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'Doctor Who': The Pertwee Years (1992)

Jon Pertwee presents a look at his own era of Doctor Who. Featuring episodes from the stories "Inferno", "Frontier in Space" and "The Dæmons".


Credited cast:
Himself - Presenter
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Himself (archive footage)
Himself (archive footage)
Liz Shaw (archive footage)
Jo Grant (archive footage)
Herself (archive footage)
Henry Frederick Thynne ...
Himself (archive footage) (as the Marquess of Bath)


Jon Pertwee presents a look at his own era of Doctor Who. Featuring episodes from the stories "Inferno", "Frontier in Space" and "The Dæmons".

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2 March 1992 (UK)  »

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A Disappointment
22 September 2003 | by (Isle Of Bute , Scotland) – See all my reviews

When I heard BBC Enterprises were releasing this video I had to buy it , I had no choice in the matter , I just had to buy it on two accounts

1 ) DOCTOR WHO is my all time favourite show and Jon Pertwee is my all time favourite Doctor

2 ) The video contained my all time favourite episode , namely episode 5 of The Daemons which contained a really great battle scene between some soldiers and a stone gargoyle

THE PERTWEE YEARS was the third " YEARS " tape to be released by the BBC and in many ways is a precurser to the DVD era as the tapes contained unseen footage and extras and the extras in this tape included the unused title sequence and theme tune for Jon Pertwee`s era on top of my all time favourite episode of the show . Boy was I looking forward to seeing all this , so I wrote out my cheque to a video retailer and counted the seconds till I recieved it . It arrived one march morning about 7.30 am and I stuck it in my video recorder

The extras were adequete I suppose and I`m really glad the unused theme music and title sequence remained unused , but the episodes themselves were very disappointing especially when there is no exposition or explanation as to what the plot to the episodes are about . The episodes are

INFERNO episode 7 : This story is a masterpiece of telefantasy . It`s a serious and downbeat story involving an alternative universe that can easily be described as " QUATERMASS on acid " . Unfortunately the alternative universe plot doesn`t actually feature in the final episode ( Nor does Pertwee who introduces the tape mention this which will confuse casual viewers ) of the story which sees The Doctor spend most of the episode on a garage floor in a coma . The final episode is also something of an anti climax compared to the previous six

FRONTIER IN SPACE episode 6 : The Daleks use the Master in order to start an interplanetary war between Earth and Draconia . Again there`s no referrences or explanation as to what the plot has involved for the previous five episodes of the story which probably means this video is targetted to die hard fans . Mind you it features Daleks , Ogrons and Draconians three of the finest creations ever seen on the show not to mention the fondly remembered Roger Delgado as the Master

THE DAEMONS episode 5 : Oh dear . Remember I mentioned there was a really great battle scene between some soldiers and a stone gargoyle ? Well in reality it`s a rather crap battle scene . When I saw it twenty years earlier it was like something out of APOCALYPSE NOW with a body count of hundreds . In reality it has a body count of one soldier getting killed in a really rubbish special effect

If you`re a casual fan you might be confused by the lack of plot explanation on this tape . If you`re a die hard fan like me you`ll probably be very disappointed

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