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Doctor Who Marco Polo TV Story

The TARDIS materialises at the Roof of the World, Central Asia, in 1289. There they meet Marco Polo and his fellow travellers, on their mammoth journey across the Pamir Plateau and through the Gobi desert to Peking. Unfortunately for the Doctor, his Ship proves to be of immense interest to Polo, who sets his mind on presenting it to the mighty Kublai Khan on arrival at his court…

Story Order

  • Story 4 from Doctor Who
  • Story 4 of 8 from Season 1

Episodes (7 episodes)

Saturday
22nd February 1964
5:15PM
BBC TV (24 mins)

Doctor Who - Marco Polo - The Roof of the World (1/7)

Episode 1 of 7 from Marco Polo
In the Himalayas and the Doctor, Barbara, Ian and Susan meet Marco Polo and join him on his journey.

Saturday
29th February 1964
5:15PM
BBC TV (27 mins)

Doctor Who - Marco Polo - The Singing Sands (2/7)

Episode 2 of 7 from Marco Polo
In the dry Gobi desert, Tegana secretly slashes the water gourds, losing almost all of the precious water.

Saturday
7th March 1964
5:15PM
BBC TV (22 mins)

Doctor Who - Marco Polo - Five Hundred Eyes (3/7)

Episode 3 of 7 from Marco Polo
At the Cave of Five Hundred Eyes, Tegana has a secret meeting with a bandit who he instructs to kill Marco Polo.

Saturday
14th March 1964
5:15PM
BBC TV (25 mins)

Doctor Who - Marco Polo - The Wall of Lies (4/7)

Episode 4 of 7 from Marco Polo
In an effort to divert attention from himself, Tegana encourages Marco to be suspicious of the Doctor.

Saturday
21st March 1964
5:15PM
BBC TV (24 mins)

Doctor Who - Marco Polo - Rider From Shang-Tu (5/7)

Episode 5 of 7 from Marco Polo
Ping Cho returns the TARDIS key to Susan so that the travellers might escape. But Tegana has other plans.

Saturday
28th March 1964
5:30PM
BBC TV (26 mins)

Doctor Who - Marco Polo - Mighty Kublai Khan (6/7)

Episode 6 of 7 from Marco Polo
Ian follows Ping Cho to Cheng-Ting and there discovers that the TARDIS has been stolen by Tegana's allies.

Saturday
4th April 1964
5:30PM
BBC TV (25 mins)

Doctor Who - Marco Polo - Assassin at Peking (7/7)

Episode 7 of 7 from Marco Polo
Arriving at Kublai Khan's palace, the Doctor loses the TARDIS key to the Khan in a game of backgammon.

Characters

Credits

  • Dr. WhoWilliam Hartnell
  • Susan ForemanCarole Ann Ford
  • Barbara WrightJacqueline Hill
  • Ian ChestertonWilliam Russell
  • Marco PoloMark Eden
  • Man at LopLeslie Bates
  • Ping-ChoZienia Merton
  • TeganaDerren Nesbitt
  • ChenchuJimmy Gardner
  • AcomatPhilip Voss
  • MalikCharles Wade
  • Mongol BanditMichael Guest
  • Wang-loGabor Baraker
  • Ling-TauPaul Carson
  • KuijuTutte Lemkow
  • VizierPeter Lawrence
  • Kublai KhanMartin Miller
  • Office ForemanBasil Tang
  • EmpressClaire Davenport