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Peter Miles, who played Davros’ evil henchman Nyder in the 1975 classic Genesis of the Daleks, died in February. You’ve sent us your memories and tributes to the actor…

Peter Miles Remembered



It’s so sad to hear that the magnificent Peter Miles has passed away. In my opinion Nyder, alongside Davros (played by Michael Wisher) made Genesis of the Daleks the amazing story that it is. Of course, Peter also played the hateable Dr Lawrence in 1970’s Doctor Who and the Silurians and Professor Whitaker in 1974’s Invasion of the Dinosaurs. He was a fantastic actor.


Peter Miles’ distinctive voice has been a part of my world for over 30 years, since first nigh-on wearing out the audiocassette release of Genesis of the Daleks, before finally getting to watch the video at 16. Whether he be Nyder, Professor Whitaker, Dr Lawrence, or one of many characters from BBC Radio, BBV, Magic Bullet, or Big Finish’s contributions to the many worlds of Doctor Who, his performance was always a highlight of any production.



I had the pleasure of working with Peter Miles on a number of occasions, both on stage and on audio. On one of those occasions he was playing Nyder, a part which he loved and was immensely proud of. Nyder was a testament to Peter’s skill as an actor, for I cannot think of two characters that were so far apart. As a person Peter was a gentle, kind man. He was almost shy and reserved until he got to know you and then he was always ready with an amusing story. He spoke fondly of Doctor Who. He loved doing audio dramas and readings, and enjoyed meeting fans at conventions. He will be missed.

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Contents include: • Former Doctor Who showrunners Russell T Davies and Steven Moffat, and writers Jenny T Colgan and Paul Cornell, talk exclusively about their new Target Books • Production Notes from Russell T Davies • A tribute to the late Peter Miles, who played Davros’ assistant Nyder in 1975’s Genesis of the Daleks • The never-before-told story behind the creation of Doctor Who's 2010-17 logo • The history of Doctor Who releases from BBC Records and Tapes • Behind the making-of Infinity, a new Doctor Who video game starring Michelle Gomez as Missy and Ingrid Oliver as Osgood • DWM goes to the Gallifrey One convention in Los Angeles • Out of the TARDIS with impressionist Jon Culshaw • Christel Dee’s guide to cosplaying the Doctor’s distinctive orange spacesuit • Part One of The Clockwise War, a new comic strip adventure featuring the Doctor and Bill • The Fact of Fiction reveals the hidden depths to the 2015 Twelfth Doctor story Sleep No More • An interview with DJ and drummer Klaus Joynson, who has paid homage to Doctor Who in his album New Adventures in Time & Space • Previews, book and audio reviews, news, The Blogs of Doom, prize-winning competitions and much, much more!