|Timeline for 1968|
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1968 was an important year for the Time Lords. Cuthbert Simpson learned the randomiser code for the Doctor's TARDIS from Susan Seymour, (PROSE: The Banquo Legacy) allowing the Time Lords to track down the Eighth Doctor. (PROSE: The Ancestor Cell)
According to some accounts, the London Event occurred in 1968, (PROSE: Downtime, Revolution Man, HOMEVID: Global Conspiracy?) leading to the formation of UNIT by the end of the year. (PROSE: The Left-Handed Hummingbird, Revolution Man)
January - June
On 28 April, the Revolution Man's symbol appeared in the Red Square. In response to this, Leonid Brezhnev said that the "forces of imperialist and capitalist aggression" would be punished for their "provocative action" against the "heroic Soviet people."
According to one account, (PROSE: Revolution Man) the Great Intelligence invaded London sometime before June. It took over most of the London Underground with a deadly web and began spreading upwards into the streets. The city was evacuated and the military were sent into the Underground to stop the web at its source. The Second Doctor, Jamie McCrimmon, and Victoria Waterfield were brought to Earth by the Intelligence. With the help of Alistair Gordon Lethbridge-Stewart, the Doctor was able to defeat the Intelligence. (TV: The Web of Fear)
On 5 June, the Eighth Doctor and Samantha Jones came to England and met up with Jean-Pierre Rex. After their visit, Rex was psychically attacked by Ed Hill and decapitated and drowned in a pond. Hill then took Rex's place as the Revolution Man.
Also on 5 June, the Chinese army came to Tibet to steal the psychic drug Om-Tsor from a group of monks. Fitz Kreiner and Madeline Burton were with the Monks the time of the attack. Madeline managed to escape with the help of the Eighth Doctor, but Fitz was taken by the Chinese. For the rest of the year, Fitz was brainwashed into becoming loyal to the Chinese. (PROSE: Revolution Man)
July - December
On 1 July, the Times of India reported that the Indian government had accused China of a deliberate attack on Indian territory. The Indian army was mobilised along in the provinces of Assam and Bengal. (PROSE: Revolution Man)
In early August, the Great Mother came to London with Sanjaya Starr to impregnate people with her eggs. The children of the great mother secreted mind-altering hormones which the Great Mother used to make cooks put her eggs into their food. She decided to impregnate Henry Gordon Jago with the next Great Mother. Jago was almost eaten from the inside by the next Great Mother, but George Litefoot made Jago drink a medicine that killed the new Great Mother. Litefoot then did the same thing for the rest of the Great Mother's victims.
During the filming of the Those Were the Days Christmas special, Guinevere Godiva reconstituted the mind of Magnus Greel using a Venusian crystal. He took possession of Detective Inspector Dave Sacker to continue living. When Greel was killed by Jago and Litefoot, Jago and Litefoot used the preprogrammed time cabinet to travel from 1968 to 1893 again. (AUDIO: The Final Act)
On 20 December, Cristián Alvarez met the Seventh Doctor in London. At this time, the Doctor began transforming into Huitzilin. Hamlet Macbeth found the Doctor and, with the help of Ace and Bernice Summerfield, he brought the Doctor to a UNIT laboratory. The Doctor spent the next three weeks recovering. (PROSE: The Left-Handed Hummingbird)
The cryogenically frozen World War I soldier Tommy Brockless was revived. Exploring the outside world, he was intrigued by the short skirts worn by young women. He later claimed it was as if all of his Christmases had come at once. (TV: To the Last Man)
In an aborted timeline, the Eighth Doctor prevented Valerie Solanis from shooting Andy Warhol by jumping into the line of fire because he was unaware that Warhol was supposed to be shot. The Doctor and Samantha Jones became trapped on Earth. Iris Wildthyme travelled back in time and prevented this version of history from occurring. (PROSE: Femme Fatale)