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This is the Loose Cannon colour recon. (2002 version) "DW Staff Approved"
Original Transmission (UK): Saturday 22nd February 1964 -
Saturday 04th April 1964
Number of Episodes: 7
Writer: John Lucarotti
Producer: Verity Lambert
Director: Waris Hussein (1-3, 5-7)
John Crockett (4)
Episode(s) Reconstructed: Episodes 1,2,3,4,5,6,7
Source Material: Since the recon was made telesnaps have been found for this story. See below.
Audio recorded by David Holman and James Russell
There are no surviving clips for this story
Loose Cannon Says:
This reconstruction features a wealth of previously unseen photographs, many of which are colour. In addition, the Loose Cannon team have painstakingly hand-coloured over 200 authentic black and white photos making Marco Polo the first ever reconstruction to be presented in FULL colour !!!!!
This reconstruction also includes an introduction by Marco Polo himself (actor Mark Eden) and a few other surprises along the way.
As the TARDIS lands on a remote mountainside, the power fails and leaves the Doctor and his companions stranded without heat or water. They are rescued by the Venetian traveller Marco Polo, who tells them it is the year 1289. They join Marco's caravan travelling to the Great Kublai Khan's palace in Peking. Accompanying Marco Polo is the Mongol warlord Tegana, an emissary from the Khan's enemy, Noghai, on his way to discuss peace terms with the Khan.
Believing the TARDIS to be a 'flying caravan', Marco takes it from the Doctor and intends to offer it as a gift to the Great Khan in the hope that he will let him return to Venice. To avoid being stranded in ancient Cathay, the Doctor must repair the ship before they reach Peking. But Tegana has his own plans for the TARDIS and if he succeeds, none of them will even reach Peking...
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