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Assassin at Peking

Assassin at Peking

Series Episode Number: 20

World Premiere: Sat 4 Apr 1964 - 5:30pm BST [BBC One] (United Kingdom)
Running Time: 24 minutes 48 seconds

10.40 Million (UK)

Appreciation Index: 59 (UK)

Chart Position: 22 () (UK)

Recorded on Fri 13 Mar 1964 in Lime Grove D
Archive State: Missing



Arriving at Kublai Khan's palace in Peking, the Doctor loses the TARDIS key to the Khan in a game of backgammon. Marco is now convinced of Tegana's treachery.


Characters hide uncredited
Dr. WhoWilliam Hartnell
Ian ChestertonWilliam Russell
Barbara WrightJacqueline Hill
Susan ForemanCarole Ann Ford
Marco PoloMark Eden
TeganaDerren Nesbitt
Ping-ChoZienia Merton
Ling-TauPaul Carson
KuijuTutte Lemkow
VizierPeter Lawrence
Kublai KhanMartin Miller
Office ForemanBasil Tang
EmpressClaire Davenport
Palace GuardJohn Lee (uncredited)
Palace GuardClem Choy (uncredited)
Palace GuardPhilip Lee (uncredited)
Palace GuardRonald Chee (uncredited)
Court LadyPeggy Sirr (uncredited)
Court LadyViolet Leon (uncredited)
Male CourtierRoy Vincento (uncredited)
Male CourtierHenry Loy (uncredited)
Spittoon Bearer to the KhanHarry Dillon (uncredited)
SoldierClem Choy (uncredited)
SoldierDavid Anderson (uncredited)
Palace GuardGordon Brenworth (uncredited)
Palace GuardCarlton Ngui (uncredited)
Attendant to the EmpressDoreen Tang (uncredited)
Attendant to the EmpressSu Chin (uncredited)
Male CourtierW A Scully (uncredited)
Male CourtierEton F'ong (uncredited)
Court LadyIris Loy (uncredited)
Court LadySuk Hee S'Hng (uncredited)