Doctor Who and the Androids of Tara was a novelisation based on the 1978 television serial The Androids of Tara.

Publisher's summary Edit

On a peaceful rural planet, where the colourful pageantry of old Ruritania mingles with ultra-modern Android technology, the Fourth Doctor becomes a kingmaker in spite of himself.

In his search for another segment of the Key to Time, the Doctor matches wits and swords with the evil Count Grendel – aided, of course, by Romana and the invaluable K9.

THE ANDROIDS OF TARA is a novel in the Key to Time Sequence. Read THE RIBOS OPERATION and THE STONES OF BLOOD available now.

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Note: the "Coming soon" line is not on all printings.

Chapter titles Edit

  1. The Doctor Goes Fishing
  2. Count Grendel
  3. The Double
  4. The Princess
  5. The Prisoner of Gracht
  6. The Android King
  7. Invitation to an Ambush
  8. The Android Killer
  9. Flag of Truce
  10. Count Grendel plans a Wedding
  11. Attack by Night
  12. Victory

Deviations from televised story Edit

  • The Doctor admires Grendel, rather than the other characters.

Writing and publishing notes Edit

Additional cover images Edit

British publication history Edit

First publication:

  • Hardback
W.H. Allen & Co. Ltd. UK
  • Paperback

Audiobook Edit

A different version of this story, written especially by David Fisher, was released on 5 July 2012 by BBC Audio and read by John Leeson.

The cover blurb and thumbnail illustrations were retained in the accompanying booklet with sleevenotes by David J. Howe. Music and sound effects by Simon Power.

External links Edit

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