20) THE MYTH MAKERS

16 October - 6 November 1965

Average Viewing Figure: 8.4M

Plot

Arriving in Ancient Greece, The Doctor inadvertently comes up with the idea for the Wooden Horse of Troy

Cast

William Hartnell (The Doctor), Maureen O'Brien (Vicki), Peter Purves (Steven Taylor), Max Adrian (King Priam), Barrie Ingham (Paris)

Frances White (Cassandra), Cavan Kendall (Achilles), Alan Haywood (Hector), Ivor Salter (Odysseus), Francis de Wolff (Agamemnon)

Jack Melford (Menelaus), John Luxton (Cyclops), Jon Luxton (Messenger), James Lynn (Troilus), Adrienne Hill (Katarina)

Crew

Donald Cotton (Writer), Derek Ware (Fight Arranger), Ron Grainer (Title Music), Peter Hamilton (Film Cameraman)

Caroline Shields (Film Editor), Daphne Dare (Costumes), Elizabeth Blattner, Sonia Markham (Make-Up Supervisor), Ralph Walton (Lighting)

Dave Kitchen, Bryan Forgham (Sound), Donald Tosh (Story Editor), Humphrey Searle (Music), John Wood (Designer), John Wiles (Producer

Michael Leeston-Smith (Director)

Broadcast

Filming Locations

  • Frensham Little Pond, Frensham, Surrey

  • Ham Polo Club, Petersham Pond, Ham, Middx

  • Riverside Studio 1

Deaths

  • Achilles [killed by Troilus]

  • Cyclops [killed when struck by an arrow]

  • Priam [dies during the fall of Troy]

  • Paris [killed during the fall of Troy]

Production Days

  • 10 days between Friday 27 August - Friday 8 October 1965

Production Errors

  • [no known production errors]​​​​

Working Titles

  • The Trojans

  • Episode 3: Is There a Doctor in the Horse?

Verdict

Cannot give a review due to serial being lost from the BBC Archives