Doctor Who

The Dalek

Production Info
Director Joe Ahearne
Story by
Screenplay by Robert Shearman
Producer Phil Collinson
Music Murray Gold
Cinematography Ernest Vincze (as Ernie Vincze)
Editor Graham Walker
Production Code
IMDB Ref tt0562988
Previous Episode Produced
Next Episode Produced
Transmission Info
Season 1
Episode 6
Airdate 30 April 2005
Previous Episode Transmitted World War Three
Next Episode Transmitted The Long Game


The Doctor and Rose travel to the year 2012 and land in a museum of extra-terrestrial objects accumulated by the very wealthy Henry van Statten. He's an avid collector - the TARDIS lands on the museum's 53rd floor below ground level - but he's also using alien technology to develop new weapons from which he derives his large income. He's particularly proud of one device he's acquired but has not yet been able to make functional and to the Doctor's horror, it turns out to a very old and very dangerous enemy from the past. Written by garykmcd

Errors and ExplanationsEdit

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Factual errorsEdit

  • The map of the US shown on Van Statten's monitor is missing the upper peninsula of Michigan.
    • This could be missing in this version of 2012.

Revealing mistakesEdit

  • The security guard holding the stairs against the Dalek as Rose and Adam escape is given a close up as she's firing her gun. With every shot, she blinks, showing that the actress has had very little experience in firing firearms.
    • Most likely, the guard in question has probably never needed to draw her weapon before, much less fire it!


IMDB entry

Doctor Who (2005) Season 1
Rose ; The End of the World ; The Unquiet Dead ; Aliens of London ; World War Three ; Dalek ; The Long Game ; Father's Day ; The Empty Child ; The Doctor Dances ; Boom Town ; Bad Wolf ; The Parting of the Ways