Last updated 09 January 2020

Part One

Series Episode Number: 470

World Premiere: Sat 7 Jan 1978 - 6:24pm GMT [BBC One] (United Kingdom)
First Broadcast: Wed 20 Feb 1980 - 5:30pm CST [WTTW 11 Chicago]
Running Time: 22 minutes 36 seconds

8.90 Million (UK)

Appreciation Index: 65 (UK)

Chart Position: 50 () (UK)

Recorded on Mon 03 Oct 1977 in TC3


The TARDIS arrives on Pluto which has been made habitable and turned into a giant factory where the ruthless Company exploits its under-paid workers.

Production Team hide uncredited
WriterBob Baker
WriterDave Martin
DirectorNorman Stewart
ProducerGraham Williams
DesignerDick Coles
Script EditorAnthony Read
Costume DesignerRupert Jarvis
Make-up ArtistCecile Hay-Arthur
Visual Effects DesignerRichard Conway
Electronic EffectsA J Mitchell
LightingMike Jefferies
SoundRichard Chubb
Production AssistantMichael Cager
Production Unit ManagerJohn Nathan-Turner
Incidental MusicDudley Simpson
Special SoundDick Mills
Assistant Floor ManagerGary Downie (uncredited)
Grams OperatorGerry Burrows (uncredited)
Vision MixerShirley Coward (uncredited)
Floor AssistantSue Williams (uncredited)
Property BuyerBob Warans (uncredited)
Design AssistantJane Shepherd (uncredited)
Title Music ArrangerDelia Derbyshire (uncredited)
Title SequenceBernard Lodge (uncredited)
Title MusicRon Grainer (uncredited)
and the BBC Radiophonic Workshop (uncredited)