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Carnival of Monsters
This is the second story in Season 10.
Where does this fit?
This happens fairly soon after The Three Doctors (Classic Series Season 10).
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.
Jo Grant: is the third Doctor's assistant at UNIT. She got the job thanks to her uncle, even though she failed science at school. She first appeared in Terror of the Autons (Classic Series Season 8).
Recurring and Historical Characters
The Ogrons are apelike creatures who the Daleks used as slave labour in Day of the Daleks (Classic Series Season 9).
The Cybermen were the inhabitants of Earth's twin planet Mondas who replaced much of their bodies with machines in order to survive it being pulled out of orbit and flying away from the sun. In the process, they removed their emotions. They were first seen in The Tenth Planet (Classic Series Season 3), and the model seen here is the same as in The Invasion (Classic Series Season 6), in which they attempted to invade Earth during the 1970s.
The following stories and other resources are not necessary in order to follow the plot (we've summed up the essential bits for you). But being familiar with them will probably enhance your enjoyment of this story.