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Doctor Who The Highlanders TV Story

Scotland, 1745. The Doctor, Ben and Polly arrive in Scotland after the Battle of Culloden and meet a band of Highlanders who are fleeing in defeat. Their Laird is injured and the three offer to help tend his injuries. Polly and Kirsty McLaren, the Laird’s daughter go to fetch some water but whilst they are gone the others are captured by Redcoat troops. Things become worse when the group is taken again … this time by the crooked Solicitor Grey, who is part of the West Indian slave trade. The prisoners, Ben amongst them, are bundled on board the Annabelle where the wicked Captain Trask issues dire threats of drowning. Meanwhile the Doctor is on dry land confusing all and sundry in a variety of disguises. However, his bumbling manner hides a sharp brain and eventually he, Polly and Ben are reunited in the TARDIS together with young piper Jamie McCrimmon.

Story Order

  • Story 31 from Doctor Who
  • Story 4 of 9 from Season 4

Episodes (4 episodes)

Saturday
17th December 1966
5:50PM
BBC 1 (25 mins)

Doctor Who - The Highlanders - Episode 1

Taken prisoner by the Redcoats, the Doctor and Ben are to be sent to the West Indies as slaves.

Saturday
24th December 1966
5:50PM
BBC 1 (24 mins)

Doctor Who - The Highlanders - Episode 2

The Doctor manages to escape. Meanwhile Ben and his friends, have already been taken aboard the ship.

Saturday
31st December 1966
5:50PM
BBC 1 (23 mins)

Doctor Who - The Highlanders - Episode 3

The Doctor is reunited with Polly and Kirsty and together the hatch a plan to rescue their friends.

Saturday
7th January 1967
5:50PM
BBC 1 (24 mins)

Doctor Who - The Highlanders - Episode 4

The Doctor, Ben and Polly are taken safely back to the TARDIS, where they invite Jamie to join them.

Characters

Credits

  • Dr. WhoPatrick Troughton
  • BenMichael Craze
  • JamieFrazer Hines
  • PollyAnneke Wills
  • Lt. Algernon FfinchMichael Elwyn
  • Solicitor GreyDavid Garth
  • KirstyHannah Gordon
  • PerkinsSydney Arnold
  • Colin McLarenDonald Bisset
  • AlexanderWilliam Dysart
  • SergeantPeter Welch
  • TraskDallas Cavell
  • MollieBarbara Bruce
  • SentryTom Bowman
  • Willie MackayAndrew Downie
  • SailorPeter Diamond
  • Colonel AttwoodGuy Middleton