The Awakening & Frontios
 

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Starring: Peter Davison, Janet Fielding & Mark Strickson
By:Eric Pringle & Christopher H. Bidmead
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Edition: UK UK (VHS)
Released:  March 1997
Publisher:  BBC Video
Format: 2 x VHS PAL
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THE AWAKENING
The TARDIS has brought the Doctor, Tegan and Turlough to the picture-postcard English village of Little Hodcome. Tegan has come to visit her grandfather — well known local historian Andrew Verny — but he seems to be missing. The residents of Little Hodcombe, led by the obsessive Sir George Hutchinson, are playing a vicious war game — an exact recreation of a battle of the English Civil War fought there in 1643.

As each of the TARDIS crew witnesses a terrifying apparition from the past, the Doctor realises that he faces a far greater menace than the unstable Hutchinson. An ancient and alien force for evil is at work — one which will glory in the slaughter of them all...

Originally transmitted 19 - 20th January 1984.

FRONTIOS
As a strange force takes hold of the TARDIS, the Doctor and his friends find themselves grounded on the inhospitable planet of Frontios, where the last survivors of the human race scratch out a desperate existence far away from their long-dead homeworld.

The colonists are gripped by fear and paranoia as the planet is battered by attacks from space and they watch as the bodies of their dead are sucked into the ground. But the Doctor only appreciates the true gravity of the situation when he finds that the TARDIS has been destroyed...

Originally transmitted 26 January - 3 February 1984.

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Edition: US US (VHS)
Released:  March 1998
Publisher:  BBC Video
Format: 2 x VHS NTSC
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The Awakening:
In a picture-postcard English village, an obsessive aristocrat leads a vicious recreation of an English Civil War battle waged on the site over three centuries ago. When terrifying apparitions begin to appear, the Doctor realizes an ancient and terrifying force is behind the potential slaughter.

Frontios:
Far in the future, a strange force draws the Tardis to the inhospitable planet of Frontios, home of the last remnants of the human race. Battered by attacks from space, the inhabitants are gripped by fear and paranoia. Doctor Who realizes the true gravity of the situation when he finds the Tardis has been destroyed.

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Edition: Australia Australia (VHS)
Released:  March 1998
Publisher:  BBC Video
Format: 1 x VHS PAL
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Note:  Single tape.

Cover blurb:
Same as UK edition.


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