A New Beginning
A look at the radical changes made to Doctor Who by John Nathan-Turner for his first story as producer, which opened the programme's eighteenth year on BBC1. With contributions from Lovett Bickford, Christopher H. Bidmead, John Leeson (K9), Peter Howell (composer), Sid Sutton (graphic designer), June Hudson (costume designer), Val McCrimmon (assistant floor manager) and archive interviews with Tom Baker and John Nathan-Turner. Producer: Ed Stradling. (30'17" | 4:3 | 2004)
From Avalon to Argolis
Graphic designer Sid Sutton and composer Peter Howell recall their creation of the brand new title sequence and theme arrangement, which was first used on this story. Producer: Steven Bagley. (9'13" | 4:3 | 2004)
A segment from the edition of the popular BBC1 children's magazine programme shown on 3rd April 1980. This item features a look around the Longleat Doctor Who exhibition with presenter Tina Heath, plus the first on-screen interview with new producer John Nathan-Turner. (3'57" | 4:3 | 1980)
Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround Mix
A new sound mix has been created by Mark Ayres especially for this DVD release. It should be noted that the original dialogue recordings for many scenes in this story no longer exist, and at these points lower quality copies have been painstakingly restored for their inclusion in this new 5.1 mix.
Peter Howell's specially composed music for this story is included on an isolated audio track.
Text commentary by Richard Molesworth providing cast details, script development and other information related to the production of this story.
A selection of rare and previously unpublished photographs from the recording of this story. (5'59" | 4:3 | 2004)
Continuity Announcements. From the main menu screen, press the left arrow button to highlight the Doctor Who logo to the left of 'Episode Selection' and select it. (3'35" | 4:3 | 1980)