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Assassin at Peking

Assassin at Peking

Series Episode Number: 20

World Premiere: Sat 4 Apr 1964 - 5:30pm BST [BBC One] (United Kingdom)
Running Time: 24 minutes 48 seconds

10.40 Million (UK)

Appreciation Index: 59 (UK)

Chart Position: 22 () (UK)

Recorded on Fri 13 Mar 1964 in Lime Grove D
Archive State: Missing



Arriving at Kublai Khan's palace in Peking, the Doctor loses the TARDIS key to the Khan in a game of backgammon. Marco is now convinced of Tegana's treachery.


Production Team hide uncredited
WriterJohn Lucarotti
DirectorWaris Hussein
ProducerVerity Lambert
Associate ProducerMervyn Pinfield
DesignerBarry Newbery
Story EditorDavid Whitaker
Incidental MusicTristram Cary
Costume SupervisorDaphne Dare
Make-up SupervisorAnn Ferriggi
LightingHoward King
Studio SoundDerek Martin-Timmins
Title MusicRon Grainer
Vision MixerClive Doig (uncredited)
MusicThe Eddie Walker Ensemble (uncredited)
PercussionistCharles Botterill (uncredited)
Special SoundBrian Hodgson (uncredited)
Grams OperatorPat Heigham (uncredited)
Assistant Floor ManagerCatherine Childs (uncredited)
Film EditorJohn House (uncredited)
Film EditorElmer Davies (uncredited)
Film EditorRichard Barclay (uncredited)
Production AssistantPenny Joy (uncredited)
Title Music ArrangerDelia Derbyshire (uncredited)
Title SequenceBernard Lodge (uncredited)
Fight ArrangerDerek Ware (uncredited)