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The Ordeal

The Ordeal

Series Episode Number: 10

World Premiere: Sat 25 Jan 1964 - 5:15pm GMT [BBC One] (United Kingdom)
First Broadcast: Fri 8 Aug 2014 - 8:30pm EDT [Retro TV]
Running Time: 26 minutes 14 seconds

10.40 Million (UK)

Appreciation Index: 63 (UK)

Chart Position: 29 () (UK)

Recorded on Fri 03 Jan 1964 in Lime Grove D
Archive State: 16mm t/r



The Doctor and Susan are once again taken prisoner by the Daleks. In the mountains, Ian, Barbara and the Thals must negotiate a vast chasm to reach the city.


Production Team hide uncredited
WriterTerry Nation
DirectorRichard Martin
ProducerVerity Lambert
Associate ProducerMervyn Pinfield
DesignerJeremy Davies
Story EditorDavid Whitaker
Incidental MusicTristram Cary
Title MusicRon Grainer
with the BBC Radiophonic Workshop
Costume SupervisorDaphne Dare (uncredited)
Make-up SupervisorElizabeth Blattner (uncredited)
LightingJohn Treays (uncredited)
Sound SupervisorJack Brummitt (uncredited)
Vision MixerClive Doig (uncredited)
Special Effects Shawcraft Ltd (uncredited)
Special SoundBrian Hodgson (uncredited)
Floor AssistantRobert Fort (uncredited)
Technical Manager(TM2)Mark Lewis (uncredited)
Grams OperatorAdrian Bishop-Lagget (uncredited)
Assistant Floor ManagerJeremy Hare (uncredited)
Film CameramanStewart Farnell (uncredited)
Film EditorTed Walter (uncredited)
Production AssistantNorman Stewart (uncredited)
Title Music ArrangerDelia Derbyshire (uncredited)
Title SequenceBernard Lodge (uncredited)
Production SecretaryMeg Hornby (uncredited)
Production SecretarySusan Pugh (uncredited)