The Invasion of Time DVD

The Invasion of Time


Number of DVDs: 2
DVD Number: BBCDVD2586
Certification: PG
Duration: 150 minutes


The Doctor is behaving oddly, having clandestine meetings with a race known as the Vardans who can travel via the power of thought. Leela is concerned – and she worries further when she learns that K9 has been instructed to shoot her if she attempts to interfere. Returning home to Gallifrey, The Doctor demands to take over as Lord President of the High Council of Time Lords. With no-one able to dispute his claim, he is inducted and begins a systematic purge of Time Lord society, expelling many high ranking officials – and Leela – to the wastes of Outer Gallifrey. It seems that The Doctor has joined forces with the Vardans, and is helping in their attempted conquest of Gallifrey out of revenge for his treatment at the hands of previous High Councils. The Vardans want the secrets of time travel and with only his old teacher, Cardinal Borusa, at his side, The Doctor appears to be granting them their wish. But not everything is exactly what it seems. The Doctor has an agenda hidden from the Vardans – and They in turn have a far darker one hidden from him.

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Special Features

  • Commentary by Louise Jameson (Leela), John Leeson (K-9), Anthony Read (Writer) and Mat Irvine (Visual Effects Designer)
  • Out of Time‘: The cast and crew look back at the making of this story, featuring Chris Tranchell (Andred), Milton Johns (Castellan Kelner) and Colin Mapson (Visual Effects Designer)
  • ‘The Rise and Fall of Gallifrey’: A look at how the portrayal of the Time Lords and their home planet has changed over the years
  • ‘The Elusive David Agnew’: Script ors Terrance Dicks and Anthony Read try to find out who really wrote The Invasion of Time
  • Deleted Scenes From the film sequences for Parts Five and Six
  • Optional CGI Effects
  • Continuity BBC1 continuity announcements from 1978
  • Radio Times Billings Listings from Radio Times (PDF DVD-ROM)
  • Photo Gallery
  • Coming Soon Trailer
  • Production Information Subtitles
  • Digitally remastered picture and sound quality

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