The Time Meddler
Number of DVDs: 1
DVD Number: BBCDVD2331
Duration: 100 minutes
Release Date: 4 Feb. 2008
The TARDIS lands on the Northumbrian coast, where new companion Steven discovers a Viking helmet and the Doctor deduces they must have arrived in the 11th century. Steven remains sceptical, especially when he and Vicki encounter what appears to be a Saxon hunter with a modern wristwatch. Investigating a nearby monastery, The Doctor discovers further anachronisms. Who is the mysterious monk observing the time travellers’ every move, and why is he so interested in the outcome of the Battle of Hastings?
- Commentary by actor Peter Purves, producer Verity Lambert, script or Donald Tosh and designer Barry Newbery..
- ‘Stripped for Action’, looks at the First Doctor’s comic strip adventures. It features interviews with artist Bill Mevin, comics historians Jeremy Bentham and John Ainsworth and former Doctor Who Magazine ors Gary Russell and Alan Barnes.
- ‘The Lost Twelve Seconds’uses an off air audio recording and the original script to place the missing twelve seconds of episode four in context within the story. The section was removed by overseas censors prior to recovery of the print.
- Restoration is a short featurette showing “before and after” examples of techniques used during the restoration of this story. There is also a production and publicity photos from the story.
- Picture Gallery
- Easter Egg
- Production notes
- Scene access