BBCDVD 2440 Doctor Who - Battlefield


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Release details

DetailValue
Catalogue numberBBCDVD 2440
TitleDoctor Who - Battlefield
Artist(s)Ben Aaronovitch
Cover conditionNear mint
Record conditionNear mint
BBC records label code-
Item deleted?No
Released1989
Distributed / printed by2 entertain
Country of originUK UK flag
Media typePrimary
Media genreDramas - Sci-fi
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Run-off codes / Shop bar codesA0101023105-A912 16 IFPI L556 Sony DADC
A0101023115-A522 17 IFPI L556 Sony DADC
My rating*****
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Tracks

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Side & trackTrack and ArtistLength
A1Part 124.06
A2Part 224.07
A3Part 324.13
A4Part 424.14
A5Storm over Availion - Making Battlefield22.31
A6Past and future king12.02
A7Watertank6.37
A8Studio recording18.57
A9From kingdom to queen - Jean Marsh appearances8.08
A10Trailers and continuity5.10
A11Photo gallery7.01
A12Radio Times billings [PDF]
B1Battlefield - Special edition154.59
B2Season 26 trailer - Trailer from the 1989 press launch1.33
B3Coming soon - Full circle, State of decay, Warrior's gate1.12
Total length of media 5:34:50.

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Starring


Sylvester McCoy (Seventh Doctor)
Sophie Aldred (Ace)
Nicholas Courtney - Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart
Angela Douglas - Doris
Angela Bruce - Brigadier Winifred Bambera
Robert Jezek - Sergeant Zbrigniev
Dorota Rae - Flight Lieutenant Lavel
Paul Tomany - Major Husak
Noel Collins - Pat Rawlinson
June Bland - Elizabeth Rawlinson
James Ellis - Peter Warmsly
Ling Tai - Shou Yuing
Jean Marsh - Morgaine
Christopher Bowen - Mordred
Marcus Gilbert - Ancelyn
Marek Anton - The Destroyer
Stefan Schwartz - Knight Commander

Written by


Ben Aaronovitch

Produced by


John Nathan-Turner

Directed by


Michael Kerrigan

Synopsis


Responding to a distress signal, the Doctor and Ace arrive near the village of Carbury, where a nuclear missile convoy has run into difficulties. The peace of the English countryside is shattered as UNIT troops are besieged by armoured knights from another dimension. As the crisis deepens, Brigadier Lethbridghe-Stewart is called out of retirement to join the battle. Together, he and the Doctor must face the Destroyer, a fearsome demon summoned by the witch queen Morgaine to devour the world ...

Background


Despite its fragile position in the television landscape of 1989, Doctor Who launched into its 26th season with a renewed sense of direction. Script Editor Andrew Cartmel's vision for the series was finally taking shape. It would reveal a darker side of the Doctor's nature, and his companion Ace would be forced to face her personal demons.

The Doctor's time-travelling adventures have always allowed him to rub shoulders with famous characters throughout history, and even resulted in him being mistaken for one or two of them,. Battlefield takes this idea a step further, and offers unprecedented hints of Doctor's off-screen exploits. In a tale where the definition of magic (or science) is ,merely a matter of time, accepting that he is Merlin is hardly a challenge. The revelation, offered with scant explanation, evokes a potent new mystique around the Doctor, and creates a disconcerting sense that he is hiding something from the viewer.

As Ace is left to face a very real demon, it is the Brigadier's act of supreme sacrifice which has the biggest impact. In the face a very real demon, it is the Brigadier's act of supreme sacrifice which has the biggest impact. In the face of such bravery, the slightest hint that the Doctor may be playing with people's lives is all more unsettling.

Combining powerful and evocative mythology with a traditional UNIT tale, Battlefield is a clashing of ancient and modern, pitting girl power against brute force in an action-packed romp that forces us to consider the Doctor in a new light.

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