Doctor Who: Robot (USA shop)

Starring Tom Baker, Elisabeth Sladen, Ian Marter & Nicholas Courtney

Directed by: Christopher Barry
Produced by: Barry Letts
Written by: Terrance Dicks


Tom Baker’s debut story – and a Doctor Who classic – finally arrives digitally remastered on DVD! Mortally wounded by the Spider Queen on Metebilis 3, the Doctor is forced to regenerate. His recuperation is cut short as UNIT investigates a spate of robberies involving components for a top-secret disintegrator gun. The culprit is quickly identified as a highly sophisticated robot built by Professor Kettlewell, which is being ordered to act against its Prime Directive.


  • Audio Commentary by actors Tom Baker and Elisabeth Sladen and writer Terrance Dicks
  • Are Friends Electric? – A new documentary looks at Tom Baker’s introduction as the Doctor and the making of his first story, featuring actors Tom Baker, Elisabeth Sladen, Alec Linstead, Patricia Maynard, Michael Kilgarriff and Edward Burnham, producers Barry Letts and Philip Hinchcliffe, script editor Terrance Dicks, director Christopher Barry, production unit manager George Gallacio (38 mins)
  • The Tunnel Effect – Graphic designer Bernard Lodge explains how he created the complex ‘never-ending tunnel’ opening titles for Tom Baker’s stories. Narrated by George Kelly. (13 mins)
  • DVD-ROM feature Radio Times listings
  • Easter egg
  • Production Notes Subtitle Option
  • Photo gallery (4 mins)
  • Digitally remastered picture and sound quality.

Product Information

Release date: 14/08/07
Format: DVD Fullscreen
Contains: 1 disc
Duration: 2 hours 30 mins
Region: 1 (USA, Canada & US Territories)