Saturday, 31 December 2016

143 The Highlanders: Episode Three

EPISODE: The Highlanders: Episode Three
TRANSMITTED: Saturday 31 December 1966
WRITER: Elwyn Jones & Gerry Davis (uncredited)
DIRECTOR: Hugh David
PRODUCER: Innes Lloyd
RATINGS: 7.4 million viewers
FORMAT: CD: Doctor Who: The Lost TV Episodes volume 3 (1966-1967)
TELESNAPS: The Highlanders: Episode Three

"Plantation workers are required to work in his Majesty's colonies in the West Indies. I have here seven year contracts. Sign your name to these and you will receive free transportation to your new homes. Well? Which of you lucky lads will be the first to sign?"

Ben, Jamie & the Laird are put in the Annabelle's hold where they find Mackay, the ship's true captain known to the McClaren's who was betrayed by Trask. Polly & Kirsty disguise themselves as orange sellers. Ffinch arrives at the Sea Eagle in where the Doctor is still disguised as an old woman. Polly & Kirsty finds Ffinch who tells them to talk to Grey about their friends. Perkins, Grey's clerk arrives and they talk to him. Grey is on the Annabelle compelling the prisoners to turn King's evidence or be deported to the West Indies on a seven year contract. MacKay warns against signing but all the other Scotsmen bar Jamie, the Laird and Ben do. Ben tears the contracts up. The disguised Doctor contacts the girls in the tavern and they make plans to buy weapons which the Doctor then acquires. They're going to row them out to the Annabelle. The Doctor discovers Kirsty's ring and reveals it to be Prince Charlie's. Ben is bound and thrown overboard for his disobedience.

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This episode was almost as boring as the last one but towards the end Troughton starts being the Doctor rather than mucking about disguised as a woman and it picks up rapidly then.

This story was written by Elwyn Jones, with some assistance from script editor Gerry Davis. Jones has a formidable track record: he co-created Z-Cars in 1962 and went on to create it's sequels Softly, Softly, Softly, Softly: Taskforce and Barlow at Large. At the point this story was written he'd just left the post of Head of Drama at the BBC! Kidnapped by Robert Louis Stevenson seems to play a part in inspiring this story especially he being forcibly shipped off to the West Indies element. This is his only Doctor Who story.

The first time Doctor Who director is former actor Hugh David, who apparently had been offered the role of The Doctor by Rex Tucker. David was originally down to direct The Underwater Menace, but pronounced the script for that impossible top produce. He would return to direct Fury from the Deep and as such is the only Doctor Who director who worked on multiple stories to have no episode of their work existing in the archives. He directed Survival Code, the last episode of the first series of Kit Pedler & Gerry Davis Doomwatch, which famously kills off lead character Toby Wren. He was married to Wendy Williams who played Vira in The Ark in Space

Appearing this episode is Andrew Downie as Willie Mackay. I can see he appeared in the final episode of The Sweeney: Jack or Knave where he plays Bishop and also The Professionals: Everest Was Also Conquered where he is McKay.

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Playing the Laird Colin McLaren is Donald Bisset. In amongst a long career I can see another Professionals episode where he plays a Judge in Not a Very Civil Civil Servant. Acting wasn't his only career: he was also a successful children's author.

Saturday, 24 December 2016

142 The Highlanders: Episode Two

EPISODE: The Highlanders: Episode Two
TRANSMITTED: Saturday 24 December 1966
WRITER: Elwyn Jones & Gerry Davis (uncredited)
DIRECTOR: Hugh David
PRODUCER: Innes Lloyd
RATINGS: 6.8 million viewers
FORMAT: CD: Doctor Who: The Lost TV Episodes volume 3 (1966-1967)
TELESNAPS: The Highlanders: Episode Two

"Once aboard the Annabelle, that's the only way you'll get off her. Straight downwards!"

Polly's visitor turns out to be Kirsty who tries to rescue her, but falls in too. Ffinch finds them but he too falls in and they take him prisoner. At Inverness The Doctor, Ben, Jamie and the Laird have been thrown in a dank cell. The Doctor discovers Bonnie Prince Charles' standard on the Laird's person and calls for the guards to take it to Grey. Polly & Kirsty blackmail Ffinch and steel his identity documents. Grey orders Captain Trask to load the prisoners onto his ship for deportation. Gaining access to Grey the Doctor overpowers him, hides him then tricks Perkins into believing he is ill. Ffinch is found by his Sergeant who turns the situation to his monetary gain. Trask releases Grey but misses the Doctor now disguised as a scullery maid. Jamie Ben & the Laird are taken to Trask's ship, the Annabelle, where Trask punishes a fellow prisoner by throwing him bound overboard to drown.

Sorry it bored me to tears this one. You're meant to laugh at Troughton's German accent and dressing up. I didn't. Oh look it's a historical story and we're back on boats AGAIN.

Onto the cast: David Garth plays Solicitor Grey: he'll be back in Terror of the Autons Episode One as the Time Lord who warns the Doctor of the Master's arrival on Earth.

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Grey's assistant Perkins is played by Sydney Arnold who you can see as a Prisoner in the Out of the Unknown episode The Midas Plague which is an existing episode of that series on the Out of the Unknown DVD Set.

Michael Elwyn plays Lt. Algernon Ffinch. He has a recurring role in Kit Pedler & Gerry Davis Doomwatch as Ministry Official Richard Duncan and can be seen in the episodes The Red Sky, Invasion, Flight Into Yesterday, The Web of Fear, Public Enemy, Fire and Brimstone & Deadly Dangerous Tomorrow, several of which survive and can be seen on The Doomwatch DVD

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Peter Welch plays the Redcoat Sergeant: He returns to Doctor Who as Morgan, the landlord of the Fleur-de-Lys pub in Devesham, in The Android Invasion. He too is in Out of the Unknown appearing as Sam in the Douglas Camfield directed The Last Lonely Man, the only completely surviving episode from the third season of the show. He also appears in Doomwatch as Tom Hedley in Invasion, which one of the episode Michael Elwyn appears in.

Playing Captain Trask is Dallas Cavell. H'e already been in The Reign of Terror 2: Guests of Madame Guillotine as the Road Works Overseer who captures and then is decieved by the Doctor and as the prisoner Bors in The Dalek Masterplan 3: Devil's Planet. He later reappears as Quinlan in The Ambassadors of Death and appears in the first episode of Castrovalva as the Head of Security.

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Playing Kirsty is Hannah Gordon, in an early television role. She'll go on to make a name for herself in Upstairs, Downstairs, playing Virginia Bellamy, alongside Jean Marsh, of the Crusade and Dalek Masterplan. One of Hannah Gordon's earliest jobs in television was appearing as Zaylo in No Place Like Home, the first broadcast episode of Out of the Unknown.

The only other female actor in this cast is Barbara Bruce as Mollie: she was previously a Woman Tourist in The Chase 3: Flight Through Eternity. Sadly this is the only episodes she appears in and the only telesnaps she's in is a little blurred!

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Similarly hard to see clearly is Tom Bowman, who plays the Sentry who argues with the prisoners. He's also in the Out of the Unknown episode Immortality Inc as Sammy.

I'm completely unable to spot him in a telesnap but credited as a Sailor is legendary stuntman Peter Diamond. He as serves as fight arranger for Dalek Invasion of Earth 5: The Waking Ally, The Romans 2-4: All Roads Lead to Rome, Conspiracy & Inferno, The Space Museum 3 & 4: The Search & The Final Phase, The Chase 5: The Death of Doctor Who and will fill the same role for The Evil of the Daleks episode 5, The War Games episode ten and The Dæmons episode four. In front of the camera he was an uncredited stunt double in The Daleks 7: The Rescue and will be again for The Dæmons episode three but also acted appearing as Delos in All Roads Lead to Rome, Conspiracy & Inferno, episodes 2-4 of The Romans, a Morok Technician in The Dimensions of Time and a Morok Guard in The Search & The Final Phase, the second, third and fourth episodes of The Space Museum. His next appearance is a short one as the ill fated Davis in The Ice Warriors episode 1, and he's then an Extra in The Enemy of the World episode 1, the Doctor / Salamander in The Enemy of the World episode 6, a Confederate Horseman in The War Games episode three and an Alien Guard in The War Games episode nine. Diamond has either been in or do9ne stunts for just about every show on TV and many, many films: check out his IMDB entry for a full list!

Saturday, 17 December 2016

141 The Highlanders: Episode One

EPISODE: The Highlanders: Episode One
TRANSMITTED: Saturday 17 December 1966
WRITER: Elwyn Jones & Gerry Davis (uncredited)
DIRECTOR: Hugh David
PRODUCER: Innes Lloyd
RATINGS: 6.7 million viewers
FORMAT: CD: Doctor Who: The Lost TV Episodes volume 3 (1966-1967)
TELESNAPS: The Highlanders: Episode One

"The clans are broken, shot to pieces by the English guns!"

Culloden, 16 April 1746. The injured Colin MacLaren, Laird of the clean MacLaren flees the lost battle with his son Alexander, daughter Kirsty and their piper Jamie McCrimmon. The newly arrived time travellers stumble upon them hiding in a cottage. While Kirsty & Polly seek water for Colin's wounds,Ben accidentally discharges a musket alerting the attention of nearby English redcoats under the command of Lieutenant Algernon ffinch. Alexander is killed defending the cottage and the others are captured despite the Doctor posing as the German Doctor von Wer. The Redcoat sergeant is ready to hang them, but they are approached by Solicitor Grey, Royal Commissioner of Prisons, and his clerk Perkins who bride the soldiers into releasing them to him. He sends the prisoners off to Inverness, where they will be put on a slave ship to the West Indies. Grey takes the Doctor with him, after the Doctor quotes a point of law to save him from the gallows. Kirsty & Polly hide in a cave and consider what to do. Polly wants to sell Kirsty's ring for money but Kirsty won't let her: her father entrusted it to her. Polly, frustrated, goes off by herself and falls into an animal trap which is then approached by someone holding a dagger.

This is my fourth encounter with the Highlanders: The last three times it's failed to grip me but this time, with the aid of the telesnaps, has worked a bit better. However based on past experience I don't hold out much hope for the next three weeks!

The main historical event in this episode is over and done with before we even arrive: The Battle of Culloden effectively marking the end of the Jacobite uprising. Credited writer Elwyn Jones & Script Editor Gerry Davis, who did a lot of work on this script, use the battle as the starting point for the story rather than the culmination.

This episode marks the second appearance of the "I would like a hat like that!" gag as the Doctor finds a Tam O Shanter by the abandoned cannon.

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A HUGE cheer please for Frazer Hines, making his debut here as Jamie McCrimmon. An actor since childhood he was initially contracted for four weeks work on this serial. However the powers that be liked what they saw and asked him to join the show as a companion, necessitating, as we'll see later, some adaptations to scripts already in progress. Jamie appears in ALL the remaining Troughton stories. That's 110 episodes between his first and last appearances making him by some distance the companion to have been in the most episodes of Doctor Who. He then reprises the role many years later in the Five Doctors and Two Doctors! The runners up are Ian & Barbara and Jo Grant were in 77 while Sarah Jane Smith was in 76 (who's also in the Five Doctors).

William Dysart, who briefly appears as Alexander in this episode, returns in the early Pertwee story Ambassadors of Death. He can been seen in a clip from this episode, which was excised by the Australian censor and recovered by Australian fan Damian Shanahan in October 1996.

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Also recovered at the same time is a few shots from the hanging scene.

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There's also an off cut of film showing production assistant and future director Fiona Cumming calling action before the travellers emerge from the Tardis.

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As you can see from those pictures this episode marks the first trip on location Patrick Troughton's Doctor. So did the Doctor Who team get a nice trip to Scotland to authentically location film this story? No. They went to Frensham Ponds, in Surrey for three days on the 14th, 15th & 21st November 1966. As far as I can recall Doctor Who has never been to Scotland to film despite three of it's leading men and one companion having hailed from that part of the United Kingdom. For why they returned to the location a week later, come back for episode 4!

Amongst the uncredited cast is Reg Dent as an English Horseman. Dent's IMDB entry shows him someone who specialised in this sort of role, indeed his only Doctor Who reappearance is as a Confederate Horseman in The War Games: Episode Three. I can see at least one horse on location in the telesnaps, but I think Ffinch is riding it!.

Other extras in this episode, presumably Redcoat soldiers include actor Anthony Lang, a very recognisable face in later Doctor Who stories. He'd already been an Egyptian Slave in Golden Death and Escape Switch, the ninth and tenth episodes of the Dalek Masterplan. He'd return as Airport Personnel on Plane in The Faceless Ones episode 1: that exists so I'll try to screencap him there. He's then a Time Lord in The Three Doctors and a Kaled Councillor in Genesis of the Daleks: look out for the tall thin gentleman with the prominent nose! He played Imperial Dignatory Sim Aloo in Return of the Jedi, so has an action figure made of him, but IMDB's credit for him as Bo Shek in Star Wars is in error. Peter Roy had already been a Greek Soldier in Temple of Secrets and Death of a Spy, first and third episode of the Myth Makers. Likewise he returns in The Faceless Ones episode 1 as an Airport Police Sergeant. He's then a UNIT / Bunker Man in The Invasion episode 1, a Guard in The Seeds of Death episode one, a Space Guard in The Space Pirates episode 1, an uncredited extra in Doctor Who and the Silurians episode 6, Technic Obarl in The Hand of Fear part one, a Guard in The Face of Evil part one, an Extra in The Sun Makers part one, a Gallifreyan Guard in The Invasion of Time part one, a Gracht Guard in The Androids of Tara part one, a Guard in The Armageddon Factor part one, a Policeman in Logopolis part one, an Ambulance Man in Castrovalva part one, a Man in Market in Snakedance part one and a Walk on in Resurrection of the Daleks part one, He's got two Doomwatch to his name as a man in Project Sahara and Flood, and a number of Blake's 7 as a Citizen / Prisoner in The Way Back, a Prisoner in Space Fall, an Alta Guard in Redemption, an Albian Rebel in Countdown and a Federation Trooper / Rebel in Rumours of Death plus an appearance as the Limousine Chauffeur in the second TV episode of The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy. Like Anthony Lang, he too is in Return of the Jedi playing Major Olander Brit.

Saturday, 10 December 2016

140 The Power of the Daleks: Episode Six

EPISODE: The Power of the Daleks: Episode Six
TRANSMITTED: Saturday 10 December 1966
WRITER: David Whitaker
DIRECTOR: Christopher Barry
PRODUCER: Innes Lloyd
RATINGS: 7.8 million viewers
FORMAT: DVD Doctor Who - The Power Of The Daleks
TELESNAPS: The Power of the Daleks: Episode Six

"Obey or you shall be exterminated!"

The guards taking the Doctor, Quinn and Polly to the prison are stopped by Daleks allowing the escape of their prisoners. Janley is pleased the rebels appear to have won but Bragen wants to wipe them out too. Valmar overhears this conversation, and releases Ben reuniting him with the others in the guest quarters. Bragen announces he has taken over. The Doctor slips away as the Daleks give the order to exterminate. He is nearly captured by Kebble and two guards, but the guards are exterminated and the Doctor saves Kebble's life as they escape together. However Kebble is gunned down as they reach the visitors quarters and the Doctor & his party are forced to flee through the window. The Doctor and his friends find their way to the lab where the now deranged Lesterson is hiding. Janley is killed by a Dalek but Valmar is saved by Quinn. Lesterson tells the Doctor about the Daleks second power supply and the Doctor finds Valmar to get him to reveal the location of the cable. Quinn finds his way to the governor's office where Bragen is desperately trying to summon guards to divert the attentions of the Daleks. Lesterson sacrifices himself to allow the Doctor to sabotage the Dalek's power supply which he overloads destroying the Daleks throughout the colony and their ship. Bragen is killed by Valmar who joins with Quinn to rebuild the colony and it's wrecked power supply. The Doctor and his friends slip away, passing a wrecked Dalek beside the Tardis which moves it's eye stalk as the ship dematerialises.

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A little bit of a hint there at the end that just maybe the Daleks might return to menace the colonists again perhaps?

If episodes still had titles then this would be "The Dalek Massacre of Vulcan". We've seen two big Dalek massacres before now: The Thals in the Dalek city halfway through the Daleks and the attacking rebels at the Spaceport in Dalek Invasion of Earth, but this takes the biscuit with bodies dropping all over the place. The Time Team used to have a count of On Screen Deaths. With just the telesnaps to go on it's hard to keep an accurate account, but I suspect it may have been difficult even with the full pictures! In many ways this story is a gold standard for Dalek and Base under Siege. Take a few Daleks and within days they've killed nearly everyone!

For me the extent of the massacre was brought home by a couple of the surviving colour photos from this story, which can be seen in an archived section of the BBC site. A couple, wife holding a babe in arms, are menaced by the Daleks. I'd never seen the next photo before which shows smoke coming out of the Daleks which indicates this shot must have occurred at the point where the Daleks start to explode.

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A clip of the destruction of the Daleks and their production line survives courtesy of a program called Tom Tom from 1968 which has always resided in the BBC archives and is included on the Doctor Who - Lost In Time DVD.

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In a way this episode involves many of the characters getting what's coming to them. Bragen, Janley and Kebble are all killed, the last two by the Daleks. The only surviving named rebel is Valmar, and he'd been the sympathetic rebel character in previous episodes.

Lesterson though has already paid the price for his actions before his death. The sight of the Dalek production line in episodes four and five has unhinged him and he's completely lost his grip on his sanity:

LESTERSON: You must be absolutely quiet. They know everything that's going on. Everything! They even know what you're thinking.
BEN: Where do they get their power from, Lesterson?
LESTERSON: Ah, I tried to turn the power off, but they were miles ahead of me. Marvellous creatures. You have to admire them.
BEN: But we've got to stop them!
LESTERSON: Oh, it's too late for that. They're the new species, you see, taking over from homo sapiens. Man's had his day. Finished now.
POLLY: Can't we do anything?! They're murdering everybody, one by one!
BEN: You've done all this. Why'd you give them power in the first place?
LESTERSON: Well, I could control it, you see. And then Janley got one of her men, Valmar, I think it was, yes, and he rigged up a secret cable. It's carrying power directly from the colony's supply.
DOCTOR: Where? Where is it, Lesterson?
LESTERSON: Valmar's the only one who can answer that. Or the Daleks of course. They know everything. Yes, you should ask the Daleks.
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DALEK: Our cables have been moved.
LESTERSON: And I could tell you who did it.
DALEK: What were you doing in there?
LESTERSON: I want to help you.
LESTERSON: I am your servant.
DALEK: We do not need humans now.
LESTERSON: Ah, but you wouldn't kill me. I gave you life.
DALEK: Yes, you gave us life.
His repeat of the oft used Dalek phrase from this story "I am your servant" is chilling, confirming that in his mind he feels man has had his day and the Daleks have taken over and are superior. Yet is this last piece of madness really insanity or a final act of heroism, distracting and occupying the Daleks while providing the Doctor with the opportunity to destroy the Daleks power supply?

So Power of the Daleks: top start for the new Doctor. It's a great story that builds and builds, not like some six parters which are a four parter and two parter stuck together. Five weeks of plotting and manipulating ends in one of the best Dalek action episodes. It's just such a shame that it doesn't exist. If you asked any Doctor Who fan it's probably be in their top 3 of stories they'd like returned. It's the First Second Doctor Story and his first meeting with the Daleks so on that count alone it's historically significant. It's also unique amongst the Troughton stories in that there's something, or rather someone, missing. That'll be fixed in the next story, The Highlanders. If you asked me, it'd be second on my list, behind The Abominable Snowmen.

Power of the Daleks was the penultimate TV story novelised. Written by John Peel, one of the earliest fans to go professional, it appears without the Target logo and with a different cover and spine design to the other Target books and reprints.

The Power of the Daleks soundtrack was one of the first released on tape in 1993, with narration by Tom Baker, alongside Evil of the Daleks. These tapes were a big hit but the range proved rather short lived with just five titles. Power of the Daleks was then released on CD in 2003 as part of the revived missing stories range with narration by Anneke Wills. Initially this was only available in a tinned two pack with Evil of the Daleks, but had a stand along release in 2004.

The Power of the Daleks CD release was used as the basis for an MP3 CD release in 2005, Doctor Who Reconstructed: The Power of the Daleks, which paired the soundtrack on mp3 with the telesnaps in a flash animation to provide a reconstruction of the story. Unfortunately MP3 CDs didn't take off and subsequent releases were shelved. Today the Reconstructed CD fetches a penny or two (£50 on Amazon Marketplace at the time of writing). I bought one off of eBay for £30 at the point I started writing the first edition of this Blog so watching these six episodes then was the first time I've experienced the story paired with the pictures. I'm presuming Power was chosen due to being a story where no episodes exist *and* where a complete set of Telesnaps exist. The other candidates using this criteria are The Savages, The Smugglers, The Highlanders, The Macra Terror and the Fury from the Deep. Given that Power has Daleks and is the first Troughton story it's a bit of a no contest. The only *slightly* annoying thing about them is the episodes being broken in two unequal halves. As they stand the episodes have a natural break in the middle with a fade to black to allow foreign broadcasters to have an ad break - why not break the episodes there?

The chances of recovery for this story are very slim as a maximum of two film prints are known to exist. The first was sold to the ABC in Australia, who returned them to the BBC in 1975 where they were presumably destroyed. However almost every missing episode that's been found in private hands in the UK is known to have come from this set of returns so there's a possibility prints of this story may have walked out the door at the time. The second print was sold to the NZBC in New Zealand who passed their prints to RTS in Singapore who confirm that they no longer have them.

When drafting this new blog entry for Power of the Daleks some while ago I said:

Given the lack of eisting Power of the Daleks episodes, plus that the BBC has run out of episodes to release on DVD, and that telesnap recons have made a welcome (to me at least!) comeback recently on The Web of Fear and Underwater Menace DVD I wonder if any thought has been given to using this recon, perhaps paired with an un-narated soundtrack and with existing clips dropped in, as the basis for a Power of the Daleks DVD release? BBC Worldwide, I have money for you!
It seems someone was listening! In 2016 Power of the Daleks was unexpectedly announced as an an animated reconstruction for download and shortly afterwards a DVD release. Since the DVD also contains the existing MP3 CD release plus the existing clips from The Lost in Time DVD, plus I think a few extra which have come to light since, I'm happy with it. Ideally I'd have the clips dropped into the recon and with the option to have the recon with the original un-narrated soundtrack. The addition of a making of documentary & photo galleries are an extra bonus, so effectively these are better releases than Enemy of the World or Web of Fear, both of which were rush released with no special features. The main draw here for most people will be the animation which is on the whole very very good. Yes there's a few errors, notably Ben & Polly's costumes changing in one scene in episode one, and a couple of rather stiff exterminations this episodes but The Daleks look magnificent throughout! A Blu Ray version, containing a colour version of the animation, is due in January 2017.

Saturday, 3 December 2016

139 The Power of the Daleks: Episode Five

EPISODE: The Power of the Daleks: Episode Five
TRANSMITTED: Saturday 03 December 1966
WRITER: David Whitaker
DIRECTOR: Christopher Barry
PRODUCER: Innes Lloyd
RATINGS: 8 million viewers
FORMAT: CD: Doctor Who: The Lost TV Episodes volume 3 (1966-1967)
TELESNAPS: The Power of the Daleks: Episode Five

"We are not ready yet to teach these human beings the law of the Daleks!"

Lesterson flees the Dalek capsule deactivating the power supply and telling Janley what he's seen.Trying to talk to the examiner, he discovers the Doctor has been imprisoned. A Dalek comes out of the capsule and announces they can conserve power causing Lesterson to flee. The Dalek instructs it's compatriots that no more than three of them may be seen together. The Daleks continue their cable laying. Valmar & Kebble are assisting them in connecting it to the capsule while guarding Polly. Lesterson tries to speak to the Doctor in prison but is taken to Bragen where Janley declares him to be mad causing Bragen to have him restrained. Polly tries to convince her captors of the Daleks evil. Hensell returns from the perimeter and discovers what Bragen has been doing in his absence. The Doctor & Quinn escape from the prison. Hensell argues with Bragen and then is gunned down by a Dalek on Bragen's orders. The Doctor & Quinn return to the Lab where they free Polly. Going to the Governor's office they find Hensell dead and are apprehended by Bragen again. In the Capsule the Daleks gather preparing to wipe out the colonists.

"Exterminate all humans! Exterminate, Annihilate, Destroy! Daleks Conquer And Destroy!"

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Episode 5 of a Dalek story and Hensell is only the second person to be exterminated! What's going wrong? They're going to make up for it in the next episode of course. And we get an explanation for the static electricity stuff that was annoying me last episode! The Daleks are charging themselves up in the ship but the static cables will allow them to travel further without having to return to the ship to recharge. That still doesn't quite fit with their behaviour in The Chase and Dalek Masterplan but it'll do for now.

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For a story for which no complete episode exists, lots of bits of Power of the Daleks exist. This episode contains one of two clips which have been in the BBC archives for years: from a 1968 edition of Whicker's world we have the "Daleks Conquer & Destroy" sequence, included on the Doctor Who - Lost In Time DVD. In it we see our old friend the broken neck ring Dalek, aka Dalek 2!

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There's another clip from episode 5 on the DVD but this is wrongly identified as episode 4! This features Dalek 1, the Dalek with the working lens aperture in it's eyestick, proclaiming that "We are not ready yet to teach these human beings the law of the Daleks!". Unfortunately at the end of this sequence it can be seen hitting the camera! This clip came to light in 1995 when Restoration Team member Steve Roberts investigated rumours some Dalek footage was shown in an Australian program entitled C for Computer. It emerges that that title is the name of an episode of a show called Perspective and that it did indeed contain Dalek footage from episodes 4 and 5 of Power of the Daleks.

Now can we have all 6 episodes found please?