F. Doctor Who - The Aztecs

Season One

Story Editor: David Whitaker; Writer: John Lucarotti; Director: John Crockett; Produced by: Verity Lambert; Designer: Barry Newberry; Incidental Music: Richard Rodney Bennett;

The TARDIS materialises inside the tomb of Aztec High Priest Yetaxa. The Doctor and his companions are separated from the TARDIS when they manage to leave the tomb. Autloc, the High Priest of Knowledge, proclaims Barbara as the divine reincarnation of Yetaxa as she is wearing a bracelet she found inside the tomb.

Barbara attempts to use her new-found status to put an end to the violence of the period, and to put a stop to the sacrifices. Ian is made Chief of the Aztec Warriors, and finds himself in competition with the Chosen Leader, Ixta.

The Doctor becomes close to an Aztec Lady, Cemeca, whilst Susan becomes a handmaiden, but causes a rumpus when she turns down the final wish of marriage of the Perfect Vitcim.

Barbara, in her attempts to alter history, is found to be a fake, and Tlotoxl wins the day. The Doctor manages to reopen the tomb using a pulley system, and they manage to return to the TARDIS.

Regular cast

Susan Foreman: Carole Ann Ford; Barbara Wright: Jacqueline Hill; Ian Chesterton: William Russell;

Guest cast

Autloc: Keith Pyott; Tlotoxl: John Ringham; Ixta: Ian Cullen; Cameca: Margot van der Burgh; First Victim: Tom Booth; Aztec Captain: David Anderson; Tonila: Walter Randall; Perfect Victim: André Boulay;

First showing

Channel Episode Title Date Viewers Position
BBC 128The Warriors Of DeathSat 23 May 19645:15 pm - 5:45 pm7.4M34th
BBC 129The Temple Of EvilSat 30 May 19645:15 pm - 5:45 pm7.4M25th
BBC 130The Bride Of SacrificeSat 6 June 19645:15 pm - 5:45 pm7.9M19th
BBC 131The Day Of DarknessSat 13 June 19645:30 pm - 5:55 pm7.4M34th

Outside filming

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Studio filming

Ealing Television Film Studios; Lime Grove Studio D;

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