Just What the Doctor Ordered: Digitally Remastered Classic Doctor Who Screenings!

Travel with us through time and space as The Paley Center for Media and BBC Home Entertainment present this special series of classic Doctor Who screenings on the last Saturday of each month from June to December 2012. These screenings will feature the digitally remastered episodes in the best way: on the big screen, with big sound, and the Doctor Who community.

And we also have Doctor Who trivia with the chance to win DVDs and more from BBC Home Entertainment.

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Saturdays
June 30, July 28, August 25, September 29, October 27, November 24, December 29

  Saturday, June 30
Resurrection of the Daleks

(1984; 93 minutes)
Peter Davison, the Fifth Doctor, encounters one of his oldest enemies, the Daleks, after the TARDIS is dragged down a time corridor, forcing him, Tegan (Janet Fielding), and Turlough (Mark Strickson) to materialize in London in 1984. The corridor links Earth with a battle cruiser in the future belonging to the Daleks (“Exterminate!”); having just lost the war with the android Movellans, the Daleks are ready to resurrect their creator, Davros (Terry Malloy)—with shocking consequences for the Doctor.
 
  Saturday, July 28
Death to the Daleks

(1974; 98 minutes)
A power failure in the TARDIS draws it off course, and the Third Doctor (Jon Pertwee) and Sarah Jane Smith (Elisabeth Sladen) end up stranded on the bleak planet Exxilon. They soon meet members of an Earth expedition in a similar situation. The humans are searching for a rare mineral, but first they must find out what is draining their power and avoid what’s inside another grounded spaceship—one of the Doctor’s oldest enemies, the Daleks.
 
  Saturday, August 25
Spearhead from Space

(1970; 97 minutes)
The Time Lords have banished the newly regenerated Third Doctor (Jon Pertwee) to Earth. But he isn’t the only alien to have arrived, as a swarm of meteorites have crashed into the sleepy English countryside, bringing with them a terrible new threat to mankind: the Nestene consciousness, a disembodied alien intelligence with an affinity for plastic. The Doctor and his newly appointed scientific advisor, Liz Shaw (Caroline John), join UNIT in a race against time to stop humanity from being replaced by a terrifying plastic facsimile race.

 
  Saturday, September 29
Planet of Giants

(1964; 73 minutes)
The Doctor (First Doctor—William Hartnell), Ian, Barbara, and Susan have arrived back on Earth in the 1960s, a time they had been trying to return to since they all met. However, an accident causes the TARDIS doors to open while the ship is still in flight, and upon landing they discover that they have been reduced in size and stand only an inch tall. The world now has dangers at every turn for the tiny travellers—including a new insecticide that may threaten more than just insects.

 
  Saturday, October 27 at 1:00 pm
The Tomb of the Cybermen

(1967; 95 minutes)
For centuries, the disappearance of the Cybermen from the universe has been a mystery. The Doctor (Second Doctor—Patrick Troughton), Jamie, and Victoria arrive on Telos—once the Cyber home world—just as an Earth expedition uncovers the entrance to a long-lost control center filled with baffling technology. With the Doctor’s help, the archaeological party discovers the last of the Cybermen, frozen and entombed in a vast underground cavern. But by entering the tombs, the humans have sprung a fiendish trap. All around them, the Cybermen begin to rise from the dead.
 
  Saturday, November 24 at noon
The Claws of Axos

(1971; 96 minutes)
When a damaged spaceship containing beautiful humanoid creatures called Axons lands on Earth, the Doctor (Third Doctor—Jon Pertwee), Jo, and UNIT are sent to investigate. In return for their help, the Axons offer the gift of Axonite, which would end world famine. It all appears too good to be true—so what secrets are the Axons hiding on board their ship? And why is the Doctor’s old enemy the Master involved?

 
  Saturday, December 29 at noon
A Christmas Carol

(2010; 60 minutes)
“A Christmas Carol” follows newlyweds Amy (Karen Gillan) and Rory (Arthur Darvill) as they are trapped on a crashing space liner.

The Doctor, the Widow and the Wardrobe

(2011; 60 minutes)
The Doctor (Matt Smith) is joined by a stellar cast, including Claire Skinner (Outnumbered), Bill Bailey (Black Books), Arabella Weir (The Fast Show), and Alexander Armstrong (Armstrong & Miller), in a festive, emotional special pack-ful of Christmas thrills and chills.


BBC Home Entertainment DVDs

Our thanks to BBC Home Entertainment for making
this series of Doctor Who screenings possible.