Serial: 6M  Episode Nos. 613 and 614.  Title: The Awakening

Tegan's grandfather, Andrew Verney, has gone missing from the quiet English village of Little

Hodcombe.  He had discovered a vast creature entombed within a ruined church that is now

awakening, and through a human agent, is controlling the recreation of the English Civil War

currently taking place, and in order to feed it's psychic appetite, the recreations must become real....

 

Starring Peter Davison as the Doctor, Janet Fielding as Tegan, and Mark Strickson as Turlough.

 

Written by Eric Pringle, Produced by John Nathan-Turner, and Directed by Michael Owen Morris.

 

Originally transmitted from 19 January 1984 to 20 January 1984 on BBC1.
 

 

DVD Features:

 

- Both 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 director Michael Owen Morris, script editor Eric Saward,

and moderator Toby Hadoke.

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

   the story.

- “Return to Little Hodcombe”.  A featurette where some of the cast and crew revisit

    the village locations as they discuss the making of the story. Includes actors Janet

    Fielding, Keith Jayne (Will Chandler), script editor Eric Saward, director Michael Owen

    Morris, and some of the real villagers who were present during filming. 20 minutes.

- “Making the Malus”.  The visual effects team physically revisit their creation of the Malus.

     Features designer Tony Harding, craftsman Richard Gregory, and Paul Burrows, the fan

     who paid 3500 pounds to buy the Malus prop and currently preserves it.  7 minutes.

- “Now and Then  A featurette comparing and contrasting the locations as they appeared

   in the original production with how they look today.  7 minutes.

- “From the Cutting Room Floor.”  An extended and deleted scenes package.  This one

   is more notable than most in that includes a long-lost scene with the shape-changing

   Kamelion robot that was an experimental companion of the Doctor’s in this period.

   There are six scenes and additional film trims and outtakes.  9 minutes.

- “The Golden Egg Awards  A program from 1984 where Doctor Who and Peter Davison

   were awarded a special prize by Noel Edmonds for providing the best blooper footage

   from television for the year.  The winning clip was the massive destruction caused by

   a horse to a prop lych-gate in this story.  2 minutes.

-  Isolated Music option.  Plays the program with only the incidental music score playing.

- Photo Gallery.  A package of still photos taken during the production.

- Coming Soon trailer.

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

into a computer.