Doctor Who – The Gunfighters, 1966

The seventh story in the third and William Hartnell’s final full season of Doctor Who.  There were two remaining stories in this season and Hartnell would appear in the first two of season four, before that historic moment.

The Gunfighters has never been seen as the show’s finest hour.  It’s original working title was The Gunslingers and it would be the last story to feature different titles for each episode.


The Doctor is in need of a dentist when th TARDIS materialises in the town of Tombstone, Arizona in the Wild West.

It’s not long before The Doctor and his companions get themselves involved with the events leading up to the famous Gunfight at the O.K. Corral.







William Hartnell – The Doctor
Peter Purves – Steven Taylor
Jackie Lane – Dodo Chaplet
John Alderson – Marshall Wyatt Earp
Anthony Jacobs – Doc Holliday


All four episodes remain in the BBC acrchives.


Channel: BBC1
Written By: Donald Cotton
Produced By: Innes Lloyd
Script Editor: Gerry Davies
Original Transmission Dates: 30th April – 21st May 1966

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