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
TITLE11 disc4 discBEST
DiscTrackLengthDiscTrackLength
“The Moment Has Been Prepared For” 05 01 01:03 - - - 11 Only
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
The King’s Demons 05 15 05:23 - - - 11 Only
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
The Caves of Androzani (Extended Suite) 05 22 06:57 02 27 06:07 11 00:50
TITLE11 disc4 discBEST
DiscTrackLengthDiscTrackLength
The Twin Dilemma (Extended Suite) 06 01 07:19 03 01 04:04 11 03:15
Attack of the Cybermen (Suite) 06 02 08:12 - - - 11 Only
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
TITLE11 disc4 discBEST
DiscTrackLengthDiscTrackLength
“It’s the Man I Want” 07 01 00:22 - - - 11 Only
Doctor Who Theme (1987 - Opening) 07 02 00:53 - - - 11 Only
Music from “Time and the Rani” (Extended Suite) 07 03 04:03 03 11 01:38 11 02:25
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
Music from “Delta and the Bannermen” 07 07 03:38 - - - 11 Only
“Here’s to the Future” (featuring The Lorells) 07 08 01:57 03 12 01:57 Same
Music from “Dragonfire” (Extended Suite) 07 09 07:12 03 13 03:02 11 04:10
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
Music from “The Happiness Patrol” 07 12 07:12 - - - 11 Only
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
Music from “The Greatest Show in the Galaxy” (Extended Suite) 07 16 07:07 03 15 03:23 11 03:44
Music from “Battlefield” (Extended Suite) 07 17 05:25 03 16 04:41 11 00:44
Music from “Ghost Light” 07 18 04:32 - - - 11 Only
Music from “The Curse of Fenric” (Extended Suite) 07 19 07:31 03 17 06:35 11 00:56
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
TITLE11 disc4 discBEST
DiscTrackLengthDiscTrackLength
Prologue Skaro “Doctor Who” Theme The Casket 08 01 02:19 03 20 01:34 11 00:45
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
“I Am Not Human” 08 06 01:14 - - - 11 Only
Flatline 08 07 01:02 - - - 11 Only
X-Ray Snake in the Bathroom 08 08 01:37 - - - 11 Only
The Taking of Bruce 08 09 01:03 - - - 11 Only
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
Primitive Wiring The UnBruce 08 16 01:45 - - - 11 Only
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
Beryllium Clock Bragg’s Key 08 24 01:14 - - - 11 Only
Jelly Baby 08 25 00:12 - - - 11 Only
Slimed 08 26 02:08 - - - 11 Only
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
End Credits “Doctor Who” Theme 08 34 00:49 03 25 00:49 Same
TITLE11 disc4 discBEST
DiscTrackLengthDiscTrackLength
Doctor Who Theme - TV Version 09 01 00:42 04 01 00:42 Same
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
Cassandra’s Waltz 09 06 03:08 - - - 11 Only
Rose’s Theme 09 07 02:13 04 02 02:15 4 00:02
Slitheen 09 08 01:20 - - - 11 Only
Harriet Jones, Prime Minister 09 09 02:13 - - - 11 Only
The Lone Dalek 09 10 04:59 - - - 11 Only
Father’s Day 09 11 01:53 - - - 11 Only
Boom Town Suite 09 12 03:00 - - - 11 Only
Monster Bossa 09 13 01:38 - - - 11 Only
Rose in Peril 09 14 01:31 - - - 11 Only
The Daleks 09 15 03:00 - - - 11 Only
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
Hologram 09 19 02:14 - - - 11 Only
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
Back to the TARDIS (version 1) (from 30 Years In The TARDIS) 09 25 01:04 - - - 11 Only
“...and somewhere else, the tea’s getting cold” (from “Survival”) 09 26 00:21 - - - 11 Only
Back to the TARDIS (version 2) (from More Than 30 Years In The TARDIS) 09 27 00:57 - - - 11 Only
The Doctor Forever (from “The Runaway Bride”) 09 28 04:18 - - - 11 Only
Song For Ten (from “The Christmas Invasion”) 09 29 03:29 - - - 11 Only
My Angel Put The Devil In Me (from “Daleks in Manhattan”) 09 30 03:10 - - - 11 Only
The Cyberleader Runs Amok (from “The Next Doctor”) 09 31 01:56 - - - 11 Only
Never Too Old to Shoot and Fly (from “The End of Time”) 09 32 02:15 - - - 11 Only
Emotions Get the Better Of Him (from “Victory of the Daleks”) 09 33 04:34 - - - 11 Only
Impossible Choice (from “Amy’s Choice”) 09 34 03:35 - - - 11 Only
Glasgow (from “The Name of the Doctor”) 09 35 00:58 - - - 11 Only
Whisper Men (from “The Name of the Doctor”) 09 36 01:32 - - - 11 Only
TITLE11 disc4 discBEST
DiscTrackLengthDiscTrackLength
Sycorax Encounter 10 01 01:12 - - - 11 Only
The Face of Boe 10 02 01:15 - - - 11 Only
Tooth and Claw 10 03 03:19 - - - 11 Only
Madame de Pompadour 10 04 02:11 - - - 11 Only
Cybermen 10 05 03:48 - - - 11 Only
Doomsday 10 06 05:07 04 03 05:08 4 00:01
The Runaway Bride 10 07 04:18 - - - 11 Only
Martha’s Theme 10 08 02:34 04 05 04:19 4 01:45
Gridlocked Cassinis 10 09 01:13 - - - 11 Only
Boe (From Doctor Who Series 3).mp3 - - - 04 06 03:42 4 Only
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
Blink (Suite) 10 14 02:54 - - - 11 Only
The Futurekind 10 15 01:43 - - - 11 Only
The Doctor Forever (From Doctor Who Series 3).mp3 - - - 04 07 04:07 4 Only
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
Voyage of the Damned (Suite) 10 18 04:56 - - - 11 Only
Donna's Theme (From Doctor Who Series 3).mp3 - - - 04 09 03:18 4 Only
A Noble Girl About Town 10 19 02:12 - - - 11 Only
Songs of Captivity and Freedom 10 20 04:02 - - - 11 Only
UNIT Rocks 10 21 01:11 - - - 11 Only
The Doctor’s Daughter 10 22 01:37 - - - 11 Only
Silence in the Library 10 23 02:56 - - - 11 Only
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
Four Knocks (From Doctor Who Series 4).mp3 - - - 04 12 03:58 4 Only
Vale Decem 10 30 03:20 04 13 03:20 Same
TITLE11 disc4 discBEST
DiscTrackLengthDiscTrackLength
Doctor Who XI 11 01 01:01 - - - 11 Only
Little Amy 11 02 01:41 - - - 11 Only
I Am the Doctor 11 03 04:02 04 14 04:03 4 00:01
The Mad Man with A Box 11 04 02:08 04 15 02:09 4 00:01
The Beast Below 11 05 01:21 - - - 11 Only
Battle In The Sky 11 06 03:23 - - - 11 Only
The Time Of Angels 11 07 03:58 - - - 11 Only
This Is The Dream 11 08 01:39 - - - 11 Only
The Silurians 11 09 01:02 - - - 11 Only
A Troubled Man 11 10 02:18 - - - 11 Only
Words Win Wars 11 11 01:49 - - - 11 Only
The Life and Death of Amy Pond 11 12 02:54 - - - 11 Only
The Sad Man with a Box 11 13 03:19 - - - 11 Only
Amy's Theme (From Doctor Who Series 5).mp3 - - - 04 16 02:08 4 Only
Melody Pond (From Doctor Who Series 6).mp3 - - - 04 17 04:43 4 Only
The Wedding of River Song (From Doctor Who Series 6).mp3 - - - 04 18 02:36 4 Only
Abigail’s Song (Silence is all you Know) 11 14 04:41 04 19 05:33 4 00:52
The Impossible Astronaut 11 15 03:11 - - - 11 Only
Deadly Siren 11 16 04:51 - - - 11 Only
Run, Sexy 11 17 01:56 - - - 11 Only
Which One Is The Flesh 11 18 01:39 - - - 11 Only
The Enigma of River Song 11 19 03:57 - - - 11 Only
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
Together or Not At All (The Song of Amy and Rory) 11 22 03:16 04 21 03:17 4 00:01
Clara in the TARDIS 11 23 02:53 - - - 11 Only
Up the Shard 11 24 03:00 04 22 03:02 4 00:02
The Long Song 11 25 03:35 04 23 03:39 4 00:04
A Machine that Makes Machines 11 26 03:00 - - - 11 Only
What is his Name 11 27 01:58 - - - 11 Only
Remember Me 11 28 03:00 - - - 11 Only
The Majestic Tale (Of A Madman In A Box) 11 29 03:09 - - - 11 Only

Friday, 12 September 2014

042 The Reign of Terror Episode 6: Prisoners of Conciergerie

EPISODE: The Reign of Terror Episode 6: Prisoners of Conciergerie
OVERALL EPISODE NUMBER: 042
STORY NUMBER: 008
TRANSMITTED: Saturday 12 September 1964
WRITER: Dennis Spooner
DIRECTOR: Henric Hirsch
SCRIPT EDITOR: David Whitaker
PRODUCER: Verity Lambert
RATINGS: 6.4 million viewers
FORMAT: DVD: Doctor Who: The Reign of Terror

"The events will happen, just as they are written. I'm afraid so and we can't stem the tide. But at least we can stop being carried away with the flood!"

LeMaitre tells Jules & the Tardis travellers that he arranged Ian's release: he is James Stirling. He promises no harm will come to Susan but wants their assistance. Ian passes the message from Webster on to him and tells him to return to England. Robespierre has ordered Lemaitre/Stirling to follow a Paul Barras: Ian recognises the name: Webster had mentioned the name in conjunction with a meeting at the Sinking Ship, which is an Inn on the Calais road. Ian & Barbara, along with Jules, agree to attend the meeting for Stirling and obtain the information. They lock the Inn Keeper in the cellar and substitute for him. Barras arrives, wondering where the Inn Keeper is but Ian tells him that he's sick. He is expecting one guest for the meeting. The guest arrives after the inn empties, he and Barras meet in the back room. The guest is General Napoleon Bonaparte. They discuss arresting Robespierre at the meeting the next day and using Bonaparte as a leader. Bonaparte accepts Barras' plan. Ian & Barbara pass the information to an astonished Stirling and The Doctor & Barbara go to rescue Ian while Stirling & Ian go to warn Robespierre. Soldiers have come to arrest Robespierre who is shot & wounded trying to escape: Ian & Stirling have arrived too late and history takes its course as The Doctor & Barbara knew it would. The Doctor confronts the perpetually intoxicated jailer spinning him a story which he falls for, again, claiming that LeMaitre was shot in the removal of Robespierre and was in league with the Jailer He has the jailer seized by his own guards and coerces him into releasing Susan to him. The Doctor sees Robespierre being delivered to the prison. Ian tells Jules that Bonaparte will be the next ruler of France. The travellers escape Paris together, leaving Stirling & Jules speculating where they are bound for. They return to the TARDIS and depart Earth.

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DOCTOR: Well, it's hardly fair to speculate, is it? No, I'm afraid you belittle things. Our lives are important, at least to us. But as we see, so we learn.

IAN: And what are we going to see and learn next, Doctor?

DOCTOR: Well, unlike the old adage, my boy, our destiny is in the stars, so let's go and search for it.

vlcsnap-2014-06-07-08h55m57s67 There's a jarring moment at the start of this episode where everyone stands still in the middle of a dramatic scene while the episode title and writer credit are displayed! A production device much of it's time!

The episode then takes a turn into subterfuge and almost spy drama territory as Ian & Barbara disguise themselves in the Inn to observe Barras and his guest, with the stormy weather acting as a dramatic backdrop to the importance of the meeting taking place....

Both of the characters meeting in the Inn are known historical figures:

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The more famous one is General Napoleon Bonaparte, on the left, played by Tony Wall. The Doctor's not present for this encounter but later claims to have met Napoleon in Day of the Daleks.

The man on the right is Paul Barras, a lesser known figure but one who was known to be involved in the downfall of Robespierre. Their encounter at the Inn is a fictional invention, but the use of the name The Sinking Ship is a nice metaphor for the Robespierre administration at this point!. Barras is played by John Law who, like Jules' actor Donald Morley, has a Doomwatch appearance to his name as Pegg in The Devil's Sweets.

vlcsnap-2014-06-07-09h13m09s148 Thanks to certain events in this episode this is the first episode, and thus story, we can accurately date with any certainty. At the Inn Barras mentions that

"Robespierre will be arrested after tomorrow's convention meeting."

We know the date of Robespierre's arrest: it's 27th July 1794 So the events of this serial must all occur in the run up to that day. In fact we see the arrest on screen, which becomes the first documented historical event shown in the series.

This then provokes some discussion between The Doctor & Barbara:

DOCTOR: What is it? What do you find so amusing, hmm?
BARBARA: Oh, I don't know. Yes, I do. It's this feverish activity to try and stop something that we know is going to happen. Robespierre will be guillotined whatever we do.
DOCTOR: I've told you of our position so often.
BARBARA: Yes, I know. You can't influence or change history. I learnt that lesson with the Aztecs.
DOCTOR: The events will happen, just as they are written. I'm afraid so and we can't stem the tide. But at least we can stop being carried away with the flood! Now, Susan and the prison.
A nice little call back to the Aztecs there!

vlcsnap-2014-06-07-09h19m19s238 As the episode progresses we're treated to a final encounter between between The Doctor and the Prison Warder

Hartnell's disguise as an authority figure and his encounters with the Jailer have been one of the highlights of this serial!

Towards the end Jules talks about finding Jean: there's no mention of his sister Danielle who disappears without trace mid serial not to be seen or mentioned again!

It really is another cracking episode this, neatly rounding off the story and resolving all the outstanding plot points. Dennis Spooner's experience & talent in writing for Television is obvious here, and Hartnell has obviously risen to the script and the opportunity for comedy presented to him with the chain gang master and the drunkard jailer. An Unearthly Child remains my favourite episode this season but I think Reign of Terror may be my favourite story. It gets better every time I see it!

This is the first story that the Doctor visits Paris in, but he'd be back several times making Paris the Doctor's second most visited place on Earth. He would return in The Massacre, set in 1572 as opposed to Reign of Terror's 1794, but a few years later for the Doctor. At some point he meets Napoleon, or at least he claims to have in Day of the Daleks ("Do you know, I remember saying to old Napoleon. Boney, I said, always remember an army marches on its stomach." Presumably this encounter, if it took place is also in Paris. He returns to Paris in 1979 to foil the plot of Scaroth, the last of the Jagaroth in City of Death and has various visits from 1727 onwards during the course of the new series story The Girl in the Fireplace.

There's a little gem tucked away in this story that will raise a giggle with latter day Doctor Who fans. James Sterling, the British Spy (echoes of James Bond?) has adopted the alias LeMaitre which in French means The Master!

Reign of Terror marks the close of Doctor Who's first season. 33 of it's 42 episodes still exist for us to watch. By the time the series ended it was an obvious success. But the Doctor Who team didn't stop filming here, two more stories were filmed for the start of to the next series. One was an idea that had been on the table since day 1 of the series, and indeed had originally been intended to launch Doctor Who. The other would bring back a favourite villain from the first year of Doctor Who and in the process change the show forever.

I had it in my head that the first season was the longest in Doctor Who's history: It isn't:

Season Episodes Missing Remaining
1 42 9 33
2 39 2 37
3 45 28 17
4 43 33 10
5 40 18 22
6 44 7 37

It's the fourth longest behind Series 3, 6 & 4.

Season 7 onwards has a drastic reduction in the number of episodes. It's also the point where the series starts to be made in colour and from where we have all the episodes.

On the missing episodes front, Season 1 is missing just 9 episodes, behind the 7 of Season 6 and just 2 of series 2.

Green=Complete
Orange=Partial/Some episodes exist
RED=Missing

SEASON 1 1963-1964 EPISODES
(STORIES Stories)
IN ARCHIVE MISSING IN ARCHIVE MISSING STATUS
An Unearthly Child 4 1,2,3,4 - 4 0 COMPLETE
The Daleks 7 1,2,3,4,5,6,7 - 7 0 COMPLETE
The Edge of Destruction 2 1,2 - 2 0 COMPLETE
Marco Polo 7 - 1,2,3,4,5,6,7 0 7 MISSING
The Keys of Marinus 6 1,2,3,4,5,6 - 6 0 COMPLETE
The Aztecs 4 1,2,3,4 - 4 0 COMPLETE
The Sensorites 6 1,2,3,4,5,6 - 6 0 COMPLETE
The Reign of Terror 6 1,2,3,6 4,5 4 2 PARTIAL
SEASON 1 TOTAL 42
(8 Stories)
    33 9 78.58%

Following the broadcast of this episode Doctor Who was off the air for the next six weeks returning on 31st October 1964 with Planet of Giants part 1.

Episode 6 of the Reign of Terror was missing from the archives but was recovered from an unnamed film collector by Ian Levine & collector Bruce Campbell in May 1982. The copy they recovered is a stored field recording. Some years later in 1984 a second copy of episode 6 along with the then missing episodes 1-3 was recovered from a TV station in Cyprus. These prints were found to be lesser quality suppressed field recordings. Following these recoveries the film collector made contact again because he was now in possession of a copy of episode three that, while damaged, was again a superior stored field recording. So although six episodes of the Reign of Terror have been returned to the BBC, sadly two of these are duplicates and two episodes - four and five - remain missing to this day.

Reign of Terror was novelised by former Doctor Who companion turned writer Ian Marter and was released in 1987 a few months after his death.

The Reign of Terror is the last story in Doctor Who's first season and also one of the last pair of VHS releases (The other was Invasion of the Dinosaurs iirc). I bought the VHS set this was in in the shops the day it came out (Blackstar didn't find me a copy in time). The other tape in the box, the remaining orphaned Troughton episodes, went straight in the player and was loved & cherished. Reign of Terror however sat on the shelf. When I finished work due to ill health in 2005 one of the first things I did was polish off the last four Doctor Who stories that existed that I hadn't seen. Keys of Marinus was one, this was the second. The remaining two were the Romans, which we'll come to shortly, and the Dominators, which is some way in the future.

As I've said the VHS release of this pack completed the remaining orphaned Troughton episodes but it also marked the point where every episode of Doctor Who was available on VHS. Less than 2 months later, in January 2004 another episode was returned to the BBC, Dalek Masterplan 2: Day of Armageddon, meaning the VHS releases of the episodes were now no longer complete. In the intervening years a further 11 missing episodes of Doctor who have been found.

Doctor Who: The Reign of Terror was released on DVD on 28th January 2013.