Season 02 | EP 9

The Time Meddler

Written by Dennis Spooner

"Are you quite mad? You know as well as I do the golden rule about space and time travelling. Never, never interfere with the course of history."

Episode Title Premiere Date
The Watcher 03/07/1965
The Meddling Monk 10/07/1965
A Battle Of Wits 17/07/1965
Checkmate 24/07/1965

The TARDIS lands on the Northumbrian coast, where new companion Steven discovers a Viking helmet and the Doctor deduces they must have arrived in the 11th century. Steven remains sceptical, especially when he and Vicki encounter what appears to be a Saxon hunter with a modern wristwatch. Investigating a nearby monastery, the Doctor discovers further anachronisms. Who is the mysterious monk observing the time travellers' every move, and why is he so interested in the outcome of the Battle of Hastings?

Cast & Crew

The Doctor: William Hartnell

Vicki: Maureen O'Brien

Steven Taylor: Peter Purves

Monk: Peter Butterworth

Edith: Alethea Charlton

Eldred: Peter Russell

Wulnoth: Michael Miller

Producer: Verity Lambert

Director: Douglas Camfield

Scriptwriter: Dennis Spooner


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