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Delta and the Bannermen: Part One 

The Bannermen have successfully wiped out all but the last of the Chimeron - Delta, the queen, no less. She escapes with an egg and boards an intergalactic bus of Navarino vacationers ... See full summary »

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Bonnie Langford ...
Don Henderson ...
Gavrok
Belinda Mayne ...
Stubby Kaye ...
Weismuller
Morgan Deare ...
Hawk
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Tollmaster
Richard Davies ...
Burton
David Kinder ...
Billy
Sara Griffiths ...
Ray
Johnny Dennis ...
Murray
Brian Hibbard ...
Keillor
Tim Scott ...
Chima
Anita Graham ...
Bollitt
Leslie Meadows ...
Adlon
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The Bannermen have successfully wiped out all but the last of the Chimeron - Delta, the queen, no less. She escapes with an egg and boards an intergalactic bus of Navarino vacationers heading for 1959 Earth to visit Disneyland. On that bus is Mel, followed closely by the Doctor in his TARDIS. Written by statmanjeff

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2 November 1987 (UK)  »

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This episode was watched by 5.3 million viewers on its original transmission. See more »

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Murray: Please keep your seats during the flight and no dancing in the aisles. Now, we all feeling fine?
Melanie: [along with the other passengers] Yes!
Murray: All right! 1959, here we come!
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Great entertainment.
16 May 2007 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

If this story had been shown in Season 25 or 26 I'm sure it would have a better reputation, would be regarded as a jolly piece of comic relief between darker, more serious stories. Unfortunately it is an intentionally comic tale which was broadcast straight after two unintentionally comic tales. The story of a load of shape-shifting aliens going back to 1959 Butlins in a flying bus just oozes far-out sci-fi, and a lot of actors well-known for comedy roles appear - from the game-show-host-ish tollmaster to a couple of bumbling American agents looking for a lost satellite. The story also has its darker moments. Horror veteran Don Henderson plays a genuinely unsettling villain. There are also interesting comparisons made between the bees and the Chimerons. Sylvester McCoy's Doctor comes of age in this story, starts showing hints of the enigmatic manipulator he would later become. Alright, so maybe Delta herself lacks any kind of character or emotion, but this is still great entertainment.


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