Alice in Wonderland

Peri Brown is transported into Alice in Wonderland. (COMIC: Salad Daze)

Alice in Wonderland was the title of a book by Lewis Carroll from Earth, as well as the general name by which the book and its sequel, Through the Looking-Glass, were collectively known.

The titular character of the book was inspired by Alice Liddell, Lewis Carroll's neighbour in Oxford, (PROSE: The Wildthyme Effect) and according to one account, Wonderland indeed existed beneath the Earth's crust, inhabited by many of the characters described in the book. (AUDIO: Iris Wildthyme and the Land of Wonder)

The Sixth Doctor met the fictional protagonist of the book in the Land of Fiction. (AUDIO: Legend of the Cybermen)

The first edition of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland was published by MacMillan on 4 July 1865. (PROSE: The Brakespeare Voyage)

The book began with the titular character falling down a large hole. (PROSE: Death to Mufl)


In 1866, Edward Waterfield owned a first edition of Alice in Wonderland; (PROSE: The Evil of the Daleks) it was his daughter, Victoria's, favourite book. (PROSE: Death to Mufl)

A copy of this book was owned by Professor Chronotis. (PROSE: Shada)

In the 1970s, when the Meercocks took the forms of characters from Earth literature, one of them became Alice in Wonderland's White Rabbit. (PROSE: Verdigris)

The Third Doctor thought to himself, "As Alice once said 'This gets curiouser and curiouser,'" while being escorted by guards into the complex where the Gemini Plan was being carried out. (COMIC: Gemini Plan)

Harry Sullivan, upon seeing that K1 had grown to giant size, quoted Alice, "Curiouser and curiouser", with the Fourth Doctor rejoining, "Said Alice". (TV: Robot)

The Fourth Doctor misquoted Alice in Wonderland when coming to after being scanned in the Kraal Disorientation Centre, combining the Dormouse's story about three sisters living at the bottom of a treacle-well with Three Sisters by Anton Chekhov. (TV: The Android Invasion)

The Fourth Doctor compared Biroc to the Cheshire Cat. (TV: Warriors' Gate)

The Fifth Doctor once declared that like Alice, he tried to believe three impossible things before breakfast. (TV: The Five Doctors)

Erimem tried to read Alice in Wonderland when she wanted to learn how to read English. (AUDIO: The Axis of Insanity)

Peri Brown had been reading an omnibus edition of Alice in Wonderland aboard the Doctor's TARDIS before accidentally activating the Doctor's personal reality warp. The device transported her to a world largely based on the book, with herself cast as Alice. (COMIC: Salad Daze)

When the Seventh Doctor told Ace that he didn't know why the Cloister Bell was ringing, she replied, "You don't know much, and that's a fact." The Doctor recognised the quote from the Duchess in Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. (PROSE: Timewyrm: Genesys) On a later occasion when she was disorientated, Ace compared her situation to that of Alice. (PROSE: Lucifer Rising)

When the Eighth Doctor was infected by Zagreus, the Doctor's TARDIS gave him hints and aid through a copy of The Alice Compendium from the Doctor's library. The TARDIS also manifested a variety of environments and avatars to help him, among which was the story's forest and Cheshire Cat, who confronted the Doctor with a version of the story's "drink me" puzzle. An evil avatar of the TARDIS, manifested by Zagreus, later summoned a Jabberwock from the book to attack the Doctor. (AUDIO: Zagreus)

When the Tenth Doctor and Rose Tyler were accidentally shrunk by the TARDIS' micromodulator switch, the Doctor noted that it was just like Alice in Wonderland. (COMIC: Which Switch?)

The dimensional interface override was also known as the "Alice in Wonderland circuit". Its failure caused the Doctor and Donna Noble to grow in size. (COMIC: The Alice in Wonderland Circuit)

River Song referenced the story of Alice in Wonderland. According to her version, Alice fell down a black hole. (AUDIO: The Boundless Sea)

The Twelfth Doctor uttered "Curiouser and curiouser" when a Mumbai police officer asked him about the artefact. (COMIC: The Swords of Kali)

Behind the scenes[]

The actual title of Carroll's book is Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, though the shorter Alice in Wonderland is widely used.


Simon Russell Beale, Ken Dodd, Elizabeth Spriggs, Jason Flemyng, Joanna Lumley, Sheila Hancock, Murray Melvin, Nigel Plaskitt, Hugh Lloyd, Christopher Ryan, and Mary Healey appeared in the 1999 made-for-TV adaptation.

Matt Lucas, Stephen Fry, Barbara Windsor, Michael Gough, Tim Piggott-Smith, and Michael Sheen appeared in Disney and Tim Burton's 2010 live-action adaptation. Lucas, Fry, Windsor, and Sheen reprised their roles in the 2016 sequel.

Frank Welker also provided the vocal effects of the Bandersnatch in the latter film.