Starring Tom Baker and Louise Jameson
Directed by: Michael E Briant
Produced by: Philip Hinchcliffe
Written by: Chris Boucher
The TARDIS, carrying the Doctor and his new companion Leela, arrives aboard a huge sandminer on a deserted world. The small human crew rely almost entirely on robots to carry out their every task and whim while they mine the planet’s rich minerals.
Commentary 1 – Original release commentary.
Commentary 2 – New commentary with actors Tom Baker (the Doctor), Louise Jameson (Leela) and Pamela Salem (Toos), and director Michael E Briant.
The Sandmine Murders – Cast and crew look back at the making of the story.
Robophobia – Toby Hadoke takes a humorous look at the history of robots.
Studio Sound – Example of a studio scene before the robot voice effects were added.
Model Shots Black and white time-coded recording of the original model insert film.
Studio Floor Plan – Interactive view of the studio layout via the original floor plan drawings.
Continuity – Off-air continuity for the first episode’s original transmission plus mute continuity slide.
Radio Times listings
Production information subtitles
Coming soon trailer
Digitally remastered picture and sound quality