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Target Books' Doctor Who output in 1980 was noticeably greater than the previous two years. The year was again Fourth Doctor-heavy, but it saw the return of the First and Third Doctors to the publication schedule. One of the obvious themes in the schedule was a desire to get the Key to Time stories adapted. The work had begun in 1979 with the adaptation of The Ribos Operation. It was largely completed in 1980, save for a novelisation of The Pirate Planet.


No. Title Author Doctor Featuring Based on Released
067 Doctor Who and the Underworld Terrance Dicks 4th Leela, K9 Mark I Underworld 24 January 1980
035 Doctor Who and the Invasion of Time Leela, K9 Mark I, Borusa, Vardans, Sontarans The Invasion of Time 21 February 1980
059 Doctor Who and the Stones of Blood Romana I, K9 Mark II The Stones of Blood 20 March 1980
003 Doctor Who and the Androids of Tara The Androids of Tara 24 April 1980
049 Doctor Who and the Power of Kroll Romana I The Power of Kroll 26 May 1980
005 Doctor Who and the Armageddon Factor Romana I, K9 Mark II, Black Guardian The Armageddon Factor 26 June 1980
038 Doctor Who and the Keys of Marinus Philip Hinchcliffe 1st Susan, Ian, Barbara The Keys of Marinus 21 August 1980
045 Doctor Who and the Nightmare of Eden Terrance Dicks 4th Romana II, K9 Mark II Nightmare of Eden
031 Doctor Who and the Horns of Nimon Romana II, K9 Mark II, Nimon The Horns of Nimon 16 October 1980
043 Doctor Who and the Monster of Peladon 3rd Sarah, Alpha Centauri, Ice Warriors The Monster of Peladon 4 December 1980

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