Serial: KKK Episode Nos. 304, 305, 306, and 307. Title: Day of the Daleks
World War Three may be looming, and the politician most crucial to the peace process is
attacked by what appears to be a ghost. The Doctor's investigations point towards ghosts from
the future, fanatical guerillas who are attempting to change their own history to prevent the world
they know from being enslaved to the Daleks.
starring Jon Pertwee as Doctor Who, Katy Manning as Jo Grant, Nicholas Courtney as
Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart, Richard Franklin as Captain Yates, and John Levene as Sergeant
Written by Louis Marks, Produced by Barry Letts, and Directed by Paul Bernard.
On Disc 1:
- All 4 episodes of the story as originally broadcast, but digitally remastered and restored.
- Graphical menus, episode and scene selection features, and subtitles for
the hearing impaired.
- Optional commentary track by actors Anna Barry (Anat) and Jimmy Winston (Shura),
producer Barry Letts, and script editor Terrance Dicks.
- Information Text subtitles option. Displays pop-up production trivia throughout
- “Blasting the Past” A new 30-minute featurette about the making of the story, featuring
interviews with actors Katy Manning (Jo Grant), Anna Barry (Anat), Jimmy Winston
(Shura), Nicholas Briggs (Dalek Voices) and Ricky Newby (Dalek Operator),
maskmaker John Friedlander, Doctor Who Magazine writer Dave Owen, Doctor Who
writers (of other stories) Paul Cornell and Ben Aaronovitch, script editor Terrance
Dicks, and producer Barry Letts.
- “A View From the Gallery” A new 20-minute featurette spotlighting how Doctor Who
was shot from the studio control gallery, with producer Barry Letts, and the Vision
Mixer on this story, Mike Catherwood.
- Nationwide. A 3-minute segment from this news magazine show from the time showing a
a school class receiving a Dalek as a prize from a Radio Times competition they won.
- Blue Peter. A 5-minute segment from the venerable children’s magazine show from
1972 that both spotlights presenter Peter Purves’ former role on the series and the
Daleks from this story, hinting at their imminent return.
- Photo Gallery. A package of still photos taken during the production. 6 minutes long.
- PDF Materials. : the Radio Times listings are available as a .pdf file if you put the disc
into a computer. This story received a special cover and extra articles, and these are
- Coming Soon Trailer for the forthcoming release of Colony in Space.
On Disc 2:
- The Special Edition. All 4 episodes of the story are presented again, but this time
they’ve been boosted with newly-created special effects and newly-shot footage to
enhance the key action scenes, and the original Dalek voices have been replaces with
newly recorded ones by new series Dalek voice artist Nicholas Briggs so that they
better match voices heard in the rest of the series (unlike the originals on this one).
There are also episode and scene selection features, and subtitles for the hearing impaired.
- The Making of the Special Edition. A 14-minute featurette. It’s title tells you the rest.
- Now and Then. A 5-minute featurette in an ongoing series about how the locations used
looked when the show was shot versus how they look when the DVD was made.
- The UNIT Family Part Two. A new 31-minute featurette about the family of characters
that surrounded the Doctor during his exile to Earth by the Time Lords. This is “Part
Two” and spotlights the middle Jon Petwee years. Part One appeared on the DVD of
Inferno, and Part Three will appear on a future DVD. Features interviews with
actors Nicholas Courtney, Katy Manning, Richard Franklin, John Levene, and
Fernanda Marlowe (Corporal Bell), stuntman and founder of HAVOC Derek Ware,
script editor Terrance Dicks, and producer Barry Letts.
- The UNIT Dating Conundrum. A 9-minute featurette narrated by Toby Hadoke about
the inconsistencies in the series continuity when it comes to the years that the UNIT
stories were supposed to be taking place in. Features Ben Aaronovitch, Nicholas Briggs,
Dave Owen, and Terrance Dicks.
- The Cheating Memory. An 8-minute featurette where memory expert Dr. Sarita Robinson
(herself a Doctor Who fan) explains how our memories of a show we saw when we were
very young can be so different to the reality.
- Teaser. A 20-second teaser that was used to publicize this DVD release in advance.