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The Temple of Evil

The Temple of Evil

Series Episode Number: 27

World Premiere: Sat 23 May 1964 - 5:16pm BST [BBC One] (United Kingdom)
First Broadcast: Sun 22 Jun 1986 - 11:00pm CDT [WTTW 11 Chicago]
Running Time: 23 minutes 56 seconds

7.40 Million (UK)

Appreciation Index: 62 (UK)

Chart Position: 25 () (UK)

Recorded on Fri 01 May 1964 in Lime Grove D
Archive State: 16mm t/r
BBC Genome Project: see entry



The TARDIS lands inside an Aztec temple in 15th Century Mexico and become cut off from the ship when they leave the temple to explore.


Production Team hide uncredited
WriterJohn Lucarotti
DirectorJohn Crockett
ProducerVerity Lambert
Associate ProducerMervyn Pinfield
DesignerBarry Newbery
Story EditorDavid Whitaker
ConductorMarcus Dods
Incidental MusicSir Richard Rodney Bennett
Title MusicRon Grainer
with the BBC Radiophonic Workshop
Make-up SupervisorJill Summers (uncredited)
LightingHoward King (uncredited)
Studio SoundJack Brummitt (uncredited)
Technical Manager(TM2)Mark Lewis (uncredited)
Vision MixerClive Doig (uncredited)
Set DecoratorC Oldnan (uncredited)
Production AssistantRon Craddock (uncredited)
Assistant Floor ManagerKen Howard (uncredited)
Floor AssistantBernard Havard (uncredited)
Special SoundBrian Hodgson (uncredited)
ResearcherJoan Rodker (uncredited)
Director's AssistantJune McMullen (uncredited)
Producer's SecretaryValerie Speyer (uncredited)
Title Music ArrangerDelia Derbyshire (uncredited)
Title SequenceBernard Lodge (uncredited)
Grams OperatorPat Heigham (uncredited)
Costume SupervisorDaphne Dare (uncredited)
Costume SupervisorTony Pearce (uncredited)