Paul McGann - Eighth Doctor

1996

Quote from

The TV Movie


Grace: I thought you were a doctor.
The Doctor: I thought you were a doctor.

Doctor Grace Holloway and the Eighth Doctor

BBC Eighth Doctor Adventures

From 1997 until 2005 BBC Books produced a range of full length novels featuring the Eighth Doctor, along with new companions Sam Jones, Fitz, Compassion and Trix. These adventures followed on from the 1996 TV movie.

Father Time by Lance Parkin

Published: 2000 BBC Books
Number of Pages: 280
ISBN: 0 563 53810 4

'I love her,' the Doctor said. 'Of course you do, she's your daughter.'

Earth in the nineteen-eighties is a battleground. Rival alien factions have travelled from the far future to pursue their vendetta.

With UFOs filling the skies, a giant robot stalking the Derbyshire hills, and alien hunters searching for the mysterious Last One, the Doctor is the only man who can protect the innocents caught in the crossfire.

But old scores are being settled, the fate of a Galactic Empire is at stake, and, against his will, the Doctor is drawn into a decade-long war that will strike at those holds more dear.

The Doctor has lost his memory, his friends, his past and his TARDIS.

All he has now is the love of his daughter.

But will even that be taken from him.


Escape Velocity by Colin Brake

Published: 2001 BBC Books
Number of Pages: 249
ISBN: 0 533 53825 2

'You know me, then?' asked the Doctor, a little tentatively. 'You're the Doctor,' replied Fitz, a slight frown worming its way onto his forehead. 'Yes, yes, yes, the Doctor, of course I am.' The Doctor smiled, genuinely pleased to see a familiar face, even if for the moment he couldn't quite put a name to it. 'But, er, Doctor who?' he asked hopefully.

The Doctor and Fitz are back together at last, but the Doctor is not the man he once was - which is a shame, because Fitz has promised Anji Kapoor that his old friend is Anji's best hopew of finding her alien abducted boyfriend, Dave.

Soon the Doctor, Fitz and Anji find themselves involved in a desperate contest between Pierre-Yves Dudoin and Arthur Tyler the Third, each determined to be the first privately funded man in space. But not all the parties are playing fairly; members of an alien race called the Kulan are helping the Frenchman - and at the far end of the Solar System their battle fleet awaits.

Can the Doctor find Dave before the alien contact proves fatal? Who are the secret agents keeping tabs on the rival Space Race teams? Will the Doctor's mysterious blue box finally reveal its purpose? And does the Doctor, now truly a man without a past, have what it takes to stop the Kulan invasion of Earth?


Earthworld by Jaqueline Rayne

Published: 2001 BBC Books
Number of Pages: 252
ISBN: 0 563 53827 9

Anji Kapoor has just had the worst week of her entire life, and things aren't getting any better. She should be back at her desk, not travelling thorugh time and space in a police box with a couple of strange men.

The Doctor (Strange Man No. 1) is supposed to be returning her to Soho 2001 AD. So quite why there are dinosaurs outside, Anji isn't quite sure. Sad sixties refugee Fitz (Strange Man No. 2) seems to think they're either in prehistoric times or on a parallel Earth. And the Doctor is probably only pretending to know what's going on - because if he 'really' knew, surely he would have mentioned the homicidal triplet princesses, the teen terrorists, the deadly android doubles (and triples) and the hosts of mad robots?

Anji's never going to complain about Monday mornings in the office again.


Vanishing Point by Stephen Cole

Published: 2001 BBC Books
Number of Pages: 278
ISBN: 0 563 53829 5

Imagine a world where death has meaning, where God exists and faith is untested. Where people die with the purpose of their lives made clear to them in blissful understanding. Such a world exists, hidden on the far side of the universe where a battered blue police box has just faded into being...

But unknown to the populace, unknown even to the Creator, an alien eveil has stalked this world for hundreds of years. When the Doctor, Fitz and Anji arrive, they soon find themselves embroiled in the alien's final, desperate plans for this planet - and in the hunt for a murdered who cannot possibly exist...

Unnatural deaths are being visited on the people. Campaigns of terror threaten to tear this world apart. It seems that the prophecy of the Vanishing Point where all life shall meet death under the Creator's aegis is coming to pass. For when God exists, prophecy, however fantastic or deadly, is fact.


Eater Of Wasps by Trevor Baxendale

Published: 2001 BBC Books
Number of Pages: 279
ISBN: 0 563 53832 5

The TARDIS lands in the sleepy English village of Marpling, as calm and peaceful as any other village in the 1930s. Or so it would seem at first glance. But the village is about to get a rude awakening.

The Doctor and his friends discover they aren't the only time-travellers in the area: a crack commando team is also prowling the Wiltshire countryside, charged with the task of recovering an appallingly dangerous artefact from the far future - and they have orders to destroy the entire area, should anything go wrong.

An then there are the wasps... mutant killers bringing terror and death in equal measure. What is their purpose? How can they be stopped? And who will be the next victim?

In the race to stop the horror that has been unleashed, the Doctor must outwit both the temporal hit squad, who want him out of the way, and the local police - who want him for murder.


The Year Of Intelligent Tigers by Kate Orman

Published: 2001 BBC Books
Number of Pages: 274
ISBN: 0 563 53831 7

'Doctor!' said Anji. This couldn't be happening, he couldn't just walk out on them! 'Look, give them a chance, they're frightened, they're only -'

'Human?' He took a deep breath, as though to stop himself from saying anything more. 'Now, stay!'

The weather is going to hell. The tigers are coming to town. And the Doctor has taken his violin and vanished.

The island world of Hitchemus is home to a colony of musicians and seemingly harmless alien animals. When the storms and the tigers break loose, the Doctor tries to protect the humans - but the humans don't want him. When he ventures into the wilderness in search of the tigers' secrets, Fitz and Anji find thenselves on their own, trying to prevent a war.

With both sides eager for blood, and hurricanes on the horizon, the Doctor must decide whether this time he's on the right side of the human race.


The Slow Empire by Dave Stone

Published: 2001 BBC Books
Number of Pages: 243
ISBN: 0 563 35835 X

Enter, with the Doctor, Anji and Fitz, an Empire where the laws of physics are quite preposterous - nothing can travel faster than the speed of light and time travel is impossible.

A thousand worlds, each believing they are the Centre, each under a malign control of which they themselves are completely unaware.

As the only beings able to travel between the worlds instantaneously, the Doctor and his friends must piece together the Imperial puzzle and decide what should be done. The soldiers of the Ambassadorial Corps are always, somehow, hard on their heels. Their own minds are busily fragmenting under metatemporal stresses. And their only allies are a man who might not be quite what he seems (and says so at great length) and a creature we shall merely call... the Collector.


Dark Progeny by Steve Emmerson

Published: 2001 BBC Books
Number of Pages: 282
ISBN: 0 563 53837 6

The planet Ceres Alpha is being 'developed'. The suface crawls with gigantic city machines that are churning and rebuilding the world, seeding it with tomorrow's vegetation so that full-scale colonisation can follow.

But Gaskill Tyran, head of the biosphere engineers WorldCorp, is finding things more difficuly than he would like. The whole project seems to be falling apart under an ever-increasing burden of mysteries.

Why has a batch of strange babies been born with telekinetic powers? Why won't the terraforming go according to plan? Why are there more and more problems with the comp systems that run the city-machines?

It seems there may be conspirators. A rival Corporation with its eye on the contract for Ceres Alpha.; And Tyran's patience os now wearing thin.

But then he gets his answer. A mysterious infiltrator known only as the Doctor.