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Doctor Who: Revelation of the Daleks (1985)

Date(s) of Broadcast: 23 March 1985 - 30 March 1985
Number of Episodes: 2
Average Episode Running Times: 44 mins
Format: colour
Sound: mono

CREDITS

PRODUCTION
Production Company: BBC
Executive Producer: Barry Letts
Producer: John Nathan-Turner
Production Manager: Michael Cameron

SCRIPT
Script: Eric Saward
Story Editor: Eric Saward

DIRECTION
Director: Graeme Harper

PHOTOGRAPHY
Lighting Director: Don Babbage
Camera Supervisor: Alec Wheal
Film Cameraman: John Walker

EDITING AND POST-PRODUCTION
Videotape Editor: Steve Newnham
Film Editor: Ray Wingrove
Vision Mixer: Dinah Long

MUSIC
Title Music: Ron Grainer and the BBC Radiophonic Workshop
Title Music Arranger: Peter Howell
Incidental Music: Roger Limb

SOUNDS
Studio Sound: Andy Stacey
Film Sound: Steve Gatland
Special Sounds: Dick Mills

MAKE UP AND COSTUMES
Make Up Designer: Dorka Nieradzik
Costume Designer: Pat Godfrey

VISUAL EFFECTS
Visual Effects Designer: Dave Chapman

DESIGN AND SET CONSTRUCTION
Designer: Alan Spalding

MISCELLANEOUS
Production Associate: Angela Smith
Production Assistant: Elizabeth Sherry
Assistant Floor Manager: Jo O'Leary
Technical Coordinator: Alan Arbuthnott

STUNTS
Stunts: Steve Emmerson

CAST
Colin Baker (The Doctor)
Nicola Bryant (Peri)
Eleanor Bron (Kara)
Clive Swift (Jobel)
William Gaunt (Orcini)
Terry Molloy (Davros)
Alexei Sayle (DJ)
Jenny Tomasin (Tasembeker)
John Ogwen (Bostock)
Stephen Flynn (Grigory)
Bridget Lynch-Blosse (Natasha)
Trevor Cooper (Takis)
Colin Spaull (Lilt)
Hugh Walters (Vogel)
John Scott Martin, Cy Town, Tonu Starr, Toby Byrne (Daleks)
Roy Skelton, Royce Mills (Dalek voices)
Alec Linstead (Professor Arthur Stengos)
Ken Barker (mutant)
Penelope Lee (computer voice)
Russell Brook, Jane Clarke, Tricia Clarke, Judy Cowne, Liz D'estere, Linda Kent, Annabel Larkins, Tim Lawrence, Eric Lindsay, Don ParryAttendants (uncredited)
Alan Austen, Richard Bonehill, Michael Fernley, Michael Jeffries, Alan Mock, Jeff Wayne (guards - uncredited)

PLOT SUMMARY

On the planet Necros people pay to have their bodies cryogenically frozen. The Doctor learns that the leader of the planet is Davros who is using it as basis to create a new army of Daleks.

CAPSULE REVIEW

The great hope of the season. The Daleks return directed by the man who helmed Andozani. Opinion was / is mixed. Like most of the season the plot is very busy with sub-plots but not enough is motoring the central thrust of the story. The see through Dalek is great. Alexei Sayle's character is just too annoyingly jarring. Best of the season but probably by default.

AVAILABILITY

UK
Television Distributor: BBC
Video Distributor: BBC Video

TIMELINE

1985
March

23: UK - Part One television broadcast (on BBC1)
30: UK - Part One television broadcast (on BBC1)

REFERENCES

BOOKS

Doctor Who: The Television Companion pp.481-484
credits, synopsis, review (by David J. Howe and Stephen James Walker)

OTHER SOURCES

screen
credits

KEYWORDS

aliens, time travel

 


Last Updated: 1 January, 2009

 


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