New Who Talk: Paris in Monochrome?

We travel back to some sixties classics, and take in a seventies “table vintage” this month for Who Talk.

The first of this month’s releases covers one of Doctor Who’s most popular stories, City of Death.

“City of Death is actually my all-time favourite story,” explains producer Paul W T Ballard. “So it was one I really wanted to tackle, and I’m pleased with the results.”

Alongside original cast and crew members on this release is writer James Goss.

“James novelised City of Death, and we were thrilled he was able to join us for the commentary, and give a great insight into the various changes and developments the script went through before arriving at what appears on screen. He even reveals to Catherine the original name of the Countess!”

City of Death is moderated by Toby Hadoke, and features Julian Glover, Catherine Schell, David Graham, Doreen James and James Goss. An additional commentary for Nightmare of Eden part 4 is also included, featuring Peter Craze and Robert Goodman.

The second Who Talk this month is a selection box of episodes from the First and Second Doctors.

“We’ve covered an awful lot of sixties Who, but there are some stories which would only really benefit from having individual episodes revisited, and this collection reflects that,” says Paul. “There’s a great mixture of voices from infront of and behind the camera on this set, and for the first time we’ve reunited Wendy Padbury and Frazer Hines to watch The Space Pirates, and their reaction isn’t quite how you might expect it to be!”

“As a treat for people buying the special editions through the website, we’ve also recorded two more firsts,” reveals Paul. “Carole Ann Ford provides a commentary for the final episode of Planet of Giants, alongside vision mixer Clive Doig, whilst Wendy and Frazer watch Wendy’s earliest surviving episode from The Wheel in Space.”

Monochrome Magic is moderated by Toby Hadoke, and features Wendy Padbury, Frazer Hines, Anneke Wills, Maureen Lane, Martin Cort, Spencer Chapman, Sylvia James, Margot Hayhoe and Michael Ferguson. The special edition also features Carole Ann Ford and Clive Doig.