The Stones of Blood
 

No. 14 of 178 in the BBC classic series DVDs series
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Starring: Tom Baker, Mary Tamm & John Leeson
By:David Fisher
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Editions:  US US (standard DVD) | US US (special DVD)
Note:Only released separately in the US. In the UK and Australia, this story was released as part of the Key To Time box set.

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Edition: US US (standard DVD)
When:  October 2002
Format: 1 x DVD
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The search for the third segment of the Key to Time leads the Doctor and Romana to the English countryside and an ancient stone circle called the Nine Travelers. There they meet Professor Amelia Rumford and her friend Vivien Fay, who are conducting a new survey of the stones. Curiously, the number of stones has not been consistent in the historical sources the professor has researched.

The circle is also sacred ground to a cult of druids. Dismissed as harmless crackpots by Vivien, they are in fact deadly serious in their worship of the Cailleach, the Celtic goddess of war, death and magic. Some practitioners are willing to resort to human sacrifice to serve the goddess's ever increasing demand for fresh blood.

Though the tracer has led the Doctor and Romana to the Nine Travelers, none of the stones actually registers as the segment. Before that mystery is solved, the Doctor will need to explain why he drove Romana over a cliff and how enormous boulders are able to move about the countryside at will.

DVD EXTRAS INCLUDE:

  • Commentary by actor Mary Tamm and director Darrol Blake
  • Pop-Up Production Notes
  • Photo Gallery
  • Who's Who

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Edition: US US (special DVD)
When:  March 2009
Format: 1 x DVD
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The search for the third segment of the Key to Time leads the Doctor, Romana and K-9 to Boscombe Moor on Earth in the late 20th century. Here they encounter Professor Amelia Rumford and Vivien Fay, who are surveying an ancient stone circle called the Nine Travellers. What is the link between an ancient Celtic goddess, an alien criminal and a transporter ship concealed in hyperspace? And can the Doctor escape the Druidic sacrifice of blood to uncover the mystery of the moving stones?

DVD EXTRAS INCLUDE:

  • Audio Commentary 1 by actor Mary Tamm (Romana) and director Darrol Blake
  • Audio Commentary 2 by actor Tom Baker (The Doctor), Mary Tamm (Romana), Susan Engel (Vivien Fay) and writer David Fisher
  • Getting Blood from Stones "Making Of" documentary featuring Mary Tamm, John Leeson (K-9), Susan Engel, David Fisher, script editor Anthony Read, Darrol Blake and effects designer Mat Irvine (26 mins)
  • Hammer Horror Featurette on horror films' influence on Doctor Who (13 mins)
  • Stones Free Mary Tamm visits the Rollright Stones to meet experts on this ancient stone circle (9 mins)
  • Deleted Scenes from Part Two
  • The Model World of Robert Symes Archive clip on Mat Irvine's model work for this story
  • Blue Peter & Nationwide Doctor Who 15th Anniversary celebrations
  • Continuities (2 mins)
  • Photo Gallery (8 mins)
  • Production Note Option
  • DVD-ROM PC / Mac feature: Radio Times billings
  • Digitally remastered picture and sound quality

Originally transmitted October 28 - November 18, 1978



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