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|Catalogue number||BBCDVD 1044|
|Title||Doctor Who - Vengence on Varos|
|Cover condition||Near mint|
|Record condition||Near mint|
|BBC records label code||A|
|Distributed / printed by||BBC Worldwide Ltd|
|Media genre||Dramas - Sci-fi View all other tracks listed as Dramas - Sci-fi.|
|Run-off codes / Shop bar codes||A0100378006-A911 26 A 1|
|My rating||Not set|
|Guest rating||Current average value is 3. |
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|What type of seller was used?||Physical shop|
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Release picturesBelow is all the cover (front, back, middle and inserts if applicable) and label pictures I have for this release.
TracksBelow is a list of tracks for this release.
|Side & track||Track and Artist||Length|
|A3||BBC One trailer episode 1||0.23|
|A4||BBC One trailer episode 2||0.18|
|A5||Extended / deleted scenes||10.22|
|A6||Behind the scenes||4.42|
|Total length of media 1:48:59.|
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Extra notes on cover, middle (gatefold sleeve) and any inserts
Colin Baker (Sixth Doctor)
Nicola Bryant (Peri Brown)
Nabil Shaban - Sil
Martin Jarvis - The Governor
Forbes Collins - Chief Officer
Nicolas Chagrin - Quillam
Stephen Yardley - Arak
Sheila Reid - Etta
Jason Connery - Jondar
Geraldine Alexander - Areta
Graham Cull - Bax
Owen Teale - Maldak
Keith Skinner - Rondel
Hugh Martin - Priest
On the planet Varos, prisoners and guards alike are subject to the severest forms of punishment, which are then broadcast to the masses as entertainment.
For the Doctor, Varos is the only hope for him to locate the rare mineral Zeiton-7, which powers his ailing TARDIS. But when he and Peri arrive, they are caught up in events beyond their control ...
|Freeing the rebel leader Jondar and incurring the wrath of the sinister alien Sil are just the beginnings of their ordeal. Hunted through the concealed terrors of the Punishment Dome, the Doctor becomes the subject of Varos's latest TV entertainment. But this is one show where he is not expected to survive beyond the cliffhanger ...
Vengeance on Varos offers the viewer a subtle [and sometimes not-too-subtle] commentary on the phenomenon that is television, and the impact TV has on its audience. Does the viewing of violent acts desensitize the viewer and therefore give rise to a more violent society? At a time when Doctor Who was battling it out with 'The A-Team' for Saturday tea-time ratings, the contemporary accusations of excessive horror and violence that were levelled at this particular story in the Radio Times and other media, seem a little over the top. For there is little in Vengeance on Varos that is objectionable, especially by today's standards.
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