Region 2 DVD

Disc 1Edit

Commentary 1Edit

Commentary by Katy Manning (Jo Grant), Barry Letts (Producer). Recorded September 2000. (2000)

Commentary 2Edit


Region 2 DVD Boxset

Commentary by Peter Halliday (Pletrac), Cheryl Hall (Shirna), Jenny McCracken (Claire), Brian Hodgson (Special Sounds Creator).

Episode 2 - Early EditEdit

A longer edit featuring the Delaware version of the theme music. It is presented unrestored and includes a countdown clock. (29'45" | 4:3 | 1973)

Behind the Scenes: Looking InEdit

Looking In was originally broadcast on 7th November 1972 as part of the BBC's 50th anniversary celebrations. The programme contained a section looking at the making of this story. (1'45" | 4:3 | 1972)

Visual Effects ModelsEdit

An expanded version of this feature, including unused model shots, trims and tests. (8'43" | 4:3 | 1972)

The Five Faces of Doctor Who TrailerEdit

When BBC2 decided to broadcast a season of repeats of old Doctor Who stories in 1981, Carnival of Monsters was chosen to represent the Third Doctor's era. Included is the full trailer for this repeat season, which also featured the stories An Unearthly Child, The Krotons, The Three Doctors and Logopolis. (4'09" | 4:3 | 1981)

Director's Amended EndingEdit

For the 1981 repeat, producer/director Barry Letts requested that 44 seconds of material be cut from the end of the final episode, due to Peter Halliday's bald-cap slipping in some shots. This shortened 'director's preferred' ending is included here. (1'19" | 4:3 | 1972/1981)

CSO DemoEdit

Colour Separation Overlay was a new technique at the BBC in the 1970s. In this short internal training film, Barry Letts demonstrates the process. (3'08" | 4:3 | 1972)

TARDIS-Cam No.2Edit

A CGI model vignette created for the BBC's Doctor Who website. 3D Modelling & Animation: Nick Sainton-Clark; Series Editor: Jamie Cason; Commissioning Editor: Martin Trickey; Producer: James Goss; Executive Producer: Richard Fell. BBC Fictionlab. (0'46" | 16:9 | 2002)

Production SubtitlesEdit

Text commentary by Richard Molesworth providing cast details, script development and other information related to the production of this story.

PDF MaterialsEdit

Episode listings for this story from the BBC magazine Radio Times in PDF format.

Coming SoonEdit

A preview of Planet of the Spiders. The trailer for this story is available on Mara Tales. (1'36" | 4:3 | 2011)

Easter EggEdit

Clean main title sequence (Seasons 7-10). Go to the first 'Special Features' menu. Navigate to 'Director's Amended Ending' and click left to highlight the hidden Doctor Who logo. (0'45" | 4:3 | 1970)

Disc 2Edit

Destroy All Monsters!Edit

A look back at the making of the story with Katy Manning, Cheryl Hall, Peter Halliday, Barry Letts, Terrance Dicks, Karilyn Collier and Colin Mapson. Special Thanks to: Richard Bignell, Derek Handley, Andrew Pixley, Ed Stradling, Paul Dean, Julia Filsell, Stellenstar, The Sound Company; Narrator: Marc Silk; Camera: Paul Ream; Runner: Katie Storey; Backgrounds: Eddie Scrimgour; Graphics: Mark Lediard; Dubbing Mixer: Peter Groom; Post-Production Assistant: Andy Byron; Editor: Topher McGrillis; Executive Producer: Dan Hall; Producer/Director: Chris Chapman. Dene Films. (23'13" | 16:9 | 2011)

On Target: Ian MarterEdit

Ian Marter appeared as Andrews in this story before playing companion Harry Sullivan. He was also a writer, and novelised many Doctor Who adventures for Target Books. With Tom Baker, Elisabeth Sladen, Nicholas Courtney, Nigel Plaskitt, Terrance Dicks and Gary Russell. Narrator: Jonathan Rigby; Senior Editor: Hamish Logie; Editor: Laura May Hards; Stills: Derek Handley; Scratchman Artwork: Brian Williamson; Special Thanks: Joe McIntyre; Music: Hamish Logie; Audio Mastering: Andreas Williamson; Producers: Anthony Caulfield, Rohan Latchman; Executive Producer: Dan Hall; Director: Marcus Hearn. (16'10" | 16:9 | 2007)

The A to Z of Gadgets and GizmosEdit

A tongue-in-cheek look at gadgets and gizmos in Doctor Who over the years. Narrator: Paul Jones; Sound Engineer: David Roper; Online Editor: Michael Connors; Colourist: Jonathan Wood; Script Editor: Annabel Gibson; Executive Producer: Dan Hall; Producer/Director: Brendan Sheppard. (11'23" | 16:9 | 2009)

Mary CelesteEdit

A trio of maritime experts discuss the disappearance of real ships, including the most famous maritime mystery of all time, the Mary Celeste. With the University of London's Professor Roger Luckhurst, Merseyside Maritime Museum's Ian Murphy and The National Maritime Museum's John McAleer. Thanks to: The National Maritime Museum, Rob Semenoff; Camera: Steve Broster; Colourist: Jonathan Wood; Executive Producer: Dan Hall; Producer: Stella Broster. (18'03" | 16:9 | 2011)

Photo GalleryEdit

A selection of rare and previously unpublished photographs from the recording of this story. BBC Radiophonic Workshop Archive: Mark Ayres; Music: Dudley Simpson; Special Sound: Brian Hodgson; Thanks to: BBC Photograph Library, Derek Handley, Ralph Montagu; Producer: Paul Shields. (2'56" | 4:3 | 2010)