The Awakening was a novelisation based on the 1984 television serial The Awakening.

Publisher's summary Edit

1985 edition Edit

The Doctor has promised Tegan that they will visit her grandfather in the English village of Little Hodcombe, in the year 1984, a precision of timing and location that the TARDIS has not always achieved...

When the Type-40 machine comes to rest, the view on the scanner screen only serves to confirm Tegan's rather low expectations of the TARDIS' performance.
The most sensible course of action would be to leave immediately – but despite Turlough's protests the Doctor rushes out to take on a seemingly hopeless rescue mission...

Chapter titles Edit

  1. An Unexpected Aura
  2. The Devil in the Church
  3. The Body in the Barn
  4. Of Psychic Things
  5. 'A Particularly Nasty Game'
  6. The Awakening
  7. Tegan the Queen
  8. Stone Monkey
  9. Servant of the Malus
  10. Fulfilment

Deviations from televised story Edit

  • Does not include a sequence with Kamelion which had been cut from the broadcast version of the serial.
  • There are a few minor dialogue changes, such as Tegan and Turlough's lines about the church being refused planning permission being transposed.
  • Wolsey's sudden appearance to capture Tegan is explained as him stepping out of an alley.
  • It is stated that Sir George Hutchinson's ancestor was squire in Will's time and the one who organised the burning of the May Queen and forced the villagers to fight.
  • Jane opening the TARDIS door is omitted, even though the pay-off of the Doctor telling her to close them when they return is retained.

Writing and publishing notes Edit

  • Dedication “For Pat, Susanah and David, with love”
  • Inside back cover features colour advert for Fantastic Doctor Who Poster Offers!
  • This novelisation was later released as part of The Earth Adventures Collection.

Additional cover images Edit

British publication history Edit

First publication:

  • Hardback
W.H. Allen & Co. Ltd. UK
  • Paperback

 Audiobook Edit

This Target Book was released on 5 August 2010 complete and unabridged by BBC Audio and read by Nerys Hughes.

The cover blurb and thumbnail illustrations were retained in the accompanying booklet with sleevenotes by David J. Howe. Music and sound effects by Simon Power.

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