• title card: The Far Distant Dead superimposed on a hurricane-struck village
  • publicity still: Dr Keel treats the injured villagers
  • publicity still: Dr Keel visits the widow of the poisoned man
  • publicity still: Dr Keel speaks to Mateos
  • publicity still: Drs Keel and Sandoval question Caron
  • publicity still: Dr Sandoval pulls a gun on Zeebrugge

Series 1 - Episode 21
The Far Distant Dead

by John Lucarotti

Production completed: 14 August 1961. First transmission: 19 August 1961

As a cyclone ravages Mexico City, Dr Keel and Dr Sandoval struggle to help the victims. The suffering is intensified becuase some donated cooking oil is revealed to be hydraulic fluid in the wrong tins. The two doctors track down the history of the cans via a trader in Marseilles and discover that a financier named Zeebrugge was responsible for the deception. Dr Sandoval tries to kill the financier, but Keel prefers to make an arrest.


Teleplay by John Lucarotti regularDoctor Who
"The Avengers" Theme composed and played by Johnny Dankworth regular
Designed by Robert Fuest regular
Producer Leonard White regularCallanPolice Surgeon
Directed by Peter Hammond regular


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