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The 1960’s brought us Daleks! Here are some great photographs from the era where the invasion began

When Verity Lambert convinced the then Head of Drama Sydney Newman that the Daleks would help with the making of new series Dr Who, I don’t even think they knew how much it would catch the viewing public’s imagination. The 1960’s saw what would be referred to as Dalekmania. There are some great images below that show the impact and give us a glimpse of how great ideas light up people’s imagination.

Verity in Baker Street Planetarium while shooting for the new series of Dr Who
Date 20/08/1964

Children and adults outside the planetarium looking excited to see the Daleks in ‘real life’
Date 20/08/1964

Jill Corzon at Shepperton Studios in 1966 where production is beginning for the second Peter Cushing film ‘Daleks invasion Earth 2150AD’ Jill seems to be showing a real interest in that metal monster
Date 19/01/1966

The Cambridge boat crew go to see the set of Dr Who at BBC, Shepherd’s Bush
Date 02/04/1965

Look out, there are 2 Daleks trying to board a London transport routemater outside Shepherd’s Bush Green
Date 23/12/1963

Those pesky Daleks are again trying to get on a routemaster again. Not sure it blends in though?
Date 23/12/1963

A Dalek toy demonstrated to children at the Gamage Store by Dr Who’s Carole Ann Ford. Carole played Susan in the original series
Date 28/11/1964

Daleks met the elephants at Belle Vue Circus in Manchester
Date 26/01/1965

Time for wearing Dalek slippers in the 1960s - here is 2-year-old David Furman of Hull in the very height of fashion. His Father did own a shoe shop which may explain the photograph
Date 02/02/1965

Dr Who and the Daleks’ – such a great film and a unique portrayal of the Dr by Peter Cushing
Roy Castle, who played Ian, and Jennie Linden, who played Barbara act out a dance routine at Shepperton Studios
Date 10/03/1965

Here are a few more enigmatic photographs from the set of the same movie

Mechanoid meets Dalek in this still from Ealing Studios. They were a new flame belching robot
to compete with the Daleks in Dr Who


Classic looking Daleks leave Shepperton Studios via Dover to Cannes for the showing of ‘Dr Who and the Daleks’

This is the Russian, Nadezhda Volchenko who was the Deputy Chief of the Soviet Star Film Industry Committee. She is in London seeing the completion of filming for ‘Daleks invasion of Earth 2150AD’
Date 25/03/1966

This is one of my favourite images from the 60’s era Dr Who
Verity Lambert, the founding female producer, lighting a cigarette from the Mechanoid’s flame guns

She was the youngest and only female drama producer at the time
Date 15/04/1965
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