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Doctor Who: Series 1

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Ready for an all-new Who? The BBC-produced Sci-Fi Channel hit is reborn for a new generation!

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5-disc DVD of the first season of the new Doctor Who series, in which the world’s longest running science fiction TV franchise reinvents itself into a hip new hit for a new generation.

Christopher Eccleston's Doctor is wise, funny and brave - an adventurer in time and space. His detached logic gives him a vital edge when the world's in danger. But when it comes to human relationships, he can be found wanting. That's why he needs Rose (Billie Piper).

Rose is a shop-girl from the present day, trapped in a dull existence. From the moment they meet, the Doctor and Rose are soulmates. They understand and complement each other. With nothing to hold Rose back - neither her over-bearing mum nor her hapless boyfriend - she chooses the Doctor and his promise of fantastic adventures across the universe. And he doesn't let her down...

"This incarnation is much hipper, brighter and funnier." --Sunday Herald Sun

“This is the Harry Potter of Saturday nights and I loved it from the start right through to the end."--Sharon Marshall, Daily Star

“The new show looks better than anyone dared to hope. Fast, funny, scary and beautifully acted, it manages to be vibrant and fresh to appeal to a new audience while remaining utterly faithful to the spirit of the old show." --David Winner, Financial Times

Episodes

1. Rose
Rose Tyler meets a mysterious stranger called the Doctor, and her life will never be the same again. Soon, she realises that her mum, her boyfriend, and the whole of Planet Earth are in danger. The only hope for salvation lies inside a strange blue police box…

2. The End of the World
The Doctor takes Rose on her first voyage through time, to the year Five Billion. The Sun is about to expand and swallow the Earth. But amongst the alien races gathering to watch on Platform One, a murderer is at work. Who is controlling the mysterious and deadly spiders?

3. The Unquiet Dead
The Doctor takes Rose back through time to 1869. In Victorian Cardiff, the dead are walking, and creatures made of gas are on the loose. The time-travellers team up with Charles Dickens to investigate Mr Sneed, the local Undertaker, and his psychic maid Gwyneth. Can they halt the plans of the ethereal Gelth?

4. Aliens of London
The Doctor takes Rose home – a year later than planned. But all attention is on another alien spaceship which crash-lands in the Thames. London is closed off and the whole world is on Red Alert. While the Doctor investigates the alien survivor, Rose discovers that her home is no longer a safe haven. Who are the Slitheen?

5. World War III
Continuing the story from Episode 4... Downing Street announces Earth’s first Interplanetary War, but the real danger is much closer to home. While the Doctor, Rose and Harriet Jones race against time to unmask the villainous Slitheen, Rose’s mum and boyfriend hold the key to salvation. Can the missiles be stopped?

6. Dalek
Beneath the Salt Plains of Utah, the billionaire collector Henry Van Statten holds the last relic of an alien race. When the Doctor and Rose investigate, they discover that the Doctor’s oldest and most deadly enemy is about to break free. It’s a fight to the death, with Rose caught in the middle.

7. The Long Game
Adam Mitchell catches a glimpse of the wonders of travelling in the Tardis. In the future, Satellite 5 broadcasts to the entire Earth Empire. But anyone promoted to Floor 500 is never seen again, and the Doctor suspects humankind is being manipulated. Nothing escapes the eye of the sinister Editor, but just who is he working for? And does Adam have what it takes to become the Time Lord’s companion?

8. Father’s Day
Rose was just a baby in 1987 when her father was killed by a car. So the Time Lord takes her back to the year in question, to the spot where the accident happened. Of course, Rose cannot stand idly by and just watch her dad die alone, so she pushes him out of the way of the on-coming car. But in doing so, she upsets the balance of Time and changes history. Suddenly, Earth is under threat from the Reapers, terrifying pterodactyl-like demons that swoop out of the sky to rectify Time anomalies.

9. The Empty Child
The first of a two-part story. The Doctor and Rose travel back to London in 1941, at the height of the Blitz. A mysterious cylinder is being guarded by the Army, while homeless children (living on the bombsites) are being terrorised by an unearthly child. Rose meets the dashing Captain Jack Harkness – has she found a hero even better than the Doctor?

10. The Doctor Dances
Continues from Episode 9… The Child’s plague is spreading throughout the wartime London, and its zombie army is on the march. The Doctor and Rose form an alliance with intergalactic con-man Captain Jack, but find themselves trapped in the abandoned hospital. The answer lies at the bombsite, but time is running out...

11. Boom Town
When the Tardis crew takes a holiday,The Doctor encounters an enemy he thought long since dead. It soon transpires that plans to build a nuclear power station in Cardiff city are disguising an alien plot to rip the world apart.And when the Doctor dines with monsters, he discovers traps within traps.

12. Bad Wolf
The Doctor, Rose and Captain Jack have to fight for their lives on board the Game Station, but a far more dangerous threat is lurking – just out of sight. The Doctor realises that the entire human race has been blinded to the threat on its doorstep, and Armageddon is fast approaching.

13. The Parting of the Ways
Rose Tyler has faced danger and seen wonders alongside The Doctor, but now their friendship is put to the test as Earth plunges into an epic war. With the human race being slaughtered,The Doctor is forced into terrible action.Will the time-travellers ever be reunited?

Special Features

Disc 1 Video extras include:
- Christopher Eccleston Interview (BBC Breakfast)
- Destroying the Lair
- Making Doctor Who with Russell T. Davies
- Waking the Dead: Mark Gatiss Video Diary
- Laying the Ghosts: Mark Gatiss Video Diary
- Launch trailers

Disc 2 Video extras include:
- Deconstructing Big Ben
- On Set with Billie Piper
- Trailers

Disc 3 Video extras include:
- Mike Tucker’s Mocks of Balloons

Disc 4 Video extras include:
- Designing Doctor Who
- The Adventures of Captain Jack
- Trailers

Disc 5 Video extras include:
- Doctor Who Confidential (175 minutes of behind-the-scenes reports)
- Backstage at Christmas: exclusive behind-the-scenes footage from The Christmas Invasion starring David Tennant as the new Doctor

Additional Information

SKU 13622
Format DVD
Brand Doctor Who
Genre Science Fiction
Run Time About 9 3/4 Hours
Number of Discs 5
Region 1
Character Rose, Ninth Doctor
Series/Season Series 1
Release Date Jul 4, 2006
Special Features Almost 5 hours of special features
UPC Code 883929262205