Last updated 09 January 2020


Part One

Part One

Series Episode Number: 658

World Premiere: Mon 5 Oct 1987 - 7:34pm BST [BBC One] (United Kingdom)
First Broadcast: Sun 1 Jan 1989 - 11:00pm CST [WTTW 11 Chicago]
Running Time: 24 minutes 33 seconds

4.50 Million (UK)

Appreciation Index: 61 (UK)

Chart Position: 88 () (UK)




The legendary Paradise Towers is supposed to be the height of luxury but when the Doctor and Mel arrive, they find it is as far from paradise as possible


Characters hide uncredited
The DoctorSylvester McCoy
MelanieBonnie Langford
Chief CaretakerRichard Briers CBE
Deputy ChiefClive Merrison
TildaBrenda Bruce
TabbyElizabeth Spriggs
Fire EscapeJulie Brennon
Bin LinerAnnabel Yuresha
PexHoward Cooke
Blue Kang LeaderCatherine Cusack
Yellow KangAstra Sheridan
Young CaretakerJoseph Young
Red KangLouise Clifford (uncredited)
Red KangMartha Stylianou (uncredited)
Red KangJennie Slade (uncredited)
Red KangJulietta Horde (uncredited)
Red KangRoberta Wells (uncredited)
Red KangElizabeth Gardner (uncredited)
Red KangLottie Winter (uncredited)
Red KangNisha Nayar (uncredited)
Red KangHelen Fung (uncredited)
Red KangChristina Clark (uncredited)
Blue KangLeigh Funnell (uncredited)
Blue KangHeather Mair Thomas (uncredited)
Blue KangLiz Wood (uncredited)
Blue KangTanya Davidson-Jones (uncredited)
Blue KangHarriet Eedle (uncredited)
Blue KangSuzanna Cardash (uncredited)
Blue KangIona Dean (uncredited)
CaretakerRupert Clive (uncredited)
CaretakerJames Carrington (uncredited)
CaretakerAndrew J Bush (uncredited)
CaretakerBarrimore (uncredited)
CaretakerDon Weinstein (uncredited)
CaretakerWilliam Perrie (uncredited)