Doctor Who Logo 'The Chase'
(6 Parts)
Story Code 'R'

by Terry Nation
The Doctor

The Doctor and his companions are forced to flee for their lives when they learn from the Time/Space Visualiser, taken from the Space Museum, that the Daleks now have a time machine, and are pursuing the TARDIS in order to exterminate its crew. The chase starts on the desert planet of Aridius, and continues to the observation gallery of New York's Empire State Building; the 19th century sailing vessel The Marie Celeste, where the crew jumps overboard when they see the Daleks; and to a haunted house in a funfair. Eventually the two time ships land on the jungle planet of Mechanus, where the Daleks attempt to use a robot version of the Doctor to infiltrate the TARDIS crew. The Doctor outwits his double, but he and his companions are captured by the robot Mechanoids, and taken to a city constructed for the use of Earth colonists, but which now lies long forgotten. They meet an astronaut named Steven Taylor, who is also a prisoner. A pitched battle between the Daleks and the Mechanoids breaks out, and as both sides destroy themselves and the city, the Doctor, Vicki and Steven escape, whilst Ian and Barbara return home to Earth in the Daleks' time machine.

William Hartnell (Dr Who), William Russell (Ian Chesterton), Jacqueline Hill (Barbara Wright), Maureen O'Brien (Vicki), Robert Marsden (Abraham Lincoln), Roger Hammond (Francis Bacon), Vivienne Bennet (Queen Elizabeth I), Hugh Walters (William Shakespeare), Richard Coe (Television Announcer); Peter Hawkins, David Graham (Dalek Voices); Robert Jewell, Kevin Manser, John Scott Martin, Gerald Taylor (Daleks); Jack Pitt (Mire Beast), Ian Thompson (Malsan) , Hywel Bennett (Rynian), Al Raymond (Prondyn), Arne Gordon (Guide), Peter Purves (Morton Dill), Dennis Chinnery (Albert C. Richardson), David Blake Kelly (Capt. Benjamin Briggs), Patrick Carter (Bosun), Douglas Ditta (Willoughby), Jack Pitt (Cabin Steward), John Maxim (Frankenstein), Malcom Rogers (Count Dracula) , Roslyn de Winter (Grey Lady), Edmund Warwick (Robot Dr. Who), David Graham (Mechanoid Voice); Murphy Grumbar, Jack Pitt, John Scott Martin (Mechanoid); Peter Purves (Steven Taylor); Jack Pitt, John Scott Martin, Ken Tyllson

Produced by Verity Lambert
Directed by Richard Martin

'The Executioners' - 22nd May, 1965 @ 5.40pm - 6.05pm
'The Death of Time' - 29th May, 1965 @ 5.45pm - 6.10pm
'Flight Through Eternity' - 5th June, 1965 @ 5.40pm - 6.05pm
'Journey into Terror' - 12th June, 1965 @ 5.40pm - 6.05pm
'The Death of Doctor Who' - 19th June, 1965 @ 5.40pm - 6.05pm
'The Planet of Decision' - 26th June, 1965 @ 5.40pm - 6.05pm

*Featuring the First Doctor, Ian, Barbara, Vicki and introducing Steven Taylor

*First appearance of the Mechanoids

*Music heard in the episode: 'Ticket to Ride' peformed by The Beatles

*Working titles: 'The Pursuers'