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Yellow Fever and How to Cure It (TV story)

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This story was never produced.

Therefore, its known narrative elements are not a part of the Doctor Who universe. It may have been the basis for a similar story in another medium, however — and that story may indeed be a part of the DWU.

Yellow Fever and How to Cure It
Yellow Fever and How to Cure It
Doctor: Sixth Doctor
Companion(s): Peri
Featuring: The Brig
Main enemy: Autons, The Master, The Rani
Main setting: Singapore
Key crew
Writer: Robert Holmes
Director: Graeme Harper
Producer: John Nathan-Turner
Release details
Story number: 3
Season/series: Season 23
Format: Unproduced TV story
Production code: 7C
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Yellow Fever and How to Cure It is an unproduced story for Doctor Who. It was to be the third appearance of the Autons as part of the aborted 1985 season of Colin Baker's Doctor.

It was meant to be scripted by Robert Holmes, and the story was to run for three forty-five minute episodes.

Yellow Fever and How to Cure It ` Singapore

The Doctor in Singapore (DOC: The Lost Season)

Plot outline Edit

It was to take place in Singapore and feature the return of the Autons, with suggested appearances by the Master, the Rani and the Brigadier on holiday. This story was written later than the rest for this season, so its script was only in its proposal form at the time of its cancellation.

Legacy Edit

  • This is the first of only two original season 23 scripts which did not receive any kind of an adaptation. There were three main reasons: First, the original author for this story, Robert Holmes, died in 1986 and so was unavailable when Target Books elected to publish novelisations of the first three season 23 stories in 1989 and again when Telos Publishing attempted to publish the scripts in 1990. The script was also in its early infancy when abandoned, with only a single episode and a synopsis written before the Trial of a Time Lord story arc replaced the lost season.
  • The Autons finally returned to the screen in the television story Rose.
  • The Brigadier never encountered the Sixth Doctor on screen, his next meeting being with the Doctor's seventh incarnation in Battlefield.
  • The Sixth Doctor and Lethbridge-Stewart met in the audio story The Spectre of Lanyon Moor.

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