The Green Death: Special Edition cover and contents announced

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Doctor Who: The Green Death DVD cover artwork

The Green Death may be the final story of Doctor Who’s tenth season, seeing the tear-jerking departure of Jo Grant and the Doctor’s first trip to Metebelis III, but it will forever be known as “the one with the maggots”…

Synopsis

When a man is found dead with his skin glowing green in an abandoned mine, it’s not long before the Doctor, Jo Grant and UNIT head to Wales to investigate. And while the Doctor becomes suspicious of the nearby Global Chemicals factory and its mysterious owner, Jo gets trapped underground where she finds old mine tunnels crawling with deadly and sinister giant maggots…

Disc 1 Contents

  • 6 x 25 mins approx colour episodes with mono audio
  • Commentary with actors Katy Manning (Jo Grant), producer Barry Letts and script editor Terrance Dicks.
  • Bonus commentary with actors Richard Franklin (Captain Yates) and Mitzi McKenzie (Nancy), moderated by Toby Hadoke (episodes 3 – 5); and with actress Katy Manning and writer Russell T Davies (episode 6). Hear a clip of Russell and Katy's commentary below:

Disc 2 Content

  • The One With the Maggots - Cast and crew look back at the making of this story.
  • Global Conspiracy? - A spoof investigative report looks at the strange happenings in the village of Llanfairfach.
  • Visual Effects - An interview with the story’s visual effects designer, Colin Mapson.
  • Robert Sloman Interview
  • Stewart Bevan Interview
  • Wales Today - Two pieces from the BBC Wales news programme – a mute 1973 film insert from the filming of The Green Death, and a 1994 item with Jon Pertwee opening the new country park that was built on the site of the colliery used in the story.
  • Doctor Forever – The Unquiet Dead - In this unique interview, new series creator Russell T Davies and then BBC Controller of Drama, Jane Tranter, talk about the genesis of Doctor Who’s rebirth on television in 2005.
  • What Katy Did Next - A look at Serendipity, the TV series that Katy Manning presented after leaving Doctor Who.
  • The Sarah Jane Adventures – Death of the Doctor - This two-part story from 2010 sees Katy Manning reprising her role as Jo Grant and a guest appearance by Matt Smith as the Eleventh Doctor. Optional Commentary with actress Katy Manning and series creator Russell T Davies. Hear a clip of the Death of the Doctor commentary below:

  • Radio Times listings (DVD-ROM)
  • Programme subtitles
  • Production information subtitles
  • Photo gallery
  • Easter Eggs
  • Coming soon trailer
  • Digitally remastered picture and sound quality

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Release dates

Region 1 – 13 August (US, Canada)
Region 2 – 5 August 2013 (Europe, Japan, Middle East, South Africa)
Region 4 – TBC (Australia, New Zealand, South and Central America)
Please note: release dates are provisional and subject to change