The Catacombs The Production Guide
Filming
by Martin Willey

Behind The Scenes

Thanks to Mark Shaw.

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These are the covers of shooting scripts, doodled on by Martin Landau.
See Script To Screen feature for more production documents.

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Make-up artists Helene Bevan (left) and Maude Onslow (right) prepare Barbara Bain and Martin Landau for a scene in Main Mission

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Matter Of Life And Death

Preparing for a shot in Matter Of Life And Death. Barbara Bain's stand-in, Suzanne Heimer, is sitting left as lighting cameraman Frank Watts holds the light meter in front of her, Martin Landau's stand-in John Clifford stands on the right. Right: the shot as filmed with Landau and Bain.

Matter Of Life And Death

The planet set for Matter Of Life And Death. Behind the camera, writer Johnny Byrne talks to lighting cameraman Frank Watts and Steve Lanning. In front of the cast with the clapperboard is 3rd assistant director Roy Button.

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The Eagle pilot section set, during the initial episodes.

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Gerry Anderson and Barbara Bain.

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Catherine Schell plays backgammon in the Moonbase launch pad reception area.

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Martin Landau and Barbara Bain filming a promotional link for Space 1999 Year Two.

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The Metamorph 12th February 1976, day 14 of filming The Metamorph.
The Metamorph Director Charles Crichton and Catherine Schell as Maya during the filming of The Metamorph.
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Catherine Schell prepares for the close-up shot of her pupil, for Maya's "standard transformation". The wooden blocks keep her head steady.

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Barbara Bain and her hair stylist, Michael Rasser.

The Exiles The Exiles Catherine Schell filming The Exiles, directed by Ray Austin (in denim).
The Exiles

Ray Austin directs Martin Landau and Catherine Schell filming The Exiles.

The Exiles

Martin Landau and Catherine Schell have a laugh while Zova is ejected into space, in The Exiles.

The Exiles

Barbara Bain with Fred Freiberger in the Golos life support centre set.

The Exiles

Fred Freiberger, Keith Wilson and Ray Austin on the living quarters set.

One Moment Of Humanity

Tony Anholt and Billie Whitelaw filming One Moment Of Humanity.

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Frank Watts, Tom Clegg on the left, with Neil Binney behind the camera, filming Devil's Planet


Copyright Martin Willey. Some photos thanks to Mark Shaw.