The Sun Makers
 

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Starring: Tom Baker, Louise Jameson & John Leeson
By:Robert Holmes
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Editions:  UK UK (DVD) | US US (DVD) | Australia Australia (DVD)
Note:Was scheduled to be released in a box set with The Ambassadors of Death but the releases were separated due to delays with the restoration/recolourisation of Ambassadors. (The latter story was eventually released in 2012.)

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Edition: UK UK (DVD)
Released:  August 2011
Publisher:  BBC Video
Format: 1 x DVD
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The TARDIS, along with the Doctor, Leela and K-9, arrives on Pluto in the distant future. The time travellers discover the planet has a breathable atmosphere and enjoys heat from six small suns, but the humans who live there are taxed and exploited heavily for the privilege. When Leela is captured and sentenced to death, the Doctor must save his companion, as well as stop the ruthless Company, before it is too late...

SPECIAL FEATURES

  • Commentary by actors Tom Baker (the Doctor), Louise Jameson (Leela) and Michael Keating (Goudry), and director Pennant Roberts
  • Running from the Tax Man A retrospective look at the making of the story and the science behind it. With Louise Jameson, Michael Keating, director Pennant Roberts, writer and historian Dominic Sandbrook and astronomer Marek Kukula
  • Outtakes
  • The Doctor's Composer — Part Two The concluding part of our look at the career of prolific composer Dudley Simpson, covering his work on the show in the 1970s
  • Trailer
  • Production Information Subtitles
  • Photo Gallery
  • Coming Soon Trailer
  • Radio Times Listings (DVD ROM — PC/Mac)
  • Digitally remastered picture and sound quality

This story was originally broadcast on BBC1 between 26th November — 17th December 1977

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Edition: US US (DVD)
Released:  August 2011
Publisher:  BBC Video
Format: 1 x DVD
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The TARDIS, along with the Doctor, Leela and K-9, arrives on Pluto in the distant future. The time travelers discover the planet has a breathable atmosphere and enjoys heat from six small suns, but the humans who live there are taxed and exploited heavily for the privilege.

When Leela is captured and sentenced to death, the Doctor must save his companion, as well as stop the ruthless Company, before it is too late.

DVD EXTRAS INCLUDE:

  • Audio Commentary by actors Tom Baker (the Doctor), Louise Jameson (Leela), Michael Keating (Goudry) and director Pennant Roberts
  • Running from the Tax Man A look at the making of the story and the science behind it with Louise Jameson, Michael Keating, director Pennant Roberts, writer and historian Dominic Sandbrook and astronomer Marek Kukula (25 mins)
  • The Doctor's Composer — Part Two Concluding part of our look at the career of prolific composer Dudley Simpson, covering his work on the show in the 1970s (18 mins)
  • Outtakes
  • Original BBC1 Trailer
  • Photo Gallery (4 mins)
  • PDF materials: Radio Times Listings
  • Production Notes Subtitle Option
  • Digitally remastered picture and sound quality

Originally transmitted November 26 - December 17, 1977

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Edition: Australia Australia (DVD)
Released:  September 2011
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