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Time-Flight was a novelisation based on the 1982 television serial Time-Flight.

Publisher's summary[]

The Doctor and his companions arrive on Tegan's home planet at a moment of crisis: a Concorde aeroplane has inexplicably vanished while in flight.

The Doctor, Tegan and Nyssa, together with the TARDIS, join the crew of a second Concorde that sets out to simulate the fateful journey of the missing supersonic jet...

Coming back to Earth is not the return to normality that the rescue team might reasonably have expected. Seeing is believing, people say. The Doctor and his friends begin to realise that it just isn't as simple as that...

Chapter titles[]

  1. Flight to Infinity
  2. An Unauthorised Police Box
  3. The Doctor Goes Supersonic
  4. The Coming of the Plasmatons
  5. The Magic of Kalid
  6. The Doctor and the Magician
  7. The Enemy Unmasked
  8. The Power in the Sanctum
  9. On a Wing and a prayer
  10. In Transit

Deviations from televised story[]

  • Several lines of dialogue are omitted or paraphrased, making scenes seem very streamlined.
  • Dave Culshaw is specified as Concorde Speedbird Flight 192's first officer.
  • The Master holding some of the Concorde passengers hostage until he gets the temporal limiter is omitted.

Writing and publishing notes[]

Additional cover images[]

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British publication history[]

First Publication:

  • Hardback
W.H. Allen & Co. Ltd. UK
  • Paperback


This Target Book was released as an audiobook on 1 April 2021 complete and unabridged by BBC Audio and read by Peter Davison.

The cover blurb and thumbnail illustrations were retained in the accompanying booklet with sleevenotes by David J. Howe. Music and sound effects by Simon Power.

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