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Doctor Who The Massacre of St Bartholemew's Eve TV Story

The TARDIS lands in Paris in 1572 at the time of the massacre of the French Protestants at the hands of the Catholic Queen Mother, Catherine de Medici. Worryingly for the TARDIS crew, it appears that the hated Catholic dignitary the Abbot of Amboise is a dead ringer for the Doctor himself….

Story Order

  • Story 22 from Doctor Who
  • Story 5 of 10 from Season 3

Episodes (4 episodes)

Saturday
5th February 1966
5:15PM
BBC 1 (25 mins)

Doctor Who - The Massacre of St Bartholemews Eve - War of God (1/4)

Episode 1 of 4 from The Massacre of St Bartholemews Eve
The Doctor talks science with apothecary, Charles Preslin, whilst Steven learns of a Catholic plot.

Saturday
12th February 1966
5:15PM
BBC 1 (25 mins)

Doctor Who - The Massacre of St Bartholemews Eve - The Sea Beggar (2/4)

Episode 2 of 4 from The Massacre of St Bartholemews Eve
Steven discovers that the Catholic Abbot of Amboise is an exact double for the Doctor.

Saturday
19th February 1966
5:15PM
BBC 1 (25 mins)

Doctor Who - The Massacre of St Bartholemews Eve - Priest of Death (3/4)

Episode 3 of 4 from The Massacre of St Bartholemews Eve
Believing the Abbot of Amboise to be the Doctor in disguise, Steven is horrified when the Abbot is murdered!

Saturday
26th February 1966
5:15PM
BBC 1 (25 mins)

Doctor Who - The Massacre of St Bartholemews Eve - Bell of Doom (4/4)

Episode 4 of 4 from The Massacre of St Bartholemews Eve
As the time of the massacre approaches, the Doctor is eager that they make their escape.

Characters

Credits

  • Dr. WhoWilliam Hartnell
  • Abbot of AmboiseWilliam Hartnell
  • Steven TaylorPeter Purves
  • GastonEric Thompson
  • ServantReginald Jessup
  • NicholasDavid Weston
  • SimonJohn Tillinger
  • LandlordEdwin Finn
  • RogerChristopher Tranchell
  • PreslinErik Chitty
  • AnneAnnette Robertson
  • Captain of the GuardClive Cazes
  • Marshal TavannesAndr√© Morell
  • Admiral de ColignyLeonard Sachs
  • Old LadyCynthia Etherington
  • Charles IXBarry Justice
  • Catherine de MediciJoan Young
  • TelignyMichael Bilton
  • PriestNorman Claridge
  • 1st ManWill Stampe
  • 2nd ManErnest Smith
  • 1st GuardJack Tarran
  • 2nd GuardLeslie Bates
  • OfficerJohn Slavid
  • DodoJackie Lane