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Episode 1

Episode 1

Series Episode Number: 204

World Premiere: Sat 27 Apr 1968 - 5:15pm BST [BBC One] (United Kingdom)
Running Time: 23 minutes 47 seconds

7.20 Million (UK)

Appreciation Index: 57 (UK)

Chart Position: 40 () (UK)

Recorded on Fri 05 Apr 1968 in Lime Grove D
Archive State: Missing



The Doctor and Jamie are forced to abandon the TARDIS when the mercury fluid link explodes, finding themselves aboard a spacecraft called the Silver Carrier.


Production Team hide uncredited
WriterDavid Whitaker
From a story byKit Pedler
DirectorTristan de Vere Cole
ProducerPeter Bryant
DesignerDerek Dodd
Story EditorDerrick Sherwin
Special SoundBrian Hodgson
Special Sound BBC Radiophonic Workshop
Title MusicRon Grainer
Title Music BBC Radiophonic Workshop
Incidental MusicBrian Hodgson (uncredited)
LightingMike Jefferies (uncredited)
SoundJohn Holmes (uncredited)
CostumesMartin Baugh (uncredited)
Make-upSylvia James (uncredited)
Special EffectsBill King (uncredited)
Visual Effects Designer Trading Post (uncredited)
Film CameramanJimmy Court (uncredited)
Film EditorRon Fry (uncredited)
Production AssistantIan Strachan (uncredited)
Assistant Floor ManagerMarcia Wheeler (uncredited)
Title Music ArrangerDelia Derbyshire (uncredited)
Title SequenceBernard Lodge (uncredited)