The Doctor pretends to be German, disguises himself as an old lady and commits fraud in soon-to-be-a-companion Jamie’s first ever serial
The Second Doctor and his (at this point total of) two companions, Polly and Ben, arrive in Scotland in 1746, just as the Battle of Culloden rages in the background.
Unsurprisingly, they’re drawn into the drama, as they stumble upon a group of Highlanders, one of whom is Jamie McCrimmon – SPOILERS: The longest-running male companion of the Doctor’s on Doctor Who, ever! – and they join forces only to be hunted and/or captured by the English Redcoats in the process.
By the end of it, The Doctor and his friends will have made themselves guilty of blackmail, fraud, wrongful imprisonment and murder.
The last historical serial until 1982’s Black Orchid, The Highlanders is a fun, sometimes hilariously amoral, and sadly completely missing romp of a story. To fully absorb it, have a look at the Loose Cannon Productions reconstruction, have a listen to the audiobook, and – for the love of all that is good and pure in the universe – listen to this Who Back When review!
Fret not, Ponken will add some screenshots to this ep (along with the last few eps on this site) very soon. In the meantime, here’s the tweet that’s mentioned in this podcast ep. Thanks again for sharing, sgamer82!
— Stephen (@sgamer82) July 5, 2015