Doctor Who The Crusade TV Story

Arriving in the Holy Land in the middle of the Third Crusade, the Doctor and his companions run straight into trouble. The Doctor and Vicki befriend Richard the Lionheart, but must survive the cut-throat politics of the English court. Even with the king on their side, they find they have made powerful enemies. Looking for Barbara, Ian is ambushed – staked out in the sand and daubed with honey so that the ants will eat him. With Ian unable to help, Barbara is captured by the cruel warlord El Akir. Even if Ian escapes and rescues her, will they ever see the Doctor, Vicki and the TARDIS again?

Story Order

  • Story 14 from Doctor Who
  • Story 6 of 9 from Season 2

Episodes (4 episodes)

27th March 1965
BBC 1 (25 mins)

Doctor Who - The Crusade - The Lion (1/4)

Episode 1 of 4 from The Crusade
In 12th Century Palestine, the Doctor, Ian, and Vicki help King Richard. Ian is determined to rescue Barbara.

3rd April 1965
BBC 1 (23 mins)

Doctor Who - The Crusade - The Knight of Jaffa (2/4)

Episode 2 of 4 from The Crusade
The King's Chamberlain grows wary of the Doctor and Vicki. Barbara attempts to flee from her captors.

10th April 1965
BBC 1 (25 mins)

Doctor Who - The Crusade - The Wheel of Fortune (3/4)

Episode 3 of 4 from The Crusade
The King's sister, seeks the Doctor's and Vicki's assistance in uncovering her brother's intentions.

17th April 1965
BBC 1 (24 mins)

Doctor Who - The Crusade - The Warlords (4/4)

Episode 4 of 4 from The Crusade
Barbara conceals herself from El Akir within a harem. Meanwhile Ian is taken captive by bandits.



  • Dr. WhoWilliam Hartnell
  • Ian ChestertonWilliam Russell
  • Barbara WrightJacqueline Hill
  • VickiMaureen O'Brien
  • Richard the LionheartJulian Glover
  • SaladinBernard Kay
  • SaphadinRoger Avon
  • El AkirWalter Randall
  • William des PreauxJohn Flint
  • William de TornebuBruce Wightman
  • Ben DaheerReg Pritchard
  • ThatcherTony Caunter
  • Reynier de MarunDavid Anderson
  • Saracen WarriorDerek Ware
  • Saracen WarriorValentino Musetti
  • JoannaJean Marsh
  • LuigiGabor Baraker
  • ChamberlainRobert Lankesheer
  • SheyrahZohra Sehgal
  • Saracen WarriorChris Konyils
  • Saracen WarriorRamond Novak
  • Haroun ed-DinGeorge Little
  • Earl of LeicesterJohn Bay
  • SafiyaPetra Markham
  • Turkish BanditDavid Brewster
  • Saracen WarriorAnthony Colby
  • IbrahimTutte Lemkow
  • MaimunaSandra Hampton
  • FatimaVivianne Sorrel
  • HafsaDiane McKenzie
  • Man At ArmsBilly Cornelius