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Marco Polo
Serial D

Writer: John Lucarotti
Directors: Waris Hussein and John Crockett *

 
* Waris Hussein directed episodes 1 to 3 and 5 to 7. John Crockett directed episode 4.
 
Introduction

Marco Polo, the forth story of Doctor Who's first season, was first broadcast in March-April 1964, starring William Hartnell as the Doctor. All seven episodes are missing from the BBC archives, and they remain only as a handful of telesnaps and rehearsal shots, together with poor quality audios of the episodes.

The story begins as the travellers arrive in the Himalayan Mountains in the late 13th Century. They are rescued by the Venetian Marco Polo, and due to a misunderstanding about the nature of the TARDIS, are forced to travel with him to Kublai Khan's palace at Peking and try to prevent the time craft being given to the Emperor as a gift. Meanwhile, one of Polo's party has his own treachery planned...

See Also:
BBCi Episode Guide
Doctor Who Reference Guide
Doctor Who's Tragical History Tour (Photographs)
Earthbound Timelords Scripts Project

 
Click to read: Broadcast Dates Broadcast Times
The Roof of the World 22nd February, 1964 5:15pm - 5:40pm
The Singing Sands 29th February, 1964 5:15pm - 5:40pm
Five Hundred Eyes 7th March, 1964 5:15pm - 5:40pm
The Wall of Lies 14th March, 1964 5:15pm - 5:40pm
Rider From Shang-Tu 21st March, 1964 5:15pm - 5:40pm
Mighty Kublai Khan 28th March, 1964 5:30pm - 5:55pm
Assassin at Peking 4th April, 1964 5:30pm - 5:55pm
 

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