Doctor Who: Remembrance of the Daleks (1988)

UK, 5 October 1988-26 October 1988
4 episodes, average 25m each
videotape, colour, 4:3
mono, English
Previous Serial: : Dragonfire (1987)
Next Serial: Doctor Who: The Happiness Patrol (1988)
Series: Doctor Who (1963-1989) – series 25, episodes 1-4

A British television science fiction serial directed by Andrew Morgan from scripts by Ben Aaronovitch.

Plot Summary

Landing near Coal Hill school in November 1963 and Ace encounter two warring factions of hunting for the Hand of Omega, a remote stellar manipulator stolen from the Time Lords and hidden by the Doctor.

Credits

Crew
Director: Andrew Morgan [parts 1-4]
© BBC MCMLXXXVIII [1988] [parts 1-4]
Producer: John Nathan-Turner [parts 1-4]
Production Managers: Ian Fraser [parts 1-4], Michael McDermott [parts 1-4]
[Written] By: Ben Aaronovitch [parts 1-4]
Script Editor: Andrew Cartmel [parts 1-4]
Studio Lighting: Henry Barber [parts 1-4]
Studio Camera Supervisor: Alec Wheal [parts 1-4]
O.B. Lighting: Ian Dow [parts 1-4]
O.B. Cameramen: Robin Sutherland [parts 1-4], Barry Chaston [parts 1-4]
Technical Co-Ordinator: Richard Wilson [parts 1-4]
Vision Mixers: Shirley Coward [parts 1-4], Fred Law [parts 1-4]
Videotape Editor: Hugh Parson [parts 1-4]
Theme Music Composed by: Ron Grainer [parts 1-4]
Theme Arrangement/Incidental Music: Keff McCulloch [parts 1-4]
Studio Sound: Scott Talbot [parts 1-4]
O.B. Sound: Doug Whittaker [parts 1-4], Les Mowbray [parts 1-4]
Special Sound: Dick Mills [parts 1-4]
Costume Designer: Ken Trew [parts 1-4]
Make-Up Designer: Christine Greenwood [parts 1-4]
Visual Effects Designer: Stuart Brisdon [parts 1-4]
Video Effects: Dave Chapman [parts 1-4]
Computer Animation: Cal Video [parts 1-4]
Titles: Gareth Edwards, CAL Video [uncredited]
Designer: Martin Collins [parts 1-4]
Properties Buyer: Chris Ferriday [parts 1-4]
Graphic Designer: Oliver Elmes [parts 1-4]
Production Associate: June Collins [parts 1-4]
Production Assistant: Rosemary Parsons [parts 1-4]
Assistant Floor Managers: Val McCrimmon [parts 1-4], Lynn Grant [parts 1-4]
Stunt Arranger: Tip Tipping [parts 1-4]
Stunt Woman: Tracey Eddon [part 2]

Cast
Part One
Sylvester McCoy (The Doctor)
Sophie Aldred (Ace)
Simon Williams ([Group Captain'Chunky'] Gilmore)
Dursley McLinden ([Sergeant] Mike [Smith])
Pamela Salem ([Professor] Rachel [Jensen])
Karen Gledhill (Allison [Williams])
George Sewell (Ratcliffe)
Michael Sheard (headmaster)
Harry Fowler (Harry)
Jasmine Breaks (the girl)
Peter Hamilton Dyer (Embery)
Hugh Spight (Dalek operator)
Roy Skelton, John Leeson (voices)

Part Two
Sylvester McCoy (The Doctor)
Sophie Aldred (Ace)
Simon Williams ([Group Captain'Chunky'] Gilmore)
Dursley McLinden ([Sergeant] Mike [Smith])
Pamela Salem ([Professor] Rachel [Jensen])
Karen Gledhill (Allison [Williams])
George Sewell (Ratcliffe)
Michael Sheard (headmaster)
Peter Halliday (vicar)
Joseph Marcell (John)
William Thomas (Martin)
Jasmine Breaks (the girl)
Derek Keller (Kaufman)
John Scott Martin, Hugh Spight, Tony Starr, Cy Town (Dalek operators)
Roy Skelton, Royce Mills, Brian Miller, John Leeson (voices)

Part Three
Sylvester McCoy (The Doctor)
Sophie Aldred (Ace)
Simon Williams ([Group Captain'Chunky'] Gilmore)
Dursley McLinden ([Sergeant] Mike [Smith])
Pamela Salem ([Professor] Rachel [Jensen])
Karen Gledhill (Allison [Williams])
Harry Fowler (Harry)
Jasmine Breaks (the girl)
John Scott Martin, Hugh Spight, Tony Starr, Cy Town (Dalek operators)
Roy Tromelly [real name: Terry Molloy] (Emperor Dalek)
Brian Miller, Royce Mills, Roy Skelton, John Leeson (voices)

Part Four
Sylvester McCoy (The Doctor)
Sophie Aldred (Ace)
Simon Williams ([Group Captain'Chunky'] Gilmore)
Dursley McLinden ([Sergeant] Mike [Smith])
Pamela Salem ([Professor] Rachel [Jensen])
Karen Gledhill (Allison [Williams])
George Sewell (Ratcliffe)
Terry Molloy ()
Jasmine Breaks (the girl)
Hugh Spight (Black Dalek operator)
John Scott Martin, Cy Town, Tony Starr (Dalek operators)
Roy Skelton, Royce Mills, Brian Miller (Dalek voices)

Uncredited
Norman Bacon, David Harrison, Nigel Wild [Dalek operators]
Simon Harboro [teleprinter operator]
Frances Tanner, Rebecca Knight [typists]
Neil Lyndon Johnson [dead soldier [Andrews)]
Paul Vaughn Teague [A/C Grant]
Ray Martin [school teacher]
Zoe Barry-Hughes, Tamsin Breaks, Zoe Morgan, Anna Stevenson, Hero Trew [girls]
Chris Andrews, Peter Gates Fleming [policemen]
Ronnie Aldon, Ian Clare, Judy Collins, Averil Dean, Tom Gandl, Selina Gilbert, Linda Kent, Alison McGuire, Wyn Mcleod, Kelly Murray, Frank Novak, Alfred Rogers, Tina Sarsfield, Judd Solo, Lee Towset, Pam Wardell, Peter Whitaker [onlookers]
Kathleen Bidmead [Mrs Smith]
Richie Kennedy [milkman]
Ron Berry [grave digger]
June Easther [aunt]
Robin Easther [uncle]
John Evans [undertaker]
Colin Baldwin, Gary Dean, Hugh Elton, David J Ross, Doug Starke, Colin Thomas [pallbearers]
Tony Aspin, Ian Bodenham, Charles Hunter, Ian Johns, Bill Malin, Ross Murray, Lee Ryan, David Skinner, Stuart Smith, Jack Talbot, Robert Terson, Derek Van Weenan, Norman Warren [soldiers]
Matthew King, Tommy Charlton, Alec Gifford, Steve Little [Association men]

Alternative Titles

Nightfall – working title
Die Hand des Omega – German title

Production Notes

Continuity errors
It's clear from the scorch marks made by the rockets that the Dalek shuttlecraft has already landed in the school playground at least once before although there appears to be no structural damage to the school buildings and no-one seems to have noticed. When we see it land at the climax of part two however it blows in the windows of the classroom and is in full view of anyone in line of sight.

References

Periodicals
Doctor Who Figurine Collection Part 173 (2020) – illustrated articles
In-Vision no.96 (2001) – credits, production notes

Books
Doctor Who Program Guide 25th Anniverary Edition by James C. Armstrong Jr, Michael L. Brown p.83 – credits, episode list
Doctor Who: The Television Companion by David J. Howe and Stephen James Walker pp.513-516 – credits, synopsis, review