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Doctor Who: Victory of the Daleks

The Doctor and Amy arrive amidst the turbulence of World War II and come face to face with Winston Churchill. A scientist with a seemingly vast imaginative mind has succeeded in bringing to life a cabal of sentient machines to turn the tide against the Axis powers, but who has created who? The creator, or the creation? As far as the Doctor is concerned, the scourge of all his lives and the universe is offering him tea, and he's not about to let that go unanswered...

Episode Info  

Episode number: 5x3
Airdate: Saturday April 17th, 2010
Special Airtime: 06:20 pm

Director: Andrew Gunn
Writer: Mark Gatiss

Guest Stars
Ian McNeiceIan McNeice
As Churchill (Winston Churchill)
Bill PatersonBill Paterson
As Bracewell (Edwin Bracewell)
Nicholas PeggNicholas Pegg
As Dalek 1
Barnaby EdwardsBarnaby Edwards
As Dalek 2
Nicholas BriggsNicholas Briggs
voiced Daleks
Colin ProckterColin Prockter
As Air Raid Warden
Nina De CosimoNina De Cosimo
As Blanche
Tim WallersTim Wallers
As Childers (Captain Childers)
James AlbrechtJames Albrecht
As Todd (Group Captain Todd)
Main Cast
Matt Smith (3)Matt Smith (3)
As The Eleventh Doctor
Karen GillanKaren Gillan
As Amy Pond


In World War II London, soldiers are working in a bunker during a bombardment when Prime Minister Winston Churchill arrives. They inform him of the situation and he tells them that it's time to roll out the secret weapons. They smile and position a model of a Dalek on the tactical map...

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Episode Notes

The five Daleks that appear, left to right, are classified Drone - Strategist - Supreme - Scientist - Eternal

Episode Quotes
Churchill: We are waging total war, Doctor. Day after day, the Luftwaffe pound this great city like an iron fist!
The Doctor: Wait 'til the Daleks get started.
Churchill: Men, women and children slaughtered. Families torn apart. Wren's churches in flame.
The Doctor: Yeah? Try the Earth in flames!

Churchill: If Hitler invaded Hell, I would give a favourable reference to the Devil.

The Doctor: What does hate look like, Amy?
Amy: Hate?
The Doctor: It looks like a Dalek. And I'm going to prove it.

Dalek: Would you care for some tea?

The Doctor: You are everything I despise. The worst thing in all creation. I've defeated you time and time again, I've defeated you. I've sent you back into the void. I've saved the whole of reality from you. I am the Doctor and you are the Daleks!

Supreme Dalek: We are the paradigm of a new Dalek race: Scientist, Strategist, Drone, Eternal, and the Supreme!
The Doctor: Which would be you, I'm guessing. Well, you know: nice paint-job, I'd be feeling pretty swish if I looked like you. Pretty Su... pre... me.

The Doctor: Either you turn off your clever machine, or I'll blow you and your new paradigm into eternity.
Supreme Dalek: And yourself.
The Doctor: Occupational hazard.
Blue Dalek: Scan reveals nothing! TARDIS self-destruct device non-existent!
The Doctor: All right, it's a Jammie Dodger. But I was promised tea!

Supreme Dalek: Call off the attack, or we will destroy the Earth.
The Doctor: I'm not stupid, mate. You've just played your last card.
Supreme Dalek: Bracewell is a bomb.
The Doctor: You're bluffing. Deception is second nature to you. There isn't a sincere bone in your body. There isn't a bone in your body.

The Doctor: Ah no, this is my best chance to get rid of the Daleks. I can rid the whole universe of you once... and for all.
Supreme Dalek: Then, do it! But we will shatter the planet below. The Earth will die screaming!
The Doctor: Yeah, and if I let you go... you'll be stronger than ever... a new race of Daleks.
Supreme Dalek: Then choose, Doctor: Destroy the Daleks or save the Earth!

Amy: So, you have enemies, then?
The Doctor: Everyone's got enemies.
Amy: Yeah, but mine's the woman outside Budgens with the mental jack russell. You've got like, you know, arch enemies.
The Doctor: Suppose so.
Amy: And here's me thinking we'd just be running through time, being daft and fixing stuff. But no, it's dangerous.
The Doctor: Yup, very. Is that a problem?
Amy: I'm still here, aren't I?

Other Episode Crew

Executive ProducerSteven Moffat  |  Beth Willis  |  Piers Wenger
ProducerPeter Bennett (3)
Production DesignerEdward Thomas
EditorJohn Richards
Line ProducerPatrick Schweitzer
First Assistant DirectorSteve Robinson
Second Assistant DirectorJames Dahaviland
MusicMurray Gold
Costume DesignerRay Holman
Make-upMorag Smith
GripJohn Robinson (3)
Camera OperatorMartin Stephens
Set DesignerBen Austin
Set DecoratorArwel Wyn Jones
Location ManagerGareth Skelding  |  Paul Davies (3)
Property MasterPaul Aitken
Production CoordinatorJess Van Niekerk
Assistant EditorCat Gregory
Post Production SupervisorChris Blatchford  |  Samantha Hall
Supervising Sound EditorPaul McFadden
GafferMark Hutchings
On-Line EditorMark Bright (2)  |  Matthew Clarke (2)
Director of PhotographyGraham Frake
Stunt CoordinatorCrispin Layfield
Storyboard ArtistRod Knipping
Post Production CoordinatorMarie Brown (2)
Production ManagementSteff Morris  |  Claire Thomas
Sound MixerJeff Welch
Script EditorBrian Minchin
Dubbing MixerTim Ricketts
Sound RecordistBryn Thomas
Third Assistant DirectorHeddi Joy Taylor
Costume SupervisorLindsay Bonaccorsi
Boom OperatorDafydd Parry
Art Department CoordinatorAmy Pope
Main Title ThemeRon Grainer
Production AccountantCeri Tothill  |  Carole Wakefield
Camera AssistantJon Vidgen  |  Tom Hartley
Best BoyPeter Chester
Casting AssociateAlice Purser  |  Andy Brierley
Production ExecutiveJulie Scott (2)
Unit ManagerRhys Griffiths  |  Geraint Williams
Foley EditorHelen Dickson (2)
ColoristMick Vincent
ContinuityNon Eleri Hughes
Focus PullerShirley Schumacher  |  Steve Rees
RunnerNicola Lynon Price  |  Laura Jenkins
Prop BuyerCatherine Samuel
Casting DirectorAndy Pryor
Graphic ArtistJackson Pope
Makeup ArtistAbi Brotherton
Concept ArtistPeter McKinstry  |  Shaun Williams
Production BuyerBen Morris (4)
Supervising Art DirectorStephen Nicholas
Standby Art DirectorDafydd Shurmer
Standby PropsTom Evans (2)  |  Phill Shellard
Production RunnerSian Warrilow
Associate DesignerJames North
Scenic ArtistJohn Pinkerton  |  John Whalley
Sound Special Effects EditorPaul Jefferies
Make-up DesignerBarbara Southcott
VFX EditorCeres Doyle
Make-up SupervisorPam Mullins
Created ByTerry Nation
Costume AssistantMaria Franchi  |  Sara Morgan
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