Monday, 26 April 2010

The Dalek Invasion of Earth

November 1992 was a great time for Doctor Who fans with satellite TV, as fledgling channel UK Gold began to show the series from the very first episode, An Unearthly Child. Fantastic. Except that they weren't able to show any stories written by Terry Nation, as his agent wanted more money than the channel were prepared to pay. This meant that during the first year fans were denied the chance to relive The Daleks, The Keys of Marinus, The Dalek Invasion of Earth, The Chase, Day of the Daleks, Planet of the Daleks, Death to the Daleks, Genesis of the Daleks and The Android Invasion.

Thankfully, an agreement was eventually reached, and in November 1993, UK Gold began to air those stories; on 8th November 1993, the first episode of The Dalek Invasion of Earth was shown on British television for the first time in almost 30 years...

A compilation of the story was aired on Sunday 12th December 1993 from 10.00am-12.30pm - here's all the presentation/continuity for your enjoyment...

That's it for another week - if you're enjoying these videos or have some clips to share, please leave a comment! Next Monday we'll be visiting the planet Uxarieus... until then, take care!

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