Template:ForumheaderThis page lists appearances of the Tenth Doctor in the order in which he experienced them. This timeline is based upon observations of the Doctor Who universe and the events that occur during each of these stories. From these observations we have attempted to build a concise timeline. It is assumed that for each novel, comic, audio or television series, their published, broadcast or numbered order is the order they occur in.[1]

The layout of this timeline is in part based on the observations on Doctor Who Reference Guide and Doctor Who - The Complete Adventures, as well as Lance Parkin's AHistory and other sources that allow us to make observations, such as The Whoniverse, Doctor Who Reviews, The History of Doctor Who, The Discontinuity Guide, Clive Banks databanks and the Big Finnish forums. None of these sources should be used solely as a source or considered a "true" timeline for stories.

Limiting factors Edit

Though multiple stories that predate TV: Journey's End, in particular DWBIT comic stories, feature the Doctor travelling alone, TV: Smith and Jones and TV: Partners in Crime have the Doctor state or strongly imply that it hasn't been long since Rose Tyler and Martha Jones have departed (respectively in TV: Doomsday and TV: Last of the Time Lords).

Any story with Rose Tyler travelling must be after TV: The Christmas Invasion and before TV: Army of Ghosts. Any story with Martha Jones travelling must be after TV: Smith and Jones and before TV: Utopia. Any story with Donna Noble must be after TV: Partners in Crime and before TV: Turn Left.

Series basics Edit

There are two notable divisions in the varying Tenth Doctor media, those where he is almost constantly travelling with a companion and those, set after his hearts were broken by all his losses in TV: Journey's End, where he spends most of the time travelling alone.

The era while he constantly travels with someone can be further divided into adventures with original to television companions:

There are also the original to comics companions:

His adventures with Matthew and Emily are said to take place towards the end of his time alone.

Timeline Edit

Rose Tyler Edit

Early Adventures with Rose Edit

The Doctor regenerates from his previous incarnation.
Children in Need Special and The Christmas Invasion both involve the Doctor in the early stages after his regeneration.
Set during The Christmas Invasion, when the Tenth Doctor's TARDIS is taken aboard the Sycorax ship.
The Doctor and Rose unsuccessfully attempt to visit the Moon.
This is Rose's first trip to the Moon.
The Doctor and Rose return to the Powell Estate
The Doctor and Rose leave the Powell Estate.
The Doctor and Rose fight off the Lupine Wavelength Haemovariform.

Mickey tags along Edit

Rose mentions meeting a werewolf to Sarah Jane in School Reunion, clearly placing it after Tooth and Claw. Rose also works for a couple of days as a dinner lady at Deffry Vale High School. The final scene of A Dog's Life takes place during the scene where the Doctor awakens K9 Mark III in School Reunion. At the end of School Reunion, Mickey joins the TARDIS crew.
Mickey's first trip in the TARDIS.
Mickey is still travelling in the TARDIS.
Mickey stays behind in a parallel universe with the walls closed behind him.

Final adventures with Rose Edit

Rose mentions being a dinner lady but Mickey isn't present, placing this after School Reunion, The Girl in the Fireplace, Rise of the Cybermen and The Age of Steel.
Second part to The Impossible Planet. Rose's "death" is foreshadowed by the Beast, implying not much time passes between this story and Army of Ghosts.
Rose is still stopping off to see her mother, but is no longer with Mickey, placing this after The Age of Steel.
Rose and Jackie are trapped on the parallel Earth. Donna Noble appears in the TARDIS.

Grieving for Rose Edit

The Doctor is returning Donna to Earth after Donna was pulled into the TARDIS by mistake.

Martha Jones Edit

"Just one trip" Edit

The events of Smith and Jones through Gridlock flow into one another. Martha's intended "single trip" in the TARDIS during The Shakespeare Code is postponed to an uncertain length between Gridlock and The Lazarus Experiment.
Martha officially joins the TARDIS full-time.

Adventures with Martha Edit

The events of the book must take place after The Lazarus Experiment as Martha says something about facing mad scientists again. Martha is forced to wait outside the TARDIS in the Doctor's absence, placing this story before 42, when Martha receives a key to the TARDIS.
Immediately follows 42 Prologue.
Martha mentions the events of 42.
The Tenth Doctor requests Frobisher's help, setting this after his own encounter with Adam Mitchell.
Doctor Who: The Encyclopedia places this story between 42 and Human Nature.
Martha recalls the events of The Infinite Quest, but not Human Nature.
All are after The Family of Blood, as those events are mentioned. The starship Brilliant appears in the last two.
Sally gives the Doctor the transcript his future self has already read to her.
Martha leaves the TARDIS to take care of her family and to move on from her feelings towards the Doctor. A replica of the Titanic hits the hull of the TARDIS.
Time Crash occurs during the final scene of Last of the Time Lords and ends on the same cliffhanger.

Between Martha and Donna Edit

Continues the cliffhanger that occurs in both Last of the Time Lords and Time Crash.
The Doctor has his first encounter with Majenta Pryce.
The Doctor stops traveling for awhile as he mourns over the loss of Rose. While this would suggest a setting directly after his travels with Rose, at one point a reference is made about the Doctor's heart being broken by Lilith. In the final issue of the story, the Doctor notes that he is ready to find a new companion finally, which matches much closer to his mindset in Partners in Crime rather than Smith & Jones.

Donna Noble Edit

Early exploits with Donna Edit

Martha is mentioned as "the last time" the Doctor has travelled with someone.
Donna's first trip to an alien planet.
Donna has seen Ood, but has only recently met the Doctor.
The Doctor and Donna travel to Planet 1.
Donna recalls Planet 1.

Reunited with Martha Edit

Sylvia and Wilf find out about the Doctor, and the Doctor and Donna meet UNIT. Martha is accidentally taken aboard the TARDIS.
Immediately after The Poison Sky, the TARDIS is suddenly pulled towards Jenny. Martha returns home at the end of this story.

Having a fun time Edit

Martha and UNIT are mentioned, placing it after The Doctor's Daughter.
The Doctor decides to visit The Library.
The Doctor and Donna travel to Midnight.
Rose warns the Doctor and Donna about the end of the universe.

Goodbyes Edit

Continues where Turn Left leaves off. Wilf tells Rose that Donna was last heard calling from on the planet Midnight, implying that this story takes place not long after Midnight. The Doctor meets Luke Smith over the Sub-Wave.
Set directly after Journey's End.
The Doctor views Donna's final recorded message, in which she tells him to find someone.

Gabby and Friends Edit

Gabby Gonzalez begins traveling with the Doctor. The Doctor has been traveling alone, but Gabby later will note that the Doctor will sometimes call her "Donna" by accident. Gabby specifically notes that she believes Donna had been his companion shortly before her.
Cindy Wu joins the TARDIS.

Descendant of an old friend Edit

The Doctor begins travelling with Heather McCrimmon, a descendant of past companion Jamie McCrimmon.
Heather leaves.


Majenta Pryce Edit

The Doctor is reunited with Majenta Pryce. His intervention lead to her losing her memories from before Hotel Historia. Madge believes he owes her one, and she convinces him to take her to Panacea to get her memories back.
The TARDIS is diverted from Panacea.
Majenta and the Doctor part ways.

The lonely god Edit

The Doctor begins travelling on his own full-time.
Carmen prophesies the Doctor's death.
The Doctor realizes how much he misses traveling with a companion.

Meddling with time Edit

The end of this story leads into The Waters of Mars.

Final adventures Edit

At the end of the story, the Doctor decides that after all of his adventuring, his time is up.
Set during the final scenes of The End of Time.
The Doctor regenerates into his next incarnation.

Unplaced Edit

Set after The Lazarus Experiment, but before Utopia.

Footnotes Edit

  1. A notable exception is PROSE: The Story of Martha, which features Martha Jones as an occupant of the TARDIS, despite being published on the same day as a Donna Noble novel and a post-Donna novel.
  2. There are clear signs of Rose travelling alone before and after Mickey, notably mentioning events of TV: Tooth and Claw in TV: School Reunion and references to Mickey staying on Pete's World in TV: Love & Monsters and Army of Ghosts / Doomsday.

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