
The Ethereal (Short Trips: 2040)

Big Finish Audios


The Time Lord's Story (Short Trips: Repercussions)

The Four Doctors.

Benny's Story (Big Finish The Company of Friends Audio)

Linking Material (Short Trips: Seven Deadly Sins)

...Be Forgot (Short Trips: A Christmas Treasury)

Mary's Story (Big Finish The Company of Friends Audio)
The Silver Turk
The Witch from the Well
Army of Death

Dear John (Short Trips: The Centenarian)

Storm Warning
Sword of Orion
Repercussions... (Short Trips: Repercussions).
Letting Go (Big Finish Short Trips Audio 2)
The Light at the End (50th Anniversary Special)
The Stones of Venice
Minuet in Hell
Enemy Aliens (Destiny of the Doctors)
The Man Who Wasn't There (Big Finish Audio Short Trips)
Invaders from Mars
The Chimes of Midnight
Seasons of Fear
Embrace the Darkness
A Good Life (Short Trips: Steel Skies)
Living Legend (DWM Special)
Solitaire (Big Finish Companion Chronicles)
The Time of the Daleks
Apocrypha Bipedium (Short Trips: Companions)
Foreshadowing (Big Finish Audio Short Trips)

The Creed of the Kromon
The Natural History of Fear
The Twilight Kingdom
Faith Stealer
The Last
The Next Life
Terror Firma
Scaredy Cat
Other Lives
Time Works
Something Inside
Memory Lane
Salva Mea (Short Trips: Snapshots)
The Girl Who Never Was

The Sorrows of Vienna (Short Trips: Snapshots)

Forgotten (Short Trips: The Centenarian)
Prologue (Short Trips: The Centenarian)

Blood of the Daleks
Horror of Glam Rock
Immortal Beloved
No More Lies
Human Resources
The Dalek Trap (F. Adv. of Lucie Miller: Vol 1).
The Revolution Game (F. Adv. of Lucie Miller: Vol 1)
The House on the Edge of Chaos (F. Adv. of Lucie Miller: Vol 1)
Island of the Fendahl (F. Adv. of Lucie Miller: Vol 1)
Remain in Light (Short Trips: Snapshots)
The Young Lions (Big Finish Short Trips Rarities)
The Curse of the Fugue (Big Finish Audio Short Trips)
Flashpoint (Big Finish Audio Short Trips)
Decorative Purposes (Short Trips: The Ghosts of Christmas).
Dead London
Max Warp
Brave New Town
The Skull of Sobek
Grand Theft Cosmos
The Zygon Who Fell to Earth
Sisters of the Flame
The Vengeance of Morbius
All the Fun of the Fair (Big Finish Audio Short Trips 3)
The Beast of Orlok
Wirrn Dawn
The Scapegoat
The Cannibalists
The Eight Truths
Worldwide Web
Death in Blackpool
An Earthly Child (Big Finish Subscriber Release)
Quantum Heresy (Big Finish Audio Short Trips 4)
Situation Vacant
The Book of Kells
The Resurrection of Mars
Relative Dimensions
Prisoner of the Sun
Lucie Miller
To the Death

Dark Eyes
The Great War
Tangled Web
X and the Daleks

Dark Eyes 2
The Traitor
The White Room
Time's Horizon
The World Beyond The Trees (Big Finish Short Trips Audio).
Eyes of the Master

Dark Eyes 3
The Death of Hope
The Reviled
Rule of the Eminence

Dark Eyes 4
A Life in the Day
The Monster of Montmartre
Master of the Daleks
Eye of Darkness

Doom Coalition 1
The Eleven
The Red Lady
The Galileo Trap
The Satanic Mill

Doom Coalition 2
Scenes From Her Life
The Gift
The Sonomancer

Doom Coalition 3
Absent Friends
The Eighth Piece
The Doomsday Chronometer
The Crucible of Souls

Doom Coalition 4
Ship in a Bottle
Songs of Love
The Side of the Angels
Stop the Clock

Ravenous 1
Their Finest Hour
How to Make a Killing in Time Travel
World of Damnation
Sweet Salvation

Ravenous 2
Escape from Kaldor
Better Watch Out
Fairytale of Salzburg

Ravenous 3
Deeptime Frontier
Companion Piece
The Odds Against

Ravenous 4
Planet of Dust
Day of the Master

Time War era.

All Hands On Deck (Short Trip)

Dr. Eighth (Mr. Men series)

Museum Peace (Short Trips Rarities/Subscriber Special/Dalek Empire)

The Forgotten: Revelation (IDW Comic Issue #5).

New Adventures With The Eighth Doctor (Titan Comics)
The Pictures of Josephine Day
Music of the Spherions
The Silvering
A Matter of Life and Death

Supremacy of the Cybermen: Prologue (Titan Comics)

The Time Ball (The Many Lives of Doctor Who).

The Lost Dimension #8 (Titan Comics)

A Heart on Both Sides (Big Finish Audio Short Trips)

The Diary of River Song: The Rulers of the Universe.

Susan's War: The Shoreditch Intervention

The War Master: Rage of the Time Lords.

Natural Regression (The Scientific Secrets of Doctor Who)

Ghost of Christmas Past (Twelve Doctors of Christmas)

The Sontaran Ordeal (Classic Doctors, New Monsters: Volume One)

Day of the Vashta Nerada (Classic Doctors, New Monsters: Volume Two)

Osskah (Short Trips: Snapshots).

The Legacy of Time
Lies in Ruins
Collision Course

The Night of the Doctor
[The Day of the Doctor (TARGET Novelisation)]


Almost, but not quite, entirely unlike the Eighth Doctor ...

Bafflement and Devotion (Doctor Who Magazine #289)

Phoenix (Indefinable Magic).

Dead Man's Hands (IDW Graphic Novel).

The Lost Magic (Twelfth Doctor Audio Original).

Doctor Who and the Time War (BBC Website).

You Had me at Verify Username and Password (Short Trips: Snapshots)


Still to be reviewed:

Here's everything which will be moved above and nudged into place once I've read, read or heard them and posted the necessary paragraph.  Do let me know if you think I've missed anything.


Gazing Void (Short Trips: A Universe of Terrors)

Mordieu (Short Trips: The Muses)

Reversal of Fortune (Short Trips: Steel Skies)
Greenaway (Short Trips: Steel Skies)

Far From Home (Short Trips: Past Tense)

Syntax (Short Trips: Life Science)
Jonah (Short Trips: Life Science)
The End (Short Trips: Life Science)

Best Seller (Short Trips: Monsters)

The Eight Doctors of Christmas (Short Trips: A Christmas Treasury)
The Feast of Seven... Eight (and Nine) (Short Trips: A Christmas Treasury)
Evergreen (Short Trips: A Christmas Treasury) *

Round Trip: After Midnight (Short Trips: A Day in the Life)
The Heroine, The Hero and the Megalomaniac (Short Trips: A Day in the Life)
Before Midnight (Short Trips: A Day in the Life)

Venus (Short Trips: The Solar System)

Be Good For Goodness's Sake (Short Trips: The History of Christmas)
Not in My Back Yard (Short Trips: The History of Christmas) *
The Long Midwinter (Short Trips: The History of Christmas)

The Wickerwork Man (Short Trips: Farewells)

Second Contact (Short Trips: Time Signature)
DS Al Fine (Short Trips: Time Signature)

War in a Time of Peace (Short Trips: Destination Prague)
Lady of the Snows (Short Trips: Destination Prague)

For the Man Who Has Everything (Short Trips: The Ghosts of Christmas)
They Fell (Short Trips: The Ghosts of Christmas)
Faithful Friends - Part 3 (Short Trips: The Ghosts of Christmas)

From Little Acorns (Short Trips: The Quality of Leadership)
One Fateful Knight (Short Trips: The Quality of Leadership)
Epilogue (Short Trips: The Quality of Leadership)

Doctor Who and the Adaptation of Death (Short Trips: Transmissions)
Lonely (Short Trips: Transmissions)
Nettles (Short Trips: Transmissions)
Transmission Ends (Short Trips: Transmissions)

Second Chances (Short Trips: How The Doctor Changed My Life)
Suns and Mothers (Short Trips: How The Doctor Changed My Life)

Illumination (Short Trips: Christmas Around the World)


Bounty (Earth & Beyond Audiobook)

Late Night Shopping (Big Finish Audio Short Trips Subscriber Special)

The Caves of Erith (Big Finish Audio Short Trips Subscriber Special)

Tuesday (Big Finish Audio Short Trips Subscriber Special)

An Ocean of Sawdust (Big Finish Audio Short Trips Subscriber Special)


Klein's Story (Seventh Doctor audio) (alternative reality)


Updated 25/07/2015  I've added "Time War era" in at the bottom because it looks like it's going to be its own multi-format thing.  It'll be interesting to see how co-ordinated Big Finish, Titan and whoever else will be.  I believe one of the IDW comics already contradicts Day of the Doctor in relation to the nature of the "moment".  No more, no more, no more ...

Updated 28/12/2015  I've added The Diary of River Song.  The Titan limited series, also set during the Time War is out but I'll post a review of those when the series is finish and add them to the timeline then in case there's something which indicates how close they're set to the regeneration.  As I've said elsewhere, the Time War era sounds like it's going to be populated without a clear narrative order unless someone decides to attempt to official apply one.  Most likely it'll be like the Baker era between Trial and his regeneration or in Big Finish terms between their ongoing (currently Doom Coalition) and Night of the Doctor.

Updated 15/01/2015  After Foreshadowing, The Elixir of Doom and Bounty (and Klein's Story although that's an alt.Eighth), I'll be hitting the subscriber wall on the audios.  The three short stories and The Four Doctors are only available if you sign up to various subscriptions at Big Finish and money is unfortunately an object right now.  Copies of The Four Doctors do turn up on eBay now and then, but £30 is still a bit steep.  Availability of these old stories is going to be a huge problem going forward especially in the hard copy Short Trips.  Expect updates to become sporadic.

Updated 21/01/2015 I've added a Miscellany section for alternative non-canonical versions of the Eighth Doctor.

Updated 04/04/2016  Not that Titan's Eighth Doctor comics series is completed, I'm all caught up with the Eighth Doctor's canonical comics adventures.  Unless I've missed something.

Updated 08/06/2016   The Four Doctors, Doom Coalition 2 and The Curse of the Fugue all added which means barring those pesky three subscriber specials and the reading of Bounty I'm all caught up audio wise.  Oh and Klein's Story.  Oh.

Updated 06/11/2017  Add a new category, Almost, but not quite, entirely unlike the Eighth Doctor, for stories featuring a version of the character from outside the main continuity: from alternate realities or degenerative cameos, that sort of thing.

1 comment:

Daniel Tessier said...

I am so amused you included the pornographic Black Lace story.