Doctor Who (1963)

Season 4 Episode 38

The Evil of the Daleks, Episode 2

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Aired Saturday 5:15 PM May 27, 1967 on BBC
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The Evil of the Daleks, Episode 2
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The TARDIS is stolen from Gatwick Airport, and when the Doctor and Jamie investigate they stumble into a trap set by Edward Waterfield, a time-traveller from the year 1866. His daughter Victoria has been kidnapped by the Daleks, in order to force him to lure the Doctor into their clutches. The Daleks have realised that human beings possess unique qualities which have enabled them to defeat the Daleks on every occasion the two races have fought; thus, the Daleks order the Doctor to monitor Jamie while he attempts to rescue Victoria, and synthesise the elusive Human Factor, which they intend to add to their own genetic makeup. The Doctor does so, and as he'd hoped, the test Daleks imbued with the Human Factor become playful and friendly. However, the Dalek Emperor then reveals that his real intention was to isolate the Dalek Factor and force the Doctor to spread it to the rest of humanity. The Emperor's plan fails, however, as the Doctor is not human and the Dalek Factor has no effect on him. The Doctor therefore tricks the Emperor into administring the Human Factor to several more Daleks, who begin to question authority and rebel against the Emperor. Waterfield dies saving the Doctor's life, and the Doctor and Jamie take Victoria with them as they depart, leaving the Dalek factions to fight each other to the death.moreless

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    Windsor Davies

    Windsor Davies

    Toby

    Guest Star

    Brigit Forsyth

    Brigit Forsyth

    Ruth Maxtible

    Guest Star

    Jo Rowbottom

    Jo Rowbottom

    Mollie

    Guest Star

    Peter Hawkins

    Peter Hawkins

    Dalek Voice

    Recurring Role

    Marius Goring

    Marius Goring

    Theodore Maxtible

    Recurring Role

    John Bailey

    John Bailey

    Edward Waterfield

    Recurring Role

    Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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    • TRIVIA (1)

      • Goof: At one point in the laboratory, Marius Goring flubs a line; Maxtible, when talking to the Doctor, refers to Waterfield by calling him Whitefield instead.

    • QUOTES (4)

      • Jamie: Why have we come early?
        The Doctor: The early bird catches the worm, Jamie. Now do be quiet, there's a good chap, and for heaven's sake, don't knock into anything.
        (The Doctor unknowingly knocks over a vase, which Jamie quickly catches.)

      • Maxtible: Patience, my dear sir, for a little longer.
        The Doctor: Patience? You don't seem to understand what's happened. A man has been murdered. You behave as though we're going on a sunday school outing!

      • Waterfield: You seem to be well-aquainted with the creatures.
        The Doctor: Everything you say, Waterfield, is true. If we cannot find Jamie, the Daleks will take pleasure in killing everyone in sight, and their greatest pleasure will be in killing me.

      • Waterfield: You don't have to kill!
        Dalek: Silence!
        Waterfield: I won't be silent! What are you dragging me into? You've destroyed a human life, don't you understand that?
        Dalek: That is of no consequence.
        Waterfield: No consequence?
        Dalek: There is only one form of life that matters — Dalek life!

    • NOTES (3)

      • First appearance of Deborah Watling as Victoria Waterfield.

      • The working title for this episode (from the rehearsal scripts) was The Net Tightens.

      • This is the only episode of The Evil of the Daleks to remain in the BBC archives. It had been destroyed in the vault wipes of the 1970's, but a 16mm telerecording was returned to the BBC in May 1987. It had been purchased from a car boot sale a few years before that. It is included in the Lost in Time DVD set.

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