Penned by the authors of the famed sci-fi series’ fanzine collections, this entertaining combination of episode guides and essays is a must-have for all Doctor Who aficionados. The handbook explores all facets of the six most recent seasons, providing an essential companion for the show’s avid fans and casual viewers alike. The history of everything related to Doctor Who is touched upon, from Daleks and Cybermen to the eight Classic Series Doctors. Delving into a top-rated series that has made stars out of its actors, gained fame internationally, and encompasses the genres of horror, science fiction, comedy, action, and historical adventure, this all-inclusive guide also features behind-the-scenes tidbits and in-depth analyses of the series' latest installments.
The Tardis doors open while the ship is still in flight by accident. Although they have arrived back on Earth in the 1960s, a time they have been trying to return to since they all met, the travellers soon realise that something is very wrong. The Doctor, Ian, Barbara and Susan discover that they have all be reduced in size and the world they are now exploring has dangers at every turn... Special Features: Commentary with vision mixer Clive Doig, special sounds creator Brian Hodgson, make-up supervisor Sonia Markham and floor assistant David Tilley. Moderated by Mark Ayres. Episode 3 and 4 Reconstruction - Originally shot as a four-part story, the final two episodes of Planet of Giants were edited into a single episode for transmission. Using the original scripts, newly recorded dialogue and animation, this feature gives viewers and idea of how the original four-part version might have appeared. Rediscovering The Urge to Live - The team behind the reconstruction explain how it was put together. Suddenly Susan - Carole Ann Ford talks about her role as the Doctor's granddaughter and the first companion in the Tardis in this interview originally recorded for 2003's The Story of Doctor Who. The Lambert Tapes: The Doctor - Doctor Who's original producer looks back on her time on the series in the second part of this interview recorded for The Story of Doctor Who. Prop Design Plans (DVD-ROM only - to be viewed on PC/Mac) Radio Times Listings (DVD-ROM) Programme Subtitles Production Information Subtitles Photo Gallery Coming Soon Trailer Digitally remastered picture and sound quality
Doctor Who star Jon Pertwee is your host in this highly popular, light-hearted panel game which invites viewers to play detective - pitting their wits against a panel of celebrity sleuths to solve a fictitious murder mystery. Devised by comedians Jeremy Lloyd and Lance Percival, the show's brilliantly original formula presents short dramas laden with clues - and a few red herrings - to be pieced together by the panellists who, having grilled the 'suspects', point the accusing finger at the likely felon... As ever, lively repartee is the order of the day among a stellar guest panel that includes Honor Blackman, June Whitfield, Richard O'Sullivan, Sheila Hancock, Patrick Mower, Rodney Bewes, Yootha Joyce and Brian Murphy.
Doctor Who star Jon Pertwee is your host in this highly popular, light-hearted panel game which invites viewers to play detective – pitting their wits against a panel of celebrity sleuths to solve a fictitious murder mystery. Devised by comedians Jeremy Lloyd and Lance Percival, the show's brilliantly original formula presents short dramas laden with clues – and a few red herrings – to be pieced together by the panellists who, having grilled the suspects, point the accusing finger at the likely felon... The star-studded guest panel for this volume includes Mollie Sugden, June Whitfield, Joanna Lumley, Bill Maynard, Magnus Pyke, Rodney Bewes, Diana Coupland, Nerys Hughes and Victor Spinetti – alongside series regulars Liza Goddard and Patrick Mower.
Doctor Who star Jon Pertwee is your host in this highly popular, light-hearted panel game which invites viewers to play detective – pitting their wits against a panel of celebrity sleuths to solve a fictitious murder mystery. Devised by comedians Jeremy Lloyd and Lance Percival, the show's brilliantly original formula presents short dramas laden with clues – and a few red herrings – to be pieced together by the panellists who, having grilled the suspects, point the accusing finger at the likely felon... A star-studded guest panel for this volume includes Prunella Scales, Liza Goddard, Terry Wogan, Dr Magnus Pyke, Alfred Marks, Patrick Mower and Jimmy Jewel; Tony Anholt, Kate O'Mara, Josephine Tewson, Simon Oates, Nicholas Courtney and Denis Lill feature among the casts.
Doctor Who star Jon Pertwee is your host in this highly popular, light-hearted panel game where viewers are invited to play detective pitting their wits against a panel of celebrities to solve a fictitious murder mystery. The show's brilliantly original formula, devised by comedians Lance Percival and Jeremy Lloyd, presents short dramas laden with clues and red herrings to be pieced together by the celebrity panellists, who then question the characters involved and finally point the finger at the most likely suspect. Lively repartee is the order of the day, and joining Pertwee and his regular panellists Patrick Mower and Anouska Hempel in this third series is a veritable who's who of 1970s television: Honor Blackman, Diana Dors, Richard O Sullivan, Paula Wilcox, Magnus Pyke, Jackie Collins, Wendy Craig, Liver Birds Polly James and Nerys Hughes, Derek Nimmo and Bond girl Julie Ege are among the guests trying to track down whodunnit. Also included is A Piece of Cake, a special Christmas mystery from 1974.
Donald Burton, Frederick Jaeger, Peter Vaughan and Ewen Solon star in this six part adventure series, written by Doctor Who scripter Don Houghton and aimed at a teenage audience. The Doombolt Chase combines science fiction and naval intrigue with location filming, authentic action scenes and a constantly surprising plot. First screened in 1978 and produced by HTV – the independent company known for several memorably successful children’s series, including Arthur of the Britons, Sky and King of the Castle – The Doombolt Chase is available here for the first time in any format. The episodes in this release have been newly transferred from the original film materials, although some viewers may notice some slight picture instability in Episode One. When Commander David Wheeler is arrested for a seemingly motiveless attack on a mysterious vessel, his son Richard, along with friends Lucy and Peter, embark on a search for the secret information that might clear his name – becoming entangled in an intrigue of codes, espionage and a fearsome new weapon under the sea.
One of the most iconic masterpieces in cinema history, Robert Wiene's Das Cabinet des Dr. Caligari shook filmgoers worldwide and changed the direction of the art form. Now presented in a definitive restoration, the film's chilling, radically expressionist vision is set to grip viewers again. At a local carnival in a small German town, hypnotist Dr. Caligari presents the somnambulist Cesare, who can purportedly predict the future of curious fairgoers. But at night, the doctor wakes Cesare from his sleep to enact his evil bidding...Incalculably influential, the film's nightmarishly jagged sets, sinister atmospheric and psychological emphasis left an immediate impact in its wake (horror, film noir, and gothic cinema would all be shaped directly by it). But this diabolical tale nevertheless stands alone - now more mesmerising than ever in this new Dual-Format special edition. Special Features: Brand new and exclusive audio commentary by historian David Kalat Caligari: The Birth of Horror in the First World War - a new 52-minute documentary on the cultural and historical context of the film You Must Become Caligari - a new video essay by David Cairns On The Restoration - three short video pieces on the film's restoration Theatrical trailer for 2014 reissue Plus: A 56-page booklet with new writing, reprints and rare archival imagery
In 1820, The Bright Star, a merchant ship captained by Charles Bulman, is wrecked off the North African coast. Charles is believed to have perished at sea; it is rumoured he sunk his ship for the insurance. Bulman’s wife Emma and twelve-year-old son Dominic are left destitute in London. They are forced to sell the family’s Greenwich home, and travel to Yorkshire, where they eventually open a guesthouse along with the kindly, if frequently inebriated, William Woodcock, who had served under Charles at the Battle of Trafalgar.But unbeknown to Emma and Dominic, Captain Bulman is alive – and while they struggle to make ends meet in England, he is using all his strength and determination to fight his way back to them, enduring imprisonment, slavery, villainous bandits, and deadly sword and musket fights.This epic adventure of separation and survival captivated viewers of all ages, and features a luminary cast that includes Richard Todd (The Dam Busters) as Captain Bulman, Brian Blessed (Z-Cars) as William Woodcock, Julian Glover (Doctor Who) as Mr. Jackson and Hildegard Neil (A Touch of Class) as Emma. Dominic is played by Murray Dale (son of Carry On star Jim Dale). Among the scriptwriters is award-winning children’s author Penelope Lively, while Emmy award winner Terence Williams (Hadleigh) is among the producers.All thirteen episodes of this series were originally screened in 1974. A sequel, Dominic, followed in 1976.