Last updated 24 March 2024

Part One

Series Episode Number: 432

World Premiere: Sat 2 Oct 1976 - 6:11pm BST [BBC One] (United Kingdom)
First Broadcast: Fri 9 May 1980 - 5:30pm CDT [WTTW 11 Chicago]
Running Time: 24 minutes 50 seconds

10.50 Million (UK)

Chart Position: 24 () (UK)

Recorded on Mon 05 Jul 1976 in TC8

The TARDIS returns to present day Earth, where Sarah is caught in a rock fall and becomes possessed by the fossilized stone hand of the alien Eldrad.

Production Team hide uncredited
WriterBob Baker
WriterDave Martin
DirectorLennie Mayne
ProducerPhilip Hinchcliffe
DesignerChristine Ruscoe
Script EditorRobert Holmes
Costume DesignerBarbara Lane
Make-up ArtistJudy Neame
Visual Effects DesignerColin Mapson
Film CameramanMax Samett
Film RecordistGraham Bedwell
Film EditorChristopher Rowlands
Studio LightingDerek Slee
Studio SoundBrian Hiles
Special SoundDick Mills
Title SequenceBernard Lodge
Production Unit ManagerChris D'Oyly-John
Production AssistantMarion McDougall
Incidental MusicDudley Simpson
Title MusicRon Grainer
and the BBC Radiophonic Workshop
Technical ManagerFred Wright (uncredited)
Show Working SupervisorJohnny Norris (uncredited)
Vision MixerNick Lake (uncredited)
Inlay OperatorDave Chapman (uncredited)
Studio EngineerKen Ayres (uncredited)
Senior CameramanRonnie Peverall (uncredited)
Assistant Floor ManagerTerri Winders (uncredited)
Grams OperatorMartin Ridout (uncredited)
Design AssistantJudith Lang (uncredited)
Director's AssistantJoy Sinclair (uncredited)
Film Camera AssistantLaurie Bush (uncredited)
Film Sound AssistantJohn Pritchard (uncredited)
Lighting ChargehandDennis Johnson (uncredited)
Film Operations ManagerIan Brindle (uncredited)
Film OperativeJim Hering (uncredited)
Film OperativeJim Short (uncredited)
Film OperativeJohn Phillips (uncredited)
Film OperativeAlan Thompson (uncredited)
Film LightingAlan Muhley (uncredited)
Film LightingGeorge Best (uncredited)
Film LightingDave Child (uncredited)
Film LightingDave Gurney (uncredited)
GripStan Sweatman (uncredited)
Film UnitJohn Dymock (uncredited)
Film UnitJames Guest (uncredited)
Film UnitJames Hughes (uncredited)
Film UnitMary Weston (uncredited)
Film LocationsJennie Betts (uncredited)
DresserMervin Bezar (uncredited)
DresserGail Clarkson (uncredited)
Artist BookingNansi Davies (uncredited)
Artist BookingPhyllis Page (uncredited)
Make-Up AssistantJanet Gilpin (uncredited)
Make-Up AssistantJennifer Hughes (uncredited)
Make-Up AssistantCaroline O'Neil (uncredited)
Props BuyerRoger Williams (uncredited)
Title Music ArrangerDelia Derbyshire (uncredited)