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11/26/2011 12:30:00 pm - Reported by Chuck Foster

The BBFC have classified several features for forthcoming DVDs in the Doctor Who range.

January's release of the UNIT Boxed set has been reported before, but the feature lengths have now been confirmed as follows. The Android Invasion (classified 11th November): The Village That Came To Life (30m56s), Life After Who - Philip Hinchcliffe (29m35s), Weetabix advert (31s), Photo Gallery (4m51s), Easter Egg (7m48s). Invasion of the Dinosaurs (classified 9th November): People, Power and Puppetry - Remembering Invasion of the Dinosaurs (32m41s), Now and Then (13m40s), Billy Smart's Circus (1m41s), Doctor Who Stories - Elisabeth Sladen (13m58s), Deleted Scenes - Episode One (44s), Deleted Scenes - Episode Three (3m59s), John Levene Commentary - Part Five (10m13s), Photo Gallery (6m10s), Easter Egg (26s)

The Sensorites is believed to be released in February, and its features were classified on 9th November as: Secret Voices of the Sensorites (2m3s), Vision On (7m2s), Looking for Peter (21m17s), Photo Gallery (4m35s)

March is the expected date for the next Revisitations boxed set, which contains the following three stories. The Robots of Death (classified 23rd/25th November): The Sandmine Murders (32m22s), Robophobia (11m47s), Studio Sound (1m1s), Model Shots (7m38s), Continuity (42s), and Photo Gallery (5m35s). The Three Doctors (classified 23rd November): Happy Birthday To Who (23m10s), Girls, Girls, Girls - the 1970s (21m15s), and Was Doctor Who Rubbish? (13m59s). No features have been classified for Tomb of the Cybermen at this time, though two audio commentaries were passed for the story on the 25th November.

Finally in this round of classifications comes The Face of Evil, which on 25th November saw the following features passed: Into The Wild - The Making of The Face of Evil (25m9s), From The Cutting Room Floor (9m2s), Multi-Coloured Swap Shop (4m26s), Doctor Who Stories - Louise Jameson (17m19s), Denys Fisher Toys advert (30m11s), Tomorrow's Times - The Fourth Doctor (14m4s), Photo Gallery (5m40s)

(with thanks to Gavin Salkeld)



The latest issue of Doctor Who Magazine provides more detail on the features, and also confirms the commentaries: The Sensorites features William Russell (Ian), Carole Ann Ford (Susan), Joe Grieg (Second Sensorite), Martyn Huntley (First Human), Giles Phipps (Second Human), Frank Cox (director), Raymond Cusick (director), Sonia Markham (makeup); The Tomb of the Cybermen's new commentary features Deborah Watling (Victoria), Frazer Hines (Jamie), Bernard Holley (Haydon), Shirley Cooklin (Kaftan), Reg Whitehead (Cyberman), Victor Pemberton (script editor); The Robots of Death also features a new commentary with Tom Baker (The Doctor), Louise Jameson (Leela), Pamela Salem (Toos), and Michael E. Briant (director).



Some other DVD tidbits that have been mentioned on Twitter over the last couple of months include:
  • People interviewed for The Face of Evil documentary Into The Wild include producer Philip Hinchcliffe, designer Austin Ruddy and visual effects designer Mat Irvine.
  • The Shada documentary has been renamed from Death Comes to Time to Taken Out of Time
  • Other forthcoming feature titles include The Military Mind, Battle for Mars Probe 7.
  • Nicholas Briggs has provided Dalek voices for a forthcoming feature.
  • There are no current plans for a CGI Skarasen for Terror of the Zygons