The Leisure Hive
 

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Starring: Tom Baker, Lalla Ward & John Leeson
By:David Fisher
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Editions:  UK UK (DVD) | Australia Australia (DVD) | US US (DVD) | Netherlands Netherlands (DVD)

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Edition: UK UK (DVD)
When:  July 2004
Format: 1 x DVD
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The Doctor and Romana decide to forego Brighton Beach and take a much-needed holiday on the pleasure planet of Argolis. Ravaged decades ago by an interstellar war between the Argolin and the Foamasi, Argolis now hosts the Leisure Hive — an ideal retreat for tourists from all over the cosmos. But a series of 'accidents' leads the Doctor and Romana to discover that the Hive holds dark secrets...

Special Features

  • Commentary by Lalla Ward (Romana), Lovett Bickford (Director) and Christopher H Bidmead (Script Editor)
  • A New Beginning A look at the radical changes made to Doctor Who by incoming producer John Nathan-Turner
  • From Avalon to Argolis David Fisher and Christopher H Bidmead recall the writing of this story
  • Synthesizing Starfields Graphic designer Sid Sutton and composer Peter Howell recall the creation of the new title sequence and theme music
  • Leisure Wear Costume Designer June Hudson talks about her work
  • Blue Peter A look around the Longleat Doctor Who exhibition with John Nathan-Turner
  • Music-only Option Listen to Peter Howell's incidental music on an isolated audio track
  • Optional Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround Mix
  • Photo Gallery
  • Production Subtitles
  • Digitally remastered picture and sound quality

This story was originally broadcast on BBC1 between 30th August - 20th September 1980.

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Edition: Australia Australia (DVD)
When:  October 2004
Format: 1 x DVD
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Same as UK edition.

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Edition: US US (DVD)
When:  June 2005
Format: 1 x DVD
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Cover blurb:
The Doctor and Romana decide to forego Brighton beach and take a much-needed holiday on the pleasure planet of Argolis. Ravaged decades before by an interstellar war between the Argolin and the Foamasi, Argolis now hosts the Leisure Hive — an ideal retreat for tourists from all over the cosmos. But a series of suspicious accidents leads the Doctor and Romana to discover that the Hive holds dark secrets.

DVD EXTRAS INCLUDE:

  • Audio commentary by actor Lalla Ward, director Lovett Bickford and script editor Christopher H. Bidmead
  • A New Beginning — A look at the radical changes made to Doctor Who by incoming producer John Nathan-Turner
  • From Avalon to ArgolisDavid Fisher and Christopher H. Bidmead recall the writing of this story
  • Synthesizing Starfields — Graphic designer Sid Sutton and composer Peter Howell recall the creation of the new title sequence and theme music
  • Leisure Wear — Costume designer June Hudson talks about her work
  • Blue Peter — A look around the Longleat Doctor Who exhibition with John Nathan-Turner
  • Music-only Option
  • Optional Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround Mix
  • Photo Gallery
  • Production Note Option
  • Digitally remastered picture and sound quality

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Edition: Netherlands Netherlands (DVD)
When:  May 2008
Format: 1 x DVD
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