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The Awakening was a novelisation based on the 1984 television serial The Awakening.

Publisher's summary

1985 edition

The Doctor has promised Tegan that they will visit her grandfather in the English village of Little Hodcombe, in the year 1984, a precision of timing and location that the TARDIS has not always achieved...

When the Type-40 machine comes to rest, the view on the scanner screen only serves to confirm Tegan's rather low expectations of the TARDIS' performance.
The most sensible course of action would be to leave immediately – but despite Turlough's protests the Doctor rushes out to take on a seemingly hopeless rescue mission...

Chapter titles

  1. An Unexpected Aura
  2. The Devil in the Church
  3. The Body in the Barn
  4. Of Psychic Things
  5. 'A Particularly Nasty Game'
  6. The Awakening
  7. Tegan the Queen
  8. Stone Monkey
  9. Servant of the Malus
  10. Fulfilment

Deviations from televised story

  • Includes a sequence with Kamelion which had been cut from the broadcast version of the serial.

Writing and publishing notes

  • Dedication “For Pat, Susanah and David, with love”
  • Inside back cover features colour advert for Fantastic Doctor Who Poster Offers!

Additional cover images

to be added

British publication history

First publication:

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


This Target Book was released complete and unabridged by BBC Audio and read by Nerys Hughes, who played Todd in Kinda.

The audio set of four CDs was released in August 2010 priced £13.99 (UK)

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