Serial: 4Z Episode Nos. 474, 475, 476, 477, 478, and 479. Title: The Invasion of Time
The Doctor returns to Gallifrey and demands to
become President of the High Council of Time Lords (which is his
legal right after the events of The Deadly Assassin). His behavior is rude and arrogant, and becomes moreso after
his Induction, when he orders Leela banished and has K9 destroy Gallifrey's defensive barriers. The Doctor has
opened the way for myserious invaders called Vardans to take control of the planet, and from thence Time itself, and
there seems to be no one on Gallifrey who will stop him....
This story sees the departure of Louise Jameson as Leela,
and of the original K9 Mark I. It also marks the
return of the villainous Sontarans, and of course, of Gallifrey and the Time Lords.
starring Tom Baker as Doctor Who, Louise Jameson as
Leela, and John Leeson as
the Voice of K9.
Written by David Agnew, Produced by Graham Williams, and Directed by Gerald Blake .
Originally transmitted from
On both discs:
- Graphical menus, episode and scene selection features, and subtitles for the hearing impaired.
On Disc 1:
- All 6 episodes of this story, 25 minutes each.
- Commentary track by actors Louise Jameson (Leela) and John Leeson (voice of K9), script editor and co-writer Anthony Read,
and visual effects designer Mat Irvine.
- CGI Effects option. Turn this on and the story will play with most of the 1978 special effects replaced with newly-made
- The disc starts with a 90-second trailer for the Doctor Who – The Complete Third Series box set
(though this is skippable with your remote).
On Disc 2:
- “Out of Time” A new 17-minute documentary about the making of this story. Features interviews with actors Louise Jameson,
John Leeson, Christopher Tranchell (Commander Andred), and Milton Johns (Castellan Kelner), as well as script editor and
co-writer Anthony Read and visual effects designer Colin Mapson.
- Deleted Scenes. A 6-minute assembly of five scenes from the location film recordings that weren’t included in the final program.
- “The Rise and Fall of Gallifrey” A new 10-minute documentary that takes a look at the depiction of the Doctor’s home planet
throughout the classic series. Features interviews with writers Terrance Dicks, Alan Barnes, Gary Russell, and Anthony Read.
- The Elusive David Agnew. A new 5-minute documentary that tries to pin down the whereabouts of the mysterious man credited
with writing this story.
- Continuity. A 3-minute assembly of the introductions and trailers used by the BBC in 1978.
- Photo Gallery. A 7-minute assembly of still photos taken during the production.
- Radio Times Listings. A pdf file of the original 1978 Radio Times TV listings for this story, viewable by placing the DVD into the
DVD-ROM drive on home computer.
- 1 Easter Egg. Highlight the area of blank space below to see what is it and how to find it.
- Go into the Special Features menu and highlight the Radio Times Listings selection, then press the left arrow. A Doctor Who logo
will appear. Click on this and you will see a 1-minute segment where the visual effects designer shows us how the prop of the
Matrix circlet worked.