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December 14th, 2011 47 comments

Doctor Who: The Face Of Evil DVD

Doctor Who: The Face Of Evil DVD

Released on 05 March 2012.

When the Tardis arrives on a jungle planet, the Doctor encounters two warring tribes, the Sevateem and the Tesh.

The Sevateem worship a god called Xoanon and the Tesh are supposedly keeping Xoanon prisoner…

But why do the Sevateem call the Doctor the Evil One?

And what are the invisible creatures in the jungle?

The Time Lord, with the help of a girl called Leela, is about to find out.

Special features…

*Into the Wild Cast and crew talk about the making of The Face of Evil.
*From the Cutting Room Floor Film trims provide a behind-the-scenes glimpse at the film shoot.
*Tomorrow’s Times – The Fourth Doctor A look at press coverage of Doctor Who during the Tom Baker era.
*Doctor Who Stories: Louise Jameson talks about her role on the programme in this interview shot for 2003’s The Story of Doctor Who.
*Swap Shop An extract from Louise Jameson’s appearance on The Multi-Coloured Swap Shop, interviewed by Noel Edmonds.
*Denys Fisher Toys Advert
*1976 Typhoo Tea Doctor Who Promotion
*Radio Times listingsProgramme subtitles
*Production information subtitles
*Photo gallery
*Coming soon trailer
*Digitally remastered picture and sound quality

Original VHS Cover and details..

The TARDIS lands on a planet the Doctor doesn’t recognise – but its inhabitants seem to know him. They think he’s The Evil One and aren’t pleased to see him.

Two warring tribes occupy the planet: the savage Sevateem and the reclusive Tesh, separated from each other by a deadly energy field. When the Sevateem believe their Cod, Xoanon, to be a captive of the Tesh, they decide to break through the barrier and rescue him. The Tesh, however, have other ideas.

Befriended by Leela, a Sevateem girl who dares to question the mighty Xoanon, the Doctor sets out to discover exactly what’s happening on this planet. Has he been here before? Is he responsible for the tribal wars? And can it possibly be that Xoanon, the mad God, is really the Doctor?

Introducing Louise Jameson as the fearless warrior Leela, this thought-provoking story was originally broadcast 1 — 22 January 1977. Includes special bonus interview – Louise Jameson on Swap Shop, originally broadcast 12 February 1977.

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  • The Flying Shark

    April 17th, 2014 - 7:51pm

    I got this story on video today for 50p.

  • Classic Who Is Cool !

    April 13th, 2012 - 7:25pm

    i have just watched this episode, it was really great loved the ending too 🙂

    • McGann is the Doctor

      April 25th, 2012 - 11:17am

      Thanks for NOT spoiling it. 😉

    • Classic Who Is Cool

      July 13th, 2012 - 8:38pm

      I have NOT spoiled it, just said it was great and that i liked the ending, i didnt say anything that happened in it !

    • booboo

      July 13th, 2012 - 8:45pm

      thats what he meant, thankyou for not spoiling it

  • Doctor Who DVD Collector

    March 10th, 2012 - 4:32pm

    Im in ASDA right now and the cost of Face of Evil is massive! 13.97!

    • The 507th Doctor (Headless Monk Fan)

      March 10th, 2012 - 4:46pm

      £13.97?! That’s really expensive for a DVD! What’s the regular price?

    • booboo

      March 10th, 2012 - 5:07pm

      that’s not far of the going rate £12.99 is about normal

    • Bow tie of Doom (Causing Doom since 2010)

      March 10th, 2012 - 5:18pm

      I got it from ASDA on Monday. I was shocked a little at the price, but compared to my local HMV, which had it for about £16.99, it was a bargain really. Same goes for The Sensorites which I got on Thursday. 🙂

    • gordon

      March 11th, 2012 - 2:12am

      £14 quid for a brand new dvd of a very popular show is not really that expensive. Im happy to pay that. I remember when dvds were over 20 quid for 1 disc with no extras. Remember the cost of remastering sound audio and the extras for dvd isnt cheap. They have to make their money back somehow.

    • Anonymous

      April 16th, 2012 - 5:04pm

      13.97 is very cheap compared to some places that are selling it for 19.99 😀

    • McGann is the Doctor

      April 25th, 2012 - 11:17am

      Get them on Amazon or

  • Tim_M

    March 3rd, 2012 - 8:42pm

    I have now got ‘The Face of Evil’ on DVD.

    So that leaves only a potential 15 classic stories left to release on DVD. Those stories being…
    1)’The Reign of Terror'(animated parts 4 and 5)
    2)’Planet of Giants’
    3)’The Tenth Planet'(missing part 4)
    4)’The Ice Warriors'(missing parts 2 and 3)
    5)’The Krotons’
    6)’The Ambassadors of Death’
    7)’The Mind of Evil’
    8)’The Daemons’
    9)’Death to the Daleks’
    10)’Terror of the Zygons’
    11)’Nightmnare of Eden’
    14)’The Happiness Patrol’
    15)’The Greatest Show in the Galaxy’

    • Doctor Who DVD Collector

      March 10th, 2012 - 4:28pm

      Ambassadors and mind of evil deffinatly wont be out within2012.

    • gordon

      March 11th, 2012 - 2:17am

      He didnt say it was coming out in 2012 he only said whats left. Mind of evil wont be out in 2012 but considering ambassadors is days from finishing i wouldnt rule that out from being out within the end of the year

  • gordon

    January 23rd, 2012 - 10:27pm

    The next tom baker dvd release after face of evil is nightmare in eden. Here are the extras

    Here are the extras classified today by BBFC

    00:11:01:05 ASK ASPEL

  • gordon

    December 29th, 2011 - 10:13am

    Going by the rate of releases (5 brand new stories which is 3 single releases and a box set)in the first quarter 2012 (january to march) we could potentially have the monthly releases finished by round about march 2013.

    As an example
    2nd quarter
    nightmare in eden
    ace tales
    death to the Daleks

    3rd quarterish (july to october)
    planet of giants
    greatest show
    reign of terror

    2013 1st quarter
    mind of evil
    lost in time 2 set (planet menace galaxy 4 warriors)

    • gordon

      December 29th, 2011 - 10:26am

      (galaxy 4 and underwater menace are apparently rumoured for a lost in time 2 box set according to the people involved in finding those episodes and the only other partialy lost stories are 10th planet and ice warriors)
      I didnt include any future animated or future revisitations as they wont happen til after the regular monthly releases finish and the rev releases are extra releases anyway. The list isnt fact. Its more to show potentially how close the monthly releases are from finishing.

  • gordon

    December 21st, 2011 - 3:23pm

    Looking like the next fourth doctor release will be nightmare in eden. The bbfc has passed the trailer for it so it could possibly be the next release after daemons in mid april going by the current rate of releases.

    • Doctor Who DVD Collector

      December 23rd, 2011 - 1:04pm

      gordon your back!!!

    • gordon

      December 24th, 2011 - 9:52am

      Yeah My computer broke but i got a new one.

    • Doctor Who DVD Collector

      December 26th, 2011 - 3:38pm

      I thought you left!!! Ehat did you get for Xmas?
      I got:

      1) The Key to Time boxset
      2) Lost in time Boxset
      3) Trial of a Timelord boxset
      4) Bred for War: The Sontaran Collection boxset

    • gordon

      December 27th, 2011 - 9:26pm

      Lucky you.Didnt get anything who related. Just clothes and money. But will be using the money to get some of this:

      1. Unit files box set
      2. sensorites
      3. tom baker big finish audios
      4. Sja series 5
      5. Revisitations 3.(if i have money left)

    • McGann is the Doctor

      April 25th, 2012 - 11:19am

      What about me ?

      I got the Revisitations Boxset and am giving away the Talons of Greel or whatever, hate that episode.

      And the Junk Tardis (should have asked for the Sonic set, they don’t have it anymore but they still ahve the Junk Tardis, but now I have both so it’s allright ! 😀 )

    • McGann is the Doctor

      April 25th, 2012 - 11:20am

      Also bought myself the Fourth Doctor Tardis set off ebay for better than 34.99, I didn’t mind because the Doctor in this set I donot already have. ❗

  • Doctor Who DVD Collector

    December 16th, 2011 - 8:39pm

    booboo can you update the lists please?!

  • McGann is the Doctor.

    December 16th, 2011 - 9:45am

    This release, is gna be, SO, AWESOME. 😀

  • Admiral Icktheus

    December 15th, 2011 - 10:02pm

    Hopefully I will still have enough Christmas money left to buy this. Must save money! Must not get distracted by other merchandise. Wow!!! A cybermat!

    • McGann is the Doctor.

      December 16th, 2011 - 9:47am

      Wow !! A Classic DW set with the 4th Doctor in waistcoat ! 😀 must get that !

      Seriously, I have been getting other merchandise all year, I hardly got that many DVD’s this year.

      I won Snakedance + (more recently) the Awakening off ebay. And Planet of Evil which I have not seen, and will not see for a while. 😆

    • McGann is the Doctor.

      December 16th, 2011 - 9:48am

      Not that I don’t like it, but I still want the REST OF Sarah jane and 4th Doctor’s adventures:

      The Android Invasion, Seeds of Doom, the Hand of Fear. ❗

  • Ryan

    December 15th, 2011 - 9:07pm


  • McGann is the Doctor.

    December 15th, 2011 - 9:06am

    YES !! YES!!!! 😀

    I was just thinking today how much I wanted this story !! Might get the Sunmakers aswell. ❓

    • Doctor Who DVD Collector

      December 19th, 2011 - 10:22am

      The Sunmakers is already out!

  • matparks08

    December 14th, 2011 - 10:59pm

    This episode has one of the greatest cliffhangers of all classic Dr Who in my opinion – the cover sort of gives it away if anybody doesn’t know

  • Jacob

    December 14th, 2011 - 7:38pm

    wasnt this story rarely shown??
    I never hear about this much and its not on many websites

  • doctor 2011

    December 14th, 2011 - 5:50pm

    new dr who image of fendhal set on forbiden planet just incase you havent heard 🙂

  • wouldyoulikeajellybaby?

    December 14th, 2011 - 5:43pm

    there is a new set on forbidden planet called image of the fendhal

  • Jacob

    December 14th, 2011 - 4:33pm

    This is released on my birthday! 1 more for the birthday list!

    • doctor 2011

      December 14th, 2011 - 5:51pm

      have a great day on your birthday coming up in ages

  • Judooning

    December 14th, 2011 - 3:35pm

    Brilliant stuff! 🙂

  • callumeales

    December 14th, 2011 - 1:17pm


    • callumeales

      December 14th, 2011 - 1:20pm

      i like all of tom bakers episodes

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