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The Taking of Chelsea 426
Series: Doctor Who -
BBC Tenth Doctor Adventures
Release Number: 34
Doctor: Tenth Doctor
Companions: Jake Carstairs, Vienna Carstairs, Wallace Fitch
Enemy: Sontarans, Rutans
Setting: 26th century
Author: David Llewellyn
Publisher: BBC Books
Publication: September, 2009
Format: Hardcover Book, --- Pages
ISBN: ISBN 978-1-846-07758-6
Previous Story: Prisoner of the Daleks
Following Story: The Krillitane Storm

Published in September 2009, The Taking of Chelsea 426 was one of the last set of three original novels published featuring the Tenth Doctor in the standard BBC New Series Adventures line.


Publisher's Summary

The Chelsea Flower Show – Hardly the most exciting or dangerous event in the calendar, or so the Doctor thinks. But this is Chelsea 426, a city-sized future colony floating on the clouds of Saturn, and the flowers are much more than they seem.

As the Doctor investigates, he becomes more and more worried. Why is shopkeeper Mr Pemberton acting so strangely? And what is Professor Wilberforce’s terrible secret?

They are close to finding the answers when a familiar foe arrives, and the stakes suddenly get much higher. The Sontarans have plans of their own, and they’re not here to arrange flowers...



  • The Rutans and the Sontarans are present. The Doctor says that they have been at war for around 50,000 years.

Story notes

Discontinuity, Plot Holes, Errors

Why does The Doctor disable the Sontarans before dealing with the Rutan? Surely he could have enlisted the Sontarans' help instead? They're Sontarans. The Idea of working with The Doctor might seem dishonorable or an act of cowardice or they're just too damn proud and full of them selves as per usual and also The Doctor was trying to protect the kids if he where to walk up to the Sontarans with the kids they probably pinch them.



  • The Taking of Chelsea 426 occurs after: DW: Dreamland
  • The Taking of Chelsea 426 occurs before: NSA: The Krillitane Storm
  • According to The Doctor (on page 54) it is early in the 26th Century ("...about due for the Third Renaissance...").

External Links

to be added

Tenth Doctor Adventures series
With Rose Tyler : The Stone Rose  • The Feast of the Drowned  • The Resurrection Casket  • The Nightmare of Black Island  • The Art of Destruction  • The Price of Paradise
With Martha Jones : Sting of the Zygons  • The Last Dodo  • Wooden Heart  • Wetworld  • Sick Building  • Forever Autumn  • Wishing Well  • Peacemaker  • The Pirate Loop  • The Many Hands  • Snowglobe 7  • Martha in the Mirror  • The Story of Martha
With Donna Noble : Ghosts of India  • Shining Darkness  • The Doctor Trap  • Beautiful Chaos
Alone : The Eyeless  • Judgement of the Judoon  • The Slitheen Excursion  • Prisoner of the Daleks  • The Taking of Chelsea 426  • The Krillitane Storm  • Autonomy
Quick Reads : I am a Dalek  • Made of Steel  • Revenge of the Judoon  • The Sontaran Games  • Code of the Krillitanes
Audio Books : Pest Control  • The Forever Trap  • The Nemonite Invasion  • The Rising Night  • Day of the Troll  • The Last Voyage

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