Tom Baker - Fourth Doctor

1974 - 1981

Quote from

Pyramids Of Mars


Something's interfering with time, Mr Scarman. And time is my business.
 

Fourth Doctor

Novelisations

From the early 1970s to the early 1990s almost every television adventure was novelised by Target books, the paperback division of WH Allen, and later an imprint of Virgin Publishing. Early adventures were stand alone novels, sometimes with new companions in the story, but later on they became novelisations of the story.

The Giant Robot by Terrance Dicks

Published: 1975
Number of Pages: 124
ISBN: 0 426 11279 2
Doctor Who Library no. 28
Notes:
  • Retitled 'Robot' in 1992

The Ark In Space by Ian Marter

Published: 1977
Number of Pages: 140
ISBN: 0 426 11631 3
Doctor Who Library no. 4

The Sontaran Experiment by Ian Marter

Published: 1978
Number of Pages: 127
ISBN: 0 426 20049 7
Doctor Who Library no. 56

Genesis Of The Daleks by Terrance Dicks

Published: 1976
Number of Pages: 140
ISBN: 0 426 11260 1
Doctor Who Library no. 27

Revenge Of The Cybermen by Terrance Dicks

Published: 1976
Number of Pages: 128
ISBN: 0 426 10997 X
Doctor Who Library no. 51

The Loch Ness Monster by Terrance Dicks

Published: 1976
Number of Pages: 127
ISBN: 0 426 11041 2
Doctor Who Library no. 48
Notes:
  • Retitled "Terror Of The Zygons" in 1993

The Planet Of Evil by Terrance Dicks

Published: 1977
Number of Pages: 126
ISBN: 0 426 11682 8
Doctor Who Library no. 47

The Pyramids Of Mars by Terrance Dicks

Published: 1976
Number of Pages: 125
ISBN: 0 426 11666 6
Doctor Who Library no. 50

The Android Invasion by Terrance Dicks

Published: 1978
Number of Pages: 126
ISBN: 0 426 20037 3
Doctor Who Library no. 2

The Brain Of Morbius by Terrance Dicks

Published: 1977
Number of Pages: 140
ISBN: 0 426 11674 7
Doctor Who Library no. 7

The Seeds Of Doom by Philip Hinchcliffe

Published: 1977
Number of Pages: 128
ISBN: 0 426 11658 5
Doctor Who Library no. 55

The Masque Of Mandragora by Philip Hinchcliffe

Published: 1977
Number of Pages: 128
ISBN: 0 426 11893 6
Doctor Who Library no. 42

The Hand Of Fear by Terrance Dicks

Published: 1979
Number of Pages: 127
ISBN: 0 426 20033 0
Doctor Who Library no. 30

The Deadly Assassin by Terrance Dicks

Published: 1977
Number of Pages: 122
ISBN: 0 426 11965 7
Doctor Who Library no. 19

The Face Of Evil by Terrance Dicks

Published: 1978
Number of Pages: 126
ISBN: 0 426 20006 3
Doctor Who Library no. 25

The Robots Of Death by Terrance Dicks

Published: 1979
Number of Pages: 108
ISBN: 0 426 20061 6
Doctor Who Library no. 53

The Talons Of Weng-Chiang by Terrance Dicks

Published: 1977
Number of Pages: 140
ISBN: 0 426 11973 8
Doctor Who Library no. 61

The Horror Of Fang Rock by Terrance Dicks

Published: 1978
Number of Pages: 126
ISBN: 0 426 20009 8
Doctor Who Library no. 32

The Invisible Enemy by Terrance Dicks

Published: 1979
Number of Pages: 110
ISBN: 0 426 20054 3
Doctor Who Library no. 36

Image Of The Fendahl by Terrance Dicks

Published: 1979
Number of Pages: 109
ISBN: 0 426 20077 2
Doctor Who Library no. 34

The Sunmakers by Terrance Dicks

Published: 1982
Number of Pages: 127
ISBN: 0 426 20059 4
Doctor Who Library no. 68

The Underworld by Terrance Dicks

Published: 1980
Number of Pages: 123
ISBN: 0 426 20068 3
Doctor Who Library no. 67

The Invasion Of Time by Terrance Dicks

Published: 1980
Number of Pages: 142
ISBN: 0 426 20093 4
Doctor Who Library no. 35

The Ribos Operation by Ian Marter

Published: 1979
Number of Pages: 143
ISBN: 0 426 20092 6
Doctor Who Library no. 52

The Pirate Planet by James Goss (from a script by Douglas Adams)

Published: 2017 BBC Books
Number of Pages: 376
ISBN: 978-1-844990-677-7

The Doctor, Romana and K-9 have traced the second segment of the Key to the planet Calufrax. But when they arrive at exactly the right point in space, they find themselves on exactly the wrong planet - Zanak.

Zanak is a happy and prosperous planet. Mostly. Rules from the Bridge by the mysterious 'Captain', it's just one New Golden Age after the next, raining enough gems and minerals for everyone. It's an economic miracle - so obviously something's very wrong...

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The Stones Of Blood by Terrance Dicks

Published: 1980
Number of Pages: 124
ISBN: 0 426 20099 3

The Androids Of Tara by Terrance Dicks

Published: 1980
Number of Pages: 128
ISBN: 0 426 20108 6
Doctor Who Library no. 3

The Power Of Kroll by Terrance Dicks

Published: 1980
Number of Pages: 128
ISBN: 0 426 20101 9
Doctor Who Library no. 49

The Armageddon Factor by Terrance Dicks

Published: 1980
Number of Pages: 1980
ISBN: 0 426 20104 3
Doctor Who Library no. 5

The Destiny Of The Daleks by Terrance Dicks

Published: 1979
Number of Pages: 110
ISBN: 0 426 20096 9
Doctor Who Library no. 21

City Of Death by James Goss (from a script by Douglas Adams from a story by David Fisher)

Published: 2015 BBC Books
Number of Pages: 306
ISBN: 978-1-849-90675-3

'You're tinkering with time. That's always a bad idea unless you know what you are doing.'

The Doctor takes Romana for a holiday in Paris - a city which, like a fine wine, has a bouquet all of its own. Especially if you visit during one of the vintage years. But the TARDIS takes them to 1979, a table-wine year, a year whose vintage is soured by cracks - not in the wine glasses but in the very fabric of time itself.

Soon the Time Lords are embroiled in an audacious scheme which encompasses home-made time machines, and the theft of the Mona Lisa, the resurrection of the much-feared Jagaroth race and the beginning (and quite possibly the end) of all life on Earth.

Aided by British private detective Duggan, whose speciality is thumping people, the Doctor and Romana must thwart the machinations of the suave, mysterious Count Scarlioni - all twelve of him - if the human race has any chance of survival.

But then the Doctor's holidays tend to turn out a bit like this.

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The Creature From The Pit by David Fisher

Published: 1981
Number of Pages: 121
ISBN: 0 426 20123 X
Doctor Who Library no. 11

The Nightmare Of Eden by Terrance Dicks

Published: 1980
Number of Pages: 111
ISBN: 0 426 20130 2
Doctor Who Library no. 45

The Horns Of Nimon by Terrance Dicks

Published: 1980
Number of Pages: 111
ISBN: 0 426 20131 0
Doctor Who Library no. 31

The Leisure Hive by David Fisher

Published: 1982
Number of Pages: 127
ISBN: 0 426 20147 7
Doctor Who Library no. 39

Meglos by Terrance Dicks

Published: 1983
Number of Pages: 126
ISBN: 0 426 20136 1
Doctor Who Library no. 75

Shada by Douglas Adams and Gareth Roberts

Published: 2012 BBC Books
Number of Pages: 407
ISBN: 978 1 84990 327 1
Notes:
  • Shada was never completed of transmitted. This novelisation by Gareth Roberts was completed based on Douglas Adams' original scripts
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Full Circle by Andrew Smith

Published: 1982
Number of Pages: 123
ISBN: 0 426 20150 7
Doctor Who Library no. 26

State Of Decay by Terrance Dicks

Published: 1982
Number of Pages: 125
ISBN: 0 426 20133 7
Doctor Who Library no. 58

Warriors' Gate by John Lyndecker (alias Steve Gallagher)

Published: 1982
Number of Pages: 124
ISBN: 0 426 20146 9
Doctor Who Library no. 71

The Keeper Of Traken by Terrance Dicks

Published: 1982
Number of Pages: 124
ISBN: 0 426 20148 5
Doctor Who Library no. 37

Logopolis by Christopher H. Bidmead

Published: 1982
Number of Pages: 127
ISBN: 0 426 20149 3
Doctor Who Library no. 41