The War Machines
 

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Starring: William Hartnell, Jackie Lane, Michael Craze & Anneke Wills
By:Ian Stuart Black
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Editions:  UK UK (DVD) | Australia Australia (DVD) | US US (DVD)

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Edition: UK UK (DVD)
When:  August 2008
Format: 1 x DVD
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The TARDIS arrives in London, 1966, where the Doctor and Dodo visit the recently opened Post Office Tower. At its top they discover a brilliant new problem-solving super computer — the Will Operating Thought ANalogue.

But when WOTAN decides that it should rule the world, the Doctor is the only person who can stop its rampaging War Machines from destroying London. Luckily, he has the help of a young secretary called Polly and a sailor called Ben...

SPECIAL FEATURES

  • Commentary by Anneke Wills (Polly) and Michael Ferguson (Director)
  • Now and Then A look at the locations used in the making of the story comparing how they appeared in 1966 with how they look today
  • Blue Peter A compilation of clips featuring the War Machines
  • One Foot In The Past MP Tony Benn investigates the history of the Post Office Tower
  • WOTAN Assembly How these episodes were restored for this DVD
  • War Machine Design Plan (PDF DVD-ROM)
  • Radio Times Billings Listings from Radio Times (PDF DVD-ROM)
  • Photo Gallery
  • Production Information Subtitles
  • Easter Egg
  • Coming Soon Trailer
  • Digitally remastered picture and sound quality

This story was originally broadcast on BBC1 between 25th June — 16th July 1966

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Edition: Australia Australia (DVD)
When:  November 2008
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Same as UK edition.

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Edition: US US (DVD)
When:  January 2009
Format: 1 x DVD
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Cover blurb:
(Based on an idea by Kit Pedler)

The TARDIS arrives in London, 1966, where the Doctor and Dodo visit the recently opened Post Office Tower. At its top they discover a brilliant new problem-solving super computer — the Will Operating Thought ANalogue.

But when WOTAN decides that it should rule the world, the Doctor is the only person who can stop its rampaging War Machines from destroying London. Luckily, he has the help of a young secretary called Polly and a sailor called Ben...

DVD EXTRAS INCLUDE:

  • Audio commentary by actor Anneke Wills (Polly) and director Michael Ferguson
  • Now and Then Location featurette (6 mins)
  • Blue Peter Clips featuring the new Post Office Tower and the War Machines (16 mins)
  • One Foot In The Past Archive clip on the Post Office Tower (7 mins)
  • WOTAN Assembly How the story was pieced back together from disparate sources for the DVD release (9 mins)
  • Easter egg (1 min)
  • Photo Gallery (4 mins)
  • Production Note Option
  • DVD-ROM features: Radio Times listings, War Machine design plan
  • Digitally remastered picture and sound quality

Originally transmitted June 25 - July 16, 1966



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