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A Bargain of Necessity

A Bargain of Necessity

Series Episode Number: 41

World Premiere: Sat 5 Sep 1964 - 5:31pm BST [BBC One] (United Kingdom)
Running Time: 23 minutes 51 seconds

6.90 Million (UK)

Appreciation Index: 53 (UK)

Chart Position: 39 () (UK)

Recorded on Fri 07 Aug 1964 in Television Centre 4
Archive State: Missing



The Doctor is reunited with Barbara at the prison and arranges for her to escape, but Susan remains behind bars. Jules rescues Ian, killing Leon in the process.


Production Team hide uncredited
WriterDennis Spooner
DirectorHenric Hirsch
ProducerVerity Lambert
Associate ProducerMervyn Pinfield
DesignerRoderick Laing
Story EditorDavid Whitaker
Film CameramanPeter Hamilton
Film EditorCaroline Shields
Incidental MusicStanley Myers
Conducted ByStanley Myers
Title MusicRon Grainer
with the BBC Radiophonic Workshop
LightingHoward King (uncredited)
Studio SoundChick Anthony (uncredited)
Costume SupervisorDaphne Dare (uncredited)
Make-Up SupervisorJill Summers (uncredited)
Special SoundBrian Hodgson (uncredited)
Assistant Floor ManagerMichael Cager (uncredited)
Production AssistantTimothy Combe (uncredited)
Title Music ArrangerDelia Derbyshire (uncredited)
Title SequenceBernard Lodge (uncredited)
Technical ManagerMark Lewis (uncredited)
Vision MixerClive Doig (uncredited)
Floor AssistantDavid Tilley (uncredited)
Production SecretaryAnn Earl (uncredited)