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Since the Daleks made their first appearance in the BBC television space-time serial 'Dr. Who?' over a year ago, millions of children - and a sizeable number of adults - have taken these enemies of the human race to their hearts.

Their arrival on the screen brought over a thousand letters to the BBC from children asking whether they could make or buy one of these robots; one little girl promised that if stir could only have a Dalek she would "take it for a walk up the garden path every day". Their threats of 'death to all earthmen' hold no terror for children, who delight in Imitating their Jerky monotone voices - provided by the actors inside them.

The title music of this successful aerial is by the talented Australian composer Ron Grainer. Numerous episodes have been sold by BBC Television - Enterprises to broadcasting organizations in other countries, including Australia and Canada.

Born in mind of Terry Nation, one of the writers who provides scripts for this all - the - year round serial, and first given form by BBC designer Cyril Cusick, the Daleks have now spread from the television screen into commercial production. Last Christmas child-sized versions appeared in the shops, as well as Dalek books, badges, sweets and small battery-powered models.

They are now to appear in a British cinema film, 'Dr. Who and the Daleks' being madeat Shepperton Studios, in which Peter Cushing plays the role of 'Dr. Who?' played by William Hartnell in the BBC television program, and Jennie Linden the role of his grand-daughter.

Caption: The Dalek here seen reconnoiteringxthe Thames at low-tide under Hammersmith Bridge in London can certainly claim — along with others of his kind — to be among the well-known BBC television personalities-today.

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  • Title: Sinister BBC Television Personality "Dr. Who"
  • Publication: Aden Journal
  • Date: 1965-08-26