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* KillEmAll: Most of Steven's allies in the story are historical victims of the massacre.


The TARDIS materialises in [[UsefulNotes/FrenchWarsOfReligion Paris, 1572]], and the Doctor wanders off to visit a famous apothecary while Steven falls in with a group of Huguenots (French Protestants) from the household of Admiral de Coligny. Steven and his new friends rescue Anne Chaplet, a serving-girl, from some guards and hear of a plan by the Queen Mother, UsefulNotes/CatherineDeMedici, to massacre all French Protestants. Meanwhile, the Abbot of Amboise-- a {{Doppelganger}} of the Doctor-- is executed by the authorities for failing to have de Coligny assassinated, giving Steven quite a shock when he finds the body in a gutter.

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The TARDIS materialises in [[UsefulNotes/FrenchWarsOfReligion Paris, 1572]], and the Doctor wanders off to visit a famous apothecary while Steven falls in with a group of Huguenots (French Protestants) from the household of Admiral de Coligny. Steven and his new friends rescue Anne Chaplet, a serving-girl, from some guards and hear of a plan by the Queen Mother, UsefulNotes/CatherineDeMedici, to massacre all French Protestants. Meanwhile, the Abbot of Amboise-- Amboise -- a {{Doppelganger}} of the Doctor-- Doctor -- is executed by the authorities for failing to have de Coligny assassinated, giving Steven quite a shock when he finds the body in a gutter.
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* TheBadGuyWins / KarmaHoudini: Sadly, all too much TruthInTelevision.

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* TheBadGuyWins / KarmaHoudini: TheBadGuyWins[=/=]KarmaHoudini: Sadly, all too much TruthInTelevision.



* ContinuityCavalcade: After Steven leaves, the Doctor mentions Susan, Ian Barbara and Vicki and how they left him. And then Dodo appears.

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* ContinuityCavalcade: After Steven leaves, the Doctor mentions Susan, Ian Barbara Ian, Barbara, and Vicki and how they left him. And then Dodo appears.

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Episodes: "War of God", "The Sea Beggar", "Priest of Death", "Bell of Doom". All four episodes are missing.


The TARDIS materialises in [[UsefulNotes/FrenchWarsOfReligion Paris, 1572]], and the Doctor wanders off to visit a famous apothecary while Steven falls in with a group of Huguenots (French Protestants) from the household of Admiral de Coligny. Steven and his new friends rescue Anne Chaplet, a serving-girl, from some guards and hear of a plan by the Queen Mother, Catherine de Medici, to massacre all French Protestants. Meanwhile, the Abbot of Amboise-- a {{Doppelganger}} of the Doctor-- is executed by the authorities for failing to have de Coligny assassinated, giving Steven quite a shock when he finds the body in a gutter.

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The TARDIS materialises in [[UsefulNotes/FrenchWarsOfReligion Paris, 1572]], and the Doctor wanders off to visit a famous apothecary while Steven falls in with a group of Huguenots (French Protestants) from the household of Admiral de Coligny. Steven and his new friends rescue Anne Chaplet, a serving-girl, from some guards and hear of a plan by the Queen Mother, Catherine de Medici, UsefulNotes/CatherineDeMedici, to massacre all French Protestants. Meanwhile, the Abbot of Amboise-- a {{Doppelganger}} of the Doctor-- is executed by the authorities for failing to have de Coligny assassinated, giving Steven quite a shock when he finds the body in a gutter.


The TARDIS materialises in Paris, 1572, and the Doctor wanders off to visit a famous apothecary while Steven falls in with a group of Huguenots (French Protestants) from the household of Admiral de Coligny. Steven and his new friends rescue Anne Chaplet, a serving-girl, from some guards and hear of a plan by the Queen Mother, Catherine de Medici, to massacre all French Protestants. Meanwhile, the Abbot of Amboise-- a {{Doppelganger}} of the Doctor-- is executed by the authorities for failing to have de Coligny assassinated, giving Steven quite a shock when he finds the body in a gutter.

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The TARDIS materialises in [[UsefulNotes/FrenchWarsOfReligion Paris, 1572, 1572]], and the Doctor wanders off to visit a famous apothecary while Steven falls in with a group of Huguenots (French Protestants) from the household of Admiral de Coligny. Steven and his new friends rescue Anne Chaplet, a serving-girl, from some guards and hear of a plan by the Queen Mother, Catherine de Medici, to massacre all French Protestants. Meanwhile, the Abbot of Amboise-- a {{Doppelganger}} of the Doctor-- is executed by the authorities for failing to have de Coligny assassinated, giving Steven quite a shock when he finds the body in a gutter.


Written by John Lucarotti and Donald Tosh. This serial first aired February 5-26, 1966.

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Written by John Lucarotti and Donald Tosh. This four-episode serial first aired from February 5-26, 1966.


Written by John Lucarotti and Donald Tosh. This serial first aired February 5, 1966.

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Written by John Lucarotti and Donald Tosh. This serial first aired February 5, 5-26, 1966.


Written by John Lucarotti and Donald Tosh. This episode first aired February 5, 1966.

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Written by John Lucarotti and Donald Tosh. This episode serial first aired February 5, 1966.

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Written by John Lucarotti and Donald Tosh. This episode first aired February 5, 1966.

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* BigBad: Catherine de Medici.


The one where a lot of people die. Well it's not called "The Pleasant Walk in the Park", now is it?

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The one where the companion is the protagonist for the first time. And also where a lot of people die. Well it's not called "The Pleasant Walk die in the Park", now is it?
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Steven heads back to the TARDIS at the apothecary's shop and the two depart just as the massacre begins. Steven is furious that the Doctor refuses to save Anne from the massacre and storms off once the TARDIS lands again on Wimbledon Common. While he's gone, a girl enters the TARDIS looking for help from the Police. When Steven returns to warn of the approach of two policemen, the newcomer tells him and the Doctor that her name is Dodo Chaplet-- a descendant of Anne? The Doctor hits the "dematerialise" button, once again kidnapping a companion. Steven is outraged but Dodo doesn't seem to mind.

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Steven heads back to the TARDIS at the apothecary's shop and the two depart just as the massacre begins. Steven is furious that the Doctor refuses to save Anne from the massacre and storms off once the TARDIS lands again on Wimbledon Common. While he's gone, The Doctor is clearly depressed by Steven's departure in these unpleasant circumstances, and regrets the fact that he has been abandoned by all his companions so far, with each preferring to return home or finding a new one: Susan, Ian, Barbara, Vicki and now Steven. The Doctor even seriously considers returning to his home planet, but for some reason, he concludes that he cannot return.

Suddenly,
a girl enters the TARDIS looking for help from the Police. When Steven returns to warn of the approach of two policemen, the newcomer tells him and the Doctor that her name is Dodo Chaplet-- Chaplet. Could she be a descendant of Anne? The Doctor hits the "dematerialise" button, once again kidnapping a companion. Steven is outraged but Dodo doesn't seem to mind.


* OopNorth: Dodo has a Manchester accent.

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* OopNorth: Dodo has a Manchester accent.[[note]]Which will have mysteriously disappeared by the start of the next story.[[/note]]


* DeadlyDecadentCourt: Yup.

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* DeadlyDecadentCourt: DecadentCourt: Yup.


The one where a lot of people die.

Well it's not called "The Pleasant Walk in the Park", now is it?

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The one where a lot of people die.

die. Well it's not called "The Pleasant Walk in the Park", now is it?



The TARDIS materialises in Paris, 1572, and the Doctor wanders off to visit a famous apothecary while Steven falls in with a group of Huguenots (French Protestants) from the household of Admiral de Coligny.

Steven and his new friends rescue Anne Chaplet, a serving-girl, from some guards and hear of a plan by the Queen Mother, Catherine de Medici, to massacre all French Protestants.

Meanwhile, the Abbot of Amboise-- a {{Doppelganger}} of the Doctor-- is executed by the authorities for failing to have de Coligny assassinated, giving Steven quite a shock when he finds the body in a gutter.

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The TARDIS materialises in Paris, 1572, and the Doctor wanders off to visit a famous apothecary while Steven falls in with a group of Huguenots (French Protestants) from the household of Admiral de Coligny.

Coligny. Steven and his new friends rescue Anne Chaplet, a serving-girl, from some guards and hear of a plan by the Queen Mother, Catherine de Medici, to massacre all French Protestants.

Protestants. Meanwhile, the Abbot of Amboise-- a {{Doppelganger}} of the Doctor-- is executed by the authorities for failing to have de Coligny assassinated, giving Steven quite a shock when he finds the body in a gutter.




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* ADayInTheLimelight: Not only is this the first serial to feature a single companion, Steven is the central character throughout as, while Creator/WilliamHartnell is present as the Abbot, the ''Doctor'' only appears in the first and last episodes.

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* ADayInTheLimelight: Not only is this the first serial to feature a single companion, Steven is the central character throughout as, while Creator/WilliamHartnell is present as the Abbot, the ''Doctor'' only appears in the first and last episodes. It is also the only serial in the classic series that is focused more on the companion than on the Doctor.



* DarkerAndEdgier: One of the darkest ''Who'' serials ever.

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* DarkerAndEdgier: One of the darkest ''Who'' serials ever.ever, ending with the deaths of thousands of people, and the Doctor and Steven are unable to do anything to intervene. Or rather, the Doctor prevents Steven from intervening, causing a fight between them.



* TheGoodOldBritishComp: Dodo is in school uniform when she enters the TARDIS.



* MoodWhiplash: The story ends with the darkest sequence of events in the entire series thus far. The Doctor forcibly transports Steven to 1960s London to escape the massacre, abandoning Anne. He [[WhatTheHellHero rages at the Doctor about how amoral he is]] and [[ScrewThisImOutOfHere storms out of the TARDIS]], leaving the Doctor behind to perform some ThinkingOutLoud about how everyone leaves him and [[DespairEventHorizon he has no control and nowhere to go]]. This is suddenly interrupted by Dodo accidentally walking in on him, deciding to travel with him in about two minutes of conversation, and then Steven returning with no explanation to suggest that Dodo might be one of Anne's descendants.

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* MoodWhiplash: The story begins as a harmless, historical serial,... and then it ends with the darkest sequence of events in the entire series thus far. The Doctor forcibly transports Steven to 1960s London to escape the massacre, abandoning Anne. He [[WhatTheHellHero rages at the Doctor about how amoral he is]] and [[ScrewThisImOutOfHere storms out of the TARDIS]], leaving the Doctor behind to perform some ThinkingOutLoud about how everyone leaves him and [[DespairEventHorizon he has no control and nowhere to go]]. This is suddenly interrupted by Dodo accidentally walking in on him, deciding to travel with him in about two minutes of conversation, and then Steven returning with no explanation to suggest that Dodo might be one of Anne's descendants.



* TheGoodOldBritishComp: Dodo is in school uniform when she enters the TARDIS.


The one where a lot of people die.

Well it's not called "The Pleasant Walk in the Park", now is it?

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The one where a lot of people die.

die. Well it's not called "The Pleasant Walk in the Park", now is it?



The TARDIS materialises in Paris, 1572, and the Doctor wanders off to visit a famous apothecary while Steven falls in with a group of Huguenots (French Protestants) from the household of Admiral de Coligny.

Steven and his new friends rescue Anne Chaplet, a serving-girl, from some guards and hear of a plan by the Queen Mother, Catherine de Medici, to massacre all French Protestants.

Meanwhile, the Abbot of Amboise-- a {{Doppelganger}} of the Doctor-- is executed by the authorities for failing to have de Coligny assassinated, giving Steven quite a shock when he finds the body in a gutter.

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The TARDIS materialises in Paris, 1572, and the Doctor wanders off to visit a famous apothecary while Steven falls in with a group of Huguenots (French Protestants) from the household of Admiral de Coligny.

Coligny. Steven and his new friends rescue Anne Chaplet, a serving-girl, from some guards and hear of a plan by the Queen Mother, Catherine de Medici, to massacre all French Protestants.

Protestants. Meanwhile, the Abbot of Amboise-- a {{Doppelganger}} of the Doctor-- is executed by the authorities for failing to have de Coligny assassinated, giving Steven quite a shock when he finds the body in a gutter.




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* ADayInTheLimelight: Not only is this the first serial to feature a single companion, Steven is the central character throughout as, while Creator/WilliamHartnell is present as the Abbot, the ''Doctor'' only appears in the first and last episodes.

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* ADayInTheLimelight: Not only is this the first serial to feature a single companion, Steven is the central character throughout as, while Creator/WilliamHartnell is present as the Abbot, the ''Doctor'' only appears in the first and last episodes. It is also the only serial in the classic series that is focused more on the companion than on the Doctor.



* DarkerAndEdgier: One of the darkest ''Who'' serials ever.

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* DarkerAndEdgier: One of the darkest ''Who'' serials ever.ever, ending with the deaths of thousands of people, and the Doctor and Steven are unable to do anything to intervene. Or rather, the Doctor prevents Steven from intervening, causing a fight between them.



* TheGoodOldBritishComp: Dodo is in school uniform when she enters the TARDIS.



* MoodWhiplash: The story ends with the darkest sequence of events in the entire series thus far. The Doctor forcibly transports Steven to 1960s London to escape the massacre, abandoning Anne. He [[WhatTheHellHero rages at the Doctor about how amoral he is]] and [[ScrewThisImOutOfHere storms out of the TARDIS]], leaving the Doctor behind to perform some ThinkingOutLoud about how everyone leaves him and [[DespairEventHorizon he has no control and nowhere to go]]. This is suddenly interrupted by Dodo accidentally walking in on him, deciding to travel with him in about two minutes of conversation, and then Steven returning with no explanation to suggest that Dodo might be one of Anne's descendants.

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* MoodWhiplash: The story begins as a harmless, historical serial,... and then it ends with the darkest sequence of events in the entire series thus far. The Doctor forcibly transports Steven to 1960s London to escape the massacre, abandoning Anne. He [[WhatTheHellHero rages at the Doctor about how amoral he is]] and [[ScrewThisImOutOfHere storms out of the TARDIS]], leaving the Doctor behind to perform some ThinkingOutLoud about how everyone leaves him and [[DespairEventHorizon he has no control and nowhere to go]]. This is suddenly interrupted by Dodo accidentally walking in on him, deciding to travel with him in about two minutes of conversation, and then Steven returning with no explanation to suggest that Dodo might be one of Anne's descendants.



* TheGoodOldBritishComp: Dodo is in school uniform when she enters the TARDIS.

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