Season 02 | EP 6

The Crusade

Written by David Whitaker

"There's something new in you, yet something older than the sky itself. I sense that I can trust you."

Episode Title Premiere Date
The Lion 27/03/1965
The Knight Of Jaffa 03/04/1965
The Wheel Of Fortune 10/04/1965
The Warlords 17/04/1965

The TARDIS materialises in the middle of a holy war between King Richard the Lionheart and the Saracen leader, Saladin, in 12th Century Palestine. As the Doctor, Vicki, Ian and Barbara explore their surroundings, they are suddenly caught up in a Saracen ambush — and Barbara is kidnapped. For the time travellers, intrigue and espionage ensue as they once again become involved in living history. A newly-knighted "Sir Ian of Jaffa" makes haste to find and rescue Barbara, whilst the Doctor finds it difficult to stay out of trouble in the court of the King...

Cast & Crew

The Doctor: William Hartnell

Barbara Wright: Jacqueline Hill

Ian Chesterton: William Russell

Vicki: Maureen O'Brien

Richard the Lionheart: Julian Glover

Saladin: Bernard Kay

Saphadin: Roger Avon

Producer: Verity Lambert

Director: Douglas Camfield

Scriptwriter: David Whitaker


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