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Last updated 09 January 2020


The Planet of Decision

The Planet of Decision

Series Episode Number: 77

World Premiere: Sat 26 Jun 1965 - 5:40pm BST [BBC One] (United Kingdom)
First Broadcast: Fri 5 Sep 2014 - 8:30pm EDT [Retro TV]
Running Time: 26 minutes 29 seconds

9.50 Million (UK)

Appreciation Index: 57 (UK)

Chart Position: 7 () (UK)

Recorded on Fri 04 Jun 1965 in Riverside 1
Archive State: 16mm t/r



The Doctor and his friends are taken prisoner by the Mechonoids. There they meet fellow prisoner, Steven Taylor. The Daleks break into the Mechonoid city and a battle commences.


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