Note: Linking narration by Tom Baker.
'The Evil of the Daleks' is represented in the BBC Archives by one solitary episode — episode two. However, BBC Audio Collection has tracked down sound recordings of the entire seven-part story, and with a specially recorded commentary by Tom Baker you can relive one of Patrick Troughton's classic adventures, featuring Terry Nation's famous creations — the Daleks.
Note: Note that the cover text mentions the wrong Baker — the narration is actually done by Tom, not Colin!
Due to space restrictions many early episodes of Dr. Who were lost to the BBC Film and Vidotape Library. After an exhaustive search, BBC Audio Collection was able to obtain rare copies of the original soundtracks. Now, thanks to modern sound technology and a commentary by Doctor Number 6, Colin Baker, the Evil of the Daleks is once more available in a stunning audio performance certain to delight fans and new listeners alike.
Note: This version removes the Tom Baker voiceover and adds new narration by Frazer Hines. Subsequently remastered and re-released as part of The Lost TV Episodes: Collection Four box set.
'There is only one form of like that matters. Dalek life!'
The TARDIS has been stolen from Gatwick Airport, and the Doctor and Jamie are hot on its trail. A series of cryptic clues lead them to an antiques shop owned by Edward Waterfield, and there it becomes clear that an elaborate trap has been laid for them — but by whom, and for what purpose? Only a journey back in time to the 1860s will reveal the answer...
The Daleks are in search of the Human Factor, something which they believe will help their quest for universal domination. In order to achieve their aim they need the Doctor's help — and the use of his TARDIS. Worried that his old friend may be turning traitor, Jamie discovers that he too is part of the plan — in the course of which he encounters Victoria Waterfield, a young woman who is to play a large part in his and the Doctor's life.
The Daleks' plan has far-reaching consequences, leading to conflict and destruction of astonishing proportions. And when the TARDIS arrives on the battlefield planet of Skaro, the scene is set for an encounter between the Doctor and the malevolent Emperor Dalek...
Frazer Hines, who plays Jamie in the story, narrates this classic story from 1967, of which all but one episode is now missing from the television archives.
This recording was previously included in the Doctor Who: Daleks tin.