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Doctor Who: The Temple of Evil (S1EP27 BBC 23 May 1964)



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The Temple of Evil: The TARDIS arrives on Earth landing in 16th century Aztec society. Barbara goes off exploring – despite the Doctor’s orders not to wander off – and is taken away by the high priest Autloc who believes she is the reincarnation of the goddess Yetaxa. They believe it is a sign that the rains – which are late – will now come. The high priest of sacrifice Tlotoxl recruits Ian to lead their army but he finds he has a rival in Ixta. Ian is less than comfortable with his role when he learns that they are to deliver the human sacrifice to the high priest at the rain ceremony. The Doctor emphasizes that they must not interfere with Aztec rituals, something that does not sit well with Barbara.

guest cast
Keith Pyott
Ian Cullen
John Ringham as Tlotoxl

Writer: John Lucarotti
Director: John Crockett

Original Airdate: 23 May 1964 on BBC
Series: Doctor Who Season 1 Episode 27