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The Bodysnatchers (novel)

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The Bodysnatchers
Body snatchers cover
Doctor: Eighth Doctor
Companion(s): Sam
Featuring: Litefoot
Main enemy: Zygons
Main setting: London, 11 January 1894
Key crew
Publisher: BBC Books
Writer: Mark Morris
Cover by: Black Sheep
Release details
Release number: 3
Release date: 18 August 1997
Format: Paperback Book; 11 Chapters, 288 Pages
ISBN 0-563-40568-6
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The Bodysnatchers was the third BBC Eighth Doctor Adventures novel. It was written by Mark Morris. It was the first novel to feature the Zygons who had previously appeared in the 1975 Doctor Who television story Terror of the Zygons. It also featured an appearance of Professor George Litefoot whom the Fourth Doctor had met in the 1977 TV story The Talons of Weng-Chiang.

Publisher's summary Edit

It is London, 1894. Amid the fog, cold and degradation, a gruesome business is being conducted. The bodies of the dead are being stolen from their graves — men, women and children alike — for the sinister purpose of a very mysterious gentleman.

When the Eighth Doctor and Sam arrive, they are witness to a horrifying scene in the evil-smelling fog: something rises up from the filthy waters of the Thames and devours a man — a man terrified for his life and on the run from the devil himself...

Teaming up with an old friend, pathologist Professor George Litefoot, the Doctor is determined to get to the bottom of the mystery. Together with Sam, they discover there is a far graver threat facing London then just earthly grave robbers. Deadly alien beings the Doctor has encountered before are at work, and they bring a whole new twist to the word bodysnatchers...

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The Doctor's items Edit

Fashion and clothing Edit

  • Emmeline wears one of Leela's outfits that Litefoot kept from her visit.

Foods and beverages Edit

Individuals Edit

Objects Edit

  • The Doctor and Sam use Daxmoil suits to protect themselves in the Thames as they escape from the Zygon ship.

Species Edit

  • The Xaranti are the enemies that wiped out the Zygons.
  • Zygons are from the planet Zygor.
  • Skarasens provide milk for the Zygons; baby Skarasens are thirty or forty feet long.


  • Sam's room in the TARDIS used to be Nyssa's.
  • The HADS is mentioned, and is used to prevent some Zygons from stealing the TARDIS.

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