Welcome to the Release Guide Archive for January 2012, 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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Unplaced 2011



 




The Doctor, The Widow and The Wardrobe

BBC Blu-ray / 2|Entertain

11th Doctor

RRP: £13.27 - Compare Prices at CompareTheDalek.com

Released:  16th January 2012

 


Evacuated to a house in Dorset from war-torn London, Madge Arwell and her two children, Lily and Cyril, are greeted by a madcap caretaker whose mysterious Christmas gift leads them into a magical wintry world.

Special Features:

• Prequel
• 3 x The Best of Doctor Who 45-minute features, commissioned by BBC America and only seen in the US. Showcasing the favourite moments of all the series that feature Matt Smith as the Doctor; Best of the Doctor, Best of the Monsters, Best of the Companions.







The Doctor, The Widow and The Wardrobe

BBC DVD / 2|Entertain

11th Doctor

RRP: £10.20 - Compare Prices at CompareTheDalek.com

Released:  16th January 2012

 


Evacuated to a house in Dorset from war-torn London, Madge Arwell and her two children, Lily and Cyril, are greeted by a madcap caretaker whose mysterious Christmas gift leads them into a magical wintry world.

Special Features:

• Prequel
• 3 x The Best of Doctor Who 45-minute features, commissioned by BBC America and only seen in the US. Showcasing the favourite moments of all the series that feature Matt Smith as the Doctor; Best of the Doctor, Best of the Monsters, Best of the Companions.







U.N.I.T Files (Box-set)

BBC DVD / 2|Entertain

3rd & 4th Doctors

RRP: £30.63 - Compare Prices at CompareTheDalek.com

Released:  9th January 2012

 


The Third Doctor faces ravenous prehistoric monsters in deserted London, while the Fourth Doctor battles robot duplicates in a strange village – but are the forces of UNIT friends or foes? Find out in these classic adventures!

Invasion of the Dinosaurs
Featuring: Jon Pertwee as The 3rd Doctor


Returning to London the Doctor and Sarah find a city almost completely devoid of life. The civilian population has been evacuated in the wake of an unimaginable event: somehow Dinosaurs have returned to terrorise the Earth.

Special Features:

• Commentary
• People, Power and Puppetry - Cast and crew look back on the making of this story
• Billy Smart’s Circus - featuring Jon Pertwee
• Deleted Scenes
• Now and Then Returning to the filmed locations
• Photo Gallery
• Easter Egg - Seek, locate and discover what happens when the Doctor meets the dreaded Floor Manager…
• Production Information
• Subtitles
• Coming Soon Trailer
• Radio Times Listings Programme Subtitles
• Digitally remastered picture and sound quality with Episode 1 in monochrome, and Episodes 2-6 in colour

The Android Invasion
Featuring: Tom Baker as The 4th Doctor


When the TARDIS lands in the sleepy English village of Devesham, Sarah thinks the Doctor has finally got her back home. But all is not as it seems…

Special Features:

• Commentary
• The Village That Came to Life - Cast, crew and local residents look back at the making of the story, in this documentary presented on location by Nicholas Briggs.
• Life After Who – Celina Hinchcliffe takes her father Philip on a trip down memory lane to recall his distinguished career in British television and film.
• Photo Gallery
• Weetabix Advert - TV advert for a Doctor Who themed promotion for this breakfast cereal.
• Easter Egg - A ¼” location sound rushes recording of some of the story’s scenes being performed.
• Coming Soon Trailer
• Radio Times Listings
• Programme subtitles & subtitle production notes







The Sensorites

BBC DVD / 2|Entertain

1st Doctor

RRP: £20.42 - Compare Prices at CompareTheDalek.com

Released:  23rd January 2012

The Doctor and his companions land on a spaceship orbiting a distant and mysterious world, where a human crew lie frozen somewhere between life and death.

The planet is the Sense-Sphere, home of the Sensorites, beings of immense intelligence and power. Unable to leave, the Doctor and his companions must deduce the Sensorites’ intentions: are they friendly, hostile, or frightened? And what is the deadly secret at the heart of the Sense-Sphere?

Special Features:

• Commentary
• Looking for Peter – Toby Hadoke goes in search of the enigmatic Peter R Newman.
• Vision On – What exactly does a Vision Mixer do?
• Secret Voices of the Sense-Sphere – Clive Doig reveals the origins of the eerie Sensorite voices.
• Photo Gallery
• Coming Soon Trailer
• Radio Times Listings
• Production Subtitles
• Programme Subtitles
• Digitally Remastered Picture and Sound Quality









The Art of Death

BBC Audio / AudioGO

11th Doctor

RRP: £10.20 - Compare Prices at CompareTheDalek.com
Released:
  5th January 2012

 


Raquel Cassidy reads this exclusive audio adventure featuring the Eleventh Doctor, Amy and Rory as they encounter one of the wonders of the universe.

‘Don’t be alarmed!’ the Doctor cried through gritted teeth, ‘It’s simply sucking the life out of me. Nothing to worry about...’

When the Doctor falls through a crack in time he finds himself in the Horizon Gallery. But it’s no ordinary art gallery, because this one has the best view of the most impossible wonder of the universe - the Paradox. Tour parties are eager to see this stunning, hypnotic portion of sky that’s beyond description, and it’s Penelope’s job to stop people staring up at it for too long. For the Paradox’s beauty drives people mad.

The Doctor, Amy and Rory are about to discover that the Paradox also contains a giant and frightening creature with a taste for death…







The Twin Dilemma

BBC Audio / AudioGO

6th Doctor

RRP: £13.25 - Compare Prices at CompareTheDalek.com
Released:
  5th January 2012

 


Colin Baker reads this thrilling novelisation of a classic Doctor Who adventure, his debut as the Sixth Doctor. The Doctor has regenerated, having sacrificed his fifth persona to save Peri’s life. But things are not going well...

On this occasion the process of regeneration is by no means smooth, for the even-tempered, good-humoured Fifth Doctor has given way to a rather disturbed and unsettled successor. In a particularly irascible moment the new Doctor comes dangerously close to committing a shocking crime. Overwhelmed with guilt for his violent behaviour, the repentant Time Lord decides to become a hermit...

Colin Baker reads Eric Saward’s complete and unabridged novelisation, first published by Target Books in 1986.







1.01 - Destination: Nerva

Big Finish Productions

The 4th Doctor
RRP: £10.99 - Compare Prices at CompareTheDalek.com

Released:
  31st January 2012

 


After saying their goodbyes to Professor Litefoot and Henry Gordon Jago, the Doctor and Leela respond to an alien distress call beamed direct from Victorian England. It is the beginning of a journey that will take them to the newly built Space Dock Nerva… where a long overdue homecoming is expected.

A homecoming that could bring about the end of the human race.

This story takes place immediately after The Talons of Weng-Chiang.







156 - The Curse of Davros

Big Finish Productions

The 6th Doctor
RRP: £14.99 - Compare Prices at CompareTheDalek.com

Released:
  31st January 2012

 


It's been a year since Philippa 'Flip' Jackson found herself transported by Tube train to battle robot mosquitoes on a bizarre alien planet in the company of a Time Lord known only as 'the Doctor'.

Lightning never strikes twice, they say. Only now there's a flying saucer whooshing over the top of the night bus taking her home. Inside: the Doctor, with another extraterrestrial menace on his tail – the Daleks, and their twisted creator Davros!

But while Flip and the fugitive Doctor struggle to beat back the Daleks' incursion into 21st century London, Davros's real plan is taking shape nearly 200 years in the past, on the other side of the English Channel. At the battle of Waterloo...

This story takes place between The Trial of a Time Lord and Time and the Rani.







The Lost Stories - The Fourth Doctor Box-set

Big Finish Productions

The 4th Doctor & Leela
RRP: £55.00 - Compare Prices at CompareTheDalek.com

Released:
  31st January 2012

 

 

The Foe from the Future

The Grange is haunted, so they say. This stately home in the depths of Devon has been the site of many an apparition. And now people are turning up dead. The ghosts are wild in the forest. But the Doctor doesn’t believe in ghosts.

The TARDIS follows a twist in the vortex to the village of Staffham in 1977 and discovers something is very wrong with time. But spectral highwaymen and cavaliers are the least of the Doctor’s worries.

For the Grange is owned by the sinister Jalnik, and Jalnik has a scheme two thousand years in the making. Only the Doctor and Leela stand between him and the destruction of history itself. It’s the biggest adventure of their lives – but do they have the time?

This story takes place between The Robots of Death and The Talons of Weng-Chiang.


The Valley of Death

A century after his Great-Grandfather Cornelius vanished in the Amazon rainforest, Edward Perkins is journeying to the depths of the jungle to find out what became of his ancestor’s lost expedition. Intrigued by what appears to be a description of a crashed spacecraft in the diaries of that first voyage, the Doctor and Leela join him on his quest. But when their plane runs into trouble and ends up crash landing, everyone gets more than they bargained for.

The jungle is filled with giant creatures and angry tribesmen, all ready to attack. But in the famed lost city of the Maygor tribe, something far, far worse is lurking. Something with an offer to make to mankind. Who are the Lurons and can they be trusted? Will the Doctor defeat the plans of the malevolent Godrin or will he become just another victim of the legendary Valley of Death?

This story takes place between Horror of Fang Rock and The Invisible Enemy.







6.07 - The Companion Chronicles - The Anachronauts

Big Finish Productions

Steven Taylor & Sara Kingdom
RRP: £8.99 - Compare Prices at CompareTheDalek.com

Released:
  31st January 2012

 

 

An experimental timeship smashes into the TARDIS, and the crews of both ships wake up on a desert island. Has the TARDIS been destroyed? And why doesn’t the Doctor want to escape?

Then, Steven and Sara find themselves on the wrong side of the Berlin Wall in 1966. And their only way back to the TARDIS is to betray the Doctor.

This story takes place between episodes seven and eight of The Daleks' Masterplan.









 

Page Last Updated: 1/2/2012

Unplaced 2011



No releases confirmed this month.




The Doctor, The Widow and The Wardrobe
BBC Blu-ray / 2|Entertain
(11th Doctor)

The Doctor, The Widow and The Wardrobe
BBC DVD / 2|Entertain
(11th Doctor)

U.N.I.T Files
Box-set

BBC DVD / 2|Entertain
(3rd & 4th Doctors)

The Sensorites
BBC DVD / 2|Entertain
(1st Doctor)



The Art of Death
BBC Audio / AudioGO
(The 11th Doctor)

The Twin Dilemma
BBC Audio / AudioGO
(The 6th Doctor)

1.01 - Destination: Nerva
Big Finish Productions
(The 4th Doctor)

156 - The Curse of Davros
Big Finish Productions
(The 6th Doctor)

The Lost Stories
The Fourth Doctor Box-set

Big Finish Productions
(4th Doctor & Leela)

6.07 - The Companion Chronicles
The Anachronauts

Big Finish Productions
(Steven & Sara)




No releases confirmed this month.


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