Last updated 09 January 2020


Part Five

Part Five

Series Episode Number: 426

World Premiere: Sat 28 Feb 1976 - 5:47pm GMT [BBC One] (United Kingdom)
First Broadcast: Thu 1 May 1980 - 5:30pm CDT [WTTW 11 Chicago]
Running Time: 25 minutes 6 seconds

9.90 Million (UK)


Chart Position: 26 () (UK)

Recorded on Mon 15 Dec 1975 in TC8



The Krynoid demands that the Doctor be surrendered to it. But the Time Lord escapes and seeks help. Sarah and Scorby, still trapped on the estate, battle the living plants.


Production Team hide uncredited
WriterRobert Banks Stewart
DirectorDouglas Camfield
ProducerPhilip Hinchcliffe
DesignerRoger Murray-Leach
Script EditorRobert Holmes
OB LightingClive Potter
OB SoundVic Godrich
Studio LightingJohn Dixon
Studio SoundJohn Holmes
Visual Effects DesignerRichard Conway
Costume DesignerBarbara Lane
Make-upAnn Briggs
Incidental MusicGeoffrey Burgon
Special SoundDick Mills
Title MusicRon Grainer
and BBC Radiophonic Workshop
Title SequenceBernard Lodge
Production AssistantGraeme Harper
Production Unit ManagerGeorge Gallaccio
Assistant Floor ManagerSue Shearman (uncredited)
Vision MixerHeather Gilder (uncredited)
Technical ManagerBernard Fox (uncredited)
Electronic EffectsDave Jervis (uncredited)
Grams OperatorAndrew Hunter (uncredited)
Engineering ManagerBert Robinson (uncredited)
Senior CameramanPaul Kay (uncredited)
OB Vision MixerPaul Jackson (uncredited)
OB CameramanSimon Fone (uncredited)
OB CameramanFrank Hudson (uncredited)
Floor AssistantSteve Haggard (uncredited)
Make-Up AssistantCatherine Cary-Elwes (uncredited)
Make-Up AssistantJanet Gilpin (uncredited)
Make-Up AssistantGillian Thomas (uncredited)
Design AssistantJan Spoczynski (uncredited)
Director's AssistantBriony Brown (uncredited)
Artist BookingNansi Davies (uncredited)
DresserArthur Funge (uncredited)
DresserMoira Fitzgerald (uncredited)
Pre-Production SecretaryGillian Bowles (uncredited)
Facilities BookerCarol Vigurs (uncredited)
Orchestrated byAlan Merrick (uncredited)
Title Music ArrangerDelia Derbyshire (uncredited)