Anneke Wills, who played Polly, reads Terrance Dicks’ novelisation of Brian Hayles’ 1966 serial The Smugglers, a story featuring the First Doctor. The TARDIS lands on the Cornish coast in the 17th century and the Doctor and his new companions, Ben and Polly, stumble upon a plot by the local Squire to receive and offload contraband goods. The time travellers meet the churchwarden, whose last words to the Doctor hint at the whereabouts of hidden treasure.

When pirate captain Samuel Pike learns of this, he kidnaps the Doctor and demands to be given the cryptic clue…

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