Doctor Who And The Silurians

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Starring: Jon Pertwee, Caroline John & Nicholas Courtney
By:Malcolm Hulke
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Edition: US US (DVD)
Released:  June 2008
Publisher:  BBC Video
Format: 2 x DVD
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Description:  DVD release of the 1970 Doctor Who TV story of the same name.

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Exiled to Earth and now working for UNIT as their scientific advisor, the Doctor is summoned to an underground research center at Wenley Moor to investigate a series of inexplicable power losses. Initially suspecting sabotage, he soon discovers that the nearby cave system conceals a colony of an ancient race called the Silurians. Awaking from a hibernation which has lasted millions of years, they are now planning to reclaim the Earth from humankind.


  • Commentary by actors Caroline John (Liz), Nicholas Courtney (The Brigadier), Peter Miles (Lawrence), Geoffrey Palmer (Masters), director Timothy Combe, producer Barry Letts, and script editor Terrance Dicks
  • What Lies Beneath Cast and crew explore how the socio-political climate of the late sixties shaped this story (35 mins)
  • Going Underground Making Of (19 mins)
  • Now and Then Location featurette (9 mins)
  • Musical Scales Retrospective on an era of musical experimentation in Doctor Who (13 mins)
  • Color Silurian Overlay Featurette showing how the story was restored to full color for DVD release (4 mins)
  • Isolated Music
  • Radio Times Listings (DVD-ROM PC/Mac)
  • Photo Gallery (6 mins)
  • Production Note Subtitles
  • Digitally remastered picture and sound quality

Originally transmitted January 31 - March 14, 1970

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