Doctor Who Galleries Index

The 1st Doctor : William Hartnell (1963 - 1966)

The first
Doctor Who book was published in hardback by Frederic Muller Ltd in 1964 followed by two further hardback books in 1965. The first paperback Dr Who book ("Dr Who in an Exciting Adventure with the Daleks") was published by Armada Books in 1965 , two years after the series started on TV, based on the second Doctor Who story "The Dead Planet" (reprinted by Avon Books in the US in 1967). Then came a novelisation of "The Crusaders" by Dragon Books also in 1965, based on the fourteenth Doctor Who story of the same title. In 1973 Target Books started novelising the TV stories. The gallery below shows the First Doctor books in transmission order, including all the cover variations as they were reprinted. Click here to see ALL the Target novelisations in publication order.


Frederic Muller Ltd Books (Hardback)

1964
1964
1965
1965

PAPERBACKS

Armada Books

1965

Avon Books (US)

1967

Dragon Books

1965

Target Books and BBC Books

An Unearthly Child
1981
1990

The Daleks from the episode "The Dead Planet"
1973
1977
1992
2011

The Edge of Destruction
Marco Polo
The Keys of Marinus
1988
1994
1980

The Aztecs
1984
1992

The Sensorites
The Reign of Terror
Planet of Giants
1987
1987
1990

The Dalek Invasion of Earth
1977
1978
1990

The Rescue
The Romans
1988
1987

The Zarbi / The Web Planet from the episode "The Web Planet"
1973
1978
1991
2016

The Crusaders
1973
1979
1982
2011

The Space Museum
1987

The Chase
The Time Meddler
1989
1991
1988
1992

Galaxy Four
Mission to the Unknown
The Myth Makers
1986
1989
1985

The Mutation of Time from the episode "The Dalek Masterplan"
1989

The Massacre
The Ark
1987
1992
1987
1993

The Celestial Toymaker
1986
1993

The Gunfighters
1986

The Savages
The War Machines
1986
1992
1989
1992

The Smugglers
1988
1993

The Tenth Planet
1976
1993
2012

BBC Books (Hardback)
Reprints of the 1964/1965 Frederick Muller Hardbacks

2016
2016
2016

The 2nd Doctor