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June 27th, 2013 108 comments

The Green Death Special Edition (DVD)

dvd-greendeathseThe Green Death Special Edition (DVD)

Starring Jon Pertwee as the Doctor and Katy Manning as Jo Grant.

Release date: 05/08/2013

When a man is found dead with his skin glowing green in an abandoned mine near the Welsh village of Llanfairfach, it’s not long before the Doctor, Jo Grant and UNIT head to Wales to investigate.

And while the Doctor becomes suspicious of the nearby Global Chemicals factory and its mysterious owner, Jo gets trapped underground where she finds old mine tunnels crawling with deadly and sinister giant maggots…

Special Features…

  • Commentary with actors Katy Manning (Jo Grant), producer Barry Letts and script editor Terrance Dicks.
  • Bonus commentary with actors Richard Franklin (Captain Yates) and Mitzi McKenzie (Nancy), moderated by Toby Hadoke (episodes 3 – 5); with actress Katy Manning and writer Russell T Davies (episode 6)
  • The One With the Maggots Cast and crew look back at the making of this story.
  • Global Conspiracy? A spoof investigative report looks at the strange happenings in the village of Llanfairfach.
  • Visual Effects An interview with the story’s visual effects designer, Colin Mapson.
  • Robert Sloman Interview
  • Stewart Bevan Interview
  • Wales Today Two pieces from the BBC Wales news programme – a mute 1973 film insert from the filming of The Green Death, and a 1994 item with Jon Pertwee opening the new country park that was built on the site of the colliery used in the story.
  • Doctor Forever – The Unquiet Dead. In this unique interview, new series creator Russell T Davies and then BBC Controller of Drama, Jane Tranter, talk about the genesis of Doctor Who’s rebirth on television.
  • What Katy Did Next A look at Serendipity, the TV series that Katy Manning presented after leaving Doctor Who.
  • The Sarah Jane Adventures – Death of the Doctor This two-part story from 2010 sees Katy Manning reprising her role as Jo Grant and a guest appearance by Matt Smith as the Eleventh Doctor. Optional Commentary with actress Katy Manning and series creator Russell T Davies.
  • Radio Times listings (DVD-ROM)
  • Programme subtitles
  • Production information subtitles
  • Photo gallery
  • Easter Eggs
  • Coming soon trailer
  • Digitally remastered picture and sound quality

The story was originally broadcast on BBC1 between 19th May – 23rd June 1973.

Categorised under: Doctor Who DVDs, DVD


  • TheClassicsAreAce

    October 9th, 2016 - 3:50pm

    Really want to get this. Have it on my Bday/Xmas wish list. Seems like a good story plus it’s from my favourite era.

    • TheClassicsAreAce

      November 25th, 2016 - 7:38pm

      Got it for my Bday a few weeks ago!

  • Unitedgamers2013

    August 18th, 2013 - 4:22pm

    Brought this today, but I have one question.

    On the DVD cover why is there another DVD cover on the other side but it looks exactly the same?

    • videogamemad00

      August 18th, 2013 - 4:26pm

      The other side has the old BBC logo.

    • Unitedgamers2013

      August 18th, 2013 - 5:09pm

      What is the point of it?

    • TheClassicsAreAce

      October 9th, 2016 - 3:49pm

      It’s for people who want classic DVDs to look the same on the shelf, the reversible covers have helped me a lot.

  • jon robinson

    August 10th, 2013 - 7:09pm

    just bought this and not happy it says special edition on the spine even on the reverse,same as vengeance on varos

  • Alex

    July 31st, 2013 - 10:36pm

    Do these new R2 covers have the bbfc rating and purple BBC logo where the 2 entertain logo was? And whats on the reverse side of the cover? Is this just a TBC draft cover?

    • Some bloke

      August 2nd, 2013 - 11:29am

      they’re exaclty the same as the other release for the past few years. Purple bbc logo on front and spine, and on the reverse is the original normal bbc logo on front and spine. That’s the only differences. If it’s special edition like this then it will have special edition written under story title on purple bbc front and spine, but not on the reverse

  • Sammi Carter

    July 17th, 2013 - 12:56pm

    i notice no one on youtube has the green death special edition dvd trailer uploaded? does anyone know where the trailer is?

    • Doctor Five

      July 22nd, 2013 - 4:03am

      I’ve been looking for it, too!

  • Blink

    July 2nd, 2013 - 3:38am

    Finalized Dvd cover for the Ice Warriors

  • Anonymous

    June 29th, 2013 - 3:49pm

    The green death is the best in my opinion I have seen all doctor who storys but this is my favourite because of many reasons the first is that I think the commentary on this story is the best secondly I am welsh thirdly Jon pertwee was and still is my favourite doctor and finally the green death was the first story I ever bought on DVD ( also it it a great story ) which commentary do u like best?

  • McGann is The Doctor

    June 28th, 2013 - 3:52pm

    I’m so glad I never bought the original.

    This is a fitting release for a classic story, more covers like this please !

    I like it when they do a proper cover instead of colouring it all in, as they did with the original ❗

  • Ben Roberts

    June 28th, 2013 - 1:58pm

    I like this cover, however the cover for ‘Terror of the Zygons’ is terrible. Its like someone has gone mad with tomato soup!

  • Andrew

    June 28th, 2013 - 12:49pm

    Never seen this story, my dad says its a great one he remembers, is he right?

    • booboo

      June 28th, 2013 - 12:59pm

      yes it is, its one the sticks in the memory

      “the one with the maggots”

    • celestial toymaker

      June 28th, 2013 - 1:16pm

      picture of jo looks really really terrible they should have made her better

  • AndrewH

    June 4th, 2013 - 9:31pm

    The cover looks fantastic.

  • Esterath

    June 4th, 2013 - 7:54pm

    I don’t really like the new cover. :/

    • Scott the Raptor

      June 4th, 2013 - 7:59pm

      Agreed. It’s not looking like Jo likes it either.

    • josh smith

      June 4th, 2013 - 8:26pm

      what don’t u like about it? i respect your opinion however.

    • The Greater Intelligence

      June 4th, 2013 - 9:26pm

      It looks okay, but the pictur of Jo just looks off, it isn’t good. Other than that, I think it is fine.Can’t wait for Region 1 so I can see the full cover.

    • josh smith

      June 5th, 2013 - 5:34pm

      this is the full cover. oh u mean the bigger picture. ok. i think region 1 covers look worse except the revelation of the daleks one.

    • Andrew

      June 28th, 2013 - 12:49pm

      I don’t think its too bad, its just Jos pic needed to be snapped at a better moment, while the Doctor looks calm.

    • Scott the Raptor

      June 28th, 2013 - 12:59pm

      I don’t like Jo’s picture and the pictures of the Doctor and Jo aren’t very good quality.

    • booboo

      June 28th, 2013 - 1:02pm

      neither does she! ( Katy Manning)

    • Scott the Raptor

      June 28th, 2013 - 1:09pm

      Don’t they need people’s or family’s permission of their picture on a DVD?

    • booboo

      June 28th, 2013 - 1:10pm

      obviously not in this case

    • The Greater Intelligence

      June 28th, 2013 - 1:27pm

      Is it too late to change the cover since it won’t be released for a few months and there are so many hated opinions of it?

  • josh smith

    June 4th, 2013 - 7:40pm

    amazing cover! love it


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