Doctor Who – The Dalek Invasion of Earth (1964)

William Hartnell as Doctor Who in a suit staring away from the camera

William Hartnell as Doctor Who © BBC

Director: Richard Martin
Starring: William Hartnell, Carole Ann Ford, Jacqueline Hill and William Russell
Production Company:BBC
Kent Locations Used: St John’s Hole Quarry

The Dalek Invasion of Earth (1964) is a six part story of popular sci-fi show, Doctor Who, starring William Hartnell. The Doctor and his three companions, Ian, Barbara and Susan, land in havoc wreaked London during the 21st century only to discover that the Daleks have invaded earth. This is the second appearance of the Doctor’s greatest enemies, where he will attempt to send the Daleks back to their planet and save earth.

William Hartnell (Carry On Sergeant, Escape) stars as the first Doctor alongside Carole Ann Ford (The Day of the Triffids, Moonstrike), Jacqueline Hill (Paradise Postponed, The Six Proud Walkers) and William Russell (The Great Escape, Coronation Street).

The production visited St John’s Hole Quarry in Dartford, now Bluewater, which doubled as the entrance to the mines where prisoners have to work.

Dartford is a historic town with boasts great travel links and has a variety of shopping facilities, hotels and parks. Productions such as Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1 (2010), The Inbetweeners (2010) and Wasp (2003) have been filmed in the Dartford area.

Doctor Who: The Dalek Invasion of Earth (1964) began airing on Saturday 21st November 1964 and is now available to buy on DVD.

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