The Good Doctor
The Good Doctor

Synopsis

Clare Corbett reads this brand new novel featuring the 13th Doctor, as played on TV by Jodie Whittaker.

On the planet of Lobos, the Doctor halts a violent war between the native Loba and human colonists. Job done, the TARDIS crew departs – only for Ryan to discover he’s left his phone behind. Again.

Upon returning, the Doctor finds that the TARDIS has slipped hundreds of years into the future – and that something has gone badly wrong. The Loba are now slaves, serving human zealots who worship a godlike figure known as The Good Doctor.

It’s time for the Doctor to face up to the consequences of her last visit. With Lobos on the brink of catastrophe, will she be able to make things right?

Juno Dawson is the international bestselling author of ten titles for young adults. She is a columnist at Glamour UK, Attitude Magazine and a key LGBTQ activist with Stonewall.

Notes

Duration: 5 hours 45 mins.
Imprint: BBC Digital Audio
Published: 25/10/2018
ISBN: 9781787534377
Length: 345 Minutes

Characters

Thirteenth Doctor
Graham O’Brien
Yasmin Khan
Ryan Sinclair
High Priest Mykados
Brother Tempika
Father Ornid
Pry
Mariya
Jaya
Tromos
Father Kyos
Bemus Belen
Captain Makris
Brother Glezos
Brother Alexis
Brother Panos
Brother Takis
Brother Lazar
Sergeant Barlos
Gadapolos
Mother Capinella
Yianna
Sister Lalla
Rust
Rex
Dayna
General Orryx
Captain Brun
Avi
Alex Blaine
Cathie
Edwards
Castele
Remini

References

During his travels with the Doctor, Ryan has seen singing waterfalls made of pink crystals, a unicorn sanctuary on a lost moon, and the Big Bang.
The Doctor found a drone in the TARDIS storeroom.

Cultural references

Graham is keen to watch Pointless.
The Doctor makes a reference to Graham looking similar to “the man from that game show”.
The Doctor suggests they visit Vienna in 1967 to see the Eurovision, noting that it was the year that Sandy Shaw won.

Food and drink

The Doctor likes Yorkshire Tea.
Graham and Yaz mention fish and chips; Graham had been to a chip shop called The Cod Father.

Notes

This is the first full-length novel to feature the Thirteenth Doctor.
Despite being officialy released on 25 October 2018, this novel was available to some in various shops several days before release.
Yasmin mentions attending Redlands Primary. (The Woman Who Fell to Earth)
The Doctor notes that she was allowed to go anywhere she wanted in her previous body, and wonders what has changed. (The Woman Who Fell to Earth)
Ryan’s dyspraxia is referred to. (The Woman Who Fell to Earth, The Ghost Monument)
Both Graham and Ryan mention Grace (The Woman Who Fell to Earth)
Yaz notes that no matter where she goes, history appears to be built on the bones of slavery. (Rosa)

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