Production Code: KKK
1 - 01/01/1972 17:50
2 - 08/01/1972 17:50
3 - 15/01/1972 17:50
4 - 22/01/1972 17:50
Sir Reginald Styles, organiser of a world peace conference, narrowly survives an assassination attempt by a combat-uniformed guerrilla who vanishes like a ghost. Later the guerrilla is attacked by huge, ape-like creatures called Ogrons and found unconscious by UNIT troops in the grounds of the house. The Doctor deduces that he comes from about two hundred years in the future and that a device found with him is a time machine.
While Styles is away, the Doctor and Jo keep watch. The guerrillas attack again, but the Time Lord convinces them that he is not Styles. One of their party, Shura, is later injured by an Ogron.
Jo meanwhile accidentally activates one of the guerrillas' time machines and is transported to the 22nd Century. When the guerrillas return there, the Doctor goes with them. He learns that the Earth of this period is ruled by the Daleks with the help of the Ogrons and human collaborators, whose leader is known as the Controller. Jo and the Doctor are both taken prisoner at the Dalek base.
The guerrillas rescue them and explain that they are attempting to kill Styles because he caused an explosion at the peace conference, starting a series of wars that left humanity vulnerable to Dalek conquest - a history that they wish to change. The Doctor realises that the explosion was actually caused by Shura in a misguided attempt to fulfil his mission.
Returning to the 20th Century with Jo, he has Styles' house evacuated. Daleks and Ogrons arrive in pursuit, but are destroyed when Shura detonates his bomb.
The Controller reports to his Dalek masters that a time transmitter has been detected operating in the 20th Century and that the coordinates are being fixed. He is told that whoever is operating it is an enemy of the Daleks and must be destroyed. The three Daleks take up a chant of 'Exterminate them!'
The Doctor follows the guerrillas into a disused railway tunnel that acts as their arrival point in the 20th Century. The menacing form of a Dalek materialises nearby.
The Doctor is lying strapped to a table attached to a mind analysis device as the Daleks attempt to confirm his identity. Images of his two previous incarnations appear on a screen and the Daleks triumphantly shriek that he is the Doctor and an enemy of the Daleks who will be exterminated.
The Doctor urges Sir Reginald Styles to make sure that his peace conference is a success. Sir Reginald tells him not to worry as everyone knows what will happen if it fails. The Doctor confirms that he and Jo know too: they have seen it.
The Outer Limits episodes Soldier and Demon With a Glass Hand (soldiers from the future travelling to the present to alter history).
Day of the Jackal (the title).
Star Trek's Errand of Mercy (the mind probe).
Planet of the Apes.
Diamonds are Forever.
The Doctor : "There are many sorts of ghosts, Jo. Ghosts from the past, and ghosts from the future."
Controller : [To the Doctor and Jo.] "You don't understand. No-one who didn't live through those terrible years can understand. Towards the end of the 20th Century, a series of wars broke out. There were hundreds of years of nothing but destruction and killing. Nearly seven eighths of the world's population wiped out. The rest living in holes in the ground, starving, almost reduced to the level of animals..."
Controller : [To the Daleks.] "Who knows? I may have helped to exterminate you."
Dalek : "No one can withstand The Power of the Daleks!"
Another peace conference is planned and there is trouble with the Chinese again (see The Mind of Evil). Sir Reginald Styles of the UN is to chair the summit at his house, Auderly. The international situation is grave, with troops massing on the Soviet/Chinese border and fighting already taking place in South America.
In the aftermath of the destruction of the peace conference, a series of wars broke out and, over the next 100 years, seven eighths of the world's population was wiped out. The story of the peace conference survived: it has become (erroneous) historical fact that Reginald Styles was responsible for the explosion.
The Daleks need Earth's minerals to fuel their rapidly expanding empire. They use the Ogrons for the first time. The Controller notes that the beasts live in scattered communities on 'one of the outer planets'. The bomb that destroys Auderley is made from dalekanium explosive, the secret formula of which was stolen from the Daleks. [In The Dalek Invasion of Earth, Dortmun christened Dalek casing material as dalekanium. As he is unlikely to have been born in this new timeline, this dalekanium is something completely different.] The Daleks time travel with small box devices.
The guerillas' guns contain iron mined in North Wales. Blinovitch's Limitation Effect prevents the guerillas making multiple attempts to kill Styles [possibly why the Daleks invaded Earth a whole century earlier than in The Dalek Invasion of Earth. See Carnival of Monsters, Mawdryn Undead].
Alex MacIntosh is a BBC TV reporter.
Auderley, 11-14 September .
A Dalek occupied Earth in the 22nd Century.
The Doctor has met Napoleon: ''Boney', I said, 'an army marches on its stomach''.
The story's on-screen title is Day of the Daleks, although it was incorrectly referred to in the Radio Times listings (and on the later BBC video release) as The Day of the Daleks.
In Episodes Two and Three, the initial 'sting' of the closing title music is retained at the end of the reprise from the previous episode.
A section of the closing title sequence appears in the background on the screen of the Daleks' mind analysis machine at the end of Episode Three. The first of the episode's closing credits is superimposed over this scene just before the foreground images are removed, leaving just the title sequence. The rest of the credits then follow.
BBC television news reporter Alex Macintosh appears as himself in Episode Four.
Episode Four was originally to have featured a confrontation between the Doctor and the Daleks in which the Daleks explain how they destroyed those of their number who were impregnated with the human factor in the events seen in The Evil of the Daleks and then turned their attention to conquering Earth by means of time travel. This scene was actually recorded but had to be cut at the editing stage for timing reasons.
This was the first of a number of stories in which the key colour used for the CSO effects was yellow rather than blue.
The Ogrons were neither named nor described in Louis Marks's scripts.
Terry Nation was not consulted in advance about the use of the Daleks in this story and, when he found out about it, this led to a row between him and the BBC. Although Terrance Dicks recalls such a dispute, Barry Letts does not, and it is clear from contemporary BBC documentation that it is Letts who is correct. Nation was consulted in advance, and his agents ALS Management confirmed in a letter dated 22 April 1971, that he had no objection to the Daleks being used in a story for the 1972 season, subject to the usual negotiations.
The story the production team had in mind at that point was one called The Daleks in London by Robert Sloman. This was then abandoned, however, and in June 1971 they decided instead to have the Daleks incorporated into Louis Marks's story, which had not originally featured them. Nation was sent Marks's amended scripts to read, and told Terrance Dicks in a letter dated 20 July 1971 that they seemed 'a very good and exciting batch of episodes'.
Nation was ultimately paid a fee of 25 pounds per episode for the use of his creations, and agreement was reached that he would write their next story.
The Daleks possess a time vortex magnetron.
One Ogron talks a lot faster than the others.
The Daleks' mind analysis machine shows the title graphics, complete with 'Doctor Who Jon Pertwee'.
The Controller's shiny face and the off behaviour of his female assistants remain unexplained.
It's lucky that the Daleks build their HQ close to where Auderley House was.
The guerillas' time machine has different effects in episode one and two (in episode one it sends the operator back to the future, regardless of location; in episode two it sends back the person holding it (Jo)).
The Doctor and Jo fail to meet themselves again, despite the scene in episode one.
The Daleks show great tactical skill in attacking the rear of the house but allow the delegates to get away from the front.
On the original video release credits, Monia undergoes a sex change to become Monica.
Jo, in a lumberjack checked blouse, white boots and red neck scarf and knickers.
Cast & Crew
The Doctor - Jon Pertwee
Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart - Nicholas Courtney
Captain Mike Yates - Richard Franklin
Jo Grant - Katy Manning
Sergeant Benton - John Levene
Anat - Anna Barry
Boaz - Scott Fredericks
Controller - Aubrey Woods
Dalek - John Scott Martin
Dalek - Ricky Newby
Dalek - Murphy Grumbar
Dalek Voice - Oliver Gilbert
Dalek Voice - Peter Messaline
Girl Technician - Deborah Brayshaw
Guard at Work Centre - George Raistrick
Guerilla - Tim Condren
Manager - Peter Hill
Miss Paget - Jean McFarlane
Monia - Valentine Palmer
Ogron - Rick Lester
Ogron - Maurice Bush
Ogron - David Joyce
Ogron - Frank Menzies
Ogron - Bruce Wells
Ogron - Geoffrey Todd
Senior Guard - Andrew Carr
Shura - Jimmy Winston
Sir Reginald Styles - Wilfrid Carter
Television Reporter - Alex MacIntosh
UNIT Radio Operator - Gypsie Kemp
Director - Paul Bernard