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"Marco Polo" is the fourth story of the first season of Doctor Who.

Marco Polo
Season 1 (1963-1964), Episode 14 to Episode 20
Tegana
Air date 22 February - 4 April 1964
Written by John Lucarotti
Directed by Waris Hussein and John Crockett
Episode guide
Previous
Inside the Spaceship
Next
The Keys of Marinus

Summary[]

The Roof of the World[]

The Singing Sands[]

Five Hundred Eyes[]

The Wall of Lies[]

Rider from Shang-Tu[]

Susanandpingcho

Susan's joke reminds Ping-Cho of her impending marriage

Mighty Kublai Khan[]

Assassin at Peking[]

Background information[]

Links and references[]

Cast[]

  • Dr. Who - William Hartnell
  • Ian Chesterton - William Russell
  • Barbara Wright - Jacqueline Hill
  • Susan Foreman - Carole Ann Ford
  • Marco Polo - Mark Eden
  • Tegana - Derren Nesbitt
  • Ping-Cho - Zienia Merton
  • Man at Lop - Leslie Bates
  • Chenchu - Jimmy Gardner
  • Malik - Charles Wade
  • Acomat - Philip Voss
  • Mongol Bandit - Michael Guest
  • Ling-Tau - Paul Carson
  • Wang-Lo - Gabor Baraker
  • Kuiju - Tutte Lemkow
  • Vizier - Peter Lawrence
  • Kublai Khan - Martin Miller
  • Office Foreman - Basil Tang
  • Empress - Claire Davenport

Uncredited performers[]

  • David Anderson as
    • Caravan warrior (5)
    • Soldier and palace guard (7)
  • Gordon Bremworth as
    • Travelling merchant (5)
    • Mongolian bandit (3,5)
    • Soldier and palace guard (7)
  • David Brewster as a Mongol bandit (5)
  • Ronald Chee as a soldier and palace guard (6-7)
  • Stanley Chen as
    • Travelling merchant (5)
    • Mongol bandit (5)
  • Robert Chow as a travelling gentleman and nobleman (6)
  • Clem Choy as
    • Attendant at Wang-Lo's inn (5)
    • Chinese villager (3)
    • Litter bearer and guard (6-7)
    • Mongolian warrior (1)
  • Harry Dillon as the spittoon bearer to the Khan (6-7)
  • Elton Fing-on as a Mongol caravan porter (3)
  • Eton F'ong as a courtier (7)
  • Kay Fong as a noblewoman (5-6)
  • Maung Hlashwe as
    • Caravan bearer (4)
    • Nobleman at court (6)
  • Irene Ho as a Chinese villager (3)
  • O. Ikeda as
    • Attendant (6)
    • Yeng (1)
  • Lloyd Lam as a travelling gentleman and nobleman (6)
  • Arnold Lee as a Mongolian warrior (2)
  • Boon Wan Lee as a caravan bearer (4)
  • John Lee as
    • Litter bearer and guard (6-7)
    • Mongolian warrior (1-2)
  • Philip Lee as
    • Guard (6-7)
    • Mongol bandit (5)
  • Violet Leon as a Chinese lady of quality (1,3,5-7)
  • L.L. Lim as
    • Attendant at Wang-Lo's inn (5)
    • Caravan bearer (4)
  • Henry Loy as
    • Caravan bearer (4)
    • Male courtier (6-7)
  • Iris Loy as a court lady (7)
  • Valentino Musetti as
    • Mongol bandit (5)
    • Sentry (4)
  • Carlton Ngui as a soldier and palace guard (7)
  • W.A. Scully as a courtier (7)
  • Zohra Sehgal as Ping-Cho's attendant (1-3)
  • Suk Hee S'Hing as Chinese woman attendant and court lady (1,3,7)
  • Peggy Sirr as
    • Chinese villager (3)
    • travelling lady and court lady (6-7)
  • Suchin as an attendant to the Empress (7)
  • Doreen Tang as an attendant to the Empress (7)
  • Aman Tokyo as
    • Attendant (6)
    • Mongol caravan porter (3)
  • Roy Vincente as
    • Male courtier (6-7)
    • Mongolian bandit (3)
  • Ying Wiu as
    • Nobleman at court (6)
    • Way inn servant (4)
  • Santos Wong as
    • Guard (6)
    • Mongolian bandit (3-4)

Crew[]

  • Written by John Lucarotti
  • Directed by
    • Waris Hussein (1-3,5-7)
    • John Crockett (4)
  • Produced by Verity Lambert
  • Sword Fight arranged by Derek Ware
  • Title Music by Ron Grainer with the BBC Radiophonic Workshop
  • Incidental Music by Tristram Cary
  • Costumes supervised by Daphne Dare
  • Make-up supervised by Ann Ferriggi
  • Story Editor - David Whitaker
  • Designer - Barry Newbery
  • Associate Producer - Mervyn Pinfield

References[]

1214; 1252; 1264; 1269; 1271; 1273; 1274; 1277; 1287; 1289

administrator; Ala-eddin; Alexander the Great; Alps; Andes; Asia; backgammon; bamboo; bandit; bean sprout; bird; boat; Buddha; Buddhist; Burma; captain; caravan; Cathay; Cave of Five Hundred Eyes; Cave of the Thousand Buddhas; Cheng-Ting; chess; Chinese language; coal; courier; Crusader; dice; doctor of medicine; the Doctor's walking stick; Earth; elephant; England; Europe; falconry; fire; fish; Genghis Khan; Gobi Desert; gold; gout; Great Khan; Great Steppes; Great Wall; Hamutz; Hannibal; Hashishins; hashish; Himalayas; Holy Land; horse; Hulagu; hunting; India; inn; Kan-Chow; Karakorum; Kashgar; Kashgar Valley; Khan; kowtow; lamb; Lan-Chow; Lop; Marco Polo's journal; Mei-Chin; Mongol; Mongol Empire; monkey; the Moon; mountain sickness; Mount Alamut; Noghai; oasis; Olympus; Pamirs; Peking; Persia; Plain of Pamir; plate; quartz; quicksilver; Samarkand; sandstorm; Shang-Tu; Silk Road; Sinju; sledge; sorcerer; stallion; statistician; Street of the Beggars; Su-Chow; sulphur; Sumatra; Summer Palace; sword; TARDIS key; tea; tiger; Tun-Huang; Venice; Venus; warlord; water gourd; way station; wine; wolf; Yarkand; Yellow River

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