24) THE CELESTIAL TOYMAKER

2 - 23 April 1966

Average Viewing Figure: 8.3M

Plot

The Doctor, Steven and Dodo land in the Celestial Toymaker's lair where a deadly fate awaits if they fail to win his games

Cast

William Hartnell (The Doctor), Peter Purves (Steven Taylor), Jackie Lane (Dodo), Michael Gough (Toymaker)

Campbell Singer (Joey/King of Hearts/Sergeant Rugg), Carmen Silvera (Clara/Queen of Hearts/Mrs Wiggs)

Peter Stephens (Knave of Hearts/Kitchen Boy/Cyril), Reg Lever (Joker), Beryl Braham, Ann Harrison, Delia Lindon (Ballerina Dolls)

 

Crew

Brian Hyles (Writer), Tutte Lemkow (Choreographer), Ron Grainer (Title Music), Dudley Simpson (Incidental Music), Daphne Dare (Costumes)

Sonia Markham (Make-Up), Frank Cresswell (Lighting), Alan Fogg (Sound), Gerry Davis (Story Editor), John Wood (Designer)

Innes Lloyd (Producer), Bill Sellars (Director)

Broadcast

Filming Locations

  • Ealing Film Studios

  • Riverside Studio 1

Deaths

  • Cyril [electrocuted to death]

    • possibly everyone else when The Celestial Toymaker's Domain explodes​

    • Celestial Toymaker is later revealed to have survived

Production Days

  • 6 days between Wednesday 2 March - Friday 8 April 1966

Production Errors

  1. Whilst playing the Trilogic game, a shadow can be seen behind the game even though The Doctor and the Celestial Toymaker are the only ones in the room

  2. Whilst the Celestial Toymaker advances the Trilogic game, some of the pieces are placed at different angles compared to how they were positioned before the Toymaker advanced the game  

  3. Whilst playing the Tardis hopscotch game, the dice indicator displays a 2 before Cyril throws the dice

Working Titles

  • The Toymaker

  • Doctor Who and the Toymaker 

Verdict

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