Death of the Doctor
The Doctor is dead!…Or is he? Sarah Jane and the gang head to a UNIT base under Mount Snowdon to investigate. Strange alien undertakers, the Shansheeth, are guarding the body, and the shifty Colonel Karim seems to be up to no good. Find out what’s really going on in this exclusive new adventure, featuring the Eleventh Doctor!
Deviations from the televised story
In the TV series only Haresh Chandra watched the arriving of the UNIT staff at Sarah Janes house. In the novelisation Mrs Kuthrapali, Mr Lawrence, the Fraser family and Gita Chandra were watching it as well.
In the TV series Haresh Chandra and Rani Chandra talked about Rani’s grandfather and remembered that Gita Chandra washed the furniture, the walls etc. after his death. In the novelisation Haresh told Rani about the death of her grandfather Ram Vermas and explained that her grandmother cleaned the furniture, the walls etc. after his death.
At the end of the story, Sarah Jane reveals what she found out about some of the Doctor’s previous companions. However, a few more were mentioned than in the TV episode. She mentions a Doctor Holloway in San Francisco who is looking into new breakthroughs in surgery. When she mentions Dorothy and A Charitable Earth, she mentions that Dorothy was working alongside a Melanie Bush, providing PCs to schools in Africa.