The TARDIS materialises on Earth, but this time in the twenty second century. Whilst looking around at the devestation Susan causes an accident, bringing down tons of masonary, and blocking entry to the TARDIS. The Doctor is not happy, and he sets off with Ian to find something that may get them back inside the TARDIS.
Susan, meanwhile, has hurt her ankle. Barbara goes to dip a handkercheif in water, and wehn she returns Susan has vanished. Tyler appears and leads Barbara to safety, where Susan was taken. The Doctor and Ian hear gunfire and go back to check on Susan and Barbara - and get caught by the Daleks.
The Doctor is resuced by a group of freedom fighters, and learns of a plague created by the Daleks. When Earth had become sufficiently weak, they invaded, and enslaved the humans.
The Doctor decides to visit the hub of the Dalek invasion, and uncovers a plan to replace the magnetic core of the Earth with a drive mechanism that would allow the Daleks to pilot Earth like a giant spacecraft. The Daleks plans are defeated when the Doctor arranges for the bomb to be deflected, releasing the magnetic energy which destroys the Daleks.
Regular castSusan Foreman: Carole Ann Ford; Barbara Wright: Jacqueline Hill; Ian Chesterton: William Russell;
Guest castCarl Tyler: Bernard Kay; David Campbell: Peter Fraser; Robomen: Peter Badger, Martyn Huntley; Dortmun: Alan Judd (1-4); Dalek Machines Operated By: Nick Evans (2,3,5,6), Robert Jewell, Kevin Manser (2-5), Peter Murphy (2-6), Gerald Taylor (2-6); Dalek Voices: David Graham (2-6), Peter Hawkins (2-6); Jenny: Ann Davies (2-6); Jack Craddock: Michael Goldie (2-3); Thomson: Michael Davis (2); Baker: Richard McNeff (2-3); Larry Madison: Graham Rigby (3-5); Wells: Nicholas Smith (4-6); Slyther Operator: Nick Evans (4-5); Ashton: Patrick O'Connell (4); Women in the Wood: Jean Conroy (5), Meriel Horson (5);
Uncredited cast: Robomen: Peter Diamond, Adrian Drotskie, Bill Moss, Reg Tyler; Double for the Doctor: Edmund Warwick (4); Revolting Prisoners: (all 6) 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; Extras: 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;
|BBC 1||46||World's End||Sat 21 November 1964||5:40 pm - 6:05 pm||11.4M||12th|
|BBC 1||47||The Daleks||Sat 28 November 1964||5:40 pm - 6:05 pm||12.4M||10th|
|BBC 1||48||Day Of Reckoning||Sat 5 December 1964||5:40 pm - 6:05 pm||11.9M||10th|
|BBC 1||49||The End Of Tomorrow||Sat 12 December 1964||5:40 pm - 6:05 pm||11.9M||11th|
|BBC 1||50||The Waking Ally||Sat 19 December 1964||5:40 pm - 6:05 pm||11.4M||18th|
|BBC 1||51||Flashpoint||Sat 26 December 1964||5:40 pm - 6:05 pm||12.4M||12th|
Albert Memorial and Memorial Hall, London; Exterior of Riverside Studios; Hammersmith Bridge, London; Queen Caroline Street, London; Trafalgar Square, London; Unknown quarry; Westminster Bridge, London; Westminster South Bank, London; Whitehall, London;
Riverside Studio 1;
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
The departure of Carole Ann Ford at the end of part six sees the first regular cast change.
This story was the basis of the second Dalek film, Daleks - Invasion Earth 2150 A.D.
Episode 4: William Hartnell is absent from due to illness.
The Return of the Daleks;