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The Waking Ally

The Waking Ally

Series Episode Number: 50

World Premiere: Sat 19 Dec 1964 - 5:40pm GMT [BBC One] (United Kingdom)
Running Time: 24 minutes 29 seconds

11.40 Million (UK)

Appreciation Index: 58 (UK)

Chart Position: 18 () (UK)

Recorded on Fri 16 Oct 1964 in Riverside 1
Archive State: 35mm t/r



Barbara is put to work in the Dalek mine where it is revealed that the Daleks intend to use a bomb to extract the Earth's magnetic core.


Production Team hide uncredited
WriterTerry Nation
DirectorRichard Martin
ProducerVerity Lambert
Associate ProducerMervyn Pinfield
DesignerSpencer Chapman
Story EditorDavid Whitaker
Incidental MusicFrancis Chagrin
Title MusicRon Grainer
with the BBC Radiophonic Workshop
Fight ArrangerPeter Diamond
LightingHoward King (uncredited)
Studio SoundJack Brummitt (uncredited)
Costume SupervisorTony Pearce (uncredited)
Make-up SupervisorSonia Markham (uncredited)
Special SoundBrian Hodgson (uncredited)
Assistant Floor ManagerChristina Lawton (uncredited)
Production AssistantTristan de Vere Cole (uncredited)
Floor AssistantMike Catherwood (uncredited)
Technical ManagerMark Lewis (uncredited)
Director's AssistantCarolyn Bill (uncredited)
Vision MixerClive Doig (uncredited)
Telerecording EditorEddy Walstead (uncredited)
Videotape EditorRon Fry (uncredited)
Design AssistantJohn Stout (uncredited)
Title Music ArrangerDelia Derbyshire (uncredited)
Title SequenceBernard Lodge (uncredited)