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Reeltime Pictures - The Documentaries

In 2003, Reeltime Pictures began rereleasing their back-catalogue of video documentaries and dramas onto DVD. These were generally 'vanilla' releases with no extra bonuses, but with the added clarity of DVD and the bonus of two films per disc in many cases. The discs were simply produced, with a single menu screen leading to each of the documentaries or to a screen of contact details. The discs quickly came under fire as they were produced on DVDRs - cheap DVDRs at that, with a low-quality dye that regularly failed on most standalone players after a few viewings (also combined with the cheap plastic around the centre ring - the discs would crack slightly when being taken out or reinserted into the case, causing them to spin unevenly). The best solution to this seems to be to rip the DVD using DVD Decrypter (since DVD Rom drives in PCs are often built to cope with poorly spinning discs, and DVD Decrypter is able to extract information even from failing discs) and burn new copies.

Except where stated, the DVD cover designs are by Stellenstar, and the menus by Anastasia Stylianou.

Patrick Troughton in America (2003, RTP0280)



Patrick Troughton in America
(52'17") - released simultaneously on VHS

A compilation of Patrick Troughton's appearances in America during the mid-80s, linked by Myth Makers interviewer Nick Briggs as he walks around Hollywood, and with fan memories recorded at Springfield's United Fan Con in 2003, and California's Gallifrey 2003 convention interspersed.

This was the first Reeltime Production to be released direct to DVD, and as such had a simultaneous VHS release. This was intended to be followed up in a similar fashion by Doctor in Need and The Doctor Down Under, but both were delayed so much that by the time of their release RTP had ceased using videos. This production is therefore unique in Reeltime's catalogue as the only to be initially released on two formats.

What follows is a detailed breakdown of the content:

Presented by: Nicholas Briggs; Cameras: Edward Strickland, Burt Hazard; Archive Film: KTEH San Jose, NJN New Jersey, Ken Bussanmas, Norman Rubenstein; Photographs Courtesy: Paul Scott Aldred, Eric Hoffman; Opening Titles: Anastasia Sylianou; Editor: Edward Strickland; Facilities: Pinhole Productions; Special Thanks to: Paul Scott Aldred (United Fan Con & US Branch of UNIT www.unitedfancon.com), Eric Luskin (American Public Television), Ken Patterson (KTEH Television, San Jose), all those who contributed to this production; Produced & Directed by Keith Barnfather; Dedicated to Patrick Troughton 1920-1987; A Myth Makers Presentation (C) Reeltime Pictures Ltd 2003.

Two bonuses appear:
PBS Promos (4'22"): Complete raw recordings of the trailer and pledge drive Troughton recorded during his 1983 San Jose interview.
Uncut Interview (18'12"): Raw recording of he backstage 1986 interview featured in the documentary.

Who's Who / Then and Now (2004, RTP0314)

Rerelease of two New Jersey Network productions - see Other Releases for more details.

An Englishman on Gallifrey / The Home Whovian (2004, RTP0315)



An Englishman on Gallifrey
(50'40") - first released on VHS in 2001 (RTP0241)

We follow Mark Strickson on a trip to the States, to appear at Outpost Gallifrey's annual convention.

Presented by Mark Strickson; Featuring Bonnie Langford, Sarah Sutton; Camera: Mark Strickson, Edward Strickland; Edited by Anastasia Stylianou; Facilities: Pinhole Productions; Music: Alistair Lock, Trackline; With thanks to Shaun Lyon (Programme & Event Director, www.gallifreyone.com), Christian McGuire & Diana Dougherty (Co-Chairs), Robbie Bourget (Treasurer/President), Gregory Hart (Technical Director), Everyone who made this production possible!; Produced in association with Gallifrey Conventions; Produced & Directed by Keith Barnfather; A Myth Makers Presentation (C) Reeltime Pictures Ltd. 2001

The Home Whovian was a rerelease of a New Jersey Network production - see Other Releases for more details.

My Doctor Who Diary by Yee Jee Tso / ReUNITed: Chicago TARDIS (2004, RTP 0317)



My Doctor Who Diary by Yee Jee Tso (43'44") - first released on VHS in 2002, RTP0269

Shot around Yee Jee Tso's visit to Britain in March 2002...

Starring Yee Jee Tso; Featuring Sylvester McCoy; Main Camera & this music!!: Yee Jee Tso; Second Camera: Edward Strickland; Facilities: Pinhole Productions; With thanks to Derek Hambly, Paul Huzzy, Tenth Planet, Gary Russell, Jason Haigh-Ellery, Big Finish, Memorabilia, Battlefield; Produced& Edited by Keith Barnfather; A Myth Makers Presentation (C) Reeltime Pictures Ltd. 2002

ReUNITed: Chicago TARDIS (51'42") - first released on VHS in 2001, RTP0253

Recorded at the Chicago convention which opened Nov 23rd 2001.

Major Douglas Cavendish: Miles Richardson; Starring: Nicholas Courtney, Richard Franklin; Featuring: Sophie Aldred, John Levene, Katy Manning, J Jeremy Bentham, Arnold Blumberg, Terrance Dicks, Lars Pearson, Derrick Sherwin; Camera: Keith Barnfather; Editors: Anastasia Stylianou, Edward Strickland; Graphic Designer: Anastasia Stylianou; Facilities: Pinhole Productions; Production Assistants: Irwin D Dammers, Bryan Gruszka, Brian Kimmel, Wil Roysdon; With thanks to Gene Smith, chicagotardis.com;  Convention Sponsors: Alien Entertainment, doctorwhostore.com; Produced & Directed by Keith Barnfather; A Myth Makers Presentation (C) Reeltime Pictures Ltd. 2001

The Megeve Experiment / Doctor at Sea (2004, RTP0321)



The Megeve Experiment (47'08") - first released on VHS in 2003

Doctor Who fans James Noble, Richard Foxon, Rachel Powell, Rob Tizzard, Jennie Rich and Michael Hutchinson journey to France to take part in an acting workshop run by NextStage Drama and taught in part by Sophie Aldred, Deborah Watling and Christopher Barry. The documentary ends with a short film featuring the amateur actors alongside Ace and Victoria, as played by Aldred and Watling.

Following the documentary, the actors at the Megeve workshop stayed in touch, and ended up producing a number of high quality low-budget films under the banner Megropolis1, including the short Doctor Who film 'Possibilities', and the charity sketch collection 'Invasion of the Whovers', co-starring TME's Kev West and Matt Dale.



Starring Sophie Aldred, Deborah Watling, Christopher Barrie; With Vince Henderson, Venice Barry, Adam Henderson; Narrator: Sophie Aldred; Camera: Keith Barnfather; 2nd Camera: Robin Pritchard; Editors: Anastasia Stylianou, Edward Strickland; Facilities: Pinhole Productions; The Megeve Experiment was organised by NextStage Drama, www.nextstagedrama.com, 020 8378 0763; for NextStage Drama: Beverley Cressman, Sarah-Jane Olsen; With thanks to Simon & Jay from Simon Butler Skiing, everyone who made this possible; Produced & Directed by Keith Barnfather; A Myth Makers Presentation (C) Reeltime Pictures Ltd 2002.

Doctor at Sea (50'45") - first released on VHS in 2002, RTP0255

A convention film with a difference - this covers the 2001 Sci Fi Sea Cruise, taking place on the Fascination, and featuring Lisa Bowerman, Yee Jee Tso, Nicholas Courtney, Steve Cole, Simon Gerard and Gary Russell. The DVD also features amateur video footage of earlier cruises.

Starring & Narrated by Lisa Bowerman; Starring Nicholas Courtney, Yee Jee Tso; With Stephen Cole, Simon Gerard, Gary Russell and Sylvester McCoy; Camera: Keith Barnfather; Graphics: Anastasia Stylianou; Edited by Edward Strickland; Facilities: Pinhole Productions; With grateful thanks to everyone who's been on a Sci-Fi Cruise; With special thanks to Dan Harris whocruiser@aol.com, http://members.aol.com/sfcruise; Produced & Directed by Keith Barnfather; A Myth Makers Presentation (C) Reeltime Pictures Ltd 2002.

See also the Sci Fi Sea Cruise DVDs.

Where on Earth is... Katy Manning / Katy Manning's World Down Under (2004, RTP0332)



Where on Earth is... Katy Manning
(52'36") - first released on VHS in 1998, RTP0195

The Reeltime crew follow third Doctor companion Katy Manning on a whirlwind tour of Britain.

Featuring Katy Manning; Camera: Keith Barnfather; Music from "Not a Well Woman" courtesy Katy Manning; Additional Music: Alistair Lock; Edited by Robin Lee; Facitilies: Nice Angle, Limelight; Production Assistant: Robin Prichard; With grateful thanks to everyone who took part in this production; Special thanks to the the organises of: Doctor Who Magazine Perfect Day (DSL & Marvel Comics, Gary Gillatt, Alex Fowles, Paul Rhodes), A Weekend With Katy Manning & John Leeson (Travellers in Time, Keeta Thomas, Bill Smith), Whoshop International (Alex Looseley-Saul), An Audience With Katy Manning (C.E.G. Group, Steve Bennett), Frontier in Mann (Anorax Anonymous, Andrew Burn, Robin Crane, Steve Hall, Mark Owen, Ian Parker), Galaxy 4 (Andy Swindon, Ben Keywood), Kulture Shock (Richard Stubbings, David Crothers); Produced & Directed by Keith Barnfather; A Myth Makers Presentation (C) Reeltime Pictures Ltd 1998

Katy Manning's World Down Under (47'38") - first released on VHS in 2002, RTP0267

In a followup to Katy's prior travelogue, the Reeltime team go to visit her in Australia and she shows us around her current country of residence.

Starring Katy Manning; Featuring Barry Crocker; With Louise Pajo, Keff McCulloch, Sue Willis, Robert Kitts; Main Camera: Keith Barnfather;  Second Camera: Anastasia Stylianou; Mister Fix It: Chris Neville; Editor: Edward Strickland; Facilities: Pinhole Productions; "The Catalba" sung by Barry Crocker, produced by Katy Manning, from the play Banjo; With grateful thanks to Dallas Jones, Dave King, The Doctor Who Club of Australia (www.dwca.org.au); With thanks to UKTV; Produced & Directed by Keith Barnfather; A Myth Makers Presentation (C) Reeltime Pictures Ltd. 2002

Doctor Who's Lust in Space (2005, RTP0336)



Doctor Who's Lust in Space (52'14") - first released on VHS in 1998, RTP0187

This documentary mixed a comedy scenario of a courtroom case where sexism in Doctor Who is put on trial (with Mark Strickson as Prosecution, James Bree as Defence, and Nicholas Courtney as the Time-Judge) and interviews with the cast and crew. The words "Doctor Who's" was removed from the 2005 DVD cover, but not from the opening titles.

The following overview misses out the courtroom scenes, which are largely somewhat inane, if entertaining:

This release featured a special Reeltime ident with a very judicial tone, composed by Alistair Lock. There are a couple of brief stereo sound faults in the final moments of Gary Russell's interview which went unfixed for the DVD.

The DVD release also featured a compilation of some of the raw studio recording from 3rd March 1998 (27'38"), with outtakes and camera setups.

Starring James Bree, Nicholas Courtney, Mark Strickson and Steve Nankervis; Guest Stars Sophie Aldred, Katy Manning with Terrance Dicks, Gary Russell, John Nathan-Turner; Featuring Anneke Wills, Nicola Bryant, Wendy Padbury, Sarah Sutton, Deborah Watling, Nicholas Briggs, Lead Tank Girl: Robyn Lewis; Tank Girls: Jessica Almond, Clare Denton, Anna-Lisa Heinz, Georgie Manning-Harris, Layla Moritz, Sally Moretemore, Kate Saxon; Studio Lighting Cameraman: Graham Day; Studio Cameras: Graham Daniels, Dave Hicks; Location Camera: Robert Moubert; Vision Mixer: Julia Booth; Studio Sound: Steve Picco; Studio Make-up: Janine Schneider; Studio Manager: Robert Belton; Floor Manager: Kathy O'Neil; Lighting Assistant: Simon Alderdice; Set and Costume Design: Keith Dunne; Costume Assistant: Pauline Lucas; Design Assistant: Pippa Allen; Tank Girl Guns: Tony Clark; "Evil Annie" Artwork: Paul Tams; Stills Photographer: Robin Prichard; CGI Effects: Monica Nicholaou, Anastasia Stylianou, Marios Stylianou, MS Viewpoint Nicosia Cyprus; Production Assistant: Frazer Lee; Director's Assistant: Charles Bowman; Studio Facilities: University of Westminster; Facilities: Nice Angle, Richmond Sound, White Angle, Limelight Ltd; Music and Sound Design: Alistair Lock; Film Editor: Michael Daniels; Post Production Facilities: London Bridge Television; With thanks to Steve Broster, Brian Willison; Produced by Keith Barnfather; Written and Directed by Roger Stevens (C) Reeltime Pictures Ltd. 1998

K.9 Unleashed! (2005, RTP0343)



K.9 Unleashed!
(56'04") - first released on VHS in 2000, RTP0237

In this co-production with Infinity Pictures (UK), the stars of Doctor Who relay their memories of working with K.9 

The DVD also featured a 4'00" update from 2005 with Dave Martin and Paul Tams on the possible K.9 spinoff. They explain that they've updated the pitch reel with help from a CGI company in Manchester, that there will be a collection of human characters, that K.9 might come back in the new series of Doctor Who and that they're now much closer to having a buyer. [Ultimately the K.9 Adventures series would be announced in 2006 as a production with Jetix, a subsidiary of Disney].

K.9 Unleashed featured: Bob Baker, Andrew Beech, David Brierley, Steve Cambden, Chris Gregory, Kevin Gregory, Tony Harding, David Howe, Mat Irvine, Louise Jameson, Dave Martin, John Nathan-Turner,  Brian Rafle, Alexandra Saul, Eric Saward, Elisabeth Sladen, Mike Tucker and K9; With thanks to: Bryan Comley, Dominitemporal Services Ltd, Doctor Who Magazine, Reeltime Pictures Ltd, The Who Shop International Ltd, This Planet Earth Ltd, Twickenham Studios Ltd; Photography by: Creighton Ward; Graphic Design: Ricky Collins, Paul Hayler; Edited by: Michael Daniels; Original Producer: Bob Baker; An Infinity Pictures (UK) Ltd Production; Produced by Paul Tams; Directed by Roger Stevens; Copyright 2000 Infinity Pictures (UK) Ltd.


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