Mission: Impractical

Mission: Impractical is a BBC Books original novel written by David A. McIntee and based on the long-running British science fiction television series Doctor Who. It features the Sixth Doctor and Frobisher.


The Doctor and Frobisher run into Glitz, his henchman Dibber and a band of Ogrons trying to pull off the crime of the century.


It is not clear exactly when this story is placed with respect to previously written television and comic stories featuring the Sixth Doctor and Frobisher. This reflects the uncertainty concerning how Frobisher's adventures with the Sixth Doctor relate to other Sixth Doctor stories. Precise dating is made difficult by the number of separate occasions on which the Doctor and Frobisher travelled together and the lack of televised reference points between The Trial of a Time Lord and Time and the Rani.

The author, McIntee, says that Mission: Impractical is set after The Trial of a Time Lord and between the Doctor Who Magazine comic strips War-Game and Funhouse. However, as the Doctor Who Reference Guide website points out, Peri is still present in the comic strip Kane's Story, which takes place immediately after Funhouse, so it is inconsistent for Mission: Impractical to be both set before Funhouse and after The Trial of a Time Lord.

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