First Broadcast: 14th September 1968-12th October 1968 (5 episodes)
Placement: Between The Dominators (Season 6) and The Invasion (Season 6)
Links: A standalone story
The second Doctor is short with a beatles moptop. He tends to act the part of a fool and give events a push in the right direction rather than directly taking control. He also plays the recorder.
Jamie is a scots piper who met the Doctor after the battle of Culluden in The Highlanders (season 4). He is proud of his scottishness and wears a kilt and carries a dirk (knife). The second Doctor leaves most of his action to Jamie.
Zoe is a 21st century astrophysicist who met the Doctor in The Wheel in Space (season 5). She has an eidetic memory and vast reasoning ability.
The story follows on from the end of The Dominators (Season 6), in which the TARDIS is trapped in a lava flow.
There are a large number of literary allusions, most importantly to Gulliver's Travels. A very general knowledge of Greek Mythology, and the fairytale of Rapunzel are also useful.
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