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Episode 6

Episode 6

Series Episode Number: 263

World Premiere: Sat 7 Mar 1970 - 5:15pm BST [BBC One] (United Kingdom)
First Broadcast: Wed 1 Oct 2014 - 8:30pm EDT [Retro TV]
Running Time: 24 minutes 15 seconds

7.20 Million (UK)

Appreciation Index: 57 (UK)

Chart Position: 63 () (UK)

Recorded on Mon 19 Jan 1970 in Television Centre 8
Archive State: PAL Restor



As the Silurian plague quickly spreads, the Doctor desperately searches for a cure. But the Silurians are aware of the Doctor's efforts and intend to stop him.


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)
and BBC Radiophonic Workshop (uncredited)
Production AssistantChris D'Oyly-John (uncredited)
Assistant Floor ManagerSue Hedden (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)