Season 06 | EP 6

The Space Pirates

Written by Robert Holmes

"It's very rude to point, you know. Especially with a gun"

Episode Title Premiere Date
Episode 1 08/03/1969
Episode 2 15/03/1969
Episode 3 22/03/1969
Episode 4 29/03/1969
Episode 5 05/04/1969
Episode 6 12/04/1969

The Doctor, Jamie and Zoe become victims of piracy when they materialise on a space beacon, minutes before it is blown to pieces. So begins their quest to be reunited with the TARDIS, whilst treading perilously across the paths of the Interstella Space Corps and a gang of murderous bandits. The eccentric prospector Milo Clancey gives the travellers passage in his ageing spaceship, but the old man is himself the focus of Space Corps investigations. Could he possibly be behind the destruction and salvage of so many beacons in the sector? What is the position of Madeleine Issigri, who runs her father's mining corporation on the planet Ta — and how might a locked room provide the answer to this mystery? Half the galaxy is spanned in a game of cat and mouse between the law enforcers — led by no-nonsense General Hermack and his V-Ship crew — and the pirates Caven and Dervish, who will apparently stop at nothing to continue their lucrative racket.

Cast & Crew

The Doctor: Patrick Troughton

Jamie McCrimmon: Frazer Hines

Zoe Heriot: Wendy Padbury

Milo Clancey: Gordon Gostelow

Madeleine Issigri: Lisa Daniely

General Hermack: Jack May

Dervish: Brian Peck

Caven: Dudley Foster

Producer: Peter Bryant

Director: Michael Hart

Scriptwriter: Robert Holmes

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