Chris Balcombe

Chris lives in the UK, and worked as a professional photographer, writer and picture editor for over 40 years.  Now semi-retired, he has a number of original props from the classic Doctor Who period (pre-1988), and some from the new series, including an original 1960's BBCtv dalek with sections dating back to their first appearance in 1963.  Another prize is his complete Voc Robot head, front and back chest-plate and upper-body costume from 1977. One of David Tennant's Sonic Screwdrivers, used in the production of the 50th Anniversary show 'The Day of The Doctor', is another gem.

Chris is also one of the moderators of this website.

A selection of his collection can be seen below

All images are copyright Chris Balcombe or BBC Worldwide or individual photographers




If you happen to watch the BBC 20th Century Roadshow you will likely have seen Chris collection featured on that show. If you missed it have a look now.
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If you have any original, screen-used Doctor Who props from the current or original series, and are interested in selling, please feel free to drop Chris an email.


Chris can be contacted by Email Chris


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Original BBC TV Dalek, (aka Dalek 1-7) with mid-section coming from their 1st TV appearance
 
1-7 on the right, in Resurrection of The Daleks 1984. BBC Photo
 
The back sections of Dalek One/Seven
 
Dalek 1-7 in the Five Doctors, on Skaro, in 1983. Pic by BBC
 
The main remains of the Dalek as seen in the Bonhams auction brochure
 
The casing in the hit Genesis Of The Daleks
 
The Dalek on display at the Doctor Who exhibition
 
Facing Peter Duncan on Blue Peter (copyright BBC)
 
Dalek One/Seven confronts Jon Pertwee in 1974 (BBC Photo)
 
Rear view
 
Original Voc head from The Robots Of Death 1977
 
The head as it appeared on screen, left. And the end credits, right
 
The head as it is today, with the original paintwork
 
Actor John Bleasdales name inside the head, and a close-up of the eye detail, right
 
 
 
The original chrome showing through on the Silver Nemesis chest unit
 
Screen-used Dalek Trooper Helmet with original visor
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
David poses with one of the MFX Sonics during a filming break ©BBC/photographer unknown
 
 
 
 
 
Original weapon used in ‘The Happiness Patrol’ broadcast in November 1988. Note the ex-Nemesis firing end
 
The Happiness Patrol gun being used by Daisy K. Photo copyright BBC Worldwide, from the BBC Video
 
The gun on screen again, with Susan Q. Picture is copyright BBC Worldwide and from the BBC Video of The Happiness Patrol
 
The colourful weapon as it looks today. Thankyou Mike Tucker for looking after it so well!
 
Bomb device from Revelation Of The Daleks, 1985. Used by Davros, Orcini and others. Lights still working!
 
Revelation Of The Daleks bomb device as it is today. Actor Wlliam Gaunt played Orcini
 
Original chromed silver arrow from Silver Nemesis
 
Original Imperial Dalek Plunger used in Remembrance of the Daleks, 1988. Retained by SFX maestro Mike Tucker
 
Replica of the Michael Wisher Davros measured from the original, with a John Friedlander head
 
The Davros Chris owns featured on a Radio Times 50th Anniversary Cover (November 2013) behind Tom Baker
 
Davros on his way to a sci-fi exhibition in Guernsey, which ran until Christmas 2017
 
Davros featured with Alan Titchmarsh (left) in the 2005 BBC1 show 20th Century Roadshow
 
Chris Brimelow replica Season 12 Tom Baker Scarf
 
 
 
(Apologies for the typos above. Written after a very long day!)
 
Ood in Planet Of The Ood
 
2007: The Shakespeare Code. Original Lilith Witch face prosthetic from genius Neill Gorton of Millennium FX
 
A close-up view reveals the individual hairs applied to the eyebrows and nose mole!
 
Christina Cole as Lilith the Carrionite. Pic: Copyright BBC Worldwide
 
Original Moonboot from Earthshock
 
Gold Dalek built by Scott Wayland, one of Mike Tuckers team, in 2005
 
EX-SNOWMINATE!! Fun with the gold Dalek Chris owns. Scott Wayland built a stunt Dalek for the show too
 
Photos taken by Chris appeared in several national UK papers, and across the web
 
Another winter, another snowball fight, this time making a spread in the UK Daily Star national paper
 
K9, the Doctors faithful metal friend
 
Genesis Dalek owned by Chris with Raymond P Cusick. Photo ©Chris Balcombe
 
Chris with the Dalek and Sylvester McCoy at the BBC South studios
 
The replica has appeared in many media, including Dr Who Magazine
 
This shot of the Dalek appeared as a half-page in the Doctor Who Magazine Dalek Special. Recognize the backdrop?
 
With Chris controlling, it also starred in a Nestle KitKat TV and movie advert
 
It appears 3 times on this 2013 Radio Times cover
 
A Genesis Christmas! Pictured by Chris at his home
 
And how it looked in The Sun Newspaper, with a 2nd Dalek now living in the USA
 
The Dalek in action, on BBC1 show 20th Century Roadshow
 
Chris got a name-check in the BBC1 20th Century Roadshow end-credits
 
Cyberman display by Stuart Evans, for the Noel Edmonds Crinkley Bottom theme park in 1994
 
Original stunt banknotes from David Tennants The Runaway Bride. Beware of very good photocopies!
 
Original Eagle Comic - same issue read by Peter Cushing in the first Dalek movie
 
Jon Pertwee as Worzel Gummidge in the 1980s. ©Chris Balcombe
 
 
 
Gary Seymour also tried out a biscuit jar design!
 
Original Bubble Shock drink bottle from the Sarah Jane Adventures
 
Bubble Shock bottle as seen in the episode. We still miss Lis Sladen so much
 
Another screen-grab shows the bottles on the show. ©BBC Wales
 
Cyber-Squirrel! OK, not technically a prop but certainly unique. Made from a Cyber radio by Chris, & packed with peanuts!
 
 
 
Chris owned this Sea Warrior head, used in Warriors Of The Deep (1984). Now with another collector.
 
Screen-used model Dalek made by Stuart Evans, seen in Colin Bakers Revelation Of The Daleks
 
The model, here with a later-added Remembrance plunger, left Chris as a part-swap for Dalek 1-7
 
Original 1973 Green Death giant Fly. Chris owned it for years, before swapping for another prop!
 
Chris bought these figurines used in The Five Doctors (1983), from John Nathan-Turner. They are now in another collection.
 
The Master’s Tissue Compression Eliminator, now in another private UK collection
 
The TCE as it looks today, with the push-in brass knob at the rear
 
Picture taken by Bonhams, London, for their catalogue
 


If you have any original, screen-used Doctor Who props from the current or original series, and are interested in selling, please feel free to drop Chris an email.



All photographs on this website are the copyright of either the BBC, where credited, or Chris Balcombe, They cannot be used or reproduced without explicit written permission. The daleks are copyright BBC and Terry Nation's Estate. Full size daleks of every type are available to buy from This Planet Earth, at www.thisplanetearth.co.uk/

Chris can be contacted by Email Chris


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