The Catacombs The Production Guide
Titles and Credits
by Martin Willey



Year One End Credits

The end credits lasted 30 seconds. The last shot of the episode was a freeze frame, over which the caption "series created by Gerry & Sylvia Anderson" appeared.

Year 1 end titles

Eight screens of credits followed, over various space scenes.

1. The first screen was the ITC logo with the copyright message. This appeared over a featureless space scene. Year 1 end titles
2. The second screen showed the supporting cast list, again over a featureless space scene. Year 1 end titles

3. Credits for music (Barry Gray), special effects (Brian Johnson) and production designer (Keith Wilson) appeared over a shot of an Eagle leaving a moon. The hemisphere of the cratered green moon appears top right, a small nebula bottom left. Over the nebula a small combat Eagle (illuminated green) travels left.

Year 1 end titles
Year 1 end titles

4. A vertical bluish galaxy is centre left. A small star at the centre moves down. Credits for production manager, director of photography, casting director and, in some episodes, script editor, appear over.

Year 1 end titles
Year 1 end titles

5. Another band of stars is top right, crossing the corner of the screen. Bisecting it is a comet, travelling "backwards" (but correctly in astronomical terms) in the direction of its tail into the top right corner. Over this appears credits for supervising editor (David Lane), camera operator, assistant director and sound recordist.

Year 1 end titles
Year 1 end titles

6. A small white nebula appears upper right. Credits over for editor, sound and music editors, continuity and the credit to Rank Film Laboratories.

Year 1 end titles
Year 1 end titles

7. The hemisphere of a large red cratered planet is in the top right corner. The strand of a nebula crosses the top of the screen, with various coloured stars around. Make up, hair designer and wardrobe credits appear, with the message "Filmed at Pinewood Studios, Buckinghamshire, England".

Year 1 end titles
Year 1 end titles

8. Bottom left is the corner of a blue cratered moon. Near it are various small coloured worlds. Above the moon, a small Eagle (illuminated blue) travels to the top left. Under the title "Special Effects" appear the credits for director Nick Allder, lighting cameraman Harry Oakes, camera operator Frank Drake, electronics Michael S. E. Downing.

Year 1 end titles
Year 1 end titles

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