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A 1963 classic in two parts (1989)

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Doctor Who: The Daleks. A 1963 classic in two parts (The Dead Planet and The Expedition, BBCV 4242, £19.99) featuring William Hartnell as the original Doctor in his first encounter with the Daleks. Hartnell was a crusty elderly cove, with endearing human frailties like getting tired when there was a lot of rushing about to do and being forgetful (which was lucky as he seemed a little shaky on his lines). The black-and-white images look as though they have come out of the Ark, the sets are absurdly cardboard, the casts tiny, the special effects zero. And yet these fading images have a strange potency, and there is a real feeling of myth being born. Ron Grainer's music with the Radiophonic Workshop added a touch of class. And the Daleks are still scary after all these years.

The Time Warrior (BBCV 4245 £9.99): Jon Pertwee made an amiable and lightweight Doctor, in velvet jacket, bow tie and frilly shirt. Now with colour and outside filming, there's far more professionalism.

The Ark in Space (BBCV 4244 £9.99). Tom Baker was a hippy Doctor with a funny hat, long knitted scarf and yo-yo. The feature-length tale and the 2001-style special effects are further attempts to bring things up to date.

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