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"We're always in trouble! Isn't this extraordinary - it follows us everywhere!"
|Episode Title||Premiere Date|
|The Roof Of The World||22/02/1964|
|The Singing Sands||29/02/1964|
|Five Hundred Eyes||07/03/1964|
|The Wall Of Lies||14/03/1964|
|Rider From Shang-Tu||21/03/1964|
|Mighty Kublai Khan||28/03/1964|
|Assassin At Peking||04/04/1964|
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, the TARDIS 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. But Polo isn't the only one with designs on the TARDIS. The war-like Tegana will go to any lengths to steal the magical blue box — lengths which endanger the lives of all the travellers. When the Doctor meets Kublai Khan himself, his precious ship is his only collateral in a high-stakes game of backgammon — and Khan is a master of the game...
The Doctor: William Hartnell
Susan Foreman: Carole Ann Ford
Barbara Wright: Jacqueline Hill
Ian Chesterton: William Russell
Marco Polo: Mark Eden
Tegana: Derren Nesbitt
Ping-Cho: Zienia Merton
Kublai Khan: Martin Miller
Producer: Verity Lambert
Director: Christopher Barry, Richard Martin
Scriptwriter: Terry Nation