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In 1976, San Francisco, Carolyn McConnell met the Eighth Doctor and Sam Jones, who were hunting vampires. (PROSE: Vampire Science)

On 12 January, Agatha Christie died. (TV: The Unicorn and the Wasp)

The Vardans attempted an invasion of Earth with the Monk's assistance. (PROSE: No Future)

A meteorite landed in New York City's Central Park, temporarily giving Alice Trefusis super-powers. (AUDIO: Starfall)

Brigadier Alistair Gordon Lethbridge-Stewart retired from UNIT and became a maths teacher at Brendon Public School. (TV: Mawdryn Undead)

James Callaghan of the Labour Party became Prime Minister of the United Kingdom in this year. He served in that position until 1979. (AUDIO: The Oseidon Adventure) He was succeeded by Margaret Thatcher. (TV: Tooth and Claw, Father's Day)

How I Saved the World by Alexander Lullington-Smythe was published by Aphrodite Press in 1976. It was "very publicly discredited" in 1978. (PROSE: Salvation)

At St Benedict's School in Perivale, Chad Boyle almost hit Dorothy McShane with a brick, but was stopped by the adult Ace. In an alternative timeline, Boyle succeeded in hitting her, and killed her. The Timewyrm recruited him in her battle against the Seventh Doctor and Ace. (PROSE: Timewyrm: Revelation)

Although the novel dates this as 1976, this happens when Dorothy was eight years old (she was born in 1970 and thus would have been eight years old in 1978 and 1979).

Two priests who were members of the Order of Saint Peter pursued a vampire from Poland to Los Angeles and destroyed it. One of them stayed behind to found a chapter of the order there, and later became the father of Becky Lee Kowalczyck. (AUDIO: Minuet in Hell)

The portmanteau film Doctor Demonic's Tales of Terror was made in Britain. It starred Sir Jack Merrivale and Nyssa and was directed by Martin Ashcroft. The Fifth Doctor served as the film's technical adviser. (AUDIO: Special Features)

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