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The Curse of the Daleks was an audio adaptation of the stage play The Curse of the Daleks, the first Doctor Who-based stage play.

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A special audio adaptation of the Doctor Who stage-play from the 1960s.

The space ship Starfinder is taking two dangerous criminals for trial on Earth. En route, they crash through a meteor storm and have to make an emergency landing on Skaro — the planet of the dreaded Daleks. But Captain Redway and his faithful crew don't anticipate any trouble. After all, the Daleks were defeated fifty years ago and now they are completely inactive. But when a crate full of mysterious devices is discovered and the Daleks start to come back to life, it becomes clear that there is a traitor amongst the Starfinder's crew... A traitor intent on reactivating the power of the Daleks!


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  • The story features a poem modelled on "Remember, Remember, the Fifth of November":
Remember, remember, the Dalek December
With Paris in ruins and London an ember
In times of the future when fears are abating
Don't try to forget them, the Daleks are waiting
Quietly planning and scheming and hating

This rhyme was read by Nicholas Briggs as part of the trailer for the play.

  • This audio drama was recorded on 23 and 24 July 2008 at The Moat Studios.
  • This story was originally released on CD and download. It is now available as a download only.


  • The Dalek City is covered in vegetation after around 50 years of inactivity. (AUDIO: Return to Skaro)

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