Doctor Who: The Newbies Guide

The Eye of the Giant

This is the twenty-first novel in Virgin's Missing Adventures story.

Where does this fit?

This happens between Seasons 7 and 8. It is after Inferno and before Terror of the Autons

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The Third Doctor has white hair, a large nose, and tends to dress as a society dandy. He has a love of technology, historical name-dropping, and vehicles. In The War Games the Doctor's people (the Time Lords) sentenced him to exile on Earth. In Spearhead from Space, he was appointed as scientific advisor to UNIT.


Elizabeth "Liz" Shaw is a brilliant scientist who was hired as UNIT's scientific adviser in Spearhead from Space. She was initially sceptical about the alien threats that UNIT fights.

Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart is the commanding officer of the United Nations Intelligence Taskforce (UNIT). He worked with the Second Doctor to defeat threats to Earth on two occasions (in The Web of Fear and The Invasion. In Spearhead from Space, he teamed up wiih the Third Doctor to prevent an invasion by the Nestene and the Autons. During that story he persuaded the Doctor to work as his scientific adviser.

Sergeant Benton is a UNIT officer. He previously worked with the Doctor in The Invasion and The Ambassadors of Death

Sergeant Mike Yates is a young UNIT officer. By the time he first appears onscreen in Terror of the Autons he has been promoted to Captain.

Recurring and Historical Characters

The United Nations Intelligence Taskforce (UNIT) is an organisation devoted to protecting Earth from extra-terrestrial threats, In The Invasion, the second Doctor teamed up with them to prevent an invasion by the Cybermen. In Spearhead from Space, the Doctor became their scientific advisor.

strong>Corporal Tom Osgood is a UNIT officer with a talent for technical issues.He will later appear onscreen in The Daemons

Corporal Carol Bell is a female UNIT officer who appeared onscreen in The Mind of Evil and The Claws of Axos.




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