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The Eleventh Tiger was the sixty-fourth novel in the BBC Past Doctor Adventures series. It was written by David A. McIntee, released 3 May 2004 and featured the First Doctor, Ian Chesterton, Barbara Wright and Vicki Pallister.

Publisher's summary[]

May you live in interesting times.

The TARDIS crew have seen many different eras. When they arrive in China in 1865, they find banditry, rebellion, and foreign oppression rife. Trying to maintain order are the British Empire and the Ten Tigers of Canton, the most respected martial arts masters in the world.

There is more to chaos than mere human violence and ambition. Can legends of ancient vengeance be coming true? Why does everyone Ian meets already know who he is? The Doctor has his suspicions, but he is occupied by challenges of his own. Soon the travellers must learn that sometimes the greatest danger is not from the enemy, but from the heart.

In interesting times, love can be a weakness, hatred an illusion, order chaos, and ten Tigers not enough.

Chapter titles[]

Cutaway I

  1. Executioners from Shaolin
  2. The Dead and the Deadly
  3. Warriors Two
  4. Drunken Master
  5. The Prodigal Son
  6. Last Hero in China

Cutaway II


to be added



The Doctor[]

  • The Doctor engages in a kung fu duel.

Food and Beverages[]



  • The Mandragora Helix refers to the Doctor as "Traveller" and is aware of his influence throughout Earth's history.



A comic illustration of the story printed in DWM 343.

  • "'Hell's teeth,' he whispered." David McIntee is fond of transplanting this saying to other cultures.
  • Ian and Barbara say lyrics from the song "Kung Fu Fighting", seemingly unintentionally as the song was released in 1974. The Doctor, seemingly familiar with the song, continued: "And was it, perchance, dear boy, a little bit frightening? Hmm?"


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