The Ark

The Ark DVD

Number of DVDs: 1
DVD Number: BBCDVD2957
Certification: PG
Duration: 98 minutes


The TARDIS arrives some ten million years in the future on a giant spaceship carrying all the Earth’s surviving plant, animal and human life (much of it miniaturised and in suspended animation) on a 700 year voyage to a new home on the planet Refusis II. Dodo is suffering from a cold – an unknown affliciation in this era – and as the human Guardians of the ship and their servant race the Monoids have no resistance, a plague breaks out.

The Guardians place the travellers on trial and Steven is forced to defend them against allegations that they spread the disease deliberately. Fortunately, The Doctor finds a cure. The TARDIS leaves the spaceship, which Dodo has nicknamed the Ark, only to arrive back there as it is approaching the end of its voyage. Partly as a result of the earlier plague, the Monoids have now grown strong and enslaved the humans.

they plan to make Refusis II their own but, with the help of the invisible Refusians, The Doctor is able to persuade the two races to live together in peace.

Episode entry

Special Features

  • Commentary by Peter Purves (Steven), Michael Imison (director), and Toby Hadoke (Moths Ate My Doctor Who Scarf)
  • All’s Wells That Ends Wells A new documentary exploring the influence of H. G. Wells on Doctor Who
  • One Hit Wonder What gives a monster staying power?
  • Riverside Story Peter Purves returns to Riverside Studios, Hammersmith, home to numerous 1960s Doctor Who stories
  • Radio Times Billings (PDF DVD-ROM – PC/Mac)
  • Production Information Subtitles
  • Programme Subtitles
  • Photo Gallery
  • Coming Soon Trailer

more covers

Region one coverRegion four cover


First Doctor page | Dodo page | Steven page | BBC DVD Index page | Go back home

Buy From

Square 130x126Square 130x126

Top of page

error: Content is protected
Skip to content