Doctor Who (1963–1989)
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A Change of Identity 

Susan and Barbara are rescued by Jules and Jean, two members of the escape chain, while the Doctor gains access to the prison by posing as a revolution official.

Directors:

Henric Hirsch, John Gorrie (uncredited)

Writer:

Dennis Spooner
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Cast

Episode cast overview:
William Hartnell ... Dr. Who
William Russell ... Ian Chesterton
Jacqueline Hill ... Barbara Wright
Carole Ann Ford ... Susan Foreman
Jack Cunningham Jack Cunningham ... Jailer
Roy Herrick ... Jean
Donald Morley ... Jules Renan
James Cairncross James Cairncross ... Lemaitre
John Barrard ... Shopkeeper
Caroline Hunt Caroline Hunt ... Danielle Renan
Edward Brayshaw ... Léon Colbert
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Susan and Barbara are rescued by Jules and Jean, two members of the escape chain, while the Doctor gains access to the prison by posing as a revolution official.

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Trivia

Ian only appears in a pre-filmed insert in order to give William Russell a holiday during production. See more »

Goofs

The opening scene begins slightly too early and an extra can be seen waiting for his mark before walking down the street. See more »

Quotes

Jailer: But I keep telling ya, he's just left to see Citizen Robespierre. Are you sure it's so urgent? Well, what is it about?
Shopkeeper: I want to give him this.
[holds up the Doctor's ring]
Jailer: What is it?
Shopkeeper: Evidence against a traitor!
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Connections

Featured in Dennis Spooner: Wanna Write a Television Series? (2009) See more »

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Decent story, great performances.
3 February 2019 | by Sleepin_DragonSee all my reviews

I like the story, but it's the pure brilliance of William Hartnell who makes this so watchable. I wouldn't exactly call it a fluid story, I find it jars in places, some elements I find hard to believe, such as the stupidity of the Guard, the total nosedive in Susan, who had been tremendous throughout The Sensorites, she's suddenly lost all that spark, and turned into a stroppy teen. However, Ian is great, he's showing ingenuity and audacity, he's suave and clever, but Hartnell is a pure joy, he clearly enjoyed this part, parading around in his fabulous outfit.

It's not perfect, but the performances of Hartnell and Russell make it watchable. 7/10


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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 August 1964 (UK) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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