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Commentary CDs

These Commentary CDs can be enjoyed on their own or played in conjunction with the official BBC DVD release. They contain no BBC copyrighted elements and do not feature audio from the episodes themselves.

 

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Adventures in Space Commentary CD

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From its inception in 1963, Doctor Who’s unique format allowed adventures not only in the modern age, but also the chance for audiences to be transported back in time to iconic periods of history, or flung forward and out into the furthermost reaches of space and all the weird and wonderful worlds of the galaxy and beyond.

 

Adventures In Space contains commentaries for individual episodes from some of Doctor Who’s galactic escapes starring William Hartnell, including The Keys of Marinus, The Web Planet, The Space Museum and The Savages.

 

THE KEYS OF MARINUS: Martin Cort & Peter Stenson

THE CENTRE: Maureen O'Brien, Richard Martin & Clive Doig

THE DIMENSIONS OF TIME: Jeremy Bulloch & Peter Craze

THE FINAL PHASE: Jeremy Bulloch & Peter Craze

THE SAVAGES 1: Kay Patrick & Peter Thomas

Bonus Interview with Michael E Briant

 

Moderated by actor, comedian and cult television enthusiast Toby Hadoke, this release features Maureen O’Brien, Jeremy Bulloch, Martin Cort, Peter Stenson, Peter Thomas, Kay Patrick, Peter Craze, Richard Martin, Clive Doig and Michael E. Briant.

These CDs can be enjoyed on their own or played in conjunction with the official BBC DVD release.

These commentaries contain no BBC copyrighted elements and do not feature audio from the episodes themselves.

 Running Time: 125 minutes          Two Audio CDs

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Adventures in Time Commentary CD

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From its inception in 1963, Doctor Who’s unique format allowed adventures not only in the modern age, but also the chance for audiences to be transported back in time to iconic periods of history, or flung forward and out into the furthermost reaches of space and all the weird and wonderful worlds of the galaxy and beyond.

 

Adventures In Time contains commentaries for individual episodes from some of Doctor Who’s historical escapes starring William Hartnell, including The Aztecs, The Romans and The Crusade.

 

Moderated by actor, comedian and cult television enthusiast Toby Hadoke, this release features Maureen O’Brien, William Russell, Julian Glover, Petra Markham, George Little, Ian Cullen, Clive Doig, Brian Hodgson and Kay Patrick.

 

These CDs can be enjoyed on their own or played in conjunction with the official BBC DVD release.

 

THE WARRIORS OF DEATH: Ian Cullen

ALL ROADS LEAD TO ROME: Maureen O'Brien & Clive Doig

CONSPIRACY: Kay Patrick

THE LION: Julian Glover & Brian Hodgson

THE WHEEL OF FORTUNE: Petra Markham & George Little

Bonus Interview with William Russell and Clive Doig

 

These commentaries contain no BBC copyrighted elements and do not feature audio from the episodes themselves.

Running Time: 125 minutes Two Audio CDs

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An Unearthly Child Commentary CD

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On Saturday 23rd November 1963, on BBC 1, a television legend was born.

 

The opening episode of Doctor Who was transmitted, and for the next month the mysterious traveller in time and space embarked upon his first adventure with granddaughter Susan, and reluctant companions Ian and Barbara, as the foursome faced the perils of the stone age.

 

For the very first time, presented here are commentaries for all four episodes of Doctor Who's opening story, as well as the original unbroadcast pilot episode.

 

Moderated by actor, comedian and cult television enthusiast Toby Hadoke, this release features William Russell (Ian Chesterton), Jeremy Young (Kal), Waris Hussein (Director), Brian Hodgson (Special Sound) and Clive Doig (Vision Mixer).

 

These CDs can be enjoyed on their own or played in conjunction with the official BBC DVD release.

 

This commentary contain no BBC copyrighted elements and do not feature audio from the episodes themselves. 

ISBN: 978-1-78196-278-7 Running Time: 140 minutes Two Audio CDs

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Cyber 60s Commentary CD

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The Cybermen first marched onto British television in October 1966 and have remained one of Doctor Who’s most formidable and feared foes ever since.

 

Presented here are commentaries for episodes from the Patrick Troughton serials The Tomb of the Cybermen, The Wheel in Space and The Invasion.

 

Moderated by Toby Hadoke and Paul W.T. Ballard, this release features Wendy Padbury (Zoe), Michael Kilgarriff (Cyber Controller), Sally Faulkner (Isobel), Sylvia James (Make-Up), Roger Bunce (Cameraman) and Marcia Wheeler (Assistant Floor Manager).

 

THE TOMB OF THE CYBERMEN – EPISODE THREE:

Michael Kilgarriff & Roger Bunce

THE TOMB OF THE CYBERMEN – EPISODE FOUR:

Michael Kilgarriff & Roger Bunce

THE WHEEL IN SPACE – EPISODE THREE:

Marcia Wheeler & Sylvia James

THE WHEEL IN SPACE – EPISODE SIX:

Wendy Padbury & Sylvia James

THE INVASION – EPISODE TWO:

Wendy Padbury, Sally Faulkner & Sylvia James

THE INVASION – EPISODE EIGHT: 

Wendy Padbury, Sally Faulkner & Sylvia James

 

These CDs can be enjoyed on their own or played in conjunction with the official BBC DVD release.

 

This commentary contain no BBC copyrighted elements and do not feature audio from the episodes themselves.

Running Time: 125 minutes Two Audio CDs

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Day of Armageddon Commentary CD

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Owing to BBC policy in the 1960’s and 70’s, a vast number of television programmes were wiped, thought never to be seen again. Thanks to some fantastic finds, slowly, but surely, episodes of long lost classics have been returned, including many editions of Doctor Who.

 

This release provides commentaries for some of the “orphaned” William Hartnell episodes of Doctor Who (where the story longer exists in its entirety) covering the recently returned Galaxy 4 episode Airlock, three episodes of The Daleks’ Master Plan and the final episode of The Celestial Toymaker.

 

Moderated by actor, comedian and cult television enthusiast Toby Hadoke, this release features Peter Purves (Steven Taylor), David Graham (Dalek Voices), Donald Tosh (Script Editor), Brian Hodgson (Special Sound), Clive Doig (Vision Mixer) and a special bonus interview with Mission To The Unknown star Jeremy Young.

 

GALAXY FOUR - AIRLOCK: Donald Tosh, Clive Doig & Brian Hodgson

THE DALEKS' MASTER PLAN - DAY OF ARMAGEDDON:

Donald Tosh & Brian Hodgson

THE DALEKS' MASTER PLAN - COUNTER PLOT:

Peter Purves & David Graham

THE DALEKS' MASTER PLAN - ESCAPE SWITCH:

Peter Purves & David Graham

THE CELESTIAL TOYMAKER - THE FINAL TEST: Peter Purves

Bonus Interview: Jeremy Young

 

These CDs can be enjoyed on their own or played in conjunction with the official BBC DVD release.

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Green Death Commentary CD

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The Green Death, or "the one with the maggots" as it has affectionately become known, marked the end of the UNIT family, as Jo Grant was written out of the series.

 

With ecological issues mixed up with some good old fashioned Doctor Who peril, this story remains one of the most popular Jon Pertwee stories.

 

Moderated by actor, comedian and cult television enthusiast Toby Hadoke, this release features Katy Manning (Jo Grant), Richard Franklin (Captain Yates), John Levene (Sgt Benton), Stewart Bevan (Professor Jones), Mitzi McKenzie (Nancy) and Michael E.Briant (Director).

 

These CDs can be enjoyed on their own or played in conjunction with the official BBC DVD release.

 

Episode One: Katy Manning & Stewart Bevan

Episode Two: Michael E.Briant

Episode Three: John Levene & Mitzi McKenzie

Episode Four: Richard Franklin & Michael E.Briant

Episode Five: Katy Manning & Stewart Bevan

Episode Six: Richard Franklin, John Levene & Mitzi McKenzie

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Remembrance of the Daleks Commentary CD

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Remembrance of the Daleks opened Doctor Who's 25th anniversary in great style in 1988. Explosive, action packed, and at last proving that Daleks can go upstairs, it remains a favourite to this day.

 

In celebration of this classic serial, members of the cast and crew reunite to share their memories and experiences of working on the show in six new commentaries, including alternative tracks for episodes one and three.

 

Moderated by actor, comedian and cult television enthusiast Toby Hadoke, this release features Pamela Salem (Rachel), Simon Williams (Gilmore), Karen Gledhill (Allison), Andrew Cartmel (Script Editor), and Andrew Morgan (Director).

 

These CDs can be enjoyed on their own or played in conjunction with the official BBC DVD release.

EPISODE ONE: Karen Gledhill & Andrew Cartmel 

Alternative EPISODE ONE: Simon Williams

EPISODE TWO: Simon Williams & Andrew Morgan

EPISODE THREE: Karen Gledhill & Andrew Cartmel

Alternative EPISODE THREE: Pamela Salem & Karen Gledhill

EPISODE FOUR: Pamela Salem & Andrew Morgan

 

These commentaries contain no BBC copyrighted elements and do not feature audio from the episodes themselves.

Running Time: 125 minutes Two Audio CDs

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The Claws of Axos Commentary CD

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The Claws of Axos was part of Doctor Who’s eight season, broadcast in 1971. With the Third Doctor and his UNIT family firmly established battling the evil machinations of The Master, The Claws of Axos is a colourful and explosive tale.

 

More than forty years on, cast and crew from the serial reunite for these special new commentaries on all four episodes, including an alternative track for the last episode.

 

Moderated by actor, comedian and cult television enthusiast Toby Hadoke, this release features Katy Manning (Jo Grant), Richard Franklin (Captain Yates), John Levene (Sergeant Benton), Bernard Holley (Axon Man), Bob Baker (Writer), Terrance Dicks (Script Editor) and Michael Ferguson (Director).

 

These CDs can be enjoyed on their own or played in conjunction with the official BBC DVD release.

 

EPISODE ONE: Terrance Dicks & Bob Baker

EPISODE TWO: Bernard Holley & Bob Baker

EPISODE THREE: Katy Manning & Bernard Holley

EPISODE FOUR: Katy Manning & Bernard Holley

ALTERNATIVE EPISODE FOUR: Richard Franklin & Michael Ferguson

 

These commentaries contain no BBC copyrighted elements and do not feature audio from the episodes themselves.

Running Time: 125 minutes Two Audio CDs

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The Daemons Commentary CD

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The Daemons has long been a favourite of both the production team and Doctor Who fans alike. Featuring Jon Pertwee in the title role, with full support from the UNIT team and a formidable foe in the form of The Master, there are few stories which encapsulate an era so completely.

 

Now on the occasion of the serial’s 45th anniversary, members of the cast and crew reunite to share their memories and experiences of working on the show in five brand new commentaries, with a bonus alternative track for episode two.

 

Moderated by actor, comedian and cult television enthusiast Toby Hadoke, this release features Katy Manning (Jo Grant), John Levene (Sgt Benton), David Simeon (Alastair Fergus), John Owens (Thorpe), Alec Linstead (Sgt Osgood), Terrance Dicks (Script Editor) and Sue Upton (Director’s Assistant).

 

EPISODE ONE: Katy Manning & David Simeon

EPISODE TWO: Terrance Dicks & Sue Upton

Alternative EPISODE TWO: John Levene

EPISODE THREE: John Owens & Alec Linstead

EPISODE FOUR: Katy Manning, John Owens & Alec Linstead 

EPISODE FIVE: Katy Manning, Terrance Dicks & Sue Upton

 

These CDs can be enjoyed on their own or played in conjunction with the official BBC DVD release.

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The Enemy of the World Commentary CD

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Thought lost for 45 years, tapes of the 1967 Doctor Who story The Enemy of the World were discovered in Africa, and returned in 2013. Now, for the first time, the cast and crew involved in the production reflect on these episodes in six brand new commentaries.

 

Moderated by comedian and cult television expert Toby Hadoke, this release features Deborah Watling

(Victoria Waterfield), Mary Peach (Astrid Ferrier), Carmen Munroe (Fariah), Milton Johns (Benik),

Bill Lyons (Guard on Denes) and Sylvia James (Make-Up).

 

These CDs can be enjoyed on their own or played in conjunction with the official BBC DVD release.

 

EPISODE ONE: Deborah Watling

EPISODE TWO: Mary Peach

EPISODE THREE: Carmen Munroe & Bill Lyons

EPISODE FOUR: Carmen Munroe

EPISODE FIVE: Milton Johns & Mary Peach

EPISODE SIX: Milton Johns & Sylvia James

Moderated by Toby Hadoke

 

These commentaries contain no BBC copyrighted elements and do not feature audio from the episodes themselves.

ISBN: 978-1-78196-153-7 Running Time: 145 minutes Two Audio CDs

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The Talons of Weng Chiang Commentary CD

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Few Doctor Who stories are as revered or as adored as Robert Holmes’s six part 1977 serial The Talons of Weng-Chiang.

 

With its intoxicating blend of Victoriana, science fiction, Chinese tongs, music halls and even a giant rat, the serial brought to a close the great gothic era of Doctor Who under the helm of producer Philip Hinchcliffe.

 

To celebrate the fortieth anniversary of this landmark serial, cast and crew have been reunited to provide new commentaries.

 

EPISODE ONE: Philip Hinchcliffe, Roger Murray-Leach & John Bloomfield

EPISODE TWO: Trevor Baxter & Christopher Benjamin

EPISODE THREE: Philip Hinchcliffe, Roger Murray-Leach & John Bloomfield

EPISODE FOUR: Trevor Baxter & Christopher Benjamin

EPISODE FIVE: Trevor Baxter & Christopher Benjamin

EPISODE SIX: Philip Hinchcliffe, Roger Murray-Leach & John Bloomfield

 

Moderated by actor Nicholas Pegg, this release features Christopher Benjamin (Henry Gordon Jago), Trevor Baxter (Professor Litefoot), John Bloomfield (Costume Designer), Roger Murray Leach (Designer) and Philip Hinchcliffe (Producer).

These CDs can be enjoyed on their own or played in conjunction with the official BBC DVD release.

These commentaries contain no BBC copyrighted elements and do not feature audio from the episodes themselves.

Running Time: 125 minutes          Two Audio CDs

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The Web of Fear Commentary CD

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Thought lost for 45 years, tapes of the 1968 Doctor Who story The Web of Fear were discovered in Africa, and returned in 2013. Now, for the first time, the cast and crew involved in the production reflect on these episodes in six brand new commentaries.

 

Moderated by comedian and expert Toby Hadoke, this release features Deborah Watling

(Victoria Waterfield), Ralph Watson (Captain Knight), Derek Martin (Soldier),

John Levene (Yeti), Sylvia James (Make-Up) and Roger Bunce (Cameraman).

 

The third episode, still missing from the archives, is covered with an interview from television archivist Sue Malden.

 

EPISODE ONE: Ralph Watson & Roger Bunce

EPISODE TWO: Deborah Watling & Ralph Watson

EPISODE THREE: Sue Malden

EPISODE FOUR: Ralph Watson & Derek Martin

EPISODE FIVE: Deborah Watling & Roger Bunce

EPISODE SIX: John Levene & Sylvia James

 

These commentaries contain no BBC copyrighted elements and do not feature audio from the episodes themselves.

Running Time: 145 minutes Two Audio CDs

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