House, the country residence of Sir Reginald Styles has been selected
as the venue for a World Peace Conference. The peace diplomat Sir Reginald
Styles is attacked by guerillas, who vanish in front of his eyes to their
22nd century world taking Jo Grant with them. Miss Paget, Styles' assistant
reports the attack. The Brigadier is notified and assigns the Doctor to
investigate. The guerrilla reappears and is killed by two Ogrons,
large ape-like humanoids. UNIT soldiers find his body, a gun and a sort
of mechanical device. The Doctor spends the night at Auderley House and
meets three more guerrillas, Anat, Boaz and Shura. The Doctor follows
and discovers the future is ruled by the Daleks
and their ape like slaves the Ogrons. The guerillas say that they are
after Styles because in the 20th century he murdered world leaders, starting
a world war which enabled the Daleks to conquer Earth. They want to prevent
this. The Doctor realizes that the real murderer, however was a guerilla
sent to kill Styles! The Doctor manages to escape from the Daleks and
hurries back to the 20th Century, where he has Styles house evacuated.
The guerilla, Shura, destroys only the Daleks and the Ogrons, who pursuing
the Doctor, with a Dalekenium Bomb. The future is saved.
The Doctor: Jon
Jo Grant: Katy
Brig. Lethbridge-Stewart: Nicholas
Sergeant Benton: John
Captain Yates: Richard
Miss Paget: Jean McFarlane
Sir Reginald Styles: Wilfrid
Chief Dalek: John
Dalek Voices: Oliver
Radio Operator: Gypsie
Anat: Anna Barry
TV Reporter: Alex
Lester, Maurice Bush, Frank Menzies, Bruce Wells, GeoffreyTodd, David
Daleks: Ricky Newby, Murphy
UNIT Personnel: Leon
Maybank, Barbara Chambers
Style's Aide: Desmond
UNIT Guard: David
Script Editor: Terrence
Make up: Heather Stewart.
Visual Effects: Jim
Music : Dudley
as "Doctor Who And The Day
of The Daleks by Terrence Dicks
(0 426 10380 7) first published by Universal Tandem in 1974 as Doctor
Who and The Day of The Daleks with cover by Chris Achilleos.
New edition by W.H. Allen (now Virgin Publishing Ltd.) in 1985 with
cover by Andrew Skilleter. New edition in 1991 with cover by Alister
Pearson. Also published in Doctor Who - The Dalek Omnibus
by Terrence Dicks first published by W. H. Allen in 1983 with cover by
Andrew Skilleter. Target library number 18.
Published in America by Pinnacle, Day of The Daleks was edition number
1 in the series and went on to be reprinted up until 1989.
as "Day of the Daleks" in the UK, July 1986, and in Australia
& New Zealand (BBC catalogue #2036). Released in US & Canada in
1989 (CBS/FOX catalogue #5092, reclassified as WHV #1151). Cover montage
illustration by Sid Sutton. The original 1986 UK release was on both VHS
and Betamax format. Re-released in the UK in 1988 (BBC catalogue #4109,
budget-priced) and again in the UK in 1994 (BBC catalogue #5219)
in 1989 in the US by CBS/FOX Re-released in 1994 in the 1994 by Encore
Entertainment (catalogue #EE1202, UK), with cover art by Pete Wallbank.
Both releases were in CLV format (extended play).
Benda was heard as the Minister in a voice-over telephone conversation
in Episode 2 but was uncredited on screen.
episodes exist as PAL 2" color videotape as held by the Film &
Videotape Library when audited in 1978.
recording in TC4. (4-5 October 1971)
recording in TC8. (18-19 October 1971)
United States International University, Dropmore Park, Burnham, Buckinghamshire.
Harvey House, Green Dragon Lane, Brentford, Middlesex. (14,
Bull's Bridge, Hayes, Middlesex. (14-16
1 - While the Doctor is pottering around
in the TARDIS trying to get it working, he hands a clipboard and pen to
Jo. As he does so, the pen falls off the board and gets stuck about halfway
down the TARDIS console where it stays for the next couple of shots. But
then Jo hands the clipboard back to the Doctor with the pen, and no sign
of her having bent over to retrieve the errant writing implement.
1 - Early on in this episode,
the Brigadier gets a phone call. When he answers, we can hear the muffled
voice of a male secretary of some sort announcing that he has the Minister
on the line for the Brig. The secretary finishes his line, then the Minister
says "hello" in the middle of the Brig's reponse. The Minister
then offers a second "hello", but Nick Courtney doesn't seem
to react until the third one.
1 - The Brigadier tells Jo that
Auderley House is a government-owned country house. But all other indications
in the story are that Auderley is Styles's private home (e.g. Styles's
wine cellar, the fact that the Brigadier asks Styles for permission to
search the grounds, etc.).
1 - As Styles enters his study
when the Doctor and co. are talking to Miss Paget, the camera is a little
too high, and a diagonal wire can be seen attached to the chandelier.
1 - Watch the Brigadier slip and
slide as he's running through the mud on his way to the railway tunnel.
1 - When the controller contacts
his masters for the first time, the camera zooms back dramatically to
show who he's reporting to the Daleks! In awe of seeing them for the first
time, the boom operator has forgotten to move out of the way and the boom
mike can be seen sitting above the controller's head rather sheepishly.
2, 3 - When Styles's house is
being attacked by the Ogrons (in studio), the freedom fighter Boaz loses
his hat while running out to fight. In the next shot (on location) he
has it back on. Then in the next episode, when the Doctor catches up with
them in the tunnel, it's gone again.
4 - As the attack force of Daleks
and Ogrons emerges from the tunnel, one of the Ogrons has a very badly-fitting
mask – a large portion of the actor's face can be seen underneath it.