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Played by Tom Baker
Tenure 28 December 1974–21 March 1981
First appearance Robot (regular)
Last appearance Logopolis (regular)
The Five Doctors (guest)
Dimensions In Time charity special (guest)
Number of series 7
Appearances 48 stories 185 episodes
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He was portrayed by Tom Baker for seven consecutive seasons from and remains the longest-lived incarnation of the Doctor in the show’s on-screen history, counting both the classic and modern series. Further to this, he is considered to be one of the most recognisable incarnations of the Doctor both in the United Kingdom and internationally, having played the character for seven years. He was the first and only actor to make seven years in the role.
Within the series’ narrative, the Doctor is a centuries-old Time Lord alien from the planet Gallifrey who travels in time and space in his TARDIS, frequently with companions. When the Doctor is critically injured, he can regenerate his body, changing his physical appearance and personality in the process. Baker portrays the fourth such incarnation, a whimsical and sometimes brooding individual whose enormous personal warmth is at times tempered by his capacity for righteous anger. His initial companion was intrepid journalist Sarah Jane Smith, whom he had travelled alongside in his previous incarnation, and she is later joined by surgeon Harry and robotic dog K-9. His later companions included savage alien warrior Leela female Time Lord Romana Mary Tamm and Lalla Ward, alien aristocrat Nyssa, boy genius Adric and Australian flight attendant Tegan
The Fourth Doctor was the longest running on-screen Doctor of the series. He also appeared in the specials The Five Doctors via footage from the incomplete Shada and made his final appearance as the Doctor in the charity special Dimensions in Time aside from a series of television advertisements in New Zealand in 1997
This incarnation is generally regarded as the most recognisable of the Doctors and one of the most popular, especially in the United States. In polls conducted by Doctor Who Magazine, Tom Baker has lost the “Best Doctor” category only three times: once to Sylvester McCoy the Seventh Doctor in 1990, and twice to David Tennant the Tenth Doctor in 2006 and 2009. The Fourth Doctor’s eccentric style of dress and speech – particularly his trademark long scarf and fondness for jelly babies – made him an immediately recognisable figure and he quickly captivated the viewing public’s imagination. Producer Philip Hinchcliffe has often stated that the Fourth Doctor’s Bohemian appearance and anti-establishment views appealed to older, college-age students. The Fourth Doctor’s time enjoyed a significant boost in viewing figures, averaging between 8 to 10 million viewers in just his first year 20-25 percent of the entire viewing audience of Britain. By 1979, the figures averaged between 9 to 11 million, going as high as 16.1 million for the final episode of City of Death though this was during the Iepisodes technicians strike of 1979 which meant the BBC was the sole broadcaster on the air for several weeks.
There are also novels and audio plays featuring the Fourth Doctor. Two early audio plays featuring Tom Baker voicing the Fourth Doctor date from Baker’s television tenure as he had mainly declined to appear in any further audio plays since leaving the series. In 2009, however, it was announced that a new five part series would be produced by BBC Audio see below.
After contracting radiation poisoning from the crystals of the planet Metebelis 3, the Third Doctor makes his way back to UNIT headquarters, where the Time Lord K’Anpo Rimpoche aids him in regenerating Planet of the Spiders.
In his new incarnation, the Doctor is eager to leave Earth in favour of exploration, thus drawing back from continuous involvement with UNIT with which he had worked closely as the Third Doctor. He has also grown tired of working for the Time Lords. Despite attempts to avoid them altogether, the Time Lords continue to send him on occasional missions, including an attempt to prevent the creation of the Daleks Genesis of the Daleks, during which he also meets a new adversary, Davros. The Doctor travels with journalist Sarah Jane Smith, whom he had befriended prior to his regeneration, and, for a time, with UNIT Surgeon-Lieutenant Harry Sullivan.
After a battle with Zygons in Scotland, Harry having just spent an entire season with the Doctor as they tried to get back to the TARDIS decided that taking the train was safer than the TARDIS, which the Doctor and Sarah chose to try to make an appointment in London. Instead they ended up on the planet Zeta Minor Planet of Evil, located at the far edge of the known universe. From this point on the Doctor and Sarah travelled alone.
The Doctor’s companionship with Sarah Jane came to an end when he received a telepathic summons to Gallifrey, as humans were not then allowed on the planet. The summons turns out to be part of a trap set by his enemy the Master. The renegade Time Lord has used up all his regenerations and has degenerated into little more than a withered skeletal husk. The Doctor is framed for the assassination of the President of the High Council of Time Lords and put on trial. In order to avoid execution by vaporisation, the Doctor invokes an obscure law and declares himself a candidate for the office, giving himself the time he needs to prove his innocence and expose the real culprit. This ultimately results in a climactic battle with the Master The Deadly Assassin.
The Doctor is seen to travel alone for the first time since season 1, returning to a planet he had visited centuries before. During his previous visit, he had accidentally imprinted his own mind on a human colony ship’s powerful computer, Xoanon, leaving it with multiple personalities. On his second visit the Doctor is now remembered as an evil god by the descendants of the colonists, some of whom had become a warrior tribe called the Sevateem. After the Doctor cures the computer, one of the Sevateem, Leela, joins him on his travels The Face of Evil. The Doctor brings the intelligent but uneducated Leela to many locales in human history, teaching her about science and her own species’ past. In Victorian London, the pair encounters the magician Li Hsien Chang and his master, the self-styled Weng-Chiang The Talons of Weng-Chiang. Weng-Chiang is revealed to be a time-jumping criminal from the Earth’s distant future.
Later, the Doctor and Leela visit the Bi-Al Foundation medical centre, where they acquire the robot dog K-9 The Invisible Enemy. While K-9 is malfunctioning, a time distortion leads the TARDIS back to contemporary rural England. While investigating the distortion, he and Leela are confronted by an ancient being that feeds on death from Time Lord history, called the Fendahl Image of the Fendahl. Eventually, the Doctor returns to Gallifrey and declares himself Lord President, based on the election held during his previous visit. This is in fact a ploy to reveal and defeat a Sontaran invasion plan. In the aftermath Leela and K-9 decide to remain on Gallifrey. The Doctor comforts himself by producing K-9 Mark II The Invasion of Time.
Shortly afterward, the powerful White Guardian assigns the Doctor the task of finding the six segments of the Key to Time, sending a young Time Lady named Romana to assist him. The two Gallifreyans travel to a variety of planets, encountering strange and unusual allies and enemies, gathering the six segments and defeat the equally powerful Black Guardian- who sought the Key for himself. After the conclusion of the quest, Romana regenerates into a new form Destiny of the Daleks.
At the end of The Armageddon Factor, in an effort to evade the Black Guardian, the Doctor installs a “Randomizer” in the TARDIS so that not even the Black Guardian can anticipate where they go. Ironically, the first place the Randomizer sends them is the home planet of the Daleks, Skaro Destiny of the Daleks. Perhaps because of this, the Doctor begins frequently overriding the machine- first travelling to Paris for a holiday, only to get caught up in an alien scheme to steal the Mona Lisa The City of Death. He eventually discards the device altogether, remarking that he’s fed up with not knowing where he’s going.
Shortly after this, the Fourth Doctor and Romana are projected outside the known universe and into a universe of negative coordinates, known as Exo-Space. The TARDIS lands on a planet called Alzerius Full Circle, where they are joined by a young prodigy named Adric. It’s in E-Space that the Doctor destroys the last of a race of giant Vampires who had once threatened all life in his universe. Eventually, the Doctor and his two companions find themselves in a white void with no coordinates- a sort of membrane between the two universes. A way out soon forms, but Romana and K-9 chose to remain behind to help free a race of enslaved creatures in E-Space Warriors’ Gate.
The Doctor and Adric have only just made it back when they’re asked to help the people of Traken from a creature known as “Melkur.” On Traken, Adric and the Doctor are introduced to the aristocratic Nyssa of Traken. Both Nyssa and her father, Tremas, assist the Doctor in stopping Melkur- who is in fact revealed to be another TARDIS that is controlled by the Master. The Master is narrowly defeated, but managed to take over Tremas’ body- thus giving himself a new incarnation.
The Doctor decides to travel to Earth to scan a real Police Box as part of a plan to repair the “Chameleon Circuit”- the shape-changing mechanism in the TARDIS. However, the Doctor soon spots a mysterious ghostly figure looking at him in the distance. He eventually confronts the figure, who warns him of future dangers.
As the Doctor prepares to travel to the planet Logopolis to get the Chameleon Circuit fixed, Tegan Jovanka appears in the console room having previously gotten lost in the corridors of the TARDIS. The conduit between E-Space and our own universe is revealed to be a Charged Vacuum Emboitment CVE – created by the mathematicians of Logopolis as part of a system to allow the Universe to continue on past its point of heat death. Nyssa shows up, explaining that she was brought to Logopolis by the same figure that the Doctor encountered. Logopolis soon falls under the Master’s control, but the stasis field he is generating ends up releasing Entropy and eroding matter throughout the universe- threatening to destroy the entire universe!
The Master agrees to help the Doctor stop the spread of Entropy by adapting the Pharos Project radio telescope on Earth so that they are able to reopen the CVEs. However, when the Master tries to take control of it, the Doctor runs out under the upturned radio dish to sever the cable linking the Master to the CVEs. The Master makes the dish start rotating so that the Doctor will fall to his death. Before he falls, he manages to tear out the cable, only to leave his companions watching as he clings to the cable. As his grip begins to slip, he sees visions of all the enemies he’s faced over the years, then falls. Adric, Nyssa, and Tegan gather around the mortally wounded Doctor and call out his name. The Doctor begins seeing visions of all his companions and even the Brigadier calling his name.
He then looks up at the three of them and utters his last words: “It’s the end– but the moment has been prepared for…” He then motions to the white-clad figure of the Watcher, who begins approaching the Doctor. The Watcher, a manifestation of the Doctor’s future incarnation, merges with the Doctor and triggers his regeneration. “So he was the Doctor all the time?” remarks Nyssa, as the three watch him transform into the Fifth Doctor.
The Fourth Doctor appears once more in the 20th anniversary special The Five Doctors. A renegade Time Lord attempts to pull the first five incarnations of the Doctor out of time, inadvertently trapping the Fourth Doctor and Romana in a “time eddy” from which they are later freed. The Fourth Doctor also had a small cameo at the beginning of Dimensions in Time, warning his Third, Fifth, Sixth and Seventh incarnation to watch out for The Rani. Brief holographic clips of the Fourth Doctor appear in “The Next Doctor” and “The Eleventh Hour”
To an extent, the Fourth Doctor is one of the most unpredictable in terms of his emotional depth, slightly more distant and alien than his previous incarnations.
Despite his obvious moments of whimsical charm, offbeat humour, permeated by his manic grin, the Fourth Doctor is more aloof and somber than his previous incarnations. He could become intensely brooding, serious and even callous. He also displays a darker edge to his personality and in The Invasion of Time he seems to cruelly taunt and play with the Time Lords, after his emergency inauguration as President. He also has a strong moral code, such as when he faces the dilemma of whether to destroy the Daleks in Genesis of the Daleks stating that if he did, he would be no better than the Daleks himself. He is truly appalled at the actions of the Pirate Captain The Pirate Planet and refuses to listen to Professor Tryst’s attempts to justify drug-running in order to fund his scientific work Nightmare of Eden, simply telling him to go away.
At the same time he is capable of moments of genuine warmth. In The Ark in Space, he salutes the human raceR#8217;s indomitability and latter stories establish that Earth is his favourite planet The Ribos Operation. He is the first Doctor to refer to his companions as his best friends.
To his companions, especially Sarah Jane Smith, he was protective and somewhat of a father figure. In stories such as Pyramids of Mars he is concerned that he is approaching middle age with almost melancholic weariness, something which becomes the main focus of his personality in his final season. He often contemplates his outsider status to both humanity and his Gallifreyan heritage, as he seems more inclined toward a solitary existence The Deadly Assassin. In contrast to this “outsider existence” he emphasises that he found mankind to be his “favourite species” as if he was scientifically studying it. He could also be furious with those he saw as stupid, frivolous, misguided or just plain evil. When taking charge, he could be considered authoritative to the point of controlling and egocentric. He generally maintained his distance from the Time Lords, remarking in The Pyramids of Mars that, while being from Gallifrey, he doesn’t consider himself a Time Lord. He clearly resents that even after they had lifted his exile, they continue to beckon the Doctor whenever they deemed it necessary Genesis of the Daleks.
Although like all his other incarnations he preferred brain over brawn, he is a capable swordsman The Androids of Tara and fighter when needs dictate, following on from the martial expertise of his immediate predecessor. He improvises non-lethal weaponry when necessary Genesis of the Daleks, but was also not averse to more lethal weaponry as a necessity against both sentient and non-sentient beings, like the matter-destroying DeMat Gun The Invasion of Time or contemporary firearms Image of the Fendahl and The Talons of Weng-Chiang.
One of the Doctor’s most significant relationships occurs during his fourth incarnation and is explored further in his tenth incarnation. His friendship with Sarah Jane Smith is implied to be deeper than the relationships he shared with other companions to that point as alluded to in the Tenth Doctor episode “School Reunion“. She is consequently still profoundly affected by their separation many years later in her personal timeline and he admits to loving her.
The Fourth Doctor also takes a liking to jelly babies.
Imposingly tall, with eyes that seem to constantly boggle, a mass of curls for hair and prominently displayed teeth, the Doctor favours an outfit that usually consists of a shirt, waistcoat, cravat, trousers, afrock coat with pockets containing a seemingly endless array of apparently useless items that would nevertheless suit the Doctor’s purposes when used, a wide-brimmed hat and, most famously, his impractically long, multi-coloured scarf, which was apparently knitted for him by Madame Nostradamus whom he refers to as a “witty little knitter”. When it is damaged in The Ark in Space, the Doctor declares with regret that it’s “irreplaceable.”
According to Baker, the Doctor’s scarf was the idea of costume designer James Acheson. Acheson, knowing little about knitting, procured large quantities of various colours of wool, and commissioned Begonia Pope, a friend of his, to create a colourful design. She proceeded to use all of the wool provided, resulting in the absurdly long, but iconic, accessory.
Producer Philip Hinchcliffe had wardrobe create three distinct coats for Baker to wear depending on the type of story, the first being the reddish-brown blazer that he wore throughout all of his first season; the other two full-length coats were dark brown for the darker horror stories and light grey for more action-packed stories. The Wardrobe Department also provided a brown wide-brimmed felt fedora. The rest was often picked from his own clothes like neckties, trousers and a waistcoat. A wider, brighter-coloured scarf debuted with Baker’s fourth season and a light brown coat was introduced late in his fifth season. Baker also appeared in a one-off Sherlock Holmes-inspired costume in The Talons of Weng-Chiang.
According to both the creators of the show and Baker, the character’s look was originally based on paintings and posters by Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec of his friend, Aristide Bruant, a singer and nightclub owner whose trademark was a black cloak and long red scarf.
Characteristics such as pockets that store an infinite amount of junk a common gag of his tenure; his wild, curly hair; overcoat; and the Fourth Doctor’s grinning, wide-eyed general appearance have many viewers, including DW historian David F. Chapman, making comparisons between him and comedian/film star Harpo Marx. Other viewers have noted similarities between the fourth Doctor’s clothing and the hat/scarf/coat ensemble worn by Malcolm McDowell at the start of director Lindsay Anderson’s film If…. 1968.
When John-Nathan Turner became the show’s producer in Baker’s last year, the Fourth Doctor was the first to sport an item of clothing adorned with red question marks as a motif, in this case, above the points on his shirt collars. His overall costume was redesigned, changing the colour focus from brown to red. Designer June Hudson later revealed in an interview that JNT had even given her permission to remove the scarf altogether if she wanted to Hudson opted to keep the scarf, as it was such an iconic part of the character.
The new outfit included a full-length burgundy overcoat and wide-brimmed fedora, a matching blazer worn under the overcoat and trousers, and a vest worn over a specially-made white dress shirt. The new, redesigned scarf which consisted of varying reds and purples proved to be longer than any previous scarf Baker had worn. After just one story, the blazer was discarded and the hat was relegated to a hat- and coat-stand in the background. His boots returned by his third story.
The early stories of the Fourth Doctor were characterised by a strong “Gothic Horror” theme. The duo of writer/script editor Robert Holmes and producer Philip Hinchcliffe consciously tapped into horror icons like mummies Pyramids of Mars and Frankenstein The Brain of Morbius, Robot, Jekyll and Hyde Planet of Evil, and even transformation The Ark in Space and various themes like alien abduction. In these stories, they were given a science fiction explanation, rather than the typical magic.
The Hinchcliffe Era 1974–1977 is one of the most controversial in the classic series run, the increasing horror elements and depictions of violence attracted much criticism from both critics and fans, notably from Mary Whitehouse, who had previously attacked the Barry Letts era for shows like Terror of the Autons. Hinchcliffe was moved on to police drama Target in 1977 at the conclusion of his third year. Graham Williams was brought on to take over as producer for Baker’s fourth season.
Williams was given specific instructions to lighten the tone of the stories, thus playing to Baker’s strengths. However, the first three stories which were geared towards the previous style had already been commissioned. Robert Holmes had agreed to stay on to edit them, but he ended up leaving after only doing the first two, Horror of Fang Rock and The Invisible Enemy. The task of editing Image of the Fendahl fell to his successor Anthony Read. The season was only narrowly finished. With the cast and crew suffering from burnout and lack of resources, the season finale The Invasion of Time was completed largely by virtue of it having been written to make use of preexisting sets, props, and costumes.
For their second season, Williams and Read had planned out an overarching storyline that would run through the whole of the season. With more editorial control, it was also decided that the writers would put more emphasis on elements of fantasy and humour. Holmes wrote the first story, The Ribos Operation, and the writing team of Bob Baker and Dave Martin handled what would be the final story of the season, The Armageddon Factor. Douglas Adams wrote the second story, The Pirate Planet, while another newcomer, David Fisher, wrote the third and fourth stories. Again, difficulties began to arise when the fifth story fell through. Robert Holmes consented to writing what would become The Power of Kroll.
Williams’ third and final year on the show is considered a high point in terms of ratings and stories for the entire series. However it proved even more difficult for Williams behind the scenes, as he found Tom Baker increasingly hard to cope with. The most watched episode ever of Doctor Who was part 4 of City of Death by Fisher, Adams, and Williams which drew 16.1 Million people. Douglas Adams became script editor and his distinctive style can be seen in the dialogue and stories. For example, in Destiny of the Daleks, Adams included a scene of the Doctor trapped under a boulder that resembles a similar scene in the second series of The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy. His time as script editor was beset by problems; Adams often ended up having to greatly edit and even rewrite stories. Once again, facing burnout and lack of funds, Adams eventually agreed to write the final story Shada. Production proved difficult and ended up being unfinished due to a strike at the BBC. Williams left the show, dissatisfied with having left on what he considered to be a low note.
In Season 18, John Nathan-Turner became the series’ producer. He instituted a number of changes to the show, including toning down the humour and introducing more science fiction concepts. During this season the Fourth Doctor became very much subdued and, on occasion, melancholy. Baker began the season in poor health, though he eventually recovered. Both the actor and the character seemed noticeably older and tired, due to Baker’s gaunt appearance and greying hair. Baker had been finding the role harder and harder to maintain and the previous season had been particularly draining on him. Many of this season’s stories also had an elegiac tone, with entropy and decay being a recurring theme.
New script editor Christopher Bidmead found himself faced with a serious problem from the outset of his time on the show. He ultimately deemed many of the stories left to him by Adams to be unusable, being too close to the humour-driven stories of the previous season. The only one he ended up using was The Leisure Hive, though only after heavily editing it. Bidmead asked a pair of writing friends to come up with what would be the second story of the season, Meglos, which ended up being regarded as one of the weakest shows in the series’ history up to that point.
Bidmead only began to gain some momentum by the fifth story, Warriors’ Gate. The story is notable for the Doctor’s sombre mood and seeming death wish, as well as the surprisingly adult nature of the story. The surreal, even dream-like elements, such as time shifts and walking through mirrors, also earned the story some distinction. At John Nathan-Turner’s insistence the Master was brought back. This was accomplished by Bidmead changing the villain in The Keeper of Traken into the Master.
The overarching theme of decay reaches its conclusion in Baker’s final story Logopolis, which Bidmead personally wrote. The story is particularly sombre, even grim at times. Themes of decay and death are constant in the story, personified in the ghostly Watcher, effectively a harbinger of the Fourth Doctor’s ‘death’.
The Fourth Doctor’s stories saw fewer recurring or returning enemies than in previous eras. The Daleks only appeared twice and the Cybermen only had one story, Revenge of the Cybermen. UNIT, which had featured in most of the Third Doctor’s adventures, only appeared in four early Fourth Doctor stories, playing a minor role in its last appearance, Season 13’s The Seeds of Doom in which none of the regular UNIT staff appeared.
At the same time, stories such as The Deadly Assassin established most of the mythology surrounding the Time Lords and the Doctor’s home planet Gallifrey and that would remain a key feature for the rest of the classic series and still be felt in the revived series. For example, it is established that Time Lords only have a limited number of regenerations, which is a driving plot point in the stories Mawdryn Undead, The Five Doctors, The Trial of a Time Lord and the 1996 telemovie.
Visions of the Fourth Doctor appear in Earthshock, Mawdryn Undead, Resurrection of the Daleks, The Next Doctor, The Eleventh Hour, The Lodger and Nightmare in Silver, and his voice is used in The Almost People. The Fourth Doctor also appears in Sarah Jane’s flashback in The Mad Woman in the Attic, via footage taken from The Hand of Fear. Similar flashbacks appear in The Sarah Jane Adventures story Death of the Doctor. In The Name of the Doctor, he is seen briefly by Clara Oswald wandering around the TARDIS clip taken from The Invasion of Time. He was also seen as an echo running past Clara inside the Eleventh Doctor’s mind in the end of The Name of the Doctor.
For audiences in the United States, who saw the show only in syndication mostly on PBS, Tom Baker was the incarnation of the Doctor who is the best known, since his episodes were the ones most frequently broadcast stateside. These Time Life distributed stories added narration by Howard da Silva at the beginning and end of each episode.
The Fourth Doctor’s distinctive appearance and manner have made him a target for affectionate parody. The character has appeared several times on The Simpsons and twice on Robot Chicken. He also had a cameo on Futurama emerging from the stomach of a space whale, and another episode, where he is briefly seen running into the TARDIS. In the computer game Hugo II, Whodunit?, the player can save the Fourth Doctor from a Dalek in return for his sonic screwdriver. He is frequently impersonated by impressionist Jon Culshaw on the radio and television series Dead Ringers, who also voiced the Doctor for the Big Finish audio The Kingmaker. In an episode of Barney Miller, an eccentric man wearing a long striped scarf claimed to be a time-traveler. Archival footage of the Fourth Doctor’s first title sequence was used in the Family Guy episode “Blue Harvest” to parody Star Wars hyperspace. In American Dad! some Whovians were shown, one of their number dressed as the Fourth Doctor. Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure featured a time machine in the form of a phone booth, as well as casual meeting by the protagonists with noteworthy figures of history. As the narrator of Little Britain, Tom Baker has himself alluded to Doctor Who. In the 24th episode of the series Epic Rap Battles of History the Tenth Doctor is in a rap battle with Doc Brown from Back to the Future when he is shot by a Dalek and regenerates into the Fourth Doctor played by George Watsky.
In 1980, Tom Baker played the Fourth Doctor alongside Lalla Ward‘s Romana in a series of television commercials for Prime Computers. In 1997, Baker reprised the role once again in a spot for New Zealand’s National Superannuation insurance company
Tom Baker agreed to do the 4th Doctor Adventures, set of audios from Big Finish, with Mary Tamm and Lousie Jameson, and he also did some work for BBC Audio, Demon Quest, Serpeant Quest and Hornets Nest. He has also done some more audios with Lalla Ward.
To further Leela’s education, the Doctor travelled to the Moravanian Museum on Moravania Minor, where they battled Reginald Harcourt, (The Renaissance Man) and Roman Britain, 60 AD, where they met Boudica during her battle with the Romans. (The Wrath of the Iceni)
Intending to take Leela to 2015, the Doctor accidentally landed in London on 30 January 2025, where he allied with protestor Jack Coulson to destroy GlobeSphere Corporation, which had been infiltrated by the Daleks, who were plotting to force the Moon out of Earth’s orbit, so that it would cause highly destructive floods and tectonic events that would ultimately engulf the human race. But the Doctor once again stopped his old foes. (Energy of the Daleks)
The Doctor and Leela went to Derbyshire in 1979, where they discovered the Master was trying to exploit an alien worm, who had the ability to generate wormholes. While the Doctor was trying to save the worm, the Master generated a lightning storm which caused the worm to create a wormhole. (Trail of the White Worm) The wormhole led to Oseidon, where the Master had arranged to help the Kraals invade Earth. However, with the assistance of a robotic duplicate of the Master, the Doctor discovered the Master‘s true intentions, which was to use the connection between Earth and Oseidon to generate ZO radiation, as a means of rejuvenating himself. But the Doctor, Leela and UNIT managed to defeat the Kraal invason, and stop the Master’s real plan, by using the android duplicate to kidnap the Master. (The Oseidon Adventure)
The Doctor and Leela met the Eighth Doctor‘s companion Charley Pollard aboard the TARDIS. As the Eighth Doctor had never told her of regeneration, Charley was at first sceptical of the Fourth Doctor’s claim to be the Doctor but was soon convinced. As he had detected temporal disturbances in the Time Vortex, the Fourth Doctor realised that Charley must be one of his companions from the future. When she asked how he knew this, he told her that if she was one of his previous companions, he would be able to recognise to her. He soon came to believe that Charley was very clever. He later met the Eighth Doctorhimself and got along well with him. He also briefly met his fifth, sixth and seventh incarnations. Upon seeing the Sixth Doctor’s coat, he wondered how he could ever end up with such a terrible sense of fashion. He also commented that the Eighth Doctor‘s Wild Bill Hickok outfit was not much better. The Sixth Doctorwas able to bring the eight versions of the Doctor together, using the dimensional stabiliser on the TARDIS owned by the Time Lord Straxus, and together the Doctors stopped the reality bomb from going off. Afterwards, the First Doctor turned off the automatic distress actions, which had brought all of the doctors to the pocket dimension and had triggered the TARDIS’ destruction, making it so none of that had happened. (The Light at the End)
The Doctor spent a few days in New York in 1856, discussing philosophy and literature with intelligent men. Preparing to leave, the Doctor was persuaded by Leela to attend a seance conducted by the Fox sisters, who summoned the spirit of Neeva, the Sevateem’s shaman. (Shamans) The Doctor and Leela then visited Bob Dovie at 59A Barnsfield Crescent in Totton, Hampshire on 23 November 1963. (The Light at the End)
The Doctor and Leela next found themselves on a cyber-frontier world, encountering an army of half-converted Cybermen. Originally planning to help them retrieve a weapon to destroy invading Cybermen, the Doctor sent Leela to gather a resistance and gave the half-converted their emotions back: Colonel Joshua commited suicide after seeing what he had become, whilst the rest dedicated their lives to protecting the planet. (One Bad Apple)
Before building K9 MKII, the Doctor took up sojourn in a cottage in Sussex called Nest Cottage in the 21st century.
The Doctor began to investigate a string of murders that were caused by stuffed animals. The animals came from a taxidermy factory, run by a passionate taxidermist called Percy Noggins. Upon meeting the Doctor, Percy sent a small army of stuffed animals to kill the Doctor, since he had deemed him a threat. The Doctor discovered the stuffed animals and Percy were being controlled by the Hornets, an alien race that wanted to take control of the Doctor’s mind. The Doctor lured all the Hornets towards Nest Cottage, where the TARDIS’ dimensional stabilisers put up a force shield to prevent them getting out and taking over the world. (The Stuff of Nightmares)
The Doctor later travelled to 1932 Cromer to investigate previous incursions of the Hornets on Earth, where he found a dancer called Ernestina Stott stealing some ballet shoes with the remains of feet inside them, owned by Fenella Wibbsey, curatress of the Cromer museum, both under the influence of the Hornets. Upon discovering the significance of the ballet shoes in his investigations, the Doctor learned they were the ballet shoes of a dancer called Francesca, just like Ernestina, and they were being used by the Hornets as a hive for their dormant swarm, which Mrs Wibbsey had been taking care of for years. The Hornets attempted to use Mrs Wibbsey to shrink the Doctor and Ernestina down, putting them inside a doll’s house filled with deadly dolls animated by the Hornets, but the Doctor escaped and found a way to bring them back to normal.
After that the Hornets tried to occupy Ernestina’s body, making her their new hive, but the Doctor stopped them by removing the ballet shoes before they could take full possession of her. He confiscated the doll’s house and the ballet shoes and placed Mrs Wibbsey under his protection in Nest Cottage as his housekeeper and regularly mesmerised her to prevent the Hornets from taking over her mind. (The Dead Shoes)
However, the Doctor later discovered that Ernestina was still carrying the dormant Hornets inside her, who then made contact with her grandson, Percy Noggins, the taxidermist who cooperated with the Hornets in their scheme to control stuffed animals. (A Sting in the Tale)
The Doctor then travelled to 1832 Blandford to investigate the Circus of Delights, whose arrival coincided with disappearances in the village. During this trip to Blandford, the Doctor encountered a girl named Sally, whose father had prevented her from attending. He met Dr Adam Farrow, whose sister Francesca had run away with the Circus of Delights. Sally and Farrow accompanied the Doctor in his investigation of the circus, where the Doctor discovered that the Hornets were responsible for odd goings-on at the circus, led by the dwarf ringmaster, Antonio. It was discovered that the Hornets had been taking possession of members of the village, so they could feed off the negative emotions that the villagers produced, using the circus to draw more victims into their trap. Upon mesmerising the dwarf, the Doctor found out that Antonio had come into contact with the Hornets as a young boy, in Venice, 1768 when they came out of a blue box that had appeared from nowhere.
However, after the Doctor had extracted all the information he wanted from Antonio, the Hornets had completely left his body with the intent of making Francesca their new hive. The Doctor attempted to stop the Hornets occupying Francesca, but was unsuccessful, leading Francesca to cast herself off the high wire upon the command of her masters, killing her. After the Doctor’s defeat of the Hornets in Blandford, the Doctor had taken the husk of Antonio back to Nest Cottage and placed a stasis field around it, and then used him as a garden gnome. The Doctor found out that the Hornets remained dormant in Francesca’s dead body, which was stolen by Farrow and Sally. Eventually, her mummified feet and ballet shoes would make their way to the museum in Cromer. (The Circus of Doom)
The Doctor finally found the earliest infestation of the Hornets in the year 1039, in a nunnery in Northumbria, which was under siege by wild dogs, possessed by Hornets. Here, the Hornets met the Doctor for the first time (from their perspective). While there, the Doctor discovered that the Hornets had recently come to Earth, and were now looking for their lost Hornet Queen who had hidden in the body of a pig trapped in the nunnery.
They eventually achieved this and attempted to escape in the leading dog of the pack, but the Doctor tried to trap the Hornets in his TARDIS. While the Doctor was trying to retrieve the Hornets in the TARDIS, he eventually managed to confront them. He realised that they were unable to take possession of the nuns in Northumbria, because they couldn’t inhabit the bodies of those who had consumed alcohol. The Hornets had managed to take possession of the Doctor, and piloted the TARDIS back to Earth, where they could escape. They escaped and encountered the younger Antonio in 1768.
The Doctor searched for the Hornets in Venice for days, but he later realised that he was responsible for the Hornets’ contact with Antonio, who would eventually set up his Circus of Delights. The Doctor then took the wild dog back to Nest Cottage, where it became his dog, Captain. (A Sting in the Tale)
The Doctor put an advertisement in a magazine to invite Mike Yates into his investigation of these Hornets. During this time with Mike Yates, he mentioned his “recent escapades”, including “giant rats”, “killer robots” and “skulls from the dawn of time”. After the stuffed animals in the Nest Cottage came alive and both Mike and the Doctor were forced to retreat into the cellar, the Doctor decided to keep him up to speed, by telling him about all his encounters with the Hornets. (The Stuff of Nightmares) However, the Doctor later claimed that he couldn’t remember putting the advertisement in the magazine. (A Sting in the Tale)
The Doctor wanted to finally defeat the Hornets by neutralising their queen. Therefore, with the help of Mike Yates and Mrs Wibbsey, he used Francesca’s ballet shoes and his TARDIS’ dimensional stabiliser to shrink themselves, so they were able to enter the hive of the Hornets, which happened to be a stuffed zebra housing the Hornet Queen herself. During the expedition into the hive of the Hornets, Mike had become paranoid and suspicious of Mrs Wibbsey, leading to his handcuffing her and directing her to the centre of the hive, resulting in a confrontation with the Hornet Queen. It was during this confrontation that the Hornet Queen revealed she had taken possession of Mike.
It was this revelation that the Doctor realised that it must have been the control of the Hornets that forced him to put that advertisement in the magazine, using what knowledge she had taken from the Doctor’s mind so she could draw Mike to Nest Cottage, believing him perfect to take control since he had so many negative experiences. Since the Hornets were no longer restrained by the force shield, they took their opportunity to return to the Hornet hive, so the Doctor threatened all the Hornets by burning the whole hive. However, the Doctor realised that he could use the Hornet Queen’s desire for the Hornet’s royal jelly that they produced against her. He achieved this by filling Francesca’s ballet shoe with royal jelly, and the Queen, overcome with the desire for the jelly, drank it out of the shoe.
The Doctor used the residual energy of the Hornets in the shoe and the sonic screwdriver‘s connection to the dimensional stabiliser to shrink the Hornet Queen so small she could only exist in the micro-universe. This weakened the Hornets and gave the Doctor the opportunity to escape, so he could increase their size again. This allowed the Doctor to reactivate the dimensional stabiliser, so he could put a force shield around the hive to contain all the Hornets in the stuffed zebra, sending them to the other side of the universe. This gave the occupants of Nest Cottage the chance to celebrate Christmas the following day. (Hive of Horror)
A RETURN TO WANDERING
Whilst working on K9 MKII, the Doctor arrived on Earth in 2007 and reunited with former-companion, Oliver Day, who was suffering from amnesia, which caused him to temporarily lose his memory of his travels with the Doctor. After killing a monster, the Doctor took Oliver aboard the TARDIS as his latest companion. (Attachments)
Arriving in an alien marketplace, the Doctor and Oliver met Gravkrom-Vey, owner of the monkrah fish in the universe. The Doctor discovered the Monkrah had been wiped out in a civil war with the Manicoll, who also began dying soon after the war had ended, so the Doctor and Oliver helped Gravkrom-Vey release the last Monkrah. (Plight of the Monkrah)
Soon after, the Doctor and Oliver went on the trail of the Puppeteer, an evil creature who had followed Mankind’s progression across the stars, and fed on the countless wars and conflicts of Earth. They followed him toGondovan, where they met investigative archivist Annajin Valentine. Oliver fell under the Puppeteers control and tried to kill Anna. But the Doctor managed to free his mind, whilst Annajin killed the Puppeteer. Oliver, shaken by his experience on Gondovan, elected to stay behind with Annajin, leaving the Doctor to travel alone with once again. (Puppeteer)
The Doctor then attended Clio fifth’s birthday party and bought her a bag of jelly babies as a present. (The Glass Princess)
The Doctor met archeologist and adventurer Tiger Maratha, and the two briefly travelled together, during which the Doctor made the acquaintance of Tiger’s daughter, Priyanka, offering her a bag of jelly babies. Amongst their adventures included fighting the Deathlings at Angkor Wat. However, Maratha decided to leave the TARDIS and stay on Earth to raise his family. (The Swords of Kali)
SEEKING THE SERPENT’S EGG
The Doctor returned to Nest Cottage to celebrate Christmas with Mrs Wibbsey, Mike Yates and Captain (whom the Doctor gave to Mike to look after once the Hornets had been defeated). While he stayed in Nest Cottage, someone stole the Doctor’s spatial geometer, leaving behind a bag with five objects as clues. The first one, the tile from a Roman mosaic, led the Doctor and Mrs Wibbsey to Celtic Britain. They were taken by Celtic soldiers who believed them to be Druids, and wanted to use them to assassinate the wizard in a neighbouring village, who was threatening them.
They travelled to this village, and on the way found dead husks, drained of their life essence. In the village, the Roman Emperor Claudius was posing as the wizard, who desired to escape from Rome and the troubles of being emperor. During an attack by the Celts from the village, the Doctor managed to stop them from fighting by using a voicemail message of Mike Yates from the Nest Cottage telephone he had with him. After the battle ended, Claudius attempted to usher the Doctor inside the back reaches of his tent, but failed, and the Doctor escaped before the tent vanished, but not before removing the remains of his spatial geometer that Claudius had taken. (The Relics of Time)
Next, the Doctor found an altered version of a poster painted by Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec. This led the Doctor and Mrs Wibbsey to Paris in the 1890s where Lautrec’s concierge had tried to frame Lautrec as a murderer of street girls, by making him doubt his own sanity.
To do this, she slashed his paintings and killed Henri’s muses and models, and stored their remains in his house, unbeknownst to him. With the help of Henri’s muse, La Charlotte, they discovered the bodies and uncovered the truth of Henri’s innocents. From this revelation, they found out that the murders were due to the action of Lautrec’s concierge, in part to cover up his need to feed on those girls life force. In an attempt to lure the Doctor, the concierge kidnapped Lautrec and took him to a cemetery, where her dematerialisation chamber was.
The concierge almost captured the Doctor in his time craft, but the Doctor forced his way out. However, La Charlotte was killed before they all could escape. The Doctor then retrieved an other part of his spatial geometer that was left behind. (The Demon of Paris)
The third object – a storybook with images of the Doctor and Mike Yates in it – drew them to a cave in eastern Europe, where he met a story teller, Albert Tiermann on his way to tell his stories to the king. But the materialisation of his TARDIS caused a blockage in the road on his route to the king. They were all forced to remain in a near by hotel owned by Frau Herz until the morning. Albert had discovered the Doctor’s copy of Albert’s storybook, containing stories he hadn’t written yet. Since he was suffering from mental block, and had to tell a new story to the king on pain of death, he had a desire to obtain the book.
That night, an Ice Queen whom Albert had previously met in his childhood visited him, and further persuaded him to take the storybook. The following morning, Albert’s coachman had been killed, and in an attempt to take Frau Herz hostage, the Ice Queen killed Hans, Albert’s footman. The Doctor pursued the Ice Queen to a cave nearby, full of dead husks drained of their life force, where Albert revealed that all his stories were created for him by the Ice Queen, in her elaborate plan to lure the Doctor here.
The Ice Queen returned to the hotel, and threatened to kill Mike. It was now revealed that the hotel was really the dematerialisation chamber, and was in disguise for 40 years, unbeknownst to Frau, all for this moment. Direct threats from the Ice Queen to Mike did not hold the Doctor, so he tricked the Ice Queen into believing he was going to accompany her, allowing Mike, Albert and Frau to escape.
Then, at the last minute, the Doctor escaped, leaving the Ice Queen empty-handed. But Mike had discovered more of the spatial geometer in the draws of the hotel. The Doctor deposited Albert and Frau near the king’s palace, and allowed Albert to keep the storybook, and used it to write his stories in the future. (A Shard of Ice)
The Doctor ran into a trap in New York City in 1976. A meteorite landed in Central Park and bestowed super-powers to local resident Alice Trefusis. The Doctor investigated the comic book cover showing the event. When the Doctor, Mike and Mrs Wibbsey arrived, Alice was with Buddy, Alice’s boyfriend. As soon as the Doctor arrived, he felt weak and drained of energy. Mrs Wibbsey and Buddy had taken a now unconcious Alice to the ageing film star Mimsy Loyne’s apartment. Alice began to use her superpowers to combat crime and stop accidents, using the alias “Starfall.”
While this was going on, Mike and the Doctor came upon a used dead body drained of energy, similar to the dead bodies from previous time zones. It was at the scene, where police arrested the Doctor and Mike, believing them to be involved in the death. However, while in prison, Alice rescued the Doctor and Mike, taking them to Mimsy’s apartment. Buddy and Mrs Wibbsey then found a cult working in the apartment block, chanting around the final piece of the spatial geometer. This was used to create a telepath debilitator to confuse the Doctor, causing his weakness. Mimsy captured the Doctor, but was foiled when Alice broke up the chanting cultists necessary for the debilitator. During the confrontation with Mimsy, the Doctor took the remaining spatial geometer component. In frustration, Mimsy kidnapped Mrs Wibbsey, outright. The Doctor informed Alice that her powers would fade, but Buddy still had inspiration for his new comic book story. (Starfall)
Following the last item – a golden heart pendant – the Doctor and Mike went straight to Sepulchre, which took the form of a stately home, where they found Mrs Wibbsey, who had been there for three weeks and seemed to be possessed by some intelligence. The Doctor brought the telephone from Nest Cottage, and listened to a voicemail left by Ernetina Stott, regarding the burning down of the Cromer Palace of Curios museum.
While they were exploring, the Doctor, Mike and Mrs Wibbsey found that their host, the Demon, no longer needing any disguises, sprang the trap on the Doctor, and transported them all to a dark cavern, using a mysterious green flame. He revealed he was actually working for Mrs Wibbsey, or rather, the Hornets that had regenerated inside of her, who had been present within her since their last encounter with them. The Demon locked the Doctor in a sarcophagus, and started the process to extract all of knowledge of space and time from the Doctor’s mind, using it to create the Atlas of All Time for the Hornets.
Therefore, they could use it to locate their Hornet Queen. A quick turnabout by Mike Yates set Mrs Wibbsey in the sarcophagus instead, and the Atlas was reshaped only to contain Mrs Wibbsey’s knowledge of time. The Doctor convinced the Demon to cooperate with him, and they reconfigured the sacrophagus’ functions to transport anyone in it, to anywhere in the Atlas. Therefore, using what little remained of the Atlas, the Doctor transported the sacrophagus and the Hornets to the Cromer Palace of Curios, where it caused the museum to burn down with a green flame, quickly destroying the Hornets.
However, the Doctor was able to rescue Mrs Wibbsey, but with the loss of the Hornet, it caused the destruction of the Atlas and Sepulchre. The Doctor, Mike, and Mrs Wibbsey escaped in one direction, using the TARDIS to go to Nest Cottage, and the Demon escaped in another direction, free to roam the universe. While the Doctor, Mike and Mrs Wibbsey tried to celebrate a second Christmas at Nest Cottage, someone knocked on the door, and Mrs Wibbsey screamed as the unknown visitor tried to break in. (Sepulchre)
As they broke down the front door, it was revealed that they were Robotov robots, who were instructed to take the Doctor. When attempting to resist them, Mike was knocked unconscious, and the Doctor and Mrs Wibbsey were captured by the robots and were transported to the far future by a wormhole. The Doctor was brought before theTsarina, the wife of the Tsar, the figurehead of the Robotov Empire, an empire entirely ruled by sentient robots, and requested the Doctor help her three year-old son, Alex, the cyborg heir to the Robotov throne. The Tsarina believed that the Doctor was “Father Gregory,” a former ally of the empire, but betrayed them to their enemies.
After improving Alex’s condition, the Doctor and Mrs Wibbsey were invited to a banquet with the Tsar and the Tsarina. However, it was interrupted by a raid instigated by enemies of the Robotovs, and they abducted Mrs Wibbsey. When she was taken to their base, she met the real Father Gregory, who looked exactly the same as the Doctor, and he revealed that he was the one who brought them to the future. However, the Doctor arrived to rescue Mrs Wibbsey, where he discovered that Gregory has allied himself with the Skishtari and during the raid, implanted a Skishtari egg in Alex’s chest to be released at the heart of the Robotov Empire. However, realising the error of his ways, Gregory (who was the real father of Alex, after he had a child with the Tsarina) removed the egg from his chest, and saved Alex’s life by transplanting his own heart for Alex’s, which killed Gregory. Attempting to save Alex, he and his guardian, Boolin escaped in a shuttle with the egg, and travelled through the wormhole. Attempting to pursue them, the Doctor and Mrs Wibbsey arrived back in Hexford, but in the year 1861. (Tsar Wars)
As they explored Hexford, they discovered that they arrived ten years after the shuttle arrived in Hexford, and the shuttle crash caused an accident which resulted in Boolin losing his memory, and Alex becoming facially disfigured. After the accident, Reverend Dobbs took care of them, making Boolin (calling himself Mr Bewley) his servant, and Alex (named Andrew) his ward. Eventually, Andrew discovered the Skishtari egg, and used it punish people who upset him.
When the Doctor found Andrew and Mr Bewley, Bewley began to remember his lost memories, and when he attempted to persuade Andrew to acknowledge his identity as an heir to an intergalactic empire, Andrew refused to believe it, and used the egg to consume Bewley. When Andrew ran away from them, the Doctor tried to pursue him and convince him to give up the egg. However, when Reverend Dobbs arrived, Andrew went into a rage and lost control of the egg, which consumed them all. (The Broken Crown)
When the Doctor and Mrs Wibbsey awoke, they were in a vast cavern, where they came across a young man called Aladdin (who sounded like Andrew), who said he was sent into the cavern to uncover a magic lamp for a mysterious magician. As they all looked for the lamp, the chamber filled with gas and they fell asleep. When they awoke, the Doctor’s scarf had vanished and they met the Magician (who looked like Mr Bewley). After further explorations, the Doctor became separated from the group. While exploring on his own, he found and his scarf had become animated and began to talk to him. He followed the scarf and rejoined with Mrs Wibbsey, Aladdin and the Magician, and they found the lamp. When Aladdin rubbed it, the Scarf emerged and allowed Aladdin three wishes. They scarf revealed that the situation they were in was a projection made by Andrew’s mind to represent the quest for the Skishtari egg, and the characters were the victims consumed by the egg in Hexford. With the Doctor’s assistance, Aladdin remembered his former life as Andrew, and wished to stop the projection, and be released from the egg back to Hexford. After arriving back in Hexford, the lamp turned into the egg, and Andrew wished, at the Doctor’s request, that they travel to Christmas Day, 2010, the day they were taken by the Robotov robots. Reunited with his TARDIS, the Doctor took Bewley and Andrew into the future, back to the Robotov Empire, while Mrs Wibbsey remained at Nest Cottage. (Aladdin Time)
After a while, the Doctor arrived in Hexford several months after he left Mrs Wibbsey. When he returned, he found that Mike Yates, UNIT and his second incarnation had taken up residence there to investigate strange goings-on in the skies above Hexford. Upon arrival, a Skishtari spacecraft had appeared above Hexford, intent on retrieving the egg, which the Doctor had buried under Hexford in 1861. The Doctor also discovered that the Second Doctor had been assisting the Skishtari by planting alien trees which made Hexford invisible to the rest of the world. The Skishtari spacecraft began to remove Hexford from the ground, and drag it through a wormhole to the future. The Doctor attempted to use the TARDIS to prevent this, but failed, leaving the Doctor and Mrs Wibbsey in the TARDIS, while everyone in Hexford had been taken to the future by the Skishtari. (The Hexford Invasion)
After spending several months locating Hexford through time and space, the Doctor and Mrs Wibbsey arrived. Just as they arrived, the Robotov soldiers attempted to infiltrate Hexford, knowing it contained a Skishtari egg. However, the Second Doctor kidnapped Mrs Wibbsey, and took the Skishtari egg as it began to hatch. He took the egg to the Skishtari mothership, where he revealed that the Second Doctor was a clone created from the DNA that the Skishtari took from the Doctor after their last encounter, specifically designed to retrieve the egg. Suddenly, a man arrived, revealing that he is Alex, and is now the Tsar of the Robotov Empire. He attempted to pacify the creature in the Skishtari egg, since he was mentally linked with it when he lived in Hexford from ten years, and ordered the creature to kill the other Skishtari. After that, Alex took the Skishtari away with the Robotov invasion force, and both Doctors united to pilot the Skishtari ship, followed by Hexford, through the wormhole back to England, 2011. After depositing Mrs Wibbsey back in Nest Cottage, the Doctor disappeared in the TARDIS, for many more adventures. (Survivors in Space)
FURTHER ADVENTURES WITH ROMANA
On the run from the Black Guardian, the Doctor sent K9 to pilot the TARDIS to one thousand planets across time and space to send the Black Guardian on a wild goose chase. Waiting for the TARDIS’ return, the Doctor and Romana took up residency in Hampshire in 1929, becoming the Lord and Lady of the manor. He stopped a Valjax called Lady Florence Bassett from forcing Romana into a marriage so that she could control a Time Lord’s mind. (The Auntie Matter)
After the TARDIS and K9 returned, the Doctor found himself at a future Earth. However, he found that the Laan had arrived on Earth to breed, which would have terrible implications for Earth. Cuthbert also wanted revenge on the Laan. (The Sands of Life) Aware of the consequences of Cuthbert’s revenge, and with the help of Romana and President Sheridan Moorkurk, the Doctor stopped Cuthbert and saved the Earth. (War Against the Laan)
Soon afterwards, the Doctor took Romana to London in 1899, where he was reunited with Henry Gordon Jago and Professor George Litefoot. Together, they investigated an alien justice robot that had crashed on Earth and a Victorian vigilante called the Pugilist. (The Justice of Jalxar) After this, the Doctor lost the TARDIS at the Mariana Trench in 2040 and battled Goblins. (Phantoms of the Deep)
Trapped in Grey Space with Romana, the Doctor was challenged to a game by two entities. After failing their games, he was erased from existence. However, he was later restored by his first incarnation. (Seven to One)
The TARDIS then arrived on the space liner Empress, which had become locked together with a private ship, the Hecate, after colliding with it upon emerging from hyperspace. The Doctor and Romana met Tryst, who had a Continuous Event Transmuter machine. However, some Mandrels from Eden had somehow gotten onboard. The Doctor later discovered he had been lied to, and Mandrels actually decomposed into the addictive drug vraxoin. The Doctor thwarted the drug-smuggling plan of Tryst and the pilot of the Hecate, separated the two ships, and returned the Mandrels to Eden. (Nightmare of Eden)
Annoyed at the lack of doughnuts in the TARDIS food machine, the Doctor set course for the Vita Novus Health Spa and defeated Karna, the director of a company dedicated to creating “the Beautiful People”, which consisted of slim and beautiful human beings. (The Beautiful People)
There’s no point being grown up if you can’t be childish sometimes