7 best Doctor Who episodes featuring the Daleks


The Ninth Doctor (Christopher Eccleston) encounters a lone Dalek in a billionaire’s private collection in this emotionally charged episode. “Dalek” revitalises the iconic villains for the modern era, showcasing their destructive potential while also highlighting their tragic nature. They would go on to play a massive part in New Who…

“Bad Wolf” and “The Parting of the Ways”

In this two-part story, the Ninth Doctor faces a Dalek invasion of Earth in the far future. The story is notable for its critique of reality television and its exploration of the consequences of the Time War. The finale sees the Doctor make a heartbreaking sacrifice, leading to his regeneration. This isone of the high points of the modern era of Doctor Who.


This Tenth Doctor (David Tennant) episode features a thrilling battle between the Daleks and the Cybermen (yes, that’s a bit much, we know!) in modern-day London. Apart from the action, the episode is also known for the emotional departure of companion Rose Tyler (Billie Piper), making it a fan-favourite that is watched and rewatched again and again.

“The Stolen Earth” and “Journey’s End”

In this two-part story, the Daleks, led by Davros, pose a threat so great that it brings together various companions from the Tenth Doctor’s tenure. The episodes deliver high stakes, emotional moments, and an exploration of the Doctor’s impact on his companions. A modern classic…