6Z. Reveleation Of The Daleks

Season Twenty Two - 1985

Script Editor: Eric Saward
Produced by: John Nathan-Turner
Writer: Eric Saward
Director: Graeme Harper
Designer: Alan Spalding
Incidental Music: Roger Limb


The Doctor visits the Tranquil Repose on Necros, suspicious at the death of a friend. The Tranquil Repose was set up so that dying millionaires could have their body kept in suspended animation until such time as a medical cure could be found.

But there is more going on than it seems. The worst cases are turned by Davros, who is posing as the Great Healer, into a new breed of Daleks. Others are turned into protein by a factory, also set-up by Davros but run by Kara, to be sold on neighbouring planets.

Kara hires a bounty hunter, Orcini, to kill Davros. He fails, and instead turns on Kara when she betrays him. One of the embalmers calls for the real Daleks; they arrive and take Davros away for trial on Skaro.

With the factory left in ruins the Doctor shows the locals how to extract proteins from the native plant life.

Regular Cast

  • Peri Brown: Nicola Bryant

Guest Cast

  • Kara: Elanor Bron
  • Jobel: Clive Swift
  • Orcini: William Gaunt
  • Davros: Terry Molloy
  • DJ: Alexei Sayle
  • Tasembeker: Jenny Tomasin
  • Bostock: John Ogwen
  • Grigory: Stephen Flynn
  • Natasha: Bridget Lynch-Blosse
  • Takis: Trevor Cooper
  • Lilt: Colin Spault
  • Vogel: Hugh Walters
  • Daleks: John Scott Martin, Cy Town, Tony Starr, Toby Byrne
  • Dalek Voices: Roy Skelton, Royce Mills
  • Professor Arthur Stengos: Alec Linstead (1)
  • Mutant: Ken Barker (1)
  • Computer Voice: Penelope Lee (1)
  • Attendants: Russell Brook, Jane Clarke, Tricia Clarke, Judy Cowne, Liz D'Estere, Linda Kent, Annabel Larkins, Tim Lawrence, Eric Lindsay, Don Parry
  • Guards: Alan Austen, Richard Bonehill, Michael Fernley, Michael Jeffries, Alan Mock, Jeff Wayne
  • Stuntman: Steve Emmerson

Original broadcast on the BBC

Channel Title Date Viewers Rating
BBC 1 638. Part One Saturday, March 23, 1985 5:20 PM - 6:05 PM 7.4M 67%
BBC 1 639. Part Two Saturday, March 30, 1985 5:20 PM - 6:05 PM 7.7M 65%

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  • Television Centre Studio 1
  • Television Centre Studio 8

Outside Locations

  • Airfield near Poole, Dorset
  • Goodwood horse racing track
  • IBM UK HQ, Southampton, Hants
  • Queen Elizabeth Park, nr. Cosham, Portsmouth, Hants


Part 2: In the first scene someone can be seen in the background.

Part 2: When the DJ fires his ultrasonic gun the first time (to show Peri) he shatters the doors to his studio. Later, when the Daleks advance into the studio, the miraculously repaired doors open as they approach.

Part 2: When those two chaps show a Dalek their security passes, you can see the head of the Dalek operator through the "neck grille".


There is no Target novelisation for this story.