Serial: BB  Episode Nos. 123, 124, 125, and 126.  Title: The War Machines

The Doctor and Dodo return to present-day London, where the Doctor feels a presence emanating from the newly completed

Post Office Tower.  At the top of the tower is WOTAN, a new super-computer designed to take over and network computers

all around the world to solve complex problems...but WOTAN has decided to take over man as well.  Through a hypnotic

control it exerts over humans, it begins construction of War Machines that will strike at selected strong points as it conquers
the world....

 

This story sees the departure of Jackie Lane as Dodo and the introduction of Michael Craze as Ben and Anneke Wills as Polly.

 

starring William Hartnell as Dr. Who, Jackie Lane as Dodo, Michael Craze as Ben, and Anneke Wills as Polly. 

Written by Ian Stuart Black from a story by Kit Pedler, Produced by Innes Lloyd, and Directed by Michael Ferguson.

Originally transmitted from 25 June 1966 to 16 July 1966 on BBC1.

DVD Features:

-         All four 25-minute episodes.

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

-         Commentary track by actor Anneke Wills (Polly) and Director Michael Ferguson.

-         “Now and Then”  A 7-minute featurette looking at the locations used for the filming in 1966 and how they

look in the present-day.

            -    Blue Peter.  A 16-minute featurette presenting three different segments from then-contemporary episodes of

                        the children’s magazine show Blue Peter.  The first is a segment on the completion of the Post Office Tower.

                        The second is a segment where a War Machine invaded their studio.  The third is a segment where they

present a school class that built its own Dalek

            -    “One Foot in the Past  An 8-minute featurette hosted by Britain’s former Postmaster General Tony Benn, where he

                        shows us around the Post Office Tower in the present day and tells us what it was used for in the past and

                        what it’s still used for now.

            -    “WOTAN Assembly  A 9-minute featurette about the extensive restoration given to these episodes film prints.

      -    Information Text.  Selecting this displays pop-up production notes trivia as the story plays.

            -    Photo Gallery with Info Text Option.  Displays 4 minutes worth of production stills.  New to this DVD is an option

                        to turn on descriptive captions as the stills play out.       

            -    PDF Materials.   Place this DVD into the DVD-ROM drive of a computer and you can look at two different PDF

                        files.  One is the original Radio Times TV listings for this story.  The other is a production design drawing

                        giving specifications to the independent contractor on how to build the War Machine for the story.

            -    1 Easter Egg.  Highlight the area of blank space below to see what it is and how to find it.

                        Go into the Episode Selection menu.  Highlight the selection for Episode 2, and then press the right arrow

                        on your remote.  A Doctor Who logo will appear.  Click on this and you will see a 1 minute 35 mm film reel

                        that was shot on location of the War Machine attacking the army.

-     The disc boots up with an ads for the Complete Fourth Series Box Set and for BBC America, both of which are

skippable with your remote.