EE. Doctor Who - The Power Of The Daleks

Season Four (continued)

  • Story Editor: Gerry Davis
  • Writers: David Whitaker and Dennis Spooner (uncredited rewrites)
  • Produced by: Innes Lloyd
  • Director: Christopher Barry
  • Designer: Derek Dodd
  • Incidental Muic: Tristram Cary (3-6 - actually stock from The Daleks)
  • Daleks Created by: Terry Nation (3-6)

EE. Doctor Who - The Power Of The Daleks

The Doctor's companions - Ben and Polly - have just witnessed a strange thing: The Doctor's whole body changed and became younger whilst they were watching. When he recovers both Ben and Polly are not sure who it is they see before them.

The TARDIS lands on the planet Vulcan, and the Doctor comes across the body of a dead Earth examiner who was summoned by Deputy Governor Quinn. Taking the examiner's badge the Doctor is believed to be the Earth examiner and is given free access to the colony.

A scientist, Lesterson, found a crashed space capsule, and inside found three deactivated Daleks. No-one heeds the Doctor's warnings as the Daleks are re-awoken.

The Daleks claim to be the colonists' servants, but secretly they have started up a manufacturing plant. The Doctor discovers this and uses the colony's power source to destroy the Daleks.

Regular Cast

  • Ben Jackson: Michael Craze
  • Polly Wright: Anneke Wills

Cast

  • Bragen: Bernard Archard
  • Lesterson: Robert James
  • The Examiner: Martin King (1)
  • Quinn: Nicholas Hawtrey
  • Janley: Pamela Ann Davy
  • Hensell: Peter Bathurst (1-5)
  • Renso: Edward Kelsey (2)
  • Valmar: Richard Kane (3-6)
  • Kebble: Steven Scott
  • Guards: Peter Forbes-Robertson (4-6), Robert Russell (5-6), Robert Luckham(5)
  • Daleks: Gerald Tayloe (2-6), Kevin Manser (3-5), Robert Jewell (3-6), John Scott Martin (4-6)
  • Dalek Voices: Peter Hawkins (2-6)
Uncredited:
  • Guards: Tony Lammar, Bernard Forrest, Tony Leary, Victor Munt
  • Radio Engineer/Male Rebel: Philip Ryan
  • Man/Male Rebel: Tony Rohr
  • Woman/Female Rebel: Jenny Robbins
  • Male Rebels: Nigel Parry Jones, David James, Dave Carter
  • Female Rebels: Judith Pollard, Jenny Lautrec, Nadia Baker
  • Dalek: Nicholas Evans

Showings on the BBC

First showing

Channel Episode Title Date Viewers Rating
BBC 1 135 Episode 1 05 November 1966 17:50 - 18:15 7.9M 43%
BBC 1 136 Episode 2 12 November 1966 17:50 - 18:15 7.8M 45%
BBC 1 137 Episode 3 19 November 1966 17:50 - 18:15 7.5M 44%
BBC 1 138 Episode 4 26 November 1966 17:50 - 18:15 7.8M 47%
BBC 1 139 Episode 5 03 December 1966 17:50 - 18:15 8.0M 48th
BBC 1 140 Episode 6 10 December 1966 17:50 - 18:15 7.8M 47%

Locations

Outside Locations

No location details are available

Studios

  • Ealing Television Film Studios
  • Riverside Studio 1

Notes

Bloopers

No blooper details are available

Notes

  • Anneke Wills does not appear in Episode 4 and Michael Craze is absent from Episode 5

Working titles

  • The Destiny of Doctor Who