A chance meeting with a scientist named Prof. Rachel Jenson leads the Doctor and Ace to Totters Lane, an old junkyard which was once home to the Time Lord. The date is November 22nd, 1963, and British soldiers lead by Group Captain 'Chunky' Gilmore have cornered an extra-terrestrial inside the junkyard. The alien is revealed to be a lone Dalek. Once destroyed, it proves to be only the start of the Doctor's problems as the Dalek was a member of one of two warring factions, both searching to locate a legendary Gallifreyan artifact previously left behind by the wily Time Lord. Now the Doctor and Ace must work with military forces to prevent either side of the alien menace in achieving its goal. Written by
Did You Know?
Two of the first things Ben Aaronovitch
thought of when creating the story was the 1963 setting and a Dalek climbing up stairs. He decided to reveal the Daleks in the middle of the first episode instead of as its cliffhanger, and then have the latter be a Dalek levitating up stairs to surprise viewers. See more
, son of Simon Williams
who played Group Captain Gilmore, appears as one of the schoolchildren in one of the first scene, but wears 80s style bluejeans that don't fit with the 1963 setting. See more
What are you expecting to find down here, anyway?
Oh, isn't that a bit dangerous?
Probably. But then if I knew what was down here, I wouldn't have to look.
Do You Want to Know a Secret
Composed by John Lennon
and Paul McCartney
Performed by The Beatles See more