Between and , Virgin Publishing had been producing a successful series of spin off novels under the New Adventures and Missing Adventures ranges. However, following the Doctor Who television movie which introduced the Eighth Doctor in , the BBC did not renew Virgin Publishing 's license to continue publishing Doctor Who material, instead opting to publish their own range. The first BBC Books release was a novelisation of the television movie considered a standalone work by some , but the run of original Eighth Doctor Adventures began in with The Eight Doctors by Terrance Dicks and continued until It is unclear if the BBC line was originally intended to be a continuation of the continuity established in the New Adventures.
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For most of their existence, they were published side-by-side with the Eighth Doctor Adventures. The novels regularly featured the First through Seventh Doctors. The Infinity Doctors had an ambiguous place in continuity and featured an unidentified incarnation of the Doctor. Between and , Virgin Publishing produced successful spin-off novels under the New Adventures and Missing Adventures ranges. The range continued to be published through to Virgin had distinguished the New and Missing Adventures with different cover designs. BBC Books, however, did not differentiate their novels featuring the current and past Doctors in this way, although they were listed separately within the books. Fans, however, continued to distinguish the ongoing story of the Eighth Doctor from the more stand-alone adventures of past Doctors. Despite moving to the BBC, the writers many of whom wrote for the Virgin series have broadly attempted to maintain continuity with the New and Missing Adventures and many elements from these series have appeared in the Past Doctor Adventures which replaced the Missing Adventures.