4:02 pm, Sun 24 Feb 2013
The Doctor Who writer and actor Mark Gatiss has lead the tributes to the Dalek designer Ray Cusick who has died at the age of 84. A special show to mark the 50th anniversary of Doctor Who will be shown later this year.
8:16 am, Sun 24 Feb 2013
Raymond Cusick, the former BBC designer who created Doctor Who's army of Daleks has died aged 84.
The pepper pot-shaped villains - created by writer Terry Nation - were designed by Mr Cusick based on a short description in the show's scripts.
A lorry-load of Daleks at Shepperton Studios, near London, in 1965
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Four generations of Daleks crossing Westminster Bridge in London
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12:28 am, Sun 24 Feb 2013
The man who brought to life Doctor Who's army of Daleks has died aged 84, his daughter said.
Former BBC designer Raymond Cusick will be remembered for devising the race of mutants who move around in tank-like travel machines.
The characters were designed by Cusick based on a short description in the show's scripts.
His daughter Claire Heawood announced his death, saying he had been suffering from an illness and died peacefully in his sleep on Thursday.