Doctor Who: The Power of the Daleks (1966)

UK, 5 November 1966-10 December 1966
Series 4, episodes 9-14, 25m each
videotape, black and white, 4:3
mono, English
Previous Serial: Doctor Who: The Tenth Planet (1966)
Next Serial: Doctor Who: The Highlanders (1966)
Part of: Doctor Who (1963-1989)

A British television science fiction serial directed by Christopher Barry. This was Patrick Troughton’s first outing as the Second Doctor. No episodes are currently known to have survived. An animated version was released on blu-ray in 2020.

Plot Summary

The new Doctor, Polly and Ben arrive on the planet Vulcan where they become involved in a murder investigation. The authorities have their hands full dealing with local rebels. But things are about to get a lot worse when a scientist, Lesterson, discovers a crashed spaceship containing apparently dormant Daleks – who aren’t going to be dormant for much longer…

Credits

* = uncredited

Crew
Director: Christopher Barry
BBC
Producer: Innes Lloyd
Script: David Whitaker, Dennis Spooner *
Story Editor: Gerry Davis
Daleks Created by: Terry Nation
Studio Lighting: Graham Sothcott
Film Cameraman: Peter Sargent
Vision Mixers: Clive Doig *, Dennis Curran *
Film Editor: Jim Latham
Title Music by: Ron Grainer and the BBC Radiophonic Workshop
Title Music Arranged by: Delia Derbyshire *
Incidental Music: Tristram Cary [from stock]
Studio Sound: Buster Cole
Special Sound: Brian Hodgson
Grams Operator: Lance Andrews *
Costumes: Sandra Reid
Make-up: Gillian James
Designer: Derek Dodd
Production Assistant: Michael Briant
Assistant Floor Manager: Marjorie Yorke
Floor Assistants: Julian Aston *, Eddie Shah *
Assistants: Gail Paul *, Sybil Harper *, Jennifer Jones *

Cast
Episode 1
Patrick Troughton (Dr Who)
Anneke Wills (Polly [Wright])
Michael Craze (Ben [Jackson])
Martin King (The Examiner)
Nicolas Hawtrey (Quinn)
Bernard Archard (Bragen)
Robert James (Lesterson)
Pamela Ann Davy (Janley)
Peter Bathurst (Hensell)

Episode 2
Patrick Troughton (Dr Who)
Anneke Wills (Polly [Wright])
Michael Craze (Ben [Jackson])
Nicolas Hawtrey (Quinn)
Bernard Archard (Bragen)
Robert James (Lesterson)
Pamela Ann Davy (Janley)
Peter Bathurst (Hensell)
Edward Kelsey (Resno)

Episode 3
Patrick Troughton (Dr Who)
Anneke Wills (Polly [Wright])
Michael Craze (Ben [Jackson])
Nicolas Hawtrey (Quinn)
Bernard Archard (Bragen)
Robert James (Lesterson)
Pamela Ann Davy (Janley)
Peter Bathurst (Hensell)
Richard Kane (Valmar)
Gerald Taylor, Kevin Manser, Robert Jewell (Daleks)
Peter Hawkins (Dalek voices)

Episode 4
Patrick Troughton (Dr Who)
Anneke Wills (Polly [Wright])
Michael Craze (Ben [Jackson])
Nicolas Hawtrey (Quinn)
Bernard Archard (Bragen)
Robert James (Lesterson)
Pamela Ann Davy (Janley)
Peter Bathurst (Hensell)
Richard Kane (Valmar)
Gerald Taylor, Kevin Manser, Robert Jewell, John Scott Martin (Daleks)
Peter Hawkins (Dalek voices)
Peter Forbes-Robertson (guard)
Steven Scott (Kebble)

Episode 5
Patrick Troughton (Dr Who)
Anneke Wills (Polly [Wright])
Michael Craze (Ben [Jackson])
Nicolas Hawtrey (Quinn)
Bernard Archard (Bragen)
Robert James (Lesterson)
Pamela Ann Davy (Janley)
Peter Bathurst (Hensell)
Richard Kane (Valmar)
Gerald Taylor, Kevin Manser, Robert Jewell, John Scott Martin (Daleks)
Peter Hawkins (Dalek voices)
Peter Forbes-Robertson, Robert Russell, Robert Luckham (guards)
Steven Scott (Kebble)

Episode 6
Patrick Troughton (Dr Who)
Anneke Wills (Polly [Wright])
Michael Craze (Ben [Jackson])
Nicolas Hawtrey (Quinn)
Bernard Archard (Bragen)
Robert James (Lesterson)
Pamela Ann Davy (Janley)
Richard Kane (Valmar)
Gerald Taylor, Robert Jewell, John Scott Martin (Daleks)
Peter Hawkins (Dalek voices)
Peter Forbes-Robertson, Robert Russell (guards)
Steven Scott (Kebble)

Uncredited
Gerald Taylor [Dalek]
Peter Hawkins [Dalek voice]
Tony Lammar, Tony Leary, Bernard Forest, Victor Munt [guards]
Nigel Parry Jones, David James, Dave Carter, Philip Ryan, Tony Rohr [male rebels]
Nadia Baker, Jenny Lautrec, Jenny Robbins, Judith Pollard [female rebels]

The Power of the Daleks: Behind the Scenes (2020)
The Power of the Daleks: From Script to Screen (2020)
Servants and Masters: The Making of The Power of the Daleks (2016)
Whickers World: A Handful of Horrors: I Don’t Like My Monsters to Have Oedipal Complexes (1968)

References

Books
Doctor Who: The Handbook: The Second Doctor by David J. Howe, Mark Stammers, Stephen James Walker pp.40-45 – credits, synopsis, review
Doctor Who: The Television Companion by David J. Howe and Stephen James Walker pp.107-111 – credits, synopsis, review