Doctor Who: The Dalek Invasion of Earth (1964)

UK, 21 November 1964-26 December 1964
6 episodes, average 25m
videotape, black and white, 4:3
mono, English
Previous Serial: : Planet of Giants (1964)
Next Serial: Doctor Who: The Rescue (1965)
Series: Doctor Who (1963-1989) – series 2, episode 4-9

A British television science fiction serial directed by Richard Martin. It marked the return of the , the first time one of 's adversary's had returned. It was also the last story for 19 years for Carol Anne Ford as The Doctor's grand-daughter Susan – she would return for one last story to date in The Five Doctors (1983).

Premise

The Doctor and his travelling companions arrive in in the 22nd century to find that the Earth has been overrun by the Daleks. With their army of Robomen, humans turned into zombie-like slaves, they are planning to remove the Earth's core and fit a powerful drive system that will enable them to steer the planet like a spaceship. The Doctor teams up with a desperate band of freedom fighters to try to prevent the Daleks from succeeding.

Credits

Crew
Directed by: Richard Martin [episodes 1-6]
BBC TV [episodes 1-6]
Producer: Verity Lambert [episodes 1-6]
Associate Producer: Mervyn Pinfield [episodes 1-6]
Written by: Terry Nation [episodes 1-6]
Story Editor: David Whitaker [episodes 1-6]
Lighting: Howard King [episode 6]
Film Cameraman: Peter Hamilton [episodes 1, 3, 4, 6]
Film Editor: John Griffiths [episodes 1, 3, 4, 6]
Title Music by: Ron Grainer with the BBC Radiophonic Workshop [episodes 1-6]
Title Music Arranged by: Delia Derbyshire *
Incidental Music Composed and Conducted by: Francis Chagrin [episodes 1-6]
Sound: Jack Brummitt [episode 6]
Special Sounds: Brian Hodgson *
Costumes Supervised by: Daphne Dare [episode 6]
Make-up Supervised by: Sonia Markham [episode 6]
Designer: Spencer Chapman [episodes 1-6]
Production Assistant: Jane Shirley *
Assistant Floor Manager: Christina Lawton *
Locations: Hammersmith Bridge, Queen Caroline Street, Hammersmith, London, W6; Butler's Wharf, Southwark, London, SE1; ‘A' Warehouse, St Katherine's Dock, London, E1; Irongate Wharf, St Katherine's Dock, London, E1; White City Underground Station, Wood Lane, Shepherd's Bush, London, W12; Albert Embankment, London, SE11; Westminster Bridge, Westminster, London, SW1; Whitehall, London, SW1; Trafalgar Square, London, SW1; Royal Albert Hall, Kensington Gore, Kensington, London, SW7; Albert Memorial, Kensington, London, SW7; Palace of Industry, Engineers Way, Wembley, Middlesex; St John's Hole Quarry, Stone Kent; Third Way, Wembley, Middlesex [all uncredited]
Fights Arranged by: Peter Diamond [episode 5]

Cast
World's End
William Hartnell (Dr Who)
William Russell ()
Jacqueline Hill ()
Carole Ann Ford ()
Bernard Kay (Carl Tyler)
Peter Fraser (David Campbell)
Alan Judd (Dortmun)
Martyn Huntley, Peter Badger (Robomen)
Robert Jewell (Dalek operator)

The Daleks
William Hartnell (Dr Who)
William Russell (Ian Chesterton)
Jacqueline Hill (Barbara Wright)
Carole Ann Ford (Susan Foreman)
Martyn Huntley, Peter Badger (Robomen)
Robert Jewell, Gerald Taylor, Nick Evans, Kevin Manser, Peter Murphy (Dalek machines operated by)
Peter Hawkins, David Graham (Dalek voices)
Alan Judd (Dortmun)
Bernard Kay (Carl Tyler)
Ann Davies (Jenny)
Peter Fraser (David Campbell)
Michael Goldie ([Jack] Craddock)
Michael Davis (Thomson)
Richard McNeff (Baker)

Day of Reckoning
William Hartnell (Dr Who)
William Russell (Ian Chesterton)
Jacqueline Hill (Barbara Wright)
Carole Ann Ford (Susan Foreman)
Alan Judd (Dortmun)
Martyn Huntley, Peter Badger (Robomen)
Richard McNeff (Baker)
Bernard Kay (Carl Tyler)
Peter Hawkins, David Graham (Dalek voices)
Robert Jewell, Gerald Taylor, Nick Evans, Kevin Manser, Peter Murphy (Dalek machines operated by)
Peter Fraser (David Campbell)
Ann Davies (Jenny)
Michael Goldie ([Jack] Craddock)
Graham Rigby (Larry Madison)

The End of Tomorrow
William Hartnell (Dr Who)
William Russell (Ian Chesterton)
Jacqueline Hill (Barbara Wright)
Carole Ann Ford (Susan Foreman)
Peter Fraser (David Campbell)
Ann Davies (Jenny)
Graham Rigby (Larry Madison)
Nicholas Smith (Wells)
Martyn Huntley, Peter Badger (Robomen)
Alan Judd (Dortmun)
Robert Jewell, Gerald Taylor, Kevin Manser, Peter Murphy (Dalek machines operated by)
Peter Hawkins, David Graham (Dalek voices)
Bernard Kay (Carl Tyler)
Nick Evans (Slyther operator)
Patrick O'Connell (Ashton)

The Waking Ally
William Hartnell (Dr Who)
William Russell (Ian Chesterton)
Jacqueline Hill (Barbara Wright)
Carole Ann Ford (Susan Foreman)
Nick Evans (Slyther operator)
Graham Rigby (Larry Madison)
Peter Fraser (David Campbell)
Bernard Kay (Carl Tyler)
Martyn Huntley, Peter Badger (Robomen)
Jean Conroy, Meriel Hobson (women in the wood)
Ann Davies (Jenny)
Nicholas Smith (Wells)
Peter Hawkins, David Graham (Dalek voices)
Robert Jewell, Gerald Taylor, Nick Evans, Kevin Manser, Peter Murphy (Dalek machines operated by)

Flashpoint
William Hartnell (Dr Who)
William Russell (Ian Chesterton)
Jacqueline Hill (Barbara Wright)
Carole Ann Ford (Susan Foreman)
Peter Hawkins, David Graham (Dalek voices)
Robert Jewell, Gerald Taylor, Nick Evans, Peter Murphy (Dalek machines operated by)
Martyn Huntley, Peter Badger (Robomen)
Peter Fraser (David Campbell)
Bernard Kay (Carl Tyler)
Ann Davies (Jenny)
Nicholas Smith (Wells)

Uncredited
Peter Diamond, Adrian Drotskie, Bill Moss, Reg Tyler [Robomen]
Kenton Moore [suicidal Roboman]
Edmond Warwick [double for The Doctor]
Robert Aldous, James Appleby, Nigel Bernard, Jo Calvert, Leslie Conrad, George Dare, Stenson Falke, Daphne Green, Margo Hanson, Jonas Kurchi, Tony Lambden, Maureen Lane, Peter Morton, Bill Moss, Rex Rashley, John Sackville West, Donald Simons, Rosina Stewart, Fred Taylor, John Timberlake, Graham Tonbridge, Alan Wakeling, Tony Walsh, Les Wilkinson, Jan Willis [prisoners]
John Censor, Susanne Charise, Roy Curtis, John Doye, Otto Friese, Pat Gorman, David Graham, Joe Hardesty, Peter Holmes, Peter Honeywell, Bill McAllister, Roma Milne, Patricia Phipps, Steve Pokol, Tony Poole, Molly Prescott, Michael Reed, Leonard Woodlow [extras]

Episodes

1. World's End (21 November 1964)
2. The Daleks (28 November 1964)
3. Day of Reckoning (5 December 1964)
4. The End of Tomorrow (12 December 1964)
5. The Waking Ally (19 December 1964)
6. Flashpoint (26 December 1964)

Alternative Titles

The Daleks – working title
The Return of the Daleks – working title

Extracts included in
Future Visions (2003)
The Lively Arts: Whose Dr. Who (1977)
Script to Screen (2003)
Suddenly Susan (2012)

Remake
Dalek Invasion Earth: 2150 AD (1966)

See also
Now and Then: The Locations of The Dalek Invasion of Earth (2003)

References

Books

  • Doctor Who on Location by Richard Bignell pp.11-12 – illustrated production notes
  • Doctor Who Programme Guide by Jean-Marc Lofficier pp.29-30 – credits, synopsis
  • Doctor Who: The Discontinuity Guide by Paul Cornell, Martin Day and Keith Topping pp.28-30 – credits, trivia, review
  • Doctor Who: The Handbook: The by David J. Howe, Mark Stammers, Stephen James Walker pp.82-85 – credits, synopsis, review
  • Doctor Who: The Television Companion by David J. Howe and Stephen James Walker pp.37-41 – credits, synopsis, review
  • Pocket Essentials: Doctor Who by Mark Campbell pp.15-16 – credits, review