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Bad Therapy
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Doctor: Seventh Doctor
Companion(s): Chris, Peri
Main enemy: Moriah
Main setting:
Key crew
Publisher: Virgin Books
Writer: Matthew Jones
Release details
Release number: 57
Release date: 5 December 1996
Format: Paperback Book; 22 Chapters, 292 Pages
ISBN 0-426-20490-5
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Bad Therapy was the fifty-seventh Virgin New Adventures novel. It featured the Seventh Doctor and Chris Cwej.

Publisher's summary Edit

"We're not like you - we can't be whole on our own."

Seeking respite after the traumatic events in the thirtieth century, the Doctor and Chris travel to 1950s London. But all is not well in bohemian Soho: racist attacks shatter the peace; gangs struggle for territory; and a bloodthirsty driverless cab stalks the night.

While Chris enjoys himself at the mysterious and exclusive Tropics club, the Doctor investigates a series of ritualistic murders with an uncommon link - the victims all have no past. Meanwhile, a West End gangster is planning to clean up the town, apparently with the help of the Devil himself. And, in the quiet corridors of an abandoned mental hospital, an enigmatic psychiatrist is conducting some very bad therapy indeed.

As the stakes are raised, healing turns to killing, old friends appear in the strangest places - and even toys can have a sinister purpose.

Chapter Titles Edit

  • 1: The Colour Of His Hair
  • 2: Used To Be A Sweet Boy
  • 3: Half-A-Person
  • 4: At Your Own Risk
  • Interlude: Gilliam's Story
  • 5: Something Beneath The Skin
  • Interlude: Gilliam's Story
  • 6: You've Never Had It So Bad
  • Interlude: Gilliam's Story
  • 7: On Being Sane In Insane Places
  • 8: Against Nature
  • 9: Sweet And Tender Hooligan
  • Interlude: Gilliam's Story
  • 10: You're Gonna Need Someone On Your Side
  • Interlude: Gilliam Comes Home
  • 11: All I Have To Do Is Dream
  • Interlude: Home At Last
  • 12: Hold On To Your Friends
  • 13: Alone
  • 14: London Burning
  • 15: Whatever Happens, I Love You
  • Epilogue: Equal Affections

Plot Edit

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Characters Edit

References Edit

Individuals Edit

  • Peri Brown spent twenty-five years with Yrcanos. She waited for the Doctor on Thoros Beta for a month.
  • Chris prefers blonds. He gets shot in the shoulder.

Species Edit

  • Toys are artificially created organisms which can sense the emotions of others.

Notes Edit

  • This is the final Virgin New Adventures novel to feature the Doctor Who logo on the front cover.

Continuity Edit

  • The Doctor can identify blood samples by taste, as he does in TV: The Christmas Invasion.
  • This is the first Virgin New Adventures novel where the Doctor is sporting his tweed outfit that he would wear in his regeneration story. (TV: Doctor Who)
  • Although she does not seem to remember it, Peri briefly witnessed the Seventh Doctor arguing with his fifth incarnation during her travels with his younger self and Erimem. Peri, who was unaware of his identity, described him as being "a kooky little guy in a weird pullover" and was curious as to why he kept staring strangely at Erimem and her. (AUDIO: The Veiled Leopard)

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