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Target Books' Doctor Who output in 1985 was highly varied. Every Doctor up to the Sixth had at least one story adapted — except for the Fourth. In particular, it marked the first time that wholly missing First Doctor serials had been adapted.


No. Title Author Doctor Featuring Based on Released
093 Planet of Fire Peter Grimwade 5th Turlough, Peri, Kamelion, the Master Planet of Fire 14 February 1985
092 The Caves of Androzani Terrance Dicks Peri The Caves of Androzani 14 March 1985
094 Marco Polo John Lucarotti 1st Susan, Ian, Barbara Marco Polo 11 April 1985
095 The Awakening Eric Pringle 5th Tegan, Turlough The Awakening 13 June 1985
096 The Mind of Evil Terrance Dicks 3rd Jo, the Brigadier, Yates, Benton, The Master The Mind of Evil 11 July 1985
097 The Myth Makers Donald Cotton 1st Vicki, Steven, Katarina The Myth Makers 12 September 1985
098 The Invasion Ian Marter 2nd Jamie, Zoe, Cybermen The Invasion 10 October 1985
099 The Krotons Terrance Dicks Jamie, Zoe, Krotons The Krotons 14 November 1985
100 The Two Doctors Robert Holmes 6th Peri, Second Doctor, Jamie, Sontarans The Two Doctors 5 December 1985

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Title Author Released
The Third Doctor Who Quiz Book Nigel Robinson| 14 October 1985

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