UK Classic DVD news

BBC Worldwide have released cover art and details for three upcoming DVD releases, The Krotons, The Greatest Show in the Galaxy and Planet of Giants. Check out the news below and click on the covers for bigger versions.


Commentary With actors Philip Madoc (Eelek), Richard Ireson (Axus) and Gilbert Wynne (Thara), assistant floor manager David Tilley, make-up designer Sylvia James, costume designer Bobi Bartlett and special sounds designer Brian Hodgson. Moderated by Toby Hadoke.

Second Time Around
Faced with William Hartnell’s deteriorating health but with a popular TV programme on their hands, the Doctor Who production team hit on the idea of ‘regenerating’ the show’s hero. This documentary looks back over Patrick Troughton’s tenure as the Second Doctor. 

Doctor Who Stories – Frazer Hines (Part 1) Actor Frazer Hines reminisces about his time on the series in an interview originally recorded in 2003 for the BBC’s The Story of Doctor Who. 

The Doctor’s Strange Love Writers Joseph Lidster and Simon Guerrier take an affectionate look at The Krotons.

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Commentary With actors Sophie Aldred (Ace), Jessica Martin (Mags) and Christopher Guard (Bellboy), writer Stephen Wyatt, script editor Andrew Cartmel and composer Mark Ayres. Moderated by Toby Hadoke.

The Show Must Go On Cast and crew look back on the making of this story.

Model Effects Unused model effects shots originally intended for the story.

The Psychic Circus A music video set to a song written by Christopher Guard and featuring vocals by Christopher Guard, Jessica Martin and TP McKenna. Produced by Mark Ayres.

‘Remembrance’ Demo Two scenes from Remembrance of the Daleks re-scored by Mark Ayres.

Tomorrow’s Times – The Seventh Doctor The on-going series looking at the press coverage of Doctor Who reaches the Sylvester McCoy era. Presented by Anneke Wills. 

Victoria Wood Doctor Who sketch from Victoria Wood – As Seen on TV.

Deleted and Extended Scenes

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With vision mixer Clive Doig, special sounds creator Brian Hodgson, make-up supervisor Sonia Markham and floor assistant David Tilley. Moderated by Mark Ayres

Episode 3 and 4 Reconstruction
Originally shot as a four-part story, the final two episodes of Planet of Giants were edited into a single episode for transmission. Using the original scripts, newly recorded dialogue and animation, this feature gives viewers and idea of how the original four-part version might have appeared. 

Doctor Who Stories – Suddenly Susan
Carole Ann Ford talks about her role as the Doctor’s granddaughter and the first companion in the TARDIS in this interview originally recorded for 2003’s The Story of Doctor Who.

Verity Lambert Tapes – Part Two Doctor Who’s original producer looks back on her time on the series in the second part of this interview recorded for The Story of Doctor Who.

Rediscovering The Urge to Live The team behind the reconstruction explain how it was put together 

Prop Design Plans (DVD-ROM only) 

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All releases also include: Radio Times Listings (DVD-ROM), Programme Subtitles, Production Information Subtitles, Photo Gallery, Coming Soon Trailer and Digitally remastered picture and sound quality.
Thanks to BBC Worldwide
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Series 6 in France, Netherlands and Belgium
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School Reunion audio commentary


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