|“||I said at one point, "Just lock the doors, and we'll do Marco Polo, come on!"||”|
|Air date||22 February - 4 April 1964|
|Written by||John Lucarotti|
|Directed by||Waris Hussein|
|The Edge of Destruction||The Keys of Marinus|
From the telesnaps, it's pretty clear that Susan is in a lesbian relationship with Ping-Cho, making it the first interracial relationship on British TV that wasn't just two white English people one of whom was in blackface or yellowface, so that's something. It's true that when you listen to the reconstruction, it seems more like maybe Susan's just befriending a poor young girl who's sad because she's been arranged to marry a shriveled up old man, but what are you going to believe, the reconstructed soundtrack, or a couple of photos?
Ian Levine currently has the entire serial saved in a safe deposit box somewhere in London. However, due to his stroke, he has forgotten where it is, and it will eventually be disposed of by the bank without actually looking at it. This is probably a tragedy.