Doctor Who – The Time Meddler, 1965
The Time Meddler was the final story in the second series. It marked the first full story for Peter Purves as companion Steven Taylor.
It was also significant in that it would be the first time that William Hartnell was missing. During the recording of episode two Hartnell was on holiday, so although he does not appear in the episode a recording of his voice was used when the Doctor becomes locked in a cell.
Set in the year 1066, Northumbria, just before the battle of Stamford Bridge.
A time travelling Monk is plotting to change the course of history. His plan is to to wipe out King Harold Hardrada’s invasion fleet with neutron bombs before he faces King Harold Godwinson at Stamford Bridge.
William Hartnell – The Doctor
Maureen O’ Brien – Vicki
Peter Purves – Steven Taylor
Peter Butterworth – The Monk
Written By: Dennis Spooner
Produced By: Verity Lambert
Original Transmission Dates: 3rd – 24th July 1965