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The TARDIS materialises in London sometime after the year 2164. Dalek invaders are now ruling the Earth with the aid of humans converted into zombie-like Robomen, but they are opposed by a group of resistance fighters led by the wheelchair-using Dortmun.
The travellers discover that the Daleks have established a huge mine in Bedfordshire, their aim being to remove the Earth's core using a huge bomb and replace it with a powerful drive system so that they can pilot the planet around the galaxy. Ian manages to create a barrier in the shaft in order to intercept the bomb. The resulting explosion destroys the Daleks and their mine and creates a huge volcanic eruption.
Susan has fallen in love with resistance fighter David Campbell, and the Doctor decides to leave her on Earth to find a new life with him, while he continues on his travels with Ian and Barbara.
The Doctor - William Hartnell Barbara Wright - Jacqueline Hill Ian Chesterton - William Russell Susan Foreman - Carole Ann Ford Ashton - Patrick O'Connell Baker - Richard McNeff Carl Tyler - Bernard Kay Craddock - Michael Goldie Dalek Operator - Robert Jewell Dalek Operator - Gerald Taylor Dalek Operator - Nick Evans Dalek Operator - Kevin Manser Dalek Operator - Peter Murphy Dalek Voice - Peter Hawkins Dalek Voice - David Graham David Campbell - Peter Fraser Dortmun - Alan Judd Jenny - Ann Davies Larry Madison - Graham Rigby Roboman - Martyn Huntley Roboman - Peter Badger Slyther Operator - Nick Evans Thomson - Michael Davis Wells - Nicholas Smith Woman in the Wood - Jean Conroy Woman in the Wood - Meriel Hobson
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What a gorgeous story! It has breadth, depth and a teasing sense of defeat that Nation built whole other programmes on. If you've attuned yourself to the TV style of the day, and can forgive the production weaknesses (and Ford's hysteria...), then this is as good as Who got in the 1960s.