Doctor Who Cushing

Published on June 8th, 2013 | by Meredith Burdett

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Dalek Movies Mania, 2013-Style

The recent release of the two Peter Cushing Doctor Who films from the 1960’s featuring a human Doctor and, of course, the Daleks, has created quite a bit of interest in the history of the films.

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Offering some interesting insights into the making of the films as well as some very interesting points of view from the actors involved in them is a recent episode of BBC Radio Four’s The Film Program presented by Matthew Sweet, who was recently name checked by Mark Gatiss in The Crimson Horror.

As well as Gatiss offering his insights as to how watching the films in the 1960’s influenced his 2010 Doctor Who episode Victory of the Daleks, there’s also input from Roberta Tovey regarding what she did off-screen when she wasn’t filming and how she reacted to the film’s success as well as commentary from the wonderful Bernard Cribbins, who played policeman Tom in Daleks – Invasion Earth 2150AD, about his film and a fascinating reveal of his almost casting as the Fourth Doctor.

The Dalek movies have never had a huge amount of coverage when it comes to extras such as this, so it’s nice to finally here a small retrospective view on them and their wonderful legacy that they have created.

Listen to the 10 minute piece here, uploaded by Blogtor Who:

You can purchase both the DVD and Blu-Ray versions  from Amazon now for £10.25and £12.50

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What happens when an eight year old kid watches the 1993 repeat run of Planet of the Daleks? He pretty much ends up here writing about the show that grabbed hold of him and never let go!




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