Doctor Who: The Invasion of Time (UK Shop)

Starring Tom Baker and Louise Jameson

Directed by: Gerald Blake
Produced by: Graham Williams
Written by: David Agnew


After a meeting in space with a group of unseen aliens the Doctor (Tome Baker) returns to Gallifrey and claims the presidency of the Time Lords. Leela meanwhile tries to work out why he is behaving out of character. At his induction, the Doctor is ‘crowned’ with a device giving him access to the Matrix. He then arranges for the transduction barriers around Gallifrey to be put out of action by K9. When this is done, his alien ‘friends’ materialise. They are telepathic invaders called Vardans…


  • Audio Commentary by actors Louise Jameson (Leela) and John Leeson (K9), writer Anthony Read and visual effects designer Mat Irvine
  • Out of Time Making-of documentary with Chris Tranchell (Andred), Milton Johns (Castellan Kelner) and visual effects designer Colin Mapson (17 mins)
  • The Rise and Fall of Gallifrey – How the portrayal of the Time Lords and their home planet has changed over the years (10 mins)
  • The Elusive David Agnew Script editors Terrance Dicks and Anthony Read discuss who really wrote The Invasion of Time (5 mins)
  • Deleted Scenes from the film sequences for Parts Five and Six (6 mins)
  • Optional CGI Effects
  • Continuity (3 mins)
  • Production Note Option
  • Photo Gallery (7 mins)
  • PC-ROM feature Radio Times billings
  • Digitally remastered picture and sound quality

Product Information

Release date:  05/05/2008
Format: DVD Pal
BBC product reference number: bbcdvd2586
Contains: 2 discs
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
Region: 2 (Europe, Japan, South Africa, Middle East (including Egypt)
Subtitles: English