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Manchester was a city in the north of England. It was located north-east of Liverpool and south-west of Leeds. (TV: The Lie of the Land)

The Trafford Centre was located in the North of Manchester, and Levenshulme was located in the South. (PROSE: The Wickerwork Man)

By the 25th century, it was known as Mancopolis. (COMIC: Mancopolis (part two) [+]Loading...{"part":"Two","1":"Mancopolis (comic story)"})


A map showing the location of Manchester. (TV: The Lie of the Land)

19th century[[edit]]

In August 1819, the Fifth Doctor, Nyssa, and Tegan Jovanka visited Manchester. They were present for the Peterloo Massacre on 16 August of that year. The Doctor described the events as "the darkest day" in Manchester's history. (AUDIO: The Peterloo Massacre)

In the summer of 1888, the steamer Elysium was launched (PROSE: Enthusiastic Amateur Diver Shares His Discoveries With You! [+]Loading...["Enthusiastic Amateur Diver Shares His Discoveries With You! (short story)"]) in Manchester by the Princess Helena. (PROSE: Pride of Mayfield Star Lines Beached in Devastating Storm [+]Loading...["Pride of Mayfield Star Lines Beached in Devastating Storm (short story)"])

20th century[[edit]]

In 1965, the Sixth Doctor was there with Melanie Bush for a brief, second encounter with the Wishing Beast. (AUDIO: The Vanity Box)

In 1993, the Doctor, Nyssa and Tegan returned to Manchester. (PROSE: Goth Opera)

21st century[[edit]]

In 2004, Iris Wildthyme and Panda visited Manchester. (PROSE: The Shape of Things)

On Christmas Eve 2004, Ruby Sunday was born at approximately 2PM, and was abandoned by her mother outside the church on Ruby Road by the stroke of midnight. The Fifteenth Doctor travelled back in time to negate a cracked timeline where Goblins abducted and ate Ruby, allowing Carla Sunday to adopt her and raise her in Manchester. (TV: The Church on Ruby Road [+]Loading...["The Church on Ruby Road (TV story)"])

During the 2000s, Manchester was one of the main cities affected by the terrorist attacks that claimed the lives of over 1,000 people within the UK. (AUDIO: The Longest Night)

Also during the 2000s, an ancient tree god known as Goomba got trapped within wicker garden furniture, taking the Doctor and Peter to defeat it. (PROSE: The Wickerwork Man)

Rose Tyler asked if the Ninth Doctor was from Manchester when he said he was "a long way from home". (PROSE: Rose)

Gwen Cooper caught the train to Manchester Piccadilly in October 2007. (PROSE: Border Princes)

In the 2000s,[nb 1] there was a Combat 3000 game store in Manchester; at least one child, Jack, went missing after playing the game. (TV: Warriors of Kudlak)

Manchester in 2008 (AUDIO: The Condemned)

In 2008, the Sixth Doctor twice visited the borough with Charley Pollard, on both occasions meeting D.I. Menzies. (AUDIO: The Condemned, The Raincloud Man)

In the 2010s, the Manchester-based North West Historical Society began researching the crash of the Elysium. (PROSE: The North West Historical Society)

By 2017, Paul Magrs and Jeremy lived together in Manchester. (PROSE: The Magrs Conundrum!)

By 2021, ELF Storage was located in Manchester. (TV: Eve of the Daleks)

The Manchester Eagles were England's most successful football team of 2069. (PROSE: Space Freak! [+]Loading...["Space Freak! (short story)"])

25th century[[edit]]

The Care Force arrests the Fifteenth Doctor and Ruby Sunday. (COMIC: Mancopolis (part one) [+]Loading...{"part":"One","1":"Mancopolis (comic story)"})

By 2424, Manchester became known as Mancopolis, a "proud independent state"; it was a walled city spanning five hundred squared miles, from Wigan Watchpoint in the west and Old Oldham in the east. (COMIC: Mancopolis (part two) [+]Loading...{"part":"Two","1":"Mancopolis (comic story)"}) The city's economy began to collapse, with interest being high on their debt and the finances being drained. The city's mayor was Mary Mulberry, and, culturally, many buildings had been named after "legendary figures" in Manchester's history. (COMIC: Mancopolis (part one) [+]Loading...{"part":"One","1":"Mancopolis (comic story)"})

At 08:30AM at some point in 2424, Gerry pleaded with the mayor to be honest to the public about the economy, but she had him silenced as she deemed him a whistle-blower. An hour and fifteen minutes later, the Fifteenth Doctor and Ruby Sunday arrive in the TARDIS, however they were quickly arrested by the Care Force for being "tram raiders". (COMIC: Mancopolis [+]Loading...["Mancopolis (comic story)"])


There was a suite called the Manchester Suite aboard Platform One. (TV: The End of the World)

Other references[[edit]]

Amy Pond once suggested that the Eleventh Doctor take her to King's Street in Manchester to go shopping. (COMIC: A Fairytale Life)

Behind the scenes[[edit]]


  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 (heavily implied by TV: The Star Beast and TV: The Giggle as well), and PROSE: Beautiful Chaos setting them in about April to June 2009.