The Doctor and Romana are enjoying a well-earned
break in Paris, relaxing in the gentle delights of the art galleries, the waterfront
cafes, the Eiffel Tower... and the unexpected jumps in time that no one else
seems to notice...
Rare treasures and once-lost masterpieces
are suddenly appearing in auction houses all over the world, the only link to
them all being the mysterious Count Scarlioni. But what project is he secretly
financing in the basement of his Paris chateau?
The time-travellers meet up with Duggan, a private detective investigating
the activities of the Count and his accomplices. Can Scarlioni be planning the
most audacious and daring of all art thefts? Or are his ambitions much grander?
Big enough to theeaten the existence of the entire human race?
EXTRAS - 2 DISCS
four-part story is manufactured on one disc with a dual-layer to increase the
- Studio commentary
- actors Julian Glover and Tom Chadbon, with the Director, Michael
- PARIS IN THE SPRINGTIME 45-minute featurette.
- PARIS, W12 A rare
20-minute look inside the studio during the recording of the story.
- PREHISTORIC LANDSCAPES A
short montage of the model landscapes and spaceship effects used in the story.
- CHICKEN WRANGLER Reveals
the pitfalls of trying to film live chickens for one of the effects sequences.
- EYE ON... BLATCHFORD A
regional-interest programmes (in the comic vein of OH MUMMY! ) that the BBC does
so well. The programme follows a day in the life of Scaroth, the second-to-last of
the Jagaroth. Hilarity ensues.
- 1980 DOCTOR WHO ANNUAL in PDF format.
- PHOTO GALLERY, PRODUCTION
NOTES and EASTER
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