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We Are The Daleks was the two hundred and first story in Big Finish's monthly range. It was written by Jonathan Morris and featured Sylvester McCoy as the Seventh Doctor and Bonnie Langford as Melanie Bush

It featured the return of Mel who last appeared with the Seventh Doctor nearly a decade earlier in 2006's Red. In the intervening years, Mel had appeared in multiple audio stories with the Sixth Doctor.

Publisher's summary

The year is 1987, and Britain is divided. In Bradford, strikers are picketing and clashing with the police. In the city of London, stockbrokers are drinking champagne and politicians are courting the super-rich. The mysterious media mogul Alek Zenos, head of the Zenos Corporation, is offering Britain an economic miracle. His partners wish to invest – and their terms are too good to refuse.

While the Doctor investigates Warfleet, a new computer game craze that is sweeping the nation, Mel goes undercover to find out the truth about Zenos's partners.

The Daleks have a new paradigm. They intend to conquer the universe using economic power. The power of the free market!


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Part two

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Part three

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Part four

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  • The Daleks use a time corridor to travel to London.
  • The Daleks do not recognise the Doctor initially based on his physiognomy, indicating that they have not yet encountered him following his regeneration.

The Doctor

  • The Doctor informs the Daleks that he has many names, including Ka Faraq Gatri, the Bringer of Darkness, the Destroyer of Worlds, and the Oncoming Storm.
  • The Doctor refers to the fact that he defeated the Daleks using the Human Factor during his second incarnation.

Mel Bush

  • Mel claims that she belongs to Time and Related Disciplines Incorporated.
  • Serena Paget has a car phone. She is surprised that Mel has a mobile phone.
  • The Doctor believes that Mel is the best computer hacker there is.

United Kingdom

  • There are three million people unemployed in the United Kingdom.
  • Zenos mentions that Britain has a rich culture of artists such as William Shakespeare, Thomas Gainsborough and Edward Elgar.
  • The effects of moving the Zenos Tower to Skaro create a freak hurricane. The Doctor says "It's the weather forecasters I feel sorry for" suggesting it is The Great Storm of 1987 which forecasters failed to predict.


  • Niles Bunbury believes that Skaro looks like "something from a Dan Dare annual."
  • Thal refugees from Skaro inhabit the world of Callico Nine, a Dalek slave world. The only Thals who remain on Skaro are slaves.


  • Brinsley believes that Warfleet is the most realistic video game ever made.


  • This story was recorded on 5 and 6 January 2015 at The Moat Studios.
  • The story makes use of pre-title sequences, a format used occasionally by Big Finish and the television series during the original run in the 1980s.
  • It is noted in the CD extras that this story is now a "historical" story in the same way Remembrance of the Daleks was and a similar amount of time existed between the publish date and date this story.


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