Doctor Who: The Scripts was a series of trade paperback-format books published by Titan Books between 1988 and 1994 and distributed in the UK and North America. (This is not to be confused with the hardcover release Doctor Who: The Scripts: Tom Baker 1974/5.)

Edited by John McElroy, this series printed scripts for several iconic Doctor Who serials from the 1960s and 1970s, plus one from the 1980s, as well as a previously unseen rejected First Doctor script, The Masters of Luxor.

Initially the series published verbatim transcripts of the television stories as broadcast (with missing episodes based on off-air audio recordings and fan memories) but by the end of the run a version of the original camera scripts were used.

Three of the stories featured in the series were, at the time of their publication as scripts, considered lost: The Tomb of the Cybermen, which was recovered a couple of years later and released on video in 1992), and The Power of the Daleks and Galaxy 4, which still do not exist in their entirety. The Power script book was also published several months before the novelisation of the story was finally issued.

The final books in the series, Galaxy 4 and The Crusade, were published in 1994. Further script books were planned for The Abominable Snowmen and the never-novelised The Pirate Planet, and cover art for the former was even circulated, but Titan cancelled the line before these two books were published.

Releases[edit | edit source]

# Title Subject matter Release date
1 The Tribe of Gum An Unearthly Child January 1988
2 The Tomb of the Cybermen The Tomb of the Cybermen 29 August 1989
3 The Talons of Weng-Chiang The Talons of Weng-Chiang November 1989
4 The Daleks The Daleks 12 December 1989
5 The Masters of Luxor The Masters of Luxor 27 August 1992
6 The Daemons The Daemons 22 October 1992
7 The Power of the Daleks The Power of the Daleks 18 March 1993
8 Ghost Light Ghost Light 29 June 1993
9 Galaxy 4 Galaxy 4 14 July 1994
10 The Crusade The Crusade 17 November 1994

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