The Daleks were created by writer Terry Nation and designed by BBC designer Raymond Cusick. They were introduced in December 1963 in the second Doctor Who serial, colloquially known as The Daleks. They became an immediate and huge hit with viewers, featuring in many subsequent serials and two 1960s motion pictures. They have become as synonymous with Doctor Who as the title character, and their behaviour and catchphrases are now part of... popular culture.
During National Science Week you can encounter a Dalek on Saturday 21 August at:
9.30 am - 10.30 am @ Civic Library
12.30 pm - 1.30 pm @ Dickson Library
For books, DVDs, audio books and ebooks featuring the Daleks, search here.
See previous encounters with the Daleks here.