Last updated 09 January 2020


Episode 5

Episode 5

Series Episode Number: 219

World Premiere: Sat 12 Oct 1968 - 5:20pm BST [BBC One] (United Kingdom)
First Broadcast: Wed 24 Sep 2014 - 8:30pm EDT [Retro TV]
Running Time: 18 minutes

6.70 Million (UK)

Appreciation Index: 49 (UK)

Chart Position: 84 () (UK)

Recorded on Fri 19 Jul 1968 in Television Centre 3
Archive State: 35mm t/r



The Doctor engages in a battle with the Master, both summoning characters from fiction to fight each other. If the Doctor loses, he will be trapped in the Land of Fiction forever.


Production Team hide uncredited
WriterPeter Ling
DirectorDavid Maloney
ProducerPeter Bryant
DesignerEvan Hercules
Script EditorDerrick Sherwin
Film CameramanJimmy Court
Film EditorMartyn Day
LightingHoward King
SoundJohn Holmes
CostumesMartin Baugh (credit only)
CostumesSusan Wheal (uncredited)
Make-upSylvia James
Visual Effects DesignerJack Kine
Visual Effects DesignerBernard Wilkie
Special SoundBrian Hodgson
Special Sound BBC Radiophonic Workshop
Title MusicRon Grainer
and the BBC Radiophonic Workshop
Fight ArrangerJohn Greenwood
Production AssistantJohn Lopes (uncredited)
Assistant Floor ManagerEdwina Verner (uncredited)
Floor AssistantGavin Birkett (uncredited)
AssistantJudy Shears (uncredited)
Grams OperatorPat Heigham (uncredited)
Technical ManagerFred Wright (uncredited)
BookingsBarbara Buchanan (uncredited)
BookingsHilary Turnbull (uncredited)
Production SecretarySandra Brenholz (uncredited)
Title Music ArrangerDelia Derbyshire (uncredited)
Title SequenceBernard Lodge (uncredited)