New Beginnings DVD

New Beginnings DVD
New Beginnings DVD

Information

Number of DVDs: 3
DVD Number: BBCDVD1331
Certification: PG
Duration: 300 minutes
Release Date: 29 January 2007

Synopsis

Doctor Who – The Beginning box set includes the three Doctor Who adventures from the Master Trilogy (comprising of 12 episodes) plus lots of Extras, including:

The Keeper of Traken

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The Penultimate episode of Tom Bakers final season as The Doctor and the return of an old foe. Introducing Sarah Sutton as Nyssa.

The Doctor and Adric learn from the wizened Keeper of Traken that a great evil has come to his planet in the form of a Melkur – a calcified statue. The Keeper is nearing the end of his reign and seeks The Doctor’s help in preventing the evil from taking control of the bioelectronic Source that is the keystone of the Traken Union’s civilisation.

The Melkur, via various deceptions, becomes the next Keeper, hopes to use the Source’s power to regenerate himself.

Episode entry

Logopolis

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Tom Baker’s final story as The Doctor, and debut of Janet Fieldings appearance as Tegan

The Doctor takes Adric and a young air hostess named Tegan Jovanka, who has come aboard the TARDIS by accident, to the planet Logopolis, home of a race of mathematicians whose help he hopes to enlist in reconfiguring the outer shell of the TARDIS.

The mysterious, wraith-like Watcher brings Nyssa from Traken to join them and warns of impending danger – something that is borne out as The Master arrives and kills a number of the Logopolitans.

Episode entry

Castrovalva

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The newly regenerated Doctor escapes with his companions back to the TARDIS. Suffering from post-regeneration trauma, he only narrowly manages to save the ship from destruction as it plunges back to Event One, the hydrogen in-rush that preceded the creation of the universe.

He then seeks sanctuary in the peaceful domain of Castrovalva, only to discover that it is an illusory, dimensionally paradoxical trap set for him by The Master with the unwilling aid of a kidnapped Adric

Episode entry

Special Features

The Keeper of Traken

Commentary

Commentary by Anthony Ainley (Tremas), Matthew Waterhouse (Adric), Sarah Sutton (Nyssa), Johnny Byrne (writer).

Being Nice to Each Other

A documentary looking at the making of this story through the eyes of the cast and crew. Featuring actors Sarah Sutton, Sheila Ruskin, Geoffrey Beevers, director John Black, writer Johnny Byrne and script editor Christopher H. Bidmead. Narrated by George Williams. Produced by Paul Vanezis. (29’58” | 16:9 | 2007)

The Return of the Master

Geoffrey Beevers, Christopher H. Bidmead and John Black talk about how they realised the return of the Doctor’s arch-adversary. Produced by Paul Vanezis. (9’40” | 16:9 | 2007)

Sarah Sutton on Swap Shop

Noel Edmonds interviews Sarah Sutton, with questions phoned in from young viewers. (11’14” | 4:3 | 1981)

Trails and Continuities

TV trails and continuity announcements. (5’55” | 4:3 | 1981)

Photo Gallery

A selection of rare and previously unpublished photographs from the recording of this story. (8’23” | 4:3 | 2006)

Isolated Music

The option to listen to Roger Limb’s specially composed soundtrack on an isolated audio track.

The Doctor Who Annual 1982

In the 1960s, 1970s and early 1980s The Doctor Who Annual was published every year in time for the Christmas market, and made an excellent stocking-filler! Now many of the annuals are collectors items. The Doctor Who Annual from 1982 is presented on this DVD in its entirety.

Radio Times Billings

Episode listings for this story from the BBC magazine Radio Times in PDF format.

BBC Enterprises Literature

Selected literature produced by BBC Enterprises about Season 18 in PDF format.

Production Subtitles

Text commentary by Martin Wiggins providing cast details, script development and other information related to the production of this story.

Easter Egg

Anthony Ainley’s Farewell: a brief outtake from the video game ‘Destiny of the Doctors’. Let the credits play to the end during episode 4 and the egg will play automatically. (0’15” | 4:3 | 1997)

Logopolis

Commentary

Commentary by Tom Baker (The Doctor), Janet Fielding (Tegan), Christopher H. Bidmead (writer).

A New Body at Last

A documentary covering the transition from Tom Baker to Peter Davison. Featuring actors Tom Baker, Peter Davison, Matthew Waterhouse, Sarah Sutton and Adrian Gibbs, script editor Christopher H. Bidmead, directors Peter Moffatt and John Black. Narrated by Denis Lawson. Produced by Paul Vanezis. (50’20” | 16:9 | 2007)

Nationwide – Tom Baker

An interview with Tom Baker from the BBC news magazine show. (4’30” | 4:3 | 1980)

Nationwide – Peter Davison

An interview with Peter Davison on his forthcoming role as The Doctor. (3’40” | 4:3 | 1980)

Pebble Mill at One – Peter Davison

Peter Davison interviewed on the long-running BBC lunchtime show. (12’00” | 4:3 | 1980)

News Items

A selection of BBC News items, including reports on Tom Baker and Lalla Ward’s wedding, the announcement of Tom Baker’s departure and Peter Davison’s arrival. (1’55” | 4:3 | 1980)

Continuity

A selection of off-air continuity announcements. (2’23” | 4:3 | 1981)

Photo Gallery

A selection of rare and previously unpublished photographs from the recording of this story. (5’05” | 4:3 | 2006)

Isolated Music

The option to listen to Paddy Kingsland’s specially composed soundtrack on an isolated audio track.

The Doctor Who Annual 1982

In the 1960s, 1970s and early 1980s The Doctor Who Annual was published every year in time for the Christmas market, and made an excellent stocking-filler! Now many of the annuals are collectors items. The Doctor Who Annual from 1982 is presented on this DVD in its entirety.

Radio Times Billings

Illustrtions, articles and listings for this story from the BBC magazine Radio Times in PDF format.

BBC Enterprises Literature

Selected literature produced by BBC Enterprises about Season 18 in PDF format.

Production Subtitles

Text commentary by Martin Wiggins providing cast details, script development and other information related to the production of this story.

Commentary

Commentary by Peter Davison (The Doctor), Janet Fielding (Tegan), Fiona Cumming (director), Christopher H. Bidmead (writer).

Being Doctor Who

Peter Davison discusses his casting and time as the fifth Doctor. (13’29” | 16:9 | 2007)

Directing Who: Fiona Cumming

Fiona Cumming talks about directing Peter Davison’s debut story. (11’19” | 16:9 | 2007)

The Crowded TARDIS

By the end of Tom Baker’s tenure, the TARDIS crew had grown from the usual one companion to three. This featurette examines the reasons behind this change of direction. Featuring actors Tom Baker, Peter Davison and Sarah Sutton, director John Black and script editor Christopher H. Bidmead. Narrated by George Williams. Produced by Paul Vanezis. (11’25” | 16:9 | 2007)

Swap Shop – Peter Davison

Noel Edmonds interviews Peter Davison, with questions phoned in from young viewers. (20’40” | 4:3 | 1982)

Blue Peter – Peter Davison

Peter Davison interviewed on the popular children’s magazine show. (9’15” | 4:3 | 1981)

Deleted Scenes

Two deleted scenes from the story. (1’36” | 4:3 | 1982)

Continuities and Trailers

Continuity announcements and TV trailers for the story. (5’28” | 4:3 | 1982)

Theme Music Video

A brand new remix of Peter Howell’s version of the theme music for the series, exclusively remixed from the original multitrack master. Option to listen to the music in either stereo (default) or Dolby Digital 5.1 surround versions. (3’34” | 4:3 | 2007)

Photo Gallery

A selection of rare and previously unpublished photographs from the recording of this story. (5’19” | 4:3 | 2006)

Isolated Music

The option to listen to Paddy Kingsland’s specially composed soundtrack on an isolated audio track.

The Doctor Who Annual 1982

In the 1960s, 1970s and early 1980s The Doctor Who Annual was published every year in time for the Christmas market, and made an excellent stocking-filler! Now many of the annuals are collectors items. The Doctor Who Annual from 1982 is presented on this DVD in its entirety.

Radio Times Billings

Illustrations, articles and listings for this story from the BBC magazine Radio Times in PDF format.

BBC Enterprises Literature

Selected literature produced by BBC Enterprises about Season 19 in PDF format.

Production Subtitles

Text commentary by Martin Wiggins providing cast details, script development and other information related to the production of this story.

Easter Egg

Doctor Who On Parade. From the main menu screen, select The Doctor Who logo to the left of ‘Audio Options’. (0’33” | 4:3 | 1982)

Additional Special Features

The Star Man

An interview with title sequence designer Sid Sutton. Producer: Ed Stradling. Available on The Twin Dilemma. (6’05” | 4:3 | 2008)

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Reference

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