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The Dead Planet

The Dead Planet

Series Episode Number: 5

World Premiere: Sat 21 Dec 1963 - 5:15pm GMT [BBC One] (United Kingdom)
First Broadcast: Sun 18 May 1986 - 11:00pm CDT [WTTW 11 Chicago]
Running Time: 24 minutes 22 seconds

6.90 Million (UK)

Appreciation Index: 59 (UK)

Chart Position: 67 () (UK)

Recorded on Fri 06 Dec 1963 in Lime Grove D
Archive State: 16mm t/r



The travellers venture out on to the surface of a new world. Everything is dead, but beyond a petrified jungle they see a huge metal city which the Doctor is determined to explore...


Production Team hide uncredited
WriterTerry Nation
DirectorChristopher Barry
ProducerVerity Lambert
Associate ProducerMervyn Pinfield
DesignerRaymond Cusick (uncredited)
Story EditorDavid Whitaker
Incidental MusicTristram Cary
Title MusicRon Grainer
with the BBC Radiophonic Workshop
Costume SupervisorDaphne Dare (uncredited)
Make-up SupervisorElizabeth Blattner (uncredited)
LightingJohn Treays (uncredited)
Sound SupervisorJack Clayton (uncredited)
Vision MixerClive Doig (uncredited)
Special Effects Shawcraft Ltd (uncredited)
Special SoundBrian Hodgson (uncredited)
Floor AssistantRobert Fort (uncredited)
Grams OperatorAdrian Bishop-Lagget (uncredited)
Technical Manager(TM2)Ken MacGregor (uncredited)
Assistant Floor ManagerMichael Ferguson (uncredited)
Film CameramanStewart Farnell (uncredited)
Film EditorTed Walter (uncredited)
Production AssistantNorman Stewart (uncredited)
Title Music ArrangerDelia Derbyshire (uncredited)
Production SecretaryMeg Hornby (uncredited)
Production SecretarySusan Pugh (uncredited)
Title SequenceBernard Lodge (uncredited)