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Guests of Madame Guillotine

Guests of Madame Guillotine

Series Episode Number: 38

World Premiere: Sat 15 Aug 1964 - 5:14pm BST [BBC One] (United Kingdom)
Running Time: 24 minutes 4 seconds

6.90 Million (UK)

Appreciation Index: 54 (UK)

Chart Position: 35 () (UK)

Recorded on Fri 17 Jul 1964 in Lime Grove G
Archive State: 16mm t/r



In Paris, Ian, Barbara and Susan are sentenced to death under the blade of the guillotine. Having escaped the burning farmhouse, the Doctor is on his way to rescue his friends.


Production Team hide uncredited
WriterDennis Spooner
DirectorHenric Hirsch
ProducerVerity Lambert
Associate ProducerMervyn Pinfield
DesignerRoderick Laing
Story EditorDavid Whitaker
Film CameramanPeter Hamilton
Film EditorCaroline Shields
Incidental MusicStanley Myers
Conducted ByStanley Myers
Title MusicRon Grainer
with the BBC Radiophonic Workshop
LightingHoward King (uncredited)
Studio SoundRay Angel (uncredited)
Costume SupervisorDaphne Dare (uncredited)
Make-up SupervisorJill Summers (uncredited)
Special SoundBrian Hodgson (uncredited)
Assistant Floor ManagerMichael Cager (uncredited)
Production AssistantTimothy Combe (uncredited)
Title Music ArrangerDelia Derbyshire (uncredited)
Title SequenceBernard Lodge (uncredited)
Technical ManagerNeil Campbell (uncredited)
Vision MixerFred Law (uncredited)
Floor AssistantPhilip Chilver (uncredited)
Production SecretaryAnn Earl (uncredited)