scene is London 2167. The Daleks have invaded
Earth, making many thousands of inhabitants into Robomen - Human Dalek
servants - by clamping metal control helmets to their heads. Other slaves
have been shipped to Bedfordshire, where the Daleks have a vast mining
complex; they have discovered a fissure in the Earth's inner shell, through
which they aim to remove the planet's core and replace it with a magnetic
power system, so they can pilot Earth anywhere in the Universe. The Doctor
and Ian are captured by Robomen and taken to the Dalek Supreme,
the Black Dalek, who tries to change the Doctor into a Roboman, strapping
him to an operating table in the Robotizer Chamber of a Dalek flying saucer
parked at Chelsea Heliport. The rest of the TARDIS crew escape from London
and head for the mining fields, where Ian confronts the Slyther,
the Daleks' man eating pet. Susan and a freedom fighter named David Campbell
manage to gain entry into the complex and destroy the Daleks' radio network.
No longer under the Daleks' control, the Robomen and the Slaves are encouraged
by the Doctor to rise against their inhuman masters. A bomb is detonated,
which destroys the Daleks and their craft. Earth is now safe and Susan,
who has fallen in love with David Campbell, decides to stay behind.
The Doctor: William
Barbara Wright: Jacqueline Hill
Susan Foreman: Carole Ann Ford
Carl Tyler: Bernard Kay
David Campbell: Peter
Huntley, Peter Badger, Reg Tyler, Bill Moss
Jewell, Gerald Taylor, Nick Evans,Kevin Manser, Peter Murphy
Dalek Voices: Peter
Larry Madison: Graham
Ashton: Patrick O'Connell
Conroy, Meriel Hobson
Assistant Producer: Mervyn
Script Editor: David
Make up: Sonia Markham, Tony
Music: Francis Chagrin.
as "Doctor Who - The Dalek Invasion of Earth"
by Terrence Dicks (0 426 11244 X) first
published by W.H. Allen (now Virgin Publishing Ltd.) in 1977 with cover
by Chris Achilleos. New edition in 1990 with cover by Alister Pearson.
Target library number 17. Also reprinted in "Doctor Who
- The Dalek Omnibus" in 1983 with cover by Andrew Skilleter.
as "The Dalek Invasion of Earth" in UK May 1990 and in
Australia and New Zealand (BBC catalogue #4353). Released in US and Canada
in 1994 (CBS/FOX catalogue #5947) with cover art by Alister Pearson in
episodic format, as a two-tape set. The video release has the "Next
Episode" caption deleted from "Flashpoint".
Hartnell is absent from part four due to an injury does not appear in
"The End of Tomorrow," though his stand-in Edmund Warwick
The departure of Carole Ann Ford at the end of part six sees the first
regular cast change.
exist as 16mm telerecordings, including "The Waking Ally"
which was already held by the Film & TV library as of 1978 on 35mm
Negative film prints of all six episodes were recovered from BBC Enterprises
filming. (28 August 1964)
Studio recording in Riverside 1. (18,25
September; 2, 9, 16, 23 October 1964)
Hammersmith Bridge, Queen Caroline Street, Hammersmith, London, W6. (27
Butlers Wharf, Southwark, London SE1. (date
Warehouse, St. Katherines Dock, London, E1. (25
Irongate Wharf, St. Katherines Way, London E1. (date
White City Underground Station (Metropolitan Line), Wood lane, Shepard's
Bush, London, W12. (25 August 1964)
Albert Embankment, London, SE11. (23 August 1964)
Westminster Bridge, Westminster, London, SW1. (23
Whitehall, London, SW1. (23 August 1964)
Trafalgar Square, London, SW1. (23 August 1964)
Royal Albert Hall, Kensington Gore, Kensington, London, SW7.
(23 August 1964)
Albert Memorial, Kensington, London, SW7. (23 August
Palace of Industry, Engineers Way, Wembley, Middlesex. (23
John's Hole Quarry, Stone, Kent. (28 August 1964)
Third Way, Wembley, Middlesex. (23 August 1964)
3 - In one scene, when London is supposed
to be abandoned, you can clearly see a truck driving calmly by in the
Episode 6 -
When the rebels ambush the Dalek passing through the door, the Dalek's
eyestalk is looking straight at them as it enters, but it quickly turns
away to allow the rebels catch it by "surprise".
Episode 6 -
As the Doctor unlocks the TARDIS door, listen for the faint sound of a
Dalek screeching in the background. (Apparently this is an audio problem
which arose during duplication of the original master tape).
Episode 6 -
The Dalek's reason for invading Earth is because of Earth's magnetic core,
which they claim "no other planet has". Planets with magnetic
cores are now considered commonplace, with all the planets in our solar
system possessing one, for starters.
Episode ? -
During the attack on the Dalek saucer, a Dalek is pushed down the ramp,
falls over and lies still. In the next shot the head of the Dalek is pointing
in another direction.
Episode ? -
Listen out for the Black Dalek clearing its throat before making a speech.
Episode ? -
Nice to see that pleasure boats still sail along the river Thames, even
after ten years of Dalek occupation!