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Episode One

Episode One

Series Episode Number: 344

World Premiere: Sat 7 Apr 1973 - 6:11pm BST [BBC One] (United Kingdom)
First Broadcast: Sun 26 Apr 1987 - 11:00pm CDT [WTTW 11 Chicago]
Running Time: 24 minutes 51 seconds

11.00 Million (UK)


Chart Position: 9 () (UK)

Recorded on Mon 22 Jan 1973 in TC4
Archive State: PAL 2 VT



Injured by the Orgrons, the Doctor asks the Time Lords to send the TARDIS after the Daleks. Leaving him to sleep and recuperate, Jo goes to explore the planet Spirodon.


Production Team hide uncredited
WriterTerry Nation
DirectorDavid Maloney
ProducerBarry Letts
DesignerJohn Hurst
Script EditorTerrance Dicks
Studio LightingDerek Slee
Studio SoundTony Millier
Visual Effects DesignerClifford Culley
Costume DesignerHazel Pethig
Make-upJean McMillan
Incidental MusicDudley Simpson
Special SoundDick Mills
Title MusicRon Grainer
Title Music BBC Radiophonic Workshop
Assistant Floor ManagerSue Hedden (uncredited)
Film CameramanElmer Cossey (uncredited)
Vision MixerMichael Turner (uncredited)
Film SoundIan Sansam (uncredited)
Film EditorDave Thomas (uncredited)
Production AssistantGeorge Gallaccio (uncredited)
Title Music ArrangerDelia Derbyshire (uncredited)
Title SequenceBernard Lodge (uncredited)
Floor AssistantKen Dodds (uncredited)
Props BuyerBill Bonner (uncredited)
Production SecretarySarah Newman (uncredited)
Director's AssistantCarole Bisset (uncredited)
Grams OperatorGerry Burrows (uncredited)
Make-Up AssistantScota Raqueen (uncredited)
GripTed Childs (uncredited)
GripStan Swetman (uncredited)
Sound AssistantFrank Brown (uncredited)
AssistantJohn Harper (uncredited)
Visual Effects AssistantArthur Beavis (uncredited)
Visual Effects AssistantMartin Gutterridge (uncredited)
Visual Effects AssistantCharlie Stoneham (uncredited)
Music CopyistGeorge Bayton (uncredited)
Artist BookingSybil Cave (uncredited)
Artist BookingEleri Ebenezer (uncredited)
Artist BookingSusan Hopkins (uncredited)



Additional Details


The working title for this episode provided by Terry Nation was "Destinus".
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