The Chase

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Story Code: R / Season 2 UK Airdate: 22 May to 26 Jun 1965 Doctor: William Hartnell
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This story aired in the following known countries. They are listed in chronological order according to known airdate. If no month is noted, the actual airdate is not confirmed, and is a close approximate. (Refer also to Selling Doctor Who for expanded airdates.)

"The Daleks" record
The serial was reissued for syndication to the United States in 1985; this is a billing from the New Jersey Network's listing magazine for 14 December 1985
Gibraltar Sep 66 b/w
Australia Oct 66 b/w
Singapore Oct 66 b/w
Nigeria Feb 67 b/w
Zambia Mar 67 b/w
Barbados Sep 67 b/w
Mexico May 68? b/w
Sierra Leone Sep 68 b/w
Jamaica Jun 69 b/w
Chile Jan 70 b/w
Iran Aug 70 b/w
Ethiopia Mar 72 b/w
Costa Rica May 72 b/w
  • This was one of only a few Hartnell serials that did not have its foreign debut in Australia.
  • In April 1966, Century 21 Records released a 21-minute abridged edit of part 6 on a 7 inch single, titled "The Daleks". The edited TV soundtrack was slightly modified with alternative music stings and additional narration from Dalek voice-artist David Graham. The 33 r.p.m. record was also pressed and released locally in Australia and New Zealand - which is unusual given that the TV serial was not screened in the latter country!
  • When Terry Nation was trying to sell his Dalek spin-off series, the BBC agreed not to sell any Dalek stories from late-1966 to December 1967. The story was therefore withdrawn from sale. A number of countries had already bought the story prior to it being withdrawn, and they were able to air it. But of the sixteen countries that had bought The Space Museum, three were not able to purchase or air The Chase -- Mauritius, New Zealand and Venezuela.
  • The 9 November 1971 edition of the BBC's "Something for the Children" featured a mute clip from episode 1.
  • The ABC in Australia returned its prints to the BBC on 4 June 1975, however...
  • A copy of part one was later found in the hands of an Australian film collector in the early 1980s; he had acquired it circa 1969/1970...
  • See Hartnell Junkings


  • The serial was reissued by the BBC in late 1985, and sold to:
United States from Sep 85 b/w
Canada Nov 89 b/w
New Zealand Jul 00 b/w

US TV Guide descriptions

More Information
Title: The Chase

  • Episode 1: The Daleks construct a time machine and pursue The Doctor throughout the universe.
  • Episode 2: (no plot description)
  • Episode 3: (no plot description)
  • Episode 4: (no plot description)
  • Episode 5: (no plot description)
  • Episode 6: (no plot description)
  • Compilation: The Daleks construct a time machine and pursue The Doctor throughout the universe.