Doctor Who: The Newbies Guide

Only Human

This is the fifth novel in the New Series Adventures series.

Where does this fit?

This happens during Series One, somewhere between The Doctor Dances and Bad Wolf

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.

Captain Jack Harkness is a time traveller from the 51st Century. In The Empty Child he saw Rose hanging off a barrage balloon during the Blitz, and saved her life He was in that time period to perform a con on a fellow time traveller. In The Doctor Dances his ship was almost blown up, the Doctor saved him, and he joined the TARDIS crew.

Recurring and Historical Characters

Jackie Tyler Jackie is Rose Tyler's mother and is very protective of her daughter. She briefly met the Doctor in Rose before Rose decided to leave with the Doctor. In Aliens of London/World War Three Jackie had spent the last year trying to find Rose after her disappearance with the Doctor. She also discovered what the Doctor's lifestyle is like and that the TARDIS is a time machine. She is not a big fan of the Doctor.




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