Ready to exterminate

NEWS that the Daleks are making a welcome return to Dr Who later this year stirs memories.

The first edition of Dr Who was transmitted on November 23, 1963, the day after President John F Kennedy was assassinated. Such was the furore around the killing of the US president that little else mattered over the next few days.

So the BBC repeated the first programme ahead of broadcasting the second episode – and Dr Who and his Tardis were off and running.

And so were the Daleks – and for this viewer, then aged nine and a half, every early Saturday evening was spent behind the couch.

I’m sure there have been more sophisticated, stylish and darker enemies for the Doctor down the years – but, for me, the Daleks were the original and the best.

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