Last updated 20 August 2023


Part One

Part One

Series Episode Number: 654

World Premiere: Mon 7 Sep 1987 - 7:35pm BST [BBC One] (United Kingdom)
First Broadcast: Sun 25 Dec 1988 - 11:00pm CST [WTTW 11 Chicago]
Running Time: 24 minutes 44 seconds

5.10 Million (UK)

Appreciation Index: 58 (UK)

Chart Position: 71 () (UK)

Recorded on Mon 20 Apr 1987 in Television Centre 8



A newly regenerated Doctor is taken to the Rani's base by Urak the Tetrap. Meanwhile Mel meets some of the Lakertyans and falls into one of the Rani's traps.


Production Team
WriterPip Baker
WriterJane Baker
DirectorAndrew Morgan
ProducerJohn Nathan-Turner
DesignerGeoff Powell
Script EditorAndrew Cartmel
Graphic DesignerOliver Elmes
Computer Animation CAL Video
Costume DesignerKen Trew
Make-up DesignerLesley Rawstorne
Studio LightingHenry Barber
Studio SoundBrian Clark
Technical CoordinatorRichard Wilson
Studio Camera SupervisorAlec Wheal
Videotape EditorHugh Parson
Video Effects DesignerColin Mapson
Video EffectsDave Chapman
Vision MixerSue Thorne
OB LightingIan Dow
OB SoundDoug Whittaker
OB CamermanAlisdair Mitchell
OB CamermanJohn Hawes
Production AssistantJoy Sinclair
Assistant Floor ManagerJoanna Newbery
Assistant Floor ManagerChristopher Sandeman
Production ManagerTony Redston
Production AssociateAnn Faggetter
Title MusicRon Grainer
Incidental MusicKeff McCulloch
Title Music ArrangerKeff McCulloch
Special SoundDick Mills