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Episode 3

Episode 3

Series Episode Number: 267

World Premiere: Sat 4 Apr 1970 - 5:21pm BST [BBC One] (United Kingdom)
First Broadcast: Wed 15 Oct 1975 - 6:30pm CDT [WTTW 11 Chicago]
Running Time: 24 minutes 38 seconds

8.00 Million (UK)

Appreciation Index: 59 (UK)

Chart Position: 60 () (UK)

Recorded on Fri 27 Feb 1970 in Television Centre 3
Archive State: PAL Restor



The recovery capsule is empty with the astronauts seemingly kidnapped. But Liz notices that the radiation count is high and the Doctor deduces that the occupants were not human.


Production Team hide uncredited
WriterDavid WhitakerInfo
WriterTrevor Ray (uncredited)Info
WriterMalcolm Hulke (uncredited)Info
WriterTerrance Dicks (uncredited)Info
DirectorMichael Ferguson
ProducerBarry Letts
DesignerDavid Myerscough-Jones
Script EditorTerrance Dicks
Special SoundBrian Hodgson (uncredited)
and BBC Radiophonic Workshop (uncredited)
CostumesChristine Rawlins (uncredited)
Make-upMarion Richards (uncredited)
Action by HAVOC (uncredited)
Visual Effects DesignerPeter Day
Film CameramanA A Englander
Film CameramanTony Leggo
Film EditorDon Godden
Incidental MusicDudley Simpson
Title MusicRon Grainer
and BBC Radiophonic Workshop
Studio LightingRalph Walton (uncredited)
Studio SoundGordon Mackie (uncredited)
Technical ManagerBernard Fox (uncredited)
Vision MixerJohn Barclay (uncredited)
Grams OperatorAndy Stacey (uncredited)
Inlay OperatorAlan Gomery (uncredited)
Production AssistantNicholas John (uncredited)
Assistant Floor ManagerMargot Hayhoe (uncredited)
Floor AssistantJohn Turner (uncredited)
AssistantPauline Silcock (uncredited)
Location Make-UpTeresa Wright (uncredited)
Film SoundDoug Mawson (uncredited)
Assistant Sound RecordistMervin Broadway (uncredited)
Film Camera AssistantRoger Twyman (uncredited)
Film Camera AssistantNigel Walters (uncredited)
Videotape EditorJeff Higgs (uncredited)
Videotape EditorRon Bowman (uncredited)
Design AssistantDick Coles (uncredited)
Production SecretarySandra Brenholz (uncredited)
Director's AssistantKate Nemet (uncredited)
Artist BookingBarbara Buchanan (uncredited)
DresserArthur Funge (uncredited)
DresserJean Holder (uncredited)
Title Music ArrangerDelia Derbyshire (uncredited)
Title SequenceBernard Lodge (uncredited)