|'The Myth Makers'
Story Code 'U'
by Donald Cotton
The TARDIS arrives on the plains of Asia Minor, near the besieged city of Troy, where the Doctor is hailed as the god Zeus by Achilles, and is taken to the Greek camp. He meets Agamemnon and Odysseus; the latter is sceptical of the Doctor's authenticity, and gives him just two days to devise a way to capture Troy. Meanwhile, Steven and Vicki have been captured by the Trojans, and Vicki is believed to possess supernatural powers, and pronounced to be Cressida. She is given two days to banish the Greeks from the city walls, in order to prove that she is not a spy. Having initially dismissed the infamous wooden horse as a fiction of the storyteller Homer, the Doctor is instead driven to 'invent' it himself. The structure is built, and wheeled to the city gates as a gift to the Trojans. When it is taken past the city gates, the Greeks emerge and a battle commences; they defeat the Trojans and seize the city. Steven is wounded by a sword thrust, and is helped back to the TARDIS by the Doctor and Katarina, a handmaiden. Vicki elects to remain behind with the Trojan prince Troilus, with whom she has fallen in love.
William Hartnell (Dr Who), Maureen O'Brien (Vicki), Peter Purves (Steven), Cavan Kendall (Achilles), Alan Haywood (Hector), Ivor Salter (Odysseus), Francis de Wolff (Agamemnon), Jack Melford (Menelaus), Tutte Lemkow (Cyclops), Max Adrian (King Priam), Barrie Ingham (Paris) , Frances White (Cassandra), John Luxton (Messenger), James Lynn (Troilus), Adrienne Hill (Katarina)
Produced by John Wiles
Directed by Michael Leeston-Smith
'Temple of Secrets' - 16th October, 1965 @ 5.50pm - 6.15pm
'Small Prophet, Quick Return' - 23th October, 1965 @ 5.50pm - 6.15pm
'Death of a Spy' - 30th October, 1965 @ 5.50pm - 6.15pm
'Horse of Destruction' - 6th November, 1965 @ 5.50pm - 6.15pm
*Featuring the Doctor, Vicki and Steven
*All episodes are missing but audio recordings exist
*Working titles: 'Dr Who and the Mythmakers'; also Ep 1 - 'Zeus Ex Machina' and Ep 3 - 'Is There a Doctor in the Horse?'