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Four to Doomsday was a novelisation based on the 1982 television serial Four to Doomsday.

Publisher's summary

1983 edition

When the TARDIS happens to materialise on an alien space craft, the commander of the ship, the reptilian Monarch, invites the Doctor and his companions to continue their journey to Earth in his company.

Monarch's hospitality even extends to a generous offer to liberate the time-travellers from the shortcomings of their bodies and replicate them as androids-so much more practical.

Although Adric finds this proposal extremely attractive, the Doctor has good reason to be suspicious of Monarch's motives...

Chapter titles

  1. Ship of Myster
  2. A Meeting with Monarch
  3. The Transformation
  4. The Invaders
  5. The Explorers
  6. The Android
  7. The Convert
  8. Tegan's Gamble
  9. Death Warrant
  10. Reprieved
  11. Riot!
  12. Spacewalk

Deviations from televised story

  • Monarch is killed by Adric rather than the Doctor at the story's conclusion.

Writing and publishing notes

  • to be added

Additional cover images

to be added

British publication history

First publication:

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


This novel was released complete and unabridged by BBC Audio and read by Matthew Waterhouse.

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