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Episode One

Episode One

Series Episode Number: 244

World Premiere: Sat 19 Apr 1969 - 5:14pm BST [BBC One] (United Kingdom)
First Broadcast: Sun 23 Nov 1986 - 11:00pm CST [WTTW 11 Chicago]
Running Time: 25 minutes

5.50 Million (UK)

Appreciation Index: 55 (UK)

Chart Position: 88 () (UK)

Recorded on Fri 11 Apr 1969 in Television Centre 4
Archive State: 16mm t/r



The TARDIS arrives in no man's land during World War I. Rescued from the Germans, the travellers are put on trial by the British General Smythe who is not all he seems.

Note: the BBC's PasB entry for this episode has a typo saying broadcast time was as 17:44 rather than 17:14!


Production Team hide uncredited
WriterMalcolm Hulke
WriterTerrance Dicks
DirectorDavid Maloney
ProducerDerrick Sherwin
DesignerRoger Cheveley
Film CameramanAlan Jonas
Film EditorChris Hayden
LightingHoward King
SoundJohn Staple
CostumesNicholas Bullen
Make-upSylvia James
Visual Effects DesignerMichaeljohn Harris
Special SoundBrian Hodgson
Special Sound BBC Radiophonic Workshop
Incidental MusicDudley Simpson
Title MusicRon Grainer
Title Music BBC Radiophonic Workshop
Script EditorTerrance Dicks (uncredited)
Fight ArrangerPeter Diamond (uncredited)
Fight ArrangerArthur Howell (uncredited)
Assistant Floor ManagerMarion McDougall (uncredited)
Production AssistantEdwina Verner (uncredited)
Film Camera AssistantJohn Walker (uncredited)
Film Sound RecordistBill Meekums (uncredited)
Assistant Sound RecordistAlan Cooper (uncredited)
Effects AssistantDave Havard (uncredited)
Technical ManagerFred Wright (uncredited)
Vision MixerDavid Langford (uncredited)
Technical ManagerDavid Hare (uncredited)
Title Music ArrangerDelia Derbyshire (uncredited)
Title SequenceBernard Lodge (uncredited)