The Savages: Doctor Who: Season 3




The Savages SYNOPSIS:

Landing on a planet in the distant future the TARDIS crew of the Doctor, Steven and Dodo find a world inhabited by an advanced civilisation ruled by Elders and tribes of savages. The Elders leader Jano welcomes the time travellers giving them gifts stating their exploits have been admired from afar but the Doctor is suspicious of Jano's motives.

Dodo discovers that soldiers are capturing the savages outside their city and are using advanced technology to drain their life force to maintain their citizens. The Doctor opposes this amorality and is subjected to the energy transfer process, his life force is sent into Jano but the plan backfires when Jano also takes on the Doctor's personality and morality.

Steven and Dodo have met with the savages and found out they too were an advanced race before the energy transfer experiments. They persuade the savage tribes to help them rescue the weakened Doctor from the city. Jano's personality crisis makes him agree to help the Doctor but first must attempt to convince the other Elders to end the oppression of their fellow inhabitants.

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The Savages DETAILS:

Episode Broadcast Run Time Viewership (In Millions)
Episode One 28-May-66 23:41 4.8
Episode Two 4-Jun-66 23:57 5.6
Episode Three 11-Jun-66 24:59 5
Episode Four 18-Jun-66 24:41 4.5

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The Savages CAST & CREW

The Doctor:
William Hartnell (First Doctor)

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

Guest Stars:
Frederick Jaeger — Jano
Norman Henry — Senta
Patrick Godfrey — Tor
Ewen Solon — Chal
Peter Thomas — Captain Edal
Geoffrey Frederick — Exorse
Robert Sidaway — Avon
Kay Patrick — Flower
Clare Jenkins — Nanina
Edward Caddick — Wylda
Andrew Lodge, Christopher Denham, Tony Holland — Assistants
John Dillon — Savage
Tim Goodman — Guard

Production Staff for Serial AA:
Writer - Ian Stuart Black
Director - Christopher Barry
Script editor - Gerry Davis
Producer - Innes Lloyd
Missing all 4 episodes

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