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Doctor Who: Dimensions in Time (1993)

The Rani hatches a scheme to trap the incarnations of the Doctor and his various companions in a 20-year time loop in Albert Square.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Sophie Aldred ... Ace
Tom Baker ... The Doctor
Colin Baker ... The Doctor
Nicola Bryant ... Peri Brown
Nicholas Courtney ... Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart
Peter Davison ... The Doctor
Michael Fillis Michael Fillis ... Sea Devil
Carole Ann Ford ... Susan Foreman
Richard Franklin ... Captain Yates
Derek Handley Derek Handley ... Ogron
Louise Jameson ... Leela
Caroline John ... Liz Shaw
Shobu Kapoor ... Gita
Ross Kemp ... Grant Mitchell
Letitia Dean Letitia Dean ... Sharon Watts


The wicked Rani is back and she's got a cunning scheme to trap the incarnations of the Doctor and his various companions in a 20-year time loop, stuck in Albert Square for perpetuity with an assortment of terrifying grotesques - both the monsters he has battled throughout the cosmos and the EastEnders. Written by Anonymous

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Release Date:

26 November 1993 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Doctor Who: Dimensions in Time See more »

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Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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The film takes place in 1973, 1993 and 2013. See more »


Romana: Have you seen the Doctor?
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Alternate Versions

Two versions of part 2 were shot. (Big Ron) and (Mandy) both shot scenes helping other EastEnders characters escape from The Rani (the versions are otherwise identical). Viewers voted which version they wanted to see. Mandy won and her episode was shown. The Big Ron version was never broadcast but was shown the same weekend at a Doctor Who convention in Chicago. See more »


References Doctor Who (1963) See more »

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31 August 2001 | by zedthedestroyerSee all my reviews

Weird, fun, and a little embarrassing to watch at the same time. The first 3 minutes alone feature more scene-chewing than a normal Dr Who episode. In the first scene we see the evil Rani barking orders at her studly young assistant while clay heads of the late William Hartnell and the late Patrick Troughton spiral around her TARDIS console room. If that's not enough to make you think you have the DTs, we're then presented with a scene with Tom Baker's Doctor in Tetris-land kicking the OTT - meter up a notch.

I still enjoyed this story, though, even if it didn't make a lick of sense. It was cool seeing all those Doctors and companions stirred together in one big mix (Seeing the 3rd Doctor paired with Melanie and the 6th Doctor paired with Ace was bizarre). Jon Pertwee and Colin Baker in particular seemed the most enthusiastic to be involved in the project.

So, if you're a Doctor Who fan, try to find this story. It has an infamous reputation, but it's well worth at least one viewing.

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