Following on from the previous adventure the Doctor and Jamie are trying to trace the TARDIS after it was driven away on the back of a lorry. The TARDIS has been stolen by antiques dealer Edward Waterfield, and the Doctor gets suspicious about antiques that look too new.
The Doctor and Jamie are lead into a trap and are taken back in time to 1867 where they find that Waterfield and his associate, Theodore Maxtible, have a found a way to travel back in time. During an experiment with the time travel machine a Dalek appeared.
The Daleks have kidnapped Waterfield's daughter, Victoria, and are forcing him to work for them. They plan to isolate the human factor which allows humans to always defeat the Daleks. The Doctor extracts this and implants into three Daleks, and the result is three friendly and playful Daleks.
The Daleks take the Doctor back to Skaro, and the Doctor learns the Daleks' real aim is to implant humans with the Dalek factor. The Doctor manages to implant the human factor into more Daleks and a civil war breaks out in which the Daleks are apparently destroyed. Waterfield is killed by the Daleks, and the Doctor offers Victoria a place aboard the TARDIS.
Regular castJamie McCrimmon: Frazer Hines; Victoria Waterfield: Deborah Watling;
Guest castEdward Waterfield: John Bailey; Daleks: Murphy Grumbar (6-7), Robert Jewell, John Scott Martin (5-7), Gerald Taylor (3-7); Dalek Voices: Peter Hawkins (2-7), Roy Skelton (1,5-7); Kennedy: Griffith Davies (1-2); Keith Parry: Geoffrey Colville (1-2); Bob Hall: Alec Ross (1); Theodore Maxtible: Marius Goring (2-7); Ruth Maxtible: Brigit Forsyth (2-5); Toby: Windsor Davies (2-4); Kemel: Sonny Caldinez (3-7); Arthur Terrall: Gary Watson (3-7);
Uncredited cast: Policeman: Barry Ashton (1); Driver: Len Russell (1); Girls in Mini-Kilts: Petal Brown (1), Gillian Toll (1); Extras in Tricolour coffee bar: (all 1) Michael Brown, John Hanson, Tova Johannessen, Pat Macaulay, Judy Nicholls; Dalek Extra: Ken Tyllsen; Extra: Barry Ashton;
|BBC 1||163||Episode 1||Sat 20 May 1967||6:00 pm - 6:25 pm||8.1M||37th|
|BBC 1||164||Episode 2||Sat 27 May 1967||6:00 pm - 6:25 pm||7.5M||57th|
|BBC 1||165||Episode 3||Sat 3 June 1967||6:00 pm - 6:25 pm||6.1M||61st|
|BBC 1||166||Episode 4||Sat 10 June 1967||6:00 pm - 6:25 pm||5.3M||51st|
|BBC 1||167||Episode 5||Sat 17 June 1967||6:00 pm - 6:25 pm||5.1M||62nd|
|BBC 1||169||Episode 7||Sat 1 July 1967||6:00 pm - 6:25 pm||6.1M||50th|
|BBC 1||168||Episode 6||Sun 24 September 1967||6:00 pm - 6:25 pm||6.8M||38th|
Repeats (on the BBC)
Grims Dyke Hotel, Harrow Weald, Middlesex; RAF Northolt, Kendal Avenue, London; Warehouse Lane, London;
Ealing Television Film Studios; Lime Grove Studio D;
Bloopers and mistakes
This programme has no bloopers or mistakes. It's probably not perfect, just that they haven't been found or pointed out yet.
Notes and trivia
Part three was the last episode to be script edited by Gerry Davis, who was replaced by Peter Bryant for the rest of the story.
This story was the first to be repeated in its entirety; the repeat started after the end of season five and was given an extra linking scene explaining that the Doctor was showing his new companion, Zoe, one of his past adventures to warn her of the dangers of travelling with him.
War Of The Daleks; Episode 1: To Set A Trap; Episode 2: The Net Tightens; Episode 3: A Trial Of Strength; Episode 4: A Test Of Skill; Episode 5: The Human Factor; Episode 7: The End Of The Daleks;