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The Highlanders

The Highlanders is a serial in the British science fiction television series Doctor Who, which was first broadcast in four weekly parts from December 17, 1966 to January 7, 1967.

Following the Battle of Culloden the British army is triumphant over the rebel forces of Bonnie Prince Charlie. When the TARDIS arrives, the Doctor, Ben and Polly encounter fleeing Scots rebels and are taken prisoner by them.

For 'in depth' infomation, including a photo novel, go to;

http://www.bbc.co.uk/doctorwho/classic/episodeguide/highlanders/

All four episodes have been destroyed by the BBC. As with all missing episodes, off-air recordings of the soundtrack exist due to contemporary fan efforts. In August 2000 these were released on CD, accompanied by linking narration from Frazer Hines.



Several brief video clips survive, and were released on the Lost in Time DVD set in 2004.

As usual check out Loose Cannon, The Reconstruction Team and fans to see the latest reconstructions. Heres a tribute to Patrick Troughton from Babelcolour;



A novelisation of this serial, written by Gerry Davis, was published by Target Books in August 1984.



The DWM index can be found at;

http://www.lovingwho.com/DWMIndex/Television/PatrickTroughton.html

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