Y. Doctor Who - The Celestial Toymaker

Season Three

Story Editor: Gerry Davis; Writer: Brian Hayles; Director: Bill Sellars; Produced by: Innes Lloyd; Designer: John Wood; Incidental Music: Dudley Simpson; Choreography: Tutte Lemkow (3);

The TARDIS materialises and leaves its occupants in a strange domain presided over by an enigmatic and immortal entity known as the Toymaker.

The Toymaker challenges the Doctor, Steven and Dodo play his games. Failure will make them his playthings for all of eternity. The Doctor is challenged to play the trilogic game whilst Steven and Dodo are given other games.

Steven and Dodo succeed at their games, and win back the TARDIS. The Doctor realises that if he does complete the game, the Toymaker will still win. Using a voice synthesiser the Doctor mananges to play the final move from inside the TARDIS, and escape.

Regular cast

Steven Taylor: Peter Purves; Dodo Chaplet: Jackie Lane;

Guest cast

The Toymaker: Michael Gough; Joey: Campbell Singer (1); Clara: Carmen Silvera (1); King of Hearts: Campbell Singer (2); Queen of Hearts: Carmen Silvera (2); Knave of Hearts: Peter Stephens (2); Joker: Reg Lever (2); Sergeant Rugg: Campbell Singer (3); Mrs. Wiggs: Carmen Silvera (3); Kitchen Boy: Peter Stephens (3); Dancers: (all 2-3 - uncredited for 3) Beryl Brahan, Ann Harrison, Deila Linden; Cyril: Peter Stephens (3-4);
Uncredited cast: Doctor's Hand: Albert Ward (3);

First showing

Channel Episode Title Date Viewers Position
BBC 1111The Celestial ToyroomSat 2 April 19665:50 pm - 6:15 pm8.0M44th
BBC 1112The Hall Of DollsSat 9 April 19665:50 pm - 6:15 pm8.0M49th
BBC 1113The Dancing FloorSat 16 April 19665:50 pm - 6:15 pm9.4M32nd
BBC 1114The Final TestSat 23 April 19665:50 pm - 6:15 pm7.8M36th

Outside filming

This programme does not have any outside filming

Studio filming

Ealing Television Film Studios; Riverside Studio 1;

Bloopers and mistakes

This programme has no bloopers or mistakes. It's probably not perfect, just that they haven't been found or pointed out yet.

Notes and trivia

William Hartnell only appears via pre-recorded dialogue in part two and does not appear at all in part three - an extra supplies the Doctor's hand.

Working titles

The Toymaker;