Serial: 4W  Episode Nos. 466, 467, 468, and 469.  Title: The Sun Makers


The TARDIS lands on Pluto in the far future, where the Doctor, Leela, and K9 find six artificial

suns shining down on an oppressed population of humans enslaved to an intergalactic Company

that charges taxes on every aspect of their lives...from income to work to medicine to death. 

They set about encouraging rebellion against the system, and before long the system acts against them...


starring Tom Baker as Doctor Who, Louise Jameson as Leela, and John Leeson as the Voice of K9.


Written by Robert Holmes, Produced by Graham Williams, and Directed by Pennant Roberts.

Originally transmitted from 26 November 1977 to 17 December 1977 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 Tom Baker, Louise Jameson, and Michael

   Keating (Goudry), and director Pennant Roberts.

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

   the story.

- “Running From the Tax Man”.  A new 25-minute documentary about the making of the

   story, featuring interviews with Louise Jameson, Pennant Roberts, Michael Keating,

   TV historian Dominic Sandbrook, and astronomer Marek Kukula. 

-  Trailer.  A 43-second trailer that advertised the story in 1977.

-  “The Doctor’s Composter – Part 2.”  An interview with the regular music composer for

   the series throughout the 1970s, Dudley Simpson.  (Part 1 appeared on the previously

   released DVD of The War Games and was about his 1960s stories.)

- Outtakes.  Half-a-minute of bloopers from a scene where Cordo tries to fire a gun into

   the ceiling that doesn’t want to fire.

- Photo Gallery.  A package of still photos taken during the production.  4 minutes long.

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

into a computer.