The Dalek Invasion of Earth

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Story Code: K / Season 2 UK Airdate: 21 Nov to 26 Dec 1964 Doctor: William Hartnell
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This story aired in the following 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.)

When the serial was reissued for syndication in the US (see below), it aired on New Jersey Network in an omnibus "movie" format on 2 November 1985
Australia Nov 65 b/w
Singapore Feb 66 b/w
Gibraltar Mar 66 b/w
Malta Apr 66 b/w
Aden May 66 b/w
Nigeria Jun 66 b/w
Rhodesia / Zimbabwe Aug 66 b/w
Zambia Aug 66 b/w
Trinidad & Tobago Sep 66 b/w
Uganda Nov 66 b/w
Jamaica Jan 67 b/w
Barbados Mar 67 b/w
Hong Kong Mar 67 b/w
Kenya Apr 67 b/w
Mauritius Sep 67 b/w
Thailand Oct 67 b/w
New Zealand did not air b/w
Mexico Apr 68? b/w
Morocco 68? b/w
Venezuela Sep 68 b/w
Saudi Arabia 68/69? b/w
Chile Aug 69 b/w
Jordan 69? b/w
Iran Feb 70 b/w
Libya Mar 70? b/w
Ethiopia Sep 71 b/w
Costa Rica Jan 72 b/w
Algeria Jan 74 b/w
  • In mid-1967, New Zealand was sent the prints that had been used by the ABC in Australia. The serial was not screened due to censorship issues.
  • Tunisia did not screen this story.
  • See Hartnell Junkings
  • A 16mm film print of episode three was found at a memorabilia store in California in the late-1970s. Where it came from or how it got there is currently unknown, although one possibility is that it was Terry Nation's own copy (Nation's then-agent, Associated London Scripts Management, had purchased four episodes of this serial in 1965); he gave it away / sold it soon after he'd relocated to Los Angeles in 1979.


  • The serial was reissued by the BBC in late 1985, and sold to:
United States from Sep 85 b/w
New Zealand Nov 88 b/w
Canada Oct 89 b/w
  • The serial was dubbed into Italian and released as part of a DVD box-set in 2008.

US TV Guide descriptions

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Title: The Dalek Invasion of Earth

  • Episode 1: The Daleks attempt to replace the Earth's core with a magnetic power system.
  • 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 scheme to take over Earth—and pilot the planet all around the universe.