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The Mark of the Rani


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"
 

VHS releases



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 releases



01/06/2003: UK - BBC Worldwide - BBCDVD2224
02/11/2006: Aus/NZ - Roadshow Entertainment - Cat# Unknown
07/11/2006: US - Warner Home Video - E2732

Cover art by Clayton Hickman for the UK/Aus.

DVD Bonus features

















Easter Egg: The Mark of the Rani Continuities
Click left from Special Features

Commentary
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:
  • Eric Saward on the differences between Peter Davison and Colin Baker.
  • Nicola Bryant on her initial clashes with Baker, and Pip and Jane Baker on having to put Colin in his place.
  • Baker on easing into the role and Saward on commissioning Pip and Jane. Pip and Jane also share their views on joining the show.
  • Kare O'Mara tells us what's so wonderful about the Rani and Colin reassures us that the science is believable - Pip and Jane delve into the sleepless research more deeply, and Saward discusses the time period.
  • Baker and O'Mara on the joy of the historical stories.
  • Bryant talks about the Master's return and she, with Baker and O'Mara, discusses the relationship between the two villains.
  • O'Mara, Bryant, Pip and Jane and Baker recall Anthony Ainley and Sarah Hellings.
  • Saward, Baker, Bryant and Gary Cady cover the location choice while Pip and Jane discuss casting Kate O'Mara. O'Mara and Baker recall their first work together.
  • Bryant, Baker and Cady on the guest cast and Bryant on the challenges of her costume. O'Mara loved hers.
  • Pip and Jane talk about being present on set, Baker and Bryant about stunts and the phallic TCE.
  • Colin talks about clean BBC dirt, Cady about being taken over by the Master and Pip and Jane about Cady's character.
  • Cady and Bryant discuss trees, Bryant and Baker the rain and Saward the remount.
  • Finally, talk turns to the studio taping and post-production, with thoughts from Baker, Cady, O'Mara and Jonathan Gibbs.

Featuring Colin Baker, Pip and Jane Baker, Nicola Bryant, Gary Cady, Jonathan Gibbs. Kate O'Mara, Eric Saward
Narrator: Louise Brady
Camera: Une Herzer
Sound: Angus Anderson
Colourist: Jonathan Wood
Research: Andrew Pixley
With thanks to Mark Ayres, Richard Bignell, Derek Handley, Richard Molesworth, Justin Richards and The Ironbridge Gorge Museums
Produced by Steve Broster
BBC Worldwide
(C) BBC MMVI

Now and Then
A look at the changes in the location over the last 21 years.
Narrated by Louise Brady
With thanks to Ironbridge Gorge Museums, Richard Bignell
Camera: Steve Broster
Editor: Steven Bagley
BBC Worldwide
(C) BBC MMVI


Deleted Scenes
Taken from any early edit, a compilation of deleted scenes.
Archive Consultant: Ian Levine
BBC Worldwide
(C) BBC MMVI


Playing with Time
(9'43")
Jonathan Gibbs remembers how he joined the BBC Radiophonic Workshop, enjoying working with Sarah Hellings, time pressures demanding quick perfection, avoiding the cliche of string synthesisers, the equipment he used, working with clicktracks and his own Synchwriter and the opening piece.
Jonathan Gibbs was talking to Richard Molesworth
Camera: Une Herzer
Sound: Angus Anderson
Colourist: Jonathan Wood
Produced by Steve Broster
BBC Worldwide
(C) BBC MMVI


Information Text
By Richard Molesworth.

Saturday Superstore

Photo Gallery (5'52")
85 colour and b/w images from the making of this story.
Thanks to BBC Photo Library
BBC Worldwide
(C) MMVI


Blue Peter (11'20")
From 1978, Peter Purves looks at the famous Ironbridge Gorge. Rani director Sarah Hellings was on the production team, but this otherwise features no direct links to Doctor Who.

Restoration Notes

Picture 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.

Classifications

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
 


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