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The Dalek Invasion of Earth

6 episodes, broadcast: 21 Nov - 26 Dec 1964
A seemingly mad man wades into the Thames . The TARDIS materialises shortly afterwards and the travellers discover a derelict London . Wreckage crashes over the TARDIS, so the Doctor and Ian head off to find tools to help clear the rubble , seeing a damaged Battersea Power Station in the distance . Meanwhile, Susan disappears and Barbara then chases a man leading her away from the Thames - they turn out to be a ragtag band of rebels against the enemy. When the Doctor and Ian arrive back, they see and are then surrounded by Robomen . As they try to escape to the river a Dalek appears from the depths ...
The rebels realise they have to leave London, and Barbara, Jenny and Dortmund make their way through the city. They pause at as a Dalek patrol passes by , and then cross the bridge to the city . They make their way up Whitehall and sneak past Daleks in the square . They then arrive at the Albert Hall and watch Daleks in Hyde Park . Later, they take a dustcart from a museum, but Dortmund is killed creating a diversion against Daleks outside . Barbara drives past another patrol to escape London .
Eventually the companions are reunited at the site of a huge Dalek mine in Bedfordshire and between them save the day!


Locations filmed for the story:
Royal Albert Hall
Kensington Gore, London
Filmed: 23 Aug 1964

Barbara, Tyler and Dortmun escape through London.
Albert Memorial
Kensington Gore
Filmed: 23 Aug 1964

Barbara, Tyler and Dortmun escape through London.
Whitehall / Parliament Street
Westminster, London
Filmed: 23 Aug 1964

Barbara, Tyler and Dortmun escape through London.
Trafalgar Square
London
Filmed: 23 Aug 1964

Barbara, Tyler and Dortmun escape through London.
Westminster Bridge
Westminster, London
Filmed: 23 Aug 1964

Barbara, Tyler and Dortmun escape through London.
Albert Embankment (Westminster Bridge)
London
Filmed: 23 Aug 1964

Barbara, Tyler and Dortmun escape through London.
Third Way
Wembley, London
Filmed: 23 Aug 1964

Barbara and Tyler attempt to evade the Daleks in a truck.
Engineer's Way
Engineer's Way, Wembley, London
Filmed: 23 Aug 1964

Dortmun's last stand against the Daleks.
Wood Lane Central Line Station
London
Filmed: 25 Aug 1964

Barbara is led rebels' safe house
St. Katharine's Dock ('A' warehouse)
London
Filmed: 27 Aug 1964

The Doctor and Ian investigate warehouses.
Irongate/St. Katharine's Wharves
St. Katharine's Way, London
Filmed: 27 Aug 1964

Robomen on patrol.
Butler's Wharf
Bermondsey, London
Filmed: 27 Aug 1964

The TARDIS travellers look across the Thames.
Kew Railway Bridge
Strand-on-the-Green, Middlesex
Filmed: 27 Aug 1964

The TARDIS materialises underneath a bridge by the Thames
Queen's Wharf
Hammersmith, London
Filmed: 27 Aug 1964

A Dalek emerges from the Thames.
John's Hole Quarry
Stone
Filmed: 28 Aug 1964

Dalek mine operations.
Other locations appearing in the story:
Battersea Power Station
London
Filmed: still

Ian and the Doctor look across London to a damaged power station.
Locations unused in the story:
The Mall
London
Filmed: n/a

believed unused over traffic concerns
In Studio:
»Riverside Studios (Studio 1), Crisp Road, Hammersmith, London, W6 9RL (18,25 Sep, 2,9,16,23 Oct 1964)

Further Reading

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On Location: Full scene breakdown and additional facts on locations used in the story (p11-13)

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The Doctor Who Production Guide Vol II: Recording Diary for the story (p21-22)

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DWM: 1993 Summer Special: Archive Feature on the making of the story

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DWM: The Complete First Doctor: Production and Archive Extra (p43-46)

Articles relating to the story

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Radio Times Episode Guide - information about the story.

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The Doctor Who Guide - Detailed synopsis of the story.

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BBC Doctor Who Episode Guide - Information and Features on the story.

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19 Feb 2003: Restoration Team Article - Details on the DVD release of the story, which features the first Now and Then featurette that compares locations seen in the show with their modern aspect. (#16, released 9 Jun 2003)

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