Last updated 09 January 2020


Part One

Part One

Series Episode Number: 588

World Premiere: Tue 1 Feb 1983 - 6:50pm GMT [BBC One] (United Kingdom)
First Broadcast: Mon 3 Dec 1984 - 11:00pm CST [WTTW 11 Chicago]
Running Time: 24 minutes 3 seconds

6.50 Million (UK)

Appreciation Index: 67 (UK)

Chart Position: 103 () (UK)




Caught in a warp ellipse, the TARDIS is drawn to a huge spacecraft orbiting Earth whereupon the Doctor is separated in space and time from Nyssa and Tegan.


Production Team hide uncredited
WriterPeter Grimwade
DirectorPeter Moffatt
ProducerJohn Nathan-Turner
DesignerStephen Scott
Script EditorEric Saward
Title SequenceSid Sutton
Costume DesignerAmy Roberts
Make-up ArtistSheelagh Wells
Studio LightingDon Babbage
Studio SoundMartin Ridout
Technical ManagerAlan Arbuthnott
Senior CameramanRobin Barnes
Videotape EditorRod Waldron
Visual Effects DesignerStuart Brisdon
Video EffectsRobin Lobb
Vision MixerCarol Johnson
Film CameramanGodfrey Johnson
Film SoundRon Brown
Film EditorChris Woolley
Production ManagerAnn Aronsohn
Production AssociateJune Collins
Production AssistantValerie Letley
Assistant Floor ManagerIan D Tootle
Incidental MusicPaddy Kingsland
Special SoundDick Mills
Special Sound BBC Radiophonic Workshop
Title MusicRon Grainer (uncredited)
Title Music ArrangerPeter Howell (uncredited)
Nyssa created byJohnny Byrne (uncredited)
Brigadier created byMervyn Haisman (uncredited)
Brigadier created byHenry Lincoln (uncredited)