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Doctor Who: The Time Warrior and The Key To Time in September - UPDATED with extras

2Entertain announced two further titles in this year's Classic Who release schedule. September 3rd will see the Jon Pertwee four-parter The Time Warrior hit the shelves, followed on the 24th by the season-spanning The Key To Time starring Tom Baker.

The Time Warrior was the first story of Doctor Who's eleventh season, first broadcast over the Christmas period in 1974, and saw the introduction of Elisabeth Sladen as one of the Doctor's most popular companions Sarah Jane Smith. The intrepid journalist becomes embroiled in the Doctor's adventures when she investigates strange goings-on at a local research centre. Before she knows it, she finds herself back in the middle ages and having to come to terms with not only the white haired chap who can travel through time and space, but an aggressive Sontaran called Linx and the aggressive medieval robber baron going by the name Irongron.

UPDATE - extras for this title have now been announced by the Restoration Team and are as follows:

  • Commentary with actress Elisabeth Sladen, producer Barry Letts and script editor Terrance Dicks
  • Beginning the End (30'13) in which cast and crew talk about the making of this story, partially shot on location at Peckforton Castle. With actors Elisabeth Sladen, Donald Pelmear and Jeremy Bulloch, producer Barry Letts, script editor Terrance Dicks and designer Keith Cheetham. Narrated by Simon Ockenden.
  • Trails and Continuity (1' 08") - BBC1 trails and continuity, recreated from off-air home audio recordings.
  • CGI Effects - view the story with optional new video effects.
  • 1974 Doctor Who Annual - in Adobe pdf format for viewing on PC or Mac.
  • Photo Gallery
  • Coming Soon Trailer
  • Radio Times Listings - in pdf format
  • Easter Eggs


  • The Key To Time, first shown in 1978-9, has been one of the most eagerly-awaited Who releases so far (as well as one of the most rumoured!) Already available on Region One with an inferior picture quality and few extras, it now comes to Region Two with an extraordinary array of supplementary material. Spanning all six stories of the sixteenth season, the epic follows the attempt by the Fourth Doctor and his new companion, the imperious Time Lady Romana (Mary Tamm), in their quest to track down the six pieces of the eponymous key, a device of unimaginable power. Featuring amongst other delights Douglas Adams's debut script The Pirate Planet, a spoof of The Prisoner of Zenda in The Androids of Tara and the series's 100th story The Stones of Blood this release promises to be a highlight of the year.

    UPDATE - details have now been released as to the extras to be included in this box set. Each story is being fully complemented, and taken together represents by far the most ambitious and extensive release thus far for the Classic Who range.

    The Ribos Operation

  • Commentary with Tom Baker and Mary Tamm.
  • A Matter of Time - the flagship documentary of this box set explores Graham Williams' three year tenure as Doctor Who's producer.
  • The Ribos File - cast and crew look back at the making of this story.
  • Continuities - off-air continuity links from the story's original BBC1 transmission.
  • Season 16 Trailer.
  • Photo Gallery.
  • Coming Soon.
  • Radio Times Listings.
  • Programme subtitles.
    Subtitle Production Notes.


    The Pirate Planet:

  • Commentary 1 - With Bruce Purchase and director Pennant Roberts
  • Commentary 2 -With Tom Baker, Mary Tamm and script editor Anthony Read.
  • Parrot Fashion - cast and crew look back at the making of this story.
  • Film Inserts, Deleted Scenes and Outtakes - a collection of extra material from the story's production.
  • Weird Science - a spoof seventies schools science show looks at some the science seen in 'The Key to Time'.
  • Continuities - off-air continuity links from the story's original BBC1 transmission.
  • Photo Gallery.
  • Coming Soon.
  • Radio Times Listings.
  • Programme subtitles.
    Subtitle Production Notes.


  • The Stones of Blood

  • Commentary 1 - With Mary Tamm and director Darrol Blake.
  • Commentary 2 - With Tom Baker, Mary Tamm, Susan Engel and writer David Fisher.
  • Getting Blood from the Stones - cast and crew look back at the making of this story.
  • Hammer Horror - looks at the influences of horror films on Doctor Who stories down the years.
  • Stones Free - Mary Tamm visits the Rollright Stones location used in the story to meet local experts on this ancient stone circle.
  • Deleted Scenes - deleted scenes from episode two.
  • Continuities - off-air continuity links from the story's original BBC1 transmission.
  • Model World - an excerpt from The Model World of Robert Symes looks at the model work for this story, with designer Mat Irvine.
  • Blue Peter - the famous children's show looks back at the history of Doctor Who on the show's fifteen anniversary.
  • Nationwide - the BBC1 news magazine programme looks back on 15 years of Doctor Who.
  • Photo Gallery.
  • Coming Soon.
  • Radio Times Listings.
  • Programme subtitles.
  • Subtitle Production Notes.


  • The Androids of Tara

  • Commentary - With Tom Baker, Mary Tamm and director Michael Hayes.
  • The Humans of Tara - cast and crew look back at the making of this story.
  • Now and Then - The Androids of Tara - comparing and contrasting present day locations as they are now with how they appeared in the story.
  • Double Trouble - a brief history of 'doubles' in Doctor Who.
  • Photo Gallery.
  • Coming Soon.
  • Radio Times Listings.
  • Programme subtitles.
  • Subtitle Production Notes.


  • The Power of Kroll

  • Commentary - With Tom Baker and John Leeson.
  • In Studio - a fascinating glimpse inside the studio recording of the story, recovered from timecoded monochrome production recordings.
  • Variations - a BBC local news programme visits the story location during filming.
  • There's Something About Mary - Mary Tamm looks back at her single-season starring role as the Doctor's companion.
  • Philip Madoc - A Villain for All Seasons - a retrospective of actor Philip Madoc's numerous roles as a Doctor Who villain down the years.
  • Continuities - off-air continuity links from the story's original BBC1 transmission.
  • Photo Gallery - design, production and publicity stills for the story.
  • Coming Soon.
  • Radio Times Listings.
  • Programme subtitles.
    Subtitle Production Notes.


  • The Armageddon Factor

    Disc 1

  • Commentary 1 -With Mary Tamm, John Woodvine and director Michael Hayes.
  • Commentary 2 - With Tom Baker, Mary Tamm and John Leeson.
  • Coming Soon.
  • 1979 Doctor Who Annual.
  • Radio Times Listings.
  • Programme subtitles.
    Subtitle Production Notes.


  • Disc 2

  • Defining Shadows - cast and crew look back at the making of this story.
  • Alternative / Extended Scene - taken from a timecoded monochrome studio recording.
  • Directing Who - Michael Hayes looks back on his directing career on Doctor Who.
  • Rogue Time Lords - a potted history of errant Time Lords.
  • Pebble Mill at One - Tom Baker interviewed on the long-running lunchtime magazine show in 1978.
  • Radiophonic Feature - a Pebble Mill at One interview with Dick Mills and Brian Hodgson looking at Radiophonic music and effects in Doctor Who.
  • The New Sound of Music - sound effects supremo Dick Mills talks about creating a Doctor Who sound effects in this extract.
  • Merry Christmas, Doctor Who- a special Christmas sketch, recorded on the set of 'The Armageddon Factor' for the BBC Christmas Tape that year.
  • Continuities - off-air continuity links from the story's original BBC1 transmission.
  • Photo Gallery.
  • Late Night Story - Tom Baker reads five spine-chilling stories from this 1978 series - The Photograph, The Emissary, Nursery Tea, The End of the Party and Sredni Vashtar.
  • Easter Egg.


  • In addition to the above announcements, it seems almost certain that the Tom Baker-starring Destiny of the Daleks from 1979 will be the Classic Who release in November.

    Last updated: 23/06/2018 03:29:10

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