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

Virgin Missing Adventures

From 1994 until 1996 Doctor Who Books (part of Virgin Publishing Ltd) produced a range of full length novels - the Missing Adventures. These adventures were set between television adventures featuring past Doctors and companions, and often filled in some of the gaps in continuity.

A Device Of Death by Christopher Bulis

Published: 1997 Doctor Who Books
Number of Pages: 259
ISBN: 0 426 20501 4

'AS A MEMBER OF AN INFERIOR RACE, YOU EITHER WORK TO SERVE THE CAUSE OF AVERON, OR DIE.'

Sarah is marooned on a slave world where the only escape is death. Harry is caught in the middle of an interplanetary invasion, and has to combine medicine with a desperate mission. And the Doctor lands on a world so secret it does not even have a name.

Why have the TARDIS crew been scattered across the stars? What terrible accident could have wiped the Doctor's memory? And what could interest the Time Lords in this war-torn sector of space?

At the heart of a start-spanning conspiracy lies and ancient quest: people have been making weapons since the dawn of time - but perhaps someone has finally discovered the ultimate device of death.


Managra by Stephen Marley

Published: 1996 Doctor Who Books
Number of Pages: 329
ISBN: 0 426 20453 0

'EUROPA IS INFESTED BY GHOSTS, VAMPIRES, WEREWOLVES, GHOULS AND OTHER GROTESQUES SPAWNED FROM OLD EUROPEAN FOLKLORE. I THINK WE'RE IN A SPOT OF BOTHER, SARAH JANE.'

Europa, designed by lunatics a thousand years in the future, is a resurrected Europe that lives in an imaginary past.

In Europa, historical figures live again: Lord Byron combats Torquemada's Inquisition, Mary Shelley is writing her sequel to Frankenstein, and Cardinal Richelieu schemes to become Pope Supreme while Aleister Crowley and Faust vie for the post of Official Antichrist.

When the Doctor and Sarah Jane arrive, they are instantly accused of murdering the Pope. Aided only by a young vampire hunter and a revenant Byron, they must confront the sinister Theatre of Transmogirifcation in their quest to prove their innocence.


Evolution by John Peel

Published: 1994 Doctor Who Books
Number of Pages: 259
ISBN: 0 426 20422 0

'SOMEONE IS TAMPERING WITH THE FABRIC OF THE HUMAN CELL,' THE DOCTOR SAID DARKLY, 'PERVERTING ITS SECRETS TO HIS OWN PURPOSES.'

Sarah Jane wants to meet her fellow journalist Rudyard Kipling, and the Doctor sets the co-ordinates for England, Earth, in the Victorian Age. As usual, the TARDIS materialises in not quite the right place place, and the time travellers find themselves pursued across Devon moorland by a huge feral hound.

Children have gone missing; at the local boarding school, the young Rudyard Kipling has set up search parties. Lights have been seen beneath the waters of the bay, and fishermen have been pulled from their boats and mutilated. Graves have been robbed of their corpses. Something is going on, and Arthur Conan Doyle, the ship's doctor from a recently berthed arctic whaler, is determined to investigate.

The Doctor and Doyle join forces to uncover a macabre scheme to interfere with human evolution - and both Sarah Jane and Kipling face a terrifying transmogrification.


System Shock by Justin Richards

Published: 1995 Doctor Who Books
Number of Pages: 309
ISBN: 0 426 20445 X

'WE'RE DICING WITH DEATH ON THE INFORMATION SUPERHIGHWAY TO HELL...'

A rebellion on another planet. A kidnapping in central London. The head of MI5 assassinated. A hostage siege suddenly and violently ended by the SAS. A computer CD slipped into the Doctor's pocket by a dead man...

It's 1998, and the global information superhighway is about to come on line. OffNet controls everything digital from cars to sliding doors, from interactive television to military command and control systems.

The Doctor and Sarah must join forces with an old friend in a race against time to prevent the breakdown of technological society and foil an unconventional alien takeover bid.


The Shadow Of Weng-Chiang by David A. McIntee

Published: 1996 Doctor Who Books
Number of Pages: 291
ISBN: 0 426 20479 4

'THEY SAY A JOURNEY OF A THOUSAND MILES BEGINS WITH BUT A SINGLE STEP. IF I'M RIGHT THEN A JOURNEY OF A THOUSAND MILES WILL TAKE BUT A SINGLE STEP.'

The search for the fourth segment of the Key to Time brings the TARDIS to 1930s Shanghai: a dark and shadowy world, riven by conflict and threatened by the expansion of Japanese Empire. Meanwhile, the savage Tongs pursue their own mysterious agenda in the city's illegal clubs and opium dens.

Manipulated by an elusive foe, the Doctor is obliged to follow the Dragon Path - the side-effect of a disastrous experiment in the far future.

But would two segments of the Key be on the same planet? Is the Black Guardian behind the dark schemes of the beautiful Hsien-Ko? And who is the small child who always accompanies her?


The Romance Of Crime by Gareth Roberts

Published: 1995 Doctor Who Books
Number of Pages: 246
ISBN: 0 426 20435 2

'HOW DO YOU KILL SOMEONE?' ASKED THE DOCTOR. 'EVISCERATE THEM, CRUSH THEM, REVERSE THEIR PARTICLES. BUT DO THE DEAD ALWAYS STAY DEAD?'

The TARDIS brings the fourth Doctor, Romana and K-9 to the Rock of Judgement: a court, prison and place of execution built into a rocket-powered asteroid. There they become embroiled in an investigation by the system's finest lawmen.

What connects the macabre gallery of artist Menlove Stokes with the slaughter of a survey team on a distant planet? Why is Margo, chief of security, behaving so strangely? And which old enemies of the Doctor are aboard the unmarked spaceship making its way towards the Rock?


The English Way Of Death by Gareth Roberts

Published: 1996 Doctor Who Books
Number of Pages: 278
ISBN: 0 426 20466 2

'HE PLANS TO DESTROY THE WORLD, NEXT TUESDAY.' 'HOW VULGAR,' REPLIED THE DOCTOR. 'NOBODY DOES ANYTHING OF IMPORTANCE ON A TUESDAY.'

It's the sweltering summer of 1930, and Londoners are enjoying the heatwave. The Doctor, Romana and K-9 plan to take a rest after their recent adventures, but the TARDIS warns them of time pollution in the locality.

What connects the isolated Sussex resort of Nutchurch with the secret society run by the eccentric Percy Closed? Why has millionaire Hepworth Stackhouse dismissed his staff and hired assassin Julia Orlostro? And what is the truth behind the infernal vapour known only as Zodaal?

The Doctor's tribulations as he attempts to answer these questions will excite and enthral discerning readers throughout the land.


The Well-Mannered War by Gareth Roberts

Published: 1997 Doctor Who Books
Number of Pages: 293
ISBN: 0 426 20506 5

'DESTROY THEM! DESTROY THEM ALL - NOW!'

Barclow - an Earth-type planet on the fringes of space at an inestimably distant point in the future. Two factions have laid claim to it: humans from the nearby colony world of Metralubit, and a small group of Chelonian troopers. But in nearly two hundred years of conflict not one shot has been fired in anger, there are regular socials in the trenches, and military commanders are the best of friends.

The Doctor, Romana and K-9, arriving in the midst of these bizarre hostilities, find there's real trouble to come. A crucial election on Metralubit is looming, and K-9 is forced to begin a new career as a politician. Meanwhile, Romana meets an old friend and the Doctor discovers that a sinister hidden force may be attempting to alter the war's friendly nature.

What are the plans of Galatea, leader of the beautiful but robotic Femdroids? Who is killing soldiers on both sides of the battle lines? And will K-9's oratory save the day?

Just what is going on?