Thursday, 26 March 2015

703 Rose

EPISODE: Rose
OVERALL EPISODE NUMBER: 703
NEW SERIES EPISODE 1.01 (001)
TRANSMITTED: Saturday 26 March 2005
WRITER: Russell T Davies
DIRECTOR: Keith Boak
PRODUCER: Phil Collinson
EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS: Russell T Davies, Julie Gardner & Mal Young
RATINGS: 10.81 million viewers
DVD: Doctor Who: Series 1 - Volume 1: Rose, The End of the World & The Unquiet Dead / Doctor Who - The Complete BBC Series 1 Box Set

"Nice to meet you Rose, run for your life!"

Rose Tyler goes about her day normally, waking at 7:30, going to her job at Henricks department store, meeting her boyfriend Mickey Smith for lunch in Trafalgar square. But as she searches for Wilson the store electrician in the basement she is menaced by a number of shop mannequins that suddenly come to life. She is rescued by a leather jacket clad stranger who tells her that he is the Doctor before returning to destroy the shop, the mannequins and the transmitter on the roof. The next day the Doctor shows up at her house where he is attacked by a shop dummy arm that Rose had brought home with her. He deactivates and tells Rose to forget about him before walking down the street and disappearing. Rose searches the internet for information on this Doctor leading her to Clive, a man who has been tracking him through appearances at the Kennedy assassination, the Titanic and Krakatoa. While she is in Clive's house, Mickey, who is waiting outside, is attacked by a wheelie bin and swallowed up, replaced by a duplicate. The duplicate Mickey, who is acting strangely, takes Rose out for dinner, but starts interrogating her about the Doctor. The Doctor arrives and deactivates the Mickey duplicate removing his head. He takes Rose and the head to the Tardis and uses the head to track the rough location of the force controlling it to central London. Materialising on the Embankment he starts hunting for a transmitter dish but Rose suggests the Millennium wheel. Underneath they find a base being used by the Nestene Conciousness which intends to take over the Earth controlling the plastic Manquins. The Doctor negotiates with it but it refuses to cooperate having in it's possesion the Tardis. It sends out a signal activating shop maniquins all over the country which burst through windows and start killing the population. Rose saves the Doctor, held captive, by knocking the anti plastic solution he prepared into the Nestene conciousness. She, the Doctor & Mickey escape in the Tardis as the base is consumed in an explosion. Mickey is disturbed by what he has seen and experienced, with the inside of the Tardis being the last straw. The Doctor offers to take Rose with him to explore the universe but she refuses so he leaves, returning a moment later and telling her the Tardis also travels in time. Rose kisses Mickey goodbye and runs off towards the Tardis......

The first episode of the new series was an important one to get right and I think Rose delivers in spades. But where the 1996 Movie starts by focusing on the Doctor and the Tardis and the unusual this time round we focus on an ordinary girl living an oprdinary life..... until things start going wrong. Here the choice of monster for the episode is crucial: The Autons (never mentioned by name) are fabulous for just hiding there in plain site until they suddenly start moving. They're a great choice for an old series monster to bring back here, instead of a bigger name, for that very reason. And into this there's our new Doctor doing what he does best: saving the companion and defeating the monster. And that's just the first 10-15 minutes. But that intiail sequence is just done so well. Yes there's some missteps after that: the cgi and the burping on the Mickey being eaten by the wheelie bin sequence, the plastic looking fake Mickey and Noel Clarke's acting as the fake Mickey, all of which look liked failed attempts at humour (see also Aliens of London & World War Three filmed at the same time) And for me I think the ending has trouble: It's Rose who points out to the doctor the Millennium Wheel and then saves him from the Autons which just feels wrong somehow. But Rose is our identification figure here and must be shown to be the hero....

The story hommages the Auton's previous TV appearances in a big way: we get a remake of the famous scene with Autons coming to life and bursting through shop windows from Spearhead from Space with the Millennium Wheel serving as a reference to the Radar Dish extensively seen in Terror of the Autons. The Nestene Conciousness also gives us the first appearance of this season's linking theme when it utters the words Bad Wolf. However the original version of this episode has the audio for this sequence and the audio level is raised in the DVD version.

There's also a nice nod to the Doctor Who: The Discontinuity Guide, a publication examining all the original Doctor Who stories. In it there's a section that tries to work out what day of the week the school segments of an Unearthly Child take place on. So here we get Rose collecting the money to buy lottery tickets at work..... which means it has to be a Wednesday or Saturday.... but Rose would have gone to work at the same time the next day so that points to it being a Wednesday .....

The main creative force behind this revival of Doctor Who is Russell T Davies, listed as writer & executive producer on this episode, but effectively filling the US "show runner" role. Davies worked in children's television at the BBC, including Why Don't You? and a one off presenting job on Play School alongside Chloe Ashcroft (Laird in Resurrection of the Daleks). He made his name as a writer on the children's series Dark Season, Century Falls & Children's Ward, producing a Virgin New Adventures novel Damaged Goods before moving into adult drama with Revelations, Springhill & The Grand. The ground breaking Queer as Folk brought him public recognition and critical acclaim before he went on to work create Bob & Rose & The Second Coming. He was lured to the BBC where he wrote Casanova, a production he'd started for fellow executive producer Julie Gardner while she was still at LWT. Casanova starred young actor David Tennant in his first major starring role (We will hear much more of him later) and started airing not much before Doctor Who did.

Hotly debated in the run up to production was who would be cast as the Doctor & his companion. Many names were bandied around including Comic Relief Doctor Hugh Grant, former Davies collaborator Alan Davies (whose Jonathan Creek is widely seen as one of the longest auditions for the role of Doctor Who ever!) and popular film actor Bill Nighy, who the Daily Mail famously announced as the Doctor in early editions of their paper on the day the news that Christopher Eccleston had been cast broke. Ecclestone was known to television viewers from Cracker & Our Friends in the North (where the producer's secretary was a young Julie Gardner) as well as the films Let Him Have It & Shallow Grave. He'd previously worked with Davies as the lead role in Second Coming which also features Mark Benton appearing here as Clive. Meanwhile the role of companion went to former pop star Billie Piper to some consternation. However Piper had attended Stage School prior to her pop career and had recently featured in the BBC's modern adaptation of The Canterbury Tales: The Miller's Tale to good notices from all who saw it.

This episode introduces two supporting cast members who'll feature on and off over the next couple of years Camille Coduri as Jackie Tyler and Noel Clarke as Mickey Smith. But there's also a few people here who we'll be seeing or hearing a lot of in different roles. Nicholas Briggs, who'd made his name as a voice artist for fan productions and then more recently for Big Finish makes his debut as the voice of the Nestene Consciousness. He'll return as the Dalek voices in Dalek, Bad Wolf, The Parting of the Ways, Army of Ghosts, Doomsday, Daleks in Manhattan, Evolution of the Daleks, The Stolen Earth, Journey's End, Victory of the Daleks, The Pandorica Opens, The Big Bang & The Wedding of River Song, Cybermen voices in Rise of the Cybermen, The Age of Steel, Army of Ghosts, Doomsday, The Next Doctor, The Pandorica Opens, A Good Man Goes to War & Closing Time, Judoon voices in Smith & Jones, The Stolen Earth, The End of Time & The Pandorica Opens as well as in the The Sarah Jane Adventures episode Prisoner of the Judoon where he's also Captain Tybo's voice, plus the Jagrafess voice in The Long Game and National Museum Pandorica video narrator in The Big Bang. He's even got an in front of camera appearance as Rick Yates in Torchwood Children of Earth: Day Four. His Dalek work here led to him providing the replacement Dalek voices on the Doctor Who - Day of the Daleks Special Edition DVD. In front of camera this is the first appearance of Paul Kasey who becomes the King of the Monster Actors in New Doctor Who appearing as (very deep breath) Coffa in The End of the World, Jocrassa Fel-Fotch Passameer-Day Slitheen and Sip Fel-Fotch Passameer-Day Slitheen in Aliens of London / World War Three, Zu-Zana in Bad Wolf, Clockwork Droid in The Girl in the Fireplace, Cyberman, Cyber-Leader and Cyber-Controller in Rise of the Cybermen, The Age of Steel, Army of Ghosts, Doomsday & The Next Doctor, Ood in The Impossible Planet, The Satan Pit & Planet of the Ood, Hoix in Love & Monsters, Robot Santas in The Christmas Invasion & The Runaway Bride, Judoon captain in Smith and Jones, The Stolen Earth & The Pandorica Opens, Pig slave in Evolution of the Daleks, Host in Voyage of the Damned, Ood Sigma in Planet of the Ood, The Waters of Mars & The End of Time, Hath Peck in The Doctor's Daughter, Sorvin in Planet of the Dead, Nephew in The Doctor's Wife, Albert Einstein Ood in Death is the Only Answer, and the Wooden Queen in The Doctor, the Widow and the Wardrobe. He's in Torchwood as various Weevils, the Blowfish and another appearance as the Hoix, plus a host of appearances as Slitheen and other aliens in The Sarah Jane Adventures. Alan Ruscoe, the Lead Auton, also repeatedly appears in the first series featuring in The End of the World as Lute, Aliens of London & World War Three as Blon Fel-Fotch Passameer-Day Slitheen, in Bad Wolf as Trine-E and Bad Wolf & The Parting of the Ways as the Anne Droid. He returns in The Waters of Mars as Andy Stone and has also appeared as Daultay Dofine, Lott Dod and Plo Koon in Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace. David Sant, another Auton, also returns as Slitheen in the Doctor Who stories Aliens of London and World War Three which were filmed in the same recording block as this episode.

The location filming for this episode took place in Cardiff, near to the production's BBC Wales base, and in London for some authentic London shots. It was in London that things went very wrong, the details of which have never been fully revealed by rumours circulate of arguments on set. Russell T Davies speaks in his book Doctor Who: The Writer's Tale: The Final Chapter (we'll be referring to this a lot, it's one of our text book references for the new series so buy a copy) of how producer Phil Collinson rang Executive Producer Julie Gardner at the end of the first week in tears: the production was in so much trouble that they were already 3 weeks behind. Julie Gardner sent Production Manager Tracie Simpson to London who got the production back on track. Davies credits Simpson as one of the unsung heroes of the program. It should be noted that the director of this first recording block, Keith Boak, didn't work on the series again after this and the other two episode in the block, Aliens of London & World War Three, were completed.

In the weeks leading up to the episode's broadcast it was extensively publicised and trailed by the BBC but what probably helped it the most (although I'm sure the BBC don't see it that way) was when an unfinished copy escaped onto torrent sites on the internet. It doesn't have the correct version of the titles and is missing some effects but die hard Doctor Who fans got to see it a few days early and by the day of broadcast the word of mouth concerning the new production was very good leading to huge viewing figure for the BBC.

Transmission of the episode itself was slightly spoilt for viewers when the audio feed for Strictly Dance Fever hosted by Graham Norton was played over a crucial early scene.

Rose was released on DVD with the following 2 episodes The End of the World & The Unquiet Dead as Doctor Who: Series 1 - Volume 1 on 16th May 2005 and in the Doctor Who - The Complete BBC Series 1 Box Set on 21st November 2005.

Wednesday, 25 March 2015

Interregnum 2

Although the Movie was a one off event and Paul McGann's only TV appearance as Doctor Who it had a big impact on the media associated with the show. When the videos resumed, with a commemorative edition of the Green Death following the death of Third Doctor Jon Pertwee they sported a redesigned cover layout which included the logo used for the movie as opposed the the Tom Baker diamond logo which had been on the range almost since the beginning (The early initial releases of Revenge of the Cybermen and the Five Doctors used the Peter Davison neon logo).

Sylvester McCoy remained the Doctor until the penultimate New Adventures, Lungbarrow, was released in March 1997. Lungbarrow, written by television author Marc Platt, was an unused storyline for the television series tying up many of the loose ends about the Doctor's origin presented as part of the "Cartmel Masterplan" and at some points flatly contradicting the Movie. The final New Adventure, The Dying Days by Lance Parkin, was the only Virgin book to feature the Paul McGann 8th Doctor. Both these books now command a pretty penny on the secondary market. They were available as PDF download on the BBC site, and thus usable in eBook readers, but are now gone. However if you search the web....

The end of the Virgin New Adventures Doctor Who line was caused by BBC deciding to bring the Doctor Who book fiction range in house at BBC books where they immediately started their own range of Eighth Doctor & Past Doctor novels. Essentially for book readers it was more of the same as many familiar authors from the Virgin ranges continued to write for the BBC.

In 1998 Big Finish Productions won a licence from the BBC to produce original Doctor Who audio plays. Peter Davison (the Fifth Doctor), Colin Baker (the Sixth Doctor) & Sylvester McCoy (the Seventh Doctor) all reprised their television roles alongside their companions, later to be joined by first Paul McGann and, recently, Tom Baker. The people behind Big Finish included both former Doctor Who magazine editor Gary Russell and Nicholas Briggs, who had previously worked on the unlicensed fan produced Audio Visuals stories - see Justyce Served - A Small Start with a Big Finish for more details.

Meanwhile the BBC itself had resurrected audio releases of missing Doctor Who stories in 1999 starting with (IIRC) The Massacre and embraced a new format for releasing stories with the DVD of the Five Doctors.

In 1999 Comic Relief decided to do a humorous Doctor Who special as part of the Red Nose Day night of programming. Producing the show was Sue Vertue, a comedy producer and the daughter of Beryl Vertue, the agent who negotiated Terry Nation's deal which retained his rights to the Daleks. Sue got her husband, Steven Moffat. the writer of acclaimed Children's show Press Gang, to write the story. Blackadder star Rowan Atkinson was cast as the Doctor with former Press Gang actress Julia Sawalha, who'd since found public recognition as Saffy in AbFab playing the companion Emma. Jonathan Pryce played the Master and actual Doctor Who series veteran Roy Skelton returned for a final outing as the Dalek Voice. The show plays on many Doctor Who tropes including, as the Doctor quickly uses up his remaining regenerations becoming, in order, Richard E. Grant, Jim Broadbent, Hugh Grant and finally Joanna Lumley, aping the much repeated rumour that the Doctor would regenerate into a woman. Yes it's humorous show, yes it's got no place with the rest of Doctor Who but somehow they hit the style and the feel dead on. The Console & Daleks for this show were sourced from fan productions and the music from older Doctor Who shows including Logopolis and The Five Doctors. I've got the VHS which also contains a decent (and humorous) making of as well as three other Doctor Who sketches from various shows and it's well worth a look.

Over the next few years new productions of Doctor Who fell into the hands of the BBC website producing in 2001 Death Comes to Time with Seventh Doctor Sylvester McCoy & companion Ace played by Sophie Aldred. The following year they produced Real Time featuring sixth Doctor Colin Baker and then the year after attempted a new adaptation of Shada starring Paul McGann and The Scream of the Shalka, featuring Richard E Grant again as well as a young David Tennant in a minor role, which was intended to be an official continuation of the series....

.... but in September of 2003, BBC 1 Controller Lorraine Heggessey announced that Doctor Who would return to television screens in 2005.

Friday, 17 October 2014

50 Years Of Doctor Who

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I've started a new blog called 50 Years Of Doctor Who in order to publish my revised blog entries for the 50th anniversary of an episode's broadcast.

You can find it at http://50yearsdoctorwho.blogspot.co.uk/. Please update your bookmarks.

The appropriateness of the title here had been bothering me since I'd been publishing the new entries on a weekly basis so I've moved all the existing 50th Anniversary blog entries there and that's where I'll start to publish the ones for Season 2 starting in TWO weeks time!

Wednesday, 1 October 2014

Doctor Who - The 50th Anniversary Collection CDs

My copy of the limited edition 50th Anniversary Collection 11 disc CD set arrived this week. Sorry if you didn't know about it before, it was a limited edition who's preorder expired months ago. eBay and various dealers may be your friend though if you want one....

I'd already got the 4 disc version but was interested to see what the differences are between the two.

So I got Excel to pull me a list of the the tracks and their lengths and compared the two to see which CD had the longer version, which tracks were exclusive to which CD and which were identical in length.

The results make interesting reading.....

The very small differences in length, a couple of seconds, can be accounted for by the track spacing in most cases. Essentially these tracks are the same.

TITLE11 disc4 discBEST
DiscTrackLengthDiscTrackLength
Doctor Who (Original Theme) 01 01 02:22 01 01 02:20 11 00:02
Doctor Who (Pilot Theme) 01 02 02:05 - - - 11 Only
TARDIS Exterior Hum and Door [original] 01 03 00:23 - - - 11 Only
Entry into the TARDIS (Full length version) 01 04 11:56 - - - 11 Only
TARDIS Original Takeoff Sequence 01 05 01:47 - - - 11 Only
Doctor Who (Original Titles Music) 01 06 02:09 - - - 11 Only
Three Guitars Mood 2 01 07 02:03 01 02 02:03 Same
TARDIS Takeoff 01 08 01:24 01 03 00:49 11 00:35
Forest Atmosphere 01 09 01:08 01 04 01:07 11 00:01
Skaro - Petrified Forest Atmosphere (“Thal Wind”) 01 10 02:21 - - - 11 Only
TARDIS Computer 01 11 01:08 - - - 11 Only
Forest With Creature 01 12 00:55 01 05 00:54 11 00:01
City Music 1 and 2 01 13 00:56 01 06 00:56 Same
Dalek City Corridor 01 14 02:02 - - - 11 Only
The Daleks 01 15 00:32 01 07 00:32 Same
Dalek Control Room 01 16 00:34 01 08 00:34 Same
The Storm Continued (Susan Meets Alydon) 01 17 02:38 - - - 11 Only
The Fight 01 18 01:03 - - - 11 Only
The Ambush 01 19 02:00 01 09 02:00 Same
Rising Tension 01 20 01:16 - - - 11 Only
Demented Dalek 01 21 00:22 - - - 11 Only
Capsule Oscillation (Dalek Destructor Fuse Bomb Countdown) 01 22 00:19 01 10 00:19 Same
Explosion, TARDIS Stops 01 23 01:10 01 11 01:10 Same
Sleeping Machine 01 24 00:52 01 12 00:52 Same
Sensorite Speech Background 01 25 01:11 - - - 11 Only
The Chase (Music and Effects from the Soundtrack) 01 26 01:37 - - - 11 Only
Dalek Spaceship Lands 01 27 00:17 01 13 00:17 Same
Dalek Tracking Device 01 28 00:36 - - - 11 Only
Dalek Spaceship Takeoff 01 29 00:47 - - - 11 Only
TARDIS Lands 01 30 00:11 01 14 00:11 Same
Chumbley (Constant Run) 01 31 00:27 01 15 00:27 Same
Chumbley at Rest 01 32 00:28 01 16 00:28 Same
Marche 01 33 02:40 01 17 02:40 Same
Chumbley Sends Message 01 34 00:07 - - - 11 Only
Chumbley Dome (Rises Falls Rises Falls) 01 35 00:19 - - - 11 Only
Chumbley Dies 01 36 00:12 - - - 11 Only
A Strange Sickness 01 37 00:44 01 18 00:44 Same
Kembel I 01 38 00:46 - - - 11 Only
Daleks 01 39 00:41 - - - 11 Only
Activity on Dalek Ship Control Panel 01 40 00:46 - - - 11 Only
Daleks at the TARDIS 01 41 00:25 - - - 11 Only
Wall of Fire 01 42 00:24 - - - 11 Only
At the City Walls 01 43 00:37 - - - 11 Only
Leaving Kembel 01 44 00:21 - - - 11 Only
The Experiment 01 45 00:41 - - - 11 Only
Invisible Creatures 01 46 00:51 - - - 11 Only
Dalek Time Machine 01 47 00:19 - - - 11 Only
The Missing TARDIS 01 48 00:51 - - - 11 Only
The Tomb 01 49 00:54 - - - 11 Only
The Heart of the Mountain 01 50 00:35 - - - 11 Only
Growing Menace 01 51 02:08 01 19 02:08 Same
The Time Destructor 01 52 05:17 - - - 11 Only
Excerpts from “The Ballad of the Last Chance Saloon” 01 53 03:51 01 20 03:51 Same
Transfer of Human Energy into Reserve 01 54 01:56 - - - 11 Only
Energy Escapes 01 55 00:23 - - - 11 Only
Space Adventure Part 2 01 56 01:22 01 21 01:21 11 00:01
Cybership Interior Atmosphere 01 57 01:00 - - - 11 Only
Machinery in TARDIS Goes Wild (Regeneration) 01 58 01:03 - - - 11 Only
TITLE11 disc4 discBEST
DiscTrackLengthDiscTrackLength
Regeneration Runs Down 02 01 00:10 - - - 11 Only
The Doctor’s Transitional Trauma 02 02 00:53 - - - 11 Only
The Fish People 02 03 00:38 - - - 11 Only
Heartbeat Chase 02 04 01:57 01 22 01:57 Same
Chromophone Band 02 05 01:56 01 23 01:56 Same
Controller Chimes 02 06 00:10 - - - 11 Only
Muzak (from “Time in Advance”) 02 07 03:19 - - - 11 Only
Propaganda Sleep Machine 02 08 01:08 01 24 01:08 Same
The Macra Terror (Incidental music excerpt) 02 09 00:32 - - - 11 Only
Doctor Who (New Opening, 1967 - full version) 02 10 02:20 01 41 02:20 Same
Univers Sideral 02 11 02:26 01 25 02:26 Same
Space Time Music Part 1 02 12 01:21 01 26 01:21 Same
Yeti Control Sphere Move, Call and Answer 02 13 00:22 - - - 11 Only
The Ice Warriors One Titles 02 14 00:52 - - - 11 Only
The Ice Warriors Two-Six Titles 02 15 00:44 - - - 11 Only
Space Time Music Part 2 02 16 01:19 01 27 01:19 Same
Sting & Web (Cocooning Interior Cobweb Pulsates) 02 17 02:04 - - - 11 Only
4 Stings 02 18 00:18 - - - 11 Only
Fury from the Deep - Mr Oak and Mr Quill 02 19 00:40 01 28 00:39 11 00:01
Lead-In to Cyber Planner 02 20 00:14 - - - 11 Only
Cyber Planner Background 02 21 00:37 - - - 11 Only
Cybermen Stab & Music 02 22 01:32 01 29 01:32 Same
Rocket Stab 02 23 00:07 - - - 11 Only
Birth of Cybermats 02 24 00:44 01 30 00:44 Same
Cybermats Attracted to Wheel 02 25 00:40 - - - 11 Only
Rocket in Space 02 26 01:49 - - - 11 Only
Interior Rocket (Suspense Music) 02 27 01:55 01 31 01:55 Same
Servo Robot Music 02 28 01:27 - - - 11 Only
Wheel Stab 02 29 00:14 - - - 11 Only
Cosmos Atmosphere 02 30 01:08 - - - 11 Only
Alien Ship Music 02 31 01:00 - - - 11 Only
Jarvis in a Dream State 02 32 00:47 - - - 11 Only
2 Stabs 02 33 00:12 - - - 11 Only
TARDIS (New Landing) 02 34 00:19 - - - 11 Only
Dominators’ Saucer Power On 02 35 00:40 - - - 11 Only
Sting 02 36 00:05 - - - 11 Only
Statues Move (a and b) 02 37 00:36 - - - 11 Only
Galaxy Atmosphere 02 38 01:04 01 32 01:04 Same
Dominators’ Saucer Interior 02 39 02:04 - - - 11 Only
Tension Builder (a) 02 40 00:45 - - - 11 Only
Tension Builder (c) 02 41 00:40 - - - 11 Only
Tension Builder (d) 02 42 01:06 - - - 11 Only
Low Sting 02 43 00:10 - - - 11 Only
TARDIS, Extra Power Unit Plugged In 02 44 01:53 - - - 11 Only
Zoe’s Theme 02 45 01:20 01 33 01:20 Same
White Void 02 46 01:17 - - - 11 Only
The Dark Side of the Moon 02 47 00:31 01 34 00:31 Same
The Company 02 48 01:31 01 35 01:31 Same
Muzak (from “Time in Advance”) 02 49 02:44 - - - 11 Only
Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart 02 50 01:22 - - - 11 Only
Mysteries 02 51 01:30 - - - 11 Only
Cyberman Brought to Life 02 52 01:13 - - - 11 Only
Cyber Invasion 02 53 02:13 - - - 11 Only
The Learning Hall 02 54 02:40 - - - 11 Only
Entry into the Machine 02 55 01:33 - - - 11 Only
Sting 02 56 00:19 - - - 11 Only
Machine and City Theme 02 57 01:49 01 36 01:49 Same
Kroton Theme 02 58 02:14 01 37 02:14 Same
The Seeds of Death Titles 02 59 00:35 01 38 00:35 Same
Moon Control 02 60 00:24 - - - 11 Only
Diffraction (Ice Warrior Gun Impact) 02 61 00:22 - - - 11 Only
Ice Warriors Music 02 62 00:25 01 39 00:26 4 00:01
Moon Homing Beam Call Signal & Reply 02 63 00:21 - - - 11 Only
TARDIS Lands 02 64 00:26 - - - 11 Only
Alien Control Centre 02 65 00:27 - - - 11 Only
Time Zone Atmosphere 02 66 00:40 - - - 11 Only
Dimensional Control (SIDRAT Dimensions Contract) 02 67 00:50 - - - 11 Only
War Lord Arrival 02 68 00:16 - - - 11 Only
War Chief Music 02 69 00:14 - - - 11 Only
Silver Box (The Doctor calls for help) 02 70 01:03 - - - 11 Only
Time Lord Court 02 71 03:53 01 40 01:32 11 02:21
TITLE11 disc4 discBEST
DiscTrackLengthDiscTrackLength
Doctor Who Opening Title Theme (1970) 03 01 00:45 - - - 11 Only
TARDIS tries to take off 03 02 00:32 - - - 11 Only
Music from “Doctor Who and the Silurians” 03 03 07:35 - - - 11 Only
Outer Space 03 04 02:05 - - - 11 Only
TARDIS Control On & Warp Transfer 03 05 00:23 - - - 11 Only
Blue Veils and Golden Sands 03 06 03:26 - - - 11 Only
The Delian Mode 03 07 05:32 - - - 11 Only
Battle Theme 03 08 01:02 - - - 11 Only
The Master’s Theme 03 09 00:43 01 42 00:43 Same
Hypnosis Music 03 10 00:34 01 43 00:36 4 00:02
Dover Castle 03 11 00:29 01 44 00:29 Same
Keller Machine Appears and Vanishes 03 12 00:22 01 45 00:22 Same
Keller Machine Theme 03 13 00:44 01 46 00:43 11 00:01
Axos Cell Interior Atmosphere 03 14 00:50 - - - 11 Only
Brain Centre Atmosphere 03 15 00:16 - - - 11 Only
Copy machine tickover 03 16 00:16 01 47 00:16 Same
The Axons Approach 03 17 01:45 01 48 01:45 Same
TARDIS Lands 03 18 00:22 - - - 11 Only
TARDIS Interior (Stationary) 03 19 00:56 - - - 11 Only
TARDIS Interior (In flight) 03 20 00:54 - - - 11 Only
Music from “The Sea Devils” 03 21 05:24 01 49 05:24 Same
Transfer Machine Arrival 03 22 00:17 - - - 11 Only
Music from “The Mutants” 03 23 07:13 01 50 07:12 11 00:01
Doctor Who [Stereo version 1972] 03 24 02:23 - - - 11 Only
Doctor Who [Delaware version 1972] 03 25 02:10 - - - 11 Only
Time Lords Background 03 26 01:20 - - - 11 Only
Music from “Carnival of Monsters” Episode 1 03 27 03:35 - - - 11 Only
Frontier in Space - Hyperspace Jump 03 28 00:27 - - - 11 Only
Music from “Frontier in Space” Episodes 1 and 2 03 29 05:39 01 51 01:46 11 03:53
TARDIS Malfunctions (sequence) 03 30 02:00 - - - 11 Only
Exxilon City Beacon 03 31 00:54 - - - 11 Only
Music from “Death to the Daleks” (Extended suite) 03 32 10:27 01 52 03:50 11 06:37
Aggedor’s Temple Atmosphere, Peladon 03 33 01:38 - - - 11 Only
Music from “Planet of the Spiders” Part 2 03 34 02:44 - - - 11 Only
Metebelis III Atmosphere 03 35 01:52 01 53 01:53 4 00:01
Doctor Who Closing Title Theme (1970) 03 36 01:14 02 13 01:15 4 00:01
TITLE11 disc4 discBEST
DiscTrackLengthDiscTrackLength
Doctor Who Opening Title Theme 04 01 00:44 02 01 00:44 Same
Mysterious Robots 04 02 01:15 - - - 11 Only
Nerva Beacon Infrastructure and T-Mat Couch 04 03 01:42 02 02 01:42 Same
Styre’s Scouting Machine 04 04 01:04 - - - 11 Only
Music from “Revenge of the Cybermen” (Extended Suite) 04 05 06:57 02 03 05:28 11 01:29
The Destruction of Charlie Rig 04 06 00:41 02 04 00:42 4 00:01
A Landing In Scotland 04 07 01:22 02 05 01:22 Same
The Zygons Attack 04 08 00:49 02 06 00:51 4 00:02
Monster on the Moor 04 09 03:28 - - - 11 Only
Music from “The Android Invasion” Parts 3 & 4 (Extended Suite) 04 10 09:05 02 07 06:32 11 02:33
The Planet Karn 04 11 01:50 02 08 01:50 Same
Antarctica The First Pod 04 12 02:19 02 09 02:17 11 00:02
Harrison Chase 04 13 00:40 - - - 11 Only
The Hymn of the Plants 04 14 00:49 - - - 11 Only
Get Dunbar! Krynoid On The Loose 04 15 02:55 02 10 02:55 Same
The Mandragora Helix 04 16 01:28 02 11 01:26 11 00:02
Inside the Doctor’s Mind 04 17 01:52 - - - 11 Only
Music from “The Sun Makers” 04 18 11:24 - - - 11 Only
Music from “The Invasion of Time” Parts 3 and 4 04 19 05:38 02 12 05:36 11 00:02
Movellan Runs Down 04 20 02:01 - - - 11 Only
Nova Device Countdown and Explosion 04 21 00:29 - - - 11 Only
Pretty Planet 04 22 00:33 - - - 11 Only
Doctor Who Closing Titles (40” Version) 04 23 00:43 - - - 11 Only
Doctor Who 1980 (Opening Titles) 04 24 00:36 02 14 00:38 4 00:02
Into Argolis 04 25 01:44 02 15 01:44 Same
Earth Shuttle Arrives 04 26 01:21 - - - 11 Only
The Deons 04 27 01:27 - - - 11 Only
Meglos 04 28 01:32 - - - 11 Only
Summons to Gallifrey 04 29 01:21 - - - 11 Only
K9 on a Mission 04 30 00:36 02 16 00:35 11 00:01
Banqueting Music 04 31 01:20 - - - 11 Only
Nyssa’s Theme 04 32 00:42 02 17 00:41 11 00:01
Kassia’s Wedding Music 04 33 00:48 - - - 11 Only
The Threat of Melkur 04 34 00:54 - - - 11 Only
TARDIS Interior (Flying, Landing Beep, Stationary, Cloister Bell) 04 35 01:29 - - - 11 Only
It’s The End... 04 36 03:18 02 18 03:18 Same
Doctor Who 1980 (Closing Titles) 04 37 01:17 02 19 01:16 11 00:01
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Doctor Who Theme (1980 - Full Version) 05 02 02:41 02 28 02:42 4 00:01
Castrovalva (Suite) 05 03 03:18 02 20 03:18 Same
Exploring the Lab 05 04 01:48 02 21 01:46 11 00:02
Nyssa is Hypnotised 05 05 00:59 - - - 11 Only
TSS Machine Attacked 05 06 01:03 - - - 11 Only
Black Orchid 05 07 03:17 - - - 11 Only
March of the Cybermen 05 08 05:13 02 22 05:13 Same
Omega Force Field 05 09 01:54 - - - 11 Only
Ergon Threat 05 10 01:03 - - - 11 Only
The Termination of the Doctor 05 11 02:08 - - - 11 Only
Janissary Band 05 12 00:48 - - - 11 Only
Mawdryn Undead (Suite) 05 13 04:17 02 23 04:19 4 00:02
Enlightenment 05 14 07:56 - - - 11 Only
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The Five Doctors 05 16 08:45 02 24 05:29 11 03:16
Warriors of the Deep 05 17 03:54 02 25 03:53 11 00:01
The Awakening 05 18 03:27 - - - 11 Only
Frontios (Suite) 05 19 04:21 - - - 11 Only
Resurrection of the Daleks 05 20 05:03 02 26 05:01 11 00:02
Planet of Fire 05 21 03:56 - - - 11 Only
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Vengeance on Varos (Suite) 06 03 06:53 - - - 11 Only
The Mark of the Rani (Extended Suite) 06 04 06:48 03 02 03:45 11 03:03
The Two Doctors (Extended Suite) 06 05 06:32 03 03 03:15 11 03:17
Timelash 06 06 05:52 03 04 05:51 11 00:01
Revelation of the Daleks (The Funeral Parlour) 06 07 02:19 - - - 11 Only
Revelation of the Daleks 06 08 06:17 03 05 03:53 11 02:24
Doctor Who Theme (1980 - Opening) 06 09 00:45 - - - 11 Only
The Mysterious Planet (Extended Suite) 06 10 07:39 03 07 03:21 11 04:18
Mindwarp (sound effects montage) 06 11 03:59 - - - 11 Only
Terror of the Vervoids (Extended Suite) 06 12 08:27 03 08 02:44 11 05:43
The Ultimate Foe (Extended Suite) 06 13 06:49 03 09 03:16 11 03:33
Doctor Who Theme (1980 - Closing) 06 14 01:20 - - - 11 Only
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Taken to the Cleaners 07 04 01:31 - - - 11 Only
Drinksmat Dawning 07 05 01:28 - - - 11 Only
The Making of Pex 07 06 01:23 - - - 11 Only
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Music from “Remembrance of the Daleks” (Extended Suite) 07 10 08:21 03 14 05:32 11 02:49
Time Will Tell 07 11 01:00 - - - 11 Only
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Fourth Reich 07 13 01:21 - - - 11 Only
Landing of the Cybermen 07 14 02:47 - - - 11 Only
Shooting at Us 07 15 01:26 - - - 11 Only
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Music from “Survival” (Extended Suite) 07 20 08:25 03 18 05:28 11 02:57
“...and somewhere else, the tea’s getting cold” 07 21 00:23 03 19 00:24 4 00:01
Doctor Who Theme (1987 - Closing) 07 22 01:14 - - - 11 Only
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Breakout 08 02 02:38 - - - 11 Only
Wimps Doctor #7 is Shot 08 03 01:50 - - - 11 Only
Aftermath 08 04 01:06 - - - 11 Only
Mr Smith and the Ambulance 08 05 01:51 - - - 11 Only
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Flatline 08 07 01:02 - - - 11 Only
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Seven to Eight 08 10 02:21 - - - 11 Only
“Who Am I” 08 11 01:58 03 21 01:55 11 00:03
City Scape 08 12 01:51 - - - 11 Only
Bad Morning 08 13 00:34 - - - 11 Only
Time 08 14 00:59 - - - 11 Only
“I Quit” 08 15 01:03 - - - 11 Only
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Two Hearts 08 17 01:15 - - - 11 Only
The TARDIS True Identity 08 18 02:18 - - - 11 Only
Night Walk 08 19 01:49 - - - 11 Only
The Eye of Harmony Half Human 08 20 04:38 - - - 11 Only
Until Midnight Atomic Clock 08 21 02:03 - - - 11 Only
Green Eyes 08 22 00:51 - - - 11 Only
The Chase 08 23 03:20 03 22 02:20 11 01:00
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Jelly Baby 08 25 00:12 - - - 11 Only
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Under the Influence 08 27 00:50 - - - 11 Only
Crown of Nails 08 28 01:15 - - - 11 Only
Lee’s Last Chance 08 29 02:12 - - - 11 Only
“Open the Eye” 08 30 02:29 03 23 02:25 11 00:04
“Reroute Power!” Temporal Orbit 08 31 06:19 - - - 11 Only
To Hold Death Back 08 32 01:56 - - - 11 Only
Farewell 08 33 01:39 03 24 01:35 11 00:04
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Westminster Bridge 09 02 02:08 - - - 11 Only
Seeking the Doctor 09 03 00:41 - - - 11 Only
The Doctor’s Theme 09 04 01:13 - - - 11 Only
Clockwork TARDIS 09 05 01:17 - - - 11 Only
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Rose’s Theme 09 07 02:13 04 02 02:15 4 00:02
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Harriet Jones, Prime Minister 09 09 02:13 - - - 11 Only
The Lone Dalek 09 10 04:59 - - - 11 Only
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Rose in Peril 09 14 01:31 - - - 11 Only
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I’m Coming to Get You 09 16 01:12 - - - 11 Only
Finding Jackie 09 17 00:53 - - - 11 Only
Rose Defeats the Daleks 09 18 02:29 - - - 11 Only
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New Adventures 09 20 02:18 - - - 11 Only
Doctor Who Theme - Album Version 09 21 02:37 - - - 11 Only
Behind the Sofa (from More Than 30 Years In The TARDIS) 09 22 02:25 - - - 11 Only
Doctor Who 1986 09 23 02:56 03 06 02:53 11 00:03
Doctor Who 1987 09 24 02:40 03 10 02:38 11 00:02
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The Doctor Forever (from “The Runaway Bride”) 09 28 04:18 - - - 11 Only
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My Angel Put The Devil In Me (from “Daleks in Manhattan”) 09 30 03:10 - - - 11 Only
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Never Too Old to Shoot and Fly (from “The End of Time”) 09 32 02:15 - - - 11 Only
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Glasgow (from “The Name of the Doctor”) 09 35 00:58 - - - 11 Only
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All the Strange, Strange Creatures 10 10 03:47 04 04 03:16 11 00:31
Evolution of the Daleks 10 11 01:54 - - - 11 Only
Mr. Smith and Joan 10 12 01:54 - - - 11 Only
Just Scarecrows to War 10 13 01:29 - - - 11 Only
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The Futurekind 10 15 01:43 - - - 11 Only
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This is Gallifrey Our Childhood, Our Home 10 16 03:16 04 08 03:44 4 00:28
Doctor Who - Season 4 Opening Credits 10 17 00:45 - - - 11 Only
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A Noble Girl About Town 10 19 02:12 - - - 11 Only
Songs of Captivity and Freedom 10 20 04:02 - - - 11 Only
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Midnight 10 24 03:07 - - - 11 Only
Turn Left 10 25 02:19 - - - 11 Only
Song of Freedom 10 26 02:51 04 10 02:51 Same
Not the Doctor 10 27 03:19 - - - 11 Only
A Special Sort of Bus 10 28 02:20 - - - 11 Only
By Water Borne 10 29 02:23 - - - 11 Only
The Master Suite (From Doctor Who Series 4).mp3 - - - 04 11 04:33 4 Only
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Melody Pond (From Doctor Who Series 6).mp3 - - - 04 17 04:43 4 Only
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Lost In the Wrong Stream 11 20 03:23 - - - 11 Only
Make Peace 11 21 00:52 - - - 11 Only
Towards the Asylum (From Doctor Who Series 7).mp3 - - - 04 20 02:25 4 Only
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Clara in the TARDIS 11 23 02:53 - - - 11 Only
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What is his Name 11 27 01:58 - - - 11 Only
Remember Me 11 28 03:00 - - - 11 Only
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