Last updated 21 March 2020

Part One

Series Episode Number: 474

World Premiere: Sat 4 Feb 1978 - 6:25pm GMT [BBC One] (United Kingdom)
First Broadcast: Mon 11 Feb 1980 - 5:30pm CST [WTTW 11 Chicago]
Running Time: 25 minutes

11.20 Million (UK)

Appreciation Index: 56 (UK)

Chart Position: 28 () (UK)

Recorded on Sun 06 Nov 1977 in TC8

Leela is concerned by the Doctor's strange behaviour when, after a secret meeting with aliens, he returns to Gallifrey and abruptly stakes his claim to the Time Lord presidency.

Production Team hide uncredited
WriterDavid AgnewInfo
WriterAnthony Read (uncredited)
WriterGraham Williams (uncredited)
DirectorGerald Blake
ProducerGraham Williams
DesignerBarbara Gosnold
Script EditorAnthony Read
Costume DesignerDee Kelly
Make-up ArtistMaureen Winslade
Visual Effects DesignerRichard Conway
Visual Effects DesignerColin Mapson
Special SoundDick Mills
OB LightingJohn Sterling
OB SoundIan Leiper
Studio LightingMike Jefferies
Studio SoundAnthony Philpott
Production AssistantColin Dudley
Production Unit ManagerJohn Nathan-Turner
Incidental MusicDudley Simpson
Vision MixerShirley Coward (uncredited)
Grams OperatorJerry Borrows (uncredited)
Assistant Floor ManagerRomey Allison (uncredited)
Technical ManagerErrol Ryan (uncredited)
Floor AssistantRenny Tasker (uncredited)
Floor AssistantSue Williams (uncredited)
Electronic EffectsDave Chapman (uncredited)
OB LightingTommy Thomas (uncredited)
Props BuyerBrenda Barker (uncredited)
K9 OperatorNigel Brackley (uncredited)
OB Engineering ManagerBob Wade (uncredited)
Engineering Co-ordinatorsTrevor Gibbs (uncredited)
Engineering Co-ordinatorsBob Newton (uncredited)
Design AssistantBob Steer (uncredited)
Assistant Costume DesignerDennis Brack (uncredited)
Assistant Costume DesignerTerrance Parker (uncredited)
Assistant Costume DesignerRichard Winter (uncredited)
GraphicsElizabeth Freeman (uncredited)
Scene CrewRon Hasler (uncredited)
Senior CameramanJim Atkinson (uncredited)
Make-Up AssistantNorma Hill (uncredited)
Make-Up AssistantVicky Pocock (uncredited)
Director's AssistantJoy Sinclair (uncredited)
DresserSheila Parkinson (uncredited)
DresserMervyn Beazer (uncredited)
DresserMichael Chard (uncredited)
DresserSteve Cornish (uncredited)
Artist BookingNansi Davies (uncredited)
Artist BookingPhyllis Page (uncredited)
Location BookingCarol Vigurs (uncredited)
Dubbing Sound SupervisorA. Philpot (uncredited)
Music Recording Sound SupervisorD. Miller-Timmons (uncredited)
Music Recording Sound SupervisorA. Edmonds (uncredited)
Music Recording Sound SupervisorL. Gordon (uncredited)
OB CameramanDavid Goutier (uncredited)
OB CameramanAlan Hayward (uncredited)
Title MusicRon Grainer (uncredited)
Title Music ArrangerDelia Derbyshire (uncredited)
Title SequenceBernard Lodge (uncredited)
Title Music BBC Radiophonic Workshop (uncredited)