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A Desperate Venture

A Desperate Venture

Series Episode Number: 36

World Premiere: Sat 1 Aug 1964 - 5:14pm BST [BBC One] (United Kingdom)
First Broadcast: Wed 20 Aug 2014 - 8:00pm EDT [Retro TV]
Running Time: 24 minutes 29 seconds

6.90 Million (UK)

Appreciation Index: 57 (UK)

Chart Position: 39 () (UK)

Recorded on Fri 03 Jul 1964 in Lime Grove D
Archive State: 16mm t/r



Having found a cure to the illness, the Doctor discovers that it is in fact deadly nightshade poisoning which has been introduced into the city water supply.