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The Daleks

Writer: Terry Nation

Directors: Christopher Barry and Richard Martin

First Broadcast: 21st December 1963 - 1st February 1964 (7 episodes)

Placement: Between 100,000 BC (Classic Series Season 1) and The Edge of Destruction (Classic Series Season 1)

Links: A standalone story, but it forms the middle part of a character arc with 100,000 BC and The Edge of Destruction.

Doctor:

The First DoctorThe First The first Doctor looks like a human in his sixties. He is physically quite frail, but has a keen intellect. He is paternalistic towards his companions, and has a degree of arrogance towards others. He sometimes forgets his companions' names, especially Ian Chesterton's surname.

Companions:

Susan ForemanSusan Foreman: Susan is usually described as the Doctor's granddaughter. She and the Doctor left their home planet in Lungbarrow (Virgin New Adventure). Susan adopted the surname Foreman whilst staying on Earth during 1963. She appeared in the first TV story 100,000 BC (Classic Series Season 1), where she was a pupil at Coal Hill School in London. During that story Susan was followed home by two of her teachers, Ian Chesterton and Barbara Wright. This led to them joining her and the Doctor in travelling through space and time.

Ian Chesterton: Ian is a science teacher from Coal Hill School, 1963. In 100,000 BC (Classic Series Season 1), he and colleague Barbara Wright were intrigued by the strange behaviour of one of their pupils, Susan Foreman. They followed her home to what appeared to be a junkyard where Susan and the Doctor had parked the TARDIS. In a confrontation with the Doctor they forced their way into the TARDIS. The Doctor took exception to this and whisked them away. Later in the story, he realised he was wrong to do so and decided to try to get them home.

Barbara WrightBarbara Wright: Barbara is a history teacher from Coal Hill School, 1963. In 100,000 BC (Classic Series Season 1), she and colleague Ian Chesterton were intrigued by the strange behaviour of one of their pupils, Susan Foreman. They followed her home to what appeared to be a junkyard where Susan and the Doctor had parked the TARDIS. In a confrontation with the Doctor they forced their way into the TARDIS. The Doctor took exception to this and whisked them away. Later in the story, he realised he was wrong to do so and decided to try to get them home.

Recurring Characters:

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Recommended Viewing:

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Recommended Reading:

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