Doctor Who: The Evil of the Daleks (1967)

UK, 20 May 1967-1 July 1967
25m
videotape, black and white, 4:3
mono, English
Previous Serial: Doctor Who: The Faceless Ones (1967)
Next Serial: Doctor Who: The Tomb of the Cybermen (1967)
Series: Doctor Who (1963-1989) – series 4, episodes 37-43

A British television science fiction serial directed by Derek Martinus with additional scenes by an uncredited Timothy Combe. It saw the arrival of new companion Victoria Waterfield, played by Deborah Watling, and was meant to be the last Dalek story as creator Terry Nation was planning to spin them off into their own American television series. Only one episode, the second, remains in the BBC archive.

Plot Summary

The TARDIS is stolen by antiques dealer Edward Waterfield who has been sent to 1966 from 1867 by the Daleks to lure The Doctor and Jamie into a trap. The Daleks are looking to identify the “human factor” that they believe allows humans to always defeat them. The Doctor succeeds in “humanising” three Daleks and is taken back to Skaro where he meets the Emperor Dalek and learns what the Daleks are really up to.

Credits

* = uncredited

Crew
Directors: Derek Martinus; Timothy Combe [Dalek battle sequence only – uncredited]
BBC
Producer: Innes Lloyd
Associate Producer: Peter Bryant
Script: David Whitaker
Daleks Created by: Terry Nation
Story Editor: Gerry Davis, Peter Bryant
Studio Lighting: Wally Whitmore
Film Camera: John Baker
Film Editor: Ted Walters
Incidental Music: Dudley Simpson
Played by: The Alec Firman Ensemble *
Title Music by: Ron Grainer and the BBC Radiophonic Workshop
Title Music Arranged by: Delia Derbyshire *
Incidental Music: Dudley Simpson
Songs: Paperback Writer by The Beatles *; Nobody Knows the Trouble I’ve Seen by The Seekers *
Studio Sound: Bryan Forgham
Special Sound: Brian Hodgson
Costumes: Sandra Reid
Make Up: Gillian James
Visual Effects: Michealjohn Harris, Peter Day
Designer: Chris Thompson
Production Assistant: Timothy Combe
Assistant Floor Managers: David Tilley, Margaret Rushton
Fight Arranger: Peter Diamond

Cast
Episode 1
Patrick Troughton (Dr Who)
Frazer Hines (Jamie)
Alec Ross (Bob Hall)
Griffith Davies (Kennedy)
John Bailey (Edward Waterfield)
Geoffrey Colville (Keith Perry)
Roy Skelton (Dalek voices)

Episode 2
Patrick Troughton (Dr Who)
Frazer Hines (Jamie)
Deborah Watling (Victoria Waterfield)
Griffith Davies (Kennedy)
John Bailey (Edward Waterfield)
Geoffrey Colville (Keith Perry)
Peter Hawkins (Dalek voices)
Jo Rowbottom (Mollie Dawson)
Marius Goring (Theodore Maxtible)
Brigit Forsyth (Ruth Maxtible)
Windsor Davies (Toby)

Episode 3
Patrick Troughton (Dr Who)
Frazer Hines (Jamie)
Deborah Watling (Victoria Waterfield)
John Bailey (Edward Waterfield)
Robert Jewell, Gerald Taylor (Daleks)
Peter Hawkins (Dalek voices)
Jo Rowbottom (Mollie Dawson)
Marius Goring (Theodore Maxtible)
Brigit Forsyth (Ruth Maxtible)
Windsor Davies (Toby)
Gary Watson (Arthur Terrall)
Sonny Caldinez (Kemel)

Episode 4
Patrick Troughton (Dr Who)
Frazer Hines (Jamie)
Deborah Watling (Victoria Waterfield)
John Bailey (Edward Waterfield)
Robert Jewell, Gerald Taylor (Daleks)
Peter Hawkins (Dalek voices)
Jo Rowbottom (Mollie Dawson)
Marius Goring (Theodore Maxtible)
Brigit Forsyth (Ruth Maxtible)
Windsor Davies (Toby)
Gary Watson (Arthur Terrall)
Sonny Caldinez (Kemel)

Episode 5
Patrick Troughton (Dr Who)
Frazer Hines (Jamie)
Deborah Watling (Victoria Waterfield)
John Bailey (Edward Waterfield)
Robert Jewell, Gerald Taylor, John Scott Martin (Daleks)
Peter Hawkins (Dalek voices)
Jo Rowbottom (Mollie Dawson)
Marius Goring (Theodore Maxtible)
Brigit Forsyth (Ruth Maxtible)
Gary Watson (Arthur Terrall)
Sonny Caldinez (Kemel)
Roy Skelton is credited in Radio Times as a Dalek voice but is not credited on screen

Episode 6
Patrick Troughton (Dr Who)
Frazer Hines (Jamie)
Deborah Watling (Victoria Waterfield)
John Bailey (Edward Waterfield)
Robert Jewell, Gerald Taylor, John Scott Martin, Murphy Grumbar (Daleks)
Roy Skelton, Peter Hawkins (Dalek voices)
Marius Goring (Theodore Maxtible)
Sonny Caldinez (Kemel)

Episode 7
Patrick Troughton (Dr Who)
Frazer Hines (Jamie)
Deborah Watling (Victoria Waterfield)
John Bailey (Edward Waterfield)
Robert Jewell, Gerald Taylor, John Scott Martin, Murphy Grumbar, Ken Tyllsen (Daleks)
Roy Skelton (Dalek voices)
Marius Goring (Theodore Maxtible)
Sonny Caldinez (Kemel)

Uncredited
Barry Ashton [policeman]
Len Russell [driver]
Petal Brown, Gillian Toll [girls in mini-kilts]
Michael Brown, John Hanson, Tova Johannessen, Pat Macaulay, Judy Nicholls [extras in Tricolour coffee bar]

Episodes

Part One: To Set a Trap
Part Two: The Net Tightens
Part Three: A Trial of Strength
Part Four: A Test of Skill
Part Five: The Human Factor
Part Seven: The End of the Daleks

Alternative Titles

War of the Daleks – working title

Extracts included in
The Doctor’s Composer: Dudley Simpson: Part One 1964-69 (2009)

References

Periodicals
Doctor Who: The Handbook: The Second Doctor by David J. Howe, Mark Stammers, Stephen James Walker pp.86-97 – credits, synopsis, review
Doctor Who: The Television Companion by David J. Howe and Stephen James Walker pp.124-128 – credits, synopsis, review