The Green Death
 

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Starring: Jon Pertwee, Katy Manning, Nicholas Courtney & Richard Franklin
By:Robert Sloman
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Editions:  UK UK (standard DVD) | Australia Australia (standard DVD) | US US (standard DVD) | UK UK (special DVD) | Australia Australia (special DVD) | US US (special DVD)
Note:An alternative audio commentary for this story was released in 2017.

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Edition: UK UK (standard DVD)
When:  May 2004
Format: 1 x DVD
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The Doctor and UNIT are called in to investigate a series of mysterious deaths at a disused mine in South Wales, where all the victims were found with their skin glowing green... As the Doctor becomes suspicious of the nearby Global Chemicals factory and its mysterious 'Boss', his assistant, Jo Grant, becomes trapped underground — in an abandoned mine infested with deadly giant maggots!

Special Features

  • Commentary by Katy Manning (Jo Grant), Barry Letts (Producer), and Terrance Dicks (Script Editor)
  • Global Conspiracy! An investigative documentary looking at the strange goings-on in 1970s Llanfairfach, presented by Man Alive's industrial correspondent Terry Scanlon, with contributions from eye-witnesses Mark Elgin, Professor Clifford Jones and Talfryn Pritchard
  • Visual Effects Assistant visual effects designer Colin Mapson talks about his work on The Green Death and demonstrates how to build a giant maggot
  • Robert Sloman The writer of The Green Death discusses the inspiration behind the story
  • Stewart Bevan An interview with the actor who played Professor Clifford Jones
  • Photo Gallery
  • Production Subtitles
  • Digitally remastered picture and sound quality

This story was originally broadcast on BBC1 between 19th May - 23rd June 1973

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Same as UK edition.

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Edition: US US (standard DVD)
When:  March 2005
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While the Doctor indulges his wanderlust with a brief trip to Metebilis 3 [sic], the Brigadier and Jo Grant drive to South Wales to investigate the death of a miner at a disused pit owned by the mysterious Global Chemicals. The most astonishing symptom of the miner's fatal disease is that it leaves the skin bright green. The Doctor arrives on the scene and soon suspects that the Global Chemicals factory management may have something to hide. When he and Jo discover a vast green lake teeming with deadly giant maggots hidden in the abandoned mine, he fears the threat may have already reached global proportions.

DVD EXTRAS INCLUDE:

  • Audio commentary by actor Katy Manning, producer Barry Letts and script editor Terrance Dicks
  • Global Conspiracy! — An investigative documentary looking at the strange goings-on in 1970s Llanfairfach, presented by Man Alive's industrial reporter Terry Scanlon (Mark Gatiss) who interviews eyewitnesses Mark Elgin, Professor Clifford Jones and Talfryn Pritchard
  • Interviews with visual effects designer Colin Mapson, writer Robert Sloman, actor Stewart Bevan (Clifford Jones)
  • Production Note Option
  • Photo Gallery
  • Digitally remastered picture and sound quality

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Edition: UK UK (special DVD)
When:  August 2013
Format: 2 x DVD
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Note:  "Special edition", containing a greatly-expanded list of DVD extras.

Cover blurb:
When a man is found dead with his skin glowing green in an abandoned mine, it's not long before the Doctor, Jo Grant and UNIT head to Wales to investigate. And while the Doctor becomes suspicious of the nearby Global Chemicals factory and its mysterious owner, Jo gets trapped underground where she finds old mine tunnels crawling with deadly and sinister giant maggots...

SPECIAL FEATURES

  • Commentary with actors [sic] Katy Manning (Jo Grant), producer Barry Letts and script editor Terrance Dicks
  • Bonus Commentary with actors Richard Franklin (Captain Yates) and Mitzi McKenzie (Nancy), moderated by Toby Hadoke (episodes 3 - 5); with actress Katy Manning and writer Russell T Davies (episode 6)
  • The One With The Maggots Making of documentary
  • Global Conspiracy? Spoof investigative report
  • Visual Effects Colin Mapson interview
  • Robert Sloman Interview
  • Stewart Bevan Interview
  • Wales Today
  • Doctor Forever — The Unquiet Dead
  • What Katy Did Next
  • The Sarah Jane Adventures — Death of the Doctor Optional commentary with actress Katy Manning and series creator Russell T Davies
  • Radio Times Listings (DVD-ROM)
  • Programme Subtitles
  • Production Information Subtitles
  • Photo Gallery
  • Easter Eggs
  • Coming Soon Trailer
  • Digitally Remastered Picture and Sound Quality

This story was originally broadcast on BBC1 between 19th May — 23rd June 1973

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Edition: US US (special DVD)
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Cover blurb:
When a man is found dead with his skin glowing green in an abandoned mine, it's not long before the Doctor, Jo Grant and UNIT head to Wales to investigate. And while the Doctor becomes suspicious of the nearby Global Chemicals factory and its mysterious owner, Jo gets trapped underground where she finds old mine tunnels crawling with deadly and sinister giant maggots.

DVD EXTRAS INCLUDE:

  • Commentary with actors Katy Manning (Jo Grant), producer Barry Letts and script editor Terrance Dicks
  • Bonus commentary on Episodes 3-5 with actors Richard Franklin (Captain Yates), Mitzi McKenzie (Nancy) and visual effects designer Colin Mapson, moderated by Toby Hadoke, on episode 6 with Katy Manning and writer Russell T Davies
  • The One With the Maggots Making Of with cast and crew (26 mins)
  • Global Conspiracy? Spoof investigative report (11 mins)
  • Visual Effects Colin Mapson interview (12 mins)
  • Robert Sloman Interview (7 mins)
  • Stewart Bevan Interview (7 mins)
  • Wales Today (2 mins)
  • Doctor Forever! — The Unquiet Dead New series creator Russell T Davies and then BBC Controller of Drama, Jane Tranter, talk about the genesis of Doctor Who's rebirth (23 mins)
  • What Katy Did Next (5 mins)
  • The Sarah Jane Adventures — Death of the Doctor Two-part story from 2010 with Katy Manning as Jo Grant and Matt Smith as the Eleventh Doctor (52 mins)
  • Photo Gallery (10 mins)
  • PDF materials: Radio Times Listings
  • Production Notes Subtitle Option
  • Digitally remastered picture and sound quality

Originally transmitted May 19 — June 23, 1973



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