Doctor Who: Season 2, Episode 23

The Knight of Jaffa (3 Apr. 1965)

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While the Doctor, Ian, and Vicki are drawn into the intrigues of King Richard's court, Barbara has to cope with an impatient Saladin and the vengeful El Akir.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
William Russell ...
Jacqueline Hill ...
Maureen O'Brien ...
Roger Avon ...
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Bruce Wightman ...
Reg Pritchard ...
Tony Caunter ...
Robert Lankesheer ...
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While the Doctor, Ian, and Vicki are drawn into the intrigues of King Richard's court, Barbara has to cope with an impatient Saladin and the vengeful El Akir.

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This episode takes place in Palestine in 1190. See more »


Richard the Lionheart: [tapping his sword on each of Ian's shoulders] In the name of God, St. Michael, and St. George, we dub you Sir Ian, Knight of Jaffa. Arise Sir Ian and be valiant.
[holds out his hand and Ian kisses it]
Ian Chesterton: Your majesty.
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The Crusade: Episode 2 - wonderful historical drama, sheer class
12 August 2014 | by (South Wales, UK) – See all my reviews

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The Crusade is a four part pure historical adventure starting with The Lion. It is set in 12th Century Palestine, involving King Richard I ('The Lionheart) on crusade and would stand alongside any BBC period drama. It is pure class with a super cast including Julian Glover and Jean Marsh that would grace any Shakespearean stage production. The writer David Whitaker is one of Doctor Who's very best and here the script is beautifully written, intelligent and poetic. The director Douglas Camfield is also one of the series best and he is on top form here as are the regular cast.

The story reaches a peak at Episode 3 which must be one of the finest Who episodes of all time. The other episodes are also top drawer historical drama with exceptional scripts.

Sheer class and an unmissable story.

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