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The Survivors

The Survivors

Series Episode Number: 6

World Premiere: Sat 28 Dec 1963 - 5:15pm GMT [BBC One] (United Kingdom)
First Broadcast: Wed 6 Aug 2014 - 8:30pm EDT [Retro TV]
Running Time: 24 minutes 27 seconds

6.40 Million (UK)

Appreciation Index: 58 (UK)

Chart Position: 78 () (UK)

Recorded on Fri 22 Nov 1963 in Lime Grove D
Archive State: 16mm t/r



Looking for Barbara, the Doctor, Ian and Susan discover that they have been exposed to lethal doses of radiation. The travellers are confronted by the city's inhabitants - the Daleks!


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