Last updated 09 January 2020


The Escape

The Escape

Series Episode Number: 7

World Premiere: Sat 4 Jan 1964 - 5:15pm GMT [BBC One] (United Kingdom)
First Broadcast: Thu 7 Aug 2014 - 8:00pm EDT [Retro TV]
Running Time: 25 minutes 10 seconds

8.90 Million (UK)

Appreciation Index: 62 (UK)

Chart Position: 45 () (UK)

Recorded on Fri 29 Nov 1963 in Lime Grove D
Archive State: 16mm t/r



Fearful of a Thal attack, the Daleks force Susan to trick the Thals. Realising that the Daleks are planning an ambush, the four travellers try to escape and warn the Thals.


Production Team hide uncredited
WriterTerry Nation
DirectorRichard Martin
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)
Sound SupervisorJack 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)