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Old 24th March 2017, 11:46 AM
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#20: The Visitation

Release date - January 2004



Back cover info:
"England, 1666 — the darkest days of the Great Plague. When the Doctor and his companions step from the TARDIS into a land gripped by fear and mistrust, they soon discover that they are not the only new arrivals. Strange lights have been seen in the sky, the Grim Reaper stalks the local woods, and evidence of advanced technology is all around..."

Special features:
  • Commentary with Peter Davison (The Doctor), Janet Fielding (Tegan), Sarah Sutton (Nyssa), Matthew Waterhouse (Adric) and Peter Moffatt (Director)
  • Subtitle Information Text
  • Music only track
  • Directing Who - (dur. 23.13) - Director Peter Moffatt looks back at his time on Doctor Who
  • Writing a Final Visitation (dur. 12.51) - Author Eric Saward discusses the origins of this, his début script for Doctor Who
  • Scoring The Visitation (dur. 16.19) - Composer Paddy Kingsland discusses in detail his musical score
  • Film Trims (dur. 5.33) - Additional shots and dialogue that were cut from the finished episodes before transmission
  • Photo Gallery

Easter Egg:
Special Features Menu - Highlight 'Writing A Final Visitation' - Press 'Left' for logo - Enter for continuity announcements

The story was later re-released as a 2-disc Special Edition

Release date May 2013



Back cover info:
"It's 1666, and medieval England is in the grip of the Great Plague. But when the Doctor and his companions arrive, they discover an even greater threat: the entire planet is in danger. As the Grim Reaper stalks the countryside, the Doctor uncovers an alien menace intent on wiping out humanity and claiming our planet for themselves. The Terileptils have arrived — and only the Doctor can stop them..."

Special features:
Disc 1
  • Commentary with Peter Davison (The Doctor), Janet Fielding (Tegan), Sarah Sutton (Nyssa), Matthew Waterhouse (Adric) and Peter Moffatt (Director)
  • Subtitle Information Text
  • Isolated Music Option
  • Film Trims (dur. 5.32) - including extended / deleted scenes.
  • Directing Who: Peter Moffatt (dur. 26.13) - a featurette about the work of the director of this and several other Doctor Who stories
  • Writing a Final Visitation (dur. 12.50) - an interview with the story's writer, Eric Saward
  • Scoring The Visitation (dur 16.19) - Mark Ayres interviews composer Paddy Kingsland about his music for the story

Disc 2
  • Grim Tales (dur. 45.09) – cast members Peter Davison, Janet Fielding and Sarah Sutton are taken on a trip back to the filming locations used in the story by fellow TARDIS travelling companion Mark Strickson
  • The Television Centre of the Universe: Part One (dur. 32.12) – Blue Peter presenter Yvette Fielding takes Peter Davison, Mark Strickson and Janet Fielding on a trip through BBC Television Centre, meeting up with old friends and colleagues as they reminisce on their time spent working in the iconic building
  • Doctor Forever: The Apocalypse Element (dur. 27.29) – Documentary looking at the Doctor Who audio adventures following the TV’s show’s cancellation in 1989
  • Coming Soon Trailer: Inferno Special Edition (dur. 1.04)

Easter Egg
Disc 1 - Highlight Photo Gallery - Press 'Left' for logo - Enter for continuity announcements (dur. 1.28)
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#21: The Pyramids Of Mars

Release date - March 2004



Back cover info:
"When the TARDIS is infiltrated by a mysterious force, the Doctor and Sarah-Jane are drawn off course and arrive in England at the turn of the 20th Century. Dark forces from aeons ago are beginning to stir, and the whole future of life on Earth is at stake. Sutekh, last of the Osirians, is breaking free from his ancient prison, and no power in the universe can stand in his way..."

Special features:
  • Commentary with Elisabeth Sladen (Sarah-Jane Smith), Michael Sheard (Laurence Scarman), Philip Hinchcliffe (Producer) and Paddy Russell (Director)
  • Subtitle Information Text
  • Osirian Gothic (dur. 22.10) - A look back at the making of The Pyramids of Mars
  • Serial Thrillers (dur. 41.57) - Documentary looking back at the Philip Hinchcliffe era, and what made it one of the most successful and popular periods in Doctor Who's history
  • Now and Then (dur. 7.52) - The locations revisited, almost 30 years on
  • Deleted Scenes (dur. 2.57)
  • Oh Mummy! (dur. 6.45) - Comedy skit, looking at Sutekh the Destroyer's varied career after Pyramids of Mars
  • Photo Gallery
Easter Egg
Special Features Menu - Highlight 'Oh Mummy!' - Press 'Left' for logo - Enter for Continuity Announcements
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#22: The Green Death

Release date - May 2004



Back cover info:
"The Doctor and UNIT are called in to investigate a series of mysterious deaths at a disused mine in South Wales, where all the victims were found with their skin glowing green... As the Doctor becomes suspicious of the nearby Global Chemicals factory and its mysterious 'Boss', his assistant, Jo Grant, becomes trapped underground — in an abandoned mine infested with deadly giant maggots!"

Special features:
  • Commentary with Katy Manning (Jo Grant), Barry Letts (Producer), and Terrance Dicks (Script Editor)
  • Subtitle Information Text
  • Global Conspiracy! (dur. 10.52) - A spoof investigative documentary looking at the strange goings-on in 1970s Llanfairfach, presented by Man Alive's industrial correspondent Terry Scanlon, with contributions from eye-witnesses Mark Elgin, Professor Clifford Jones and Talfryn Pritchard
  • Visual Effects (dur. 11.41) - Assistant visual effects designer Colin Mapson talks about his work on The Green Death and demonstrates how to build a giant maggot
  • Interview: Robert Sloman (dur. 6.51) - The writer of The Green Death discusses the inspiration behind the story
  • Interview: Stewart Bevan (7.42) - An interview with the actor who played Professor Clifford Jones
  • Photo Gallery

Easter Egg:
Main Menu - Press 'Left' for logo - Enter for continuity announcements

The story was later re-released as a 2-disc Special Edition

Release date August 2013



Back cover info:
"When a man is found dead with his skin glowing green in an abandoned mine, it's not long before the Doctor, Jo Grant and UNIT head to Wales to investigate. And while the Doctor becomes suspicious of the nearby Global Chemicals factory and it's mysterious owner, Jo gets trapped underground where she finds old mine tunnels crawling with deadly and sinister giant maggots..."

Special features:
Disc 1
  • Original Commentary with Katy Manning (Jo Grant), Barry Letts (Producer) and Terrance Dicks (Script Editor)
  • Newly Recorded Commentary With (episode 3 - 5) Richard Franklin (Captain Mike Yates), and Mitzi McKenzie (Nancy), moderated by Toby Hadoke; (episode 6) Katy Manning (Jo Grant) and Russell T Davies (new series executive producer)
  • Subtitle Information Text

Disc 2
  • The One With the Maggots (dur. 26.22) – cast and crew look back at the making of this story
  • Global Conspiracy? (dur. 10.58) - a spoof investigative report looks at the strange happenings in the village of Llanfairfach
  • Visual Effects (dur. 11.49) - an interview with the story's visual effects designer, Colin Mapson, including a demonstration of how to build a giant maggot
  • Interview: Robert Sloman Interview (dur. 6.50)
  • Interview: Stewart Bevan Interview (dur. 7.41)
  • Wales Today (dur. 2.28) – two pieces from the BBC Wales news programme: a mute 1973 film insert from the filming of The Green Death, and a 1994 item with Jon Pertwee opening the new country park that was built on the site of the colliery used in the story
  • Doctor Forever: The Unquiet Dead (dur. 23.08) – Nu-Who creator Russell T Davies and then BBC Controller of Drama, Jane Tranter, talk about the genesis of Doctor Who’s rebirth on television
  • What Katy Did Next (dur 5.38) - a look at Serendipity, the TV series that Katy Manning presented after leaving Doctor Who
  • The Sarah Jane Adventures: Death of the Doctor (dur. 26.23 and 26.12) – this two-part story from 2010 sees Katy Manning reprising her role as Jo Grant and a guest appearance by Matt Smith as the Eleventh Doctor, as they join forces with series regulars at the Doctor’s funeral… Also features Optional Commentary with Katy Manning (Jo Grant) and Russell T Davies (series creator)
  • Coming Soon Trailer: The Time Warrior (0.55)
  • Photo Gallery
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#23: The Leisure Hive

Release date - July 2004



Back cover info:
"The Doctor and Romana decide to forego Brighton Beach and take a much-needed holiday on the pleasure planet of Argolis. Ravaged decades ago by an interstellar war between the Argolin and the Foamasi, Argolis now hosts the Leisure Hive — an ideal retreat for tourists from all over the cosmos. But a series of 'accidents' leads the Doctor and Romana to discover that the Hive holds dark secrets..."

Special features:
  • Commentary with Lalla Ward (Romana), Lovett Bickford (Director) and Christopher H Bidmead (Script Editor)
  • Subtitle Information Text
  • Isolated Music Track
  • A New Beginning (dur. 30.18) - A look at the radical changes made to Doctor Who by incoming producer John Nathan-Turner
  • From Avalon to Argolis (dur. 14.20) - David Fisher and Christopher H Bidmead recall the writing of this story
  • Synthesizing Starfields (9.15) - Graphic designer Sid Sutton and composer Peter Howell recall the creation of the new title sequence and theme music
  • Leisure Wear (6.50) - Costume Designer June Hudson talks about her work
  • Blue Peter (3.09) - A look around the Longleat Doctor Who exhibition with John Nathan-Turner
  • Photo Gallery
Easter Egg:
Main Menu - Highlight 'Episode Selection' - Press 'Left' for logo - Enter for Continuity Announcements
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#24: Ghost Light

Release date - September 2004



Back cover info:
"London, 1983: an old house mysteriously burns to the ground. One hundred years earlier, the Doctor and Ace arrive at a sinister mansion in the rural hamlet of Perivale. Horrors old and new await the Doctor amongst the peculiar residents of Gabriel Chase... but it is Ace who must confront her own worst nightmares when she discovers that her past and the house's future are inextricably linked..."

Special features:
  • Commentary with Sophie Aldred (Ace), Andrew Cartmel (Script Editor), Marc Platt (Writer) and Mark Ayres (Incidental Music)
  • Subtitle Information Text
  • Music Only Option
  • Light in Dark Places (dur. 38.51) - A look back at the making of Ghost Light
  • Deleted and Extended Scenes (dur. 18.02)
  • Shooting Ghosts (dur. 19.09) - A look of the studio recording process
  • Writer's Question Time (dur. 12.1) - Author Marc Platt attends a Q&A session at a 1990 Doctor Who convention
  • Photo Gallery

Easter Eggs:
1) Main Menu - Highlight 'Episode Selection' - Press 'Left' for logo - Enter for full version of Gwendolyn's song
2) Special Features Menu - Highlight 'Writer's Question Time' - Press 'Left' for logo - Enter for continuity announcements
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#25: Lost In Time

*NOTE - After the previous releases, 'Lost In Time' was a bit of a departure. Where the other DVD's had contained a single story, this was the BBC having a 'clear-out'. The three-disc set contained all the 'orphaned episodes' from the William Hartnell and Patrick Troughton years that were available at time of release. The definition of 'orphan episode' is a story where '50% or less of the episodes still existed in the archives'

Release date - November 2004



Back cover info:
"A digitally restored collection of rare 1960s Doctor Who episodes, from stories which no longer exist in their entirety. They offer a unique glimpse at classic adventures which are now lost in time..."

Disc 1:
The Crusade Part 1: The Lion - Episode + Intro
The Crusade Part 2: The Knight Of Jaffa - Soundtrack Only
The Crusade Part 3: The Wheel Of Fortune - Episode, Intro + Commentary with Julian Glover (King Richard), Moderated by Gary Russell
The Crusade Part 4: The Warlords - Soundtrack Only
The Daleks' Master Plan Part 2 - Day Of Armageddon + Commentary with Peter Purves (Steven), Kevin Stoney (Mavic Chen), and Raymond Cusick (Designer)
The Daleks' Master Plan Part 5: Counter Plot
The Daleks' Master Plan Part 10: Escape Switch
The Celestial Toymaker Part 4: The Final Test

Special features:
  • Clips: The Daleks' Master Plan (dur. 7.12)
  • Clips: The Smugglers
  • Clips: The Tenth Planet (dur. 1.23)
  • The Smugglers: On Location Footage (dur. 6.17)
  • 8mm Off Screen Footage dur. 6.07)
Disc 2
The Underwater Menace Part 3
The Moonbase Part 1 - Soundtrack Only
The Moonbase Part 2 - Episode
The Moonbase Part 3 - Soundtrack Only
The Moonbase Part 4 - Episode
The Faceless Ones Part 1 - Episode
The Faceless Ones Part 3 - Episode
The Evil Of The Daleks Part 2 - Episode + Commentary with Deborah Watling (Victoria Waterfield), Moderated by Gary Russell

Special features:
  • Clips: The Power Of The Daleks (dur. 1.56)
  • Clips: The Highlanders (dur. 0.51)
  • Clips: The Macra Terror (dur. 0.32)
  • BBC Trailer: The Power Of The Daleks (dur. 0.52)
  • The Last Dalek (dur. 9.34)
  • 8mm Off Screen Footage (dur. 3.20)
Disc 3
The Abominable Snowmen Part 2 - Episode + Commentary with Deborah Watling (Victoria Waterfield), Moderated by Gary Russell
The Enemy Of The World Part 3 - Episode
The Web Of Fear Part 1 - Episode + Commentary with Deborah Watling (Victoria Waterfield) and Derrick Sherwin (Story Editor), Moderated by Gary Russell
The Wheel In Space Part 3 - Episode
The Wheel In Space Part 6 - Episode
The Space Pirates Part 2 - Episode

Special features:
  • Clips: The Abominable Snowmen (dur. 3.54)
  • Clips: The Web Of Fear (dur. 1.07)
  • Clips: Fury From The Deep (dur. 11.10)
  • Clips: The Wheel In Space (dur. 0.34)
  • Film Footage: The Space Pirates (dur. 2.43)
  • The Missing Years (dur. 37.11) - documentary about the missing episodes

Easter Eggs:
1) Disc 1 - Wait until the rotating circle around William Hartnell's head pauses, and a sound effect is heard - Press 'Up' for logo - Enter for Test Card and Countdown Clock
2) Disc 2 - Wait until the rotating circle around Patrick Troughton's head pauses, and a sound effect os heard - Press 'Up' to highlight logo - Enter for Frazer Hines introduction
3) Disc 3 - Play 'The Wheel In Space' Episode 6 with commentary, and leave it running for audio chatter
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#26: The Horror Of Fang Rock

Release date - January 2005



Back cover info:
"A mysterious light in the sky, an unnatural glow in the ocean and a thick fog bring terror to the lighthouse keepers of Fang Rock. When the Doctor and Leela arrive, the first death has already cast doubt on the safety of the lighthouse. But the Doctor discovers something more terrifying and evil than even he could have imagined"

Special features:
  • Commentary with Louise Jameson (Leela), John Abbott (Vince) and Terrance Dicks (Writer)
  • Subtitle Information Text
  • Terrance Dicks: Fact & Fiction (dur. 36.05) - Retrospective look at Terrance Dicks' work as Doctor Who writer, script-editor and novelist
  • Paddy Russell: A Life in Television (14.05) - Interview with Paddy Russell, looking back at her career on the show, and the four stories she directed
  • The Antique Doctor Who Show (4.50) - This short film from 1993 gives an insightful look into the merchandising of Doctor Who
  • Photo Gallery

Easter Egg:
Special Feature Menu - Highlight 'The Antique Doctor Who Show' - Press 'Left' for logo - Enter for Production Slate
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#27: The Mind Robber

Release date - March 2005



Back cover info:
"Escaping from a volcanic eruption on the planet Dulkis, the Doctor is forced to use the TARDIS' Emergency Unit, which takes the craft out of normal time and space... and out of reality itself! The time-travellers arrive in a mysterious world peopled by fictional characters — Gulliver and Rapunzel, D'Artagnan and Sir Lancelot — but also by creatures from mankind's worst imaginings..."

Special features:
  • Commentary with Frazer Hines (Jamie), Wendy Padbury (Zoe), David Maloney (director) and Hamish Wilson (Jamie)
  • Subtitle Information Text
  • The Fact of Fiction (dur. 34.57) - The making of The Mind Robber, looking back on a story which had more than its fair share of challenges
  • Highlander: The Jamie McCrimmon Story (dur. 22.30) - Frazer Hines takes an informal look back at his time in Doctor Who
  • Basil Brush Sketch (dur. 10.25) - From 1975, a sketch featuring the Yeti
  • Photo Gallery

Easter Egg:
Main Menu - Highlight 'Episode Selection' - Press 'Left' for logo - Enter for Continuity Announcements
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#28: The Claws Of Axos

Release date - April 2005



Back cover info:
"A mysterious object approaches Earth, alerting the Doctor and UNIT that they face another possible threat from outer space. Are the gold-skinned aliens who claim to bring great gifts to humanity as peaceful and benevolent as they first appear? And why is the Doctor's arch-enemy the Master on board their spaceship...?"

Special features:
  • Commentary with Katy Manning (Jo Grant), Richard Franklin (Mike Yates) and Barry Letts (Producer)
  • Subtitle Information Text
  • Behind The Scenes (dur. 27.00) - A selection of studio material from the making of this story, including footage that was cut from the finished programme, with optional information subtitles
  • Now and Then (dur. 6.34) - A look back at the Dungeness locations used for this story, contrasting them with how they appear today
  • Reverse Standards Conversion (10.10) - Documentary looking at the restoration of this story for DVD
  • Directing The Claws Of Axos (dur. 14.44) - Interview with director Michael Ferguson
  • Photo Gallery

The story was later re-released as a 2-disc Special Edition

Release date October 2012



Back cover info:
"When a damaged spaceship containing beautiful humanoid creatures called Axons lands on Earth, the Doctor, Jo and UNIT are sent to investigate. In return for their help, the Axons offer the gift of Axonite, which would end world famine.

It all appears too good to be true — so what secrets are the Axons hiding on board their ship? And why is the Doctor's old enemy the Master involved?"


Special features:
Disc 1
  • Original release commentary with Katy Manning (Jo Grant), Richard Franklin (Mike Yates) and Barry Letts (producer)
  • Subtitle Information Text
  • Deleted And Extended Scenes (dur. 27.00) - Behind the scenes material from the original release

Disc 2
  • Axon Stations! (dur. 26.39) – The making of The Claws Of Axos
  • Now & Then (dur. 6.35) – A look at the locations used in ‘The Claws of Axos’, contrasting how they appeared in 1971 with how they are now
  • Directing Who (dur. 14.44) – Director Michael Ferguson recalls his work on ‘The Claws of Axos’
  • Studio Recording (dur. 72.50) – the entirety of the earliest surviving Doctor Who studio recording, presented 'as is', complete with studio chatter, recording breaks and VT run-ups
  • Living with Levene (dur. 35.09) – comedian Toby Hadoke spends a weekend in the company of the enigmatic John Levene, the actor who brought the character of Sgt Benton to life
  • Coming Soon Trailer: The Legacy Box (2.15)
  • Photo Gallery
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#29: Revelation Of The Daleks

Release date - July 2005



Back cover info:
"The Doctor and Peri arrive on the planet Necros, home of Tranquil Repose, a funeral home for the galaxy's elite. But is this the Doctor's own final resting place? And why do the Daleks guard the inner sanctums of the perpetually interred? Perhaps the Great Healer will have the answers..."

Special features:
  • Commentary with Nicola Bryant (Peri), Terry Molloy (Davros), Eric Saward (Writer) and Graeme Harper (Director)
  • Subtitle Information Text
  • Music only option
  • Option to watch the story with new CGI Effects
  • Revelation Exhumed (dur. 45.51) - The making of the story *
  • Behind The Scenes (dur. 15.37) - In Studio look behind the scenes showing re-takes, fluffs and the working pattern of a BBC studio
  • Deleted Scenes (dur. 2015) - Three short scenes excised from the finished story
  • Continuity Announcements (dur 3.20)
  • Photo Gallery

Easter Egg:
Main Menu - Highlight 'Episode Selection' - Press 'Left' for logo - Enter for cast re-recording lines

* NOTE - This feature was originally entitled 'Necrosphilia', but unsurprisingly BBC Video said 'Nay, nay and thrice nay', leading to the change of title to 'Revelation Exhumed'

** ADDITIONAL NOTE - The back cover of the case makes note of "due to contractual and clearance reasons certain music edits have been made to Part Two". This refers to the broadcast version, which featured The Jimi Hendrix Experience heard in the background, which was re-dubbed with different music for the DVD version
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