British Isles

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British Isles

The British Isles was a place that Jamie McCrimmon, Zoe Heriot and the Second Doctor visited. It contained the United Kingdom and Ireland. (AUDIO: Prison in Space)


The British Isles were situated to the west of Scandinavia and were separated from it by the North Sea. (TV: The Lie of the Land) As it was a part of Great Britain in the British Isles, (TV: Rise of the Cybermen, Boom Town) England was not considered a part of mainland Europe, unlike Poland, France, and Norway. (AUDIO: Their Finest Hour)


A map indicating the British Isles relative to Europe. (TV: War of the Sontarans)

In September 2006, Mr Cleaver predicted that a meltdown at the planned Blaidd Drwg nuclear power station would cause destruction like the British Isles had never seen before. (TV: Boom Town)

Victor Kennedy had a noted map of the British Isles in his study beneath the library at Maccateer Street. (TV: Love & Monsters)

In the 2000s,[nb 1] Bubble Shock! was distributed all over the British Isles. (TV: Invasion of the Bane)

In the 2010s, Missy sent 91 flying Cybermen each into separate areas of significant population density in the British Isles, where they detonated and dispersed cyber-pollen within the rain clouds. (TV: Death in Heaven)

Behind the scenes[[edit]]

In the real world, the British Isles refers to the geographic archipelago, while the British Islands are the islands under the sovereignty of the United Kingdom.


  1. No on screen date is given for the first two series of The Sarah Jane Adventures, outside of The Day of the Clown from the second series being set shortly after 9 October in an undisclosed year. While Donna Noble's present from the fourth series of Doctor Who is set around the same time as the first series of The Sarah Jane Adventures, and The Temptation of Sarah Jane Smith from the second series of The Sarah Jane Adventures is explicitly described as being set a year after Whatever Happened to Sarah Jane? from the first series, Doctor Who's fourth series is not consistently dated, with TV: The Fires of Pompeii, TV: The Waters of Mars, and AUDIO: SOS setting the present of the 13 regular episodes in 2008, and PROSE: Beautiful Chaos setting them in about April to June 2009.