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The Feast of Steven 

The Doctor, Steven and Sara visit a Liverpool police station on Christmas Day and a Hollywood film set during the 1920s.


Douglas Camfield


Terry Nation


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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
William Hartnell ... Dr. Who
Peter Purves ... Steven Taylor
Jean Marsh ... Sara Kingdom
Clifford Earl Clifford Earl ... Station Sergeant
Norman Mitchell ... First Policeman
Malcolm Rogers Malcolm Rogers ... Second Policeman
Kenneth Thornett Kenneth Thornett ... Detective-Inspector
Reg Pritchard ... Man in Mackintosh
Sheila Dunn Sheila Dunn ... Blossom Lefavre
Leonard Grahame Leonard Grahame ... Darcy Tranton
Royston Tickner Royston Tickner ... Steinberger P. Green
Conrad Monk Conrad Monk ... Assistant Director
David James David James ... Arab Sheikh
Paula Topham Paula Topham ... Vamp
Robert Jewell ... Clown (as Robert G. Jewell)


The Doctor, Steven and Sara visit a Liverpool police station on Christmas Day and a Hollywood film set during the 1920s.

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Reg Pritchard, who appears as "Man in Mackintosh" had previously played Ben Daheer in The Crusade, and the Doctor seemingly mistakes him for this character. See more »


[first lines]
Sara: Something's gone wrong.
Dr. Who: What's the matter, my dear, hm?
Sara: It's stopped going up and down.
Steven: That's alright, it means we've landed.
Dr. Who: Tut, tut, tut. Dear, dear, dear, dear, dear, yes that scanner's not working.
Sara: Can you mend it?
Dr. Who: Yes I can repair it, of course, which means checking the whole circuit.
Steven: Right let's get started.
Dr. Who: Ah, ah, ah. Don't you dare touch anything.
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Referenced in The End of the Line? (2011) See more »

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There are no words to describe what I have just seen.
14 October 2015 | by zacpetchSee all my reviews

The Daleks' Master Plan is a 12 part epic Doctor Who adventure starring Billy Hartnell as the 1st Doctor. The story is dark, daring, unpredictable and has a twist hidden round every single corner. But the 7th part of the epic is none of those things because it aired on Christmas Day.

The story takes a break here. Instead we see the Doctor with companion Steven and hanger-on Sara arrive outside a police station where the TARDIS is mistaken for an actual police box. There's a bit of farce as the trio try to get back inside it and leave.

Then they arrive on a film set and... God only knows what the hell happens then! There's stuff happening and people doing things and lots of running around with words accompanying the action on screen akin to the silent films of old.

At the end the group are back on the TARDIS and the Doctor breaks the fourth wall by pouring out drinks for everyone and wishing a "Merry Christmas to all of you at home!"

That done, it's off to the next part of the story. The Daleks and Mavic Chen aren't done with our heroes yet – There's still 5 more episodes to go!

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25 December 1965 (UK) See more »

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