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Damaged Goods
Series: Doctor Who -
Virgin New Adventures
Release Number: 55
Doctor: Seventh Doctor
Companions: Roz, Chris
Enemy: N-Form
Setting: Earth, USA, 1987
Earth, England, The Quadrent, 1987
Earth, England, The Quadrent, 1977
Earth, Columbia, 1983
Author: Russell T Davies
Publisher: Virgin Books
Publication: October 1996
Format: Paperback Book, ? Pages
ISBN: ISBN 0-426-20483-2
Previous Story: The Death of Art
Following Story: So Vile a Sin

Damaged Goods is a 1996 novel in the Virgin New Adventures range of original Doctor Who novels. The book is most notable in that it was written by Russell T Davies, nearly a decade before he revived the Doctor Who television franchise as executive producer.


Publisher's Summary

'Wherever this cocaine has travelled, it hasn't gone alone. Death has been its attendant. Death in a remarkably violent and inelegant form.'

The Doctor, Chris and Roz, arrive at the Quadrant, a troubled council block in Thatcher's Britain. There's a new drug on the streets, a drug that's killing to a plan. Somehow, the very ordinary people of the Quadrant are involved. And so, amidst the growing chaos, a bizarre trio moves into number 43.

The year is 1987: a dead drug dealer has risen from the grave, and an ancient weapon is concealed beneath human tragedy. But the Doctor soon discovers that the things people do for their children can be every bit as deadly as any alien menace - as he uncovers the link between a special child, an obsessive woman, and a desperate bargain made one dark Christmas Eve.


  • Smokes cigarettes (as her 30th century metabolism will not allow the cigerette to cause any harm to her body).
  • Has sex with David.
  • Wears an earing in his right ear (1980s gay culture dictated that the right was the 'gay' ear).
  • David Daniels
  • Flirts with Chris Cwej.
  • Has sex with Chris.
  • 20 years after meeting Chris, David contracts HIV1.
  • Winnie Tyler
  • Bev Tyler
  • Gabriel Tyler
  • Simon Jenkins


  • Patrexes are a Gallifreyan Chapter of artists, aesthetes and shallow Epicureans with pretentious minds. They think there's something beautiful about the death of suns.
  • N-Forms exist in a pocket dimension.
  • Haemovores became extinct as their evolution feed on itself.
  • Harry Sullivan is still alive in 2015.
  • Tribophysics literally means the science of interacting surfaces in relative motion and dates back to the Time of Legend on Gallifrey.
  • A man in edwardian clothing is seen right at the end, implied to be the eighth Doctor.


  • This novel written by New Series creator Russell T Davies, features a council estate and a family named Tyler, a similarity to the Tyler family of the TV series.


External Links

Virgin New Adventures
Previous Release:
The Death of Art
Next Release:
So Vile a Sin


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