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The Daleks Invade Westminster Bridge – Video

Filming for An Adventure in Space and Time continued this morning on Westminster Bridge in London


News from the BBC website

The Daleks in London, earlier this morning!

The Daleks invaded London earlier this morning and resistance was useless – insofar as it was impossible to resist the striking sight of the Doctor’s iconic enemies swarming through the capital!

But their presence was not part of a plan to enslave Earth – or at least that’s what the production team was telling us! The cast and crew of An Adventure in Space and Time were there to recreate some of the most memorable moments from Doctor Who’s early years – the scenes from The Dalek Invasion of Earth where the metal monsters imperiously glided through London, gloriously framed against the backdrop of famous sites like the Palace of Westminster.

Back in 1964 the photos of the ‘invasion’ became instant classics and over the years the imagery of those episodes has been referenced and updated on several occasions. But this is the first time that a production team has attempted to faithfully replicate the 1964 shoot using Daleks that were unique to that single adventure. The results look set to be stunning, as you can find out for yourselves when An Adventure in Space and Time – a one-off drama exploring the genesis of Doctor Who – debuts later this year.

The official BBC website will be posting a video shot on location later today.

An original scene from the 1964 story The Dalek Invasion of Earth




  • When I Say Run

    March 14th, 2013 - 7:47am

    there will probably do loads of dedications in the new series , especially as Raymond Cusick has died.

  • alex

    March 13th, 2013 - 10:39pm

    @steampunk doctor, he means the people playing william hartnell and patrick troughton in this docudrama to play the parts that hartnell and troughton played themselves in a future multi-doctor story

  • Steampunk Doctor

    March 11th, 2013 - 7:45am

    William Hartnell and Patrick Troughton have passed away for years now. Also Jon Pertwee.

  • Clara

    March 5th, 2013 - 7:47am

    Dalecs in londen, COOL!!!!!!!

  • The guy that built those Daleks.

    March 3rd, 2013 - 5:39pm

    An artificially coloured photo is no more proof than the DVD cover is not. We decided they looked better orange as they do on the DVD cover, as we also heard that origionally the dome lights were car indicators, so again….orange.

  • Harold Saxon

    March 2nd, 2013 - 8:49pm

    this is really great to see this iconic moment again! wonderful

  • The guy that built those Daleks.

    March 2nd, 2013 - 8:40pm

    Oh, and FYI, the first of the 4 was ‘Dalek Brian’, the second ‘Dalek Dave’, the third ‘Dalek Paul’ and no.4 was piloting ‘Dalek Bob’, named after the 4 major contributors to thier creation. 😉

  • The guy that built those Daleks.

    March 2nd, 2013 - 8:38pm

    Flintstone power all the way! Lol, didn’t have time to install bike units as they did back in the day. I can assure you that as smooth as it looks from the outside, it was not so elegant looking to see us scrambling about inside!! 😉 And yes ‘No.4’, we all did mate, was glad to have 3 really enthusiastic actors to power my other Daleks, you all did bloody great!

  • The Guy That Is Dalek No.4

    March 2nd, 2013 - 7:47pm

    The guy that built the daleks did a super job and I had the had an amazing time as the guy who operated Dalek no.4.

  • New Series Dalek

    March 1st, 2013 - 5:50pm

    To “The guy that built those Daleks”, are those Daleks motorised (and what with!) or are you peddling them along really smoothly? Looks great!!

  • Liason Ice

    March 1st, 2013 - 4:58am

    I dunno if anybody has mentioned this yet but they could get the guys playing William Hartnell and Patrick Troughton to play the 1st and 2nd Doctors in a new muti-Doctor episode

  • The guy that built those Daleks.

    February 24th, 2013 - 2:09pm

    I wouldn’t be suprised if there was a dedication, as the producers are also big fans of Dr Who which is why it’s been such a pleasure to be on this job.


    February 24th, 2013 - 9:20am

    Seeing as Raymond P. Cusick has died, I hope this documentary drama will now be dedicated in memory of his, seeing as he was a part of Doctor Who from the very beginning.

    R.I.P. Raymond P. Cusick – 1928 to 2013.

  • The guy that built those Daleks.

    February 23rd, 2013 - 5:13pm

    Sorry, should have written ”about ‘invasion of earth’ recreation’…..damn beer! 🙂

  • The guy that built those Daleks.

    February 23rd, 2013 - 5:11pm

    Considering you are writing that on a thread about ‘Invasion of Earth’…’ve kinda answered your own question don’t you think?

  • Bryan Fraser

    February 23rd, 2013 - 4:54pm

    They have!!

  • The guy that built those Daleks.

    February 21st, 2013 - 8:54pm

    I did mate, and I am driving the one you see the Assistant director running alongside! Chance of a lifetime, so I could not pass it up. And yes, the lights should probs be white, but a design desision was made, that they look better orange, as shown on the cover of ‘invasion of earth’ DVD. And thankyou Booboo, I am quite happy with the results, even if they aren’t perfect. 😉

  • booboo

    February 21st, 2013 - 8:48pm

    you really built there? fabulous job for the task in hand

  • The guy that built those Daleks.

    February 21st, 2013 - 8:29pm

    Tardis’nt, the lights are not painted on, the domes are Vauxhaul silver, the plungers do extend to far longer, but yes, the discs are too small. But since I had 3 weeks to build 4 daleks from scratch, I think I did ok. 😉

    Oh, and surely you should have noticed the bumpers are wrong? As they had to be able to double up as both Mk1 and Mk2 shawcrafts, compromises where made. :p

  • Mr Hartnell’s Chair

    February 19th, 2013 - 11:46pm

    Tssk Tssk… the eyeballs should have a thicker black ring around them too and the necks are a tad too long.

    Hmmm. You’d think the BBC would know how to commission a real 60s Dalek, wouldn;t you…. (cough, cough).

    Maybe if they’d paid Raymond Cusick what they should have paid him in the 60s for his classic design, he would have come back and done this batch for free.

  • Tardis’nt

    February 19th, 2013 - 9:41pm

    i find it funny that they are painted on!

  • thedaleksdeath

    February 19th, 2013 - 4:34pm

    Heres proof 🙂

  • thedaleksdeath

    February 19th, 2013 - 4:31pm

    Yeah read my previous comment Tardis’nt is correct

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