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1/13/2011 01:09:00 am - Reported by Marcus

2|entertain have confirmed the classic Doctor Who stories currently being worked on for release in 2011. The stories will follow the previously announced releases of The Mutants, The Ark, Mara Tales and Revisitations 2.

The details came in an interview with the members of the classic Doctor Who DVD team in the new issue of Doctor Who Magazine. In the interview Commissioning Editor Dan Hall revealed an additional title was considered for re-visiting, but was dropped after review. Hall has revealed via the ClassicDW twitter account that this title was the Sixth Doctor story Vengeance on Varos. Hall has indicated he would be willing to reconsider this decision should there be a groundswell of opinion favouring this re-release.

Stories due for release during 2011:

Doctor WhoThe swansong of the third Doctor, originally shown in 1974. The story written by Robert Sloman and Barry Letts features Jon Pertwee in an epic battle with the Giant Spiders of Metebelis 3. The story also features Elisabeth Sladen as Sarah Jane Smith, Nicholas Courtney as Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart, Richard Franklin as Captain Mike Yates, John Levene as Sergeant Benton, Gareth Hunt as Arak, Kevin Lindsay as Cho-je, John Dearth as Lupton and John Kane as Tommy.

Extras include:
  • Commentary
  • 90 minute compilation edition
  • Jon Pertwee on Wogan
  • John Kane remembers
  • The Final Curtain - Documentary
  • Directing Doctor Who: Barry Letts
  • Now and Then: Locations

A double release featuring an updated version of Jon Pertwee's first story re-released alongside the debut story of Roger Delgado as The Master and Katy Manning as Jo Grant

Doctor WhoSpearhead from Space
The TARDIS arrives on Earth in the middle of a meteorite shower and the Doctor is found by UNIT troops and taken to a nearby hospital. Originally shown in 1970 the story, written by Robert Holmes, introduces the Autons as well as the third Doctor. Alongside Jon Pertwee it stars Nicholas Courtney as Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart, Caroline John as Liz Shaw, Hugh Burden as Channing, John Woodnutt as Hibbert and Hamilton Dyce as Major General Scobie

Extras include:
  • Regenerations: Documentary
  • UNIT Recruitment film
  • Down to Earth: Documentary
  • New Commentary

Doctor WhoTerror of the Autons
This 1971 story introduces The Master as who arrives on Earth at a circus run by a man named Rossini and steals a dormant Nestene energy unit from a museum. Written by Robert Holmes the story introduces Jo Grant played by Katy Manning as The Doctor's new companion. Also featuring Nicholas Courtney as Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart, Richard Franklin as Mike Yates, John Levene as Sergeant Benton, Harry Towb as McDermott, Michael Wisher as Rex Farrel and Roger Delgado as The Master.

Extras include:
  • Extra Footage
  • Commentary
  • Plastic Fantastic: Documentary
  • The Doctor's Moriarty
  • Life on Earth: Documentary

Doctor WhoThe Fifth Doctor faces danger when the TARDIS is dragged down to the surface of the planet Frontios and apparently destroyed during a meteorite bombardment. Originally shown in 1984 the story written by Christopher H Bidmead stars Peter Davison as The Doctor, Janet Fielding as Tegan, Mark Strickson as Turlough, Peter Gilmore as Brazen, Lesley Dunlop as Norna, Jeff Rawle as Plantagenet and William Lucas as Range.

Extras include:
  • Commentary
  • Isolated Score
  • Driven to Distraction

A Box-Set containing two stories set on Earth

Doctor WhoThe Awakening

An alien war machine, the Malus, is affecting the inhabitants of the English country village of Little Hodcombe in 1984 so that a re-enactment of a Civil War battle turns into the real thing. Originally shown in 1984 the story written by Eric Pringle stars Peter Davison as The Doctor, Janet Fielding as Tegan, Mark Strickson as Turlough, Frederick Hall as Andrew Verney, Glyn Houston as Colonel Wolsey, Polly James as Jane Hampden, Denis Lill as Sir George and Keith Jayne as Will Chandler.

Extras include:
  • Commentary
  • Outake
  • On the Cutting Room Floor
  • Kamelion deleted scene
  • Barry Newbury - Designer: Documentary
  • Location Footage
  • Now and Then

Doctor WhoThe Gunfighters
The 1966 story has the First Doctor visiting the town of Tombstone where he attempts to locate a dentist and gets caught up in the feud between Doc Holliday and the Clanton family. The story is written by Donald Cotton and alongside William Hartnell features Jackie Lane as Dodo, Peter Purves as Steven Taylor, Anthony Jacobs as Doc Holliday, William Hurndall as Ike Clanton, Laurence Payne as Johnny Ringo and Sheena Marshe as Kate. It features the voice of Lynda Baron

Extras include:
  • Commentary
  • End of the Line: Documentary
  • Tomorrow's Times, The First Doctor

Doctor WhoPreviously reported in November, the story has the Seventh Doctor battling the inhabitants of Paradise Towers a run-down and dilapidated tower block where gangs of Kangs roam wild, the apartments are inhabited by cannibalistic old ladies, the Rezzies; and the building is managed by a group of dictatorial caretakers, presided over by the Chief Caretaker.

The 1987 story was written by Stephen Wyatt and stars Sylvester McCoy as The Doctor and Bonnie Langford as Mel, alongside Annabel Yuresha as Bin Liner, Catherine Cusack as Blue Kang Leader, Richard Briers as Chief Caretaker, Clive Merrison as Deputy Chief , Julie Brennon as Fire Escape, Judy Cornwell as Maddy, Howard Cooke as Pex, Elizabeth Spriggs as Tabby and Brenda Bruce as Tilda.

Extras include:
  • Commentary
  • Girls Girls Girls: 1980's
  • Horror of the High-Rise: Documentary
  • Rejected Score
  • Jigsaw

The third box set in the Revisitation series, comprising stories which were released near the start of the DVD range and now released with additional restoration work and special features.

Doctor WhoTomb of the Cybermen

In this 1967 Second Doctor story, once thought to be lost forever, the TARDIS arrives on the planet Telos where an Earth archaeological expedition, led by Professor Parry, is attempting to uncover the lost tombs of the Cybermen. The story by Kit Pedler and Gerry Davis is the earliest surviving complete story with the Second Doctor. Joining Patrick Troughton in the cast are Frazer Hines as Jamie, Deborah Watling as Victoria, George Roubicek as Captain Hopper, George Pastell as Eric Klieg, Clive Merrison as Jim Callum, Cyril Shaps as John Viner, Shirley Cooklin as Kaftan and Roy Stewart as Toberman.

The story has now been through the VidFire process designed to restore the look of the print to its original condition.

Extras include:
  • New Commentary
  • Tomb and the magic of VidFIRE: Documentary
  • Sky Ray promo
  • Lost Giants Documentary
  • Curse of the Cybermen: Documentary
  • Cybermen: Documentary

Doctor WhoThe Three Doctors

The tenth anniverasary story unites the first three Doctors in a battle against renegade Time-Lord Omega.
Written by Bob Baker and Dave Martin the story stars Jon Pertwee, Patrick Troughton and William Hartnell as The Doctor alongside Nicholas Courtney as Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart, Katy Manning as Jo Grant, John Levene as Sergeant Benton, Rex Robinson as Dr. Tyler and Stephen Thorne as Omega

Extras include:
  • Making of Documentary
  • When Doctor Who was Uncool: Documentary

Doctor WhoThe Robots of Death

The fourth Doctor story sees the TARDIS materialise on board a massive sandminer vehicle combing an alien world for precious minerals. The miner is run by a small human crew with the aid of numerous robots split into three classes: Dums, Vocs and a single controlling Super Voc but the crew are being picked off one by one by an unseen killer. Written by Chris Boucher the story stars Tom Baker as The Doctor, Louise Jameson as Leela, Brian Croucher as Borg, Tariq Yunis as Cass, Rob Edwards as Chub, David Bailie as Dask, David Collings as Poul, Pamela Salem as Toos, Russell Hunter as Uvanov and Tania Rogers as Zilda

Extras include:
  • Sandmine Murders: Documentary
  • Robophobia Documentary
  • Girls Girls Girls 1970's

A box-set comprising two stories set within our own Solar System.

Doctor WhoAmbassadors of Death

This third Doctor story was recently tipped for release having been restored to full colour using a similar process to that used on the 2009 release of Planet of the Daleks. The Malcolm Hulke story, first shown in 1970, sees the Doctor join a UNIT investigation into a mystery surrounding Mars Probe 7. It stars Jon Pertwee as The Doctor along with Nicholas Courtney as Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart, Caroline John as Liz Shaw, John Levene as Sgt Benton and Ronald Allen as Ralph Cornish.

Extras include:
  • Battle for Mars Probe 7: Documentary
  • Tomorrow's Times, The Third Doctor

Doctor WhoThe Sun Makers

The Fourth Doctor story by Robert Holmes sees the TARDIS arrives in the future on the planet Pluto where there are now six suns, a breathable atmosphere and a large industrial community. The Company controls the planet and exploits the workers, pays them a pittance and then taxes them on everything imaginable. The Doctor and Leela join forces with an underground band of rebels led by a man named Mandrel.

The 1977 story stars Tom Baker as The Doctor with Louise Jameson as Leela, John Leeson as Voice of K9, David Rowlands as Bisham, Henry Woolf as Collector and Michael Keating as Goudry.

Extras include:
  • TX Trail
  • Running from the Tax Man: Documentary
  • Doctor's Composer: Dudley Simpson

Doctor WhoPreviously announced at Time and Space 2010.

Extras include:
  • Blasting Past Documentary
  • Blue Peter
  • Cheating Memory; Documentary
  • Nationwide - Win a Dalek
  • UNIT: Dating Conundrum
  • View from the Gallery
  • Teaser