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The Bodysnatchers

This is the third in the BBC's Eighth Doctor Adventures range of novels.

Where does this fit?

This happens in sequence with the rest of the range.

The characters listed below are the series regulars, important recurring characters, and real life historical characters. If a character's appearance is a major spoiler, then their details will be hidden in spoiler tags. In general, recurring characters are not listed here on their first appearance unless they become a series regular during the story, or they are a real life historical character.

Doctor

The Eighth Doctor

The eighth Doctor has byronesque hair and tends to wear velvet coats. He is childlike and has a sense of wonder about him.Sam Jones is a teenaged schoolgirl from London 1997 who joined the Doctor in The Eight Doctors (BBC Eighth Doctor Adventures). She is a do-gooder with a heavy interest in groups like Greenpeace and Amnesty. She has blonde hair.

Companion(s)

Sam Jones is a teenaged schoolgirl from London 1997 who joined the Doctor in The Eight Doctors (BBC Eighth Doctor Adventures). She is a do-gooder with a heavy interest in groups like Greenpeace and Amnesty. She has blonde hair.

Recurring and Historical Characters

Professor Litefoot

Professor George Litefoot is a police pathologist in a Victorian East End hospital. In The Talons of Weng Chiang (Classic Series Season 14), he helped the fourth Doctor and Leela defeat Magnus Greel, a time traveller posing as the Chinese god Weng Chiang.

A Zygon

The Zygons are hermaphrodite aliens with the ability to disguise themselves as members of other species. To do this convincingly they have to keep the original alive. The Doctor fought their plan to conquer Earth in Terror of the Zygons (Classic Series Season 13). Original Sin (Virgin New Adventures novel) mentioned a Zygon attack on Earth in the year 2765.

The Skarasen

The Skarasen are reptilian cyborgs controlled by the Zygons. The one the Doctor encountered in Terror of the Zygons (Classic Series Season 13) had entered human legend as the Loch Ness Monster.

Recommended Viewing

The Doctor's previous encounter with the Zygons was in Terror of the Zygons (Classic Series Season 13), which happened in the 1970s or thereabouts.

The Doctor's previous meeting with Professor Litefoot was in The Talons of Weng Chiang (Classic Series Season 14).

Recommended Reading

None.

Recommended Listening

None.

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