BBCDVD 1099 Doctor Who - The Aztecs


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Catalogue numberBBCDVD 1099
Sleeve picturePicture of BBCDVD 1099 Doctor Who - The Aztecs by artist John Lucarotti from the BBC records and Tapes library
TitleDoctor Who - The Aztecs
ArtistJohn Lucarotti
Cover conditionNear mint
Record conditionNear mint
BBC records label codeA
BBC DVD label
Item deleted?Yes
Released1971
LabelBBC DVD
BBC%20DVD label
Distributed / printed byBBC Worldwide Ltd
Media typePrimary
Media genreDramas - Sci-fi View all other tracks listed as Dramas - Sci-fi.
Run-off codes / Shop bar codesA0100431190-A911 16 A1
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What type of seller was used?Physical shop

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Tracks

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Side & trackTrack and ArtistLength
A1The temple of evil23.53
A2The warriors of death24.07
A3The bride of sacrifice25.24
A4The day of darkness25.26
A5Remembering the Aztecs28.20
A6Cortez & Montezuma (From Blue Peter 1970)5.56
A7Restoring the Aztecs8.09
A8TARDIS Cam. no. 31.06
A9Designing The Aztecs24.34
A10Making cocoa2.30
A11Photo gallery3.51
Total length of media 2:53:16.

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Starring


William Hartnell (First Doctor)
Carole Ann Ford (Susan Foreman)
Jacqueline Hill (Barbara Wright)
William Russell (Ian Chesterton)
Keith Pyott - Autloc
John Ringham - Tlotoxl
Ian Cullen - Ixta
Margot Van der Burgh - Cameca
Tom Booth - First Victim
David Anderson - Aztec Captain
Walter Randall - Tonila
Andr Boulay - Perfect Victim

Written by


John Lucarotti

Produced by


Verity Lambert

Directed by


John Crockett

Written by


John Lucarotti

Produced by


Verity Lambert

Directed by


John Crockett

Synopsis


The TARDIS takes the Doctor and his companions back in time to fifteenth century Mexico, the centre of the Aztec civilisation. But when Barbara is mistaken for the reincarnation of the High Priest Yetaxa, the time travellers find themselves caught up in a vicious political power steruggle which could cost them their lives ...

Background


The early days of Doctor Who saw the series revolve its storylines around two main genres - historical and futuristic stories. The futuristic concepts of the series became the dominant force in the show's storytelling arsenal, with the historic tales phased out of the format shortly after Patrick Troughton took over the title role. The historic tales, while never unpopular with the progreamme's audience, did often score relatively low viewing figures for the time. But the general economies of scale that early Doctor Who had to contend with means that - nearly 40 years after it was made - The Aztecs stands up as a piece of TV drama far better than its 'futuristic' contempories. Whilst Doctor Who struggled to protray the far future on a tight budget, the BBC acquitted itself admirably with historic drama, and the Aztecs is drama of the highest order.

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