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The Day of Darkness

The Day of Darkness

Series Episode Number: 30

World Premiere: Sat 13 Jun 1964 - 5:14pm BST [BBC One] (United Kingdom)
Running Time: 25 minutes 30 seconds

7.40 Million (UK)

Appreciation Index: 58 (UK)

Chart Position: 34 () (UK)

Recorded on Fri 22 May 1964 in Lime Grove D
Archive State: 16mm t/r



Tlotoxl is preparing to make his move and have Barbara, the Doctor, Ian and Susan killed. Ian prepares for a fight to the death with the warrior, Ixta.


Production Team hide uncredited
WriterJohn Lucarotti
DirectorJohn Crockett
ProducerVerity Lambert
Associate ProducerMervyn Pinfield
DesignerBarry Newbery
Story EditorDavid Whitaker
Costume SupervisorDaphne Dare
Make-up SupervisorJill Summers
Fight ArrangerDavid Anderson
Fight ArrangerDerek Ware
ConductorMarcus Dods
Incidental MusicSir Richard Rodney Bennett
Title MusicRon Grainer
with the BBC Radiophonic Workshop
LightingHoward King (uncredited)
Studio SoundJohn Staple (uncredited)
Technical Manager(TM2)Mark Lewis (uncredited)
Vision MixerClive Doig (uncredited)
Set DecoratorC Oldnan (uncredited)
Production AssistantRon Craddock (uncredited)
Assistant Floor ManagerKen Howard (uncredited)
Floor AssistantBernard Havard (uncredited)
Special SoundBrian Hodgson (uncredited)
ResearcherJoan Rodker (uncredited)
Director's AssistantJune McMullen (uncredited)
Producer's SecretaryValerie Speyer (uncredited)
Title Music ArrangerDelia Derbyshire (uncredited)
Title SequenceBernard Lodge (uncredited)
Grams OperatorPat Heigham (uncredited)