Episode Nos. 666, 667, 668, and 669. Title:
The Doctor and Melanie visit the
place completely run down and populated by all-girl gangs, cannibalistic old ladies, and fascist
caretakers. At the same time, the machines that clean the building have turned against the residents
at the behest of a creature trapped in the basement.
Can the Doctor unite the peoples of
starring Sylvester McCoy as the Doctor and Bonnie Langford as Melanie.
Written by Stephen Wyatt, Produced by John Nathan-Turner, and Directed by Nicholas Mallett.
- All 4 episodes of the story, digitally remastered and restored.
- Graphical menus, episode and scene selection features, and subtitles for
the hearing impaired.
- Optional commentary track by actress Judy Cornwell (Maddy), writer Stephen Wyatt,
special sound designer Dick Mills, and moderated by Mark Ayres.
- Information Text subtitles option. Displays pop-up production trivia throughout
- Alternate Score. Selecting this in the Audio Options menu will play the story with a
different music score to the broadcast version (which was by Keff McCulloch). This
is the score that was composed by David Snell and then rejected near the last minute
by producer John Nathan-Turner and the McCulloch version hurriedly written to
- “Horror on the High Rise.” A 34-minute documentary about the making of the story,
presented by Mark Ayres. Features interviews with script editor Andrew Cartmel,
writer Stephen Wyatt, composers David Snell and Keff McCulloch, and actors
Catherine Cusack (Blue Kang Leader), Howard Cooke (Pex), and Richard Briers
- Deleted and Extended Scenes. An 8-minute package of 18 deleted scenes.
- Continuity. A 4-minute package of the BBC’s continuity announcements introducing
and advertising the story from 1987.
- Girls! Girls! Girls! The Eighties. A 22-minute discussion between three of the 1980s
companion actresses: Sarah Sutton (Nyssa), Janet Fielding (Tegan), and Sophie
- Casting Sylvester. A 4-minute interview with Producer Clive Doig, who played a role
in the casting of Sylvester McCoy as the Doctor.
- Photo Gallery. A package of still photos taken during the production. 5 minutes long.
- PDF Materials. : the Radio Times listings are available as a .pdf file if you put the disc
into a computer.