Doctor Who - New Beginnings (The Keeper of Traken/Logopolis/Castrovalva)

Release Date: 29 January 2007 | Certificate: Suitable for 12 years and over
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This cracking three-disc DVD boxset comprises 'The Keeper of Traken', 'Logopolis' and 'Castrovalva' - adventures that saw both the return of the Doctor's arch-enemy Master, plus the transition from Tom Baker's Doctor to Peter Davison's. Prepare for not one but two new companions, killer statues, the slow destruction of the Universe, cunning disguises, big beards, recursive occlusion and stick-on celery. What a combination! Packed with more special features than the good Doctor could fit in the Tardis this one is a right little belter!

  • The Keeper Of Traken:
    Commentary from actors Anthony Ainley, Matthew Waterhouse and Sarah Sutton, plus writer Johnny Byrne
    Being Nice to Each Other (30 mins) - a new 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
    The Return of the Master (9mins approx') - Geoffrey Beevers, Christopher H. Bidmead and John Black talk about how they realised the return of the Doctor's arch-adversary
    Sarah Sutton on Swap Shop - Noel Edmonds interviews Sarah Sutton, with questions phoned in from young viewers (11 mins)
  • Logopolis:
    Commentary from actors Tom Baker and Janet Fielding, plus writer Christopher H. Bidmead
    A New Body at Last - a new 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 (50 mins)
    Nationwide - Tom Baker - an interview with Tom Baker from the BBC news magazine show
    Nationwide - Peter Davison - an interview with Peter Davison on his forthcoming role as the Doctor
    Pebble Mill at One - Peter Davison - Peter Davison interviewed on the long-running BBC lunchtime show (12 mins)
    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
  • Castrovalva:
    Commentary from actors Peter Davison and Janet Fielding, plus director Fiona Cumming and writer Christopher H. Bidmead
    Being Doctor Who - Peter Davison discusses his casting and time as the Fifth Doctor (13 mins)
    Directing Castrovalva - Fiona Cumming talks about directing Peter Davison's debut story (11 mins)
    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
    (11 mins)
    Blue Peter - Peter Davison - Peter Davison interviewed on the popular children's magazine show
    Swap Shop - Peter Davison - Noel Edmonds interviews Peter Davison, with questions phoned in from young viewers (20 mins)
    Deleted Scenes- two deleted scenes from the story
    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
Release Date: 29 January 2007
Certificate: 12 - Suitable for Persons Aged 12 or Over

Region 2
Screen Fullscreen 4:3
Languages English
Duration 5 hours (approx)


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Catalogue No: BBCDVD1331