This February, Big One Productions will be screening both of the 1960s Peter Cushing Doctor Who films back-to-back in one evening.
Released in 1965 and 1966, Dr Who and the Daleks and Daleks – Invasion Earth: 2150 AD were adapted from the first two television stories to star the Daleks. Peter Cushing played the role of human scientist Dr Who and was accompanied in both by Roberta Tovey as his granddaughter Susan.
In the first film, TARDIS arrives on Skaro – the Daleks’ home planet – after Ian (Roy Castle) accidentally sends them off into time and space. There they meet the Thals, a benevolent race persecuted by the Daleks, and join forces with them to overthrow the evil creatures.
Watch the trailer below:
Daleks – Invasion Earth: 2150 AD also stars Bernard Cribbins (later Wilfred Mott in the David Tennant era) as policeman Tom Campbell, alongside Jill Curzon as Louise. This big-screen re-imagining of Terry Nation’s 1964 story The Dalek Invasion of Earth sees TARDIS arrive two hundred years in Earth’s future when it has been overrun by Daleks.
Watch the trailer for the sequel below:
Big One Productions are screening both films at The Philharmonic, Blackpool on the evening of Friday 19 February. Doors open at 18.00 for a 19.30 start and tickets are priced at £5.00 (plus booking fee) per person. If you’re in the area and are looking for something to entertain all the family over half term without spending too much, this could be a good solution.
The bar will also be open throughout the evening and there will be confectionery (including popcorn) available.
It’s rare that Doctor Who, particularly these films, is shown on the big screen, so don’t pass up this opportunity if you’re tempted.