Doctor Who: The Evil of the Daleks - Preview

July 12, 2019 | Demon Music Group

The classic Doctor Who adventure The Evil of the Daleks comes to vinyl in a narrated full-cast TV soundtrack recording, courtesy of Demon Music Group.

First shown on BBC TV between May and July 1967, The Evil of the Daleks is a seven-part adventure starring Patrick Troughton as the Second Doctor, in which the infamous Daleks lay a trap in Victorian England for their oldest enemy. In search of the Human Factor, the Daleks intend to use the Doctor and his TARDIS to assist them in their quest for universal domination!

Featuring a climactic battle on their home world of Skaro, the story also introduces Deborah Watling as the Doctor’s new companion, Victoria (Deborah Watling).

Written by David Whitaker, The Evil of the Daleks was the Daleks’ final explosive TV adventure of the 1960s, but sadly, the film recordings of all but one episode of this story are lost from the BBC archives. For this TV soundtrack release, linking narration is provided by Frazer Hines (who originally played companion Jamie in the story). The cast includes Marius Goring as Theodore Maxtible, John Bailey as Edward Waterfield, Brigit Forsyth as Ruth Maxtible and Windsor Davies as Toby.

Presented across 4 x heavyweight 180g pieces of vinyl, this narrated TV soundtrack evokes classic Doctor Who in all its aural magnificence. From the eerie sonics of Ron Grainer & Delia Derbyshire’s theme tune, and the familiar ‘wheezing, groaning’ of the TARDIS, through to the sounds of alien time technology and the terrifying roar of the Dalek Emperor, the story is alive with weird and wonderful sound. The adventure will be released in two editions – a Standard edition featuring Translucent Red Vinyl, and an Amazon exclusive edition featuring Skaro Splatter Vinyl.

The Evil of the Daleks follows the very successful release of The Daleks’ Master Plan on vinyl. Ben Stanley, Head of Product & Marketing for Demon Music Group, said: ‘The response to The Daleks’ Master Plan from fans was overwhelmingly positive with great excitement for the brilliant new artwork and for the presentation of such a classic story on vinyl. We are very happy to be following that initial release with another gripping Dalek adventure.’ 

Doctor Who: The Evil of the Daleks will be available from Amazon.co.uk and other retailers on 12th July 2019.

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