William Hartnell - First Doctor

1963 - 1966

Quote from

The Five Doctors


Tegan: And who might you be?
First Doctor: I might be any number of things, young lady. As it happens I am the Doctor. The original, you might say.

Tegan and the First Doctor (played by Richard Hurndall)

DVD

In 2001 the BBC started to release Doctor Who adventures on DVD along with additional extra features and commentary. The DVDs offer digitally remastered picture and sound quality, and in some cases the soundtrack has been enhanced to 5.1 surround sound, and special effects have been enhanced wth the use of CGI.

An Unearthly Child

Published: 2006 BBC Worldwide
Rating: U
Runtime: 125 mins
BBCDVD: 1882(A)
Extras:
  • Commentaries (moderated by Gary Russell)
  • The pilot episode
  • Theme music video
  • Comedy sketches
  • Photo gallery
  • Production subtitles
  • Digitally remastered picture and sound quality
Notes:
  • Part of The Beginning Boxed set featuring the first three William Hartnell adventures
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The Daleks

Published: 2006 BBC Worldwide
Rating: 12
Runtime: 174 mins
BBCDVD: 1882(B)
Extras:
  • Commentaries (moderated by Gary Russell)
  • Creation of the Daleks
  • Photo gallery
  • Production subtitles
  • Digitally remastered picture and sound quality
Notes:
  • Part of The Beginning Boxed set featuring the first three William Hartnell adventures
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The Edge Of Destruction

Published: 2006 BBC Worldwide
Rating: PG
Runtime: 47 mins
BBCDVD: 1882(C)
Extras:
  • Doctor Who: Origins
  • Over the Edge
  • Inside the Spaceship
  • Masters of Sound
  • Marco Polo
  • PDF Documents
  • Arabic Soundtrack
  • Photo gallery
  • Production subtitles
  • Digitally remastered picture and sound quality
Notes:
  • Part of The Beginning Boxed set featuring the first three William Hartnell adventures
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The Keys Of Marinus

Published: 2009 BBC Worldwide Ltd.
Rating: PG
Runtime: 145 mins
BBCDVD: 2616
Extras:
  • Commentary by William Russell, Carole Ann Ford, John Gorrie and Raymond Cusick, moderated by Clayton Hickman
  • The Sets of Marinus
  • Cadet Sweets: ‘Doctor Who and the Daleks'
  • Radio Times Billings
  • Production Information Subtitles
  • Photo Gallery
  • Coming Soon Trailer
  • Digitally remastered picture and sound quality

The Aztecs

Published: 2002 BBC Worldwide
Rating: U
Runtime: 98 mins
BBCDVD: 1099
Extras:
  • Commentary
  • Remembering the Aztecs
  • Designing the Aztecs
  • The Story of Cortez
  • Restoring the Aztecs
  • Arabic Sountrack
  • Making Cocoa
  • Photo gallery
  • Production subtitles
  • TARDIS-Cam No. 3
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The Sensorites

Published: 2012 BBC Worldwide Ltd.
Rating: PG
Runtime: 150 mins
BBCDVD: 3377
Extras:
  • Commentary featuring William Russell [lan], Carole Ann Ford [Susan], Joe Greig [2nd Sensorite], Martyn Huntley [First Human], Giles Phibbs [Second Human], director Frank Cox, designer Raymond Cusick, and make-up designer Sonia Markham. Moderated by Toby Hadoke
  • Looking For Peter
  • Vision Up
  • Secret Voices Of The Sense-Sphere
  • Photo Gallery
  • Production Subtitles
  • Teaser Trailer
  • Radio Times Listings
  • Original Design Drawings
  • Coming Soon Trailer
  • Digitally Remastered Picture and Sound Quality
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The Reign Of Terror

Published: 2013 BBC Worldwide Ltd.
Rating: PG
Runtime: 148 mins
BBCDVD: 3528
Extras:
  • Commentary [original episodes 1, 2, 3 & 6] with Carole Ann Ford [Susan], Neville Smith [D'Argenson], Jeffry Wickham [Webster], Caroline Hunt [Danielle], Patrick Marley [Soldier] and Tim Combe [Production Assistant]
  • Commentary [animated episode 4] with actor Ronald Pickup [Physician]
  • Commentary [animated episode 5] with missing episode hunters Philip Morris and Paul Vanezis
  • Don't Lose Your Head
  • Set Tour
  • Animation Design Gallery
  • Photo Gallery
  • Coming Soon Trailer
  • Production Information Subtitles
  • Programme Subtitles
  • Digitally Remastered Picture and Sound Quality
Notes:
  • This special DVD release contains the original episodes 1,2,3 & 6 plus brand new animated versions of episodes 4 & 5, currently missing from BBC Archives.
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The Rescue

Published: 2009 BBC Worldwide Ltd.
Rating: U
Runtime: 49 mins
BBCDVD: 2970
Extras:
  • Commentary by William Russell, Christopher Barry and Raymond Cusick, rnoderated by Toby Hadoke
  • Mounting The Rescue
  • Radio Times Billings
  • Raymond Cusick’s original design drawings
  • Photo_Gal|ery
  • Production Information Subtitles
  • Coming Soon Trailer
  • Digitally remastered plcture and sound quaIity

The Dalek Invasion Of Earth

Published: 2003 BBC Worldwide
Rating: PG
Runtime: 147 mins
BBCDVD: 1156
Extras:
  • Commentary
  • CGI Effects
  • Future Memories
  • Future Visions
  • Talking Daleks
  • Now and Then
  • Script to Screen
  • Whatever Happened to ... Susan?
  • Rehersal
  • Dalek Cakes
  • TV Trailers
  • Photo gallery
  • Production subtitles
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The Romans

Published: 2009 BBC Worldwide Ltd.
Rating: U
Runtime: 97 mins
BBCDVD: 2971
Extras:
  • Commentary by William Russell, Nick Evans, Barry Jackson Christopher Barry, moderated by Toby Hadoke
  • What Has 'The Romans' Ever Done for Us?
  • Roma Parva ['Little Rome']
  • Dennis Spooner - Wanna Write a Television Series?
  • Girls! Girls! Girls!
  • Blue Peter
  • Radio Times Billings
  • Photo Gallery
  • Production Information Subtitles
  • Coming Soon Trailer
  • Digitally remastered picture and sound quality

The Web Planet

Published: 2005 BBC Worldwide
Rating: U
Runtime: 146 mins
BBCDVD: 1355
Extras:
  • Commentary moderated by Gary Russell
  • Tales of Isop
  • The Lair of the Zarbi Supremo
  • The Doctor Who Annual
  • Spanish Soundtrack
  • Give-A-Show Slides
  • Photo gallery
  • Production subtitles
  • Digitally remaster sound and picture quality
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The Space Museum

Published: 2010 BBC Worldwide Ltd.
Rating: PG
Runtime: 100 mins
BBCDVD: 2809(A)
Extras:
  • Commentary by William Russell, Maureen O’Brien and writer Glyn Jones, moderated by Peter Purves
  • Defending the Museum
  • My Grandfather, the Doctor
  • A Holiday for The Doctor
  • Radio Times Billings
  • Production Information Subtitles
  • Photo Gallery
  • Coming Soon Trailer
  • Digitally remastered picture and sound quality

The Chase

Published: 2010 BBC Worldwide Ltd.
Rating: PG
Runtime: 148 mins
BBCDVD: 2809(B)
Extras:
  • Commentary by Maureen O'Brien, William Russell, Peter Purves and director Richard Martin
  • Cusick in Cardiff
  • The Thrill of The Chase
  • Last Stop White City
  • Daleks Conquer and Destroy
  • Daleks Beyond the Screen
  • Shawcraft - The Original Monster Makers
  • Follow that Dalek
  • Give-a-Show Slides
  • Radio Times Billings
  • Production Information Subtitles
  • Photo Gallery
  • Coming Soon Trailer
  • Easter Egg
  • Digitally remastered picture and sound quality
Notes:
  • 2 disc set

The Time Meddler

Published: 2008 BBC Worldwide Ltd.
Rating: PG
Runtime: 100 mins
BBCDVD: 2331
Extras:
  • Commentary by Verity Lambert, Peter Purves, Donald Tosh and Barry Newbery, moderated by Clayton Hickman
  • Verity Lambert Obituary
  • The Lost Twelve Seconds
  • Restoration
  • Stripped for Action -The First Doctor
  • Verity Lambert Gallery
  • Radio Times Billings
  • Photo Gallery
  • Production Subtitles
  • Coming Soon Trailer
  • Digitally remastered picture and sound quality
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The Ark

Published: 2011 BBC Worldwide Ltd.
Rating: PG
Runtime: 98 mins
BBCDVD: 2957
Extras:
  • Commentary by Peter Purves, Michael lmison, and Toby Hadoke
  • All's Wells That Ends Wells
  • One Hit Wonder
  • Riverside Story
  • Radio Times Billings
  • Production Information Subtitles
  • Programme Subtitles
  • Photo Gallery
  • Coming Soon Trailer
  • Digitally remastered pictureand sound quality

The Gunfighters

Published: 2011 BBC Worldwide Ltd.
Rating: PG
Runtime: 100 mins
BBCDVD: 3380A
Extras:
  • Commentary by Peter Purves, Shane Rimmer, David Graham, Richard Beale, production assistant Tristan de Vere Cole and moderator Toby Hadoke
  • The End of the Line
  • Tomorrow's Times: The First Doctor
  • Radio Times listings
  • Production information subtitles
  • Photo gallery
  • Coming Soon trailer
  • Digitally remastered picture and sound quality
Notes:
  • Part of the Earth Story boxed set

The War Machines

Published: 2008 BBC Worldwide Ltd.
Rating: PG
Runtime: 95 mins
BBCDVD: 2441
Extras:
  • Commentary by Anneke Wills and Michael Ferguson
  • Now and Then
  • Blue Peter
  • One Foot in the Past
  • WOTAN Assembly
  • War Machine Design Plan
  • Radio Times Billings
  • Photo Gallery
  • Production Information Subtitles
  • Easter Egg
  • Coming Soon Trailer
  • Digitally remastered picture and sound quality

The Tenth Planet

Published: 2013 BBC Worldwide Ltd.
Rating: PG
Runtime: 93 mins
BBCDVD: 3382
Extras:
  • Commentary with actors Anneke Wills [Polly], Christopher Matthews [Radar Technician], Earl Cameron [Williams], Alan White [Schultz], Donald Van Der Maaten [Cybermen Shav and Gern], Christopher Dunham [R/T Technician] and designer Peter Kindred. Moderated by Toby Hadoke
  • Frozen Out
  • Episode 4 VHS Reconstruction
  • William Hartnell interview
  • Doctor 3 Who Stories - Anneke Wills
  • The Golden Age
  • Boys! Boys! Boys!
  • Companion Piece
  • Blue Peter Tenth anniversary retrospective
  • Radio Times Listings
  • Programme Subtitles
  • Production Information Subtitles
  • Photo Gallery
  • Coming Soon Trailer
  • Digitally Remastered Picture and Sound Quality
Notes:
  • This DVD contains a brand-new animated episode 4, currently missing from the BBC Archives.
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