Dalek voice actor hints at clues in Doctor Who festive special title

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Speaking to Radio Times as part of a publicity event for the live escape game A Dalek Awakens, Dalek voice actor Nicholas Briggs hinted that there’s more to the title of the upcoming Doctor Who festive special than you might think. The title of the special was announced at the end of the Doctor Who Series 12 finale The Timeless Children.

“All I can tell you is when the caption came up at the end of the last episode saying it was Revolution of the Daleks that was news to me, because when I read it it just had a code number on it so I didn’t know what it was called. But it is a very apposite title. It fits perfectly – but not in the way that you’d think. I can see why they’ve called it that.”

Briggs confirmed what we previously reported about location filming with Daleks on the Clifton Suspension Bridge in Bristol on October 22.

“It’s already been filmed and I was on set for it. It certainly wasn’t a single Dalek. And there were quite a few interesting challenges, and some interesting location work as well.”

Another location used for Revolution of the Daleks was the Caerphilly Council Offices in Wales on October 21, which onlookers reported was used for an airport terminal setting. There was also some filming at Cardiff Castle on October 29.

Briggs revealed that isn’t finished with his work on the special.

“I am doing some ADR this week, actually. But that’s standard for the Daleks.”

Revolution of the Daleks, said to air sometime during the 2020/2021 festive season, will begin where The Timeless Children cliffhanger left off; with the Doctor imprisoned alone for defying the law as a fugitive.