You aren't far off CatPat. I used to go out with one of the original Dr. Who SFX guys and in the first series with the Daleks they had a miniscule budget and the daleks really were made with sink plungers and similar. I don't think the BBC realised what they had.
How to make your sons realise how 'cool' their Mother was
go out with someone who was involved with Dr. Who
Oh the music!!