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Time-Flight


The TARDIS arrives by accident in the middle of Terminal One at Heathrow Airport. One of the supersonic Concordes has disappeared mid-air and the Doctor, Tegan and Nyssa soon become involved in a hunt for the missing aeroplane. But what connects its disappearance to prehistoric Earth and why is a mysterious sorcerer so interested in the Doctor's TARDIS? A flight through time will reveal all.

-- from the DVD release, 2007

Episode timings on DVD: 24'56", 23'58", 24'29", 24'30"
Episode timings on PasC: 24'22", 23'23", 23'24", 24'28"
This story is probably the most inconsistent in terms of the different lengths - we have no explanation for this! It should be noted that the VHS clocked in at 98'09", some 16 seconds longer than even the DVD.

VHS releases



03/07/2000: UK - BBC Worlwide UK, Ltd - BBC6878
08/05/2001: USA - Warner Home Entertainment - E1528
??/??/????: Aus/NZ - Roadshow - Cat# Unknown

Cover by Black Sheep.

DVD releases



06/08/2007: UK - 2Entertain Ltd - BBCDVD2327A (part of doublepack - see below)
??/??/2007: Aus/NZ - Roadshow Entertainment - Cat# Unknown (part of doublepack - see below) [not pictured]
06/11/2007: US - Warner Home Video - E4191

Cover by Dan Budden, Sleeve Text by Moray Laing. The cover was universally derided, along with Budden's art for Arc of Infinity, primarily as a result of the very poor cutting out in the final version. Sadly, technical errors (possibly outside Budden's remit) also plagued this disc, as the legend "The PETER DAVISON Years 1982-94" became "The PETER DAVISON Years 1981-84" in error, and the font in the back cover text briefly changed from the usual Gill Sans into the Futana usually reserved for the title.

Fortunately, most of this was covered up in the UK and Australian releases, which were contained within a red outer slipcase entitled "Time-Flight / Arc of Infinity" (retitled from the original "Tegan Tales").

DVD Bonus features

Mouth on Legs (13'39")
Janet Fielding talks about her heritage, her first thoughts about England, why she stayed, getting cast in Doctor Who (and her bossy reputation), her photoshoot, working with Tom Baker, thoughts on Davison's casting, working with JN-T, her costumes and hair, the Mara laugh (and bizarre fans), leaving the show and her work on Women in Film and Television.
Make Up: Deborah Parr
Thanks to: Paul Reeks, Ed Stradling
Editor and Associate Producer: Steve Broster
Executive Producer: Dan Hall
Produced by Richard Molesworth
(C) 2007 2entertain

 
Deleted Scenes (3'43")
 

 
Jurassic Larks (19'32")
Footage from the studio tapes.
Archive Material: BBC Television, Kevin Davies, Ron Jones, Ian Levine
Producer: Richard Bignell
(C) 2007 2entertain

 
Outtakes (13'52")
Laughs and silliness from the studio floor.
Thanks to Ron Jones, Ian Levine, Kevin Davies
(C) 2007 2entertain
Peter Grimwade Interview (4'12")
An extract from the Myth Makers tapes, in which Peter Grimwade talks about the grandness of his stories on a small budget, the differences (or lack of) between his contributions as a writer and a director and his feelings about directing his own scripts.
(C) 2007 2entertain

Commentary
By Peter Davison, Janet Fielding, Sarah Sutton and Eric Saward

Info Text

Photo Gallery
(8'19")
96 b/w and colour photos.
With thanks to BBC Photographic Library, Derek Handley, Doctor Who Magazine
(C) 2entertain 2007


Doctor Who Annual
and Radio Times Listings
PDF Features

Coming Soon Trailer (0'59")
For The Time Warrior

Restoration Notess

Produced (alongside Arc of Infinity) from the 2" studio videotape (via the D3 digital VT copy) and the 16mm location film, with video effects work recreated where necessary. One of the effects shots in Part Four did not exist on the film inserts as it was simply a digital zoom into a piece of previously used footage. This too was recreated.

Classifications

23/02/2000 - Passed as 'U' by the BBFC for the UK
16/05/2000 - Passed as 'G' by the OFLC for Aus/NZ
10/07/2007 - Passed as 'PG' [Infrequent Mild Course Language] by the OFLC for Auz/NZ

We can find no record of the bonus features being passed.


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