The Catacombs Catacombs International Guide
Space 1999 In The UK

UNITED KINGDOM

LWT

London. A Saturday tea-time timeslot put the show against Dr Who starring Tom Baker on the BBC.

Production Order Episode Original LWT broadcast

1

Breakaway

Sat, 6 September 1975 5:50pm (Saturday 5:50pm- 6:45pm)

9

Force of Life

Sat, 13 September 1975 5:50pm

13

Collision Course

Sat, 20 September 1975 5:50pm

17

War Games

Sat, 27 September 1975 5:50pm

14

Death's Other Dominion

Sat, 4 October 1975 5:50pm

12

Voyager's Return

Sat, 11 October 1975 5:50pm

10

Alpha Child

Sat, 18 October 1975 5:50pm

23

Dragon's Domain

Sat, 25 October 1975 5:50pm

22

Mission of the Darians

Sat, 1 November 1975 5:50pm

3

Black Sun

Sat, 8 November 1975 5:50pm

8

Guardian of Piri

Sat, 15 November 1975 5:50pm

16

End of Eternity

Sat, 22 November 1975 5:50pm

2

Matter of Life and Death

Sat, 29 November 1975 5:50pm

5

Earthbound

Sat, 6 December 1975 5:50pm

15

The Full Circle

Sat, 13 December 1975 6:25pm (last before Christmas, 6:25pm-7:25pm)

21

The Infernal Machine

Sat, 10 January 1976 11:30am (moves to Saturday 11:30-12:30)

4

Ring Around the Moon

Sat, 17 January 1976 11:30am

7

Missing Link

Sat, 24 January 1976 11:30am

11

The Last Sunset

Sat, 31 January 1976 11:30am

20

Space Brain

Sat, 7 February 1976 11:30am

19

The Troubled Spirit

Sat, 14 February 1976 11:30am

24

The Testament of Arkadia

Sat, 21 February 1976 11:30am

18

The Last Enemy

Sat, 28 February 1976 11:30am

6

Another Time, Another Place

Sat, 6 March 1976 11:30am

Year Two (Initial Batch, 1976)

Year Two moved to Saturday mornings. Fourteen episodes were shown in 1977 (while the series was still being made). The remaining episodes were still in post-production, so they were finally shown nearly a year later.

Production Order Episode Original LWT broadcast

25

The Metamorph

Sat, 4 September 1976 11:30am (Saturday 11:30am)

26

The Exiles

Sat, 11 September 1976 11:30am

29

Journey To Where

Sat, 18 September 1976 10:20am

27

One Moment of Humanity

Sat, 25 September 1976 11:00am

33

Brian the Brain

Sat, 2 October 1976 11:00am

34

New Adam New Eve

Sat, 9 October 1976 11:30am

32

The Mark of Archanon

Sat, 16 October 1976 11:30am

31

The Rules of Luton

Sat, 23 October 1976 11:00am

28

All That Glisters

Sat, 30 October 1976 10:55am (billed as Seed of Destruction, 10:55-11:55am)

30

The Taybor

Sat, 6 November 1976 10:55am

37

Seed of Destruction

Sat, 13 November 1976 10:55am

35

The AB Chrysalis

Sat, 20 November 1976 10:55am

36

Catacombs of the Moon

Sat, 27 November 1976 10:55am (billed as A Matter of Balance)

40

Space Warp

Sat, 4 December 1976 10:55am

39

A Matter of Balance

Sat, 11 December 1976 10:55am

38

The Beta Cloud

Sat, 18 December 1976 10:55am (last episode before Christmas, last Year 2 for 10 months)

Year One repeats, 1977

A full repeat of Year 1. Initially episodes from the later part of the original LWT run were shown, before abruptly Breakaway appeared as the 14th episode (the TV Times synopsis was "Adventure for Moonbase Alpha"). The episode order is then exactly the same as the original LWT order. All the episodes were cut by approximately 2 minutes.

During this run, on Sat, 5 February 1977 (just before Missing Link), the LWT children's morning show Saturday Scene featured guests Martin Landau and Barbara Bain live with host Sally James. They set a competition question and the prizes were a laser rifle and a medical bag, both props from the show. It was only broadcast in the London area.

Production Order Episode LWT broadcast

16

End of Eternity

Sat, 8 January 1977 11:30am -12:30

15

The Full Circle

Sat, 15 January 1977 11:30am

6

Another Time, Another Place

Sat, 22 January 1977 11:30am

4

Ring Around the Moon

Sat, 29 January 1977 11:30am

7

Missing Link

Sat, 5 February 1977 11:30am

11

The Last Sunset

Sat, 12 February 1977 11:30am

20

Space Brain

Sat, 19 February 1977 11:30am

21

The Infernal Machine

Sat, 26 February 1977 11:30am

19

The Troubled Spirit

Sat, 5 March 1977 11:30am

5

Earthbound

Sat, 12 March 1977 11:30am

2

Matter of Life and Death

Sat, 19 March 1977 11:30am

24

The Testament of Arkadia

Sat, 26 March 1977 11:30am

18

The Last Enemy

Sat, 2 April 1977 11:30am

1

Breakaway

Sat, 9 April 1977 11:30am

9

Force of Life

Sat, 16 April 1977 11:30am

13

Collision Course

Sat, 23 April 1977 11:30am

17

War Games

Sat, 30 April 1977 11:30am

14

Death's Other Dominion

Sat, 7 May 1977 11:30am

12

Voyager's Return

Sat, 14 May 1977 11:00am (moves to 11:00am-12)

10

Alpha Child

Sat, 21 May 1977 11:00am

23

Dragon's Domain

Sat, 28 May 1977 11:30am (moves back to 11:30am-12:30)

22

Mission of the Darians

Sat, 4 June 1977 11:30am

3

Black Sun

Sat, 11 June 1977 11:30am

8

Guardian of Piri

Sat, 18 June 1977 11:30am

Year Two (Second Batch, 1977)

The remaining episodes of Year Two were shown in autumn 1978.

Production Order Episode Original LWT broadcast

44

The Seance Spectre

Sat, 10 September 1977 11:30am (11:30am-12:30. 2 week break before next episode)

46

Devil's Planet

Sat, 24 September 1977 11:30am (2 week break before next episode)

43

The Lambda Factor

Sat, 8 October 1977 11:00am (11:00am-12:00)

41

The Bringers of Wonder - Part 1

Sat, 15 October 1977 11:00am

42

The Bringers of Wonder - Part 2

Sat, 22 October 1977 11:00am

47

The Immunity Syndrome

Sat, 29 October 1977 11:00am

45

Dorzak

Sat, 5 November 1977 11:00am

48

The Dorcons

Sat, 12 November 1977 11:00am

Year Two repeats, 1978

A repeat of 19 episodes of Year 2. All episodes shown were cut, with the exception of the unscheduled episode on New Year's Eve. A number of episodes were not shown: Seed of Destruction, The Bringers of Wonder - Part 1, The Bringers of Wonder - Part 2, The Immunity Syndrome and The Dorcons.

Production Order Episode LWT broadcast

25

The Metamorph

Sat, 8 July 1978 11:30am (11:30am-12:30) (No episode 15 July)

26

The Exiles

Sat, 22 July 1978 11:30am

35

The AB Chrysalis

Sat, 29 July 1978 11:30am (No episode 5 August)

34

New Adam New Eve

Sat, 12 August 1978 11:30am

32

The Mark of Archanon

Sat, 19 August 1978 11:30am (First episode with new LWT ident)

31

The Rules of Luton

Sat, 26 August 1978 11:30am (last for 2 weeks)

28

All That Glisters

Sun, 17 September 1978 1:25pm (moves to Sunday, 1:25-2:20pm; no episode 24 September)

30

The Taybor

Sun, 1 October 1978 1:25pm

33

Brian the Brain

Sun, 8 October 1978 1:30pm (moves to 1:30-2:30pm)

27

One Moment of Humanity

Sun, 15 October 1978 1:30pm

39

A Matter of Balance

Sun, 22 October 1978 1:30pm (billed as Seed of Destruction)

40

Space Warp

Sun, 29 October 1978 1:30pm

36

Catacombs of the Moon

Sun, 5 November 1978 1:30pm

38

The Beta Cloud

Sun, 12 November 1978 1:30pm

43

The Lambda Factor

Sun, 19 November 1978 1:30pm

46

Devil's Planet

Sun, 26 November 1978 1:30pm

44

The Seance Spectre

Sun, 3 December 1978 1:30pm

45

Dorzak

Sun, 10 December 1978 1:30pm

29

Journey To Where

Sun, 31 December 1978 9:05am (Sunday 9:05am-11:00. Unscheduled episode due to a strike at Yorkshire Television; the only episode uncut)

1982 repeats.

A full repeat of Year 1 with 4 episodes of Year 2.

Production Order Episode LWT broadcast

1

Breakaway

Sat, 13 February 1982 9:35am (Saturday 9:35am)

6

Another Time, Another Place

Sat, 20 February 1982 9:35am

19

The Troubled Spirit

Sat, 27 February 1982 9:35am

5

Earthbound

Sat, 6 March 1982 9:35am

7

Missing Link

Sat, 13 March 1982 9:35am

20

Space Brain

Sat, 20 March 1982 9:35am

24

The Testament of Arkadia

Sat, 27 March 1982 9:35am

18

The Last Enemy

Sat, 3 April 1982 9:35am

10

Alpha Child

Sat, 10 April 1982 11:15am (moves to 11:15am)

15

The Full Circle

Sat, 17 April 1982 11:15am

11

The Last Sunset

Sat, 24 April 1982 11:15am

14

Death's Other Dominion

Sat, 1 May 1982 11:15am

13

Collision Course

Sat, 8 May 1982 11:15am

3

Black Sun

Sat, 15 May 1982 11:15am

21

The Infernal Machine

Sat, 5 June 1982 11:15am

17

War Games

Sat, 12 June 1982 11:15am

22

Mission of the Darians

Sat, 19 June 1982 11:10am (moves to 11:10am)

8

Guardian of Piri

Sat, 26 June 1982 11:10am

2

Matter of Life and Death

Sat, 3 July 1982 11:10am

4

Ring Around the Moon

Sat, 10 July 1982 11:15am (returns to 11:15am)

9

Force of Life

Sat, 17 July 1982 11:15am

12

Voyager's Return

Sat, 24 July 1982 11:15am

16

End of Eternity

Sat, 7 August 1982 11:15am

25

The Metamorph

Sat, 14 August 1982 11:15am

26

The Exiles

Sat, 21 August 1982 11:15am

29

Journey To Where

Sat, 28 August 1982 11:15am

27

One Moment of Humanity

Sat, 4 September 1982 11:15am (last episode for 5 weeks)

23

Dragon's Domain

Sat, 16 October 1982 11:15am (the missing year 1 episode, end of repeat run)

1983-5 repeats.

A number of additional episodes- one in 1983, two at the end of 1984, and a run of eight episodes in early 1985. The 1980s repeats did not include New Adam New Eve, Space Warp, The Bringers of Wonder - Part 1, The Bringers of Wonder - Part 2, The Seance Spectre, Dorzak, Devil"s Planet and The Dorcons.

Production Order Episode Original LWT broadcast

33

Brian the Brain

Sat, 27 August 1983 11:20am (Saturday 11:20am-12:25, the only episode in 1983)

32

The Mark of Archanon

Sat, 8 December 1984 11:20am (Saturday 11:20am-12:25)

31

The Rules of Luton

Sat, 15 December 1984 11:20am (last before Christmas)

28

All That Glisters

Tue, 1 January 1985 11:20am

30

The Taybor

Sat, 12 January 1985 11:20am

37

Seed of Destruction

Sat, 19 January 1985 11:20am

35

The AB Chrysalis

Sat, 26 January 1985 11:20am

39

A Matter of Balance

Sat, 2 February 1985 11:20am

36

Catacombs of the Moon

Sat, 9 February 1985 11:20am

38

The Beta Cloud

Sat, 16 February 1985 11:20am

43

The Lambda Factor

Sat, 23 February 1985 11:20am

47

The Immunity Syndrome

Sat, 2 March 1985 11:20am

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Notes from Ros. "Circle" was the first episode broadcast on LWT with two commercial breaks, the previous 12 only had one. But then it was broadcast 35mins later than normal at 6.25pm. You also may like to know that Anglia TV took LWT's output for these first 13 and therefore the dates for the east of England are identical. After Christmas it was a different story.

Notes from Kevin Birnie. 1975 Year 1: After Death's Other Dominion, Kevin thinks the order was Dragon's Domain, Mission of the Darians, Alpha Child, Voyager's Return. (Ros is sure it is the order as shown above -also the same order as HTV). "It had replaced Doctor Who as the show that we had to be back from the shops in time to watch."

1976 Year 2. Kevin is sure the 5th episode on 2nd October was New Adam, New Eve, because it was the first episode he saw in colour, and he saw Dr Who's Hand Of Fear later that day. Ros is certain "Brian the Brain" was the fifth episode (shown on both ATV and London the very same day). ATV and London's episodes tallied for the first 16 weeks with ATV sliding in "The Lambda Factor" just before Christmas. In fact the continuity announcer points out over the end credits of "Brian...." that "New Adam, New Eve" would be shown the following week back in the regular 11.30 time slot.


Copyright Martin Willey, with thanks to Ros Connors