The Two Doctors
 

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Starring: Colin Baker, Patrick Troughton, Nicola Bryant & Frazer Hines
By:Robert Holmes
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Editions:  UK UK (VHS) | Australia Australia (VHS) | US US (VHS)

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Edition: UK UK (VHS)
Released:  November 1993
Publisher:  BBC Video
Format: 1 x VHS PAL
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Cover blurb:
"When you travel around as much as I do, it's almost inevitable that you'll run into yourself at some point."

When the Doctor (Colin Baker) lands on a space station in the Third Zone, he suspects he's been there before and when he discovers his old assistant — Jamie — he's certain.

Accompanied by Jamie and his present assistant Peri, the Doctor follows himself (Patrick Troughton) to 20th Century Seville. There he discovers his old enemeies, the Sontarans, about to dissect him in a genetic operation.

But just why are they operating on the Doctor? And how will their findings aid their enslavement of the universe? Deadly questions to which the Doctors must find answers in order to escape their own excruciating death...

Originally transmitted 16 February - 2 March 1985, this three part adventure starring Colin Baker features the late Patrick Troughton's final appearance as the Doctor and is a welcome addition to BBC Video in this, the programme's 30th Anniversary year.

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Edition: Australia Australia (VHS)
Released:  March 1994
Publisher:  BBC Video
Format: 1 x VHS PAL
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Note:  Two variants of this release exist — the original 1994 release by Polygram was three 45-minute episodes, matching the UK video release and the original UK broadcast. However, at some stage after Polygram lost the Doctor Who distribution rights in 1996 and they were picked up by Roadshow, this story was re-released — and for reasons best known to themselves, Roadshow used a different video master: this time using the version originally transmitted in Australia, with the story re-edited into six 25-minute episodes. The back cover text was not updated between releases, so both versions list the UK running time of 132 minutes, even though the second release is over 10 minutes longer (due to the repeated credits/reprises in between the three "extra" episodes).

Cover blurb:
Same as UK edition.

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Edition: US US (VHS)
Released:  June 1995
Publisher:  BBC Video
Format: 1 x VHS NTSC
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Same as UK edition, only without the reference to the 30th Anniversary at the end.


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