Doctor Doctor Who Guide

Last updated 09 January 2020

Part Four

Series Episode Number: 487

World Premiere: Sat 21 Oct 1978 - 6:22pm BST [BBC One] (United Kingdom)
First Broadcast: Fri 5 Jan 2001 - 10:30pm CST [Prairie Public Television]
Running Time: 25 minutes 16 seconds

8.40 Million (UK)

Appreciation Index: 64 (UK)

Chart Position: 46 () (UK)

Recorded on Sun 04 Jun 1978 in Television Centre 6


Time is running out for the Doctor and Romana in their struggle to defeat the Captain. They join forces with the Mentiads to prevent the Captain and Xanxia from using Zanak to consume Earth.

Production Team hide uncredited
WriterDouglas Adams
DirectorPennant Roberts
ProducerGraham Williams
DesignerJohn Pusey
Script EditorAnthony Read
Studio LightingMike Jefferies
Studio SoundMike Jones
Costume DesignerL Rowland-Warne
Make-up ArtistJanis Gould
Visual Effects DesignerColin Mapson
Electronic Effects OperatorDave Chapman
Videotape EditorRod Waldron
Film CameramanElmer Cossey
Film SoundDoug Mawson
Film EditorJohn Dunstan
Production AssistantMichael Owen Morris
Production Unit ManagerJohn Nathan-Turner
Incidental MusicDudley Simpson
Special SoundDick Mills
Assistant Floor ManagerRuth Mayorcas (uncredited)
Title Music ArrangerDelia Derbyshire (uncredited)
Title SequenceBernard Lodge (uncredited)
Vision MixerSue Thorne (uncredited)
Senior CameramanSpencer Payne (uncredited)
Grams OperatorIan Tomlin (uncredited)
Floor AssistantPeter Leslie (uncredited)
Director's AssistantHazel Marriot (uncredited)
Film Operations ManagerIan Brindle (uncredited)
Visual Effects AssistantNigel Brackley (uncredited)
Title Music BBC Radiophonic Workshop (uncredited)
Technical ManagerTony Bate (uncredited)
Assistant Sound RecordistNorman Johnstone (uncredited)
Assistant Film CameramanBrian Hall (uncredited)
Visual Effects AssistantChris Lawson (uncredited)
Design AssistantPeter Higgins (uncredited)
Make-Up ArtistLinda Burr (uncredited)
Make-Up ArtistMiranda Davidson (uncredited)
Make-Up ArtistSally Millican (uncredited)
Make-Up ArtistCatherine Whitfield (uncredited)
Title MusicRon Grainer (uncredited)