The Doctor's Biography

The Sixth Doctor - Colin Baker

Season Twenty-One (part two)

Story Type Placement Companions See Also
The Twin Dilemma TV Story Follows on from The Caves of Androzani. Peri Brown

Season Twenty-Two

Story Type Placement Companions See Also
Attack of the Cybermen TV Story The Doctor's regeneration is still recent. Peri Brown
Vengeance on Varos TV Story Placed in broadcast order. Peri Brown
Grave Matter BBC Novel Follows on from Vengeance on Varos. Peri Brown Discontinuity Guide
Moon Graffiti Short Story (More Short Trips) This appears to take place shortly after Vengeance on Varos. Peri Brown Discontinuity Guide
SynthespiansTM BBC Novel Peri still has a scar from Grave Matter. Peri Brown Discontinuity Guide
Newbies Guide
Shell Shock Telos Novella Features the sixth Doctor and Peri. There's a reference to Vengeance on Varos. Peri Brown Discontinuity Guide
Burning Heart Virgin Novel A month after Vengeance on Varos. Peri Brown Discontinuity Guide
The Mark of the Rani TV Story Placed in broadcast order. Peri Brown
Players BBC Novel Placed by back cover blurb Peri Brown Discontinuity Guide
Davros Big Finish Audio Placed by production code. Peri Brown
Palace of the Red Sun BBC Novel Features the Sixth Doctor and Peri. Peri Brown Discontinuity Guide
The Two Doctors TV Story Placed in broadcast order. Peri Brown
Jamie McCrimmon
Timelash TV Story Placed in broadcast order. Peri Brown
Revelation of the Daleks TV Story The Doctor is 900 years old. Peri Brown

Season Twenty-Three-A

The original Season Twenty-Three was cancelled. Three of the scripts were later published, and form the basis of our Season Twenty-Three-A.

Story Type Placement Companions See Also
The Nightmare Fair Unused Script Follows on from the unbroadcast end to Revelation of the Daleks. Peri Brown Discontinuity Guide
The Ultimate Evil Unused Script Placed in order within the missing season novels. Peri Brown Discontinuity Guide
Mission to Magnus Unused Script Placed in order within the missing season novels. Peri Brown Discontinuity Guide
Timeshare Short Story (Decalog 2: Lost Property) Features the sixth Doctor and Peri. Peri Brown Discontinuity Guide
Vigil BBC Audiobook At some point after Attack of the Cybermen. Peri Brown
Turnabout is Fair Play Short Story (Short Trips and Side Steps) Features the sixth Doctor and Peri. The Doctor mentions Davros, so I've placed it after Revelation of the Daleks. Peri Brown Discontinuity Guide
Slipback BBC Radio Drama Features the sixth Doctor and Peri. Broadcast during the gap between Seasons 22 and 23. Peri Brown
State of Change Virgin Novel Placed by back cover blurb. The Doctor and Peri seem to be getting along by this point. Peri Brown Discontinuity Guide
Blue Box BBC Novel Features the Sixth Doctor and Peri. Probably after The Two Doctors. Peri Brown Discontinuity Guide
Whispers of Terror Big Finish Audio Placed by production code. Peri Brown
...Ish Big Finish Audio Placed by production code. Peri Brown

Season Twenty-Three - The Trial of a Time Lord

Story Type Placement Companions See Also
The Mysterious Planet TV Story Placed in broadcast order. Peri Brown
Mindwarp TV Story Peri leaves. Peri Brown
The Trial of a Time Lord TV Story (trial scenes) The trial scenes immediately follow Mindwarp. Mel appears from some point in the Doctor's future. Melanie Bush
The Eight Doctors BBC Novel (chapters 17-21) This happens between scenes of The Trial of a Time Lord part 13. This actually features a Sixth Doctor from an alternative timeline. None. Discontinuity Guide
Newbies Guide

Season Twenty-Three-B

There are a lot of stories set between the trial scenes of Trial of a Time Lord and the Doctor's regeneration in the next season. I have chosen to group these as a separate season, even though one of the later ones (Terror of the Vervoids) was shown as part of the trial season.

Story Type Placement Companions See Also
Time of Your Life Virgin Novel This happens immediately after the trial. Grant Markham Discontinuity Guide
Killing Ground Virgin Novel This happens immediately after Time of Your Life. Grant Markham Discontinuity Guide
Grant Markham Leaves Conjecture Well he has to leave at some point. This is covered by a short story in charity anthology Missing Pieces. This seems likely to be some time after his novel appearances, as in Killing Ground Arc-Hivist Helegia is aware of him, Peri, and Mel, but not Evelyn or Frobisher as companions of the sixth Doctor. Grant Markham
Excelis Rising Big Finish Audio Features the Sixth Doctor None Newbies Guide
The Golden Door Short Story (Decalog) Features the Sixth Doctor. None Discontinuity Guide
Wish You Were Here Short Story (Short Trips) Features the Sixth Doctor. None Discontinuity Guide
The Sirens of Time Big Finish Audio Features the Sixth Doctor None
Frobisher joins Conjecture To fit the comic strips into continuity, Frobisher has to leave and rejoin the Doctor several times in unrecorded adventures. Frobisher
The Holy Terror Big Finish Audio Features the Sixth Doctor and Frobisher. Frobisher
Mission: Impractical BBC Novel Features the Sixth Doctor and Frobisher. Frobisher Discontinuity Guide
Frobisher leaves Conjecture To fit the comic strips into continuity, Frobisher has to leave and rejoin the Doctor several times in unrecorded adventures. Frobisher
The Marian Conspiracy Big Finish Audio Evelyn Joins Evelyn Smythe
The Spectre of Lanyon Moor Big Finish Audio Placed in release order. Evelyn Smythe
The Apocalypse Element Big Finish Audio Placed in release order. Evelyn Smythe
Romana II
Bloodtide Big Finish Audio Placed in release order. Evelyn Smythe
Project: Twilight Big Finish Audio Placed in release order. Evelyn Smythe
The Sandman Big Finish Audio Placed in release order. Evelyn Smythe
Doctor Who and the Pirates Big Finish Audio Placed in release order. Evelyn Smythe
Real Time BBC Webcast Introduces the Doctor's blue costume. Evelyn Smythe
Project: Lazarus Big Finish Audio Placed in release order. Evelyn Smythe
Arrangements for War Big Finish Audio Placed in release order. Evelyn Smythe
Medicinal Purposes Big Finish Audio Placed in release order. Evelyn Smythe
Evelyn leaves Conjecture Details are given in Instruments of Darkness Evelyn Smythe
The Shadow in the Glass BBC Novel Features the Sixth Doctor. Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart Discontinuity Guide
Gone Too Soon Short Story (Short Trips and Side Steps) Features the Sixth Doctor, who has recently been made aware that this incarnation will not last its natural length. None Discontinuity Guide
Business Unusual BBC Novel Mel joins. Melanie Bush
Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart
Discontinuity Guide
Fegovy Short Story (Decalog 3: Consequences) Features the sixth Doctor and Mel. It is several months after Business Unusual. Melanie Bush Discontinuity Guide
Millennial Rites BBC Novel This appears to take place before Terror of the Vervoids. Melanie Bush Discontinuity Guide
Terror of the Vervoids TV Story This happens some time after the trial scenes, and features the sixth Doctor and Mel. Melanie Bush
Trial of a Time Lord TV Story (Mel's scenes) According to Time of Your Life, the Doctor returned Mel to her own timeline just after the trial, so she has to have left it at some point, presumably after Terror of the Vervoids. Melanie Bush
The Quantum Archangel BBC Novel After Millennial Rites and Terror of the Vervoids. Melanie Bush Discontinuity Guide
The One Doctor Big Finish Audio Placed by production code. Melanie Bush
Instruments of Darkness BBC Novel After The Quantum Archangel. Evelyn returns. Melanie Bush
Evelyn Smythe
Discontinuity Guide
Spiral Scratch BBC Novel Leads into the regeneration. Melanie Bush Discontinuity Guide
Time and the Rani Pre-Title Sequence The Doctor's regeneration happens immediately before Time and the Rani. Melanie Bush
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