Paradise Towers
 

No. 79 of 135 in the BBC classic series videos series
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Starring: Sylvester McCoy & Bonnie Langford
By:Stephen Wyatt
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Editions:  UK UK (VHS) | Australia Australia (VHS) | US US (VHS)

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Edition: UK UK (VHS)
Released:  October 1995
Publisher:  BBC Video
Format: 1 x VHS PAL
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"A visitor? Well, it must be a long time since the Tower saw any of those."

Built towards the end of the twenty-first century, Paradise Towers is a massive housing block, stretching up towards the sky. With its beautiful decor, smart apartments, fantastic facilities and high standards of maintenance, it is hardly surprising that the architect, Kroagnon, won many professional awards.

Mel wants to go swimming and as the TARDIS pool has been jettisoned due to a leak, Paradise Towers seems to fit the bill. However, when she and the Doctor arrive, instead of the bright squares and charming cloisters the brochure promised, they find dark, rat-infested corridors full of uncontrollable cleaning machines, undisciplined street gangs and over-worked and belligerent caretakers, some of whom are disappearing in mysterious circumstances.

What has caused such terrible decay? How could such perfect accommodation have become so run down and dangerous? And why do the street-wise Kangs, apathetic caretakers, sinister Rezzies and Pex — the self-appointed warrior who puts the world of Paradise Towers to rights — all fear whatever terrible force dwells in the basement? Only the unpredictable Chief Caretaker knows what is down there — and the real secret behind the disappearances...

Originally transmitted 5th to 26th October 1987

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Edition: Australia Australia (VHS)
Released:  January 1997
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Format: 1 x VHS PAL
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Same as UK edition.

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Edition: US US (VHS)
Released:  June 1997
Publisher:  BBC Video
Format: 1 x VHS NTSC
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