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Doctor Who - The War Games DVD


Doctor Who: War Games (3 Disc)

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The Doctor (Patrick Troughton), Jamie and Zoe are captured and witness a series of war games staged by aliens on a mysterious planet, with warriors from history pitted against each other. They discover this to be a plot by the War Lords, who are being aided and abetted by the War Chief, a member of the Doctor's own race. In desperation the Doctor summons his people, the Time Lords, for help. This was Patrick Troughton's last regular appearance as the Doctor, and is the first story to feature the Time Lords.

Please note this is a region 2 DVD and will require a region 2 or region free DVD player in order to play The War Games is one of the most significant stories in the history of Doctor Who It presented its writers Terrance Dicks and Malcolm Hulke with a unique set of challenges For the first time the Doctor was apparently involved in a significant historical event within living memory namely the First World War This serious and sensitive subject was treated with characteristic intelligence by the two scriptwriters The War Games stands out as a powerful and mature anti-war story its sympathies resting firmly with the common soldier regardless of nationality Of course this wasn&39;t the only issue Dicks and Hulke had to deal with Production problems meant the serial had to last ten episodes This was a long stretch even by the more leisurely-paced standards of sixties television Moreover the story needed to end with a lead-in to Doctor Who&39;s new earth-bound format of the early seventies Their solution - the capture trail and exile of the Doctor - brought to an end the first phase of the Doctor Who saga For the time being at least the Doctor&39;s travelling days were over Actors Patrick Troughton Wendy Padbury Frazer Hines Edward Brayshaw Philip Madoc James Bree Bernard Horsfall Trevor Martin Clyde Pollitt Jane Sherwin David Savile Noel Coleman Hubert Rees Esmond Webb Terence Bayler & Brian Forster Director David Maloney Certificate PG Year 1966-1969 Languages English

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