The Nameless City (short story)

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The Nameless City was the second Puffin eshort released to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Doctor Who. It featured the Second Doctor and Jamie McCrimmon.

It was later published in the short stories anthologies 11 Doctors, 11 Stories, 12 Doctors, 12 Stories and Thirteen Doctors, 13 Stories.

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When Jamie McCrimmon brings the Second Doctor a mysterious book, little does he realise the danger contained within its pages. The book transports the TARDIS to a terrifying glass city on a distant world, where the Archons are intent on getting revenge on the Time Lord for an ancient grudge.


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  • "Thascalos" tells Jamie that he has a bookshop on Charing Cross Road.
  • Jamie remembers that Polly, who had known his Doctor before he changed, described him as an "unmade bed", and noted how accurate the description was.




  • An audiobook of the story was read by Frazer Hines.
  • This story was a crossover with the author's young adult novel series, Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel, which features the Archons and their Nameless City.
  • Second Doctor actor Patrick Troughton had played a character called The Archon in the final episode of Space: 1999. Considering the Archons of The Nameless City came from Michael Scott's young adult novel series Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel, it is not known whether Scott knew of Troughton's character in the final episode of Space: 1999 when he wrote the Second Doctor story The Nameless City.