CC. Doctor Who - The Smugglers

Season Four

Story Editor: Gerry Davis; Writer: Brian Hayles; Director: Julia Smith; Produced by: Innes Lloyd; Designer: Richard Hunt; Fight Sequences Arranged by: Derek Ware (4);

Much to the amazement of Ben and Polly the TARDIS is not in the same place as when they entered, but has in fact materialised in the 17th century on the Cornish coast.

The Doctor receives a strange message from the local church warden - a cryptic rhyme which tells of the location of treasure that a group of pirates are searching for. The Doctor is captured by the leader of the pirates, Captain Pike.

At the same time a group of people, the Squire included, have formed a smuggling ring and are planning to offload contraband. The local militia arrive, and in the fight many of Pike's men are killed.

The Doctor, Ben and Polly, who had previously been arrested for the murder of the church warden and are freed, go on their way.

Regular cast

Ben Jackson: Michael Craze; Polly Wright: Anneke Wills;

Guest cast

Cherub: George A. Cooper; Squire Edwards: Paul Whitsun-Jones; Captain Samuel Pike: Michael Godfrey; Tom: Mike Lucas (1-3); Jacob Kewper: David Blake Kelly (1-3); Churchwarden (Joseph Longford): Terence de Marney (1); Spaniard: Derek Ware (1,4); Josiah Blake: John Ringham (2-3); Jamaica: Elroy Josephs (2-3); Gaptooth: Jack Bligh (4);
Uncredited cast: Doubles for the Doctor: David Blake Kelly (3), Albert Ward (4);

First showing

Channel Episode Title Date Viewers Position
BBC 1127Episode 1Sat 10 September 19665:50 pm - 6:15 pm4.3M96th
BBC 1128Episode 2Sat 17 September 19665:55 pm - 6:20 pm4.9M77th
BBC 1129Episode 3Sat 24 September 19665:50 pm - 6:15 pm4.2M96th
BBC 1130Episode 4Sat 1 October 19665:50 pm - 6:15 pm4.5M109th

Outside filming

Sennen, Breage Church, Church Cove, Ruan Minor Church, Helson, Porthcurno, all in Cornwall;

Studio filming

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

This story has no incidental music, not even stock.

Working titles

Doctor Who and the Pirates;