Verdigris{{#set:Has image=File:Verdigris.jpg}}
Doctor: doctor::Third Doctor
Companion(s): Jo
Featuring: Iris Wildthyme, Tom
Main enemy: Verdigris
Main setting: Thisis, Great Yarmouth and London, 1973
Wales, 1973
Key crew
Publisher: publisher::BBC Books
Writer: Paul Magrs
Release details
Release number: 30
Release date: 3 April 2000
Format: Paperback Book; 25 Chapters, 288 Pages
ISBN 0-563-55592-0
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Verdigris was the thirtieth BBC Past Doctor Adventures novel. It featured the Third Doctor, Jo Grant and Iris Wildthyme. This was the first full length past Doctor novel to feature Iris Wildthyme. She had previously appeared in the full length Eighth Doctor novels PROSE: The Scarlet Empress and The Blue Angel.

Publisher's summary Edit

Jo Grant had no inkling of the ship that revolved in orbit like a discreet, preposterous thought in the mind of someone serene but bonkers.

High above London and its crust of smog, stretched tall above the soapy atmosphere of the Earth, is a ship the size and exact shape of St Pancras railway station.

On board, the Doctor and that mysterious lady adventurer, Iris Wildthyme, are bargaining for their lives with creatures determined to infiltrate the 1970s in the guise of characters from nineteenth-century novels.

Without the help of UNIT, the Doctor and his friends face the daunting task of defeating aliens, marauding robot sheep, the mysterious Children of Destiny and... the being who calls himself Verdigris.

Chapter Titles Edit

  1. A Secret, Cosmological Bonsai Thing
  2. The Dawn of a New Venture
  3. A Mysterious Carriage
  4. Children of the Revolution
  5. It’s Only Mind Control But I Like It
  6. Beside the Sea
  7. Spacejacked!
  8. You Live in a Perverted Future
  9. The House of Fiction
  10. Night
  11. Bargains
  12. Reading the Signals
  13. The Order of Things
  14. Space Pods and Cephalopods
  15. In the Forest!
  16. Iris Puts Out the Flames
  17. In the Newsagent’s
  18. My Bag
  19. An Attempted Escape
  20. The Tunnel
  21. Verdigris
  22. The Manager
  23. Iris Remembers
  24. Back to Work
  25. Space

Plot Edit

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Characters Edit

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The Doctor Edit

  • In the future Iris and Jenny help (a future incarnation of) the Doctor to defeat the Dalek Supreme in the Crystal Mines of Marlion.

Individuals Edit

  • Verdigris travels to the anti-matter universe and makes Omega aware of the Doctor (thereby leading to the Doctor being freed from his exile).
  • Following her impersonation in the Sisterhood, Iris was time scooped to Gallifrey where she and her other incarnations battled the Zarbi, Voord and Mechanoids in the Death Zone.
  • Iris met the Brigadier during a conflict in Venice involving the Celaphopods.
  • Iris has met the Terrible Zodin on Mars.
  • Jo Grant is trained in lock picking and escapology.
  • Iris describes her companion Jenny Winterleaf as the "butch dyke traffic warden".
  • Tom has been travelling with Iris for about a month. He's gay, but has a paranoid moment when he meets his mother and thinks he's destined to impregnate her.
  • Verdigris kisses Jo whilst wearing a mask which makes him look like the Master.

Locations Edit

  • The Doctor takes Jo to his country house, which is thirty miles from Thisis.
  • He had also taken Jo to his house in Kent, his flat in London and a caravan he has in the highlands of Scotland.

Planets Edit

  • Iris summoned Verdigris from the planet Makorna.
  • The Doctor and Iris agree that the Nurses of Ionicaiy Six would go to the trouble of kidnapping humans simply to play doctors and nurses.
  • In Tom's first trip with Iris she took him to the planet Calgoria.

Species Edit


Notes Edit

  • Paul Magrs crafts Iris Wildthyme as a sort of "anti-Doctor". She drinks, smokes, and generally kidnaps her companions. Also her companions are more or less opposite to the Doctor's: Jenny, the lesbian traffic warden who "got the runs" as they went through the vortex, and Tom, the black gay guy whom she also kidnapped.

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