Celebrating the 40th anniversary of Doctor Who, this release looks back through the radio archives and highlights the wide variety of Doctor Who features and interviews which have been broadcast over the years. Dozens of extracts - many of which have been unheard since their first broadcast - illustrate how the programme has been a national institution, held in fond regard by adults and children alike.
"Celebratory BBC Radio Documentaries"
Jon Pertwee, Elisabeth Sladen, and Nicholas Courtney join forces once more for a specially written Doctor Who adventure.
Up early one morning, Sarah Jane is astonished to see that the house opposite hers has changed overnight: what used to be a nondescript 1970s family home has been replaced by a smart Victorian residence. How did a house from 1884 suddenly materialise in Bannerman Road? Where has the old O'Brien place gone? And more importantly, who, or what, has caused this temporal anomaly?
A letter from an old friend she can't remember sparks off another adventure for Sarah Jane, as she and her friends explore the village of Wolfenden. What is the secret of the white wolf carved on the hillside - and what does it have to do with alien abduction?
The Stone Whisperers, a dozen standing stones enclosed by a dome. Set apart from the circle is a 13th stone: the King Stone. Legend has it that this is an evil king who was captured in battle by 12 knights, and turned to stone. To keep him imprisoned, the knights too turned to stone, holding him forever in their power. Nice story, but it's just a myth - isn't it?
"The Coolest show ever."
A school camping trip to Snowdonia spells trouble for Sarah Jane and her friends, as they find themselves stranded in a harsh environment. What shadowy figure is watching them? How can Rani be in two places at once? And what secret does a nearby cave hold? Elisabeth Sladen narrates the story as Sarah Jane Smith. An exclusive audio story featuring Sarah Jane Smith, her son Luke and their friends, and read by a member of the TV cast.
When Sarah Jane disturbs a burglar in the night, she is surprised to find a middle-aged woman, her pockets stuffed with jewellery, demanding gold. The next day, she reads a newspaper story about a granny who broke into a jewellers, and then Maria reports that a woman has been stealing rings and necklaces from the girls' changing room at school. All the women had recently attended the Auriga Clinic, a private health centre specialising in treating muscular aches and pains.
"Good story, perfectly performed"
Elisabeth Sladen presents another time-travelling journey through the history of Doctor Who on BBC radio and television. Since 1963, Doctor Who has had a massive influence on our popular culture - as this second volume of rare material illustrates. A favourite source of inspiration for comedy programmes including The Mary Whitehouse Experience, I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue and Dead Ringers, it has also provided a source of features for programmes such as Nationwide, Pebble Mill at One, Woman's Hour and Talkback: all featured here.
Elisabeth Sladen presents this fascinating collection of interviews, behind-the-scenes set reports, and humorous sketches from BBC radio and television, all centred around the series featuring David Tennant as the good Doctor.
"Dr who at the bbc"
Its happening, Brigadier! It's happening!' Sarah cried out. The Brigadier watched, fascinated, as the lifeless body of his old friend and companion, Dr Who, suddenly began to glow with an eerie golden light... The features were blurring, changing... .'Well, bless my soul,' said the Brigadier. 'Who will be next?' The last exciting adventure of Doctor Who's third incarnation.
"Just like the original series"
A bizarre journal leads to terror for Sarah Jane and friends, in this exclusive audio story read by Elisabeth Sladen.Rani is delighted to hear that her favourite author, Gregory P. Wilkinson, is doing a signing at a local bookshop. When he agrees to be interviewed for the school newspaper, she is even more thrilled. And when the old man presents her with his journal, full of notes and sketches from his ‘Wraith World’ books, her happiness is complete.
An all-new volume of interviews and behind-the-scenes features from the worlds of Doctor Who, presented by Elisabeth Sladen. In 2005, after sixteen years off-air, Doctor Who returned to BBC Television - and soon became more popular than ever before. In this special anthology of clips and interviews, featuring newly-released material, Elisabeth Sladen journeys back to the recent past to delve into the show’s dazzling success.
"Companions, not Assistants!"
Were you terrified of the Daleks? Has the familiar Doctor Who theme tune ever sent a shiver down your spine? Did Saturday teatimes once mean gathering round the television to see where the TARDIS had landed each week? If so, Doctor Who at the BBC is for you. In this special release, Elisabeth Sladen and Nicholas Courtney take a journey through the archives and uncover the history of Doctor Who on BBC radio and television.
"A Visit with the Doctor"
Sarah Jane is doing a supermarket shop (and trying not to embarrass Clyde, who is doing his work experience in Betterworth's) while Luke is at the Natural History Museum, helping to catalogue items and set up displays. But their ordinary day is about to turn extraordinary, as forces from an alien world start to affect Earth and all hell breaks loose.
Sarah Jane and friends battle a deadly computer virus in this exclusive audio story, read by Elisabeth Sladen.Sarah Jane is in a Christmassy mood, but her cosy afternoon listening to carols is interrupted when Mr Smith suddenly announces that danger is imminent. The supercomputer has detected abnormal internet activity in the vicinity of Bannerman Rd. Something alien is downloading into two PCs on the street....
"The Sarah Jane Adventures: Deadly Download"
Presented by Elisabeth Sladen, Doctor Who at the BBC combs the avenues of Time and Space for significant spin-off moments from the much-loved TV and radio series. This third volume features a rarely heard 10-minute mini-drama starring Jon Pertwee and Elisabeth Sladen, never before broadcast. Elsewhere, the radio programme Wavelength meets the cast and crew of The Two Doctors; "Nationwide" investigates the work of the Radiophonic Workshop; and a group of schoolchildren give their views on the series in "Take Two".
"A Bit Rubbish"