Although Ace hates clowns, the Doctor decides to take his companion to the Psychic Circus on the planet Segonax. There they find a group of scared performers who live in fear of the sinister and creepy Chief Clown.But what is so dangerous about this particular circus, why is there such a small audience and will Ace be able to overcome her fear before it's too late?
Ace Adventures Boxset In these two classic stories Ace joins the Seventh Doctor aboard the Tardis where she’s soon battling a biomechanoid and liberating a world where just feeling sad can get you shot! Dragonfire On the planet Svartos, the Doctor (Sylvester McCoy) and Mel unexpectedly encounter an old friend – Sabalom Glitz. Joined by Ace, a teenage waitress with a love for explosives, the group ventures off to find the fabled Dragonfire treasure. Commentary Deleted / Extended scenes Trivia subtitles Video and audio restoration Coming soon trailer Radio Times billings (PDF) Making-of Documentary Photo gallery Danny Bang - Documentary The Doctors Strange Love - Documentary The Happiness Patrol (Ace Box) On the planet Terra Alpha, the population constantly displays happy smiles. Anyone feeling remotely glum disappears. Quickly. Having heard disturbing rumours, the Doctor (Sylvester McCoy) and Ace arrive to topple the entire regime. Commentary ''Ace'' wishes Blue Peter a happy birthday (archive clip) Isolated score Deleted / extended scenes Trivia subtitles Video and audio restoration Coming soon trailer Radio Times billings (PDF) Making-of Documentary Photo gallery Politics in Doctor Who - Documentary
Titles Comprise: Revenge of the Cybermen: The time ring takes the Doctor Sarah and Harry back to Nerva but to a period many thousands of years earlier than their previous visit. This is Voga also known as the planet of gold as that metal can be found in abundance there. The three friends learn that a space plague has killed all but a handful of Nerva's crew. A visiting civilian scientist named Kellman is in fact a traitor working with a group of Cybermen who want to destroy Voga as gold dust can coat their breathing apparatus and suffocate them. Can the Doctor stop them? Silver Nemesis: The Doctor and Ace visit England in 1988 where three rival factions - the Cybermen a group of Nazis and a 17th Century sorceress named Lady Peinforte - are attempting to gain control of a statue made of a living metal validium that was created by Rassilon as the ultimate defence for Gallifrey. Can the Doctor plays the three factions off against one other and eventually defeat to the Cyber Leader?
Sylvester McCoy takes on the mantel as the Doctor and Anthony Ainley stars as his arch nemesis in this strange tale which features cats on horses and the 80's comedy duo Hale and Pace.
Dr. Who (Doctor Who): Remembrance Of The Daleks - Special Edition (2 Disc)
Doctor Who: The Curse of Fenric is one of the best of Sylvester McCoys Seventh Doctor adventures, a complex tale set around a naval installation on the North Yorkshire coast during WWII. The busy plot involves a Russian commando unit, a code-breaking computer, opening gambits in the Cold War, ancient Norse inscriptions concerning even more ancient evil, a new twist on vampirism, chess, global pollution and a creature from the end of human history. Key to all this is the theme of faith and a time paradox centred on Ace (Sophie Aldred), which ultimately turns out to be the resolution to mysteries that have haunted the Doctors companion all her life (they were first touched upon in 1987's Dragonfire, also written by Ian Briggs). The show was shot entirely on location and has above average production values, generating tension and exciting set-pieces even when the plot threatens to get lost in its own tangles. Nicholas Parsons complements McCoy and Aldred by turning in a strong performance as the local minister and the tale pays homage to such horrors as Plague of the Zombies (1966), Night of the Living Dead (1968), and John Carpenters The Fog (1980) and Prince of Darkness (1987) with aplomb. Sadly there would only be one more story, the disappointing Survival (1989), before the BBC put the Doctor into suspended animation. On the DVD: Doctor Who: The Curse of Fenric is presented in two versions on a truly remarkable two-disc set. Disc 1 contains the four original 25-minute episodes exactly as originally broadcast with stereo sound. Disc 2 offers a completely updated version of the Special Edition originally released on video in 1991. This 103-minute version is supervised by composer Mark Ayres and follows director Nicholas Malletts original cut. The episodes are edited like a feature film and incorporate approximately 10 minutes of extra story material. The picture has been regraded and the sound remixed into full Dolby Digital 5.1 by Mark Ayres using the original stereo sound elements and his music files. The result is a massive improvement over the original series' episodes. Disc 1 also includes an informative commentary with McCoy, Aldred and Parsons and an isolated score. There is the usual information text, scored photo gallery and subtitles for the episodes and the commentary. "Modelling the Dead" shows Sue Moore and Stephen Mansfield making the Haemovore masks; "Claws and Effect" shows the BBC Special Effects unit on location; also included are 20 minutes of highlights from the 1990 Nebula 90 SF convention with Aldred, Ayres, Briggs, Tomek Bork, Joann Kenny, Mansfield and Moore, while "Take Two" is a four-minute piece on the story presented by Phillip Schofield. Disc 2 also features "Shattering the Chains" (an excellent analysis of the show by writer Ian Briggs), "Recutting the Runes" (a fascinating interview with Mark Ayres on preparing the Special Edition) and a good interview with costume designer Ken Trew. --Gary S Dalkin
The TARDIS materialises in the English countryside near the village of Carbury where a nuclear missile convoy under the command of UNIT's Brigadier Winifred Bambera has run into difficulties. Lying on the bed of the nearby Lake Vortigern is a spaceship from another dimension containing the body of King Arthur supposedly held in suspended animation and his sword Excalibur. Ancelyn a knight from the other dimension arrives on Earth to aid the King but is followed by his rival Mordred and the latter's mother a powerful sorceress named Morgaine. They all recognise the Doctor as Merlin - a fact that the Time Lord attributes to events in his own future.
In 1883 the Doctor takes Ace to a house called Gabriel Chase in her home town of Perivale. Josiah Samuel Smith lives in the house but he turns out to be the evolved form of an alien who was brought to Earth in a stone spaceship which is in the basement of the house. Another member of the house is Redvers Fenn-Cooper who is out of his mind with what he has seen but Smith wants his help in killing Queen Victoria and restoring the British Empire to its former glory! This was the final
Join Noddy in 6 magical adventures in Toyland! Come and see the wonders of the magic paintbrush and what happens when Mr Plod uses ‘Go Faster’ dust! We have goblins fairies and lots of mayhem in Toyland as Noddy and friends discover what a bit of magic can do!
From the pen of DOCTOR WHO writer TERRANCE DICKS! MINDGAME A Human a Draconian a Sontaran trapped in a prison cell. Who will survive when they are forced to fight for their lives? MINDGAME TRILOGY - Having escaped their fate in MINDGAME, the three warriors return to their respective timelines a battlefield, a prison cell and a dying spaceship. Far more deadly situations than the one they just escaped from! Will any of them survive? MINDGAME SAGA stars SOPHIE ALDRED (Ace in DOCTOR WHO) and brings together two classic monsters from DOCTOR WHO for the first and only time!
Remembrance of the Daleks" was the final Doctor Who story to feature the titular mutant cyborgs, and is a particularly notable adventure for the way it ties the plot into the very first story, "An Unearthly Child" made 25 years before. It is 1963, and the Seventh Doctor, Sylvester McCoy arrives in London with new companion Ace (Sophie Aldred), where two Dalek factions are engaged in a deadly search for the Hand of Omega. Ace quickly proves herself a dab-hand with high explosives, and while there are references to the history of the show, including some nice in-jokes, the drama is played much straighter than in McCoy's first season as the time traveller. This is Doctor Who with a decent budget; the period setting is surprisingly lavish and there are some fairly intense action sequences. The Daleks remain as menacing as ever, the plotting has an intriguing air of mystery, and McCoy injects some steel into his characterisation. Aldred serves an ace as a heroine with attitude, (very much post-Sarah Connor from The Terminator), and if this really does prove to be the Dalek's swansong, at least they go out with a bang. On the DVD: Sylvester McCoy and Sophie Aldred provide a warm and friendly commentary track, which also offers optional subtitles. The audio possibilities continue with an isolated music track, though the sound is Pro-Logic stereo, not the stated Dolby Digital. There are trailers for two episodes, a collection of out-takes, 13 deleted or extended scenes, and the raw footage from two different camera angles for two major scenes. Optional on-screen production notes complete a package which, with animated menus and very good 4:3 picture quality puts many Hollywood releases to shame.--Gary S. Dalkin
Arrrr… Ahoy me hearties! All aboard for some mighty pirate adventures! Appearances from mermaid friends and pesky pirates… and of course Toyland favourites Skittles Mr Plod Tessie and many more! Noddy leaves no shell unturned in his search for adventure. X marks the spot for buried treasure… be sure not to miss out!
It's Time For Tree Fu! In Weather Bother, Zigzoo invents a new machine to create the perfect weather for each of his friends, but trying to keep everyone happy soon ends in catastrophe. Whether it's hot, cold, icy or back to normal, Zigzoo just can't please anyone for long! Tom needs help from YOU to do Big World magic and overcome the weather chaos caused by his demanding friends. Join Tom and friends in Weather Bother and 6 other exciting episodes.
It’s summer time in Toyland and you know what that means – fun for everyone! Noddy meets old and new friends alike he plans picnics and parades and solves problems to save the day! Boomerangs honey bees and singalong machines… Come and see what adventures Toyland has in store this summer!
Join Noddy and friends in six exciting Toyland adventures! It’s party time as Toyland friends prepare to celebrate some very special birthdays! Everything from surprises to giant jelly – come and join the birthday fun there’s plenty for everyone!
The Doctors: 30 Years of Time Travel and Beyond is a Doctor Who documentary directed by Bill Baggs, the independent producer behind Who-related video series Auton (1997-9), P.R.O.B.E. (1995-6) and The Stranger (1992-5). Amateurish production values include captions being cropped at the sides of the screen and microphones wandering fully into shot. But it's worth putting up with these for the many interviews, including those with Jon Pertwee, Colin Baker and Sylvester McCoy. The highlight among the ex-Doctors being Peter Davidson talking in very good humour with Mark Strickson (Turlough). Other interviewees include Wendy Padbury (Zoe), Nicholas Courtney (The Brigadier), Caroline John (Liz Shaw), Louise Jameson (Leela) and Sophie Aldred (Ace) reminiscing affectionately with McCoy at one of the locations for their Who adventure "Survival" (1989). Also offering their views are producers Philip Hinchcliffe (1974-7) and John Nathan-Turner (1980-9), director David Moloney, Shaun Sutton of BBC Drama, writers Pip and Jane Baker and various others. Included are some previously unpublished stills and colour location filming footage from "The Smugglers" (1966), "The Abdominal Snowman" (1967), "The Daemons" (1971) and "Shada" (1979). Covering the entire 26-year history of Doctor Who in 66 minutes means this is far from comprehensive, but for fans it is fascinating stuff elevated by the genuine love almost everyone involved clearly feels for the show. On the DVD: The Doctors: 30 Years of Time Travel and Beyond has production values far removed from the exceptionally well presented official BBC Doctor Who titles. The only extra is 12 minutes of silent colour location filming footage of very variable quality, selections from which are included in the main programme. In the documentary itself the sound is perfectly acceptable mono. Unfortunately the picture appears to have been transferred from a damaged video master and there is an almost constant horizontal tearing across the centre of the screen, varying from slight but noticeable to so extreme it makes the feature all but unwatchable. The packaging incorrectly names the director as Bill Braggs and describes the programme as giving an insight into "the design of the Ice Warrior and Cybermen models" featured in the last series. It doesn't.--Gary S. Dalkin
David has spent years traveling the UK and the world funded by a small but fortuitous lottery win to visit people who claimed to have been abducted or had a close encounter he has a website and Face-book group where he asks people to help in his quest they upload video interviews they have done for him. He has met and interviewed respected scientists and members of the public who have 'come into contact' with Aliens or even been abducted themselves. David is convinced he is onto something. His mother has given up hope that David will ever get a proper job - or heaven forbid - find a girl and settle down but point blank refuses to talk about the loss of her other son Simon. Every week David goes to the local pub (to either play war-games or be in a pub quiz). His fellow pub friends are totally bored of his UFO obsession however Sally a girl he met at the 'Failed Suicide club' really likes him though David is oblivious to her advances and being somewhat shy - she isn't getting very far. David won't listen to anyone talk about the possibility that Simon just died or is dead - because listening means he's wasted his whole life.
""Doctor my men have just put three highly explosive grenades into a confined area. Nothing remotely human could have survived that."" But as the Doctor informs Group Captain Gilmore the hostile agressor which has already killed one of his men is not remotely human. For London in 1963 is to be the alloted place and time for a further encounter between the Doctor and his most feared enemy - the Daleks. Accompanied by a streetwise teenager from the 1980's called Ace the Doctor must
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