City of Death
 

No. 25 of 145 in the BBC classic series videos series
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Starring: Tom Baker & Lalla Ward
By:Douglas Adams, David Fisher & Graham Williams
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Editions:  UK UK (original VHS) | Australia Australia (VHS) | US US (original VHS) | US US (repackaged VHS) | UK UK (repackaged VHS)

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Edition: UK UK (original VHS)
When:  April 1991
Format: 1 x VHS
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Cover blurb:
A peaceful holiday in Paris takes a macabre turn for the Doctor and Romana as cracks start to appear in the fabric of time itself. Uncovering a plot by the sinister Count (Julian Glover) to steal the Mona Lisa, the Doctor goes on a dangerous quest through history to Renaissance Italy. There he discovers the chilling truth about the Count and his cataclysmic experiments with time.

The Count, alias Scaroth, is the last of the Jagaroth, a vicious war-like race whom he plans to restore to life by reversing time. Imprisoned and at his mercy, the Doctor and Romana have the knowledge he needs. Somehow they must chase Scaroth four hundred million years back in time to prevent his apocalyptic plan. If they fail, the entire human race will never have existed.

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Edition: Australia Australia (VHS)
When:  September 1991
Format: 1 x VHS
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Cover blurb:
Same as UK edition.

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Edition: US US (original VHS)
When:  May 1994
Format: 1 x VHS
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Cover blurb:
Same as original UK edition.

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Edition: US US (repackaged VHS)
When:  March 1998
Format: 1 x VHS
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Note:  Re-released in updated "Gateway Collection" cover at a discounted price. (The other stories repackaged in this way were Pyramids of Mars, The Talons of Weng-Chiang and The Stones of Blood.)

Cover blurb:
Same as original UK edition.

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Edition: UK UK (repackaged VHS)
When:  May 2001
Format: 1 x VHS
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Note:  Repackaged release — identical to previous UK edition but with a different cover.

Cover blurb:
The Doctor and Romana are enjoying a well-earned break in Paris, relaxing in the gentle delights of the art galleries, the waterfront cafes, the Eiffel Tower... and the unexpected jumps in time that no one else seems to notice...

Rare treasures and once-lost masterpieces are suddenly in auction houses all over the world, the only link to them all being the mysterious Count Scarlioni. But what project is he secretly financing in the basement of his Paris chateau?

The time-travellers meet up with Duggan, a private detective investigating the activities of the Count and his accomplices. Can Scarlioni be planning the most audacious and daring of all art thefts? Or are his ambitions much grander? Big enough to threaten the existence of the entire human race...?

This story was first broadcast on BBC1 between 29th September - 20th October 1979.



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