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Last updated 09 January 2020


The Centre

The Centre

Series Episode Number: 63

World Premiere: Sat 20 Mar 1965 - 5:55pm GMT [BBC One] (United Kingdom)
First Broadcast: Fri 29 Aug 2014 - 8:30pm EDT [Retro TV]
Running Time: 24 minutes 32 seconds

11.50 Million (UK)

Appreciation Index: 42 (UK)

Chart Position: 14 () (UK)

Recorded on Thu 25 Feb 1965 in Riverside 1
Archive State: 16mm t/r



The Menoptra attack the Carsinome and the Doctor and his friends come face-to-face with the Animus. The Isop-Top device is their only hope of destroying the alien creature.


Production Team hide uncredited
WriterBill Strutton
DirectorRichard Martin
ProducerVerity Lambert
DesignerJohn Wood
Story EditorDennis Spooner
LightingRalph Walton
Studio SoundRay Angel
Costume SupervisorDaphne Dare
Make-up SupervisorSonia Markham
Title MusicRon Grainer
and the BBC Radiophonic Workshop
Insect movement byRoslyn de Winter
Film CameramanPeter Hamilton (uncredited)
Film EditorGitta Zadek (uncredited)
Special SoundBrian Hodgson (uncredited)
Assistant Floor ManagerElisabeth Dunbar (uncredited)
Production AssistantNorman Stewart (uncredited)
Title Music ArrangerDelia Derbyshire (uncredited)
Title SequenceBernard Lodge (uncredited)
Vision MixerClive Doig (uncredited)
Grams OperatorTony Bowers (uncredited)
Technical ManagerMark Lewis (uncredited)
Design AssistantAnthony Thorpe (uncredited)
Design AssistantJenifer Wyatt (uncredited)
Director's SecretaryBarbara Cannell (uncredited)
Producer's SecretaryValerie Speyer (uncredited)