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Mad Dogs and Englishmen
Series: Doctor Who -
BBC Eighth Doctor Adventures
Release Number: 52
Doctor: Eighth Doctor
Companions: Fitz Kreiner, Anji Kapoor
Enemy: Poodles
Setting: *Terran Science Fiction of the Twentieth Century convention, circa 2174
*Dog World Space Station circa 2077
*Earth, England, Mayfair, The Book and Candle Bar and Reginald Tyler’s House, springtime, 1942
*USA, Las Vegas, Hotel Miramar, 1960
*USA, Los Angeles, 1978
Author: Paul Magrs
Publisher: BBC Books
Publication: January, 2002
Format: Paperback Book, --- Pages
ISBN: ISBN 0-563-53845-7
Previous Story: The Adventuress of Henrietta Street
Following Story: Hope


Publisher’s Summary


The greatest book ever written.

Professor Reginald Tyler’s The True History of Planets was a twentieth-century classic; an epic of dwarves and swords and wizardry. And definitely no poodles. Or at least there weren’t when the Doctor read it.

Now it tells the true tale of how the Queen of the poodles was overthrown; it’s been made into a hit movie, and it’s going to cause a bloodbath on the Dog World -- unless the Doctor, Fitz and Anji (and assorted friends) can sort it all out.

The Doctor infiltrates the Smudgelings, Tyler’s elite Cambridge writing set of the early twentieth century; Fitz falls for flamboyant torch singer Brenda Soobie in sixties Las Vegas, and Anji experiences some very special effects in seventies Hollywood. Their intention is to prevent the movie from ever being made. But there is a shadowy figure present in all three time zones who is just as determined to see it completed... so the poodle revolution can begin.


  • The Doctor
  • Fitz Kreiner
  • Anji Kapoor
  • Iris Wildthyme (alias Brenda Soobie)
  • Reginald Tyler
  • Fritter
    • A poodle archivist from the Dog World
  • Char
    • A poodle archivist from the Dog World
  • Professor Alid Jag
    • An aphid
  • Martha
    • Brenda Soobie’s (Iris Wildthyme) (dog world poodle) companion (for over 60 years).
  • Flossie
  • Noel Coward
  • William Freer
  • John Fuchas
    • Starves to death, forgotten about.
  • Ron Von Arnim
    • Is just a bit unstable.
  • Princess Margaret
    • A poodle (royal Poodle) from the Dog World
  • Mida Slike
    • Agent of[MIAOW.
    • Holds a Chair of Bastardisation at the University of Outer Angila


Ministry for Incursions and Ontological Wonders, The True History of Planets, Noel Coward’s Pinking Shears,


  • Upon arriving on the Dog Station; The Doctor, Anji and Fitz are regarded by the poodles as pets…and stripped naked and put in collars and made to crawl around, Anji is the only one mortified.
  • Everyone is a little bit disgusted when it is revealed that novelist William Freer and Princess Margaret had been lovers since 1932.
  • This is the 100th BBC Books Novel (EDA & PDA combined).


Spearhead from Space, Planet of the Spiders, Terror of the Zygons, Pyramids of Mars, The Blue Angel, The Adventuress of Henrietta Street,

External Links

Doctor Who Reference Guide - Detailed Synopsis: Mad Dogs and Englishmen

Whoniverse Discontinuity Guide entry for Mad Dogs and Englishmen

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The Adventuress of Henrietta Street
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From Muppet Wiki

Written by  Noël Coward
Music by 
Lyrics by 
Date  1931
Source  musical revue "The Third Little Show"
Publisher  Warner Bros. Inc.

Baskerville, the Afghan Hound and Rowlf (at the piano) sing "Mad Dogs and Englishmen" as the UK Spot in episode 216 of The Muppet Show.

The song was written by Coward as he drove to Hanoi to Saigon, and became a staple of Coward's cabaret act. The song is often quoted, with a Doctor Who novel taking its name from the song, as well as an album from Joe Cocker.

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