Doctor finds through his new Time/Space Visualizer - with which he can
see scenes from any time he wishes (stock film of the Beatles is used)
- that the Daleks are after him in a time machine of their own
design. The two crafts engage in a frantic chase through the Cosmos. After
a brief encounter on the desert planet Aridius, the TARDIS lands on the
Empire State Building, the Marie Celeste (whose crew leap into
the sea at the site of the Daleks), a Gothic house with Dracula and Frankenstein's
monster (who turns out to be amusement park robots), and finally on the
planet Mechanus, a world overgrown with deadly vegetation, inhabited by
the Mechanoids, human-built robots sent there to prepare the planet for colonization,
but subsequently forgotten. The travelers are taken prisoners by the Mechanoids
after the Doctor's victory over a robot built in his image by the Daleks.
They meet Steven Taylor, the only survivor of a crashed spaceship. The
Daleks and the Mechanoids fight and destroy each other, but the Dalek
time machine survives intact. Ian and Barbara use it to get back
to their own time. Steven stumbles into the TARDIS and stays with
the Doctor and Vicki.
After the departure of Ian and Barbara, the TARDIS crew no longer contains
any of the original companions.
The Doctor: William Hartnell
Barbara Wright: Jacqueline Hill
Vicki: Maureen O'Brien
Steven Taylor: Peter
Abraham Lincoln: Robert
Frances Bacon: Roger Hammond
Queen Elizabeth I: Vivienne Bennett
TV Announcer: Richard Coe
The Beatles: As
Mire Beast: Jack Pitt
Daleks: Gerald Taylor, Kevin
Manser, Robert Jewell, John Scott Martin
Dalek Voices: Peter
Hawkins, David Graham
Guide: Arne Gordon
Morton Dill: Peter Purves
Albert Richardson: Dennis
Captain Briggs: David
Bosun: Patrick Carter
Frankenstein's Monster: John
Grey Lady: Roslyn de Winter
Robot Doctor: Edmund Warwick
Grumbar, Jack Pitt, John Scott Martin, Ken Tyllson
Mechanoid Voices: David
Bus Conductor: Derek Ware
Script Editor: Dennis
Martin. (Douglas Camfield some sequences in episode 6, uncredited)
P. Cusick, John Wood (Barry Newbery some sequences in episode 6, uncredited)
Make up: Sonia Markham.
as "Doctor Who - The Chase" by
John Peel (0 426 20336 4) first published by W.H. Allen (now Virgin Publishing
Ltd.) in 1989 with cover by Alister Pearson. Target library number
as "The Daleks Limited Edition Boxed Set: The Chase & Remembrance
of the Daleks" in the UK October 1993 and in Australia and New
Zealand (BBC catalogue #5005). US and Canada release in 1993 from CBS/FOX
(catalogue #4795). Cover art by Andrew Skilleter on the individual PAL
tapes; box set as a Dalek only. The UK, Australia and
NZ version included a book, "The Daleks" and was packaged
in a tin. The North American version was released only in a white boxcover
with Dalek artwork, without the booklet, and did not retain the individual
was the third adventure to feature the Daleks, and the only story to use
stock footage of The Beatles. They played "Ticket to Ride" in
Peter Purves joins the cast as Steven Taylor in the final episode, though
he is seen earlier in another role as a tourist at the Empire State Building;
this role eventually won him the role of Steven.
six episodes exist as 16mm telecine recordings. Negative film prints of
all four episodes were recovered from BBC Enterprises circa 1978.
filming. (12-15 April; 10 May 1965)
Studio recording in Riverside 1. (30
April; 7, 14, 21, 28 May; 4 June 1965)
Camber Sands, East Sussex. (9
Garage behind Studio 3A/B.
(10 May 1965)
1 - As the Doctor, Ian, Barbara,
and Vicki are watching the Time-Space Visualiser, Ian is seen singing
along to the Beatles' "Ticket to Ride". What's amazing is that
he knows the words, despite coming from Earth in 1963 (two years before
the song was released).
- Note that when Barbara goes back to the TARDIS to turn off the Visualiser,
she walks on to the set where the Visualiser is from the wrong direction!
She should have entered from the door on the left (where they all walked
off when the Doctor announced "We're about to materialise!").
Not only that, but she yells from where she walked on to the Doctor to
come quickly, which is followed by him entering from the same nowhere
that she did!
- When Ian yells "Hello!", his echo doesn't match.
Episode 1 - When Vicki leaves in a huff,
she leaves a screwdriver on the Time-Space Visualiser. It promptly falls
off with a loud clatter that William Hartnell reacts to by groaning.
- When the Doc and co. are on Aridius, in the background you can see the
sand dunes stretching off into the far distance, but when they walked
across the screen they cast shadows on the dunes - rather giving away
the fact that they were just cardboard cut-outs.
- When the Doctor, and Barbara are being held by the Aridians, Vicki comes
to find them. When she is rushing to meet them, she knocks an Aridian
over. KeEpisode your eye on him. After a few seconds, he gets up, looks
confused for a second and then looks at someone behind the camera. He
then "sneaks" off the set.
Episode 2, 4
- The Doctor appears to leave his coat on Aridius, though he somehow has
it back by the time they reach Mechanus.
Episode 3 - Watch out for the motionless
and rather battered looking Daleks standing on either side of the ramp
into the Dalek ship. These are actually 2 ex-movie Daleks which were returned
to the BBC to be used in the show, but there wasn't enough time to replace
the movie style large base and jam-jar dome lights... So these bits were
simply removed in the hope no-one would notice. [This info comes from
the instruction sheet for the Sevans Models Dalek kit.]
Episode 3 - Just after the Doc & crew
escape from Aridius (when Barbara says that he wasn't bursting with enthusiasm),
a boom shadow moves across the Time Rotor.
Episode 3 - Just after the previous blooper,
Ian, Barbara and Vicki all gather around the Doctor. Vicki puts her hands
deep in her pockets and starts to wiggle her legs, move her hands (in
the pockets) and shake her hips. Judging by the desperate facial expressions
she had a need to visit the Ladies room...
Episode 4 - Before the TARDIS materialises
in the Haunted House, you hear the Dalek Time Machine materialisation
sound for no reason whatsoever. Then you hear and see the TARDIS materialise.
Also as the TARDIS materialises in the haunted house, note the shadow
of the person on the TARDIS door who quickly runs away when it has fully
Episode 4 - The Doctor and Ian enter Frankenstein's
lab in the haunted house. They see the Monster lying unanimated on a table.
Behind the table is a large ventilation screen. Behind this screen is
an empty Dalek - note that at this point in the story, the Daleks weren't
supposed to have arrived yet. A later scene in this same room shows that
Dalek in action, "exterminating" the Monster.
Episode 4 - When the Doctor and Ian escape
from Frankenstein's monster and the monster lies down on its couch again,
we hear Vicki's next line "What's that in aid of?" a few seconds
before she actually says it in the next scene. (Apparently, Maureen O'Brien
jumped her cue and said the line before the camera was actually on her.)
Immediately after the previous blooper, Barbara's next line, the quote
about "Ask not for whom the bell tolls..." seems to suggest
that we should have just heard a spooky-sounding bell go off about then.
So where did it vanish to?
Episode 4 - There's a clearly visible boom
mike and operator standing in the shadows as Ian and the Doctor come down
the stairs of the haunted house for the last time.
Episode 4 - When the Daleks establish that
the Doctor & crew. are approaching the planet Mechanus, we see a rectangular
screen in their time machine with a series of three-digit numbers underneath
the main monitor, supposedly part of the machine. But when a Dalek moves
in front of the screen, the numbers are partially superimposed on the
Episode 5 - There's also a shot of the jungle
on Mechanus where you can see a Dalek in the background before they're
supposed to have arrived.
Episode 5 - Watch the scene where Vicki finds
the TARDIS for the first time (on Mechanus). Afterwards, you can see a
boom in the background. And if you keep looking at the background you
can see the operator's hand pick something up off the ground.
Episode 5 - When Ian and the Doctor are carrying
Vicki back to the cave, in the background is the Dalek ship, right outside
the cave (instead of half-way across the jungle) - and they don't even
Episode 5 - When the Daleks are massing to
attack our heroes, they pass by the entrance to their cave and continue
half-way across the jungle to the entrance again!
Episode 5 - In one scene in the jungle on
Mechanus, a BBC camera cruises through the background - you can see a
large white '3' painted on its side.
Episode 6 - As the Doctor and Ian come back
down from the roof of the city, Steven walks over to talk to them. The
camera "dramatically" follows Steven around the set until a
certain point where the camera suddenly jerks, we hear a soft "thunk"
and then a "oooh!" from the cameraman!
Episode 6 - There's a moment when the Doctor
and crew. have been first captured by the Mechanoids that the camera is
jostled very obviously.
Episode 6 - When the door to Steven's "cell"
drops, it bounces a few times before it closes for good.
Episode 6 - When Ian and Barbara are starting
to climb down from the Mechanoid city roof, Barbara slips and falls head-first
off the roof. Ian saves her... by grabbing her pants! He clings onto her
belt for dear life and almost manages to pull her trousers off in the
process of rescuing her.
Episode ? - In one scene where the Daleks
are entering their time machine, you can see one lifting itself up to
get over the lip at the entrance.
Episode ? - There's a scene where a Dalek
is moving along on some sand, and you can see that it leaves footprints
in the sand after it!
Episode ? - In one scene in the Dalek craft,
you can see someone running across the bottom right hand corner of the
screen - quickly, but noticeably.