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Published on April 15th, 2005 | by Christian Cawley

DALEK?

BBC Programme Information (accessible via the BBC Press Office) has published the following summary of episode 6 – Dalek.

While it may initially seem an unimaginative title (harking back to the days of giving away the identity of the “Monster of the Week”) Shearman’s track record ensures the quality of this story. Kasterborous expects it to be the highest-rated episode of the new series so far when it airs on Saturday 30th April

The information from the BBC Programme Information is reprinted here:

The Doctor encounters his oldest enemy in tonight’s episode, written by Robert Shearman, and it’s a fight to the death as Rose is caught in the middle.

Beneath the Salt Plains of Utah, billionaire collector Henry Van Statten holds the last relic of an alien race.When The Doctor and Rose investigate, they discover that The Doctor’s oldest, and most deadly, enemy is about to break free…

Christopher Eccleston stars as The Doctor, Billie Piper is Rose, Bruno Langley is Adam Mitchell and Corey Johnson is Henry Van Statten.

As seen here, the episode also features Bruno Langley (best known as “Coronation Street”‘s Todd Grimshaw) and Corey Johnson who appeared in “Hellboy” (2004) and the tv series “Band of Brothers” (2001).

We’re still curious to know why the show’s closing titles refer to Christopher Eccleston as “Doctor Who” while BBC Programme Information seem unable to bring themselves to do the same….

Meanwhile, SFX have posted a spoiler-free review of the episode. Kasterborous.com will of course have a review up within minutes of the episode airing.

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A long-term Doctor Who fan, Christian grew up watching the show and has early memories of the Graham Williams era. His favourite stories are Inferno, The Seeds of Doom and Human Nature (although The Empty Child, Blink and Utopia all come close). When he’s not bossing around the news team, Christian is a freelance writer specialising in mobile technology and domestic computing, and enjoys classic rock, cooking and spending time in the countryside with his wife and young children. You can find him on Twitter, Facebook and Google+.




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