Published on August 27th, 2010 | by Andrew Reynolds
Home is Where The Smugglers Was Shot
‘Slowing down…easing up…in freefall’Â While the property market maybe shrugging its shoulders at the economy likeÂ a thickÂ kidÂ looking at a GCSE paper its reassuring to know that Doctor Who induced impulse purchases are still out there contributing to the all round confusion that is our future.
So if you happen to dig behind the sofa and find Â£269,950 you could be the proud owner of this delightful home which over looks the fields where parts of the long since deleted serial The Smugglers was filmed.
This First Doctor tale saw our favourite time traveller (not including Michael French from Crime Traveller) materialising in 17th century Cornwall where pirates led by Captain Samuel Pike (Michael Godfrey)and his henchman Cherub (George A Cooper) are searching for hidden treasure, while a smuggling ring masterminded by the local Squire (Paul Whitsun-Jones)Â is trying to off-load contraband.
Despite falling into the catagory of the early historical ones rather than more heavily science ficition tales of the later serials, the episode is a great little romp through romantic fictions biggest cliches.
The serial led straight into William Hartnell’s final tale TheÂ TenthÂ Planet and was the first for new companions Ben (Michael Craze) and Polly (Anneke Wills)
The three bedroom property is situated in St Levan,Â eight miles from Penzance, Porthcurno, and is close to Nanjizal, Church Cove, Newlyn and Trethewey, the locations used for filming. Even the barns across the road from the house were used at one stage, while more can be seen on the 8mm footage of the location on the Lost in Time DVD.
Click here for the BBC’s photo novel of The Smugglers.
For a virtual Through the Keyhole tour of the property and forÂ more details click here
Not that were suggesting you buy a new home for its tenuous link to Doctor Who but if you did you would haveÂ a special place in geeky nerddomÂ and lets face it, its worth more than money, love, respect from your peers and a satisfying career…right…isn’t it…I’m so alone…