Doctor Who: The Newbies Guide

The Dark Path

This is the thirty-second novel in the Missing Adventures series.

Where does this fit?

This story happens in Season 5 between The Web of Fear and Fury from the Deep, and after Twilight of the Gods.

Other Guides to this Story


The second Doctor is short with a beatles moptop. He tends to act the part of a fool and give events a push in the right direction rather than directly taking control.


Jamie McCrimmon is a scots piper who met the Doctor after the battle of Culluden in The Highlanders.. He is proud of his Scottishness and wears a kilt and carries a dirk (knife).

Victoria Waterfield is an orphan from 1866. In The Evil of the Daleks her father and his friend Theodore Maxtible established a line between Victorian London and the Daleks' home planet of Skaro. The Daleks held Victoria hostage in order to control them. The Doctor and Jamie defeated the Daleks, but her father died. Victoria then chose to travel with the Doctor and Jamie.

Recurring and Historical Characters

Koschei is one of the Doctor's people. The picture of him on the front cover looks incredibly like the Master, who became a major enemy of and rival to the Doctor in the Doctor's third incarnation.

Recurring species from the TV series seen in this story include Draconians (Frontier in Space), Terileptils (The Visitation), and Alpha Centurai (The Curse of Peladon, The Monster of Peladon). We also see a Xarax from the Missing Adventure Dancing the Code

The new species, the Veltrochni, are mentioned as ancient enemies of the Tzun in the New Adventures novel First Frontier




Feel free to Contact Us if you have any questions about the site, or any technical problems with it. You may also want to check out our Privacy Policy. There is also an About Us page, if you really want to read one.

Add new comment


  • Allowed HTML tags: <em> <strong> <cite> <blockquote>
  • Lines and paragraphs break automatically.