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 books 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

1981
1990
1973
1977
1992
1988
1994
1980
1984
1992
1987
1987
1990
1977
1978
1990
1988
1987
1973
1978
1991
1973
1979
1982
1987
1989
1991
1988
1992
1986
1989
1985
1989
1987
1992
1987
1993
1986
1993
1986
1986
1992
1989
1992
1988
1993
1976
1993

BBC Books

2011
2016
2011
2012

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

2016
2016
2016

The 2nd Doctor