Doctor Who
The Smugglers



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ORIGINAL BTS INTRODUCTION
REFERENCES
ANNOTATED BIBLIOGRAPHY
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LINKS TO TRANSCRIPTIONS



PRODUCTION:

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Four
CC
June 19th - 23rd, 1966
Cornwall
July 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th, 1966
Riverside



BROADCAST:
Episode Date Time Duration Viewers
(millions)
Chart Position
1 25 June 1966 1750 24'36" 4.3 96
2 02 July 1966 1755 24'27" 4.9 77
3 09 July 1966 1750 24'27" 4.2 96
4 16 July 1966 1752 23'37" 4.5 109



CREDITS:

Dr Who
Polly
Able Seaman Ben[jamin] Jackson
Cherub
Squire [Edwards]
Captain [Samuel] Pike
Tom
Jacob Kewper
Spaniard
Churchwarden [Joseph Longfoot]
Jamaica
Blake
Gaptooth
 
William Hartnell
Anneke Wills
Michael Craze
George A. Cooper
Paul Whitsun-Jones
Michael Godfrey
Mike Lucas
David Blake Kelly
Derek Ware
Terrence De Marney
Elroy Joseph
John Ringham
Jack Bligh
 
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Written by
Title Music by

Story Editor
Designer
Producer
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Film Cameraman
Film Editor
Costumes by
Make-Up by
Lighting
Sound
Fight Sequence Arranged by
Brian Hayles
Ron Grainer and the
BBC Radiophonic Workshop
Gerry Davis
Richard Hunt
Innis Lloyd
Julia Smith
Jimmy Court
Colin Eggleston
Daphne Dare
Gilllian James
Cyril WIlkins
Leo Sturges
Derek Ware
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Pirate Daniel
Customers at Inn/Pirates





Cabin Boy/John
Double for Dr Who
Pirates




Pirate Rowers

Extra
Squire's Manservant (Birch)
Double for Dr Who's hands
Spaniard
Double for Jacob Kewper (corpse)
Soldiers










Stunt Pirates





Stunt Militiamen




Pirates







Militiamen







 
Les Clark
Steve Kirby
Tony Madison
Harry Tierney
Ricky Lansing
Roy Stanton
Leslie Bates
John Jose
Gordon Craig
Richard Courtney
A. R. Serle
Malcolm Attmere
Dennis Symons
Philip Willliams
Terry Hawes
Ted Rogers
R. C. R. Care
Raymond Bales
Albert Ward
Derek Ware
Terence Connolly
Richard Conurtney
A.R. Serle
Malcolm Attmere
Reginald Hitchin
Christopher Newman
Allan Matthews
Charles Mitchell
Philip Williams
William Thomas
John Weaver
F.W. Stoker
Buddy Windrush
(i.e. Bryan Mosely)
Ian McKay
Fred Windrush
Valentino Musetti
Mike Horsburgh
Bill Weston
Malcolm Douglas
Terry Walsh
Brian Mulholland
David Newman
George Charles
Tony Madison
Gary Wyler
Ray Marioni
Peter Day
Leslie Bates
Terence Jones
[Aubrey Wells also booked]
Hugh Fraser
John Guest
Bill E. Raynor
Daniel Sinclair
David Pelton
Alan Lesley
Roland Robinson
Leonard Kingston
 
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Grams Operator
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Vision Mixer
Brian Hodgson
Bernard Lodge
John Cura
Keith Hobbs
John Hobbs
Tony Golbert
John Hansen
Maggie Saunders
Carolyn Bill
Chris Pocock
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NOVELIZATION PLOT TEASER :

"A 17th centruy Cornish town - villaninous pirates roam the seas searching for treasure while the townspeople have turned to smuggling, wheeling and dealing in contraband.
Into this wild and remote place the TARDIS materializes and the Doctor and his companions find themselves caught up in the dubious activities of the locals.
When the Doctor is unwittingly given a clue to the whereabouts of the treasure the pirates are determined to extract the information - whatever the cost..."

Terrance Dicks, _The Smugglers_ (London : Target, 1988) back cover.



ORIGINAL BTS INTRODUCTION:

The Smugglers
by Brian Hayles

Season 4, 1966, four episodes.



The secretary and the sailor had come to say goodbye to the old man - that's how it all started. They saw him enter a police box, although why the Doctor should be inside a police telephone box was itself a minor mystery. They followed him inside. The next time Polly and Ben stepped outside, they were no longer in London. Nor were they in 1966.

This time the Doctor and his disbelieving fellow travellers had arrived in Cornwall, sometime around 1690. The pirate Avery had hidden his plunder somewhere nearby, and Captain Samuel Pike and his crew of cutthroats are after it. The churchwarden Joseph Longfoot knew the location of Avery's treasure, but when Longfoot was murdered his secret had surely died with him.

Longfoot must have known his days were numbered, which is possibly why he had passd on a strange cryptic rhyme to an equally strange traveller he had recently met. Could this be the secret Pike is after? And why would the Doctor want Avery's gold anyway?



The Smugglers earned the lowest viewing figures of any William Hartnell story, but this is not a true indication of its quality. Writer Brian Hayles script is one of Doctor Who's better historical stories. Ben and Polly rapidly form a bond with each other and the Doctor, and the supporting cast give it their all. The story keeps its pace and intrigue until the end.

The Smugglers was the first Doctor Who story to be completely filmed on location, in Cornwall of course. Some silent colour film exists of the making of The Smugglers, taken by a location owner, however none of this footage is of broadcast scenes.

All four episodes of The Smugglers are missing from the archives. When first sold to Australia, the censors took objection to the deaths of Longfoot, Jamaica, Kewper and Cherub, and these four short scenes were excised. It is a supreme irony that the only part of The Smugglers we have today are the very scenes these censors never intended viewers to see. Some of the Australian censor clips can be seen on The Missing Years documentary.



Introduction by Gary Zimmer (g.zimmer@ballarat.edu.au)



REFERENCES:

"The Smugglers (Episodes 1-4)," _Doctor Who_, (London : BBC, 1966), audio cassette recording in possession of transcriber. [Audio originally recorded by Graham Strong. Dub obtained from Brian Pearce.]

"The Smugglers (Episodes 1-4)," _Doctor Who_, (London : BBC, 1966), NTSC color and monochrome video recording in possesion of author. [Combines Graham Strong audio with John Cura telesnaps and video clips from Australian censors. Created by Richard Develyn and Robert Franks in January, 1997. Dub obtained from Brian Pearce.]

"The Smugglers (Episodes 1-4)," _Doctor Who_, (London : BBC, 1966), NTSC color and monochrome video recording in possesion of author. [Combines Graham Strong audio with John Cura telesnaps and video clips from Australian censors. Created by Richard Brindell in 1999. Dub obtained from Sean Whelan.]

Howe, David J. and Stephen James Walker, _Doctor Who: The Handbook: The First Doctor_ (London : Doctor Who, 1995), 134-136.

David Brunt and Andrew Pixley, _The Doctor Who Production Guide: Volume Three: Cast and Crew_, (London : Doctor Who Appreciation Society, 1998), 25.

Terrance Dicks, _The Smugglers_ (London : Target, 1988), back cover.

Pixley, Andrew, "The Smugglers: Telesnap photos," _Doctor Who Magazine_, Issue #217 (28 September 1994), (London : Marvel Comics UK, 1994), special sixteen page pull out section (between pages 26 and 27).



ANNOTATED BIBLIOGRAPHY:

Armstrong, Keith and David Brunt, _Doctor Who Production Guide: Volume Two: Reference Journal_, (London : Nine Travellers Publishing, 1997), 33-34, 184, 231, 269.
          Detailed information on rehersals, filming, film and video formats, and the broadcast.

Armstrong, Keith; David Brunt and Andrew Pixley, _The Doctor Who Production Guide: Volume One: The Locations_, (London : Nine Travellers, 1998), 10, 24, 35, 38, 47, 48, 63, 166.
          Detailed information on the filming locations in Cornwall.

Pixley, Andrew, "Silent Witnesses," _Nothing at the End of the Lane_ No. 1 (July, 1999), 28-45.
          Includes small segments from the "The Smugglers" film shot list (p. 31) and camera script (p. 42).



TRANSCRIPTION CREDITS:

Episode 1 based on a transcription by:

Based on an HTML format by:
Corrections, revisions, and reformatting by:

Lee Horton (LeeH@tcp.co.uk)
Simon Hunt (esvxo@csv.warwick.ac.uk)
David Herrick ( David.Herrick@Bristol.ac.uk)
Z1R0 (jcurtis@bw.edu)
ZEPO (seidler@msoe.edu)
MAL

Episodes 2-4 transcribed by:
Based on an HTML format by:
Corrections and reformatting by:
Chris Gibbons (cgibbons@erols.com)
David Herrick ( David.Herrick@Bristol.ac.uk)
Z1R0 (jcurtis@bw.edu)
MAL



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