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


Production Team hide uncredited
WriterStephen Wyatt
DirectorNicholas Mallett
ProducerJohn Nathan-Turner
DesignerMartin Collins
Script EditorAndrew Cartmel
Graphic DesignerOliver Elmes
Costume DesignerJanet Tharby
Make-up DesignerShaunna Harrison
Lighting DirectorHenry Barber
SoundBrian Clark
Vision MixerShirley Coward
Videotape EditorHugh Parson
Technical CoordinatorRichard Wilson
Studio Camera SupervisorAlec Wheal
Visual Effects DesignerSimon Taylor
Video EffectsDave Chapman
Production ManagerIan Fraser
Production AssociateAnn Faggetter
Production AssistantFrances Graham
Assistant Floor ManagerVal McCrimmon
Title MusicRon Grainer
Title Music ArrangerKeff McCulloch
Incidental MusicKeff McCulloch
Special SoundDick Mills
Stunt coordinatorRoy Scammell (uncredited)
OB LightingIan Dow (uncredited)
OB SoundDoug Whittaker (uncredited)
OB CameramanDavid Hunter (uncredited)
OB CameramanAlisdair Mitchell (uncredited)
Visual Effects AssistantMark Collcutt (uncredited)
Floor AssistantJane Litherland (uncredited)
Costume AssistantCharlotte Palmer (uncredited)
Design AssistantPhilip Harvey (uncredited)
Production SecretaryKate Esteal (uncredited)
DresserBelinda Peters (uncredited)
DresserLena Hansen (uncredited)
DresserLisa Pembroke (uncredited)
DresserTom Reeve (uncredited)
DresserLeslie Bingham (uncredited)
DresserLiz Scammell (uncredited)
DresserBob Springett (uncredited)
Make-Up AssistantSharon Walsh (uncredited)
Make-Up AssistantWendy Holmes (uncredited)
Props BuyerBob Sutton (uncredited)
Props BuyerSteve Dolphin (uncredited)
Studio EngineerDan Shaw (uncredited)
Studio EngineerPeter Brown (uncredited)
Grams OperatorMike Weaver (uncredited)
Lighting ChargehandDerrick Perry (uncredited)
Lighting ChargehandLen Hunt (uncredited)
Lighting ChargehandGeoff Allen (uncredited)
Production OperativeStan Cresswell (uncredited)
Production OperativeBarry Du Pile (uncredited)
Production OperativeDave Rogers (uncredited)
Computer Animation CAL Video (uncredited)
Production Operative SupervisorLes Runham (uncredited)
OB Sound AssistantPeter Hales (uncredited)
OB Sound AssistantDave Roll (uncredited)
OB Vision SupervisorBarry Milne (uncredited)
OB Videotape EngineerDave Lees (uncredited)
Racks EngineerDavid Taylor (uncredited)
Racks EngineerDave Packham (uncredited)
Rigger SupervisorMick Keates (uncredited)
Rigger DriverJohn Cowling (uncredited)
Rigger DriverRon Bentley (uncredited)