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The Executioners

The Executioners

Series Episode Number: 72

World Premiere: Sat 22 May 1965 - 5:41pm BST [BBC One] (United Kingdom)
First Broadcast: Sun 7 Sep 1986 - 11:00pm CDT [WTTW 11 Chicago]
Running Time: 25 minutes 25 seconds

10.00 Million (UK)

Appreciation Index: 57 (UK)

Chart Position: 14 () (UK)

Recorded on Fri 30 Apr 1965 in Riverside 1
Archive State: 16mm t/r



Ian and Vicki are trapped by a tentacled creature on the planet Aridius. Meanwhile, the Doctor and Barbara witness Daleks set off on a mission to eliminate them!


Production Team hide uncredited
WriterTerry Nation
DirectorRichard Martin
ProducerVerity Lambert
DesignerRaymond P Cusick
DesignerJohn Wood
Story EditorDennis Spooner
Incidental MusicDudley Simpson
Title MusicRon Grainer
and the BBC Radiophonic Workshop
Costume SupervisorDaphne Dare (uncredited)
Make-up SupervisorSonia Markham (uncredited)
LightingHoward King (uncredited)
Studio SoundRay Angel (uncredited)
Production AssistantAlan Miller (uncredited)
Film CameramanCharles Parnell (uncredited)
Film EditorNorman Matthews (uncredited)
Vision MixerClive Doig (uncredited)
Grams OperatorClive Gifford (uncredited)
Technical ManagerDickie Ashman (uncredited)
Assistant Floor ManagerIan Strachan (uncredited)
Props BuyerJune Gillespie (uncredited)
Make-Up AssistantPatricia Dove (uncredited)
Floor AssistantTrevor Beckett (uncredited)
DresserBob Gale (uncredited)
Director's AssistantCordelia Crawshaw (uncredited)
Special SoundBrian Hodgson (uncredited)
Title Music ArrangerDelia Derbyshire (uncredited)
Title SequenceBernard Lodge (uncredited)