BBCDVD 2224 Doctor Who - The mark of the Rani


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DetailValue
Catalogue numberBBCDVD 2224
TitleDoctor Who - The mark of the Rani
Artist(s)Pip and Jane Baker
Cover conditionNear mint
Record conditionNear mint
BBC records label code-
Item deleted?No
Released1985
Distributed / printed by2 entertain
Country of originUK UK flag
Media typePrimary
Media genreDramas - Sci-fi
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Run-off codes / Shop bar codesA0100725049-A911 28 IFPI L556 Sony DADC
My rating*****
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Tracks

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Side & trackTrack and ArtistLength
A1Episode 145.01
A2Episode 244.32
A3Lords and luddites43.20
A4Now and then4.07
A5Deleted scenes8.40
A6Playing with time9.44
A7Radio Times listings [PDF]
A81985 Doctor Who annual [PDF]
A9Photo gallery5.57
A10Blue Peter11.22
Total length of media 2:52:43.

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Starring


Colin Baker (Sixth Doctor)
Nicola Bryant (Peri Brown)
Anthony Ainley - The Master
Kate O'Mara - The Rani
Terence Alexander - Lord Ravensworth
Gawn Grainger - George Stephenson
Peter Childs - Jack Ward
Gary Cady - Luke Ward
William Ilkley - Tim Bass
Hus Levent - Edwin Green
Kevin White - Sam Rudge
Martyn Whitby - Drayman
Sarah James, Cordelia Ditton - Women
Richard Steele - Guard

Written by


Pip and Jane Baker

Produced by


John Nathan-Turner

Directed by


Sarah Hellings

Synopsis


Drawn off course en route for Kew Gardens, the TARDIS materialises in the mining village of Killingworth in the early 19th Century, and the Doctor and Peri find themselves in the midst of a Luddite rebellion. Why are peaceful men resorting to mindless violence, and why is the Master intent on sabotaging the Industrial Revolution? In order to safeguard Earth's future, the Doctor must defeat the combines forces of two rogue Time Lords from his own past ...

Background


Commissioned to pen a historical story featuring the Master, writers Pip and Jane Baker were also tasked with creating a new rogue Time Lord who had the potential to become a returning character. The result was the Rani, a brilliant Gallifreyan scientist, and a villianess who clearly understood the importance of power dressing! Immediately established as a worthy and popular adversary, the Rani would return in Time and the Rani [1987], and the 1993 Children in Need Special, Dimensions in Time.
Although envisaged as equals, the Rani is seen repeatedly besting the Master here. Kate O'Mara's strong performance and her acid-sharp delivery leave no question that she is in control. Wishing only to continue her experiments, the Rani introduces a fresh aspect to the Doctor-Master relationship, and affords Colin Baker a unique opportunity to define the Sixth Doctor's moral stance in the context of his peers.
Notable as the Sixth Doctor's only historical outing, and for its extensive use of location work, The Mark of the Rani stands out in Season 22 as an evocative period piece.

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