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History 101
Series: Doctor Who -
BBC Eighth Doctor Adventures
Release Number: 58
Doctor: Eighth Doctor
Companions: Fitz Kreiner, Anji Kapoor
Enemy: The Absolute, Sabbath
Setting: Earth
*Spain, Barcelona, November 1936 to April 1937
Author: Mags L. Halliday
Publisher: BBC Books
Publication: July, 2002
Format: Paperback Book, --- Pages
ISBN: ISBN 0-563-53854-6
Previous Story: The Crooked World
Following Story: Camera Obscura


Publisher’s Summary

‘Remarkable. I’m surprised at how much has been uncovered.’ — Anji Kapoor

Spain, 1937. In April, the small town of Guernica was razed to the ground in a firestorm that claimed a thousand or more lives. In May, Barcelona exploded into fierce street fighting as different political factions fought for control of the city.

Both events have been the subject of fierce propagandist claims by all sides, but this book examines new evidence to suggest that the two events are more closely linked than previously thought.

Who were the shadowy figures working behind the scenes? Who were ‘the Doctor’, ‘Anji’ and ‘Fitz’ and what were their objectives? And were there really monsters roaming the streets?

Presented in the form of a novel, History 101 tries to discover if the absolute truth can ever be revealed. It should be read as part of the ongoing ‘Doctor Who: Eighth Doctor’ history course.


  • The Doctor
    • In problematic moments the Doctor swears (with invented swear words). “Oh sugarmice…”
  • Fitz Kreiner
    • Fitz spends most of his time with Sasha (at least) slightly drunk.
  • Anji Kapoor
    • Gets tortured.
  • Sabbath
    • Has a drink with the Doctor.
    • Isn’t actively manipulating the Doctor’s journeys / adventures at the moment.
  • Sasha
    • Sabbath’s agent.
    • Disguises himself as a Russian Weapons inspector who ends up travelling with Fitz.
  • Jueves
    • Sabbath’s agent.
  • Pia Samscuro
  • Buenaventura Durruti
  • Eric Blair
    • aka Burton
    • later wrote under the pen-name George Orwell
  • Miquel Enrique Serrano Domínguez
  • Eleana Serrano Domínguez


  • The System is part of The Absolute’s monitoring and collection system.
  • History Perception and the alteration of it can be just as detrimental to the timeline as a physical alteration.


  • All the chapter chapter titles in History 101 have chapter names after songs by The Clash except written in Catalan.


  • Fitz has murky memories of attempting suicide by throwing himself off a tower, which he (originally) considered doing in EDA: Interference - Book Two
  • The Doctor avoids (deliberately) Kim Philby, as he doesn’t meet him until 1951 in EDA: Endgame.
  • Following the TARDIS’s destruction in EDA: The Ancestor Cell and it’s regeneration Escape Velocity everything within the TARDIS was rebuilt, which means that everything in the TARDIS interior (books, paintings etc) are fakes which on some level contain bits of the TARDIS.

External Links

BBC Eighth Doctor Adventures
Previous Release:
The Crooked World
Next Release:
Camera Obscura


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