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"Doctor Who" Guests of Madame Guillotine (TV Episode 1964) Poster

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The three shots of the Doctor walking through Paris, was the first instance of location filming for Doctor Who (1963). The location filming actually took place at Denham and Gerrards Cross in Buckinghamshire. In these shots, Brian Proudfoot had to double for William Hartnell as the Doctor.
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This episode survives only as a 16mm tele-recording.
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The working title of this episode was "Guests of the Guillotine".
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This episode was watched by 6.9 million viewers on its original transmission.
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Brian Proudfoot attended the studio recording so he could shadow William Hartnell to study his movements and walk so he could double for him in the location shoot. According to Carole Ann Ford, this annoyed the actor immensely.
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This episode was thought lost until 1985, when a copy turned up in Cyprus, along with the first and third episodes of The Reign of Terror.
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The first use of an establishing on-screen caption in Doctor Who (1963) is featured in this episode: the word "PARIS" is superimposed over a piece of artwork showing the French capital.
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This episode takes place in France in July 1794.
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Ian only appears in a pre-filmed insert in order to give William Russell a holiday during production.
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This was the first of two William Hartnell era serials that Dallas Cavell has small roles in. The other was Doctor Who: Devil's Planet (1965).
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