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8/23/2012 06:49:00 pm - Reported by Chuck Foster

BBC Worldwide have confirmed full details on the forthcoming DVD release of The Ambassadors of Death, due for 1st October.

The Ambassadors of Death
Release date: 1st October 2012 (available for pre-order)

Starring Jon Pertwee as Doctor Who, with Caroline John as Liz Shaw and Nicholas Courtney as The Brigadier
Written by David Whitaker
Directed by Michael Ferguson

Broadcast: 21 Mar 1970 - 2 May 1970

The Doctor joins UNIT's investigation into the mystery surrounding Mars Probe 7. Space Control has had no contact with the astronauts on board since it started back from Mars seven months ago, and when the Recovery 7 rescue mission runs into similar difficulties, our intrepid team investigates.

When Recovery 7 gets back to Earth, the astronauts are kidnapped after landing and Liz Shaw notices something odd very about the ship, leading to a surprising discovery about the ship's occupants – that they are a group of alien ambassadors who have swapped places with the astronauts. When the Doctor takes Recovery 7 to the Mars Probe to find the astronauts, he soon discovers that all is not as it seems and he has to act quickly in order to avoid all out war.

Special Features
  • Commentary with cast members Caroline John (Liz), Nicholas Courtney (Brigadier), Peter Halliday (Alien Voice) and Geoffrey Beevers (Private Johnson), production team Michael Ferguson (director), Terrance Dicks (script editor), Derek Ware (stunt co-ordinator), and Roy Scammell/Derek Martin (stunt performers ), plus moderation by Toby Hadoke
  • Mars Probe 7: Making the Ambassadors of Death (dur. 26’ 21”) – cast and crew look back at the making of the story. With Michael Ferguson, Terrance Dicks, Derek Ware, Roy Scammell and assistant floor manager Margot Hayhoe. Narrated by Carl Kennedy
  • Trailer (dur. 1’ 27”) – the original BBC trailer for the story.
  • Tomorrow’s Times – The Third Doctor (dur. 13’ 05”) – our ongoing series looking at the press coverage of Doctor Who reaches the Jon Pertwee era. Presented by Peter Purves
  • Photo Gallery (dur. 4’26”) – production, design and publicity photos from the story
  • Radio Times Listings in Adobe PDF format
  • Programme Subtitles
  • Production Information Subtitles
  • Photo Gallery
  • Coming Soon Trailer