Battlefield
 

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Starring: Sylvester McCoy, Sophie Aldred & Nicholas Courtney
By:Ben Aaronovitch
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Editions:  UK UK | Australia Australia | US US
Note:The Doctor Who Restoration Team has an article detailing the restoration of this story and the list of DVD extras on their Web site.

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Edition: UK UK
When:  December 2008
Format: 2 x DVD
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Responding to a distress signal, the Doctor and Ace arrive near the village of Carbury, where a nuclear missile convoy has run into difficulties. The peace of the English countryside is shattered as UNIT troops are besieged by armoured knights from another dimension. As the crisis deepens, Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart is called out of retirement to join the battle. Together, he and the Doctor must face the Destroyer, a fearsome demon summoned by the witch queen Morgaine to devour the world...

Special Features:

  • Disc One - Battlefield: Original four-part TV version
    • Commentary by Sophie Aldred (Ace),Nicholas Courtney (The Brigadier), Angela Bruce (Bambera), Ben Aaronovitch (Writer) and Andrew Cartmel (Script Editor)
    • Storm Over Avallion Cast and crew talk about the making of Battlefield
    • Past and Future King Ben Aaronovitch and Andrew Cartmel dicuss how Battlefield was written
    • Watertank Recalling Sophie Aldred's on-set accident
    • From Kingdom to Queen Jean Marsh looks back on her three appearances in Doctor Who
    • Studio Recording Behind-the-scenes footage from a VHS of the live studio output
    • Isolated Music Score
    • Trails and Continuity
    • Radio Times Billings
    • Photo Gallery
    • Coming Soon Trailer
    • Production Information Subtitles
    • Digitally remastered picture and sound quality


  • Disc Two - Battlefield: Special Edition
    A brand-new extended feature-length edit, exclusive to this DVD, featuring Dolby 5.1 surround sound
    • Season 26 Trailer From the 1989 press launch

This story was originally broadcast on BBC1 between 6th - 27th September 1989

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Edition: US US
When:  May 2009
Format: 2 x DVD
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Cover blurb:
Responding to a distress signal, the Doctor and Ace arrive near the village of Carbury, where a nuclear missile convoy has run into difficulties. The peace of the English countryside is shattered as UNIT troops are besieged by armored knights from another dimension. As the crisis deepens, Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart is called out of retirement to join the battle. Together, he and the Doctor must face the Destroyer, a fearsome demon summoned by the witch queen Morgaine to devour the world.

DVD EXTRAS INCLUDE:

DISC ONE

  • Audio commentary by actors Sophie Aldred (Ace), Nicholas Courtney (The Brigadier) and Angela Bruce (Bambera), writer Ben Aaronovitch and script editor Andrew Cartmel
  • Storm over Availlion "Making of" (22 mins)
  • Past and Future King Ben Aaronovitch and Andrew Cartmel discuss the screenplay (12 mins)
  • Watertank recalling Sophie Aldred's on-set accident (6 mins)
  • From Kingdom to Queen Jean Marsh looks back on her three appearances in Doctor Who (8 mins)
  • Studio Recording Behind-the-scenes footage from a VHS of the live studio output (19 mins)
  • Trails and Continuity (5 mins)
  • Photo Gallery (7 mins)
  • Isolated Music Score
  • Production Note Option
  • DVD-ROM PC/Mac feature: Radio Times billings
  • Digitally remastered picture and sound quality

DISC TWO

  • Exclusive new extended feature-length edit of Battlefield featuring Dolby 5.1 surround sound
  • Season 26 trailer (1 min)

Originally transmitted in [sic] September 6 - 27, 1989



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