Paul Magrs writes about Iris Wildthyme and the Doctor Who series, while simultaneously Iris attempts to convince her companion, the Eighth Doctor, to stop being so adamant about how his past played out...
From Paul Magrs' point of view, he recalls that he was asked to write about the books he had written, and Paul mentions the impact that the Doctor Who series had on him.
Iris and the Doctor then talk about her origins, and the conflict of the Thals and the Daleks (the events that the First Doctor was a part of, after the escape from the Tribe of Gum). Iris thinks to herself that the events happened differently for her, and the Doctor is huffy about Iris' claims, and he wants to know which version of events actually happened, all those years ago.
The Doctor doesn't talk to Iris for a while, and he puts the kettle on. He's disturbed by the the fact that the claims from Iris are potentially true, in part due to his own past constantly changing. He realises that he suddenly remembers having adventures that he previously didn't do, such as being in Antarctica and seeing dinosaurs, and being there when Venice crumbled into the Adriatic. The Doctor is happy that he's experiencing these events like this, but that happiness turns to horror as he realises that this means he could live forever.
The TARDIS comes out of the Time Vortex, and the Doctor and Iris are flung into a new adventure together...
- The Fourth Doctor is described as looking like Tom Baker, and the Second Doctor like Patrick Troughton.
- Iris and her companion Jenny helped the Second Doctor defeat the Dalek Supreme on Marlion.
- Paul Magrs owned all one-hundred and fifty "Terrance Dicks" novelisations.
- Paul Magrs wrote a text based on his Doctor Who books.
- Paul Magrs listened to the Geoff Love version of the "Doctor Who theme" in 1978.
- The Doctor listens to Johannes Brahms and Gustav Mahler.
- Paul mentioned that the Beryl Reid incarnation wore a silver cardigan and sensible boots.
- Iris worked for The Ministry, and she helped Geoff Love to develop the "Doctor Who theme". She did this while disguised as a cellist/Space: 1999 fan.
- The Eighth Doctor suggests that Iris is an invention of a faction of paradox inducing psychopaths from the far future.
- Doctor Who in an Exciting Adventure with the Daleks is a novel. The Doctor notes that it "heavily contradicts the Terrance Dicks book very badly".
- Iris recalls being on Skaro, and meeting the Aryans and the Daleks there. She remembers those events being more akin to a Philip K. Dick story.
- Paul wrote that the first incarnation of Iris was "rather like Edith Sitwell as she's described in Denton Welch's memoirs".
- Paul mentions that Iris occasionally works for MIAOW.
- The story contains footnotes, explaining the various stories to which Iris and the Doctor refer to throughout their adventure, however the information is contradictory to the story.
- The table of contents for DWM 289 included original art of the Jane Fonda incarnation of Iris that was not included in the story itself.
- The Eighth Doctor's encounter with Iris on Hyspero is mentioned. (PROSE: The Scarlet Empress)
- Iris' adventure with the Second Doctor and Jenny Winterleaf in the diamond mines of Marlion is mentioned. (PROSE: Verdigris)
- The Eighth Doctor says he can't remember if he had a mother or if he was created out of a gene-splicing machine. (TV: Doctor Who, PROSE: Lungbarrow)
- Iris claims that it was she who was present on the Dalek city and not the Doctor. However Iris' version of events involved the Daleks experimenting with hallocinogens and weird sex. (TV: The Daleks)
- Paul Magrs wrote stories about Iris. This character and his profession would be expanded upon in PROSE: Brenda's B&B, The Magrs Conundrum!, Party Fears Two, Parsley Sage, Rosemary and Wildthyme.
- The events of TV: Time-Flight and Arc of Infinity are mentioned.
- The Doctor recalls the events of AUDIO: The Land of the Dead and AUDIO: The Stones of Venice.