Doctor Who Logo 'The Crusade'
(4 Parts)
Story Code 'P'

by Bill Strutton
The Doctor

The TARDIS lands in Palestine in the 12th Century, where a holy war is in progress between King Richard the Lionheart's forces, and those of the Saracen ruler Saladin. The travellers are caught up in a Saracen ambushed, and Barbara is kidnapped. The Doctor, Ian and Vicki travel to King Richard's palace in the city of Jaffa, where Ian is knighted by the King; he is given the King's permission to search for Barbara, while the Doctor and Vicki become involved in court politics. King Richard plans to marry off his sister, Joanna, to Saphadin, the brother of Saladin, in order to end the war, but Joanna finds out and refuses to comply. The Doctor and Vicki make an enemy of the King's advisor, the Earl of Leicester, and have to flee the palace when they are about to be burnt at the stake as sorcerers. Ian rescues Barbara from the murderous Emir El Akir, and the two of them rejoin the Doctor and Vicki at the TARDIS.

William Hartnell (Dr Who), William Russell (Ian Chesterton), Jacqueline Hill (Barbara Wright), Maureen O'Brien (Vicki), John Flint (William des Preaux), Walter Randall (El Akir), Julian Glover (Richard the Lionheart), David Anderson (Reynier de Marun), Bruce Wightman (William de Tornebu), Reg Pritchard (Ben Daheer), Tony Caunter (Thatcher), Roger Avon (Saphadin) , Bernard Kay (Saladin); Derek Ware, Valentino Musetti, Chris Konyils, Raymond Novak, Anthony Colby (Saracen Warriors); Jean Marsh (Joanna), Robert Lankesheer (Chamberlain), Zohra Segal (Sheyrah), Gabor Baraker (Luigi Ferrigo), George Little (Haroun), Petra Markham (Safiya), John Bay (Earl of Leicester), David Brewster (Turkish Bandit) , Sandra Hampton (Maimuna), Viviane Sorrél (Fatima), Diana McKenzie (Hafsa), Tutte Lemkow (Ibrahim), Billy Cornelius (Man-at-Arms)

Produced by Verity Lambert
Directed by Richard Martin

'The Lion' - 27th March, 1965 @ 5.40pm - 6.05pm
'The Knight of Jaffa' - 3rd April, 1965 @ 5.40pm - 6.05pm
'The Wheel of Fortune' - 10th April, 1965 @ 5.40pm - 6.05pm
'The Warlords' - 17th April, 1965 @ 5.40pm - 6.05pm

*Featuring the First Doctor, Ian, Barbara and Vicki

*Parts 2 and 4 are missing but audio recordings and telesnaps exist

*Working titles: 'The Saracen Hordes'; also, Ep 1 - 'Damsel in Distress', and Ep 3 - 'Changing Fortunes' and 'The Knight of Jaffa'