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The Slave Traders

The Slave Traders

Series Episode Number: 54

World Premiere: Sat 16 Jan 1965 - 5:40pm GMT [BBC One] (United Kingdom)
First Broadcast: Sun 10 Aug 1986 - 11:00pm CDT [WTTW 11 Chicago]
Running Time: 24 minutes 14 seconds

13.00 Million (UK)

Appreciation Index: 53 (UK)

Chart Position: 7 () (UK)

Recorded on Fri 18 Dec 1964 in Riverside 1
Archive State: 16mm t/r



After relaxing at a Roman villa the Doctor is mistaken for a murdered lyre player and targeted by an assassin. Meanwhile, Ian and Barbara are captured by slave traders.