The Claws of Axos Special Edition DVD

The Claws of Axos Special EditionThe Claws of Axos Special Edition DVD


Number of DVDs: 2
DVD Number: BBCDVD3670
Certification: PG
Duration: 96 minutes
Release Date: 22 October 2012


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?

Episode entry

Special Features

The Claws of Axos Special Edition DVD has more special features than the previous DVD

Disc 1


Region 2 DVD

Commentary by Katy Manning (Jo Grant), Richard Franklin (Mike Yates) and Barry Letts (producer).

Production Subtitles

Subtitles provide the viewer with cast details, script development and other information related to the production of the Claws of Axos.

Deleted and Extended Scenes

The original edited-but-annotated version of the studio recording which is included on this new release in its entirety. Option to view with text commentary.

Easter Egg

Reverse Standards Conversion – The Axon Legacy.

Disc 2

Axon Stations!

Cast and crew look back at the making of the story. With actors Katy Manning (Jo Grant), Paul Grist (Bill Filer), Bernard Holley (Axos) and Derek Ware (Pigbin Josh), director Michael Ferguson, co-writer Bob Baker and script editor Terrance Dicks. (26’41” | 16:9 | 2012)

Now and then

A look at the locations used in The Claws of Axos, contrasting how they appeared in 1971 with how they are now. Narrated by Katy Manning. (6’36” | 4:3 | 2005)

Directing Who

Director Michael Ferguson recalls his work on The Claws of Axos. (14’45” | 4:3 | 2005)

Studio Recording

The entirety of the earliest surviving Doctor Who studio recording – complete with studio chatter, recording breaks and VT run-ups. (72’48” | 4:3)

Living with Levene

Intrepid comedian and Who fan Toby Hadoke heads to Salisbury to spend the weekend with one of Doctor Who’s most iconic and unusual actors. John Levene played Sergeant Benton on-screen for nearly a decade, but these days is a very enigmatic figure. Now Toby has 48 hours to really get to know the man and figure out what makes him tick. (35’11” | 16:9 | 2013)

Radio Times Listings

Episode listings about The Claws of Axos from Radio Times in Adobe PDF format for viewing on PC or Mac.

Photo Gallery

Production, design and publicity photos from the story, plus a peep inside the commentary booth. (10’57” | 4:3 | 2005)

Coming Soon

Preview for The Legacy Collection. (2’15” | 4:3)

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