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Episode 1

Episode 1

Series Episode Number: 254

World Premiere: Sat 3 Jan 1970 - 5:15pm BST [BBC One] (United Kingdom)
First Broadcast: Mon 8 Dec 1986 - 11:40pm CST [WTTW 11 Chicago]
Running Time: 23 minutes 38 seconds

8.40 Million (UK)

Appreciation Index: 54 (UK)

Chart Position: 54 () (UK)

Recorded in BBC Training Centre,
Archive State: 16mm Colour



The TARDIS takes the newly regenerated Doctor to Earth to begin his exile. Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart leads a UNIT investigation into a mysterious meteorite shower.

The first Doctor Who episode made in colour.

Characters hide uncredited
Doctor WhoJon Pertwee
Liz ShawCaroline John
Brigadier Lethbridge-StewartNicholas Courtney
ChanningHugh Burden
Sam SeeleyNeil Wilson
MullinsTalfryn Thomas
Captain MunroJohn Breslin
Dr. HendersonAntony Webb
NurseHelen Dorward
Corporal ForbesGeorge Lee
UNIT OfficerTessa Shaw
TechnicianEllis Jones
WagstaffeAlan Mitchell
2nd ReporterPrentis Hancock
Dr Lomax (Voice)Ellis Jones (uncredited)
UNIT SoldierIan Smith (uncredited)
(extra)Rachael Hipwood (uncredited)
(extra)Trevor Cuff (uncredited)
(extra)Hugh Wood (uncredited)
(extra)Dave Mobey (uncredited)
(extra)John Hughes (uncredited)
(extra)Robert Needham (uncredited)
(extra)Alan Cooper (uncredited)
(extra)Vicki Maxine (uncredited)
(extra)June Jenson (uncredited)
(extra)David Dewhurst (uncredited)
(extra)Arthur Judd (uncredited)
(extra)Marie Johnson (uncredited)
(extra)Roy Brent (uncredited)
(extra)Victor Crocksford (uncredited)
(extra)Michael Horsburgh (uncredited)
(extra)Patrick Milner (uncredited)
(extra)Antonio de Maggio (uncredited)
(extra)Rosemary Turner (uncredited)
(extra)Lindy Russell (uncredited)
(extra)Bryan Nolan (uncredited)
(extra)Dennis MacTighe (uncredited)
Car Park AttendantDerrick Sherwin (uncredited)



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LinkCredit: Radio Times