Drawn off course en route for Kew Gardens, the TARDIS materialises in the mining village of Killingworth in the early 19th Century, and the Doctor and Peri find themselves in the midst of a Luddite rebellion. Why are peaceful men resorting to mindless violence, and why is the Master intent on sabotaging the Industrial Revolution? In order to safeguard Earth's future, the Doctor must defeat the combined forces of two rogue Time Lords from, his own past...
-- from the DVD release, 2006
Episode timings on DVD: 45'09", 44'39"
Episode timings on PasC: 45'01", 44'32"
03/07/1995: UK - BBC Worldwide Ltd - BBCV5603
04/10/1995: Aus/NZ - PolyGram - BBC56032 [deleted 01/1996, not pictured]
11/02/1997: US - CBS/Fox - 8458 [renumbered as E1350 by WHV in 2000]
Cover art by Colin Howard.
The UK release of this was on the same day as followup story Time and the Rani.
DVD Bonus features
Easter Egg: The Mark of the Rani Continuities
Click left from Special Features
Colin Baker, Nicola Bryant and Kate O'Mara.
Isolated Music Score
Watch the story without effects or studio sound.
Alternative Soundtrack for Episode 1
The original score by John Lewis.
Lords and Luddites (43'18")
A look back at the making of this story:
Featuring Colin Baker, Pip and Jane Baker, Nicola Bryant, Gary
Cady, Jonathan Gibbs. Kate O'Mara, Eric Saward
Now and Then
Restoration NotesPicture restoration was straightforward - a simple decoding from PAL D3 with grading by Jonathan Wood and some use of the DVNR-1000 and a little dropout removal. Opening and closing credits were recreated, and Mark Ayres provided a standard noise and click removal, with most of his effort going into the first half.
16/06/1995 - Passed as 'U' by the BBFC for the UK
28/07/1995 - Passed as 'G' by the OFLC for the UK
17/08/2003 - Extras passed as 'U' by the BBFC for the UK