The TARDIS gets caught in the Timelash - a powerful time corridor that brings the Doctor and Peri to the troubled planet of Karfel. The planet is on the bring of war and ruled by an insane and much-feared dictator, who punishes Karfelons by throwing them into the Timelash. But why is their leader never seen in person? And what links Karfel with 19th-century Scotland? The Doctor arrives just in time to find out...
-- from the DVD release, 2007
Episode timings on DVD: 45'03", 44'40"
Episode timings on PasC:: 45'00", Unlisted
05/01/1998: UK - BBC Worldwide Ltd - BBCV6329
31/03/1998: US - CBS/Fox - 2781 [renumbered by Warner Home Video to E1082 in 2000]
14/09/1998: Aus/NZ - Roadshow Entertainment Ltd - B00280/Z00280
Cover art by Black Sheep. Australian version featured the four-part edit sold overseas.
DVD Bonus features
Easter Egg: Continuities (click left from Special Features on the main menu)
Built for War (25'02")
An honest look at Timelash.
Clips are letterboxed to remain in 4:3
Restoration NotesThe video was transferred from the D3 copies of the original 2" master tapes and with dropouts and regrading provided by Jonathan Wood. The master tape had a severe scratch for seven minutes, which was largely left in place for the VHS release but was corrected as best as possible here with DVNR, manual painting and use of a U-matic copy from John Nathan-Turner's estate.
10/12/1997 - Passed as 'U' by the BBFC for the UK.
03/03/1998 - Passed as 'PG' (for "Low level violence") by the OFLC for Aus/NZ.
21/03/2007 - Bonues features passed as 'U' by the BBFC for the UK.
22/05/2007 - Passed as 'PG' (for "Mild science fiction violence, Some frightening scenes") by the OFLC for Aus/NZ.