Welcome to the Release Guide Archive for August 2013, here at Doctor Who Online. This is the place where you can find information on items that have been released previously.

 

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August 2013



 



The Green Death: Special Edition

BBC Consumer Products

3rd Doctor

RRP: £20.48
Released:
  5th August 2013

 


When a man is found dead with his skin glowing green in an abandoned mine, it’s not long before The Doctor, Jo Grant and UNIT head to Wales to investigate. And while the Doctor becomes suspicious of the nearby Global Chemicals factory and its mysterious owner, Jo gets trapped underground where she finds old mine tunnels crawling with deadly and sinister giant maggots…

Special Features:

Disc One

•  6 x 25 mins approx colour episodes with mono audio.
•  Commentary with actors Katy Manning (Jo Grant), producer Barry Letts and script editor Terrance Dicks.
•  Bonus commentary with actors Richard Franklin (Captain Yates) and Mitzi McKenzie (Nancy), moderated by Toby Hadoke (episodes 3 – 5); and with actress Katy Manning and writer Russell T Davies (episode 6).

Disc One

•  The One With the Maggots - Cast and crew look back at the making of this story.
•  Global Conspiracy? - A spoof investigative report looks at the strange happenings in the village of Llanfairfach.
•  Visual Effects - An interview with the story’s visual effects designer, Colin Mapson.
•  Robert Sloman Interview.
•  Stewart Bevan Interview.
•  Wales Today - Two pieces from the BBC Wales news programme – a mute 1973 film insert from the filming of The Green Death, and a 1994 item with Jon Pertwee opening the new country park that was built on the site of the colliery used in the story.
•  Doctor Forever – The Unquiet Dead - In this unique interview, new series creator Russell T Davies and then BBC Controller of Drama, Jane Tranter, talk about the genesis of Doctor Who’s rebirth on television in 2005.
•  What Katy Did Next - A look at Serendipity, the TV series that Katy Manning presented after leaving Doctor Who.
•  The Sarah Jane Adventures – Death of the Doctor - This two-part story from 2010 sees Katy Manning reprising her role as Jo Grant and a guest appearance by Matt Smith as the Eleventh Doctor. Optional Commentary with actress Katy Manning and series creator Russell T Davies.
•  Radio Times listings (DVD-ROM).
•  Programme subtitles.
•  Production information subtitles.
•  Photo gallery.
•  Easter Eggs.
•  Coming soon trailer.
•  Digitally remastered picture and sound quality.

 




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The Ice Warriors

BBC Consumer Products

2nd Doctor

RRP: £20.48
Released:
  26th August 2013

 


In the distant future, Earth faces a new Ice Age. While a dedicated team of scientists battle to hold the approaching glaciers at bay, a startling discovery is made deep within the ice… an alien warrior, frozen for millennia.

When the Doctor, Jamie and Victoria arrive they soon discover Earth is under threat from the Ice Warriors – fearsome Martians intent on conquering our planet for themselves…

Special Features:

Disc One:

•  6 x 25 mins approx monochrome episodes with mono audio.
•  Commentary - Episodes 1, 4, 5, 6 with actors Frazer Hines, Deborah Watling and Sonny Caldinez, designer Jeremy Davies and grams operator Pat Heigham, moderated by Toby Hadoke.
•  Commentary - Episode 2 commentary made up of original archive recordings or readings of text written by Brian Hayles, Derek Martinus, Martin Baugh, Bernard Bresslaw, Peter Barkworth, Wendy Gifford and Sylvia James.
•  Commentary - Episode 3 commentary by Patrick Troughton’s son, Michael.
•  Programme subtitles.
•  Subtitle Production Notes.

Disc Two:

•  Cold Fusion (dur. 24’ 31”) – Cast and crew look back at the making of the story. With actors Frazer Hines, Deborah Watling and Sonny Caldinez, designer Jeremy Davies and James Bresslaw, son of the late actor Bernard Bresslaw.
•  Beneath the Ice (dur. 10’ 31” ) - A look behind the scenes of the animated Ice Warrior episodes. Producers Chris Chapman and Niel Bushnell, together with animation director Chris Chatterton from Qurios lift the lid on the process used to bring Varga and his Warriors back to life.
•  VHS Links (dur. 19’ 19” ) – the introduction to the story and linking material covering the two missing episodes, as used on the VHS release of the story in 1998. Includes the BBC Video “Adjust your tracking control” caption for a true sense of nostalgia!
•  Blue Peter Design-a-Monster (dur. 10’ 04”) – the competition launch and subsequent winners of the 1967 Design-a-Monster competition, which ran during the transmission of The Ice Warriors.
•  Doctor Who Stories – Frazer Hines part two (dur. 13’ 48”) - the second part of this interview with Frazer Hines shot in 2004 for The Story of Doctor Who looks at his later appearances in the series.
•  Photo Gallery (dur. 3’ 53”) - production, design and publicity photos from the story.
•  Coming Soon (dur. 1 min approx.) - a trailer for a forthcoming DVD release.
•  Radio Times Listings in Adobe PDF format.
•  Programme subtitles.

 




£14.99



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The Greatest Show In The Galaxy

AudioGO

4th Doctor
RRP: £13.25 (CD) / £10.99 (Download)

Released:
  1st August 2013



Creepy - that's what Ace thinks of clowns. But the Doctor insists on entering the talent contest at the Psychic Circus, the self-proclaimed Greatest Show in the Galaxy, on the planet Segonax.

What has reduced Segonax to an arid wasteland? Why have the happy-go-lucky circus folk stayed here so long? And why are they no longer happy? Above all, what is the dreadful truth about the 'talent contests' run by the sinister Ringmaster and his robot clowns?

The Doctor and Ace need all their death-defying skills in the big top to uncover a brooding, ancient evil that has broken the spirit of the Circus and demanded the sacrifice of so many lives.

Read by Sophie Aldred.





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176 - Starlight Robbery

Big Finish Productions

7th Doctor
RRP: £14.99 (CD) / £12.99 (Download)

Released:
  August 2013

 


Sick of the same-old slaughter-appliances? In need of a killer new killing-machine? Then look no further than Garundel Galactic's secret arms auction. Blasters, tanks, missiles and bombs – no bang too big or micro-laser too small. If you’ve got the credits, Garundel's got the kill-sticks. (Cash buyers get preferential rates.)

In search of the key to a sinister alien technology, the Doctor, Klein and Will set their sights on an illicit intergalactic arms fair run by an old acquaintance – the slippery Urodelian crook, Garundel. But what are their chances of pulling off a particularly audacious heist from under the noses of Garundel and his alien clients, the ever-belligerent Sontarans…?

Written By: Matt Fitton
Directed By: Ken Bentley

Cast:
Sylvester McCoy (The Doctor), Tracey Childs (Dr Elizabeth Klein), Christian Edwards (Will Arrowsmith)





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8.02 - The Companion Chronicles - The Alchemists

Big Finish Productions

Susan Foreman
RRP: £8.99 (CD) / £7.99 (Download)

Released:
  August 2013

 


The TARDIS lands in Berlin in the 1930s, where Hitler and his National Socialist party are in the ascendant.

Some of the greatest scientific minds are gathering here: Einstein, Heisenberg, Planck, Schrödinger, Wigner. The people who will build the future of planet Earth.

But the Doctor and Susan have brought something with them. Something apparently harmless, something quite common. Yet something that could threaten the course of history…

Written By: Ian Potter
Directed By: Lisa Bowerman

Cast:
Carole Ann Ford (Susan Foreman), Wayne Forester (Pollitt)





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Page Updated: 1/8/2013
August 2013



No releases confirmed this month.




The Green Death: Special Edition
BBC Consumer Products
(The 3rd Doctor)

The Ice Warriors
BBC Consumer Products
(The 2nd Doctor)



The Greatest Show In The Galaxy
BBC / AudioGO
(The 7th Doctor)

176 - Starlight Robbery
Big Finish Productions
(The 7th Doctor)

8.02 - The Companion Chronicles:
The Alchemists

Big Finish Productions
(Ruth Matheson & Charlie Sato)




No releases confirmed this month.


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