|'Revelation of the Daleks'
Story Code '6Z'
by Eric Saward
Hearing of the death of his friend Stengos, the Doctor is suspicious, and takes the TARDIS to the planet Nekros, location of the Tranquil Repose mortuary, in order to investigate. Tranquil Repose is financed by the Great Healer and managed by the self-centred Jobel; here the bodies of their wealthy clients are kept in a state of suspended animation at the moment before their death, so that they can be revived at a future date when the cures for their fatal conditions are eventually found. Also investigating the mortuary is Stengos' daughter, Natasha, and her companion, Grigory. After discovering that Stengos has been turned into a new breed of Dalek, they are captured and interrogated by Takis and Lilt, two of the mortuary's staff. The Doctor and Peri find the Doctor's own grave, but it is revealed to be a hoax. The Time Lord and Peri discover that the Great Healer is in fact Davros, who has lured the Doctor to Nekros for revenge. Davros has been reengineering the more aggressive of Tranquil Repose's 'residents' into a new breed of Daleks loyal to him; those bodies that he has not deemed satisfactory for use he has secretly converted into a new source of food, sold through a company run by Kara in order to finance Davros' plans. Unknown to Davros, Kara has hired Orcini, a Knight of the Order of Oberon, to assassinate him. Tiring of Jobel's inefficiency, Davros manipulates Tasembeker, Jobel's spurned assistant, into murdering him. Natasha and Grigory are killed by Daleks, while Orcini attempts to kill Davros, but only succeeds in destroying a decoy of the evil scientist. Kara travels to Tranquil Repose, only to be killed by Orcini. Unknown to Davros, Takis has summoned Daleks loyal to the Emperor Dalek, and a Dalek ship arrives. As fighting breaks out between the two Dalek factions, Davros is captured and taken to Skaro for trial. Orcini sacrifices himself to destroy Tranquil Repose, and the Doctor shows the surviving staff how to refine the local flowers into a proper source of food.
Colin Baker (The Doctor), Nicola Bryant (Peri), Eleanor Bron (Kara), Clive Swift (Jobel), Alexei Sayle (DJ), Terry Molloy (Davros), Jenny Tomasin (Tasambeker), William Gaunt (Orcini), John Ogwen (Bostock), Stephen Flynn (Grigory), Bridget Lynch-Blosse (Natasha), Trevor Cooper (Takis), Colin Spaull (Lilt), Hugh Walters (Vogel), Alec Linstead (Head of Stengos), Ken Barker (Mutant); Royce Mills, Roy Skelton (Dalek Voices); John Scott-Martin, Cy Town, Tony Starr, Toby Byrne (Dalek Operators); Penelope Lee (Computer Voice)
Produced by John Nathan-Turner
Directed by Graeme Harper
Part 1 - 23rd March, 1985 @ 5.20pm - 6.05pm
Part 2 - 30th March, 1985 @ 5.20pm - 6.05pm
*Featuring the Sixth Doctor and Peri
*Music heard in the episode: 'A Whiter Shade of Pale' peformed by Procol Harum
*Working title: 'End of the Road'
*Each part is 45 minutes duration