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Last updated 09 January 2020


Part Three

Part Three

Series Episode Number: 578

World Premiere: Mon 29 Mar 1982 - 6:56pm BST [BBC One: Not Wales] (United Kingdom)
First Broadcast: Wed 22 Apr 2015 - 8:00pm EDT [Retro TV]
Running Time: 24 minutes 29 seconds

8.90 Million (UK)


Chart Position: 46 () (UK)




From within their sarcophagus, the gestalt Xeraphin are communicating through Nyssa. But their psychic energy is so powerful it may destroy her body completely.


Production Team hide uncredited
WriterPeter Grimwade
DirectorRon Jones
ProducerJohn Nathan-Turner
DesignerRichard McManan-Smith
Script EditorEric Saward
Title SequenceSid Sutton
Costume DesignerAmy Roberts
Make-up DesignerDorka Nieradzik
Studio LightingEric Wallis
Studio SoundMartin Ridout
Vision MixerNigel Finnis
Videotape EditorRod Waldron
Technical ManagerPeter Granger
Senior CameramanAlec Wheal
Visual Effects DesignerPeter Logan
Video EffectsDave Chapman
Production ManagerLiz Mace
Production AssociateAngela Smith
Production AssistantJoan Elliott
Assistant Floor ManagerLynn Richards
Incidental MusicRoger Limb
Special SoundDick Mills
Grams OperatorTony Revell (uncredited)
Studio EngineerPhil Irons (uncredited)
Studio EngineerChris Nickolls (uncredited)
Floor AssistantCharles Beeson (uncredited)
Show Working SupervisorBill Lovely (uncredited)
Lighting ChargehandNorman Fuggles (uncredited)
Lighting ChargehandTed Gogarty (uncredited)
Visual Effects AssistantGeorge Reed (uncredited)
GraphicsIan Hewett (uncredited)
BookerSarah Bird (uncredited)
Booking AssistantSheila Hodges (uncredited)
Props BuyerAlan Huxley (uncredited)
Design AssistantDerek Evans (uncredited)
Make-Up AssistantWendy Freeman (uncredited)
Production SecretaryJane Judge (uncredited)
DresserMervin Bezar (uncredited)
DresserRobin Smith (uncredited)
DresserHeather Williams (uncredited)
Title MusicRon Grainer (uncredited)
Title Music ArrangerPeter Howell (uncredited)
Nyssa created byJohnny Byrne (uncredited)