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From the Pathé News Archive: Dalek Sells Books

Here’s a gem from the Pathé News Archive – a home-made Dalek selling books in Coventry back in 1964!

Built by John Aubury of the Lancaster College of Technology, the radio-controlled robot was used to sell rag magazines. Te film has recently been released as part of the archive of British Pathé newsreels that are now available on YouTube.

Christian Cawley


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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