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Episode One

Episode One

Series Episode Number: 318

World Premiere: Sat 8 Apr 1972 - 5:51pm BST [BBC One] (United Kingdom)
First Broadcast: Mon 29 Sep 1975 - 6:30pm CDT [WTTW 11 Chicago]
Running Time: 24 minutes 25 seconds

9.10 Million (UK)


Chart Position: 29 () (UK)

Recorded on Mon 28 Feb 1972 in TC4
Archive State: RSC conver



The Time Lords send the Doctor to a Skybase above the planet Solos in the 30th Century. The Marshal of the Skybase is determined to prevent Solos achieving independence from Earth.


Production Team hide uncredited
WriterBob Baker
WriterDave Martin
DirectorChristopher Barry
ProducerBarry Letts
DesignerJeremy Bear
Script EditorTerrance Dicks
Studio LightingFrank Cresswell
Studio SoundTony Millier
CostumesJames Acheson
Make-upJoan Barrett
Visual Effects DesignerJohn Horton
Film CameramanFred Hamilton
Film SoundDick Manton
Film EditorDave King
Special SoundBrian Hodgson
Incidental MusicTristram Cary
Title MusicRon Grainer
Title Music BBC Radiophonic Workshop
Production AssistantFiona Cumming (uncredited)
Assistant Floor ManagerSue Hedden (uncredited)
Title Music ArrangerDelia Derbyshire (uncredited)
Title SequenceBernard Lodge (uncredited)
AssistantJoan Elliott (uncredited)
Floor AssistantPhillip Hall (uncredited)
Grams OperatorGordon Phillipson (uncredited)
Vision MixerMichael Turner (uncredited)
Fight ArrangerTerry Walsh (uncredited)