Dancing the Code

Dancing the Code
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Author Paul Leonard
Series Doctor Who book:
Virgin Missing Adventures
Release number
Subject Featuring:
Third Doctor
Set in Period between
Catastrophea and Speed of Flight[1][2]
Publisher Virgin Books
Publication date
April 1995
Pages 279
ISBN 0-426-20441-7
Preceded by Time of Your Life
Followed by The Menagerie

Dancing the Code is an original novel written by Paul Leonard and based on the long-running British science fiction television series Doctor Who. It features the Third Doctor, Jo and UNIT. It takes place before the Virgin Missing Adventure Speed of Flight, also by Paul Leonard.


The Doctor has built a machine designed to predict the future, and it shows the Brigadier murdering him and Jo. Unable to tell when this is destined to occur, the Doctor and Jo decide to stay apart. Jo is sent to the war-ravaged Arab nation of Kebiria, but upon arrival, she is immediately arrested and sent to a brutal political prison. And that’s not all: deep in the North African desert, an alien infestation is rapidly growing and threatens to overrun the entire planet.


  1. ^ The Doctor’s Timeline at The Whoniverse gives support for specific placement relative to other spin-off media.
  2. ^ Placement between Planet of the Daleks and The Green Death confirmed by cover blurb.

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