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For 25 years, Doctor Who's creaky charm captivated a nation 2005-03-06
The thrill of the chaise 2005-03-06
Elevate, exterminate: Daleks conquer stairs in new Doctor Who 2005-03-06
The Doctor faces his newest adversary ... the Canadians 2005-03-09
Doctor Who puts accent on a new look to old show 2005-03-10
Forgotten timelord 2005-03-11
The Return of the Time Lord 2005-03-18
Billie the kid 2005-03-19
Piper at the gates of dim 2005-03-21
The Whys and Whats of Who 2005-03-26
Doctor faces a high-tech challenge 2005-03-26
Blonde Bombshell 2005-03-26
Oh Lord, he's still stuck in the past 2005-03-27
Just what the Doctor ordered 2005-03-28
Who's the daddy as 10m find time to see the Doctor 2005-03-28
The Right Medicine? 2005-03-30
He saves the world and BBC, then Dr Who quits 2005-03-31
Casanova actor seduces the Doctor Who casting agent 2005-04-01
Dr Who too scary for young children 2005-04-14
BBC climbs down over Doctor Who fear factor 2005-04-15
Casanova regenerates into the new Doctor Who 2005-04-16
Who's Afraid? 2005-04-19
Nigel Andrew's View 2005-04-23
Rovers' returns 2005-04-29
Back behind the sofa — it's a Dalek 2005-05-02
Wanted: One Time Lord, Tardis optional 2005-05-06
Let's not be beastly to Daleks 2005-05-16
An absurd ruling takes the fun out of Doctor Who 2005-05-16
Unsuitable for children 2005-05-17
The censors ... will ... exterminate 2005-05-17
Doctor treated 2005-05-19
Legislate! Legislate! 2005-05-19
BBC advises Doctor Who fans to stay offline until the bitter end 2005-06-14
Sought, located 2005-06-15
The Doctor's fate is sealed with a first kiss — or two 2005-06-16
I'm prepared for my role as BBC Man, but how to fit Big Specs into the new Dr Who? 2005-06-25

Elevate, exterminate: Daleks conquer stairs in new Doctor Who (2005)

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AFTER a refit lasting 16 years, the most feared robots in the universe are once again threatening Earth. This time, though, they are equipped to overcome their greatest obstacle, writes Ben Dowell.

In previous series of Doctor Who, the Daleks were warlike metal aliens engineered by the evil Davros on the planet Skaro. They were beings of ruthless logic with one small but significant flaw: you could evade them by running up a flight of stairs. The upgraded versions take to the air using rocket-boosters, enhancing their ability to "exterminate, exterminate".

The new Daleks are also bigger than the ones last seen in 1989 and have more lethal weaponry than the old guns that resembled sink plungers. But fans will have to wait: the evil forces do not appear in the first episode, to be shown on BBC1 on Easter Saturday.

A leaked script describes how the new Doctor, played by Christopher Eccleston, star of Our Friends in the North, is more modern in his style of dress but retains the traditional police box Tardis and sonic screwdriver. Episode one has a tabloid newspaper trying to buy up the story of Rose Tyler, his assistant, played by Billie Piper, when she escapes an explosion. The Doctor's enemies in episode one will be familiar to fans of the original series, which began in 1963. They are shop dummies and are controlled by an alien consciousness, a vat of intelligence lurking underneath the London Eye on the banks of the River Thames.

Thousands of Doctor Who fans plan to hold parties on the night of the show's

Will we still love Doctor Who? Culture, page 6


Caption: The new Doctor, Christopher Eccleston, and his assistant, played by Billie Piper, will face an old enemy in the form of the Daleks

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