As the Doctor learns the Dalek plan, Ian and Barbara contact the underground.
The Daleks have WON. The Earth has fallen. Propaganda broadcasts, regular patrols, collaborators, black marketeers - all of this before the Doctor, Ian, Barbara and Susan have even arrived. When they do, they are separated and find themselves fighting not just for their survival, but that of the entire planet.
You can't keep a good man down - so the Daleks discover when they make the grievous error of invading the Doctor's favourite planet... but it's a battle with a life-changing outcome for the Doctor's grand-daughter, Susan.
Read by William Russell, who played Ian Chesterton in the original television serial on which this reading is based. Broadcast only 18 years after the end of World War II, this classic story addresses a very wartime anxiety... what would Britain have been like as an occupied nation?