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Doctor Who and the Loch Ness Monster
Series: Doctor Who-
Target Novelisation
Release Number: 40 (given to later editions)
Doctor: Fourth Doctor
Companions: Sarah Jane Smith, Harry Sullivan, the Brigadier, Sergeant Benton, , UNIT
Enemy: Zygons
Setting: Tullock and Tullock Moor Scotland,Earth, 1980’s ?
Author: Terrance Dicks
Publisher: Target Books, W.H. Allen & Co
Publication: January 1976
Format: Hardcover and paperback editions, 127 Pages
ISBN: ISBN 0-426-11041-2
Previous Story: The Revenge of the Cybermen
Following Story: Doctor Who and the Planet of Evil



  • This novelisation is based on the original television serial (DW): Terror of the Zygons which was shown from 30th August 1975 and written by Robert Banks Stewart
  • The cover and information shown on the right is for the original Target novel and featured the artwork of Chris Achilleos. (See below for information on other UK and international editions which published with a different cover).

Publisher's Cover Blurb


1976 edition

Why is DOCTOR WHO suddenly summoned to the shores of Loch Ness? Terror and panic spread as the third oil rig is smashed into the sea by a mysterious force … the monster?
The controlling power must be the ZYGONS – alien creatures who have lived hidden on Earth for thousands of years, and now feel strong enough to take over the planet … The Doctor, Sarah and UNIT have different ideas – but can they outwit the supreme cunning of the ruthless ZYGONS?
DOCTOR WHO scripts – awarded The Writers’ Guild Award for the best British children’s original drama script.


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Deviations from the Televised Story

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Author, Writing and Publishing Notes

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Associated Images

Publishing History (UK)

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First Publication:

  • Hardback
W.H. Allen & Co. Ltd. UK
  • Paperback


International Editions

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External Sources

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