The Smugglers


“Fishpond”“Fishpond”

The SmugglersThe Smugglers


BOOK DETAILS

Pages 128
ISBN 0-426-20328-3
Publication Date 18 February 1983

SYNOPSIS

1988 Target Books edition

A 17th century Cornish town – villainous pirates roam the seas searching for treasure while the townspeople have turned to smuggling, wheeling and dealing in contraband.

Into this wild and remote place the TARDIS materialises and the Doctor and his companions find themselves caught up in the dubious activities of the locals.

When The Doctor is unwittingly given a clue to the whereabouts of the treasure the pirates are determined to extract the information – whatever the cost…

1993 Target Books edition

‘WE’D BETTER FIND THAT OLD DOCTOR FELLER AND GET OUR HOOKS INTO HIM!’

Seventeenth-century Cornwall – a time when villainous pirates roam the seas searching for treasure while townspeople turn to smuggling, wheeling and dealing in contraband. Into this wild and remote place the TARDIS materialises and the Doctor and his companions find themselves caught up in the dubious activities of the locals. When The Doctor is unwittingly given a clue to the whereabouts of the treasure, the pirates are determined to extract the information, whatever the cost…

Doctor Who – The Smugglers was written by Brian Hayles, scriptwriter of several other Doctor Who stories, including The Monster of Peladon and The Curse of Peladon, it was the last story but one to feature William Hartnell, the first actor to the part, in the role of the Doctor.

NOTES

CHAPTER TITLES

  1. A Shock for Polly and Ben
  2. The Frightened Man
  3. Longfoot’s Friends
  4. Pike
  5. Pirate Treasure
  6. Kewper’s Trade
  7. Captured
  8. The Squire’s Plan
  9. Pike’s Revenge
  10. Treasure Hunt
  11. Cherub’s Move
  12. The Treasure

DEVIATIONS FROM THE TELEVISED STORY


  • It is explained that Kewper contacted Pike because the smugglers’ normal boat had been seized by the Revenue men and they were searching for a replacement.
  • Pike learns of Cherub’s absence from a pirate named Crowimmediately after killing Jamaica and notes they returned to the boat together.
  • Gaptooth’s death during the battle is omitted: He is last mentioned when he sends Spaniard and Daniel to guard the boat, making his fate unclear.

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