Serial: 5W  Episode Nos. 564, 565, 566, and 567.  Title: Four to Doomsday

Attempting to return Tegan to her stewardess job at Heathrow Airport, the TARDIS instead lands aboard a vast spaceship

en route for Earth and due to arrive in four days.  Aboard it the Doctor and his friends find floating spy cameras, large

numbers of humans from lost civilizations, and three green aliens lording over it all.  Their Monarch announces their

intention to visit the Earth again and greet the masses with open arms of friendship... but the Doctor begins to suspect he

has other motives in mind...


starring Peter Davison as the Doctor, Matthew Waterhouse as Adric, Sarah Sutton as Nyssa, and Janet Fielding as Tegan.

Written by Terence Dudley, Produced by John Nathan-Turner, and Directed by John Black.

Originally transmitted from 18 January 1982 to 26 January 1982 on BBC1.

DVD Features:


-         All four 25-minute episodes.

-         Graphical menus, episode and scene selection features, and subtitles for the hearing impaired.

-         Commentary track by actors Peter Davison, Janet Fielding, Sarah Sutton, and Matthew Waterhouse, and

Director John Black. 

-         “Studio Recording”  A 27-minute featurette of footage from Peter Davison’s first day in the studio playing

the Doctor, showing highlights of what went on between takes on the studio floor.

      -     “Saturday Night at the Mill”   A 14-minute TV interview recorded with Peter Davison in 1980 just after his

                  casting as the Doctor.

-         Theme Music Video.  A 3-1/2 minute featurette presenting a mix of the “starfield” title sequences used for

Tom Baker’s final season and all of Peter Davison’s era to the accompaniment of a new Dolby 5.1 extended

remix of the theme music from this era.  This featurette has been previously seen in the “New Beginnings”

box set.

-         Photo Gallery.  A 7-minute featurette showing production stills taken during the making of the story.

-         Information Text.  Selecting this displays pop-up production notes trivia as the story plays.

-         Radio Times PDF Files.  If you place this DVD into the DVD-ROM drive of a computer, you can find and view

a PDF file containing the original Radio Times TV schedule listings for this story.

      -     The disc boots up with an ads for the Complete Fourth Series Box Set and for BBC America, both of which are

skippable with your remote.