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Episode 7

Episode 7

Series Episode Number: 271

World Premiere: Sat 2 May 1970 - 5:15pm BST [BBC One] (United Kingdom)
First Broadcast: Tue 21 Oct 1975 - 6:30pm CDT [WTTW 11 Chicago]
Running Time: 24 minutes 32 seconds

6.40 Million (UK)

Appreciation Index: 62 (UK)

Chart Position: 80 () (UK)

Recorded on Fri 27 Mar 1970 in Television Centre 1
Archive State: PAL Restor

General Carrington is behind the kidnapping of the ambassadors and intends to turn the world against the aliens by revealing their true identity to the world in a TV broadcast.

Production Team hide uncredited
WriterDavid Whitaker (credit only)Info
WriterMalcolm Hulke (uncredited)Info
WriterTerrance Dicks (uncredited)Info
DirectorMichael Ferguson
ProducerBarry Letts
DesignerDavid Myerscough-Jones
Script EditorTerrance Dicks
Special SoundBrian Hodgson
and BBC Radiophonic Workshop
Studio LightingGeoff Shaw
Studio LightingDave Sydenham
Studio LightingRalph Walton
Studio SoundGordon Mackie
CostumesChristine Rawlins
Make-upMarion Richards
Action by HAVOC
Visual Effects DesignerPeter Day
Visual Effects DesignerIan Scoones
Film CameramanA A Englander
Film CameramanTony Leggo
Film EditorDon Godden
Film EditorChris Wimble
Incidental MusicDudley Simpson
Title MusicRon Grainer
and BBC Radiophonic Workshop
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)