The Stranger: In Memory Alone
 

No. 3 of 7 in the The Stranger videos series
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Starring: Colin Baker, Nicola Bryant & Nicholas Briggs
By:Nicholas Briggs
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Editions:  UK UK (original VHS) | UK UK (reissue 1 VHS) | Australia Australia (VHS) | US US (VHS) | UK UK (reissue 2 VHS) | UK UK (DVD)

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Edition: UK UK (original VHS)
Title:  In Memory Alone
Released:  January 1993
Publisher:  BBV
Format: 1 x VHS PAL
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The deserted dilapidation of a railway station is violently distorted by an unscheduled arrival. Something has travelled an unimaginable distance across Space... It has a need...

The station's reopening was not on the official timetable, but nevertheless the platform has been swept clean and things are back to... normal? A train is approaching, but its sole occupant knows only one thing for sure: he doesn't belong here.

Waiting at the station is a woman... but what is she waiting for? Answers to questions she cannot even remember...

Who is the boring little man in the bowler hat? How does he appear from nowhere? Why is the station patrolled by the sinister robotic drudgers? And what is at the heart of all this — tightening its grip, seizing control, sucking in a deadly void from... outside?

The shattering resolution pitches The Stranger and Miss Brown into a deadly race against time in which they must fight to regain their identity and escape the catastrophic collapse of an alien mind.

Bill Baggs presents the third in a series of Science Fantasy videos following the exploits of The Stranger (played by Colin Baker) and Miss Brown (Nicola Bryant). Following on from the successes of Summoned by Shadows and More Than a Messiah, this story is the most ambitious yet...

"A classy production, taut with atmosphere, drama, mystery and splendid performances"
Gary Russell, Doctor Who Magazine

Includes a mini documentary The Making of In Memory Alone, plus a unique selection of out takes.

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Edition: UK UK (reissue 1 VHS)
Title:  The Stranger: Volume Two
Released:  August 1993
Publisher:  Pickwick
Format: 1 x VHS PAL
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Note:  Titled "The Stranger: Volume Two" — Volume One was a combined release of the previous two adventures, Summoned by Shadows and More Than a Messiah.

Cover blurb:
The deserted dilapidation of a railway station is violently disturbed by an unscheduled arrival. Something has travelled an unimaginable distance across space...

The stations' reopening was not on the official timetable, but nevertheless the platform has been swept clean and things are back to... normal? A train is approaching, but it's [sic] sole occupant knows only one thing for sure — he doesn't belong here.

Waiting at the station is a woman... but what is she waiting for? Answers to questions she cannot even remember...

This enthralling sequel to Summoned by Shadows and More Than a Messiah, stars Colin Baker as The Stranger with Nicola Bryant, and is the series most ambitious yet.

"A classy production; taut with atmosphere, drama, mystery and splendid performances"
GARY RUSSELL, DR WHO MAGAZINE

Includes a mini-documentary The Making of In Memory Alone, plus a unique selection of out-takes.

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Edition: Australia Australia (VHS)
Title:  The Stranger: Volume Two
Released:  August 1993
Publisher:  Pickwick
Format: 1 x VHS PAL
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Edition: US US (VHS)
Released:  August 1995
Publisher:  S & J Video
Format: 1 x VHS NTSC
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Note:  Amazon lists August 1995 as the release date, however the copyright date on the back says 1993.

Cover blurb:
The deserted dilapidation of a railway station is violently distorted by an unscheduled arrival. Something has travelled an unimaginable distance across space...

The station's re-opening was not on the official timetable, but nevertheless the platform has been swept clean. A train is approaching, but its sole occupant knows only one thing for sure: he doesn't belong here.

Why is the station patrolled by the sinister robots? What is at the heart of all this — tightening its grip, seizing control, sucking in a deadly void from outside?

Waiting at the station is a woman... but what is she waiting for? Answers to questions she can not even remember... Who is the man in the bowler hat? How does he appear from nowhere?

The Stranger and Miss Brown are in a race against time in which they must fight to regain their identity and escape the catastrophic collapse of an alien mind!

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Edition: UK UK (reissue 2 VHS)
Released:  June 2000
Publisher:  Reeltime Pictures
Format: 1 x VHS PAL
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Note:  Double release, also containing the previously-released documentary Bidding Adieu.

Cover blurb:
The deserted dilapidation of a railway station is violently distorted by an unscheduled arrival. Something has travelled an unimaginable distance across space...

The station's reopening was not on the official timetable, but nevertheless the platform has been swept clean and things are back to... normal? A train is approaching, but it's sole occupant knows only one thing for sure — he doesn't belong here.

Waiting at the station is a woman... but what is she waiting for? Answers to questions she cannot even remember.

BONUS FEATURE: "MAKING OF IN MEMORY ALONE" - 10 MINUTE FEATURE

ALSO INCLUDED: THE BBV DOCUMENTARY — "Bidding Adieu"

In January 1996 filming began on a new episode of Doctor Who set in San Francisco, but shot in Vancouver, Canada.

Sylvester McCoy flew out to join the production team to re-create his role as the Seventh Doctor and to hand over to Paul McGann.

In this behind the scenes video diary, Sylvester McCoy gives us a personal account of his final days as Doctor Who.

In addition he talks to Paul McGann (the Eighth Doctor), Daphne Ashbrook (Dr Grace Holloway) & Anneke Wills (Polly from the 60s).

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Edition: UK UK (DVD)
Released:  June 2005
Publisher:  BBV
Format: 1 x DVD
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Note:  Region 0 double-sided DVD: PAL on one side of the disc, NTSC on the other. This DVD also contains the behind-the-scenes documentary Stranger Than Fiction (prevously released separately on VHS) as a bonus feature.

Cover blurb:
The deserted dilapidation of a railway station is violently distorted by an unscheduled arrival. Something has travelled an unimaginable distance across space to be there...

The station's reopening was not on the official timetable, but nevertheless the platform has been swept clean and things are back to... normal? A train is approaching, but its sole occupant knows only one thing for sure — he doesn't belong here. Waiting at the station is a woman... but what is she waiting for? Answers to questions she cannot even remember...

Presented on DVD for the first time, this special edition of IN MEMORY ALONE features a remixed soundtrack, new effects shots, and a wealth of bonus material.

Special Features
STRANGER THAN FICTION
Go behind the scenes of BBV's THE STRANGER series in this full-length documentary
THE MAKING OF IN MEMORY ALONE | OUTTAKES | SUBTITLES


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