2 April 1966
Michael Gough (The Toymaker), Campbell Singer (Joey/King of Hearts/Sgt Rugg), Carmen Silvera (Clara/Queen of Hearts/Mrs Wiggs), Peter Stephens (Cyri/Kitchen Boy/Knave of Hearts), Reg Lever (Dancers)
|Written by||Brian Hayles/Donald Tosh|
|Directed by||Bill Sellars|
|Produced by||Innes Lloyd|
The TARDIS materialises in the Fantasy domain of the Celestial Toymaker, a jovial Mandarin who invites The Doctor to play some of his games.
All too soon a darker side emerges and the Doctor, Steven and Dodo are soon fighting for their lives.
It was at one point considered writing out William Hartnell as The Doctor in this story, but the idea was vetoed.
Radio Times credited ‘Michael Gough as the Toymaker’ for all four episodes and ‘Dancers: Beryl Braham, Ann Harrison, Delia Lindon’ for the Dancing Floor, with the other supporting cast members credited without specific roles under the heading ‘with’ in the programme listings for all four episodes.