Last updated 09 January 2020


Part One

Part One

Series Episode Number: 526

World Premiere: Sat 30 Aug 1980 - 6:14pm BST [BBC One] (United Kingdom)
First Broadcast: Sun 15 Nov 1981 - 11:00pm CST [WTTW 11 Chicago]
Running Time: 23 minutes 33 seconds

5.90 Million (UK)


Chart Position: 77 () (UK)




The Doctor and Romana visit the Leisure Hive on Argolis. The Argolins, survivors of a war, run the Hive as a tourist attraction but its future is jeopardised by a series of deaths.


Production Team hide uncredited
WriterDavid Fisher
ProducerJohn Nathan-Turner
Executive ProducerBarry Letts
DesignerTom Yardley-Jones
Script EditorChristopher H Bidmead
Graphic DesignerSid Sutton
Costume DesignerJune Hudson
Make-up ArtistDorka Nieradzik
Studio LightingDuncan Brown
Studio SoundJohn Howell
Technical ManagerBob Hignett
Senior CameramanAlec Wheal
Visual Effects DesignerAndrew Lazell
Video EffectsRobin Lobb
Vision MixerPaul Del Bravo
Videotape EditorRod Waldron
Film CameramanKeith Barton
Film SoundBill Chesneau
Film EditorChris Wimble
Production AssistantRomey Allison
Production Unit ManagerAngela Smith
Director's AssistantCarole Bisset
Assistant Floor ManagerVal McCrimmon
Incidental MusicPeter Howell
Special SoundDick Mills
Title MusicRon Grainer (uncredited)
Title Music ArrangerPeter Howell (uncredited)
DirectorLovett Bickford