Invasion of the Dinosaurs
by Malcolm Hulke. Featuring Part One available for the first time with restored colour. Returning to London, the Doctor and Sarah Jane Smith
find a city almost completely devoid of life. The civilian population has been evacuated in the wake of an unimaginable event: somehow, dinosaurs have returned to terrorise the Earth... As the Brigadier and UNIT fend off increasingly vicious attacks from gigantic prehistoric reptiles, the Doctor investigates just how these monsters are appearing without warning. But when Sarah Jane is kidnapped, the Doctor realises that perhaps even his oldest friends can't be trusted...
British television in the early 1970s had many iconic images, and Jon Pertwee's Doctor
teaming up with UNIT to defeat invasions was an integral part of Saturday night viewing. It was during the original transmission of Invasion of the Dinosaurs that the media first reported that Pertwee would be leaving Doctor Who. Looking back now, this was perhaps the ideal story in which the signal for an era's end was made. Now entering his fifth season, the Third Doctor valiantly leapt to Earth's defence time after time, with his cloak billowing behind him and the Brigadier supporting him all the way. All manner of alien threats had tried to invade our world, and in this story the ultimate in monsters finally arrive-dinosaurs! The Triceratops, Stegosaurus and Tyrannosaurus rex were creatures the viewing public had long wanted their time-travelling hero to face, and the cliffhanger endings to four of these six episodes pit the Doctor against various prehistoric beasts. Of course,on a restrictive 1970s television budget, the appearance of Cretaceous creatures requires the viewer to suspend some measure of disbelief. For some time this story was relegated to the position of a poorly realised experiment. Thankfully, this viewpoint has changed of late, with Invasion of the Dinosaurs now seen as a testament to the victory of creative ideas over budget, and the beginning of a fitting swansong for a legendary incarnation of the Doctor.
Colour recovered version of Part One Plus the previously existing black and white version. Commentary by Richard Franklin (Yates], Peter Miles (Whitaker], Terence Wilton (Mark],
Richard Morris [Designer], Terrance Dicks (Script Editor] and Paddy Russell [Director], moderated by Toby Hadoke. Additional Commentary by John Levene [Benton] for 10 minutes. SPECIAL
on Part Five - People, Power and Puppetry - Cast and crew look back on the making of this story
FEATURES - Doctor Who Stories:Elisabeth Sladen Part 1 Elisabeth Sladen interviewed in 2003
- Billu Smart's Circus Featuring Jon Pertwee. Deleted scenes. Now and Then - Returning to
the locations. Radio Times listings(DVD-ROM]. Production information subtitles. Photo
gallery. Coming soon trailer- Easter egg - Digitally remastered picture and sound quality.
Commentary by Richard Franklin [Mike Yates], Peter Miles [Professor Whitaker], Terence Wilton （Mark], Richard Morris [Designer), Terrance Dicks [Script Editor] and Paddy Russell [Director), moderated by Toby Hadoke. Richard Franklin featured as the Brigadier's right-hand man, Captain Yates, over four seasons of Doctor Who. He has appeared in many television, film and stage
productions, as well as having an impressive body of work behind him as both a director and writer. Peter Miles appeared three times in televised Doctor Who, with his role in 1975's Genesis of
the Daleks cementing him a place in fan lore as the utterly evil Nyder. He has also appeared in other legendary British television series such as Blake's 7, Survivors, The Sweeney and Z-Cars. Terence Wilton appeared in numerous television series such as The Forsyte Saga, The Bill and Waterfront Beat following his appearance in this story. He has also appeared in many Shakespearean plays, alongside such luminaries as Sir lan McKellen and Sir Derek Jacobi. Richard Morris would go on to work on Survivors, and design for other classic series such as The Onedin Line, Some Mothers Do'Ave'Em, Secret Army as well as the massive ten-part documentary series The Day the Universe Changed that first aired in the mid-1980s. Terrance Dicks joined Doctor Who as Script Editor in 1968, and worked in this capacity throughout the remainder of Patrick Troughton's and the entirety of Jon Pertwee's run as the Doctor. From this point, he continued on to pen some of the most memorable Doctor Who stories to date, such as Robot , Horror of Fang Rock  and The Five Doctors . Terrance's name will forever be synonymous with Doctor Who, both for his lengthy tenure on the programme as well as writing well-loved novelisations in more than 60 publications for the Target Books Doctor Who range. Paddy Russell directed 18 of the most riveting classic Doctor Who episodes including The Massacre , Pyramids of Mars , Horror of Fang Rock  as well as Invasion of the Dinosaurs in 1974. Having the honour of being the first female director to work on Doctor Who, Russell is also well-known for her work on programmes such as Out of the Unknown, Little Women and The Omega actor. Toby Hadoke's Sony nominated radio series and one-man show Moths Ate My Doctor Who
Scarf spawned a West End run, extensive tour, and successful follow-up, Now I Know My BBC. An award-winning comedian, he has residencies at XS Malarkey and The Comedy Store. Acting credits include Holby City , Casualty 1907 , The Forsyte Saga (2002] and Phoenix Nights . Writing includes The Guardian, The Independent, SFX, and his first book, Running Through Corridors Volume One [co-written with Rob Shearman,2010]. Extensive broadcasting work includes hosting The 7th Dimension [BBC7] and roles for Big Finish and Radio 4.
Production Subtitles Need to know even more? These subtitles provide the viewer with cast details, script development nd behind-the-scenes information relating to Invasion of the Dinosaurs
Coming Soon - tantalising glimpse of another exciting adventure for the TARDIS crew in a forthcoming DVD release.
Commentary on 10 minutes of Part Five by John Levene. lohn Levene first appeared in Doctor Who as a Cyberman in 1967's The Moonbase. He appeared as Benton in 16 stories from 1968's The Invasion until his last appearance in 1975's The Android Invasion. Now residing in America, this brief commentary on Part Five was recorded to capture his views on this landmark story. People, Power and Puppetry. The cast and crew of Invasion of the Dinosaurs reflect on the making of this epic story. Featuring actors Jon Pertwee [The Doctor], Peter Miles [Whitaker) and Terence Milton [Mark), joined by Paddy Russell [Director], Barry Letts [Producer], Terrance Dicks [Script Editor] and Richard Morris [Designer], presented from the story's London locations. Deleted Scenes - A rare scene from the first episode, discovered on the cutting copy of the location film is presented here without sound. Other deleted scenes from Part Three are also included. Now and Then - Return to where dinosaurs once terrorised London, and witness how the locations used in 1974 have changed over the last four decades. Billy Smart's Circus - Jon Pertwee brings the Whomobile to the Circus to join the fun. Doctor Who Stories:Elisabeth Sladen Part 1 Elisabeth Sladen talks about her role on the programme in this interview shot for 2003's The Story of Doctor Who. Photo Gallery - A collection of production, design and publicity photos from Invasion of the Dinosaurs are included. Radio Times Listings - Listings for Invasion of the Dinosaurs from the Radio Times at the time of its original transmission are included in PDF format (DVD-ROM only-can be viewed on PC or Mac].