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First Doctor DVD Extras Confirmed

2entertain have issued final confirmation of their release line up for March, featuring two classic Doctor Who adventures on one DVD box set.

Space Museum and The Chase are two consecutive Doctor Who adventures from 1965, starring William Hartnell as the Doctor, William Russell as Ian Chesterton, Jacqueline Hill as Barbara Wright, Maureen O’Brien as Vicki and Peter Purves as Steven. Set for release on March 1st, these two titles are packed with extra features:

The Space Museum

  • Commentary – with actors Maureen O’Brien and William Russell, writer Glyn Jones. Moderated by Peter Purves.
  • Defending the Museum – writer Robert Shearman provides a personal and robust defence of this somewhat forgotten story.
  • My Grandfather, the Doctor – Jessica Carney talks about the career of her grandfather, William Hartnell.
  • A Holiday for the Doctor – spoof comedy recollections of sixties Doctor Who starring Christopher Green as actress Ida Barr
  • Photo Galley – production and publicity photos from the story.
  • Coming Soon – a trail for a forthcoming DVD release.
  • PDF Material – Radio Times listings in Adobe PDF format for viewing on PC or Mac.
  • Programme Subtitles
  • Subtitle Production Notes

The Space Museum and The Chase on DVD in March 2010The Chase

Disc 1

  • Commentary – stereo. With actors Maureen O’Brien, William Russell and Peter Purves, director Richard Martin.
  • Cusick in Cardiff – Raymond Cusick, the designer of the Daleks, visits the new series production studios in Cardiff to be shown around the TARDIS set and meet the newest version of his design. With Raymond Cusick, production designer Edward Thomas and designer Peter McKinstry.
  • Coming Soon – a trail for a forthcoming DVD release.
  • PDF Material – Radio Times listings in Adobe PDF format for viewing on PC or Mac.
  • Programme Subtitles
  • Subtitle Production Notes

Disc 2

  • The Thrill of The Chase – director Richard Martin looks back at the making of the story.
  • Last Stop White City – School teachers Barbara Wright and Ian Chesterton were the first people from Earth to travel with the Doctor and his granddaughter Susan in their time and space vehicle, the TARDIS. From their first step into the TARDIS in ‘An Unearthly Child’ to their departure at the end of ‘The Chase’, the duo were involved in sixteen thrilling adventures that captured the imagination of a generation. This documentary tells their story. With actors William Russell, director Richard Martin, studio vision mixer Clive Doig and writer Simon Guerrier.
  • Daleks Conquer and Destroy – since they first appeared on our television screens in 1963, the Daleks have been a source of enduring fascination for followers of Doctor Who. But just what was their appeal? With producer Verity Lambert, Dalek designer Raymond Cusick, director Richard Martin, actress Carole Ann Ford, writer Robert Shearman, designer Matthew Savage, model unit supervisor Mike Tucker and new series Dalek voice artiste Nicholas Briggs.
  • Daleks Beyond the Screen – from the outset, the merchandising opportunities presented by the popularity of the Daleks was quickly realised and continues right through to the present day. With producer Verity Lambert, Dalek designer Raymond Cusick, director Richard Martin, new series Dalek voice artiste Nicholas Briggs, designer Matthew Savage, writer Robert Shearman, Doctor Who merchandise collector Mick Hall, model unit supervisor Mike Tucker, Private Eye journalist Adam MacQueen, BBC Worldwide’s Kate Walsh and Dave Turbitt.
  • Shawcraft – The Original Monster Makers – this documentary looks at the work of Uxbridge-based Shawcraft Models, who during the sixties provided many of the props and models for Doctor Who. With BBC designers Raymond Cusick, Spencer Chapman, John Wood and Barry Newbery, and Annette Basford, the daughter of Shawcraft owner, Bill Roberts.
  • Follow that Dalek – an amateur 8mm cine film from 1967 looking around the premises of Shawcraft Models. The film features numerous props and models from Doctor Who, many seem for the first time in colour.
  • Give-a-Show Slides – sixteen stories presented on seven slides each, as featured in the Doctor Who Give-a-Show Slide Projector toy from the sixties.
  • Photo Gallery – production and publicity photos from the story.

Space Museum and The Chase has an RRP of £29.99 – however you can preorder it right now from Amazon for just £17.98!



A long-term Doctor Who fan, Christian grew up watching the show and has early memories of the Graham Williams era. His favourite stories are Inferno, The Seeds of Doom and Human Nature (although The Empty Child, Blink and Utopia all come close). When he’s not bossing around the news team, Christian is a freelance writer specialising in mobile technology and domestic computing, and enjoys classic rock, cooking and spending time in the countryside with his wife and young children. You can find him on Twitter, Facebook and Google+.

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