The Full Wiki

More info on The Faceless Ones (novelisation)

The Faceless Ones (novelisation): Misc


Dr Who

Up to date as of January 31, 2010

From TARDIS Index File, the free Doctor Who reference.

Doctor Who – The Faceless Ones
Series: Doctor Who -
Target Novelisation
Release Number: 116
Doctor: Second Doctor
Companions: Ben Jackson, Polly, Jamie McCrimmon
Author: Terrance Dicks
Publisher: Target Books, W. H. Allen and Co. Ltd. UK
Publication: December 1986 (hardcover)
May 1987 (paperback)
Format: Hardcover and paperback editions, --- Pages
ISBN: ISBN 0-426-20294-5
Previous Story: Doctor Who - The Macra Terror
Following Story: Doctor Who - The Evil of the Daleks



  • This novelisation is based on the original television serial DW: The Faceless Ones which was shown from 8th April 1967 and written by David Ellis and Malcolm Hulke
  • The cover and information shown on the right is for the original Target novel and featured the artwork of David McAllistair. (See below for information on other UK and international editions which published with a different cover).

Publisher's Cover Blurb

In the summer of 1966, thousands of young people are taking their holidays with Chameleon Tours. And not one of them is coming back.
When the TARDIS lands at Gatwick Airport the Doctor is drawn into a web of intrigue and deception. To add to his troubles, Polly mysteriously vanishes.
Or does she? The girl at the Chameleon Tours desk looks like Polly, and even sounds like her, but she claims she comes from Zurich.
Who is she really? Who is behind these abductions? And for what sinister purpose? Soon the Doctor and Jamie must face a desperate group of faceless aliens - the deadly Chameleons


  • Contains no illustrated pages

Deviations from the Televised Story

To be added

Author, Writing and Publishing Notes

  • Inside back cover colour details of Fantastic Doctor Who Poster Offers.

Associated Images

To be added

Publishing History (UK)

Hardback (December 1986)
  • W.H.Allen & Co. Ltd. UK ISBN:0491036922, copies priced £7.25 (UK))
Paperback (May 1987)
  • Target / W.H. Allen & Co. Ltd. Single paperback edition, estimated print run: 32,500, priced £1.80 (UK).

International Editions

To be added

External Sources


This article uses material from the "The Faceless Ones (novelisation)" article on the Dr Who wiki at Wikia and is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike License.


Got something to say? Make a comment.
Your name
Your email address