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Part Three

Part Three

Series Episode Number: 378

World Premiere: Sat 18 May 1974 - 5:40pm BST [BBC One] (United Kingdom)
First Broadcast: Thu 11 Dec 2014 - 8:00pm EST [Retro TV]
Running Time: 24 minutes 58 seconds

8.80 Million (UK)

Appreciation Index: 57 (UK)

Chart Position: 22 () (UK)

Recorded on Tue 16 Apr 1974 in TC1 TC6 TC8
Archive State: PAL 2 VT



Following Lupton, Sarah is transported to Metebelis 3 where she is captured by the human villagers. The Doctor uses the TARDIS to follow Sarah, but the spiders are waiting.


Production Team hide uncredited
WriterRobert Sloman
WriterBarry Letts (uncredited)
DirectorBarry Letts
ProducerBarry Letts (uncredited)
DesignerRochelle Selwyn
Script EditorTerrance Dicks
Incidental MusicDudley Simpson
Special SoundDick Mills
Title MusicRon Grainer
Title Music BBC Radiophonic Workshop
Title SequenceBernard Lodge
Visual Effects DesignerBernard Wilkie
Film CameramanFred Hamilton (uncredited)
Film SoundJohn Gatland (uncredited)
Film EditorBob Rymer (uncredited)
Studio LightingRalph Walton (uncredited)
Studio SoundJohn Holmes (uncredited)
Costume DesignerL Rowland-Warne (uncredited)
Make-upDeanne Turner (uncredited)
Production Unit ManagerGeorge Gallaccio (uncredited)
Technical ManagerTommy Dawson (uncredited)
Vision MixerNick Lake (uncredited)
Grams OperatorAndrew Hunter (uncredited)
Assistant Floor ManagerGraeme Harper (uncredited)
Production AssistantMarion McDougall (uncredited)
Floor AssistantGeoffrey Posner (uncredited)
Film Camera AssistantIan Punter (uncredited)
GripJim Gomm (uncredited)
Film Sound AssistantFrank Brown (uncredited)
Film Operatives ManagerHugh Wilson (uncredited)
Film PropsAlbert Crush (uncredited)
Visual Effects AssistantIan Scoones (uncredited)
Visual Effects AssistantRichard Conway (uncredited)
Visual Effects AssistantSteve Bowman (uncredited)
Visual Effects AssistantMat Irvine (uncredited)
Make-Up AssistantSheelagh Wells (uncredited)
Director's AssistantHeather Dunthorne (uncredited)
Inlay OperatorDave Chapman (uncredited)
Title Music ArrangerDelia Derbyshire (uncredited)