Doctor Who: The Newbies Guide


This is the eleventh novella published by Telos.

Where does this fit?

This story happens quite some time before An Unearthly Child (Classic Series Season 1). It features the Doctor's first ever encounter with the human race.

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, and has a degree of arrogance towards others. At this point, he still feels bound by the Time Lord ethic of non-interference.


Susan Foreman is the Doctor's granddaughter. Susan adopted the surname Foreman whilst staying on Earth during 1963.

Recurring and Historical Characters





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