Doctor Who: The Power of the Daleks - The new Cartoon, Daleks making new Daleks ©1966 BBC

Doctor Who: The Power of the Daleks is one of the lost early Doctor Who stories. It is now being recreated with the original audio recording and some new cartoon animation.

As you can see from the pictures the animated cartoon will mimic the original Black and White look. Apart from the Dalek’s this story is notable in starting off with the second Doctor regeneration from the original.

It will be available to Buy, Download & Keep from 5th November. Exclusive to BBC Store until 14th November. BBC America will air Doctor Who: The Power of the Daleks on Saturday, November 12th 2016.

The full press release is below with a gallery of pictures and the trailer.

Doctor Who: The Power of the Daleks Trailer

Doctor Who: The Power of the Daleks Gallery

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Doctor Who: The Power of the Daleks – Original

Doctor Who: The Power of the Daleks – New Cartoon

Doctor Who: The Power of the Daleks Official Information


It’s one of the most celebrated Doctor Who adventures. Yet no complete film recordings of The Power of the Daleks are known to have survived. The master negatives were destroyed in an archive purge in 1974.

BBC America and BBC Worldwide Announced today that they have commissioned a brand new animation. It’s based on the program’s original audio recordings, surviving photographs and film clips. It will be released 50 years after its only UK broadcast on BBC One.

Doctor Who: The Power of the Daleks premieres Saturday, November 12 on BBC America and will be available the following day to stream on the BBC America App and

The six-part adventure features the regeneration, or as it was then called ‘renewal’, of first Doctor, William Hartnell into second Doctor, Patrick Troughton, as the Time Lord and his companions Polly (Anneke Wills) and Ben (Michael Craze) do battle with the Daleks on the planet Vulcan.

Doctor Who The Power of the Daleks is produced and directed by Charles Norton, with character designs from acclaimed comic book artists Martin Geraghty and Adrian Salmon.


Sarah Barnett, President of BBC America, commented, “50 years after its inception, Doctor Who continues to be a global phenomenon that perpetually reanimates itself – literally, right now. “The Power of the Daleks” is the latest uniquely creative storytelling to spring from the extraordinary mythology of the Doctor Who world. There are only a handful of global franchises that have the depth to evolve in this kind of way. We are so proud to present this work to our BBCA Doctor Who fans. We think will go crazy for this reverent yet shockingly reinvented “mash up”.”

Charles says, “The Power of the Daleks animation is the most ambitious Doctor Who archive restoration ever attempted. We’re all very honored to be a part of such an exciting project. Intelligent, suspenseful and magnificently staged, The Power of the Daleks is one of the great lost classics of 1960s television. A superb example of the black and white era at its finest.”

Paul Hembury, Executive Producer, BBC Worldwide says, “Charles and his team are remarkably talented and passionate about Doctor Who. We are thrilled that fans will soon be able to enjoy this rather sinister but wonderful, classic story.”

BBC America adds Doctor Who The Power of the Daleks to its Fall slate of original programming including David Beckham: For the Love of the Game on September 20, new season of The Graham Norton Show in October, world premiere of Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency on October 22, The Living and the Dead on October 27, Undercover on November 17 and the Doctor Who Christmas Special in December.


Doctor Who Power of the Daleks Cover ©1966 BBC Worldwide