BBCDVD 1033 Doctor Who - Spearhead from space

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Catalogue numberBBCDVD 1033
Sleeve picturePicture of BBCDVD 1033 Doctor Who - Spearhead from space by artist Robert Holmes from the BBC records and Tapes library
TitleDoctor Who - Spearhead from space
ArtistRobert Holmes
Cover conditionNear mint
Record conditionNear mint
BBC records label codeA
BBC DVD label
Item deleted?Yes
BBC%20DVD label
Distributed / printed byBBC Worldwide Ltd
Media typePrimary
Media genreDramas - Sci-fi View all other tracks listed as Dramas - Sci-fi.
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Below is a list of tracks for this release.
Side & trackTrack and ArtistLength
A1Episode 123.41
A2Episode 224.23
A3Episode 324.16
A4Episode 424.36
A5BBC 2 Trailer - Episodes 1 & 2 combined (1999)0.33
A6BBC 2 Trailer - Episode 3 (1999)0.22
A7BBC 2 Trailer - Doctor Who night (1999)0.43
A8Photo gallery
A9UNIT Recruitment Film4.47
Total length of media 1:43:21.

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Jon Pertwee
Caroline John
Nicholas Courtney
Hugh Burden
Neil Wilson
Talfryn Thomas
John Breslin
Antony Webb
Helen Dorward
George Lee
Tessa Shaw
Ellis Jones
Allan Mitchell
Prentis Hancock
Hamilton Dyce
Henry McCarthy
John Woodnutt
Derek Smee
Betty Bowden
Clifford Cox
Edmund Bailey

Written by

Robert Holmes

Produced by

Derrick Sherwin

Directed by

Derek Martinus


Exiled to Earth in the late 20th century by his own people - the Time Lords - the newly regenerated Doctor arrives in Oxley Woods alongside a shower of mysterious meteorites. Investigating these unusual occurrences is the newly-formed United Nations Intelligence Taskforce - UNIT for short. Lead by Brigadier Alistair Gordon Lethbridge-Stewart, UNIT are soon called into action when people and meteorites start going missing. most puzzling of all is the attempted kidnap of a strange hospital patient - a man with two hearts, who insists that he recognises the Brigadier ...

The new Doctor soon joins forces with his old friend, UNIT, and the recently recruited Dr Liz Shaw, but time is running out ...

Irregular things are happening at a nearby plastics factory, while faceless creatures lurk in the woods. The Nestenes have arrives, and want to conquer the Earth ...


'Spearhead from Space' launched 'Doctor Who' into the 1970s, complete with a new Doctor (in the shape of Jon Pertwee) and, for the first time, colour! Industrial problems at the BBC saw this initial story forced out of the confines of the television studio, and necessitated its recording on location and on film, giving it a unique 'feel' that would not be repeated again in the series' history. The idea of making the Doctor earthbound had been mooted - for budgetary reasons - by the production team for quite some time, and this story sets the scene for most of the next fives years of the show. Although the Third Doctor would slowly start venturing away from Earth, he would always return to the cosy familiarity of UNIT. The Autons would return in the following year's story 'Terror of the Autons' (1971), which also saw the introduction of one of the series' most popular villains - the Master.

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