Doctor Who: The Newbies Guide
Time and Relative
This is the first Doctor Who novella published by Telos.
Where does this fit?
This happens before Season 1's opening story, An Unearthly Child.
Other Guides to this Story
The first Doctor looks like a human in his sixties. He is physically quite frail, but has a keen intellect. He is paternalistic towards his granddaughter Susan, and has a degree of arrogance towards others.
Susan Foreman is the Doctor's granddaughter. This story is told from her perspective.
Recurring and Historical Characters
Ian Chesterton is a science teacher at Coal Hill School who followed Susan home and became the Doctor's companion in An Unearthly Child. This story is set several months before those events.
Barbara Wright is a history teacher at Coal Hill School who followed Susan home and became the Doctor's companion in An Unearthly Child. This story is set several months before those events.
Basil James Carker is the Headmaster at Coal Hill School. He appeared in Remembrance of the Daleks (set in November 1963), although in that story he wasn't named.
John and Gillian are new characters, but those names are also used for Dr Who's grandchildren in the Dr Who comic strip in TV Comic during the 1960s.
This story sets the scene for An Unearthly Child, the first Doctor Who episode.