19 February 1976
The Doctor walked slowly forward into the cul-de-sac. The giant dinosaur turned its head to focus on the midget now approaching … The Doctor aimed his gun to fire … suddenly from behind came a great roar of anger. He spun round – blocking the exit from the narrow street towered aTyrannosaurus Rex, its savage jaws dripping with blood …
Has the return of these prehistoric creatures been deliberately planned and, if so, who can be behind it all?
- London Alert!
- ‘Shoot to Kill!’
- The Time Eddy
- The Timescoop
- Monster in Chains
- The Spaceship
- The Reminder Room
- Operation Golden Age
- The Final Countdown
DEVIATIONS FROM THE TELEVISED STORY
- The Whomobile does not appear at all; The Doctor instead uses a borrowed army motorbike, which was to have been his mode of transport in the original scripts for the televised version.
- The novelisation features a prologue about the dinosaurs and ends with The Doctor consulting the Book of Ezekiel to determine the final fate of the Golden Age time travellers.
- Butler is given the distinctive feature of a scar which he received as a result of falling through a plate glass roof whilst working as a fireman, rather than the untouched face he has the television story.