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Doctor Who: The Talons of Weng-Chiang, Part Six

The Doctor goes to rescue Leela, Litefoot, and Jago, but miscalculates. Weng-Chiang's true identity is revealed and he sets in motion his plan to return to his own time and place.


Episode Info


Episode number: 14x26
Production Number: 4S
Airdate: Saturday April 02nd, 1977

Director: David Maloney
Writer: Robert Holmes

Alternate Airdates:

France Apr 02, 1977
Ireland Apr 02, 1977

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Guest Stars
Michael SpiceMichael Spice
As Weng-Chiang
Recurring
Deep RoyDeep Roy
As Mr Sin
Recurring
Christopher BenjaminChristopher Benjamin
As Henry Gordon Jago
Recurring
Trevor BaxterTrevor Baxter
As Professor Litefoot
Recurring
Vincent WongVincent Wong
As Ho
Recurring
Main Cast
Tom BakerTom Baker
As The Fourth Doctor

Recap

Leela rips off Weng-Chiang’s mask but collapses from the anesthesia and is taken away. Weng-Chiang, Mr. Sin, and the Tong greet the Doctor. They demand the crystal key and Mr. Sin threatens to kill Leela unless the Doctor turns over the trionic lattice. The Doctor produces the key but refuses to hand it over and warns he can easily break it. He tells Weng-Chiang to order his men to pull back, and then offers him the key once they get to the House of the Dragon so he can collect Jago and Litefoot. Weng-Chiang has no choice but to agree. The Doctor tells Weng-Chiang to leave the girl. Once they’re gone, Leela regains consciousness, takes a knife, and follows them...

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Episode Notes
This episode attracted 9.3 million viewers on initial broadcast.



Episode Quotes
Weng-Chiang: Give me that key and I will spare her life.
The Doctor: Never trust a man with dirty fingernails.

The Doctor: "There’s a one-eyed yellow idol to the north of Khatmandu. There’s a little marble cross below the town."
Professor Litefoot: Kipling?
The Doctor: Harry Champion, 1920.

Leela: Die, Bent Face!

Leela: I shall not plead, but I promise you this. When we are both in the Great Hereafter, I shall hunt you down, Bent Face, and put you through my agony a thousand times!

Weng-Chiang: Let the talons of Weng-Chiang shred your fleeesssh!



Other Episode Crew

CreatorSydney Newman
ProducerPhilip Hinchcliffe
Costume DesignerJohn Bloomfield
Production AssistantRos Anderson
Main Title ThemeRon Grainer
Film EditorDavid Lee (6)
Studio LightingMike Jefferies (1)
Studio SoundClive Gifford
Incidental MusicDudley Simpson
Special SoundDick Mills (1)
Film CameramanFred Hamilton
Visual Effects DesignerMichael John Harris (1)
DesignerRoger Murray-Leach
OB LightingJohn Mason (3)
OB SoundVic Godrich
Film RecordistJohn Gatland
Makeup ArtistHeather Stewart (2)
Fight ArrangerStuart Fell
Title SequenceBernard Lodge
Production Unit ManagrChris Doyly John
 
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