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Revelation of the Daleks: Part One 

The Doctor and Peri arrive on the planet Necros to attend the funeral of scientist Professor Athur Stengos, only to discover Davros, the creator of the Daleks, has become "The Great Healer"... See full summary »


Graeme Harper


Eric Saward




Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Colin Baker ... The Doctor
Nicola Bryant ... Peri
Eleanor Bron ... Kara
Clive Swift ... Jobel
Alexei Sayle ... D.J.
Terry Molloy ... Davros
Jenny Tomasin ... Tasambeker
William Gaunt ... Orcini
John Ogwen John Ogwen ... Bostock
Stephen Flynn Stephen Flynn ... Grigory
Bridget Lynch-Blosse Bridget Lynch-Blosse ... Natasha
Trevor Cooper ... Takis
Colin Spaull ... Lilt
Hugh Walters Hugh Walters ... Vogel
Alec Linstead Alec Linstead ... Head of Stengos


The Doctor and Peri arrive on the planet Necros to attend the funeral of scientist Professor Athur Stengos, only to discover Davros, the creator of the Daleks, has become "The Great Healer" who runs Tranquil Repose, a facility where the terminally ill are kept in suspended animation until a cure is found. They learn Davros has been turning all those in suspended animation into Daleks that are loyal to himself while making food from their dead bodies. Written by Daniel Williamson

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Release Date:

23 March 1985 (UK) See more »

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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


Writer Eric Saward kept the Doctor to a minimum in this story, instead writing extensively for the supporting characters. He later revealed in interviews that he thought Colin Baker had been miscast as the Doctor. Pip Baker and Jane Baker later commented that Saward's treatment of the Doctor in this story was a sign of how all was not well behind the scenes on Doctor Who at the time. See more »


When Natasha fires her laser pistol at the Stengos mutant, she doesn't hold it steady (while the post-production laser effect remains steady as a rock, and clearly not emitting from the muzzle of the pistol). See more »


Vogel: Be seated, gentlemen.
Orcini: We prefer to stand.
Kara: Of course. How foolish. As men of action, you must be like coiled springs - alert, ready to pounce.
Orcini: Nothing so romantic. I have an artificial leg with a faulty hydraulic valve. When seated the valve is inclined to jam.
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Featured in Revelation Exhumed (2005) See more »

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Not the best episode I have seen.
13 October 2016 | by lpresslandSee all my reviews

I will be honest as an avid whovian.

This is possibly one of the weakest story lines that I have seen.

It just seemed like the whole process was a chore.

There are not many good points tho marvel over and well it is disappointing.

Not much more to say and to be honest I can understand why there was a hiatus. The story of the daleks is a great one to say the least. But this was not so. It just dragged on and well we know the great Dalek stories that have been written and this was not so. It pains me to say this but I am saddened at the lack of effort put into this episode.

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