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DOCTOR WHO, SERIES 3 EPISODES 4 & 5 - DALEKS IN MANHATTAN/EVOLUTION OF THE DALEKS
First screened, Saturday, 21st April & Saturday, 28th April, 2007
on BBC One

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Daleks In Flight
Daleks trying to take Manhattan

A two parter set in New York in 1930, we get to see the delights of Daleks and Pig Men together, with the Pig Men being the Daleks slaves, of course.

It's the time of the Depression in America, and men are desperate for work - which is exploited by the Daleks and their middle man, Mr Diagoras (Eric Loren). The Daleks also want the Empire State Building finished quickly (they have their reasons).

Diagoras outlives his usefulness, as a human at any rate, and is to be transformed into a human Dalek. Dalek Sec is convinced the Daleks can only survive through evolution, and that he, as their leader, will sacrifice his Dalek purity to assimilate the soul of Diagoras. Dalek Sec then becomes a creature with one eye and fetching moving face tentacles. But the Daleks are not impressed with him. Dalek Sec shows compassion when the charismatic champion of the unemployed, Solomon (Hugh Quarshie), is exterminated. The Doctor is stunned by Dalek Sec's human behaviour, saying: "Daleks never change their minds."

There's also room for a love story between shrill musical star Tallulah and Laslo, which endures despite the fact that Laslo is well on his way to being a Pig Man! Martha also reveals her true feelings for the Doctor to Tallulah.

Very loud and dramatic music accompanies this gripping adventure, written by Helen Raynor, and the fate of the Daleks is...well, that would be telling.

- Paul Rance/booksmusicfilmstv.com.

Cast List - Daleks In Manhattan

The Doctor — David Tennant
Martha Jones — Freema Agyeman
Tallulah — Miranda Raison
Laszlo — Ryan Carnes
Solomon — Hugh Quarshie
Frank — Andrew Garfield
Mr Diagoras — Eric Loren
Myrna — Flik Swan
Lois — Alexis Caley
Man #1 — Earl Perkins
Man #2 — Peter Brooke
Foreman — Ian Porter
Worker #1 — Joe Montana
Worker #2 — Stewart Alexander
Dock Worker — Mel Taylor
Dalek Operators — Barnaby Edwards, Nicholas Pegg, Anthony Spargo, David Hankinson
Dalek Voices — Nicholas Briggs
Hero Pig — Paul Kasey

Cast List - Evolution Of The Daleks
The Doctor — David Tennant
Martha Jones — Freema Agyeman
Tallulah — Miranda Raison
Solomon — Hugh Quarshie
Laszlo — Ryan Carnes
Frank — Andrew Garfield
Cult of Skaro#Dalek Sec — Eric Loren
Myrna — Flik Swan
Lois — Alexis Caley
Man #1 — Earl Perkins
Man #2 — Peter Brooke
Hybrid — Ian Porter
Dalek Voice — Nicholas Briggs
Hero Pig - Paul Kasey
Dalek Operators - Barnaby Edwards, Nicholas Pegg, David Hankinson

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