The Sun Makers

The Sun Makers DVD

Number of DVDs: 1
DVD Number: BBCDVD2955
Certification: U
Duration: 100 minutes


The TARDIS, along with The Doctor, Leela and K9, arrives on Pluto in the distant future. The time travelers discover the planet has a breathable atmosphere and enjoys heat from six small suns, but the humans who live there are taxed and exploited heavily for the privilege.

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Special Features

  • 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 careerof 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.

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