Story Code 'W'
by John Lucarotti (Eps 1-3) /
and Donald Tosh (Ep 4)
The TARDIS lands in Paris, 1572, just before the Massacre of Saint Bartholomew's Day. The Doctor decides to visit the famous apothecary, Charles Preslin, while Steven befriends a group of Huguenots from the household of the Protestant Admiral de Coligny. When he rescues Anne Chaplet, a servant girl, from some pursuing guards, she tells the Huguenots of a plan by the Catholic Queen Mother, Catherine de Medici, to massacre all French Protestants. Steven discovers that it appears that the much-hated Catholic dignitary, the Abbot of Amboise, is actually the Doctor in disguise; he follows him, and overhears a plan to murder de Coligney. The attempt fails and the abbot is held responsible, and is killed. Steven realises that he was not the Doctor after all, but merely his double, and he rejoins the Doctor at Preslin's shop. The two of them leave Paris as the massacre begins. They then arrive on Wimbledon common, and gain a new companion, Dodo Chaplet.
Hartnell (Dr. Who / Abbot of Ambroise), Peter Purves (Steven), Eric Thompson (Gaston), David Weston (Nicholas), John Tillinger (Simon), Edwin Finn (Landlord), Christopher Tranchell (Roger), Erik Chitty (Preslin), Annette Robinson (Anne), Clive Cazes (Captain of the Guard), Reginald Jessup (Servant), André Morell (Marshal Tavannes), Leonard Sachs (Admiral de Coligny) , Cynthia Etherington (Old Lady / Old Woman), Joan Young (Catherine de Medici), Barry Justice (Charles IX), Michael Bilton (Teligny), Norman Claridge (Priest), Will Stampe (1st Man), Ernest Smith (2nd Man), John Slavid (Officer), Jack Tarran (1st Guard), Leslie Bates (2nd Guard), Jackie Lane (Dodo)
*Hartnell is credited as Dr. Who on 'War of God' and 'Bell of Doom', and as Abbot of Ambroise on 'The Sea Beggar' and 'Priest of Death'
Produced by John Wiles
Directed by Paddy Russell
'War of God' - 5th January, 1966 @ 5.15pm - 5.40pm
'The Sea Beggar' - 12th February, 1966 @ 5.15pm - 5.40pm
'Priest of Death' - 19th February, 1966 @ 5.15pm - 5.40pm
'Bell of Doom' - 26th February, 1966 @ 5.15pm - 5.40pm
*Featuring the First Doctor, Steven and introducing Dodo Chaplet
*Also known collectively as 'The Massacre of St. Bartholowmew's Eve'
*All episodes are missing, but audio recordings exist