The Black Guardian Trilogy
 

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Starring: Peter Davison, Janet Fielding, Sarah Sutton & Mark Strickson
By:Peter Grimwade, Stephen Gallagher & Barbara Clegg
Rating:   8.3  (33 votes)  Vote here
Review:  three slightly below-par stories  Read more (6 in total)
Editions:  UK UK (DVD) | US US (DVD) | Australia Australia (DVD)
Note:Box set containing the three Fifth Doctor adventures Mawdryn Undead, Terminus and Enlightenment, plus a new "director's cut" of Enlightenment. Details of the restoration process and DVD extras can be found at the Restoration Team Web site.

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Edition: UK UK (DVD)
Released:  August 2009
Publisher:  BBC Video
Format: 4 x DVD
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Turlough arrives, Nyssa departs and the Black Guardian returns to wreak his revenge in these three classic Fifth Doctor adventures!

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Edition: US US (DVD)
Released:  November 2009
Publisher:  BBC Video
Format: 4 x DVD
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Turlough arrives, Nyssa departs and the Black Guardian returns to wreak his revenge in these three classic adventures!

Mawdryn Undead — (4 eps, 98 mins)
Turlough may look like a normal pupil at a boys' boarding school, but he's actually an alien in a deadly pact with the Black Guardian.

Terminus — (4 eps, 98 mins)
Still acting for the Black Guardian, Turlough sabotages the TARDIS and triggers a chain of events that may mean the end of the universe.

Enlightenment — (4 eps, 98 mins)
The Doctor and his companions find themselves on an Edwardian sailing yacht in a mysterious and deadly race.

DVD EXTRAS INCLUDE:

  • Commentary by actors Peter Davison, Mark Strickson, Nicholas Courtney and Sarah Sutton, writers Stephen Gallagher and Barbara Clegg, script editor Eric Saward and director Fiona Cumming
  • Who Wants to Live Forever? Making of Mawdryn Undead (24 mins)
  • Liberty Hall (7 mins)
  • Deleted and Extend [sic] Scenes (5 mins)
  • Film Trims (8 mins)
  • Outtakes (5 mins)
  • Breaking Point Making of Terminus (22 mins)
  • Origins of the Universe (6 mins)
  • Winner Takes All Making of Enlightenment (24 mins)
  • New Feature Length Edit of Enlightenment featuring 5.1 Surround Sound and new CGI effects (75 mins)
  • The Story of the Guardians (12 mins)
  • Finding Mark Strickson (8 mins)
  • Finding Sarah Sutton (8 mins)
  • Continuity
  • Isolated Music
  • DVD-ROM material
  • Photo Galleries
  • Production Note Subtitles
  • Digitally remastered picture and sound quality

Originally transmitted February 1 - March 9, 1983

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Edition: Australia Australia (DVD)
Released:  November 2009
Publisher:  BBC Video
Format: 4 x DVD
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