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Episode 5

Series Episode Number: 262

World Premiere: Sat 28 Feb 1970 - 5:16pm BST [BBC One] (United Kingdom)
First Broadcast: Tue 3 Feb 1976 - 10:00pm CST [WTTW 11 Chicago]
Running Time: 23 minutes 58 seconds

7.50 Million (UK)

Appreciation Index: 58 (UK)

Chart Position: 52 () (UK)

Recorded on Mon 12 Jan 1970 in Television Centre 1
Archive State: PAL Restor

When the Silurian leader is killed, all hopes of peace are lost. The Silurians infect Major Baker with a virus deadly to humans and release him to spread the infection.

Production Team hide uncredited
WriterMalcolm Hulke
DirectorTimothy Combe
ProducerBarry Letts
DesignerBarry Newbery
Script EditorTerrance Dicks
Visual Effects DesignerJim Ward
Incidental MusicCarey Blyton
Conducted ByCarey Blyton
Title MusicRon Grainer
and BBC Radiophonic Workshop
Videotape EditorSam Upton (uncredited)
Film CameramanFred Hamilton (uncredited)
Film EditorBill Huthbert (uncredited)
CostumesChristine Rawlins (uncredited)
Make-upMarion Richards (uncredited)
Studio LightingRalph Walton (uncredited)
Studio SoundJohn Staple (uncredited)
Make-upTeresa Wright (uncredited)
Special SoundBrian Hodgson (uncredited)
Production AssistantChris D'Oyly-John (uncredited)
Assistant Floor ManagerSue Hedden (uncredited)
and BBC Radiophonic Workshop (uncredited)
Vision MixerMike Catherwood (uncredited)
Grams OperatorJohn Sanderford (uncredited)
Technical ManagerBernard Fox (uncredited)
Floor AssistantJohn Norton (uncredited)
Location CaterersMossberry Williams (uncredited)
Artist BookingBarbara Buchanan (uncredited)
Title Music ArrangerDelia Derbyshire (uncredited)
Title SequenceBernard Lodge (uncredited)
Technical AdviceDavid Jarvis (uncredited)