Serial: 5Z Episode Nos. 560, 561, 562, and 563. Title: Castrovalva
The Doctor's regeneration is failing, and so he retreats to a restorative
chamber within the TARDIS known as the Zero Room. Meanwhile, the Master
has abducted Adric and uses his computational abilities to power an illusory
Adric who pilots the TARDIS towards the Big Bang. Later, when the Zero
Room is destroyed, Nyssa and Tegan attempt to
Doctor to the planet Castrovalva, a place that supposedly has similar restorative powers, not knowing that the Master is
again watching their every move...
This story sees the debut of Peter Davison as the Doctor.
starring Peter Davison as the Doctor, Matthew Waterhouse as Adric, Sarah Sutton as Nyssa, Janet Fielding as Tegan, and Anthony Ainley as the Master. Written by Christopher H. Bidmead, Produced by John Nathan-Turner, and Directed by Fiona Cumming.
- Digitially restored and remastered pictures and sound.
- Graphical menus, episode selection, and scene selection features.
- Commentary track by actors Peter Davison (the Doctor) and Janet Fielding (Tegan), writer/script editor Christopher H. Bidmead, and
director Fiona Cumming.
- “Swap Shop – Peter Davison” A 21-minute appearance by Peter Davison on Noel Edmunds’ Multi-Coloured Swap Shop from 1982,
when Castrovalva was being broadcast.
- “Blue Peter – Peter Davison” A 9-minute segment from a 1982 edition of the children’s magazine show Blue Peter that includes an
appearance by Peter Davison.
- “Directing Castrovalva” A new 11-minute interview with this story’s director, Fiona Cumming.
- “Being Doctor Who” A new 14-minute interview with Peter Davison sharing his thoughts on the role.
- “The Crowded TARDIS” A new 11-minute featurette about the increase in the number of companions in this period to three,
featuring interviews with actors Tom Baker, Peter Davison, and Sarah Sutton, director John Black, and script editor
Christopher H. Bidmead.
- Deleted Scenes. Plays 2 deleted scenes from this story. Lasts 1 minute.
- Continuities. Plays 5-1.2 minutes worth of the trailers and other BBC announcements that preceded or followed each episode
as it was originally broadcast in 1982.
- Theme Music Video. Plays a compilation of footage from the late Tom Baker and Peter Davison title sequences to the accompaniment
of a newly remastered edition of the theme music from this era, arranged by Peter Howell of the BBC Radiophonic Workshop,
and remastered by Mark Ayres. You get the option to listen in either Dolby Digital 5.1 or Dolby 2.0 Stereo.
(There was an authoring fault in the Region 2 edition of this disc where the Dolby 5.1 sound was left out by mistake. This has
been corrected for this, the North American Region 1 edition.)
- Photo Gallery. A 5-minute presentation of photographic stills of the production.
- Doctor Who Annual 1982 and Radio Times billings. If you place this DVD in the DVD-ROM drive of a computer, you can access
these .pdf files which contain the full text of the 1982 Doctor Who Annual and the Radio Times program guide listings for this story.
- Isolated Music Option. Select this and the episodes will play with only the incidental music score playing.
- 1 Easter Egg. Highlight the invisible text area below to see what it is and how to find it.
- On the main menu, highlight the “Audio Options” selection and then press the left arrow. The Doctor Who logo on the top
left of the screen will become highlighted. Select this and you will see a very short segment of footage from a 1981
first public appearance in costume as the Doctor.
- This DVD starts with an advertisement for the Complete Series 2 Box Set, but this is skippable with your remote.