Doctor Who: The Lost Stories (X·Y·Z)
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Yellow Fever And How To Cure It The Sixth Doctor
Writer: Robert Holmes Notes: For Season Twenty-Three, producer John Nathan-Turner hoped to take Doctor Who on a location shoot to Singapore, where two episodes of the BBC drama Tenko had been filmed. He and production manager Gary Downie travelled there on October 19th, 1984. After viewing their footage, Robert Holmes was commissioned to write the first episode of “Yellow Fever And How To Cure It” (sometimes referred to simply as “Yellow Fever”) on October 26th. Shortly thereafter, Nathan-Turner asked Holmes to add the newly-introduced Rani to his storyline, alongside the Autons (not seen since 1971's Terror Of The Autons) and the Master. Holmes requested the postponement of his delivery dates until the Singapore locations and rights to use the Rani were all confirmed, having suffered through substantial rewrites on The Two Doctors. As such, all three episodes were commissioned together on February 6th, 1985. “Yellow Fever And How To Cure It” was likely intended to be the season's third story, made by director Graeme Harper (who was then completing Revelation Of The Daleks) as Serial 7C. On February 27th, 1985, however, it was announced that production of Doctor Who was being suspended until Spring 1986, with the programme then returning for a season of twenty-five-minute episodes. Holmes was asked to rework his storyline for this format, with the Master no longer appearing. At the end of May, however, it was decided that Season Twenty-Three would be only fourteen episodes long, leading to the development of The Trial Of A Time Lord. Unlike the other planned Season Twenty-Three scripts, some thought was given to incorporating “Yellow Fever And How To Cure It” into this new framework, but the programme's reduced budget would preclude location filming in Singapore. As such, Holmes was instead commissioned to write The Trial Of A Time Lord (Segment One).
Characters: The Sixth Doctor, Peri
Episodes: 3 (45-minute)
Planned For: Probably the third story of Season Twenty-Three
Stage Reached: Storyline
Synopsis: The Master and the Rani are in Singapore, disguised as street performers, and working with the Autons.
References: Doctor Who Magazine Special Edition #3, Doctor Who: The Trial Of A Time Lord DVD Production Subtitles

The Yeti The Eighth Doctor
Writer: John Leekley Notes: This was one of several storylines which appeared in Leekley's series bible for Philip Segal's version of Doctor Who, released on March 21st, 1994. It was based on Mervyn Haisman and Henry Lincoln's The Abominable Snowmen.
Characters: A reimagined version of the First Doctor
Episodes: 1 (45 minutes)
Planned For: 1995 series
Stage Reached: Story idea
Synopsis: The Doctor travels to 1953 Tibet to get help from the Dalai Lama in the search for his father, Ulysses. Also in Tibet is Sir Edmund Hillary, who is about to become the first man to reach the summit of Mount Everest. The Dalai Lama warns the Doctor that Hillary's party will come into conflict with the Yeti. The Doctor is able to communicate with the Yeti, who are actually the gentle survivors of the Neanderthal race.
References: Doctor Who: Regeneration

The Zeldan The Fifth Doctor
Writer: William Emms Notes: This was offered to the production office around 1983.
Characters: The Fifth Doctor, Tegan, Turlough
Episodes: 4
Planned For: Season Twenty-One
Stage Reached: Storyline
Synopsis: Unknown
References: Doctor Who Magazine Special Edition #3

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