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The 1966 telly trailer for The Power of the Daleks episode one.

It’s interesting how the announcer highlights the return of the Daleks, but fails to mention that there’s an entirely new actor in the role of the Doctor and Patrick Troughton’s face is pretty much obscured in the clip used.

I’m guessing that back in 1966 the BBC were worried about alienating viewers over the departure of William Hartnell and the - let’s face it - really daring but very weird idea of getting an actor utterly unlike Hartnell to take over the role.

Plugging the ever-popular Daleks would always guarantee an audience!

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Radio times photos…you know those stills that never actually happened in any episodes…because none of the characters ever dressed like that and none of those things happened in those places. They’re so random, yet I’ve got to admit they’re cute…especially the Ben and Polly ones.

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