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.

Novelisation covers[]

Reprints and other title covers[]

Publishing history[]

Month Title Writer Cover Artist Illustrator
Paperback: Junior Doctor Who and the Giant Robot Terrance Dicks Harry Hants Peter Edwards
January Doctor Who and the Underworld Terrance Dicks Bill Donohoe
January Reissue: Doctor Who and the Dæmons Barry Letts New cover: Andrew Skilleter
February Doctor Who and the Invasion of Time Terrance Dicks Andrew Skilleter
March Doctor Who and the Stones of Blood Terrance Dicks Andrew Skilleter
April Doctor Who and the Androids of Tara Terrance Dicks Andrew Skilleter
May Doctor Who and the Power of Kroll Terrance Dicks Andrew Skilleter
June Doctor Who and the Armageddon Factor Terrance Dicks Bill Donohoe
June Junior Doctor Who and the Brain of Morbius Terrance Dicks Harry Hants Peter Edwards
August Doctor Who and the Keys of Marinus Philip Hinchcliffe Andrew Skilleter
August Doctor Who and the Nightmare of Eden Terrance Dicks Andrew Skilleter
October Doctor Who and the Horns of Nimon Terrance Dicks Steve Kyte
December Doctor Who and the Monster of Peladon Terrance Dicks Steve Kyte

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