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Father Time (novel)

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Father Time
Father Time
Doctor: Eighth Doctor
Companion(s): Debbie Castle
Miranda Dawkins
Main enemy: Ferran
Main setting: Earth throughout the 1980s:
On board space shuttle Atlantis
Key crew
Publisher: BBC Books
Writer: Lance Parkin
Release details
Release number: 41
Release date: 8 January 2001
Format: Paperback Book; 29 Chapters, 288 Pages
ISBN 0-563-53810-4
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Father Time was the forty-first novel in the BBC Eighth Doctor Adventures series. It was written by Lance Parkin. It featured the Eighth Doctor and introduced his adoptive daughter Miranda Dawkins.

Publisher’s summary Edit

"I love her," the Doctor said.

"Of course you do, she’s your daughter."

Earth in the nineteen-eighties is a battleground. Rival alien factions have travelled from the far future to pursue their vendetta.

With UFOs filling the skies, a giant robot stalking the Derbyshire hills, and alien hunters searching for the mysterious Last One, the Doctor is the only man who can protect the innocents caught in the crossfire.

But old scores are being settled, the fate of a Galactic Empire is at stake, and, against his will, the Doctor is drawn into a decade-long war that will strike at those he holds most dear.

The Doctor has lost his memory, his friends, his past and his TARDIS.

All he has now is the love of his daughter.

But will even that be taken from him?

Chapter Titles Edit

  • 0: Planet of Death

Part One: 'Battle of the Planets' - The Early 1980s

  • 1: Knights and Castles
  • 2: The Doctor
  • 3: The Girl with Two Hearts
  • 4: Close Encounters
  • 5: Contact
  • 6: Talking to Strangers
  • 7: Inside the Spaceship
  • 8: Prefect Timing
  • 9: The Last Battle

Part Two: 'Masters of the Universe' - The Mid-1980s

  • 10: Eighties' Child
  • 11: UFO Detected
  • 12: Voices from the Past
  • 13: The Black Tower
  • 14: The Interrogation Game
  • 15: Target Acquisition
  • 16: The Party of Doom
  • 17: Urban Regeneration
  • 18: Escape to Destiny
  • 19: Date With Death
  • 20: Don't Leave Me This Way

Part Three: 'Defenders of the Earth' - The Late 1980s

  • 21: All Around the World
  • 22: Today America, Tomorrow the World
  • 23: Escape Velocity
  • 24: Home is Where the Hearts Are
  • 25: Power to the People
  • 26: Death in the Family
  • 27: Death Comes to Time
  • 28: The Next Generation

Plot Edit

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Characters Edit

References Edit

The Doctor Edit

  • After he steals a space shuttle, the Doctor comments that he belongs out in space.
  • The Doctor becomes a millionaire so Miranda will want for nothing growing up.
  • The Doctor keeps all of Miranda's milk teeth.
  • The Doctor sees Mr Saldaamir and Daleks in a vision of his future.
  • The Doctor remembers waking up in a train carriage over a century ago. (PROSE: The Ancestor Cell)
  • The Doctor has an eidetic memory
  • He plays chess and beats all the members of the school chess club.

The Doctor's items Edit

  • The Doctor has built a sonic suitcase that can (amongst other things) open doors with sonic vibrations.
  • The TARDIS outer shell is fully regenerated, including the writing and the light on top. He keeps it in his garden.
  • The Doctor drives a Trabant, which he obtained in East Germany.

History Edit

Individuals Edit

  • The Doctor's breath doesn't fog in cold weather. Miranda notices it and comments that neither does hers.
  • Miranda Dawkins is said to resemble the Doctor in her tone of voice, manner and appearance. She has two hearts and doesn't need much sleep.
  • Miranda has picked up enough of her father's habits to be a thorn in Ferran's side, incite a revolt and lead a revolution, including convincing a robot to join her.
  • Iris Wildthyme visited the Doctor during the 1980s. She tried to explain everything, but left the Doctor confused.

Planets Edit

  • Neo-phobus (aka Voga) is mentioned.
  • The Doctor encountered the Prefect and Sallak on the planets Galspar and Falkus before.

Species Edit

  • The Klade are implied to have been created by the Daleks.
  • The Hunters are humanoid with elongated bodies.
  • Faction Klade are members of an alliance from the far future.

Vehicles Edit

Notes Edit


Art by Roger Langridge from DWM 301

Reprint Edit

BBC Books has announced that a "print on demand" reprint edition of this novel will be made available as of 31st August 2011 as the imprint revisits adventures featuring the first eight Doctors.[source needed]

This book is also available as an ebook from the Amazon Kindle store.

Continuity Edit

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