Doctor Who: Season 3, Episode 34

A Holiday for the Doctor (30 Apr. 1966)

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The TARDIS arrives in Tombstone, Arizona in 1891. Where the Doctor is looking for a dentist when he has a toothache, where The Doctor finds the local dentist is the famous Doc Holliday who ... See full summary »

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The TARDIS arrives in Tombstone, Arizona in 1891. Where the Doctor is looking for a dentist when he has a toothache, where The Doctor finds the local dentist is the famous Doc Holliday who is in a feud with The Clanton Brothers and their hired gunfighter Johnny Ringo, whilst local sheriff Wyatt Earp is trying to keep the peace. The Doctor, Steven and Dodo find themselves joining forces with The Clanton Brothers and Sheriff Wyatt Earp. Written by Daniel Williamson

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Fan consultant Ian Levine said of The Gunfighters in 1988, "This story, in short, should never have been made, and will forever remain a true embarrassment to Doctor Who". See more »

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Doc Holliday is still practising dentistry, even though the episode is set more than four years after he last publicly offered his services as a dentist. See more »

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[first lines]
Ike Clanton: Now, why for did you do a fool thing like that?
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Featured in The End of the Line? (2011) See more »

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The Ballad of the Last Chance Saloon
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The Gunfighters: Part 1 - Hit and miss western adventure
19 August 2014 | by (South Wales, UK) – See all my reviews

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The Gunfighters is a 4 part story beginning with A Holiday For The Doctor.

This story is a semi comedic escapade for the TARDIS crew in the wild west. The comedy works very well at times but not all the time. The drama too is sometimes successfully executed and other times it is a bit of a mess.

It is set around the lead up to the gunfight at the OK Corral in the wild west town of Tombstone 1881. William Hartnell is great in this story and Peter Purves is also strong but overall the story is patchy in its writing and in its on screen production values.

An interesting attempt to do something different, not wholly successful but an entertaining romp at times at least.


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