The Catacombs Catacombs International Guide
Space 1999 In The UK

UNITED KINGDOM

Granada

Granada Television, based in Manchester, covers the north west of England (west of Yorkshire). Thirty years later, Granada would grow to take over most of the UK ITV network, as well as the ITC library including Space: 1999. There was little publicity in TV Times (in common with other regions), although switching the time of the first two episodes an hour earlier is remarkable. Thanks to Richard Farrell.

Production Order Episode Broadcast

1

Breakaway

Fri, 26 September 1975 6:35pm (billed at 7:35pm)

9

Force of Life

Fri, 03 October 1975 6:35pm (billed at 7:35pm)

13

Collision Course

Fri, 10 October 1975 6:35pm

17

War Games

Fri, 17 October 1975 6:35pm

14

Death's Other Dominion

Fri, 24 October 1975 6:35pm

12

Voyager's Return

Fri, 31 October 1975 6:35pm

10

Alpha Child

Fri, 07 November 1975 6:35pm

23

Dragon's Domain

Fri, 14 November 1975 6:35pm

22

Mission of the Darians

Fri, 21 November 1975 6:35pm

3

Black Sun

Fri, 28 November 1975 6:35pm

8

Guardian of Piri

Fri, 05 December 1975 6:35pm

16

End of Eternity

Fri, 12 December 1975 6:35pm

2

Matter of Life and Death

Fri, 19 December 1975 6:35pm

5

Earthbound

Fri, 26 December 1975 6:05pm

6

Another Time, Another Place

Fri, 16 January 1976 6:35pm (billed as The Infernal Machine)

21

The Infernal Machine

Fri, 23 January 1976 6:35pm

4

Ring Around the Moon

Fri, 30 January 1976 6:35pm

7

Missing Link

Fri, 06 February 1976 6:35pm

11

The Last Sunset

Fri, 13 February 1976 6:35pm

20

Space Brain

Fri, 20 February 1976 6:35pm

19

The Troubled Spirit

Fri, 27 February 1976 6:35pm

24

The Testament of Arkadia

Fri, 05 March 1976 6:35pm

15

The Full Circle

Fri, 12 March 1976 6:35pm

18

The Last Enemy

Fri, 19 March 1976 6:35pm

Year One repeats, 1977

While most regions started Year Two in autumn 1976, Granada held back, first showing a repeat run of ten Year One episodes in January 1977. Starting with War Games, fourth in the original run, the broadcast order was identical.

Production Order Episode Granada broadcast

13

Collision Course

Fri, 31 December 1976

17

War Games

Sun, 09 January 1977 3:10pm

14

Death's Other Dominion

Sun, 16 January 1977 3:10pm

12

Voyager's Return

Sun, 23 January 1977 3:10pm

10

Alpha Child

Sun, 30 January 1977 3:10pm

23

Dragon's Domain

Sun, 06 February 1977 3:10pm

22

Mission of the Darians

Sun, 13 February 1977 3:10pm

3

Black Sun

Sun, 20 February 1977 3:10pm

8

Guardian of Piri

Sun, 27 February 1977 3:10pm

16

End of Eternity

Sun, 06 March 1977 3:10pm

2

Matter of Life and Death

Sun, 13 March 1977 3:10pm

Year Two, 1977

Year Two finally began in April 1977, seven months after most of the ITV network. The first six episodes were on Fridays. The series paused for 5 weeks before returning on Sunday lunchtimes at the end of June. There was another 4 week pause from mid-August 1977.

There was no publicity that this was a new series. The TV Times listings had a series one photo of Koenig and Helena for The Exiles, and a photo of Taybor for The Taybor. The final episode in the run, The Lambda Factor, was shown earlier than billed- exact time not known. The Year One repeats then followed immediately.

Production Order Episode Granada broadcast

25

The Metamorph

Fri, 15 April 1977 7:30pm

26

The Exiles

Fri, 22 April 1977 7:30pm

29

Journey To Where

Fri, 29 April 1977 7:30pm

27

One Moment of Humanity

Fri, 06 May 1977 7:30pm

33

Brian the Brain

Fri, 13 May 1977 7:30pm

34

New Adam New Eve

Fri, 20 May 1977 7:30pm

32

The Mark of Archanon

Sun, 26 June 1977 2:35pm

31

The Rules of Luton

Sun, 03 July 1977 2:05pm

28

All That Glisters

Sun, 10 July 1977 2:05pm

30

The Taybor

Sun, 17 July 1977 2:05pm

37

Seed of Destruction

Sun, 24 July 1977 2:05pm

35

The AB Chrysalis

Sun, 31 July 1977 2:05pm

39

A Matter of Balance

Sun, 07 August 1977 2:05pm

40

Space Warp

Sun, 14 August 1977 2:05pm

41

The Bringers of Wonder - Part 1

Sun, 18 September 1977 1:15pm

42

The Bringers of Wonder - Part 2

Sun, 25 September 1977 1:15pm

44

The Seance Spectre

Sun, 02 October 1977 1:15pm

45

Dorzak

Sun, 09 October 1977 1:15pm

46

Devil's Planet

Sun, 16 October 1977 1:15pm

47

The Immunity Syndrome

Sun, 23 October 1977 1:15pm

48

The Dorcons

Sun, 30 October 1977 1:15pm

36

Catacombs of the Moon

Sun, 06 November 1977 1:15pm

38

The Beta Cloud

Sun, 13 November 1977 1:15pm

43

The Lambda Factor

Sun, 20 November 1977 1:15pm *

Year One repeats, 1977-1978

The Year One repeats resumed immediately after the first-run Year Two episodes. Five episodes were shown, ending on New Year's Day 1978. The repeats resumed in July 1978 with Breakaway. The Last Enemy was not repeated until April 1980, in the middle of a Year 2 repeat run.

Production Order Episode Granada broadcast

6

Another Time, Another Place

Sun, 27 November 1977 1:15pm

21

The Infernal Machine

Sun, 04 December 1977 1:15pm

4

Ring Around the Moon

Sun, 11 December 1977 1:15pm

7

Missing Link

Sun, 18 December 1977 1:15pm

20

Space Brain

Sun, 01 January 1978 1:15pm

1

Breakaway

Sun, 02 July 1978 2:00pm

9

Force of Life

Sun, 09 July 1978 2:00pm

5

Earthbound

Sun, 16 July 1978 2:00pm

15

The Full Circle

Sun, 23 July 1978 2:00pm

11

The Last Sunset

Sun, 30 July 1978 2:00pm

19

The Troubled Spirit

Sun, 06 August 1978 2:00pm

24

The Testament of Arkadia

Sun, 13 August 1978 2:00pm

Year Two Repeats, 1979-1980

Repeats of Year 2 followed at the end of 1979, through to 1980, all on Sundays at 1pm. Note the odd repeat of a Year One episode, The Last Enemy in April 1980. The TV Times had a remarkable entry for The Metamorph, listing the character "Verdeschi (formerly Simon Hayes)".

Production Order Episode Granada broadcast

25

The Metamorph

Sun, 18 November 1979 1:00pm

26

The Exiles

Sun, 25 November 1979 1:00pm

33

Brian the Brain

Sun, 02 December 1979 1:00pm

31

The Rules of Luton

Sun, 09 December 1979 1:00pm

28

All That Glisters

Sun, 16 December 1979 1:00pm

37

Seed of Destruction (presumed)

Sun, 30 December 1979 1:00pm

41

The Bringers of Wonder - Part 1

Sun, 13 January 1980 1:00pm

42

The Bringers of Wonder - Part 2

Sun, 20 January 1980 1:00pm

44

The Seance Spectre

Sun, 27 January 1980 1:00pm

45

Dorzak

Sun, 03 February 1980 1:00pm

46

Devil's Planet

Sun, 10 February 1980 1:00pm

36

Catacombs of the Moon

Sun, 17 February 1980 1:00pm

38

The Beta Cloud (as "Beta Cloud")

Sun, 24 February 1980 1:00pm

47

The Immunity Syndrome

Sun, 02 March 1980 1:00pm

48

The Dorcons (as "Return Of The Dorcons")

Sun, 09 March 1980 1:00pm

29

Journey To Where

Sun, 16 March 1980 1:00pm

40

Space Warp

Sun, 23 March 1980 1:00pm

27

One Moment of Humanity

Sun, 30 March 1980 1:00pm

18

The Last Enemy

Sun, 06 April 1980 1:00pm

34

New Adam New Eve

Sun, 13 April 1980 1:00pm

32

The Mark of Archanon

Sun, 20 April 1980 1:00pm

39

A Matter of Balance

Sun, 04 May 1980 1:00pm

43

The Lambda Factor

Sun, 11 May 1980 1:00pm

30

The Taybor

Sun, 18 May 1980 1:00pm

35

The AB Chrysalis

Sun, 25 May 1980 1:00pm

Year One repeats 1982

In common with many other ITV regions, Granada repeated Space: 1999 in 1982-1983, on Saturday mornings from 11.15 to 12.15pm. In the middle of the run, the Year Two episode Space Warp appeared as an unscheduled replacement for cancelled cricket.

Production Order Episode Broadcast

1

Breakaway

Sat, 10 April 1982 11:15am

8

Guardian of Piri

Sat, 17 April 1982 11:15am

5

Earthbound

Sat, 24 April 1982 11:15am

6

Another Time, Another Place

Sat, 01 May 1982 11:15am

7

Missing Link

Sat, 08 May 1982 11:15am

11

The Last Sunset

Sat, 15 May 1982 11:15am

17

War Games

Sat, 29 May 1982 09:00am

18

The Last Enemy

Sat, 05 June 1982 11:15am

4

Ring Around the Moon

Sat, 12 June 1982 11:15am

2

Matter of Life and Death

Sat, 19 June 1982 11:15am

21

The Infernal Machine

Sat, 26 June 1982 11:15am

22

Mission of the Darians

Sat, 03 July 1982 11:15am

3

Black Sun

Sat, 10 July 1982 11:15am (as "The Black Sun")

10

Alpha Child

Sat, 17 July 1982 11:15am

15

The Full Circle

Sat, 24 July 1982 11:15am

13

Collision Course

Sat, 31 July 1982 11:15am

40

Space Warp

Sat, 7 August 1982 11:15am

24

The Testament of Arkadia

Sat, 14 August 1982 11:15am

20

Space Brain

Sat, 21 August 1982 11:15am

9

Force of Life

Sat, 28 August 1982 11:15am

14

Death's Other Dominion

Sat, 04 September 1982 11:15am

19

The Troubled Spirit

Sat, 11 September 1982 11:15am

16

End of Eternity

Sat, 18 September 1982 11:15am

12

Voyager's Return

Sat, 25 September 1982 11:15am

23

Dragon's Domain

Sat, 02 October 1982 11:15am

Year Two Repeats, 1982-1983

Year Two immediately followed the Year One repeats, but after the first episode the slot shifted to Sundays at 1.30pm. Over Christmas and January 1983 the show disappeared, resurfaced in February and March, then disappeared again until June. One episode appeared on a Saturday morning in August, with three more in October on Sundays again.

A Matter of Balance was scheduled three times and The Lambda Factor scheduled twice, but Devil's Planet was not scheduled- presumably one of these repeats was preempted or another episode was shown. Space Warp had previously been shown as an unscheduled replacement during the Year One run in August 1982. The Dorcons was also shown unscheduled, but the date is unknown.

Production Order Episode Granada broadcast

25

The Metamorph

Sat, 09 October 1982 11:15am

26

The Exiles

Sun, 17 October 1982 01:30pm

33

Brian the Brain

Sun, 24 October 1982 01:30pm

29

Journey To Where

Sun, 31 October 1982 01:30pm

34

New Adam New Eve

Sun, 07 November 1982 01:30pm

32

The Mark of Archanon

Sun, 14 November 1982 01:30pm

31

The Rules of Luton

Sun, 21 November 1982 01:30pm

30

The Taybor

Sun, 05 December 1982 01:30pm

37

Seed of Destruction

Sun, 12 December 1982 01:30pm

35

The AB Chrysalis

Sun, 19 December 1982 01:30pm (as "A.B.Chrysalis")

27

One Moment of Humanity

Sun, 13 February 1983 01:30pm

28

All That Glisters

Sun, 20 February 1983 01:30pm

39

A Matter of Balance

Sun, 27 February 1983 01:30pm

36

Catacombs of the Moon

Sun, 06 March 1983 01:30pm

38

The Beta Cloud

Sun, 13 March 1983 01:30pm

43

The Lambda Factor

Sun, 05 June 1983 01:30pm

41

The Bringers of Wonder - Part 1

Sun, 12 June 1983 01:30pm

42

The Bringers of Wonder - Part 2

Sun, 19 June 1983 01:30pm

44

The Seance Spectre

Sun, 26 June 1983 01:30pm

45

Dorzak

Sun, 03 July 1983 01:30pm

39

A Matter of Balance

Sat, 06 August 1983 10:00am

47

The Immunity Syndrome

Sun, 02 October 1983 01:00pm

39

A Matter of Balance

Sun, 09 October 1983 01:00pm

43

The Lambda Factor

Sun, 16 October 1983 01:00pm

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Thanks to Richard Farrell. Also thanks to Andrew Pixley and Ros Connors