A star-studded supporting cast enhances the enjoyment of the four-episode Doctor Who adventure City of Death. On holiday in modern-day Paris the Doctor (Tom Baker) and Romana (Lalla Ward) experience what turns out to be a ""crack in time."" Before long they have joined forces with a private eye named Duggan (Tom Chadbon) in thwarting the villain of the piece: Count Scarlioni (Julian Glover) who plans to steal the Mona Lisa - but for reasons that go far beyond financial
The Doctor and Romana are on vacation in Paris but can they really stay out of trouble? Of course not so they quickly get involved in a plot started at the beginning of Earth history that threatens the entire planet. Despite this dramatic premise this is one of the funniest Doctor Who adventures and at the end you won't be able to look at a certain Leonardo da Vinci's painting the same way ever again! It's no surprise that this story was co-written by Douglas Adams and among the extras look for easter eggs because you'll find an amusing piece of interview where Adams talks about his experience during the filming of this adventure.
This is an excellent Dvd set. The first disc contains the story, which is considered to be one of the greatest stories ever in Doctor Who's history. Tom Baker is at the top of his game, at his comedic highpoint. His chemistry with Lalla Ward's Romana is believable, perhaps because it is real (they married soon after this).It also has one of the best supporting cast, which includes Julian Glover, Catherine Schell and Tom Chadbon. This was the first Doctor who to film abroad, in Paris, which contributes hugely to the atmosphere. The story along with the extras combines to make a great set.
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Please note this is a region 2 DVD and will require a region 2 (Europe) or region Free DVD Player in order to play. A star-studded supporting cast enhances the enjoyment of the four-episode Doctor Who adventure City of Death. On holiday in modern-day Paris, the Doctor (Tom Baker) and Romana (Lalla Ward) experience what turns out to be a "crack in time." Before long, they have joined forces with a private eye named Duggan (Tom Chadbon) in thwarting the villain of the piece: Count Scarlioni (Julian Glover), who plans to steal the Mona Lisa - but for reasons that go far beyond financial gain. Actors Tom Baker, Lalla Ward, John Cleese, Julian Glover, Tom Chadbon, Cahterine Schell, David Graham, Kevin Flood, Pamela Stirling, Peter Halliday & Eleanor Bron Director Ken Grieve, Michael Hayes & Christopher Barry Certificate PG Year 1979 Screen Fullscreen 4:3 Languages English Duration 1 hour and 40 minutes (approx)
Another adventure for the intrepid time traveller. The Doctor (Tom Baker) and Romana (Lalla Ward) are holidaying in Paris when they stumble across the mysterious Count Scarlioni (Julian Glover) to steal the Mona Lisa. With the aid of inept detective Duggan (Tom Chadbon) they discover that the Count already has several Mona Lisas walled up in his cellar - all of them painted by Leonardo Da Vinci - and when the Doctor finds out that Scarlioni is also conducting time experiments he begins to realize that his latest foe is not all that he seems... Due in part to an independent television strike, this story achieved the series' highest ever viewing figures, with the final episode peaking at 16.1 million.