by Robert Perry & Mike Tucker

Publisher: BBC
ISBN: 0 563 40596 1


    The Doctor and Ace are drawn into Victorian London, but Who is the Ripper.



    Pg 39 An alternate Ian and Barbara.

    Pg 6 An English coastline near a disused lighthouse.

    Pg 31 Totters Lane, Shoreditch, London 1963.

    Pg 72 Wharfage near Whitechapel, London, London 1888.

    You need a basic knowledge of the trial scenes in The Trial of a Time Lord. The Deadly Assassin wouldn't hurt.

    Pg 5 "Since leaving blitz-torn London he had hardly spoken to her." Illegal Alien

    Pg 8 "There was Susan once. [...] She left me a long time ago." The Dalek Invasion of Earth.

    Pg 31 "I sent Susan to the local school..." An Unearthly Child.

    Pg 32 "The Doctor walked almost reverently into the yard, between pillars and galleries of stacked junk: The Junkyard (An Unearthly Child).

    Pg 33 "The Tardis isn't here." The first Doctor's TARDIS was hidden in the corner of Foremans scrapyard.

    Pg 69 "It reminded him of the magicians' cabinets that he had seen being loaded in and out of the stage door of the Palace Theatre. But the arrivals had not been accompanied by the wind and lightning, only by the wheezing and groaning of the ghire stage hands and the goading of the theatre manager, Mr Jago." The Talons of Weng-Chiang.

    Pg 71 "The dress she had worn at Gabriel Chase." Ghost Light.

    Pg 86 "Scant days ago, she and the Doctor had walked through the blitz-torn East End of the 1940s." Illegal Alien.

    Pg 97 "Gabriel Chase had proved that, when she'd expressed her anger by burning the place to the ground." Ghost Light.

    "The Cheetah planet - months back, now - had proved how dangerous those emotions could be." Survival.

    Pg 112 "A cheetah girl." Survival.

    Pg 164"You remind me of a man I once met. [...] You do not resemble him physically, yet still I am reminded..." This will turn out to be the eighth Doctor (see Page 237).

    Pg 212 "'Kroagnon...' he had whispered." Paradise Towers.

    Pg 224 "The city - ravaged by plague, purified by fire... ravaged by war, destroyed by Daleks..." The Dalek Invasion of Earth.

    Pg 229 "It looked like the face of a white-haired old man. Ackroyd shook his head. No. The face was a youthful one, with flowing blond locks." Images of the First and Fifth Doctors.

    Pg 230 "A huge Gothic space station - a cathedral hung against the night - loomed up before him. He was at his trial." The Trial of a Time Lord.

    "He could hear gunshots. Feel bullets tearing through his body." The event that will cause him to regenerate in The Telemovie.

    "A young man in a dark frock coat. Tumbling dark hair." The eighth Doctor.

    "Have you ever wondered what its like to be wanderers in the fourth dimension? To be exiles?" An Unearthly Child.

    "Days like crazy paving. A walk in eternity." Dragonfire, Pyramids of Mars.

    Pg 232 "Here come a candle to light you to bed. Here comes a chopper to chop off your head." From a deleted scene in Ghost Light.

    Pg 235 "The symbol of his people, the seal of Rassilon" The Deadly Assassin et al.

    Pg 237 "The other man, much younger, had arrived on the transcontinental railroad this morning, striding through the streets like Wild Bill Hickok, hid chestnut brown hair streaming behind him. Isaac aka Joseph Liebermann meeting the Eighth Doctor (The Telemovie).

    Pg 239 "The features he knew so well from his trial, so many years ago, leered at him, accusing him. He remembered the shock he had felt back then as the Master had revealed the true identity of his prosecutor." The Ultimate Foe. "I saw you taken in by that scheming harpy the Rani, saw you die again." Time and the Rani.

    Pg 240 "His own face. His fifth body." Alternate version of the fifth Doctor.

    "Your first body was all eager to kill, to maim." The first Doctor.

    "A mop of curly hair. A maniac, psychopathic smile." The fourth Doctor.

    "A committer of genocide. The Destroyer of the Dalek Race. The Ka Faraq Gatri." Remembrance of the Daleks.

    Pg 241 "Your callous destruction of Skaro. The obliteration of the cyber fleet." Remembrance of the Daleks, Silver Nemesis.

    "You! The great Merlin." Battlefield.

    Pg 242 "I AM THE KEEPER OF THE MATRIX." The Ultimate Foe.

    "The Matrix was the repository of all Time Lord knowledge, stretching back to the Old Time" The Deadly Assassin.

    Pg 257 "In the distance, a huge bell began to toll." The Cloister Bell, Logopolis et al.

    Pg 260 "The cloister bell?" Logopolis.

    Pg 271 "He caught a glimpse of pepperpot shapes gliding through the smoke, their grating voices ringing around the church; echoes of a conflict yet to come." The Dalek Invasion of Earth.

    Pg 279 "Susan Foreman! Don't run, girl! You'll break your neck." setting the scene for An Unearthly Child.

    The Valeyard.

    Peter Ackroyd, Joseph Lierbermann, Jack the Ripper.


    1. It's revealed in A Good Man Goes to War that Madame Vastra killed Jack the Ripper, which doesn't square with events here.
    2. In Mission: Impractical, the Valeyard was trying to kill the Doctor, whereas here he's back to stealing his lives again.

    PLUGGING THE HOLES [Fan-wank theorizing of how to fix continuity cock-ups]

    1. Vastra ate the wrong guy.
    2. The Valeyard is somewhat inconsistent in his aims.


    An alternate London, November 1963.

    London 1888.

    IN SUMMARY - Tim Snelling
    It doesn't take long for Doctor and Ace to become separated. For those not paying attention, this might be mistaken for a 'Doctor-lite' story; as a belated sequel to the Valeyard's machinations in The Trial of a Time Lord, one can probably see where showrunner Chris Chibnall got a few of his ideas from. It works well enough, even if the Totters Lane scenes do seem a bit discombobulated.