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Doctor Who: The Celestial Toymaker | [Brian Hayles, Donald Tosh]

Doctor Who: The Celestial Toymaker

The travellers arrive in the dangerous domain of the Toymaker, where their failure to win at a series of games could result in them becoming his playthings for eternity. Apparently innocuous nursery characters reveal deadly intent, and for companions Steven and Dodo the stakes are raised with every game of blind man's buff and musical chairs. The Doctor, meanwhile, is rendered invisible and given the challenge of completing the fiendishly difficult Trilogic game.
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William Hartnell stars as the first Doctor in this classic four-episode story from 1966, which pits the TARDIS crew against one of the most powerful enemies they have ever encountered.

The travellers arrive in the dangerous domain of the Toymaker, where their failure to win at a series of games could result in them becoming his playthings for eternity. Apparently innocuous nursery characters reveal deadly intent, and for companions Steven and Dodo the stakes are raised with every game of blind man's buff and musical chairs. The Doctor, meanwhile, is rendered invisible and given the challenge of completing the fiendishly difficult Trilogic game.

This fondly-remembered story, only one episode of which survives in the television archives, is narrated by Peter Purves who also played Steven in the story. Michael Gough is the Toymaker and Jackie Lane is Dodo, whilst Carmen Silvera adopts a number of roles.

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©2001 BBC Worldwide Ltd; (P)2001 BBC Worldwide Ltd

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  • Ned
    Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, United Kingdom
    6/2/07
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    "Macabre & sinister fun"

    One of the more bizare Doctor Who adventures, The Celstial Toymaker sees the film actor Michael Gough put on a sinister turn as the eponymous villain. Played out like a demented gameshow, this imaginative little romp will delight casual listeners and dedicated fans alike.

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