Invasion of the Dinosaurs
 

No. 145 of 145 in the BBC classic series videos series
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Starring: Jon Pertwee, Elisabeth Sladen, Nicholas Courtney & Richard Franklin
By:Malcolm Hulke
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Editions:  US US (VHS) | UK UK (VHS) | Australia Australia (VHS)

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Edition: US US (VHS)
When:  October 2003
Format: 1 x VHS
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Returning from their adventure in medieval England, the Doctor and Sarah Jane are bewildered to find London deserted and under marshal [sic] law. Even more startling is the sudden appearance of a Tyrannosaurus Rex in the street. When they reach UNIT headquarters, they learn from the Brigadier that the city was evacuated when dinosaurs began appearing all over London. Fortunately, the prehistoric reptiles disappear almost as soon as they appear, but their random visits naturally caused "considerable panic and some loss of life".

The Doctor believes that the dinosaurs are being transported through time from the Mesozoic age, but he needs a live specimen to test his theory. Meanwhile, Sarah applies her reporter's instincts to uncovering a hidden agenda.

This video features over two hours in color, but Episode 1 is in black-and-white.

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Edition: UK UK (VHS)
When:  October 2003
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Arriving back on modern-day Earth, the Doctor and Sarah discover London is deserted and under martial law. They eventually find an army patrol, but are arrested as looters, and are sent to a detention centre as prisoners. But as their journey begins, their transport comes under attack by a tyrannosaurus rex. Dinosaurs have invaded London!

UNIT has been called in to assist the army with the running of the city, and to try and find a solution to the problem. Released from captivity, the Doctor takes up his old role of UNIT's scientific advisor in order to help try and discover why dinosaurs keep appearing and disappearing from London's streets.

The Doctor suspects a deliberate plan is causing the dinosaur menace, but who is behind the scheme? Who amongst his allies can be trusted? And when Sarah vanishes, just how does she find herself on a spaceship carrying hundreds of people in suspended animation towards a new life on a distant New Earth...?

This story was broadcast on BBC1 between 12 January - 16 February 1974.

Episode One is in black and white. Due to the archive nature of this material, the sound and quality may vary occasionally.

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Edition: Australia Australia (VHS)
When:  February 2004
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Note:  This edition has the honour of being the last-ever Doctor Who VHS video released anywhere in the world.

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Same as UK edition.



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