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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.


Production Team hide uncredited
WriterGuy LeopoldInfo
WriterGuy Leopold (uncredited)Info
DirectorChristopher Barry
ProducerBarry Letts
DesignerRoger Ford
Script EditorTerrance Dicks
Studio LightingRalph Walton
Studio SoundTony Millier
CostumesBarbara Lane
Make-upJan Harrison
Visual Effects DesignerPeter Day
Film CameramanFred Hamilton
Film SoundDick Manton
Film EditorChris Wimble
Special SoundBrian Hodgson
Special Sound BBC Radiophonic Workshop
Incidental MusicDudley Simpson
Title MusicRon Grainer
Title Music BBC Radiophonic Workshop
Fight ArrangerPeter Diamond (uncredited)
Production AssistantPeter Grimwade (uncredited)
Assistant Floor ManagerSue Hedden (uncredited)
Vision MixerJohn Gorman (uncredited)
Grams OperatorGordon Phillipson (uncredited)
Film Sound AssistantFrank Brown (uncredited)
Film Sound AssistantDick Boulter (uncredited)
Film Sound AssistantGraham Morris (uncredited)
Film Camera AssistantTony Bragg (uncredited)
Film Camera AssistantJim Black (uncredited)
Film Camera AssistantIan Dabbs (uncredited)
Film Camera AssistantDavid South (uncredited)
Film Camera AssistantPat Turley (uncredited)
Film Camera AssistantPaul Wheeler (uncredited)
Costume AssistantMel Freedman (uncredited)
Costume AssistantDoris Stretch (uncredited)
GripStan Swetman (uncredited)
Location Scene ChargehandJoe Bates (uncredited)
Location Scene CrewReg Davis (uncredited)
Location Scene CrewBarry Dupeiel (uncredited)
Location Scene CrewSteve Phillips (uncredited)
Floor AssistantJohn Norton (uncredited)
Floor AssistantAlex Young (uncredited)
ArmourerAlf Trustrum (uncredited)
Effects AssistantRicky Grosser (uncredited)
Effects AssistantTony Harding (uncredited)
Effects AssistantLen Hutton (uncredited)
Artist BookingSybil Cave (uncredited)
Design AssistantChrissie Lightfoot (uncredited)
Production SecretarySarah Newman (uncredited)
Director's AssistantSue Upton (uncredited)
Make-Up AssistantCheryl Thornton (uncredited)
Make-Up AssistantIrene Walls (uncredited)
Props BuyerGeoff Burford (uncredited)
Title Music ArrangerDelia Derbyshire (uncredited)
Title SequenceBernard Lodge (uncredited)