I, Davros: Innocence

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Big Finish Productions audio drama
SeriesI, Davros
Release no.1
Written byGary Hopkins
Directed byGary Russell
Produced byGary Russell
Jason Haigh-Ellery
Length77 mins
Release dateSeptember 2006

I, Davros: Innocence is a Big Finish Productions audio drama based on the long-running British science fiction television series Doctor Who. It stars Terry Molloy reprising his role as Davros, the twisted creator of the Dalek race. "Innocence" is the first in a four-part mini-series exploring Davros' early life on Skaro. According to Gary Russell, the title is an allusion to the drama I, Claudius.[1]

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On Skaro, Davros is brought before the Daleks on a trial basis. The Daleks have been failing in their conquests and a schism has arisen; they need Davros to help. He thinks back to his teenage years during the Kaled/Thal war from Genesis of the Daleks...

Davros is a sixteen-year-old Kaled from a wealthy family. His father, Colonel Nasgard, wants him to join the military, but his ambitious mother, Calcula, wants him to become a scientist. She has arranged for Tutor Magrantine to give him extra-curricular lessons. Davros is not pleased, preferring to spend his days at Drammankin Lake near the family home, studying the life-forms there. His older sister, Yarvell, is soon to join the Military Youth and considers Davros spoiled.

Nasgard is killed by a mysterious bomb. This is blamed on the pacifist Major Brogan, who is scapegoated as a Thal spy. Magrantine confronts Davros during lessons - Nasgard was indirectly responsible for the death of Magrantine's son. He attempts to kill Davros in revenge, but Davros locks him in a radioactive chamber.

It is revealed that Nasgard is not Davros' father - he's the result of an affair between Calcula and Councillor Quested. Davros kills Quested upon finding out, much to his mother's relief. As the flashback comes to an end, a Thal missile attack begins on the city.

Back in the present, the Daleks point out that Davros was an inferior being at this point, a mere child. Davros asserts he was more of a man than his fellow Kaleds and it would be years before he would be recognised by the 'spineless' Kaled government.



  1. ^ "I, Davros – Behind the Scenes"

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