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Part Four

Part Four

Series Episode Number: 553

World Premiere: Sat 21 Mar 1981 - 5:09pm GMT [BBC One] (United Kingdom)
First Broadcast: Tue 7 Apr 2015 - 8:30pm EDT [Retro TV]
Running Time: 25 minutes 10 seconds

6.10 Million (UK)

Appreciation Index: 65 (UK)

Chart Position: 97 () (UK)




With the fate of the universe hanging in the balance, the Doctor and the Master are forced to return to Earth and carry out their plan. But for the Fourth Doctor, it's the endÂ…


Production Team hide uncredited
WriterChristopher H Bidmead
DirectorPeter Grimwade
ProducerJohn Nathan-Turner
Executive ProducerBarry Letts
DesignerMalcolm Thornton
Script EditorChristopher H Bidmead
Title SequenceSid Sutton
Costume DesignerJune Hudson
Make-up ArtistDorka Nieradzik
Studio LightingHenry Barber
Studio SoundJohn Holmes
Technical ManagerTerry Brett
Senior CameramanReg Poulter
Visual Effects DesignerJohn Horton
Video EffectsDave Chapman
Vision MixerCarol Johnson
Videotape EditorRod Waldron
Film CameramanPeter Hall
Film SoundJim McAlister
Film EditorPaul Humfress
Production ManagerMargot Hayhoe
Production AssociateAngela Smith
Production AssistantPatricia Greenland
Assistant Floor ManagerVal McCrimmon
Incidental MusicPaddy Kingsland
Special SoundDick Mills
Grams OperatorGordon Phillipson (uncredited)
Show Working SupervisorChick Hetherington (uncredited)
Floor AssistantSandra Wynne (uncredited)
Design AssistantJo Day (uncredited)
Booking AssistantSheila Hodges (uncredited)
Props BuyersDerek Leigh (uncredited)
Props BuyersJohn Stephens (uncredited)
Film 0perations ManagerGraham Richmond (uncredited)
Film Sound AssistantTim Humphries (uncredited)
Film Camera AssistantJohn Daly (uncredited)
Film 0psJoe Bates (uncredited)
Film 0psRay Davis (uncredited)
Film 0psArthur Goldthorpe (uncredited)
Film 0psMike Smith (uncredited)
Film LightingDave Gorringe (uncredited)
GripGeoff Tookey (uncredited)
GripJohn Phillips (uncredited)
Visual Effects AssistantDave Bezkorowajny (uncredited)
Make-Up AssistantCharlotte Norman (uncredited)
Make-Up AssistantSusan O'Mahony (uncredited)
Make-Up AssistantViv Riley (uncredited)
DresserJane Hickson (uncredited)
DresserCarl Levey (uncredited)
DresserVernon White (uncredited)
Production SecretaryJane Judge (uncredited)
Location CateringPeter Vandrill (uncredited)
GraphicsIan Hewett (uncredited)
Contracts AssistantSarah Bird (uncredited)
BookerJoan Welsh (uncredited)
Title MusicRon Grainer (uncredited)
Title Music ArrangerPeter Howell (uncredited)
Nyssa created byJohnny Byrne (uncredited)
Studio SoundAlan Fogg
Production Unit ManagerAlan Wareing