The Massacre: Doctor Who: Season 3




The Massacre SYNOPSIS:

Paris France 1572 and the tension between protestant and Catholics is escalating. The Doctor leaves Steven at a tavern to visit the apothecary Charles Preslin and asks his companion to await his return. Steven joins a band of Huguenots led by Nicholas Muss and upon leaving the tavern they meet serving girl Anne Chaplet who works for the Catholic Abbot of Amboise. She voices rumours the Abbot is planning a massacre of Huguenots in Paris.

The Abbot is the Doctor's physical double and sends his secretary Colbert to find the missing Anne she spreads any rumours to protestants about the planned massacre. Steven later sees the Abbot and believes him to be the Doctor. Nicholas now thinks Steven is involved in the Abbot's Catholic Plot to assassinate Admiral de Coligny, protestant, voice and protector of the Huguenots from the king and the Abbot.

Anne and Steven meet with the Abbot Steven confirming his is not the Doctor and escape his clutches to warn Nicholas Muss of the assassination attempt of his master De Coligny. The latter is only wounded but the Abbot himself is murdered by his Catholic colleagues and his death blamed on the protestants. Catholics are incited to massacre all protestants in retaliation. The Doctor returns to Steven and Anne but it may be too late to escape the historical event about to occur.

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The Massacre DETAILS:

Episode Broadcast Run Time Viewership (In Millions)
Episode One: War of God 5-Feb-66 24:51 8
Episode Two: The Sea Beggar 12-Feb-66 24:43 6
Episode Three: Priest of Death 19-Feb-66 24:33 5.9
Episode Four: Bell of Doom 26-Feb-66 25:06 5.8

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The Massacre CAST & CREW

The Doctor:
William Hartnell (First Doctor / Abbot of Amboise)

Peter Purves (Stephen Taylor)
Jackie Lane (Dodo Chaplet)

Guest Stars:
Barry Justice — King Charles IX of France
Joan Young — Catherine de' Medici
Leonard Sachs — Admiral de Coligny
André Morell — Marshal Tavannes
Michael Bilton — Teligny
Erik Chitty — Charles Preslin
Eric Thompson — Gaston, Viscount de Lerans
David Weston — Nicholas Muss
John Tillinger — Simon Duvall
Christopher Tranchell — Roger Colbert
Annette Robinson — Anne Chaplet
Cynthia Etherington — Old Woman
Edwin Finn — Landlord
Clive Cazes — Captain of the Guard
Reginald Jessup — Servant
Norman Claridge — Priest
John Slavid — Officer
Will Stampe, Ernest Smith — Men
Jack Tarran, Leslie Bates — Guards

Production Staff for Serial W:
Writer - John Lucarotti
Director - Paddy Russell
Script editors - Donald Tosh & Gerry Davis
Producer - John Wiles
Missing all 4 episodes

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