The Visitation
 

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Starring: Peter Davison, Matthew Waterhouse, Janet Fielding & Sarah Sutton
By:Eric Saward
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Editions:  UK UK (standard DVD) | Australia Australia (standard DVD) | US US (standard DVD) | Netherlands Netherlands (DVD) | UK UK (special DVD) | US US (special DVD) | Australia Australia (special DVD) | Germany Germany (limited DVD) | Germany Germany (DVD) | Germany Germany (Blu-ray)

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Edition: UK UK (standard DVD)
Released:  January 2004
Publisher:  BBC Video
Format: 1 x DVD
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England, 1666 — the darkest days of the Great Plague. When the Doctor and his companions step from the TARDIS into a land gripped by fear and mistrust, they soon discover that they are not the only new arrivals. Strange lights have been seen in the sky, the Grim Reaper stalks the local woods, and evidence of advanced technology is all around...

Special Features

  • Commentary by Peter Davison, Janet Fielding, Sarah Sutton, Matthew Waterhouse and Peter Moffatt
  • Directing Who Director Peter Moffatt looks back at his time on Doctor Who
  • Writing a Final Visitation Author Eric Saward discusses the origins of this, his début script for Doctor Who
  • Scoring The Visitation Composer Paddy Kingsland discusses in detail his musical score
  • Film Trims Additional shots and dialogue that were cut from the finished episodes before transmission
  • Music-only Option Allows the viewer to listen to Paddy Kingsland's specially-composed score on an isolated music track
  • Production Subtitles
  • Photo Gallery
  • Digital remastered picture and sound quality

This story was originally broadcast on BBC1 between 15th - 23rd February 1982

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Edition: Australia Australia (standard DVD)
Released:  April 2004
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Edition: US US (standard DVD)
Released:  March 2005
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An attempt to return Tegan to Heathrow Airport fails, and the Doctor and his companions find themselves in 1666 England during the darkest days of the Great Plague. As they venture into a land gripped by fear and mistrust, they soon discover that they are not the only new arrivals. Strange lights have been seen in the sky, the Grim Reaper stalks the local woods, and evidence of an advanced alien technology is all around.

DVD EXTRAS INCLUDE:

  • Audio Commentary by actors Peter Davison, Janet Fielding, Sarah Sutton, Matthew Waterhouse and Peter Moffatt
  • Directing Who — Interview with Peter Moffatt
  • Writing a Final Visitation — Interview with Eric Saward on his debut Doctor Who script
  • Scoring The Visitation — Interview with composer Paddy Kingsland
  • Film Trims — Untransmitted shots and dialogue
  • Music-only Option
  • Production Note Option
  • Photo Gallery
  • Digitally remastered picture and sound quality

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Edition: Netherlands Netherlands (DVD)
Released:  May 2008
Publisher:  BBC Video
Format: 1 x DVD
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Edition: UK UK (special DVD)
Released:  May 2013
Publisher:  BBC Video
Format: 2 x DVD
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It's 1666, and medieval England is in the grip of the Great Plague. But when the Doctor and his companions arrive, they discover an even greater threat: the entire planet is in danger. As the Grim Reaper stalks the countryside, the Doctor uncovers an alien menace intent on wiping out humanity and claiming our planet for themselves. The Terileptils have arrived — and only the Doctor can stop them...

Special Features

  • Commentary with Peter Davison (the Fifth Doctor), Janet Fielding (Tegan), Sarah Sutton (Nyssa), Matthew Waterhouse (Adric) and director Peter Moffatt
  • Grim Tales Brand-new 45-minute documentary. Former companion Mark Strickson takes Peter Davison, Janet Fielding and Sarah Sutton back to the original filming locations while other cast and crew discuss their memories of the story.
  • The Television Centre of the Universe: Part One Peter Davison, Mark Strickson and Janet Fielding return to BBC Television Centre and meet up with old friends and colleagues to reminisce on their time in the iconic building.
  • Doctor Forever: The Apocalypse Element Examining the world of Doctor Who on audio. Including interviews with Colin Baker, Russell T Davies, Mark Gatiss and many others.
  • Film Trims Shots and sequences cut from the finished programme
  • Directing Who: Peter Moffatt
  • Writing A Final Visitation
  • Scoring The Visitation Interview with composer Paddy Kingsland
  • Subtitle Production Notes
  • Radio Times listings and BBC Sales Sheet
  • Photo Gallery
  • Coming soon trailer
  • Isolated Music Score
  • Easter Egg
  • Digitally remastered picture and sound quality

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Edition: US US (special DVD)
Released:  May 2013
Publisher:  BBC Video
Format: 2 x DVD
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It's 1666, and England is in the grip of the Great Plague. But when the Doctor and his companions arrive, they discover an even greater threat: the entire planet is in danger. As the Grim Reaper stalks the countryside, the Doctor uncovers an alien menace intent on wiping out humanity and claiming our planet for themselves. The Terileptils have arrived — and only the Doctor can stop them.

DVD EXTRAS INCLUDE:

  • Audio Commentary with actors Peter Davison (the Doctor), Janet Fielding (Tegan), Sarah Sutton (Nyssa), Matthew Waterhouse (Adric) and director Peter Moffatt
  • Grim Tales Making Of with Mark Strickson, cast and crew (45 mins)
  • The Television Centre of the Universe - Part One Peter Davison, Mark Strickson and Janet Fielding return to BBC Television Centre and meet up with old friends and colleagues to reminisce on their time in the iconic building (32 mins)
  • Doctor Forever - The Apocalypse Element Examining the world of Doctor Who on audio with Colin Baker, Russell T Davies, Mark Gatiss and many others (27 mins)
  • Film Trims (5 mins)
  • Directing Who - Peter Moffatt (26 mins)
  • Writing A Final Visitation (13 mins)
  • Scoring The Visitation Paddy Kingsland interview (16 mins)
  • Photo Gallery (5 mins)
  • PDF materials: Radio Times Listings, BBC sales sheet
  • Isolated Music Score
  • Production Notes Subtitle Option
  • Digitally remastered picture and sound quality

Originally transmitted February 15, 16, 22, 23, 1982

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Edition: Australia Australia (special DVD)
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Edition: Germany Germany (limited DVD)
Title:  Die Heimsuchung
Released:  17 May 2019
Publisher:  Pandastorm
Format: 2 x DVD, 1 x Blu-ray
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Edition: Germany Germany (DVD)
Title:  Die Heimsuchung
Released:  28 June 2019
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Title:  Die Heimsuchung
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