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Doctor Who: Monsters and Villains was the first in a series of illustrated guides, written by Justin Richards and was published in May 2005.

It covers the period up to the midway point of Series One, TV: Dalek.

Publisher's summary[]

For over forty years, the Doctor has battled against the monsters and villains of the universe. This book, by Doctor Who expert Justin Richards, brings together the best — or rather the worst — of his enemies.

Discover why the Daleks are so deadly; how the Yeti invade London; the secret of the Loch Ness monster; and how the Cybermen have survived. Learn who the Master is, and — above all — how the Doctor defeats them all.

Whether you read it on or behind the sofa, this book provides a wealth of information about the monsters and villains that have made Doctor Who the galactic phenomenon that it is today.


Alphabetically arranged topics, with featured episode details, glossaries and for the newer stories behind the scenes insights.

Fictional material[]

Much like Doctor Who Annual 2006, the book included several short stories written by Russell T Davies which fleshed out the series' world and hinted at future storylines.

Additional notes[]

  • Published in 2005 the RRP was £7.99 (UK)