Planet of Giants
 

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Starring: William Hartnell, Carole Ann Ford, William Russell & Jacqueline Hill
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Edition: UK UK (DVD)
When:  August 2012
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The TARDIS doors open while the ship is still in flight by accident. Although they have arrived back on Earth in the 1960s, a time they have been trying to return to since they all met, the travellers soon realise that something is very wrong.

The Doctor, Ian, Barbara and Susan discover that they have all be reduced in size and the world they are now exploring has dangers at every turn...

Special Features

  • Commentary with vision mixer Clive Doig, special sounds creator Brian Hodgson, make-up supervisor Sonia Markham and floor assistant David Tilley. Moderated by Mark Ayres.

  • Episode 3 and 4 Reconstruction Originally shot as a four-part story, the final two episodes of Planet of Giants were edited into a single episode for transmission. Using the original scripts, newly recorded dialogue and animation, this feature gives viewers and idea of how the original four-part version might have appeared.

  • Rediscovering The Urge to Live The team behind the reconstruction explain how it was put together.

  • Suddenly Susan Carole Ann Ford talks about her role as the Doctor's granddaughter and the first companion in the TARDIS in this interview originally recorded for 2003's The Story of Doctor Who.

  • The Lambert Tapes - The Doctor Doctor Who's original producer looks back on her time on the series in the second part of this interview recorded for The Story of Doctor Who

  • Prop Design Plans (DVD-ROM only - to be viewed on PC/Mac).

  • Radio Times Listings (DVD-ROM)

  • Programme Subtitles

  • Production Information Subtitles

  • Photo Gallery

  • Coming Soon Trailer

  • Digitally remastered picture and sound quality

    The story was originally broadcast on BBC1 between 31st October - 14th November 1964

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    When:  September 2012
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    Cover blurb:
    The TARDIS doors open accidentally while the ship is still in flight. Although they have arrived back on Earth in the 1960s, a time they have been trying to return to since they all met, the travelers soon realize that something is very wrong.

    The Doctor, Ian, Barbara and Susan discover that they have all been reduced in size and the world they are now exploring has dangers at every turn.

    DVD EXTRAS INCLUDE:

    • Audio Commentary with vision mixer Clive Doig, special sounds creator Brian Hodgson, make-up supervisor Sonia Markham and floor assistant David Tilley, moderated by Mark Ayres
    • Episodes 3 and 4 Reconstruction Using original scripts, newly recorded dialogue and animation (28 mins, 24 mins)
    • Rediscovering The Urge to Live The team behind the reconstruction explain how it was put together (8 mins)
    • Suddenly Susan Carole Ann Ford interview originally recorded for 2003's The Story of Doctor Who (15 mins)
    • The Lambert Tapes — The Doctor Verity Lambert interview recorded for The Story of Doctor Who (14 mins)
    • Photo Gallery (3 mins)
    • PDF materials: Radio Times Listings, Prop Design Plans
    • Optional Arabic Mono Audio
    • Production Notes Subtitle Option
    • Digitally remastered picture and sound quality

    Originally transmitted October 31 - November 14, 1964



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