The Three Doctors
 

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Starring: Jon Pertwee, Katy Manning, William Hartnell & Patrick Troughton
By:Bob Baker & David Martin
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Editions:  Australia Australia (standard DVD) | Australia Australia (limited DVD) | UK UK (standard DVD) | UK UK (limited DVD) | US US (standard DVD) | US US (special DVD)

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Edition: Australia Australia (standard DVD)
When:  November 2003
Format: 1 x DVD
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Note:  Unusually, the Australian edition was the first to be released — almost 2 weeks earlier than the UK edition.

Cover blurb:
Same as UK standard edition.

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Edition: Australia Australia (limited DVD)
When:  November 2003
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Note:  Released in limited edition 40th anniversary packaging, also containing die-cast Bessie model car.

Cover blurb:
Same as UK standard edition.

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Edition: UK UK (standard DVD)
When:  November 2003
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UNIT HQ comes under attack by an alien force, and the Doctor has no other option but to call on his own people, the Time Lords, for help. Breaking the first Law of Time, the first two Doctors are lifted out of their time-streams and sent to help the third. But in a universe of anti-matter, an all-powerful figure from Time Lord history is waiting, and even three Doctors may not be enough to stop him...

Special Features

  • Commentary by Katy Manning, Nicholas Courtney, and producer Barry Letts
  • Patrick Troughton Interview A rare interview with the Second Doctor from Pebble Mill at One
  • Jon Pertwee at Panopticon Pertwee and Katy Manning take to the stage at a 1993 convention
  • Blue Peter A celebration of Doctor Who's tenth anniversary from November 1973
  • BSB Highlights Terrance Dicks, Nicholas Courtney, Bob Baker and Dave Martin discussing The Three Doctors from BSB's 1990 Doctor Who Weekend
  • BBC1 Trailer The trailer for the 1972 BBC1 transmission of the first episode
  • The Five Faces of Doctor Who The full trailer for this 1981 repeat season which included The Three Doctors
  • Photo Gallery
  • Production Subtitles
  • Digitally remastered picture and sound quality

This story was originally broadcast on BBC1 between 30th December 1972 - 20th January 1973

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Edition: UK UK (limited DVD)
When:  November 2003
Format: 1 x DVD
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Note:  Released in limited edition 40th anniversary packaging, also containing die-cast Bessie model car.

Cover blurb:
Same as UK standard edition.

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Edition: US US (standard DVD)
When:  March 2004
Format: 1 x DVD
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The Doctor and UNIT are called upon to investigate strange events surrounding Dr. Tyler's research into cosmic rays. UNIT HQ comes under attack by an alien force, and the Doctor has no other option but to call on the Time Lords for help.

The Time Lords too are under attack — from a mysterious power emanating from a black hole in space. With power reserves falling, the only way they can help the Doctor is to break the First Law of Time and allow him to help himself.

The First and Second Doctors are lifted out of their time streams and sent to Earth to help the Third. Between the three of them, they must find a solution to the threat that not only endangers UNIT and Earth, but also the future of the Time Lords themselves.

DVD EXTRAS INCLUDE:

  • Commentary by actors Katy Manning and Nicholas Courtney and producer Barry Letts
  • Pebble Mill at One 1972 interviews with Bernard Wilkie and Patrick Troughton
  • Blue Peter Jon Pertwee, the Whomobile and retrospective of the first ten years
  • BSB's "31 Who" Weekend Interviews with Jon Pertwee, Nicholas Courtney, Terrance Dicks, Bob Baker and Dave Martin. Introduced by John Nathan-Turner
  • PanoptiCon '93 30th Anniversary panel with Jon Pertwee, Katy Manning and Nicholas Courtney
  • Production Note Option
  • Photo Gallery

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Edition: US US (special DVD)
When:  March 2012
Format: 2 x DVD
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Note:  This is the same special edition (i.e. remastered and with additional extras) that was released in the UK and Australia as part of the Revisitations 3 box set. And like Revisitations 3, the "Jon Pertwee at Panopticon" extra from the original DVD release has been removed due to rights issues, but all other extras from the original release are present.

Cover blurb:
The Time Lords are in crisis. A powerful force is draining their energy into a mysterious Black Hole — and they must recruit the Doctor to save them. But one Doctor isn't enough for this mission.

All three of the Doctor's incarnations, aided by Jo Grant and UNIT, must face the wrath of Omega — a fallen Time Lord trapped in a universe of anti-matter, with one thing on his mind: revenge.

DVD EXTRAS INCLUDE:

  • Audio Commentary with actors Katy Manning (Jo Grant), Nicholas Courtney (Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart) and producer Barry Letts
  • Happy Birthday To Who New Making Of with actors Katy Manning and Stephen Thorne (Omega), Barry Letts, script editor Terrance Dicks and co-writer Bob Baker (23 mins)
  • Was Doctor Who Rubbish? Raising a defense against criticism of the classic series (14 mins)
  • Girls, Girls, Girls — The 70's with Katy Manning, Caroline John (Liz Shaw) and Louise Jameson (Leela) (21 mins)
  • Pebble Mill At One Archival interviews with the second Doctor Patrick Troughton and visual effects wizard Bernard Wilkie (20 mins)
  • Blue Peter Jon Pertwee introduces the Whomobile (13 mins)
  • BSB Highlights Cast and crew discuss The Three Doctors during BSB's 1990 Doctor Who weekend (10 mins)
  • The Five Faces Of Doctor Who The full trailer for the 1981 repeat season (4 mins)
  • BBC1 Trailer The 1972 trailer for Episode One (1 min)
  • 40th Anniversary Trailer (3 mins)
  • Photo Gallery (4 mins)
  • PDF materials: Radio Times Listings
  • Production Notes Subtitle Option
  • Digitally remastered picture and sound quality

Originally transmitted December 30, 1972 - January 20, 1973



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