BBCDVD 1153 Doctor Who - Earthshock by Eric Saward

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Release details

Catalogue numberBBCDVD 1153
TitleDoctor Who - Earthshock
Artist(s)Eric Saward
Cover conditionNear mint
Record conditionNear mint
BBC records label codeA
Item deleted?Yes
Distributed / printed byBBC Worldwide Ltd
Country of originUK UK flag
Media typePrimary
Media genreDramas - Sci-fi
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Run-off codes / Shop bar codesA0100470574-A911 18 A 4
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Below is a list of tracks for this release.
Side & trackTrack and ArtistLength
A1Part 124.22
A2Part 224.23
A3Part 324.24
A4Part 424.28
A5Putting the shock into Earthshock32.28
A640th anniversary celebrations3.01
A7Film sequences8.48
A8Did you see?10.17
A9Photo gallery4.41
A10Episode 51.40
Total length of media 2:38:32.


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Peter Davison (Fifth Doctor)
Matthew Waterhouse (Adric)
Sarah Sutton (Nyssa)
Janet Fielding (Tegan Jovanka)
James Warwick - Scott
Clare Clifford - Kyle
Steve Morley - Walters
Suzi Arden - Snyder
Ann Holloway - Mitchell
Anne Clements, Mark Straker - Troopers
Beryl Reid - Briggs
June Bland - Berger
Alec Sabin - Ringway
Mark Fletcher, Christopher Whittingham - Crewmembers
David Banks - Cyber Leader
Mark Hardy - Cyber Lieutenant

Written by

Eric Saward

Produced by

John Nathan-Turner

Directed by

Peter Grimwade


The mysterious disappearance of an archaeological team is merely the prelude to a deadlier threat for the Doctor and his companions - the Cybermen want to destroy Earth, and will use any means at their disposal. The Doctor's ingenuity is sttetched to its very limits as he battles to defeat the Cyber army at any cost. But even he does not realise just how high the cost will be ...


Anyone who watched Earthshock on its original transmission cannot fail to remember the huge impact it had at the time. The surprise re-appearance in the series of the Cybermen, after seven years away from our screens, was arguably Doctor Who's last well-kept secret, and the sheer pace of Eric Saward's script and Peter Grimwade's direction make for gripping viewing. The sleek, newly-designed Cybermen conveyed both power and menace, and the story managed to recapture the base-under-siege tension that had been a feature of some of the finest stories in the programme's past. At the same time, the show was trying to find a new direction with Peter Davison as the Fifth Doctor, after seven years with Tom Baker in the title role. No more would the Doctor be an all-knowing superhero, and the final scenes of Earthshock shattered once and for all the cosy air of invulnerability that had pervaded Doctor Who. The Doctor was fallible, and fail he occasionally does ...

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