Serial: H  Episode Nos. 37,38,39,40, 41 and 42.  Title: The Reign of Terror

 

The TARDIS lands in the middle of the French Revolution, and the Doctor

and his companions are seperated.  Ian, Barbara, and Susan are imprisoned as

traitors, awaiting death at the guillotine, while the Doctor is left for dead in a

burning house.  Escaping that, he heads for Paris to attempt to free his friends,

but as if that task weren’t steep enough as it is, Susan has become very ill in

the prison, and Ian has become involved in an English spy plot to determine

who will be the next ruler of France...

 

starring William Hartnell as Dr. Who, William Russell as Ian Chesterton,

Jacqueline Hill as Barbara Wright, and Carole Ann Ford as Susan Foreman. 

 

Written by Dennis Spooner, Associate Produced by Mervyn Pinfield,

Produced by Verity Lambert, and Directed by Henric Hirsch.

 

Originally transmitted from 8 August 1964 to 13 September 1964 on BBC1.
 
DVD Features:

 

- Graphical menus and episode selection features.

- Subtitles for the hearing impaired.

- All 6 episodes of the serial, 25 minutes each, black-and-white. 

  Episodes 1, 2, 3 and 6 are the original TV versions, digitially remasted and

  restored and with the VidFIRE video-look restoration process applied. 

  Episodes 4 and 5 are missing from the BBC archives and are here represented

  with newly-created animations made to match copies of the original TV

  soundtracks that have survived thanks to fans who made off-the-air audio

  recordings.

- Optional Commentary tracks.  The surviving episodes feature actor

  Carole Ann Ford (Susan) and production assistant Timothy Combe, and

  they are joined on the relevant episodes by guest actors Neville Smith

  (D’Argenson), Jeffry Wickham (Webster), Caroline Hunt (Danielle), and

  Patrick Marley (Soldier).  Episode 4 has a full interview with actor

  Ronald Pickup (Physician), and Episode 5 has interviews with missing episode

  hunters Paul Vanezis and Philip Morris. All episodes moderated by Toby Hadoke.

- Don’t Lose Your Head.  A new 25-minute making-of-the-show featurette

  featuring interviews with Carole Ann Ford, William Russell, and Timothy Combe.

- Robespierre’s Domain Animated Backgrounds Tour.  A 3-minute featurette

  showing off the animation backgrounds used to help recreate episodes 4 & 5.

- Photo Gallery.  A 4-minute slideshow of photo stills taken during the TV production.

- Animation Gallery.  A 4-minute slideshow of some of the animation materials.

- Information Text option.  This option displays pop-up production trivia

   information as subtitles as the episodes play.

- Coming Soon Trailer.  A 1-minute trailer for the forthcoming DVD of

   The Ark in Space Special Edition.

- PDF Files.  Place this disc into the DVD-ROM drive of a computer and you can see

  the original Radio Times listings from 1964.