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Don't Shoot the Pianist 

With the Clantons believing the Doctor to be Doc Holliday, Wyatt Earp takes him into protective custody but this leaves Steven and Dodo in danger.

Director:

Rex Tucker

Writer:

Donald Cotton
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Cast

Episode complete credited cast:
William Hartnell ... Dr. Who
William Hurndell ... Ike Clanton
Maurice Good ... Phineas Clanton
David Cole ... Billy Clanton
Shane Rimmer ... Seth Harper
Peter Purves ... Steven
Jackie Lane ... Dodo
David Graham ... Charlie
Anthony Jacobs Anthony Jacobs ... Doc. Holliday
Sheena Marshe Sheena Marshe ... Kate
John Alderson John Alderson ... Wyatt Earp
Richard Beale Richard Beale ... Bat Masterson
Lynda Baron Lynda Baron ... Singer (voice)
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With the Clantons believing the Doctor to be Doc Holliday, Wyatt Earp takes him into protective custody but this leaves Steven and Dodo in danger.

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This episode was watched by 6.6 million viewers on its original transmission. See more »

Goofs

A camera is reflected in the window of Doc Holliday's surgery. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Doc. Holliday: Well, Katie, my girl, five minutes should see the end of the man the Clantons think is Doc Holliday. And then I can start trading under another name. What name would you fancy, Kate? Kate?
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Connections

Featured in The End of the Line? (2011) See more »

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The Ballad of the Last Chance Saloon
Performed by Lynda Baron
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Please do shoot the pianist!!!
26 January 2019 | by Sleepin_DragonSee all my reviews

I'm always reminded of those early films, where a pianist is playing random music, accompanying a series of random events, from an over excited cast, Steven looking uncomfortable, Dodo looking grumpy, everyone trying to look tough.

Dodo's poor character is so awkward here, she was so badly served by the writing here.

I just question in this episode, what actually happens, it's twenty five minutes of absolutely nothing, apart from the tough guys thinking the Doctor is Doc Holliday. Every change of scene we are forced to listen to that ghastly song. The Doctor referring to Earp as Mr Werp is quite funny I guess.

The winner here, the production team, it really does look quite excellent, super production values, but those alone can't stop this being a real pain to watch. 3/10


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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 May 1966 (UK) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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