Number of DVDs 1
DVD Number BBCDVD3002
Duration 100 minutes
Far in the distant future, Earth has become uninhabitable, forcing mankind to colonise first Mars, and then Pluto… No longer the coldest planet in the solar system, Pluto is now warmed by a series of artificial suns. But access to the sunlight is limited to a select few… The majority of the citizens of the vast Megropolis cities are being overworked and overtaxed by the ruling elite, led by the Gatherer, and the sinister Collector.
The Doctor, Leela and K9 arrive, and discover that all is not well on Pluto. The human population is being totally exploited, whilst deep in the Undercity, a small band of rebels seeks to overthrow the mysterious ‘Company’ that controls all aspects of everyday life.
As the situation gets more desperate, the Doctor is forced to fight the oppression of the evil corporate rulers of Pluto. And their taxes…!
- Commentary by Tom Baker, Louise Jameson and Michael Keating, director Pennant Roberts.
- ‘Running from the Tax Man’ a retrospective look At The making of the story and the science behind it. With actors Louise Jameson and Michael Keating, director Pennant Roberts, writer and historian Dominic Sandbrook and astronomer Marek Kukula.
- ‘The Doctor’s Composer – Part Two’ – the concluding part of the series looking At The career of prolific composer Dudley Simpson, covering his work on the show in the seventies.
- Photo Gallery – production, design and publicity photos from the story, set to the entirety of The Ballad of the Last Chance Saloon.
- Original BBC1 Trailer
- Coming Soon – a trailer for a forthcoming DVD release.
- Radio Times Listings in Adobe PDF format.
- Programme subtitles.