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Episode One

Episode One

Series Episode Number: 289

World Premiere: Sat 13 Mar 1971 - 5:15pm BST [BBC One] (United Kingdom)
First Broadcast: Tue 25 Nov 1975 - 6:30pm CST [WTTW 11 Chicago]
Running Time: 23 minutes 51 seconds

7.30 Million (UK)


Chart Position: 57 () (UK)

Recorded on Fri 22 Jan 1971 in TC3
Archive State: PAL 2 VT



Axos lands on Earth. The Axons ask only to be allowed to repair their damaged ship and offer the gift of the miraculous Axonite in return. But the Axons aren't all that they seem.


Production Team hide uncredited
WriterBob Baker
WriterDave Martin
DirectorMichael Ferguson
ProducerBarry Letts
DesignerKenneth Sharp
Script EditorTerrance Dicks
Studio LightingRalph Walton
Studio SoundDave Kitchen
CostumesBarbara Lane
Make-upJan Harrison
Visual Effects DesignerJohn Horton
Film CameramanA A Englander
Film EditorBob Rymer
Fight Arranger HAVOC
Special SoundBrian Hodgson
Incidental MusicDudley Simpson
Title MusicRon Grainer
Title Music BBC Radiophonic Workshop
Production AssistantMarion McDougall (uncredited)
Assistant Floor ManagerRoselyn Parker (uncredited)
Technical ManagerBernard Fox (uncredited)
Grams OperatorLinton Howell-Hughes (uncredited)
Senior CameramanPeter Granger (uncredited)
Vision MixerMike Catherwood (uncredited)
Floor AssistantChris Fox (uncredited)
Videotape EditorGeoff Higgs (uncredited)
Props BuyerRay Warwick (uncredited)
GripBill Paget (uncredited)
Costume AssistantAndrew Rose (uncredited)
Costume AssistantRobert Springett (uncredited)
Make-Up AssistantJudy Kaine (uncredited)
Make-Up AssistantVicky Thomas (uncredited)
Film SoundLes Collins (uncredited)
Artist BookingSybil Cave (uncredited)
Location BookerJennie Betts (uncredited)
Film Camera AssistantDavid Evans (uncredited)
Film Sound AssistantAlec Christison (uncredited)
Visual Effects AssistantPeter Logan (uncredited)
Production SecretarySarah Newman (uncredited)
Axon CostumesJules Baker (uncredited)
Location Caterer Cinefood (uncredited)
Visual Effects AssistantDave Havard (uncredited)
Visual Effects AssistantColin Mapson (uncredited)
Visual Effects AssistantJim Ward (uncredited)
AssistantSue Stapely (uncredited)
Title Music ArrangerDelia Derbyshire (uncredited)
Title SequenceBernard Lodge (uncredited)