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Episode One

Episode One

Series Episode Number: 299

World Premiere: Sat 22 May 1971 - 6:16pm BST [BBC One] (United Kingdom)
First Broadcast: Thu 18 Dec 1975 - 6:30pm CST [WTTW 11 Chicago]
Running Time: 25 minutes 5 seconds

9.20 Million (UK)


Chart Position: 26 () (UK)

Recorded on Tue 11 May 1971 in TC3
Archive State: PAL Restor



The Doctor tries to prevent Professor Horner from breaking into an ancient barrow near the village of Devil's End. Posing as the village vicar, the Master summons dark forces.


Characters hide uncredited
Doctor WhoJon Pertwee
Brigadier Lethbridge-StewartNicholas Courtney
The MasterRoger Delgado
Jo GrantKaty Manning
Mike YatesRichard Franklin
Sergeant BentonJohn Levene
Miss HawthorneDamaris Hayman
Bert the LandlordDon McKillop
WinstanleyRollo Gamble
Prof. HornerRobert Wentworth
Alastair FergusDavid Simeon
HarryJames Snell
GarvinJohn Joyce
Dr. ReevesEric Hillyard
Tom GirtonJon Croft
PC GroomChristopher Wray
CovenRonald Mayer (uncredited)
CovenJohn Tatham (uncredited)
CovenDavid J Graham (uncredited)
CovenJimmy Mac (uncredited)
Man in Pub/CovenMichael Earl (uncredited)
CovenRichard Lawrence (uncredited)
CovenCharles Finch (uncredited)
CovenRoy Pearce (uncredited)
CovenVic Taylor (uncredited)
CovenAlan Lenoir (uncredited)
Lady in PubLily Harrold (uncredited)
Lady in PubMo Race (uncredited)
Old Man with DogJohn Holmes (uncredited)
TV CameramanRobin Squire (uncredited)
TV CrewBruce Humble (uncredited)
TV CrewSimon Malloy (uncredited)
TV CrewRoy Oliver (uncredited)
TV CrewSonnie Williams (uncredited)
UNIT CorporalPatrick Milner (uncredited)