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The End of Tomorrow 

While Susan and David try to find a way out of London, Ian and Larry infiltrate the Dalek mine workings.

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Peter Fraser ...
Ann Davies ...
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While Susan and David try to find a way out of London, Ian and Larry infiltrate the Dalek mine workings.

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12 December 1964 (UK)  »

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Wells' role was originally much smaller - he was freed from the Dalek shuttle by Ian and left to tend to other escapees. See more »

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The timer on the bomb is inconsistent between shots. This is due to the use of a polystyrene prop when David uses acid to disarm the device. See more »

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The Dalek Invasion of Earth Part 4: Imperfect but still a brilliant classic
6 July 2014 | by (South Wales, UK) – See all my reviews

Review of all 6 episodes:

This story running from World's End for 6 episodes marks the return of the Daleks and was an extremely important story in establishing Doctor Who's popularity. This time the Daleks are more frightening because not only have they got additional powers of movement in different terrains and new levels of evil ambition but they are also the invaders of Earth. To show them on Earth and in fantastic, iconic scenes around famous London landmarks with London and apparently the world turned largely to ruins, provides real fear and drama. The human race has been reduced to hiding or serving the Daleks. This is all powerful stuff even now, let alone in the early sixties so near in memory to similar threats of the Nazis.

The story also marks the first departure of one of the Doctor's companions, his grand-daughter Susan. Her character has a decent last story and while she had lost her appeal somewhat, her leaving scenes provide moving and lovely magic from William Hartnell with a superbly written and acted speech of incredible dignity and pathos.

There are various imperfections such as strange elements to the scientific explanations and plans of the Daleks and far less effective Dalek voices than the first or later stories. However there is is so much else to recommend this story that these issues pale to insignificance. Plot issues and less well executed elements mainly occur in the 4th and 5th episodes, the rest of the episodes are 10/10 quality, exciting, menacing, absorbing and with striking ideas and imagery.

A must see story in the history of Doctor Who.

My Ratings: Episodes 1-3 and 6 - 10/10, Episode 4 - 8.5/10, Episode 5 - 9/10


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