Season 03 | EP 5

The Massacre

Written by John Lucarotti and Donald Tosh

"And now, they're all gone. All gone. None of them could understand. Not even my little Susan. Or Vicki. And as for Barbara and Chatterton — Chesterton — they were all too impatient to get back to their own time. And now, Steven. Perhaps I should go home. Back to my own planet. But I can't... I can't..."

Episode Title Premiere Date
War Of God 05/02/1966
The Sea Beggar 12/02/1966
Priest of Death 19/02/1966
Bell Of Doom 26/02/1966

The TARDIS materialises in Paris in 1572, a time of great danger and religious strife. Whilst the Doctor pays a visit to famous apothecary Charles Preslin, Steven is befriended by a group of Protestants who come from the household of Admiral de Coligny. Meanwhile the Catholic Queen Mother, Catherine de Medici, aided by the hated dignitary the Abbot of Amboise, is hatching a plot to kill all French Protestants — starting with de Coligny. And when the plot fails the Abbot is condemned to death. But was that the Doctor being killed? Or does the Abbot just look like him?

Cast & Crew

The Doctor / Abbot of Amboise: William Hartnell

Steven Taylor: Peter Purves

Dodo Chaplet: Jackie Lane

Producer: John Wiles

Director: Paddy Russell

Scriptwriters: John Lucarotti and Donald Tosh


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