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This page lists appearances of the Sixth Doctor in the order in which he experienced them. This timeline is based on observations of the Doctor Who universe and the events in each of these stories. From these observations we have attempted to build a concise timeline. It is generally assumed, much like their TV story counterparts, that each novel, comic or audio series their published/numbered order is the order they occur in, although the audio stories that use the Peter Howell theme are often set before audio stories the Dominic Glynn theme. There are also many gaps between stories

The layout of this timeline is based in part on the observations on Doctor Who Reference Guide and Doctor Who - The Complete Adventures, Lance Parkin's AHistory and other sources that allow us to make observations, such as DocOhoReviews, Doc Oho's Book Reviews, The History of Doctor Who, The Discontinuity Guide, Clive Banks Databanks, Whopix, the Big Finish forums, The Whoniverse and The Divergent Universe forum. None of these sources should be used solely as a source or considered a "true" timeline for stories.

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Limiting factors[edit source]

Companions[edit source]

Any stories where the Doctor is travelling with just Peri Brown, specifically when Peri is young and more nervous, must take place between TV: The Twin Dilemma and before Peri takes a leave of absence from the TARDIS at some point before COMIC: The Shape Shifter. Any stories that feature a more mature and confident Peri traveling alone with the Doctor must take place between COMIC: The World Shapers and TV: Mindwarp. Any stories that feature Peri after she was left on Thoros Beta must follow AUDIO: The Widow's Assassin.

Any stories where the Doctor is travelling with just Frobisher must take place between COMIC: The Shape Shifter and COMIC: Kane's Story or between AUDIO: The Maltese Penguin and COMIC: The Age of Chaos.

Any stories where the Doctor is travelling with Charlotte Pollard must take place between AUDIO: The Condemned and AUDIO: Patient Zero, while any stories featuring Mila must take place between AUDIO: Patient Zero and AUDIO: Blue Forgotten Planet.

Any stories where the Doctor is travelling with the Land of Fiction recreation of Jamie McCrimmon must take place between AUDIO: City of Spires and AUDIO: Legend of the Cybermen.

Any stories where the Doctor is travelling with just Flip Jackson must take place between AUDIO: The Curse of Davros and AUDIO: Scavenger.

Any stories where the Doctor is travelling with just Constance Clarke must take place between AUDIO: Criss-Cross and AUDIO: Absolute Power, while any story with her and Flip must follow AUDIO: Quicksilver.

Any stories where the Doctor is travelling with Mel Bush must take place after PROSE: Business Unusual and before his regeneration in the beginning of TV: Time and the Rani.

Timeline[edit source]

Dark beginnings[edit source]

The Doctor regenerates from his previous incarnation.
Set immediately after The Caves of Androzani, with the Doctor suffering severe bouts of post-regeneration trauma, such as mood swings and deliriousness, even attacking Peri.
The Doctor strangles Peri again, setting this shortly after The Twin Dilemma.
In the "past couple of days", the Doctor has recovered from his regeneration, but is still haunted by "the bleakness of Jaconda", setting this shortly after The Twin Dilemma. The Doctor begins carrying a sonic lance. The chameleon circuit within the Doctor's TARDIS is briefly rendered operational.
The Doctor is still tinkering with the chameleon circuit, but is convinced to stop by Peri after the TARDIS rapidly shifts between an improbable array of forms.
The Doctor and Peri are still experiencing trouble with the chameleon circuit.
The Doctor is still tinkering with the TARDIS's systems, setting this shortly after Attack of the Cybermen. Visiting Varos to complete the TARDIS's repairs, the Doctor encounters Sil the Mentor for the first time.
The Doctor has just left Varos, setting this immediately after Vengeance on Varos. Peri still feels discomfort around the Doctor, although no longer believes that he is unhinged or trying to kill her.
Peri's most recent traumatic memories include being momentarily transformed into an avian hybrid during Vengeance on Varos.
Set after Vengeance on Varos, with the Doctor still carrying out repairs on the TARDIS. The Doctor is still running in the zeiton-7 ore and claims that the TARDIS needs to be recalibrated. Peri receives a scar on Dorsill.
Set shortly after Vengeance on Varos, since the Doctor refers to the acquisition of zeiton-7 ore as only the first step in repairing the TARDIS. He recalibrates the TARDIS, setting this shortly after Grave Matter.
Set after Grave Matter, with the Skin Deep process removing Peri's scar. Also set after Moon Graffiti, as the Doctor is still "fiddling around" with the zeiton-7 ore he acquired in Vengeance on Varos.
The Doctor and Peri are very abrasive to each other, setting this during early Season 22.
The Doctor and Peri foil the invasion attempt of the telepathic worms. (PROSE: Old Boys)
The Doctor and Peri are arguing, setting this early in their travels.
Despite some time having passed since the Doctor's regeneration, Peri still feels shaken by the event and feels as though the Doctor has been distant since settling into his new body. Peri struggles to tell the Doctor that she wants to leave the TARDIS, but appears to reconsider after being told about Susan Foreman by the Doctor.
Set between Vengeance on Varos and Mark of the Rani, according to the book's back cover. A subjective month has passed since Vengeance on Varos, with Peri recalling the Doctor's resigned attitude towards the TARDIS stalling. Peri sees the Doctor genuinely happy and cheerful for the first time since his regeneration.
The Doctor convinces an RWR Mark II android to deactivate itself by pointing out it has no purpose, setting this during early Season 22.
During a battle with the Master, the Doctor is confronted by the Rani for the first time since he left Gallifrey. Peri wonders if the TARDIS is still malfunctioning, which the Doctor dismisses, claiming to have put "a lot of work" into fixing it.
The Doctor and Peri have just left Killingworth, setting this immediately after The Mark of the Rani.
Peri claims that she hasn't eaten since visiting the Industrial Revolution, setting this shortly after The Mark of the Rani.
Set between The Mark of the Rani and The Two Doctors, according to the book's back cover.
The Doctor is depicted eating meat, setting this before The Two Doctors.
The Doctor is still acting rude towards people, and Peri is apologising for his behavior, setting this early in their travels.
In an act of self-preservation, the Doctor is forced to kill Shockeye with his bare hands to prevent the Androgum from hunting him down. After nearly being turned into an Androgum himself, the Doctor resolves to begin a vegetarian diet.
In an artificial scenario, the Doctor kills an innocent tramp, though protests that he would never commit such an act in real life.
The Doctor and Peri go back in time to kill a dictator as a baby. However, the Doctor is unable to go through with the act and leaves.
After struggling with his violent tendencies, the Doctor decides to change his ways.

Mellowing out[edit source]

The Doctor is illustrated wearing the clothes he wore throughout Season 22.
Peri recognises the Second Doctor on sight, setting this after The Two Doctors. The Sixth Doctor is illustrated wearing the clothes he wore throughout Season 22.
The Doctor attempts to take Peri home for a visit, but lands several years too early. The Doctor is a vegetarian, setting this after The Two Doctors. Peri is wrestling with the decision of whether or not to leave the Doctor, but ultimately decides that she belongs by his side, suggesting a late Season 22 setting.
Set between The Two Doctors and Timelash.[1] Peri is attending a botany symposium on the other side of the galaxy while the Doctor answers his summons from Willis.
After enjoying a vegetarian lasagne while Peri visits some friends, the Doctor meets Becky, who teaches him to dance. (PROSE: Teach Yourself Ballroom Dancing)
The Doctor is travelling alone and is "tying up loose ends" in regards to his encounters with the Mara. He acquires a new sonic lance, noting that an "encounter in the sewers did it for the last one", setting this after Attack of the Cybermen and before Paradise 5 and Something Borrowed.
The Doctor and Peri encounter the Master, setting this after The Mark of the Rani.
During Doctor Who Annual 1985, the Doctor and Peri are well acquainted with one another, but there's still a lot of bickering between them, setting this after the Blue Box. The Doctor is also depicted wearing the clothes he wore throughout Season 22.
The Doctor and Peri encounter the Master, setting this after The Mark of the Rani.
Peri recalls her last encounter with the Rani being in The Mark of the Rani, setting this before State of Change.
Peri hasn't had the chance to relax in "a while". According to her, the Doctor hasn't been to 12th century Earth since his regeneration.
Peri mentions that she has recently been to Karfel, setting this shortly after Timelash.
Set between Timelash and Revelation of the Daleks.[2] Peri believes that she has been travelling with the Doctor for "a couple of years" since Planet of Fire.
Peri recalls the events of Vengeance on Varos.
It has been a while since the Doctor disconnected the TARDIS' chameleon circuit following the unsuccessful attempts to repair it in Attack of the Cybermen.
Peri refers to her meeting with H. G. Wells in Timelash. The Doctor is depicted wearing the clothes he wore throughout Season 22. Peri and the Doctor are still bickering, but with an understanding of playfulness to it. Peri speaks of her mother in the present-tense, setting this before The Reaping.
Peri is wearing the clothes she wore in Attack of the Cybermen, and she and the Doctor are sarcastic towards each other, though it is more good natured than in their early travels together.
Peri encounters Davros and the Daleks for the first time. The Doctor claims to be 900-years-old, and recalls the events of Davros.
The Doctor still has his broken watch from Revelation of the Daleks.
Set a week after Revelation of the Daleks, with Peri taking the pocket watch she broke to be repaired.
Peri recalls the events of The Ruins of Heaven as her previous adventure.
The Doctor still has the entry visa for Heaven from The Ruins of Heaven. He and Peri spend weeks trapped inside a malfunctioning TARDIS.

Amicable travels with Peri[edit source]

The Doctor and Peri have a strained relationship, but come to an understanding after the Doctor opens up to her. Peri hasn't visited home for "a very long time", setting this before The Reaping.
Peri recalls the events of Revelation of the Daleks. She and the Doctor are still bickering, but are more friendly with each other, with the Doctor going to great lengths to retrieve a birthday present for her. The Doctor buys a new pocket watch in Paris.
Authorial intent places this between Revelation of the Daleks and The Trial of a Time Lord.[3]
The Doctor is depicted wearing the clothes he wore throughout Season 22.
The Doctor and Peri arrive in Blackpool.
The Doctor is illustrated wearing the clothes he wore throughout Season 22.
Follows directly on from Mission to Magnus, with Peri suggesting that the TARDIS' navigation was tampered with by Sil and Rana Zanduthia.
The Doctor is illustrated wearing the clothes he wore throughout Season 22.
The Doctor and Peri both refer to the events of The Hollows of Time. The Doctor is illustrated wearing the clothes he wore throughout Season 22.
The Doctor is illustrated wearing the clothes he wore throughout Season 22. The Doctor and Peri consider the events of The Mark of the Rani to be a recent happening. The Doctor also claims that the Elizabethan era is the earliest point in Earth's history that Peri has visited during her travels in the TARDIS, despite evidence to the contrary.
The Doctor refers to his regeneration as having been recent. Peri mentions the Daleks, setting this after Revelation of the Daleks.
Peri wants to visit her mother and stepfather to let them know that she is all right after she left them in Lanzarote to travel with the Doctor, setting this before The Reaping. She also refers to the events of The Two Doctors, Mission To Magnus, The Hollows of Time and Point of Entry.
The Doctor is illustrated wearing the blue cravat he wore throughout Season 22. He and Peri encounter the Rani, setting this after Something Borrowed. The Doctor and Peri are still bickering, but in a friendlier manner.
The Doctor and Peri attend the coronation of Elizabeth II. The Doctor is depicted wearing his clothes from Season 22.
During Doctor Who Annual 1986, the Doctor is depicted wearing the clothes he wore in throughout Season 22.
The Doctor is illustrated wearing the clothes he wore throughout Season 22.
The Doctor is illustrated wearing the clothes he wore throughout Season 22.
The Doctor is illustrated wearing the clothes he wore throughout Season 22.
Set between Revelation of the Daleks and The Trial of a Time Lord, according to the book's back cover. In "recent months", Peri has started to feel at home in the TARDIS.
The Doctor suggests that the microbes infected the TARDIS some time ago following his tinkering with the chameleon circuit in Attack of the Cybermen. The Doctor and Peri have a close relationship, and the Doctor visits an old friend who recognises him.
The Doctor is depicted wearing the clothes he wore in Mindwarp, but Peri has her short hairstyle.
Peri mentions the Rassilon Imprimatur, setting this after The Two Doctors, and the Doctor talks of Davros to her, suggesting this story is also set after Revelation of the Daleks.
The Doctor and Peri are getting along.
Set after Whispers of Terror. The Doctor is illustrated wearing the clothes he wore throughout Season 22.

A tour through history[edit source]

Peri recalls meeting Davros and the Daleks, setting this after Revelation of the Daleks.
The Doctor asks his third incarnation to give Peri a lesson on Regency era England. (COMIC: The Incredible Doctor Who History Tour No. 8.)

Continued travels with Peri[edit source]

Set between ...ish and The Trial of a Time Lord.[4] While only four months have passed on Earth since Peri disappeared in Lanzarote, to her it seems closer to years. Peri leaves the Doctor to live with her mother again, but the Doctor immediately goes back to get her after learning of her mother's death.
The Doctor recalls the recent events of A Most Excellent Match, Paradoxicide and Recorded Time.
The Doctor is currently travelling with Peri. (DWM 475) He helps in the saving of Gallifrey on the last day of the Last Great Time War, and, in the novelisation, has a tea party with his other incarnations in the Under Gallery as a celebration.
The Doctor and Peri get along with each other, setting this later in their travels together.
Set between Revelation of the Daleks and The Trial of a Time Lord.[5] Both of Peri's parents are deceased, setting this after The Reaping.
The Doctor is depicted wearing the clothes he wore throughout Season 22, and he and Peri have a more mellow dynamic between them.

Temporary association with Joe[edit source]

While the Doctor helps Colonel Crichton in Derbyshire, Peri is left alone in 1980s London. She visits Top of the Pops and meets Joe Carnaby. Peri develops a romantic relationship with him, and he subsequently joins the Doctor and Peri in the TARDIS. (AUDIO: I Wish It Could Be Christmas Every Day)
This is Joe's third trip in the TARDIS, and the Doctor is still adjusting to his presence. Peri is insistent that the Doctor shares every detail of his plans with her, suggesting a setting late in their travels together, when she has more confidence around him.
Peri has travelled with the Doctor for "a long time".
The Doctor has landed in the 59th century for the third time in a row, and Peri is still recovering from the events of The Baby Awakes. Joe asks Peri to leave the Doctor to live in the 59th century with him. Ending leads directly into Brightly Shone The Moon That Night.
Joe is revealed to be a Were Lord and has been manipulating the TARDIS's course since he arrived. He is killed by Peri, who is reunited with her children from The Baby Awakes.

Travelling alone[edit source]

After leaving Peri in 1985 New York City, the Doctor starts traveling on his own. (COMIC: Kane's Story)
The Doctor has a more mellow demeanour than he exhibited in his early lifetime, but still thinks highly of himself and his reputation.
The Doctor is willing to work with the Time Lords, setting this before The Trial of a Time Lord.
Implied to be set before The Shape Shifter, with the Doctor confused as to why a group of tiny penguins would be looking for "a friend of their's" in his TARDIS.
The Doctor is wearing his technicolour coat and has a rather jolly demeanour. He spends a great deal of time recounting stories of his adventures on other worlds to Clio, before presenting her with a cloth cat.
Originally intended for the Sixth Doctor's Magazine tenure.[source needed] The Doctor is on Gallifrey, answering a summons from an old friend without question, implying a setting before The Trial of a Time Lord.

First adventures with Frobisher[edit source]

The Doctor is confronted by Whifferdill private investigator Avan Tarklu, who brings him to Josiah W. Dogbolter for a bounty. However, after the two agree to split the money and escape, Tarklu decides to remain aboard the TARDIS as the Doctor's companion.
Avan Tarklu decides to settle on the form of a penguin, and to go by the name "Frobisher", as it sounds British enough for the Doctor to like. He and the Doctor are then assigned by the cosmic being known as Voyager to find Astrolabus, a renegade Time Lord who has stolen important star-charts.
The Doctor leaves the money he and Frobisher stole from Intra-Venus, Inc. in The Shape Shifter with Ivan Asimoff. Frobisher is kidnapped by Astrolabus, leading directly into Once Upon a Time Lord.
The Doctor saves Frobisher from Astrolabus, who is then killed by Voyager, ending his threat and freeing the Doctor from Voyager's services.

The return of Peri[edit source]

The Doctor retrieves Peri from 1985 New York City. Ending leads directly into Abel's Story.
Ending leads directly into The Warrior's Story.
Ending leads directly into Frobisher's Story.
The Doctor and Frobisher are traveling with a short-haired Peri, and Frobisher can shapeshift, setting this before Exodus. On the advice of the Tenth Doctor, Frobisher tricks Adam Mitchell into kidnapping him instead of Peri, setting up the events of Endgame. However, the real Peri is later captured by Adam, as she appears as his prisoner in The Choice.
The Doctor joins with his other incarnations and Frobisher to rescue Peri from Adam and the Master, and assists the other Doctors in saving their companions as well.
Ending leads directly into Revelation!.
Ending leads directly into Genesis!.
Frobisher becomes ill-stricken with mono-morphia, trapping him in the form of a penguin.
Although she is mentioned several times, Peri is absent from this story, as she is enjoying a baseball game at the Dodger's Stadium in 1985.
Peri begins wearing the hairstyle and outfit that she would wear in The Mysterious Planet.
Frobisher is beginning to recover from the mono-morphia in his system.
Set "a couple of years" after The Two Doctors.
Sometime after witnessing Jamie's demise, Frobisher decides to leave the TARDIS to become a detective, leaving the Doctor and Peri to travel onwards alone. (AUDIO: The Maltese Penguin)

Final travels with Peri[edit source]

Peri is depicted with the hairstyle she had during The Mysterious Planet.
Peri is depicted with the hairstyle she had during The Mysterious Planet. Vislor Turlough is travling with her and the Doctor.
The Doctor and Peri see visions of Daleks and Draconians, setting this after Revelation of the Daleks and Frobisher's Story.
Though she is absent, the Doctor is currently traveling with Peri, and last encountered Davros in Revelation of the Daleks. The Doctor remarks that he got the Dalekanium wire from Frobisher.
Set concurrently with Emperor of the Daleks!.
Peri is described as having the hairstyle she sported in The Mysterious Planet.
Set before The Trial of a Time Lord.[6] Peri has encountered the Daleks before, setting this after Revelation of the Daleks, and is depicted with the hairstyle she had in The Mysterious Planet.
The Doctor and Peri land on the planet Ravolox, and discover that it is a devastated Earth, relocated two light-years away from its proper position. The Doctor meets Sabalom Glitz for the first time.
The Doctor and Peri have a much friendlier relationship, setting this late in their travels.
The Doctor tells Peri of his pity for the Cybermen, setting this late in their travels, when he was unafraid to look vulnerable in front of her.
The Doctor is described as wearing the clothes he wore in Mindwarp.
The Doctor is depicted wearing the clothes he wore in Mindwarp.
On Thoros Beta, the Doctor is forcibly separated from Peri when the Time Lords overtake his mind, guide him back to his TARDIS and have him depart from Thoros Beta to stand trial, leading directly into The Trial of a Time Lord.

Trial[edit source]

After learning that he was deposed as Lord President for neglecting his duties, the Doctor is forced to stand trial against the Time Lords on Space Station Zenobia. Representing himself against his prosecutor, the Valeyard, the Doctor observes the adventure he and Peri had on Ravalox, (TV: The Mysterious Planet) and witnesses Peri's apparent death on Thoros Beta. (TV: Mindwarp)
Set during the Doctor's trial, between Mindwarp and Terror of the Vervoids. The Doctor sees Evelyn Smythe when taking a glimpse into his future, and mentions Charlotte Pollard.
In the next part of the trial, the Doctor observes an adventure involving his future self and Melanie Bush on the Hyperion III. After it is shown that he wiped out the Vervoids, he is charged with genocide. (TV: Terror of the Vervoids)
Set immediately after Terror of the Vervoids, and features a Sixth Doctor from an alternative timeline.
The Master arrives at the trial as a surprise witness, and reveals to the Doctor that the Time Lords are responsible for the Ravolox conspiracy, and that his trial is a farce put on to discredit him. Providing Melanie Bush and Sabalom Glitz as witnesses to the Doctor's innocence, the Master also lets slip that the Valeyard is a future personification of the Doctor using the trial for his own agenda. After foiling the plots of his various adversaries, the Doctor learns from Inquisitor Darkel that Peri has survived to become the Warrior Queen of the Krontep, and departs Space Station Zenobia with Melanie.
In an alternate timeline created by Rassilon and the Cybermen, the Doctor and Melanie find the Matrix compromised by the Cybermen during The Ultimate Foe.
Immediately after the trial, the Doctor brings Melanie to Pease Pottage, believing that she can reunite with "her Doctor" there, despite her protests that she had left him on Oxyveguramosa. The Doctor meets a future version of himself in the process, who recommends that he take a trip to Sheffield Hallam University.
The Doctor returns Melanie to Oxyveguramosa as promised, reuniting her with his future self. (PROSE: The Ultimate Foe)

Pessimistic about his future[edit source]

Set immediately after The Ultimate Foe, according to the back cover. The Doctor spends several months as a recluse on Torrok in order to avoid meeting Melanie Bush, as he fears meeting her will put him on the path to becoming the Valeyard. However, the Time Lords manipulate him into saving Earth from Krllxk. After he helps the Doctor defeat a giant robot dinosaur in New Tokyo, Grant Markham joins the Doctor as his companion.
Grant takes his first trip in the TARDIS. By the end of this adventure, the Doctor offers Grant full companionship.
A man resembling Grant is known to have been removed from history by the Doctor. (PROSE: Repercussions...)
The Doctor is portrayed with his egotistical and over-reactive attitude. His profile picture includes a photo of Peri with her hairstyle from The Mysterious Planet.
The Doctor is wearing the clothes he wore in Terror of the Vervoids. He is acting short tempered, and slightly murderous.
The Doctor is still hurt by the recent events of The Trial of a Time Lord.
The Doctor is worried about becoming the Valeyard, setting this before The Spindle of Necessity.
Set shortly after the Doctor's trial, with a much wearier Doctor, whose love for life has diminished somewhat. Though an adventure with Iris Wildthyme gets him out of his funk, he's still nevertheless a very lonely man by the end of it.
The Doctor is still portrayed as a recluse.
In despair at becoming the Valeyard, the Doctor goes into isolation long enough to grow a goatee beard. After the Fates tell him that becoming the Valeyard is but one possible timeline, the Doctor decides to resume his travels, his desire to roam the universe restored.

Optimistic travels[edit source]

The Celestial Toymaker refers to the events of Timelash and Revelation of the Daleks. The Toymaker reveals that he has watched the Doctor for years, waiting for a time when the Doctor was travelling alone to spring his trap. Frobisher is among the Celestial Toymaker's dolls, setting this at least after The Shape Shifter. The Doctor realizes that the Toymaker has been waiting for a chance when the Doctor was alone and vulnerable, likely setting this after The Trial of a Time Lord.
On a visit to Baspral, the Doctor prevents a Seer from drowning a young boy. (PROSE: The Inquisitor's Story)
The Doctor is wearing the waistcoat and cravat from The Trial of a Time Lord.
The Sixth Doctor and his other incarnations are switched with the Seventh Doctor at Albert Square by the Rani's time loop.
The Doctor is wearing his Technicolor coat and embroidered mourning cloak.
The Doctor is traveling alone, has not yet worn his blue coat, and feels regret for an outburst.
The Carrionites use the name "Valeyard" to taunt the Doctor, but he insists that the Valeyard is only a potential future for him, setting this after The Spindle of Necessity. The Doctor owns a signed copy of a book written by George Litefoot.

Unravelling Peri's fate[edit source]

Set between The Ultimate Foe and The Marian Conspiracy, according to the production code. The Doctor is unaware of the details of Peri's fate, but it is established that a considerable amount of time has passed since Mindwarp, and he resolves to start looking for her, after a brief time of recuperation.
Set between Her Final Flight and The Marian Conspiracy, according to the production code.
Set between Her Final Flight and The Marian Conspiracy, according to the production code.
The Doctor contemplates visiting Peri, but thinks she might be too busy, still seeming to be under the impression that there is only one Peri.
In his search for her, the Doctor discovers that multiple versions of Peri Brown exist. He refuses to part with his coat, even while wearing a heavy costume, likely setting this shortly after The Doctor's Coat.
Set between Her Final Flight and The Marian Conspiracy, according to the production code.
The Doctor has been travelling alone for a while, but still greatly regrets the loss of Peri. He is depicted wearing his yellow cravat.

Travelling with a historian[edit source]

The Doctor meets history lecturer Evelyn Smythe at Sheffield Hallam University. After she helps him save her family history, Evelyn insists on joining the Doctor on his travels, and the Doctor accepts her company.
The Doctor has recently had a cold, caused by falling into the Thames in The Marian Conspiracy. From the Doctor's perspective, this is the first time that he has met the Brigadier during his sixth incarnation.
Evelyn was in the TARDIS while the Doctor was at the Kurgon Wonder, as revealed in Instruments of Darkness.
The events of The Sirens of Time are referenced. The Doctor is aware that his status as Lord President has been revoked, and Evelyn encounters the Daleks for the first time.
The Doctor, wearing his Technicolor coat and traveling with Evelyn, prevents Edward Grainger being falsely accused of treason in 1957. (PROSE: Old Boys)
The Doctor switches his Technicolor frock coat for a blue coat. All stories where the Doctor is wearing this coat and travelling with Evelyn must take place after this.
The Doctor and Evelyn have just left the Clutch, setting this immediately after The Sandman.
Evelyn recalls being on board a Dalek spaceship, setting this after Jubilee. The Doctor's need to warn her to play along with their out-of-sequence meeting with Charles Newton suggests this takes place early in her travels.
The Doctor and Evelyn cross paths with Nimrod and the Forge once again, setting this after Project: Twilight. The tension between the Doctor and Evelyn on the death of Cassandra Schofield leads directly into Arrangements for War.
The Doctor recalls meeting his successor during The Sirens of Time. Evelyn tells Rossiter about the recent events from Doctor Who and The Pirates and Project Lazarus.
The Doctor has his first confrontation with Dr. Robert Knox.
Evelyn refers to her encounter with Dr. Robert Knox from Medicinal Purposes and the Doctor wears his technicolour coat.
The Doctor hasn't had a sonic screwdriver since his fifth incarnation.
Evelyn has witnessed the Doctor falling into the River Thames twice before, setting this after Project: Twilight.
The Doctor and Evelyn join Bernice Summerfield's archaeological expedition. (AUDIO: The 100 Days of the Doctor)
The Doctor and Evelyn spend a day flying kites. (AUDIO: The 100 Days of the Doctor)
Evelyn refers to her encounters with Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart from My Own Private Wolfgang.
The Doctor spends one hundred years travelling in the TARDIS with Evelyn, Jacob, Mary, and Peter Williams, while they recover from being frozen in time. Once they are unfrozen, the Doctor and Evelyn return the Williams family home.
Evelyn is vaguely familiar with the concept of regeneration, but has not encountered another incarnation of the Doctor yet. She also recalls visiting Gallifrey, setting this after The Apocalypse Element. The Sixth Doctor once believed that his life would be "short, but sweet".
The Doctor and Evelyn recall their previous encounters with Robert Knox and the Indo in Medicinal Purposes and Pier Pressure.
Evelyn has made a habit of jumping from trains, setting this after The Nowhere Place.
One of the Doctor's thirteen Technicolor coats is destroyed in an explosion. Evelyn refers to the time she and the Doctor had to swim the Thames in Project: Twilight. The Doctor meets Flip Jackson and Jared Ramon on Symbios after a London tube train slips through a temporal fissure, and has his first meeting with DI Patricia Menzies. Thomas Brewster, in a desperate attempt to return to his own time, sneaks into the TARDIS and holds the Doctor and Evelyn at gunpoint, leading directly into The Feast of Axos.
The Doctor and Evelyn manage to disarm Brewster, and the Doctor refuses to return Brewster home, as using his future knowledge would cause chaos and anarchy. Brewster demands that the Doctor takes him back to his own time, leading into Industrial Evolution.
Brewster is returned to Victorian Lancashire by the Doctor and Evelyn, and they stick around for several weeks to investigate the brass mill.
The Doctor is wearing his blue coat.
On a return trip to Világ, Evelyn leaves the Doctor to marry Justice Rossiter. The Doctor reacts badly to the news and refuses to give a proper goodbye. (AUDIO: Thicker Than Water)

Old acquaintances[edit source]

The Doctor visits Frobisher, three weeks after being dropped off from Frobisher's perspective, to ask if he's "grown tired of playing detectives" and wants to return to the TARDIS. His feelings hurt, Frobisher declines the offer. (AUDIO: The Maltese Penguin)
Evelyn Smythe has recently left the TARDIS, with the Doctor finishing the final slice of her sponge cake and absentmindedly talking to her when he is admiring its taste. The Doctor vows to resume wearing his technicolor coat after a time remnant of Mel is killed.
The Doctor visits Frobisher a second time, but he once again declines to return to the TARDIS as he is busy with an ongoing investigation. (AUDIO: The Maltese Penguin)
The Doctor is melancholic following the recent departure of a companion, presumably Evelyn. He offers Linda Grainger a trip in the TARDIS, but she declines. The Doctor is wearing his Technicolor coat.
The Doctor notes that he is celebrating Christmas on his own for the first time in a while, presumably setting this shortly after the departure of a companion.
The Doctor gives an uncomfortable pause when asked if he is traveling alone, and is noted by Claire Aldwych to have "a kind of sorrow about him". The Sixth Doctor and the Brigadier are already familiar with each other, setting this after The Spectre of Lanyon Moor.
Sequel story to The Trial of a Time Lord, and the first time the Doctor has faced the Valeyard since The Ultimate Foe.
The Doctor returns to ask Frobisher if he wants to travel with him again. This time, Frobisher accepts the offer.
The Doctor is still sedate and mistrusting after his trial.
Set after The Maltese Penguin, with the Doctor, excited about seeing the universe again, looking to find out what happened to Peri on Thoros Beta. He and Frobisher then visit a version of Peri who has lived a long life as Queen of Krontep.
Frobisher and the Doctor eventually part ways again, with Frobisher not traveling with him again until his next incarnation. (COMIC: A Cold Day in Hell!)
Whilst defeating an Auton invasion, the Doctor takes the time to teach a teenage Becky how to dance. For him, it has been eighty years since he last saw her. (PROSE: Teach Yourself Ballroom Dancing)
Tegan Jovanka is accidentally summoned to the Doctor's TARDIS while he fends off Sontarans.
Following directly on from A Fix with Sontarans, the Doctor is returning Tegan to Heathrow Airport.
On a return trip to Baspral, the Doctor is informed of the repercussions of his previous trip.
The Doctor checks up on Mary Barton. He is wearing his Technicolor coat and is sensitive about his weight.

Adventures that were wiped from history[edit source]

The Doctor meets William in a fishing shop, and invites him to go fishing. After competing in a fishing contest, the Doctor and William decide to travel together.
In order to stop Flora Millrace embarking on her murder spree, the Eighth Doctor prevents his sixth incarnation from meeting William.

New friends[edit source]

The Doctor helps Horlak and his Silurian tribe quarantine themselves on an island in the Pacific Ocean, (COMIC: The Lost Dimension) and tangles with a Logovore, but is unable to defeat it, and has his memories of Edward Grainger taken. (PROSE: Death Sentences)
While on the trail of "the Darkness", the Doctor is saved from a mugging by Will Hoffman and Emily Chaudhry. Aided by UNIT, the Doctor stops the Darkness and agrees to take Emily and Will home via the TARDIS, leading directly into Incongruous Details.
En route to UNIT HQ, the Doctor gets side-tracked by a distress signal. The TARDIS crew decide to take a trip to the 1950s in order to locate some missing records, leading directly into Defining Patterns.
It is still Will's first day working for UNIT and he has taken two trips in the TARDIS. The Doctor returns Emily and Will home after a run in with Agent Ronnie Tillyard in 1957.
The Doctor rescues Jason from the guillotine during French Revolution, and he becomes his companion. (AUDIO: The Ultimate Adventure)
While stopping the Cybermen from kidnapping a US Envoy from the Number 10 nightclub, the Doctor and Jason meet Crystal, who helps them combat the Dalek Emperor, and then joins them in the TARDIS with Zog, a slave from Deneb IV she had befriended. The Doctor possesses a sonic screwdriver, and Peri and Evelyn are mentioned as former companions of his.
Zog stops traveling with the Doctor, Jason and Crystal. (AUDIO: Beyond the Ultimate Adventure)

The companion from the future[edit source]

Charley Pollard enters the TARDIS, having expected "someone else" to be inside, leading directly into The Condemned.
The Doctor is wearing his blue coat, and was travelling alone before reluctantly taking Charley on as his companion. The Doctor has his second encounter with DI Menzies, though it is their first time meeting from her perspective.
Charley has only recently joined the Doctor on his travels.
Charley refers to the fictional highwaymen from The Doomwood Curse and the Marxist Daleks from Brotherhood of the Daleks.
The Doctor and Charley have been travelling together for weeks.
Set immediately after The Avenues of Possibility. The Doctor and Charley decide to investigate the source of the temporal distortions.
Charley realises that she will have to leave the Doctor when she tells him about being from his future.
The Doctor and Charley encounter the Krotons. Following this encounter, the Doctor decides to take Charley to breakfast, leading directly into The Raincloud Man.
The Doctor and Charley have breakfast at a cafe, and Charley notes that they made it to their intended destination on the first attempt. The Doctor confronts Charley about her true identity, leading directly into Patient Zero.
After she contracts a virus, the Doctor puts Charley in the Zero Room while he tries to locate the source of the virus, and thus a cure. After taking many years searching for a cure, the Doctor traces the virus to the Amethyst Viral Containment Station. While he confronts the Daleks, Charley awakens from her coma and is replaced in existence by Mila.
While under the guise of Charley, Mila has already been travelling with the Doctor for some time before she is killed. In order to preserve future events, Charley has the Viyrans edit the Doctor's memory so that his memories of his time with her are replaced with the memory of Mila, as well as a more peaceful departure for her in place of her death.

The Land of Fiction[edit source]

Arriving in Scotland, the Doctor is reunited with an amnesiac Jamie McCrimmon and, after an adventure during the Battle of Culloden, Jamie accepts the Doctor's offer to travel with him.
The Doctor has recently defeated the Red Caps in Scotland, setting this immediately after City of Spires.
Jamie refers to his recent encounter with the Kelpie from Night's Black Agents. Ending leads directly into Legend of the Cybermen.
The Doctor and Jamie discover that they have been in the Land of Fiction since City of Spires, and that Jamie is a fictional character created by Zoe Heriot, the new Master of the Land, as a mystery for the Doctor to solve, while Zoe uses them to combat an invasion by the Cybermen. After their adventure, Jamie decides to remain in the Land, while the Doctor returns Zoe to the Space Station W3, saddened at the fact that she would once again fall under the Time Lords' conditioning and lose all memory of him.

Living in Victorian London[edit source]

The Doctor crash lands in Victorian London due to the temporal experiments performed by Professor Elliot Payne, causing him to become stranded. (AUDIO: The Hourglass Killers)
Using the alias "Professor Claudius Dark", the Doctor attempts to convince Johnny Skipton of Payne's intentions.
"Professor Dark" tells Ellie Higson that he is enquiring after Henry Gordon Jago and Professor George Litefoot.
The Doctor employs the services of an electric supplier to fix the TARDIS. (AUDIO: Chronoclasm) He is later forced to sink the TARDIS into the Thames embankment to stop Mr. Kempston and Mr. Hardwick from stealing it. (AUDIO: The Hourglass Killers)
The Doctor invites Jago and Litefoot to meet with him, but chooses not to reveal his identity, raising their suspicion.
"Professor Dark" warns Jago and Litefoot of the approaching Sandmen, and suggests to Leela that she take them to Brighton.
"Professor Dark" gives Jago, Litefoot and Leela tickets to Oscar Wilde's new show.
The Doctor saves Jago and Litefoot from a train trapped in a time loop, and reveals his true identity to them.
Having retrieved his TARDIS, the Doctor offers Jago and Litefoot the chance to travel with him, which they accept.

Voyages with Jago and Litefoot[edit source]

Jago and Litefoot take their first trip in the TARDIS. Ending leads directly into Voyage to the New World.
The Doctor leaves Jago and Litefoot at the Red Tavern, but in the 1960s instead of the 1890s.

Travelling with Flip Jackson[edit source]

Forced to switch bodies with Davros to save the Battle of Waterloo, the Doctor is assisted by Flip Jackson from The Crimes of Thomas Brewster, and, when he gets his body back, Flip decides to travel with the Doctor.
Set the morning after The Curse of Davros. The Doctor says he wasn't intending to take on a new companion before Flip invited herself aboard the TARDIS.
Flip mentions that she's already died once, setting this after The Fourth Wall.
The Doctor explains the concept of regeneration to Flip, and has recently started wearing his Technicolor coat around Flip, setting this before Antidote to Oblivion. The Doctor recalls the events of The Red House.
Ending leads directly into Cortex Fire.
The Doctor tells Flip that multiple versions of Peri exist, and that he wants to find out for sure what happened to her and reunite, setting this after Peri and the Piscon Paradox. After interrupting their holiday on Tranquility, the Doctor promises Flip a return trip.
Flip reminds the Doctor that he promised her a return to trip to Tranquility in Antidote to Oblivion. The Doctor recalibrates the TARDIS, with the hope of tracking down Peri once it is fully-functioning again.
The Doctor and Flip attempt to return to Tranquility, but arrive on a space station instead. The Doctor still longs to find Peri. Flip becomes separated from the Doctor in orbit around 2071 Earth.
The Doctor is able to save Flip and return her to 2012 Earth. (AUDIO: The Widow's Assassin)

Reunited with Peri[edit source]

After he finds her on Krontep, the Doctor spends roughly ten years working to free Peri from a mind parasite, and she re-joins him as his companion. He mentions saving Flip after Scavenger, which was his previous adventure.
Set shortly after The Widow's Assassin, with Peri noting that the Doctor and her are having a "fresh start" with their travels after being reunited. The Doctor recalls the events of City of Spires.
Set after The Rani Elite.[7] Peri recalls her time as Queen of Krontep being recent, setting this shortly after The Widow's Assassin.

Companionless travels[edit source]

The Doctor is travelling alone, and is reunited with Harry Houdini. An Estrati takes the form of Peri Brown from the Doctor's recent memory. The Doctor comments on how he keeps having to say goodbye to Peri, suggesting a post-The Widow's Assassin setting.
Late-Victorian Britain is one of the Doctor's favourite times and places, suggesting that he has spent an exceeded amount of time there in the past.
The Doctor is travelling alone, and has been championing the cause of Malean mutants for some time. Pursued by Myklos, he is accompanying a pair of mutants to the Sanctuary on Bukol, and unintentionally gets his first incarnation involved when he is hospitalised.
The Doctor loses a blue coat during the Tangiwai Disaster.
The Doctor refers to Jago and Litefoot as good friends, and is aware that Romana is president of Gallifrey, setting this after The Apocalypse Element.
Authorial intent places this after Stage Fright.[source needed] The Doctor has visited Victorian England, particularly around the time that Jago and Litefoot are active as infernal investigators, so many times that it has caught the attention of the Master.

Early exploits with Constance[edit source]

The Doctor is joined in his travels by Bletchley Park WREN Constance Clarke, who wants to be taken back to her duties once she decides to finish travelling.
The Doctor recognises the Rani from The Rani Elite.
Constance learns about the TARDIS translation circuits for the first time, setting this early in her travels with the Doctor.
Constance is used to the TARDIS getting them lost.
Constance knows about the TARDIS translation circuits, setting this after Shield of the Jotunn.
The Doctor recalls the events of Shield of the Jötunn.
Constance has only taken a few trips with the Doctor and recalls her visit to Strellin in Order of the Daleks. She decides to return to Bletchley, leading directly into Quicksilver.

The TARDIS gang[edit source]

The Doctor returns Constance to her home in 1944. However, they take a detour to 1948 Vienna, where the Doctor is reunited with Flip Jackson. Flip and Constance decide to take the "scenic route" home, extending their travels in the TARDIS.
Flip recalls the events of The Behemoth. Constance celebrates her thirty-fifth birthday and begins yearning to return to her old life.
The Doctor attempts to take Constance home to Bletchley Park, but they arrive in 1980s Abbey Marston instead. Constance is killed in a fire and resurrected by the Static in a sham body.
Constance is still recovering from the events of Static. The Doctor attempts to return her to Bletchley Park, but she decides she wants to stay with him a while longer until she has recovered from her resurrection. The Doctor, Flip and Constance spend three months on Cygia-Rema.
Constance visits the end of the World War II for the first time, while this is Flip's first trip to France during her travels with the Doctor. The Doctor sends the Furio to Skaro to feed on the Daleks. Flip refers to the TARDIS crew as the "TARDIS gang" for the first time.

Temporary companions[edit source]

The Doctor comments about tackling the legal system when he was "a younger man", implying that this takes place some years after The Trial of a Time Lord.
The Doctor meets River Song while investigating Golden Futures. Ending leads directly into The Eye of the Storm.
The Doctor and River defeat the Sperovores with the aid of the Seventh Doctor.
The Doctor is reunited with Jago and Litefoot. He uses the alias "Claudius Dark", setting this after Voyage to the New World.
The Doctor rescues space pilot Mathew Sharpe in 2715, and decides to take him on a trip in the TARDIS. On some extended trips, the Doctor and Mathew face Quarks, Mermodons and a Chronosaurus. (AUDIO: The Lure of the Nomad)
The Doctor is depicted wearing the clothes he wore in Mindwarp and makes reference to carrot juice, setting this after The Trial of a Time Lord. He has been travelling with Mathew for a while now, and was preparing to return him to his own time when they arrived on the Nomad. Upon discovering that Mathew is a Myriad that had sought him out deliberately to ensure his mission succeeded, the Doctor promptly abandons him for his deception.
The Doctor investigates flooding in the Thames Tunnel with Isambard Kingdom Brunel, whom he meets for the first time. However, he had already met Marc Brunel in a previous incarnation.
The Doctor fights the Cybermen with the aid of UNIT, and meets Daniel Hopkins for the first time since The Helliax Rift. He invites Riva into the TARDIS for a trip back to her home planet.
The Doctor investigates Hellion with Inspector Yrsa Kristjansdottir.
Traveling alone, and having been injured to the point of regenerative collapse, the Doctor is healed by Jack Harkness and saved from having to regenerate.
During an adventure on Balavar IV, the Doctor meets Bernice Summerfield, and is recruited into assisting several of his other incarnations in the defeat of Sirens of Time.
Feeling his end drawing near, the Doctor tells the elderly Rebecca that he no longer has any friends or associates to share his adventures with, and that he is lonely.

History takes its course[edit source]

After a period of avoiding Melanie Bush out of fear that travelling with her would lead him on the path to becoming the Valeyard, the Doctor decides to bow down to destiny and accept her as his companion when circumstances lead him to Pease Pottage and Mel helps him defeat a Nestene invasion with the Brigadier.
The Doctor claims to be 991-years-old.
The Doctor and Mel defeat the Rainbow. (PROSE: Old Boys)
The Doctor is depicted wearing the clothes he wore in Terror of the Vervoids, and Mel knows how to fly the TARDIS. Mel refers to the "running gag" that she has the memory of an elephant from Terror of the Vervoids.
Set after The One Doctor, according to the CD booklet. Mel encounters the Daleks for the first time and spends two months separated from the Doctor on Lethe.
Mel has been travelling with the Doctor for a few months, and is able to make sense of future programming code on a human spaceship. She also encounters the Chelonians for the first time.
Set after The Juggernauts, according to the CD booklet. Mel spends six months at Hallam Hall, though she is amnesiac during this period and does not recall much of what has happened in recent months.
Mel knows the Daleks, and feels she needs to brush up on her knowledge of future technology after finding herself unable to make sense of Dalek technology.
Set after Catch-1782, according to the CD booklet. Second depiction of Mel meeting with Evelyn, and Evelyn's life after traveling aboard the TARDIS. Mel calls the Doctor out on his attitude and egotistical demeanour.
Mel enrolls the Doctor in an anger management class in Pease Pottage, setting this during the time she was helping him to improve himself.
The Doctor and Mel encounter the Wishing Beast for the first time. Mel asks the Doctor to take her somewhere fabulous, leading directly into The Vanity Box.
The Doctor and Mel arrive in the 1960s, and encounter the Wishing Beast for a second time.
Set immediately after The Vanity Box. Although the Doctor is depicted wearing his blue coat on the CD cover, he is described in the story itself as wearing his Technicolor coat.
Mel is trying to get the Doctor to begin exercising, setting this before Instruments of Darkness.
Mel is still trying to get the Doctor to exercise, setting this before Instruments of Darkness.
The Doctor is on a diet at Mel's insistence, setting this before Instruments of Darkness.
The Doctor records a TARDIS voice mail recording during his travels with Mel.
Mel and Peri are with the Doctor, and they are making him exercise, setting this before Instruments of Darkness.

The final adventures[edit source]

Mel and the Doctor are aiming for New Year's Eve 1999, setting this immediately before Millennial Rites.
The Doctor and Mel haven't encountered the Vervoids yet, setting this before Terror of the Vervoids. Mel believes she has been travelling with the Doctor for a couple of years, and has been taught how to operate the TARDIS by the Doctor. The Doctor is still following Mel's exercise regime.
The Doctor and Mel encounter the Vervoids on the Hyperion III.
The Doctor and Mel take a trip to Oxyveguramosa, but the Doctor remains within the TARDIS, tinkering with a computer program developed by Mel. Mel is taken by the Master to give testimony at the Doctor's trial and quickly returned, with the Doctor unaware of her absence.
Mel has been travelling with the Doctor for years and recalls the recent events of Millennial Rites, which also depicted her last visit to Earth, while the Doctor recalls the events of Terror of the Vervoids. Mel has met Daleks, the Master and the Valeyard, setting this after The Juggernauts and The Ultimate Foe.
First depiction of Mel meeting with Evelyn, and Evelyn's life after traveling aboard the TARDIS. Mel guesses that she has been travelling with the Doctor for about a year, but finds it difficult to keep track of time in the TARDIS, most likely due to her extended time away from the Doctor in The Juggernauts and Catch-1782. The events of Terror of the Vervoids and The Quantum Archangel are referenced, and Mel mentions the Daleks and Chelonians. The Doctor's exercise bike is now in mothballs and covered by a dustsheet, suggesting that the Doctor has given up on the exercise regime devised by Mel. Mel's hair is significantly shorter than it was when she joined the Doctor, and the same style from The Ultimate Foe, and she plans to grow it again.
Diamond Sharp references the Doctor's role in Terror of the Vervoids.
The Doctor recommends avoiding the work of agronomist Sarah Lasky, suggesting a post-Terror of the Vervoids setting.

Preparing for the end[edit source]

Set shortly before Spiral Scratch, with the Doctor and Mel having just visited Caliban. The Doctor is reluctant to talk about the experience and Mel's current whereabouts goes unmentioned, although the Doctor doesn't think it would be a good idea to introduce Agatha Ellis to her at this time. The Doctor is given a glimpse of his future by Godfrey.
The Doctor discovers that he will die within two days' time.
The Doctor knows his end is drawing near, and makes it a priority to clear up any unfinished business he has.

Fates[edit source]

Shortly after Millennial Rites, the Doctor is influenced to kill himself by echoes of his next incarnation, at least according to PROSE: Head Games. With the HADS deactivated, the TARDIS is attacked by the Rani, and the Doctor suffers a fatal head injury in the attack.
In the second depiction of his regeneration, the TARDIS is attacked by the Rani while the Doctor is suffering from chronon energy starvation after his confrontation with the Lamprey, and he bangs his head, fatally injuring himself.
In the third depiction of his regeneration, the Doctor is exposed to focused beams of a radiation lethal to Time Lords as a consequence of the Rani's attack on the TARDIS, due to a future version of himself sending him a message on how to defeat the Valeyard's master plan with his death.
The Doctor completes his regeneration into his next incarnation after the TARDIS lands on Lakertya.

Currently unplaced[edit source]

These entries are placed here due to being part of ongoing storylines that have yet to offer sufficient enough evidence to be placed in a specific part of this Doctor's timeline, unless further evidence arises in the stories to come.

Awaiting placement[edit source]

These entries are placed here until a suitable position in the timeline can be determined based on the available evidence.

Footnotes[edit source]

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