Doctor Who fans to battle for Daleks as BBC sells its monsters

DalekMore than 100 props from Doctor Who have been sold at auction allowing fans to buy an original part of science fiction folklore.

As well as two full-size Daleks from 1988, the sale included Cybermen, the Magma Beast, Tractators and Mandrell, as well as David Tennant’s suit and Billie Piper’s pyjamas.

Most of the costyumes are made from foam latex, fibreglass and electrical components that would not look out of place in a school science experiment. For example, a fearsome red snake encountered by Peter Davison and a young Martin Clunes in a 1983 episode was created mainly from airconditioning tubes!!

The oldest of the props is a latex brontosaurus from 1974.