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27 March - 17 April 1965

Average Viewing Figure: 9.4M


Arriving in Palestine, The Doctor and his companions are caught up in the middle of the Third Crusade


William Hartnell (The Doctor), William Russell (Ian Chesterton), Jacqueline Hill (Barbara Wright), Maureen O'Brien (Vicki)

Julian Glover (Richard the Lionheart), John Flint (William des Preaux), Walter Randall (El Akir), 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 (Saracen Warriors), Jean Marsh (Joanna), Robert Lankesheer (Chamberlain)

Zohra Segal (Sheyrah), Gabor Baraker (Luigi Ferrigo), Chris Konyils, Raymond Novak (Saracen Warriors), George Little (Haroun

Petra Markham (Safiya), John Bay (Earl of Leicester), David Brewster (Turkish Bandit), Anthony Colby (Saracen Warrior)

Sandra Hampton (Maimuna), Viviane Sorrel (Fatima), Diana McKenzie (Hafsa), Tutte Lemkow (Ibrahim), Billy Cornelius (Man-at-arms)

Uncredited Cast

Edward Haroutunian, Oscar James, Peter Johnson, Sam Shendhary, Roy Fletcher, Roy Stewart, Abbas Haschen (Saracen Warriors)

Andy Brewer (Richard's Squire), John Holmes (Falconer), Rikki Paterson (Priest), Michael Hart, Winston Marsh (Knights),

Cicely Joseph, Mei Ling, Cleo Sylvestre, Evelyn Ong (Concubines)


David Whitaker (Writer), Derek Ware (Fight Arranger), Ron Grainer (Title Music), Dudley Simpson (Incidental Music)

Peter Hamilton (Film Cameraman), Pam Bosworth (Film Editor), Ralph Walton (Lighting), Brian Hiles (Sound)

Daphne Dare (Costume Supervisor), Sonia Markham (Make-Up Supervisor), Dennis Spooner (Story Editor), Barry Newbery (Designer)

Verity Lambert (Producer), Douglas Camfield (Director)

Uncredited Crew

Trevor Beckett (Floor Assistant), Mark Lewis (Technical Manager), John Lopes (Vision Mixer), Nick Ware (Grams Operator)


Filming Locations

  • Ealing Film Studios

  • Riverside: Studio 1


  • El Akir [stabbed by Haroun de-Din]

  • Reynier de Marun [shot and killed by an arrow]

  • Luigi Ferrigo [killed while trying to escape]

Production Days

  • 7 days between Tuesday 16 February - Friday 26 March 1965

Production Errors

  1. During episode one, Julian Glover incorrectly refers to Sir William des Preaux as "Sir Richard"

  2. At the end of episode three, somebody can be heard calling 'cue' before the credits roll 

Working Titles

  • Changing Fortunes

  • Damsel in Distress

  • The Crusades

  • The Lionheart

  • Doctor Who and the Saracen Hordes


Can not give a review due to serial being partially lost from the BBC Archives.​

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