Spoilers are precisely defined here. Rules vary by the story's medium. Info from television stories can't be added here until after the top or bottom of the hour, British time, closest to the end credits roll on BBC One. Therefore, fans in the Americas who are sensitive to spoilers should avoid Tardis on Sundays until they've seen the episode.



prose stub
You may wish to consult Matrix (disambiguation) for other, similarly-named pages.

Matrix was the sixteenth novel in the BBC Past Doctor Adventures series. It was written by Robert Perry and Mike Tucker, released 5 October 1998 and featured the Seventh Doctor, Ace and the Valeyard. It also features alternate versions of Ian Chesterton and Barbara Wright.

The novel is notable for depicting what could be the demise of the Valeyard.

Publisher's summary[]

"I won't fight you."

"Oh, but you will." The voice twisted and cracked. Fury and madness tore through it. "You will fight me, Doctor!"

The Doctor is on the run from a faceless enemy that knows his every thought and move. He flees to his past, planning to leave Ace in safe hands in order to fight on alone. But his enemy has other plans, and the Doctor's history no longer exists.

The TARDIS is finally drawn to London in the winter of 1888, where the Doctor and Ace discover a dark secret from Gallifrey's past, and the name of their unseen opponent. It is Jack the Ripper.


to be added



Foods and beverages[]

  • The amnesiac Doctor drinks beer but gets little effect from it.

The Doctor[]


Story notes[]


External links[]