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The Story of Martha was the main story of the eponymous anthology. It was set during the Year That Never Was.

Publisher's summary[]

For a year, while the Master ruled over Earth, Martha Jones travelled the world telling people stories about the Doctor. She told people of how the Doctor has saved them before, and how he will save them again.

This is that story. It tells of Martha's travels from her arrival on Earth as the Toclafane attacked and decimated the population through to her return to Britain to face the Master. It tells how she spread the word and told people about the Doctor. The story of how she survived that terrible year.


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In a flashback

In England

In Europe

  • USFA Brunol
  • Sylvie
  • Yves
  • Lisel
  • Antoine

In Turkey

In Japan

  • Tokami
  • Hito
  • Ono
  • Dmitri Korbov
  • The Drast



  • This is the first time the current BBC Books line has published a story based upon a televised episode, although it is not a novelisation. However the final and first moments of TV: The Sound of Drums and TV: Last of the Time Lords respectively are novelised.
  • This story also features a new alien species called the Drast.


The Audiobook cover.

Audio release[]

  • The story was released as an audiobook on 2x CD read by Freema Agyeman, containing only the overall linking narrative. The four short stories included in the book were released separately as download-only purchases.

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