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This page lists appearances of Harry Houdini in the order in which he experienced them. This timeline is based upon observations of the Doctor Who universe and the events that occur during each of these stories.


In 1890, Houdini meets the Doctor for the first time, while he is travelling with Ben and Polly. Together, they defeated the Ovids. (AUDIO: Smoke and Mirrors)
Houdini meets the Third Doctor and Jo Grant, and accompanies them on a trip into the future. (AUDIO: Smoke and Mirrors)
During World War I, Houdini meets the Sixth Doctor for the first time, and has met several other incarnations of the Doctor before.
Between 1917 and 1920, Houdini, along with Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, publicly announced the existence of fairies following the release of the Cottingley fairy photos. (TV: Small Worlds)
Houdini meets the Eleventh Doctor, but doesn’t appear to know him, despite having met the Doctor as early as 1890.
Not long after encountering the Eleventh Doctor, Houdini meets an earlier incarnation of the Doctor, who looks older. (PROSE: Houdini and The Space Cuckoos)
Houdini meets the Fifth Doctor, Tegan, Nyssa, and Adric. He also encounters the Eleventh Doctor.
Houdini meets the Twelfth Doctor and Clara Oswald.

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Houdini encounters the Eighth Doctor and Lucie Miller. (PROSE: The Great Escapes)
Houdini teaches the Master escapology. (AUDIO: The Destination Wars)