The Savages

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PRODUCTION INFO

Name

The Savages

Serial Code

AA

First Transmitted

28 May 1966

Final Ratings

4.80m

BOOK RELEASE

BOOK

CD RELEASE

CD

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CAST

Regular Cast

William Hartnell (Dr Who), Peter Purves (Steven Taylor), Jackie Lane (Dodo Chaplet)

Guest Cast

Ewen Solon (Chal), Patrick Godfrey (Tor), Peter Thomas (Captain Edal), Geoffrey Frederick (Exorse), Frederick Jaeger (Jano), Robert Sidaway (Avon), Kay Patrick (Flower), Clare Jenkins (Nanina), Norman Henry (Senta), Edward Caddick (Wylda), Andrew Lodge (First Assistant), Christopher Denham (Second Assistant), Tony Holland (Third Assistant), John Dillon (Savage), Tim Goodman (Guard)

CREW

Written by Ian Stuart Black
Directed by Christopher Barry
Produced by Innes Lloyd

sypnosis

The Doctor and his companions arrive on a planet populated by two races, one very advanced (The Elders), one very backward (The Savages). The Doctor soon suspects that all is not as it should be, and that the Elders are draining the life-force of the Savages to improve their own prowess

NOTES

  • This story marks Peter Purves‘ departure.
  • This story had a working title of, The White Savages.
  • Frederick Jaeger gives an impersonation of William Hartnell, when Jano has in-transfered some of the Doctor’s life-force

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