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Earth Story DVD - The Gunfighters and The Awakening

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The Gunfighters: Starring William Hartnell (1966)

The TARDIS arrives in the town of Tombstone in the Wild West and the Doctor, having hurt a tooth on one of Cyril's sweets, decides he must visit a dentist. The local dentist is Doc Holliday, currently engaged in a feud with the Clanton family. Lawmen Wyatt Earp and Bat Masterson are meanwhile doing their best to keep the peace.

Special Features

 * Commentary - with actors Peter Purves, Shane Rimmer, David Graham and Richard Beale, production assistant Tristan de Vere Cole and moderator Toby Hadoke.

* The End of the Line – after two years on the screen, Doctor Who had become a television phenomenon, regularly reaching an audience of ten million viewers. But with a change of producer and script editor and the looming prospect of losing the lead actor, the programme’s third year was the one that would make or break it… With actors Maureen O’Brien, Anneke Wills and Peter Purves, script editor Donald Tosh, new series writer Gareth Roberts and long time Doctor Who viewer Ian Levine.

* Tomorrow’s Times – The First Doctor – looking at the newspaper coverage of Doctor Who during the programme’s opening years. Presented by Mary Tamm.

* Photo Gallery - production, design and publicity photos from the story, set to the entirety of The Ballad of the Last Chance Saloon.

* Coming Soon - a trailer for a forthcoming DVD release.

* Radio Times Listings in Adobe PDF format.

* Programme subtitles.

* Subtitle Production Notes.


Awakening: Peter Davison (1984)
The TARDIS has brought the Doctor Tegan and Turlough to the English country village of Little Hodcombe in 1984 where an alien war machine, the Malus, is affecting its inhabitants. A re-enactment of a civil war battle becomes dangerously real as the Malus gather sufficient psychic energy to re-awake.

Special Features

 * Commentary - with actor Michael Owen Morris and script editor Eric Saward, moderated by Toby Hadoke.

* Return to Little Hodcombe – director Michael Owen, actors Janet Fielding and Keith Jayne and script editor Eric Saward return to the three villages that played host to the locations for The Awakening, and along with locals they reminisce about a memorable shoot…

* Making the Malus – visual effects designer Tony Harding and model maker Richard Gregory are reunited with the Malus prop they built for the story. Current owner Paul Burrows is on hand to describe the reality of living with a giant stone monster on the lounge wall…

* Now & Then – the latest in the ongoing series visits the villages of Martin, Shapwick and Tarrant Monkton to compare the locations used in the story with how they appear today.

* From the Cutting Room Floor – extended and deleted scenes from a time-coded VHS of the original edit and unedited film sequences, plus location action from the film rushes.

* The Golden Egg Awards – the inadvertent destruction of a prop lychgate by a horse was the winner of The Late Late Breakfast Show’s Golden Egg Award. Peter Davison is on hand to collect the trophy from host Noel Edmonds.

* Photo Gallery - production, design and publicity photos from the story.

* Isolated Music – option to view the story with the isolated music score.

* Coming Soon - a trailer for a forthcoming DVD release.

* Radio Times Listings in Adobe PDF format.

* Programme subtitles.

* Subtitle Production Notes.