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 castVicki: Maureen O'Brien; Steven Taylor: Peter Purves;
Guest castOdysseus: 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 cast: 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;
|BBC 1||87||Temple Of Secrets||Sat 16 October 1965||5:50 pm - 6:15 pm||8.3M||34th|
|BBC 1||88||Small Prophet, Quick Return||Sat 23 October 1965||5:50 pm - 6:15 pm||8.1M||40th|
|BBC 1||89||Death Of A Spy||Sat 30 October 1965||5:50 pm - 6:15 pm||8.7M||33rd|
|BBC 1||90||House Of Destruction||Sat 6 November 1965||5:50 pm - 6:15 pm||8.3M||38th|
Frensham Ponds, Nr. Guildford, Surrey; Ham, Nr. Petersham, Surrey;
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
Maureen O'Brien leaves at the end of the story.
The Trojans; Episode 3: Is There a Doctor in the Horse?;