The Plotters
Cover Art
AuthorGareth Roberts
SeriesDoctor Who book:
Virgin Missing Adventures
Release number
First Doctor
Ian, Barbara, Vicki
Set inPeriod between
The Space Museum and The Chase (Doctor Who)[1][2]
PublisherVirgin Books
Publication date
November 1996
Preceded bySpeed of Flight 
Followed byCold Fusion 

The Plotters is an original novel written by Gareth Roberts and based on the long-running British science fiction television series Doctor Who. It features the First Doctor, Ian, Barbara and Vicki.

Plot Synopsis

The TARDIS materialises in London, the date November 1605. While Ian and Barbara set off for the Globe Theatre, Vicki accompanies the Doctor on a mysterious mission to the court of King James. What is the link between the King's adviser, Robert Cecil, with the hooded figure called 'the Spaniard'? Why is the Doctor so anxious to observe the translation of the Bible? And what is brewing in the cellars of the Houses of Parliament?


  1. ^ The Doctor's Timeline at The Whoniverse
  2. ^ Direct placement confirmed by cover blurb.