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Serial: 5C  Episode Nos. 488, 489, 490, and 491.  Title: The Stones of Blood

 

The third segment of the Key to Time is located on Earth, somewhere near an ancient stone circle worshipped by local druids.
Their goddess, the Cailleach, demands blood sacrifices, and the Doctor is chosen as the next victim on the stones of blood.
Can he escape the mobile stones, and will he be able to find the kidnapped Romana's prison, hidden away in hyperspace?

 

starring Tom Baker as Doctor Who, Mary Tamm as Romana, and John Leeson as the Voice of K9.

Written by David Fisher, Produced by Graham Williams, and Directed by Darrol Blake.

Originally transmitted from 28 October 1978 to 18 November 1978 on BBC1.

 

DVD Features:

-         All four 25-minute episodes with full restoration treatment.

-         Graphical menus, episode and scene selection features, and subtitles for the hearing impaired.

-     Commentary 1 with actor Mary Tamm and director Darrol Blake
-     Commentary 2 with actors Tom Baker, Mary Tamm, and Susan Engel (Vivien Fey), and writer David Fisher.

-         Production Notes subtitles.  Displays pop-up production trivia throughout the story.

-         “Getting Blood From the Stones” 27-minute making-of documentary.  Features interviews with actors Mary

Tamm, John Leeson, and Susan Engel, writer David Fisher, script editor Anthony Read, Doctor Who Magazine

Editor Clayton Hickman, SFX Magazine’s Steve O’Brien, and director Darrol Blake.

-         “Hammer Horror” 13-minute documentary looking at links between Hammer horror movies and Doctor Who.

Features interviews with actor Tom Baker, writers Terrance Dicks and Anthony Read, Shivers’ magazine’s

David Miller, and English Gothic magazine’s Jonathan Rigby.

-         “Stones Free” 9-minute documentary about the real life stone circle in the story, hosted by Mary Tamm,

where she talks to local historians about the site.

-      Deleted Scenes.  Two scenes taken out of Part Two.  2 minutes’ duration.
-      Continuities. 2-1/2 minutes.  (These are the BBC introductions and trailers for the episodes.)
-      Model World.  2-1/2 minute excerpt from a contemporaneous show that looked at the model work in this story.
-      Blue Peter. 6-minute segment from 1978 that spotlighted Doctor Who's 15th anniversary.
-      Nationwide. 9-minute segment from 1978, again about the anniversary. Interviews Tom Baker, Mary Tamm,

and Carole Ann Ford.
-      Photo Gallery. 8 minutes.

-      Radio Times Listings.  A pdf file on the disc of the TV listings for this story, readable by a computer. 

 

 

Listings in italics are features that were also present on the 2002 edition of this DVD.