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PRODUCTION INFO

Name

The Space Pirates

Serial Code

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First Transmitted

8 March 1969

Final Ratings

5.80m

BOOK RELEASE

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CD RELEASE

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CAST

Regular Cast

Patrick Troughton (Dr Who), Frazer Hines (Jamie), Wendy Padbury (Zoe)

Guest Cast

Brian Peck (Dervish) [1, 3-6], Dudley Foster (Caven) [1, 3-6], Jack May (General Hermack), Donald Gee (Major Ian Warne), George Layton (Technician Penn), Nik Zaran (Lt. Sorba) [1, 4-5], Anthony Donovan (Space Guard) [1], Gordon Gostelow (Milo Clancey) [2-6], Lisa Daniely (Madeleine Issigri) [2-6], Steve Peters (Pirate Guard) [4-6], Esmond Knight (Dom Issigri) [5-6].

CREW

Written by Robert Holmes
Directed by Michael Hart
Produced by Peter Bryant

sypnosis

Far intothe future and far out intothe black depths ofthe galaxy,the TARDIS materialises. The Doctor, Jamie and Zoe discoverthe space pioneer s ofthe future,the adventurers and guardians of planets. But lurking also inthe emptiness of space isthe evil -the evil ofthe Space Pirates.

These marauders and plunderers ofthe riches of planets lead The Doctor and his companions into a new, exciting and dangerous adventure…

NOTES

  • This story isthe penultimate story for Patrick Troughtons era as The Doctor
  • Episodes 1, 3, 4, 5 and 6 are missing, but audio recordings exist. The soundtrack has been released as part ofthe BBC Radio Collection.
  • Episode 2 has been released on The Troughton Years video. It has also been released on DVD as part ofthe Lost in Time collection.
  • 90 seconds of film featuring model spacecraft shots and some live action”space walk” footage fromthe first episode also exists.
  • Novelised as Doctor Who – The Space Pirates by Terrance Dicks
  • The scripts ofthe missing episodes are available onthe Scripts Project page.
  • A fan-produced photovideo reconstruction ofthe missing episodes has been made by Loose Cannon Productions.
  • The story title, episode number and writer’s caption credits for each episode are shown in black against a white background following (except in Episode 1’s case)the reprise fromthe previous episode.
  • Inthe cliffhanger to Episode 3,the screams ofthe Doctor andthe o thers can be heard for ages: inthe next episodethey’ve only fallen a few feet.
  • The serial features a brief, diegetic rendition of “Overthe Rainbow” in episode 2.
  • Doctor Who Magazine Archive: Issue #242.

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