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Episode One

Episode One

Series Episode Number: 293

World Premiere: Sat 10 Apr 1971 - 6:11pm BST [BBC One] (United Kingdom)
First Broadcast: Mon 1 Dec 1975 - 6:30pm CST [WTTW 11 Chicago]
Running Time: 24 minutes 19 seconds

7.60 Million (UK)


Chart Position: 41 () (UK)

Recorded on Fri 05 Mar 1971 in TC4
Archive State: RSC conver



The TARDIS takes the Doctor and Jo to a barren world in the far future where human colonists are scratching a living. But at night, the colonists are menaced by a monster.


Production Team hide uncredited
WriterMalcolm Hulke
DirectorMichael E Briant
ProducerBarry Letts
DesignerTim Gleeson
Script EditorTerrance Dicks
Studio LightingRalph Walton
Studio SoundDavid Hughes
Studio SoundTony Millier
CostumesMichael Burdle
Make-upJan Harrison
Visual Effects DesignerBernard Wilkie
Film CameramanPeter Hall
Film EditorWilliam Symon
Special SoundBrian Hodgson
Special Sound BBC Radiophonic Workshop
Incidental MusicDudley Simpson
Title MusicRon Grainer
Title Music BBC Radiophonic Workshop
Production AssistantNicholas John (uncredited)
Technical ManagerBernard Fox (uncredited)
Film Sound RecordistDerek Medus (uncredited)
Film Sound AssistantEddie Dougall (uncredited)
Film Camera AssistantAlec Curtis (uncredited)
Visual Effects AssistantIan Scoones (uncredited)
Visual Effects AssistantColin Mapson (uncredited)
Visual Effects AssistantJohn Friedlander (uncredited)
Grams OperatorGordon Phillipson (uncredited)
Vision MixerJim Stephens (uncredited)
Assistant Floor ManagerGraeme Harper (uncredited)
Floor AssistantJohn Turner (uncredited)
Director's AssistantPauline Silcock (uncredited)
Title Music ArrangerDelia Derbyshire (uncredited)
Title SequenceBernard Lodge (uncredited)