The Times

An issue of The Times from September 2009. (TV: Children of Earth: Day Two)

The Times was a British newspaper. It was printed from the Victorian era through to the early 21st century and beyond.

In London during the 1890s, both the newly regenerated Twelfth Doctor and Clara Oswald were led to the Half-Face Man's base at Mancini's Family Restaurant through a hint amongst the advertisements in an issue of The Times newspaper that was left by someone they assumed to be intent on keeping the two of them together. This newspaper was delivered by Paternoster Gang butler, Strax, whose method of delivery differed from the norm in that he threw it through Madame Vastra's window, with the paper striking Clara in the face with enough force to knock her down. (TV: Deep Breath)

The Fifth Doctor found and read a September 1901 edition of The Times, the front page of which announced the launch of the first British submarine, in the crew room aboard the Shadow. (TV: Enlightenment)

In 1938, George Newman covered the Spanish Civil War for The Times. (AUDIO: Fiesta of the Damned)

In 1947, Sir Edgar Campbell read The Times. (PROSE: Ghosts of India)

In June 1964, the Fourth Doctor did The Times crossword puzzle but he cheated by looking at the next day's issue. (AUDIO: Wave of Destruction)

While investigating the disappearance of Professor Whitaker, Sarah Jane Smith spoke with the science correspondent of The Times, who called Whitaker a "brilliant" scientist. (TV: Invasion of the Dinosaurs)

On arriving at Heathrow Airport in 1982, the Fifth Doctor checked the latest cricket scores in The Times. (TV: Time-Flight)

When the Second Doctor arrived to meet Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart at a UNIT reunion, he said he was here for his speech as guest of honour, revealing that he heard of it in The Times. Colonel Crichton pointed out that this was impossible as the reporter was still there. The Doctor explained that he heard it from "tomorrow's Times". (TV: The Five Doctors)

In 1994, when Ben Jackson and Polly Wright were visiting W H Smith, Polly saw The Times and read the society notices. When she looked at the obituaries, she realised that no-one was mentioned there that she knew. (PROSE: Invasion of the Cat-People)

In 2008, when Sarah Jane Smith went to the St Agnes Abbey she introduced herself as Felicity Barnes from the Times. She told the nuns that she was doing a story on religion in the twenty first century for the Times and asked for Sister Helena. (TV: Eye of the Gorgon)

In September 2009, The Times reported on the children's message to the world: "We are coming". Ianto Jones read a copy he picked up from a delivery point. (TV: Day Two)

In 2596, Christine Summerfield obtained a copy of The Times with a timeline of the Dellah gods crisis. It was printed on paper-thin computers; when poked, the pictures of the journalists would read their article aloud. (PROSE: Dead Romance)

Undated events[edit | edit source]

When Iris Wildthyme and Panda arrived at a warehouse filled with double decker buses, Panda stayed behind on the Celestial Omnibus for a while, doing a crossword from within an issue of The Times. Panda also tried to get a column published by them. (PROSE: Just the Ticket)

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The Times (Deep Breath)[edit | edit source]

Fourth Case of Spontaneous Combustion[edit | edit source]

An article published by The Times in the 1890s. (TV: Deep Breath)

The death of Margaret Roberts occurred on Friday, outside her home address in London, in what the police are describing as a curious case of spontaneous combustion. She was aged 63 years.
Born in Scotland, Mrs Roberts moved to London to be with her late husband of more than 50 years. She lived an a simple life in the most modest of ways and leaves behind three daughters and five grandchildren.
Police are at a loss to explain the curious news after being alerted to the smouldering body of Mrs Roberts by a Good Samaritan. Although not being treated as suspicious, the police would urge anyone with information to get in touch with the police at their first convenience.
(The rest of the article is illegible)

Untitled article on a royal event[edit | edit source]

The Times reported on a royal event and the guests in attendance. (TV: Deep Breath)

{The first part of this article is illegible} Ducal Highness the Princess of Leiningen and their Highnesses Princess Victoria of Schleswig-Holstein and Prince Maurice of Battenburg were present with Her Majesty.
The Countess of Antrim (Lady in Waiting) was in attendance.
General Viscount Bridport, Admiral of the Fleet Sir Edmund Commerell, and Lieut.-Colonel Davidson were in attendance as Lord Groom and Equerry in Waiting.
Lieut.-Colonel Sir Arthur Bigge was also in attendance.

Untitled article on world events[edit | edit source]

A series of paragraphs on miscellaneous foreign events.

The first paragraph stated that a Sir David Chalmers, who was appointed to inquire into a rising in South Africa, was to leave Liverpool the Saturday following the paper's publication, along with a W. E. Wingfield. The second paragraph regarded the resignation of a Mr Robertson. The third paragraph reported on the inauguration of the National Swiss Museum in Zurich. The fourth paragraph was on an upcoming Dominion Day celebration in London, and is transcribed below. (TV: Deep Breath)

We are asked to remind Canadians in London that the dinner to celebrate Dominion Day will take place at the Imperial Institute on July 1. Informed {illegible} as to the arrangements and tickets (for which only application is invited) may be obtained at the Canadian Government's Office, 17, Victoria Street, S. W.
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