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The Smugglers

The Smugglers is a serial in the British science fiction television series Doctor Who, which was first broadcast in four weekly parts from September 10 to October 1, 1966.

The First Doctor’s new companions Ben and Polly arrive with him in the TARDIS on the coast of seventeenth century Cornwall. They meet a worried churchwarden named Joseph Longfoot, who lives in fear of "Avery's boys" and, in thanks for the Doctor’s kindness in relocating a dislocated finger, imparts a cryptic message he calls "Deadman's secret key"

For an 'in depth' look, including a super photo novel, follow this link;

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

All four episodes of this serial are considered missing. As usual, the soundtracks and telesnaps survive, along with bits of Australian censor footage. Several brief clips cut by Australian censors for violence were recovered in 1996 and were released on the Lost in Time DVD box set in 2004. Also included in the set is amateur on-location film footage made during production at Trethewey Farm, Trethewey, Cornwall. The soundtrack for the story exists due to fan-made recordings. These have been released on CD together with linking narration provided by cast member Anneke Wills.



Loose Cannon, the Reconstruction Team and assorted fans are recreating these stories. Heres an example from me;



The DWM index by LovingWho is at;

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

A novelisation of this serial, written by Terrance Dicks, was published by Target Books in June 1988.



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