U. Doctor Who - The Myth Makers

Season Three

  • Story Editor: Donald Tosh
  • Writer: Donald Cotton
  • Director: Michael Leeston-Smith
  • Produced by: John Wiles
  • Designer: John Wood
  • Incidental Music: Humphrey Searle

U. Doctor Who - The Myth Makers

The TARDIS materialises near the beseiged city of Troy on the plains of Asia Minor where the Doctor is hailed by Achilles as the god Zeus and is taken to a Greek camp.

Steven and Vicki are captured by the Trojans and thought to possess supernatural powers. In order to prove she is not a spy Vicki is given two days to banish the greeks. Meanwhile the Doctor has been given the task of devisaing a scheme to capture Troy.

The Doctor believes the story of the Trojan horse to be false, but decides to create the horse, allowing the troops inside the Troy city. In the following battle Steven is injured.

Steven is helped aboard the TARDIS by the Doctor and a handmaiden of the Trojan prophetess Cassandra, Katarina. Vicki decides to stay behind with Troilus.

Regular Cast

  • Vicki: Maureen O'Brien
  • Steven Taylor: Peter Purves

Cast

  • Odysseus: Ivor Salter
  • Agamemnon: Francis de Wolff (1-3)
  • Achilles: Cavin Kendall (1,4)
  • Cyclops: Tutte Lemkow (1-3)
  • Hector: Alan Heywood (1)
  • Menelaus: Jack Melford (3-4)
  • King Priam: Max Adrian (2-4)
  • Paris: Barrie Ingham (2-4)
  • Cassandra: Francis White (2-4)
  • Messenger: John Luxton (2)
  • Trolius: James Lynn (3-4)
Uncredited:
  • Soldiers: Gerry Alexander, Paul Barnes, Leslie Bryan, Derek Chafer, Norton Clark, Peter Day, Jack Duggan, John Freeman, Pat Gorman, James Hamilton, Graham Hardy, Tony Hennessy, Ricky Lancing, Ken Norris, Steve Pokol, Mike Reid, Peter Roy, Russell Scott, Donald Simons, Mike Stevens, Peter Blair Stewart, Derek Ware, Michael Wilder, Gary Wyler
  • Citizens of Troy: Ian Anton, Victor Bailey, Michelle Barry, Margaret Bass, Eric Blackburn, Daphne Green, David Grenau, Walter Henry, John May, John Moore, John Moyce, Michael Osborne, Darrel Richards, Jack Rowlands, Joanna Smithers, Cara Stevens, Doreen Ubels, Stephen Ubels
  • Extras: Ralph Carrigan, Roy Douglas, Mary McMillan, Christopher Stevens, Beverly Stevens, Chris Stevens, Pat Stevens
  • Double for Hector: Michael Wilder
  • Double for Achilles: Pat Gorman

Showings on the BBC

First showing

Channel Episode Title Date Viewers Rating
BBC 1 87 Temple Of Secrets 16 October 1965 17:50 - 18:15 8.3M 43%
BBC 1 88 Small Prophet, Quick Return 23 October 1965 17:50 - 18:15 8.1M 51%
BBC 1 89 Death Of A Spy 30 October 1965 17:50 - 18:15 8.7M 49%
BBC 1 90 House Of Destruction 06 November 1965 17:50 - 18:15 8.3M 52%

Locations

Outside Locations

  • Frensham Ponds, Nr. Guildford, Surrey
  • Ham, Nr. Petersham, Surrey

Studios

  • Ealing Television Film Studios
  • Riverside Studio 1

Notes

Bloopers

No blooper details are available

Notes

  • Maureen O'Brien leaves at the end of the story.

Working titles

  • The Trojans
  • Episode 3: Is There a Doctor in the Horse?