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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.

Production Team hide uncredited
WriterRobert Holmes
DirectorDerek Martinus
ProducerDerrick Sherwin
DesignerPaul Allen
Script EditorTerrance Dicks
Film EditorWilliam Symon
Film EditorAdam Dawson
Sound RecordistDerek Medus
Film CameramanStan Speel
Film CameramanRobert McDonnell (uncredited)
CostumesChristine Rawlins
Make-upCynthia Goodwin
Special EffectsJohn Horton
Special SoundBrian Hodgson
and the BBC Radiophonic Workshop
Incidental MusicDudley Simpson
Title MusicRon Grainer
and the BBC Radiophonic Workshop
Assistant Floor ManagerLiam Foster (uncredited)
Production AssistantPeter Grimwade (uncredited)
Title Music ArrangerDelia Derbyshire (uncredited)
Title SequenceBernard Lodge (uncredited)
Film Sound AssistantEddie Dougall (uncredited)
GripTed Childs (uncredited)
HairdresserIrene Walls (uncredited)
DresserArthur Funge (uncredited)



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LinkCredit: Radio Times