Serial: 4J  Episode Nos. 414, 415, 416, and 417.  Title: The Android Invasion


The TARDIS appears to have finally brought Sarah home, but she and the Doctor

become suspicious when they see: villagers walking like the dead in unison before

turning normal at the stroke of a clock, a man come back to life after breaking his

neck in a fall from a cliff, calendars with all the same date, all identically minted coins

wherever they look, and a long-lost astronaut apparantly in command of a

Space Defence Station.   The Doctor and Sarah have unwittingly stumbled on the

training ground of an alien invasion, but how can they help the Earth after they

lose the TARDIS?


This story is the last to feature Ian Marter as Harry Sullivan and John Levene as RSM Benton.

starring Tom Baker as Doctor Who, Elisabeth Sladen as Sarah Jane Smith, Ian Marter as

Harry Sullivan, and John Levene as RSM Benton.


Written by Terry Nation, Produced by Philip Hinchcliffe, and Directed by Barry Letts.


Originally transmitted from 22 November 1975 to 13 December 1975 on BBC1.

DVD Features:

- 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 actors Milton Johns (Guy Crayford) and Martin Friend

   (Styggron), producer Philip Hinchcliffe, and production manager Marion McDougall.

   Moderated by Toby Hadoke.

- Information Text subtitles option.  Displays pop-up production trivia throughout

   the story.

- "The Village That Came to Life"  A 31-minute making-of where presenter Nicholas

   Briggs takes on a tour around the real-life village that stood in for Devesham in this

   story.  Features interviews with real villagers who were around during the shooting.

   Also features discussions with director Barry Letts, producer Philip Hinchcliffe,

   and actors Martin Friend and Milton Johns.

-  Life After Who.  Producer Philip Hinchcliffe is interviewed for 30 minutes about his

   career and life after leaving Doctor Who by none other than his own daughter

   Celina Hinchcliffe, herself now a BBC sports presenter. 

-  Photo Gallery.  A 5-minute compilation of photo stills taken during the production.

-  Weetabix Advert.  A 30-second commercial from the time for Dalek Weetabix.

-  Coming Soon Trailer for the forthcoming DVD of The Sensorites.

-  PDF Materials. The Radio Times listings are available as a .pdf file if you put the disc

into a computer.

- 1 Easter Egg.  Highlight the blank area below to see what it is and how to find it:

      Go to the Special Features menu and highlight the Weetabix Advert selection, then

      press the right arrow.  A Doctor Who logo will appear.  Selecting this will play

      8 minutes of sound rushes from the location filming.