is Paris, just before the St Bartholomew's Day Massacre in 1572, and the
Catholic Queen Mother, Catherine de Medici, is planning to murder all
French Protestants. The Doctor disappears to visit Charles Preslin
while Steven meets some Huguenots from the Protestant Admiral de Coligny's
household. Steven rescues a servant girl, Anne Chaplet, who has overheard
the planning of the massacre. Later the Catholic Abbott
of Amboise arrives at the Admiral's house. He is the Doctor's double. Steven
believes he is the Doctor and follows him and overhears the plan to kill
de Coligny. The attempt fails and Tavannes blames the Abbot for this
failure and orders his execution. The Doctor returns from his visit,
and he and Steven escape Paris as the massacre begins. In the last
four minutes the TARDIS stops in Wimbledon and picks up a young passenger,
Dorothea 'Dodo' Chaplet.
The Doctor: William Hartnell
Steven Taylor: Peter
Dorothea "Dodo" Chaplet: Jackie
Roger: Christopher Tranchell
Anne Chaplet: Annette
Servant: Reginald Jessup
Abbot of Amboise: William
Marshall Tavannes: Andrew
Admiral de Coligny: Leonard
Old Lady: Cynthia
Charles IX: Barry
Catherine de Medici: Joan
Denton, Ernest Smith, Will Stampe
Tarran, Leslie Bates
Old Man: Juba
Script Editor: Donald Tosh. Gerry
Davis. (episode 4)
Writer: John Lucarotti, (episode
4 co-written by Donald Tosh).
Director: Paddy Russell.
Designer: Michael Young.
Costume: Daphne Dare.
Make up: Sonia Markham.
Music: Stock. ("Illustrations
No. 4" by Pierre Arvey)
as "Doctor Who - The Massacre" by John Lucarotti (0 426 20297 X) first published by W.H. Allen
(now Virgin Publishing Ltd.) in 1985 with cover by Tony Masero New
edition in 1992 with cover by Alister Pearson. Target library number
Not available on video due to loss of
audio soundtrack exists. Released 2001 as a 2-CD set by the BBC Radio
Collection, with linking narration by Peter Purves.
Hartnell does not appear in episode two except in pre-filmed inserts.
The character of the Doctor also disappears frequently from the action
at times, as William Hartnell also portrayed the role as the Abbot of
Eric Thompson was well known for his narration in
"The Magic Roundabout".
episodes are lost. Limited number of photographic images exist.
filming. (3-6 January 1966)
Studio recording in Riverside 1. (21,
28 January; 4, 11 February 1966)
Windmill Road, Wimbledon Common, Wimbledon, London, London, SW19.
(7 January 1966)
1 - The Doctor's little solo speech was unintentionally
truncated, as Hartnell apparently forgot his lines.
Episode 4 - At
one point, the Doctor calls Chesterton "Checkerton".