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Doctor Who: The Savages (1966)

Date(s) of Broadcast: 28 May 1966 - 18 June 1966
Number of Episodes: 4
Average Episode Running Times: 25 mins
Format: black and white
Sound: mono

CREDITS

PRODUCTION
Production Company: BBC
Producer: Innes Lloyd

SCRIPT
Script: Ian Stuart Black
Story Editor: Gerry Davis

DIRECTION
Director: Christopher Barry

PHOTOGRAPHY
Studio Lighting: Graham Sothcott

MUSIC
Title Music: Ron Grainer and the BBC Radiophonic Workshop
Title Music Arranged By: Delia Derbyshire
Incidental Music: Raymond Jones

SOUND
Studio Sound: Norman Greaves
Special Sounds: Brian Hodgson

MAKE UP AND COSTUMES
Make Up: Sonia Markham
Costumes: Daphne Dare

DESIGN AND SET CONSTRUCTION
Designer: Stuart Walker

MISCELLANEOUS
Production Assistant: Norman Stewart
Assistant Floor Manager: Gareth Gwenlan

CAST
Episode 1
William Hartnell (Dr Who)
Peter Purves (Steven)
Jackie Lane (Dodo)
Ewen Solon (Chal)
Patrick Godfrey (Tor)
Peter Thomas (Captain Edal)
Geoffrey Frederick (Exorse)
Frederick Jaeger (Jano)
Robert Sidaway (Avon)
Kay Patrick (Flower)
Clare Jenkins (Nanina)
Norman Henry (Senta)
Edward Caddick (Wylda)

Episode 2
William Hartnell (Dr Who)
Peter Purves (Steven)
Jackie Lane (Dodo)
Ewen Solon (Chal)
Patrick Godfrey (Tor)
Peter Thomas (Captain Edal)
Frederick Jaeger (Jano)
Robert Sidaway (Avon)
Kay Patrick (Flower)
Clare Jenkins (Nanina)
Norman Henry (Senta)
Edward Caddick (Wylda)
Andrew Lodge (1st assistant)
Christopher Denjam (2nd assistant)
Tony Holland (3rd assistant)

Episode 3
William Hartnell (Dr Who)
Peter Purves (Steven)
Jackie Lane (Dodo)
Ewen Solon (Chal)
Patrick Godfrey (Tor)
Peter Thomas (Captain Edal)
Geoffrey Frederick (Exorse)
Frederick Jaeger (Jano)
Clare Jenkins (Nanina)
Norman Henry (Senta)
Edward Caddick (Wylda)
Andrew Lodge (assistant)
John Dillon (savage)
Tim Goodman (guard)

Episode 4
William Hartnell (Dr Who)
Peter Purves (Steven)
Jackie Lane (Dodo)
Ewen Solon (Chal)
Patrick Godfrey (Tor)
Peter Thomas (Captain Edal)
Geoffrey Frederick (Exorse)
Frederick Jaeger (Jano)
Clare Jenkins (Nanina)
Norman Henry (Senta)

UNCREDITED CAST
John Raven (savage extra)
Tony Douglas, Nicholas Edwards, Royston Farrell, Fiona Fraser, Lynn Howard, Bartlett Mullins, Christine Wass, Lionel Wheeler Children Peter Baldwin, Denise Brown, Frances Machin (elders)
Non-Speaking Artists: Keith Ashley, David Billa, Bill Burridge, Joan Gennele Dixon, Alex Donald, Tony Douglas, Michael Earl, Nicholas Edwards, Keith Goodman, Scot Hamilton, David Harford, Lyn Howard, Gordon Lang, Tony Madison, Olive McNeil, Nina Ovenden, Robert Pitt, Martin Tozer

PLOT SUMMARY

The TARDIS arrives on an apparently idyllic world. But it isn't long before the Doctor and his companions discover a terrible secret - the planet's Elders are draining lifeforce from savages to keep themselves alive. The Doctor is unable toprevent the Elder's leader, Jano, from absorbing some of his lifeforce but it gives Jano some of the Doctor's own personality, including his conscience...

AVAILABILITY

UK
Television Distributor: BBC
Video Distributor: BBC Video

TIMELINE

1966
May

28: UK - episode 1 television broadcast (on BBC1)

June
4: UK - episode 2 television broadcast (on BBC1)
11: UK - episode 3 television broadcast (on BBC1)
18: UK - episode 4 television broadcast (on BBC1)

ALTERNATIVE TITLES

The White Savages - working title

REFERENCES

BOOKS

Doctor Who: The Television Companion pp.91-93
credits, synopsis, review (by David J. Howe and Stephen James Walker)

KEYWORDS

aliens, lifeforce, other planets, savages, time travel

 


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