TV novelisations

There is a long tradition of adapting Doctor Who TV stories into book form, stretching back to 1964. All such adaptations are listed in this section.


TV novelisations listed by range:

Target novelisations
The longest-running and best-selling series of Doctor Who books — the Target range of “classic series” TV novelisations which lasted for over 20 years.

New Target novelisations
To the delight of fans, a new series of Target-branded TV novelisations of new series Doctor Who episodes was announced in 2018.

Doctor Who Classics 2-in-1 novelisations
A short-lived series of 2-in-1 omnibus editions of Doctor Who Target novelisations published in the late 1980s.

Target novelisation collections
Omnibus volumes & box set collections of previously-published Target Doctor Who novelisations.

Bug Club books
A selection of Eleventh Doctor TV stories and Sarah Jane Adventures episodes adapted as easy-read photo novelisations.

Pearson English Readers
A selection of adaptations of Twelfth Doctor TV episodes as easy-to-read novelisations for improving readers.

The Sarah Jane Adventures novelisations
A series of novelisations of Doctor Who spin-off TV show The Sarah Jane Adventures which aired from 2007-2011.

Obverse Books unofficial novelisations
A selection of unofficial novelisations from Obverse Books, published in aid of charity.

New Zealand Doctor Who Fan Club novelisations
Between 1989 and 2002, the New Zealand Doctor Who Fan Club published a series of 5 uanuthorised novelisations, representing the only 5 classic series TV stories which had not been novelised by Target Books at the time.

BBV audio novelisations
Novelisations of the series of independently-produced BBV audio dramas from the 1990s and 2000s.

Miscellaneous novelisations
An assortment of novelisations that don’t belong in any of the above ranges.

Books listed by category:

Activity books
Colouring books, diaries, sticker books, cookbooks, role-playing games, and any other type of book designed for an activity other than reading.

These slim hardback books containing a mixture of fact and fiction have been a staple of British childrens’ Christmas stockings for decades.

Biographies, autobiographies and memoirs of well-known Doctor Who cast and crew.

Factual books
Non-fiction books about Doctor Who, ranging from behind-the-scenes production information, histories of the programme, media studies books, etc. etc.

Graphic novels
A selection of original graphic novels and collections of Doctor Who Magazine comic strips republished in book form.

A wide selection of books giving a humorous slant on Doctor Who, and also a selection of unofficial comedic parodies.

Original novels
Original Doctor Who fiction novels and novellas, i.e. not based on TV episodes.

TV novelisations
Adaptations of Doctor Who TV episodes in book form.

Script books
A selection of books containing the original scripts from Doctor Who TV stories and audio dramas.

Short stories
Anthologies of short stories and short fiction related (directly or indirectly) to Doctor Who.

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View more details for Wartime
Range:Miscellaneous novelisations
Released:14 January 2023
By:Stephen James Walker
(Book)Warriors' Gate and Other Stories
View more details for Warriors' Gate and Other Stories
Range:Target novelisations
Released:13 July 2023
By:John Lydecker
(Book)The Zygon Invasion
View more details for The Zygon Invasion
Range:New Target novelisations
Released:13 July 2023
By:Peter Harness
View more details for Kerblam!
Range:New Target novelisations
Released:13 July 2023
By:Pete McTighe
(Book)Planet of the Ood
View more details for Planet of the Ood
Range:New Target novelisations
Released:13 July 2023
By:Keith Temple
(Book)The Waters of Mars
View more details for The Waters of Mars
Range:New Target novelisations
Released:13 July 2023
By:Phil Ford

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