Tag Archives: historicals

The Roundheads

Written by: Mark Gatiss Series: BBC Books – Past Doctor Adventures Featuring: The 2nd Doctor, Ben, Polly, and Jamie Set Between: The Macra Terror and The Faceless Ones Publication date: November 1997 The Story So Far: In December 1648, as … Continue reading

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The Highlanders

Airdates: December 1966/January 1967 (4 episodes) Written by: Gerry Davis, from a suggestion by Elwyn Jones Screen Credit to: Elwyn Jones and Gerry Davis Directed by: Hugh David The Story So Far: In the aftermath of the bloody Battle of … Continue reading

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An Adventure in Space and Time

Airdate: November 21, 2013 Written by: Mark Gatiss Directed by: Terry McDonough The Story So Far: This is the BBC. The following program is based on actual events. It is important to remember, however, that you can’t rewrite history, not … Continue reading

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The Smugglers

Airdates: September/October 1966 (4 episodes) Written by: Brian Hayles Directed by: Julia Smith The Story So Far: Arrrh!  The TARDIS lands outside of a smuggling tunnel on the Cornish coast in the 17th Century; soon they are caught between ruthless … Continue reading

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The Gunfighters

Airdates: April/May 1966 (4 episodes) Written by: Donald Cotton (book); Donald Cotton & Rex Tucker (lyrics); Tristram Cary (ballad music) Screen Credit to: Donald Cotton (script); Tristram Cary (ballad music) Directed by: Rex Tucker The Story So Far: So the … Continue reading

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The Massacre

Airdates: February 1966 Written by: Donald Tosh, from scripts by John Lucarotti Screen Credit to: John Lucarotti (Episodes 1-3); John Lucarotti & Donald Tosh (Episode 4) Directed by: Paddy Russell The Story So Far: It’s Paris, August 1572.  The Doctor … Continue reading

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The Myth Makers

Airdates: October/November 1965 (4 episodes) Written by: Donald Cotton Directed by: Michael Leeston-Smith Novelization by: Donald Cotton (April 1985) The Story So Far: It’s 1184 BCE.  The Greeks think the Doctor is Zeus, the Trojans think Vicki is a sorceress, … Continue reading

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The Crusade

It only takes about six seconds for this story to wash away the foul taste of The Web Planet.  We open in the 12th century, in the Holy Land, where King Richard the Lionheart (the ubiquitous Julian Glover) is falcon-hunting and … Continue reading

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The Romans

When you’re watching Doctor Who in sequence, one episode a night, it takes you about two months to get to The Romans.  In that time, you’ve followed this crazy little show backwards in time, to visit cavemen and Robespierre, and far into … Continue reading

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The Reign of Terror

Will The Reign of Terror ever catch a break?  As the only partially-complete story of Season 1, it’s probably the least known of the bunch.  Marco Polo is utterly missing, but is nearly universally beloved probably because of that – we don’t have … Continue reading

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