Doctor Who: The Newbies Guide

Winner Takes All

This is the third New Series tie-in novel.

Where does this fit?

This happens in Series 1 somewhere between World War Three and The Empty Child, probably after The Long Game

Other Guides to this Story


The ninth Doctor wears a leather jacket and has short hair and big ears. He has a love of life, as well as a sadness about him. His home planet of Gallifrey was destroyed in a war.


Rose Tyler is a 19-year old girl from London c.2005. In Rose she was working in Henrik's department store when the ninth Doctor was investigating Auton activity in the store and blew it up. In the events that followed this, Rose helped the Doctor defeat the Nestene Consciousness's attempt to take over the world and he offered her a chance to travel in the TARDIS, leaving behind her mum, Jackie, and boyfriend Mickey. In The End of the World the Doctor took her to the far future to see the day the Earth is destroyed. During this trip he upgraded her mobile phone, tying it into the TARDIS so that she can call home no matter where or when she is.

Recurring and Historical Characters

Jackie Tyler is Rose Tyler's mother. She cares very deeply for her daughter and is very protective of her. She met the Doctor in Rose and again in Aliens of London / World War Three, where she disliked him.

Mickey Smith was Rose's boyfriend in Rose. He stuck with her in Aliens of London World War Three. In that story the Doctor offered him a place on the TARDIS. Mickeyrefused, knowing that he probably couldn't cope with it.

Rose's relationships with Jackie and Mickey were introduced in Rose, and expanded on in Aliens of London and World War Three



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