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Chase, The: Episode 1: The Executioners

Alternative title
Executioners
Synopsis
Children’s television cult science-fiction series. The Daleks build a time machine and send an execution squad to hunt the Doctor and the TARDIS through eternity. In the TARDIS the travellers huddle around the Time-Space Visualiser, a television-like machine which can detect any event in time and space. They each choose an event to witness: Ian picks Abraham Lincoln delivering his Gettysburg Address, Barbara looks into Elizabeth I’s court, and sees the genesis of Shakespeare’s play, Hamlet; and Vicki sees the Beatles performing ‘Ticket To Ride’.
Series
Doctor Who
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Television
Transmission details
22 May 1965 at 17:40 (Channel: BBC)
Duration
25 mins

Credits

Director
Richard Martin (2)
Producer
Verity Lambert
Writer
Terry Nation
Cast
Hugh WaltersWilliam Shakespeare
Jacqueline HillBarbara Wright
Maureen O’BrienVicki
Roger HammondFrancis Bacon
Vivienne BennettQueen Elizabeth
William HartnellDoctor Who
William RussellIan Chesterton

Additional Details

Production type
Television and Radio Drama
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
Shakespeare, William (1564-1616); Time Travel; Science fiction (television)

Notes

History
Season 2. Episode 1 of a 6-part story.

Production Company

Name

BBC

Notes
The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)

Archive

Name

BFI National Archive

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