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Planet of the Daleks: Episode One (5 part version)
Broadcast: Saturday 21st August 1999
11:30pm-11:55pm EDT (03:30 GMT) < > « »
Featuring: Jon Pertwee, Katy Manning, Prentis Hancock, Bernard Horsfall

Injured by the Orgrons, the Doctor asks the Time Lords to send the TARDIS after the Daleks. Leaving him to sleep and recuperate, Jo goes to explore the planet Spirodon.

Synopsis Source: Doctor Who Guide

Broadcast notes:

Part of the five part version with episode three absent and subsequent episodes renumbered.
Broadcast Source: TWIDW

Report from the This Week in Doctor Who Archive:

Friday 20th August 1999:
WCET 48 Cincinnati, OH
Sat 11:30PM EDT Planet of the Daleks eps 1 + 2 of 6 (5 episode version)
WCET must have been given the version without episode 3, because it is listed as being 5 episodes long. The Time Lords send the Doctor and Jo to Spirodon, a jungle planet where the Daleks have set up operations. Why would the Daleks want a miserable, killer jungle like that whose only positive aspect is an absence of stairs? That's the real cliffhanger in episode 1, not the fact that Daleks are there.