The Eleventh Tiger was the sixty-fifth 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 Edit

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.

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Characters Edit

References Edit

The Doctor Edit

  • The Doctor engages in a kung fu duel.

Individuals Edit

Species Edit

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

Events Edit

Notes Edit

DWM 343 11th Tiger

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?"

Continuity Edit

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