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Number of DVDs 2
DVD Number BBCDVD3135
Certification PG
Duration 150 minutes

Synopsis

Spearhead From Space

Spearhead from Space

The Doctor is exiled to Earth in the late 20th Century by his own people – the Time Lords. The newly regenerated Doctor finds himself in Oxley Woods alongside a shower of mysterious meteorites.

Investigating these unusual occurrences is the newly-formed United Nations Intelligence Taskfoce led by Brigadier Alistair Gordon Lethbridge-Stewart. UNIT are soon called into action when people and meteorites start going missing but puzzling of all is the attempted kidnapping of a strange hospital patient – a man with two hearts, who insists that he knows the Brigadier… The new Doctor soon joins forces with his old friends, UNIT and the recently recruited Dr Liz Shaw, but time is running out.

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Terror of the Autons

Terror of the Autons

The Master arrives on Earth in his TARDIS, camouflaging it as a horse box in a Circus. He immediately contacts the Nestenes and assists them in mounting a second invasion of Earth. The Doctor and his new assistant, Jo Grant, have to tackle the Autons, the Master and a large number of deadly daffodils.

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Special Features

Spearhead From Space

  • Commentary by actors Caroline John and Nicholas Courtney and another with producer Derrick Sherwin and script editor Terrance Dicks.
  • ‘Down to Earth’“ Cast and crew look back At The making of this story and how a strike At The BBC studios inadvertently created the only classic series story to be made entirely on film. With actor Jon Pertwee, producers Derrick Sherwin and Barry Letts, script editor Terrance Dicks, costume designer Christine Rawlins and assistant script editor (and inadvertent Auton actor) Robin Squire. Narrated by Carl Kennedy.
  • ‘Regenerations’– From Black and White to Colour“ ‘Spearhead from Space’ marked not only the arrival of a new Doctor but also the transition from black and white to colour. This documentary looks At The challenges faced by programme makers during this period.
  • ‘UNIT Recruitment Film’(dur. 4′ 48″)“ a spoof army recruitment film put together for BBC transmission during Doctor Who’s 30th anniversary celebrations in 1993.
  • Trailers;“ two trailers for the 1999 BBC2 transmission of the story and for ‘Doctor Who Night’from the same year.
  • Photo Gallery
  • Coming Soon trailers.
  • Radio Times Listings in Adobe PDF format.

Terror of the Autons

  • ‘Life on Earth’“ In this documentary, cast and crew look back At The making of the story and the differences in the way Doctor Who was made in the seventies compared to now.
  • ‘The Doctor’s Moriarty’“ with the introduction of the Master, the Doctor now had his very own Moriarty, who would be the dark figure behind every story in season eight, and many more beyond that. This featurette discusses the enduring appeal of the character.
  • ‘Plastic Fantastic’“ how did the writers of Doctor Who and other programmes take something as everyday as plastic and turn it against us?
  • Photo Gallery
  • Coming Soon trailer.
  • Radio Times Listings and promotional material in Adobe PDF format.

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