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Serial: 6W  Episode Nos. 641, 642, and 643.  Title: The Two Doctors

On a mission for the Time Lords, the second Doctor is captured by Androgums and Sontarans and used in experiments to unlock the Time Lords' biological component of time travel.  The sixth Doctor, feeling a weakness in his existence, follows the trail of his own earlier self to Spain where he must prevent the transformation of himself into an alien...

starring Colin Baker and Patrick Troughton as the Doctor, Nicola Bryant as Peri, and Frazer Hines as Jamie. Written by Robert Holmes, Produced by John Nathan-Turner, and Directed by Peter Moffatt.

Originally transmitted from 16 February 1985 to 2 March 1985 on BBC1.

DVD Features:

2 disc set.

On Disc 1:

- All 3 episodes of the story.  The episodes are 45 minutes long each, and have been given restoration treatments.

- Graphical menus, episode selection features, and scene selection features.

- Commentary track by actors Colin Baker (the Sixth Doctor), Nicola Bryant (Peri), Frazer Hines (Jamie), Jacqueline Pearce (Chessene), and director Peter Moffatt.

- Production Notes Subtitles option.

- Isolated Score option – this plays the full program with only the incidental music playing.

- “In A Fix With Sontarans” – a 9-minute segment from a BBC program called “Jim’ll Fix It,” a show where children wrote in to Jim asking him to help grant them special wishes, and he’d help the wishes come true on his show.  On this occasion, a kid named Gareth Jenkins asked to be in his own Doctor Who adventure, and Jim arranged for him to do just that alongside Colin Baker as the Doctor, Janet Fielding as Tegan, and the two Sontaran actors from The Two Doctors in an adventure set within the TARDIS. 

- Subtitles for the hearing impared option.

- Original 4:3 aspect ratio.

- 1 Easter Egg.  Highlight the blank area below to show the invisible text and see what the surprise is:

            - Go down to the “Scene Selection” selection on the menu, then press your left arrow.  This will highlight a hidden Doctor Who logo.

              Selecting that logo will then play the full opening and closing Colin Baker title sequences without any credits on them. 

 

On Disc 2:

- “Behind the Sofa – Robert Holmes and Doctor Who  A 45-minute featurette about the writing career of Robert Holmes, the author of The Two Doctors and the most prolific and probably most popular author in the entire Doctor Who series. 

- “Beneath the Lights  A 28-minute featurette showing the action in the studio at BBC Television Centre during production of this story.

- “Beneath the Sun  A 36-minute featurette showing the action recorded on film rushes (preserved on a VHS) on location in Spain during production.

- 40th Anniversary Celebration. – a 3 minute “music video” of clips from the entire series set to a reedited version of the theme music as

  recorded by dance club music group Orbital.

- “Adventures in Time and Spain” – a 29-minute featurette interview with Gary Downie, who was the production manager/first assistant director on The Two Doctors, who recounts his detailed memories of the production from his point-of-view.

- Photo Gallery – an 8 minute presentation of still photos taken during the production

- “Who’s Who” actors biographies, including what work they’ve done in other Doctor Who spinoff projects.

- “Wavelength” – a 29-minute BBC Radio program that went behind-the-scenes on production of this season of Doctor Who.  Selecting this displays a still image of the two Doctors while the sound of the radio show plays.

- Subtitles for the hearing impared option for all featurettes.