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The Daleks was the episode of Doctor Who Confidential broadcast in conjunction with Series 1 episode Dalek.

This was the first episode to have a "Cut Down" version produced, it aired the day after the full length version premiered, after the Sunday evening repeat of Dalek.

Aspects of production covered[edit | edit source]

  • The return of the Daleks, the Doctor's biggest foes, to the screens after 17 years.
  • The designing and building of the new Dalek props.
  • The remote control mechanisms on the Dalek head dome.
  • Christopher Eccleston discusses how the Ninth Doctor is scared by the Daleks, and how he changes in nature upon encountering it.
  • The new theme for the Daleks, and recording for the choir vocals used.
  • Barnaby Edwards discusses the challenges of operating the Dalek prop.
  • The VFX work for the elevating Dalek.
  • Filming for the scene where Rose is cornered by the Dalek.

Additional topics covered[edit | edit source]

  • Russell T Davies and Sylvester McCoy discuss the horrible nature of the Daleks.
  • The high death count of Resurrection of the Daleks, and the amount of explosions involved.
  • Colin Baker discusses his troubles filming with the Daleks for Revelation of the Daleks.
  • Sylvester McCoy recounts the infamous incident during filming of Remembrance of the Daleks, where a large pyrotechnic sequence resulted in the arrival of the local emergency services.

2005 promo image.

People interviewed[edit | edit source]

Music list[edit | edit source]

  • "Excalibur: O Fortuna (from 'Carmina Burana')" by Carl Orff & City of Prague Orchestra, Album: The Cult Files[1]
  • "Nu Flow" by Big Brovaz, Album: The Best of R&B

Crew[edit | edit source]

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • Interestingly, one of the montages within this episode features footage from the Peter Cushing Dalek films.

Elements retained in Cut Down[edit | edit source]

to be added

Home video releases[edit | edit source]

Doctor Who: The Complete First Series DVD cover.

The "Cut Down" version of this episode was included on the Doctor Who: The Complete First Series DVD box set released on 21 November 2005.

Footnotes[edit | edit source]

  1. Episode 6 : The Daleks. bbc.co.uk. Retrieved on 5 January 2019.
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