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'Appearing in over 100 episodes,
'it's no surprise they managed to blast their way into this series.'
'Well, we experienced this horrific invasion first-hand during filming.'
'So, I suggest you take a deep breath...
'We're going to take you with us.
'Filming for this episode started way back in late January 2014.
'It was to be in a cold aeroplane hangar near Cardiff
'that the Doctor's oldest foe would be wheeled back onto set.'
'Six months after writing the episode
'Phil Ford was excited to be here for the big day.'
- Hello! - Hello.
Well, fancy meeting you here. PHIL LAUGHS
'So, Phil, what's happening here today?'
Well, we're filming the attack of the Daleks
on the spaceship, Aristotle.
It's the last line of defence, which is falling to the Daleks.
'And this is the first time we've seen the Doctor
'wandering around the insides of a Dalek.'
NEW SPEAKER: Going inside a Dalek,
I mean, I don't think anyone's ever had that idea before.
It's quite difficult to come up with new ideas about the Daleks.
I'm inside a Dalek!
Yeah, this is a really nice little concept, actually.
'Well done, Phil Ford, I say...'
- Actually, it was Steven's idea! - 'OK, well done, Steven!'
Many years ago, we were discussing computer games for Doctor Who.
They were asking me, "Have you got any ideas?"
I said, "Why not get miniaturised and go inside a Dalek?"
And they all looked very happy, and I said,
"Nah, nah, nah, stop, stop. I'm having that for an episode.
"You're not getting that one".
PHIL FORD: Steven had said, "Do you want to do it?"
And I just leapt at it straightaway.
Every writer that does Doctor Who wants to do a Dalek story
and I just feel really lucky to be doing this one.
'And as much as Phil enjoyed writing for the Daleks,
'Peter has relished the opportunity to come face-to-face with one.'
I wasn't actually supposed to be filming until after lunch,
but I came along this morning because I knew there was this
classic Doctor Who scene of, "That door will never hold..."
..as the Daleks, we know, are behind it and are boarding this spaceship
that they've been hunting. MAN SHOUTS
'Yes, with the Doctor's most feared enemy on set,
'it's guaranteed to get a little messy.'
We've just had lost of explosions, and thrown up lots of fragments
of former human beings and turned them into clouds of dust.
It's been fabulous. MAN SHOUTS "EXTERMINATE!"
So, the question now is - where are the crew?
'Time to find out how the crew got on filming inside a Dalek.
'We caught up with our locations manager,
'who had to check out the best places to film.'
They had to shrink me first of all, which was an amazing experience.
I did ask the boys if there was any chance of making me
a little bit taller, but they couldn't do that unfortunately.
'What did our guest cast think about having to be
'shrunk down to film this episode?'
- Pretty amazing. - I'm going to try and climb into
a custard cream later.
- Mmm... - Mmm.
'They may have been miniaturised
'but they were both absolutely thrilled to be on Doctor Who.'
It's so exciting, but at the same time, it's quite scary as well.
- You don't know where it goes! - Yes, I do. Away from here!
It's amazing. Like, our costumes are wicked, aren't they?
- ZAWE: Many gadgets on us as well. - LAURA: It's quite good fun.
Wearing your stuff!
This is probably the coolest job I've had, I think.
'And the excitement didn't stop there. Zawe also got up on wires.
'Don't look worried, Zawe, it was Jenna's first time too.'
..Suspended quite high and then we had all
the wind machines blasting on us and just had to be really close,
clinging onto this little prop as if we were flying up a carbonite rope.
Yeah, it was good. I kinda... I just wanted to go higher.
'And with all the excitement on set
'sometimes our cast can get a little carried away.'
We broke the tiny prop that was supposed to...
supposed to be supporting the two of us.
(So I think that might be a little bit of CGI!)
MAN: This is what's left of the prop, look.
This prop hasn't been our friend for quite some...
Let's imagine it's there.
'Jenna was also impressed with some of the clever camera techniques
'that the director used during filming.'
Yeah, we had loads of tricks.
All of the climbing scenes that we had actually
were just on the floor, crawling like a baby on all fours.
Straining, as if we'd been climbing a mountain.
'Well, if scaling a Dalek's innards isn't tricky enough,
'Clara's love life is also about to get a bit more complicated too.'
So there's a new man in Clara's life.
It's Danny Pink, who is another teacher who she meets at the school.
He is a guy with a past.
He's a man who needs healing. He's a man who maybe needs a doctor.
So, all the questions are on page 32, except the last one,
and then everything on page 33.
'Just one question - what can you tell us about Danny Pink?'
My character is an ex-soldier who has become a schoolteacher.
'OK, be honest, are you any good at maths?'
I was all right at it. I was OK. I was terrible at fractions.
I think I passed at GCSE level, though.
'But it seems like this part is taking its toll
'on our newest cast member.'
Thank you! HE SIGHS
I've been hitting my head on the table.
I've got an ice pack for this lump.
I don't know if you can see the lump?
But for the love of the art, I went all the way in.
CREW MEMBER: Ha-ha-hah!
PRODUCTION TEAM LAUGH
Yeah, we tried a little packet of tissue.
I had a feeling as well, actually,
cos after the make-up went on it's a bit sticky.
So that didn't really work, we had to revise that plan.
'It's not going so well for poor Danny -
'I wonder how Clara is dealing with this budding relationship?'
Is the wooden sound you or the desk?
Oh, my goodness!
The most awkward start to any kind of relationship possible.
- How long have you been there? - Longer than you would like.
JENNA: Danny and Clara take a while to get it together.
They just have hilarious dialogue
that actually is quite painful to speak
because it's just so awkward between the two of them
and totally uncool, it is. SHE LAUGHS
'Yes, it wasn't just Clara who got a bit tongue-tied.'
Yeah, my character's useless with the women.
MAN: Watch yourself round him. Bit of a lady-killer.
SAMUEL: 'He isn't.'
He's kind of the "two-left-footer" of the womaniser world.
'So was it love at first sight for Danny then?'
Oh, she's beautiful. He was like that... Yeah.
I don't know about love. He doesn't really know her yet.
He's the romantic type. He has to get to know them first.
'So, Samuel, are you anything like your character?'
'Will this relationship blossom? Will they go out for that drink?
'Will they kiss? Better ask the writer.'
Kiss? Who says they're going to have a kiss? I don't know.
You'll just have to wait and see.
'What a spoilsport!' PHIL LAUGHS
'Anyway, Daleks have been terrifying children for over five decades
'and no matter who you are,
'you'll never forget the first time you encountered a Dalek.'
My first memory of a Dalek is a Dalek toy that I had.
You know, images of the Daleks coming over the bridge in London.
The Genesis Of The Daleks has got to be my favourite Dalek story.
'And Peter still remembers
'when they first appeared on our TV screens, back in 1963.'
I lived through the whole Dalek craze.
I had a little toy Dalek and it was fabulous,
and I remember coming down one day
and finding the poster for the movie - Dr Who And The Daleks -
and just loving seeing the shape of those Daleks.
A classic piece of '60s design.
'Yes, with such a striking appearance,
'it's no surprise that they've endured for such a long time,
'but not all Daleks are the same.
'The Daleks first hit our television screens back in 1963
'during a visit to Skaro,
'but it wasn't long before we saw a few minor modifications.
'By 1964, they had these little discs on their back.
'This helped with their mobility, allowing them to travel underwater
'and through the River Thames.
'The familiar gauze slats around their midsection
first appeared in 1965.
'And aside from some minor tweaks, this look remained unchanged
'throughout the eras of the Second, Third, Fourth and Fifth Doctors.
'Then, when the Doctor encountered his old enemies on Necros,
'he found himself up against the visually striking Imperial Daleks.
'But when the Daleks returned in 2005, the Doctor was in for a shock.
'These new Daleks were more versatile, better protected
'and could even fly through the air.
'Later, when a colourful new range of Daleks were born,
'the Doctor quickly ended their reign aided with the use of a biscuit.
'But that's just the tip of the iceberg.
'Over the years, we've had a stone Dalek,
'a Special Weapons Dalek, the Dalek Emperor, a glass Dalek,
'and perhaps most terrifying of all, a human-Dalek hybrid.
'Well, no matter what type of Dalek you come face to face with,
'it's sure to be a petrifying experience.
'So let's find out how Peter got on working alongside these
'cold-blooded creatures for the first time.'
PETER: Tougher than I had imagined.
All things on Doctor Who are tougher than you imagine
'because you've been a child
'and you've probably played at being Doctor Who and stuff,
'that you can do it all.'
How would I do that?
As an actor, you're so used to people's eyes and responding
to their body language,
but with a Dalek, it's...a prop.
You have to work, sort of, doubly hard.
'Someone working hard to bring them to life on set
'is the man behind the distinctive Dalek voice.'
Normally, when I'm doing a Dalek voice,
there are Daleks around on set,
but this time, it's just people clambering around sort of, inside me.
That's a bit weird!
I did think there was a possibility I could do,
when the Dalek's good, to make him sound all good and nice.
Rusty, talk to me.
NICHOLAS AS DALEK: The malfunction...is...corrected.
I think that would be a bit twee and cute -
SOFTLY: "Destroy all the Daleks."
There is a slight softness
and a little bit of more human characterisation,
but only a tiny bit.
DALEK: All systems... are...functioning.
He's conflicted a lot. Rigid sort of brittle performance with that way,
you feel he might go one way or the other.
'So then, Nick, do you think Daleks can ever be good?'
Anything's possible. Something weird could happen.
There could be an alternative dimension.
The Daleks will be victorious. The rebels will be exterminated!
'I think it's unlikely.'
They've got "exterminate" written all the way through them
like a stick of rock. HE CHUCKLES
'Well, the Doctor didn't manage to find any good Daleks after all.
'The Daleks still remain one of the most feared villains
'in the universe.
'And you're guaranteed that this won't be the last time
'we bump into this fearsome adversary.'