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Synopsis


Karra and Ace
Karra and Ace
 The Doctor takes Ace back to her home town of Perivale, only to find that something is very, very wrong. Many of Ace’s old friends and neighbours have disappeared, whilst domestic pets become victims of unseen killers.

 Will the hunter become the hunted when only the fittest survive...?

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General Information

Season: Twenty Six
Production Code: 7P
Story Number: 155
Episode Numbers:693 - 695
Number of Episodes: 3
Percentage of Episodes Held:100%
Working Titles:"Cat Flap", "Blood Hunt" and "The Survival"
Production Dates: June 1989
Broadcast Started: 22 November 1989
Broadcast Finished: 06 December 1989
Colour Status: Colour
Studio: None
Location: Perivale, London: Medway Drive, Medway Parade, Medway Estate, Bleasdale Avenue, Colwyn Avenue, Alley between Colwyn Avenue and Woodhouse Avenue, Horsenden Hill (Horsenden Lane North), Ealing Central Sports Ground (Horsenden Lane South) and Woodhouse Avenue.
Others: The Avenue (West Ealing), EYJ Martial Arts Centre (Greenford, Middlesex) and Warmwell Quarry (Warmwell, Dorset).
Writer:Rona Munro
Director:Alan Wareing
Producer:John Nathan-Turner
Script Editor:Andrew Cartmel
Production Assistant:Valerie Whiston
Production Associate:June Collins
Assistant Floor Managers:Leigh Poole and Stephen Garwood
Designer:Nick Somerville
Costume Designer:Ken Trew
Make-Up Designer:Joan Stribling
Cameramen:Alan Jessop (Outside Broadcast) and Paul Harding (Outside Broadcast)
Incidental Music:Dominic Glynn
Special Sounds (SFX Editor):Dick Mills
Visual Effects:Malcolm James
Title Sequence:Oliver Elmes
Title Music:Ron Grainer and the BBC Radiophonic Workshop. Arranged by Keff McCulloch
Stunt Arrangers: Tip Tipping and Paul Heasman
Number of Doctors: 1
The Doctor: Sylvester McCoy (The Seventh Doctor)
Number of Companions: 1The Companion: Sophie Aldred (Ace) Guest Cast: Anthony Ainley (The Master), Norman Pace (Harvey), Gareth Hale (Len) Additional Cast: Julian Holloway (Paterson), Lisa Bowerman (Karra), William Barton (Midge), Sakuntala Ramanee (Shreela), David John (Derek), Sean Oliver (Stuart), Kate Eaton (Ange), Kathleen Bidmead (Woman), Adele Silva (Squeak), Michelle Martin (Neighbour)Setting: Perivale, London (circa 1989) and an unnamed planet of the Cheetah People. Villains:Midge and The Master

The Episodes

No. Episodes Broadcast
(UK)
Duration Viewers
(Millions)
In Archive
693Part 122 November 198924'14"5.0PAL 1" colour videotape
694Part 229 November 198924'13"4.8PAL 1" colour videotape
695Part 306 December 198924'20"5.0PAL 1" colour videotape

Total Duration 1 Hour 13 Minutes


Audience Appreciation

Average Viewers (Millions) 4.9
Doctor Who Magazine Poll (1998)72.24%  (Position = 54 out of 159)
Doctor Who Magazine Poll (2009)72.47% Higher (Position = 80 out of 200)
Doctor Who Magazine Poll (2014)75.16% Higher (Position = 79 out of 241)


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 All three episodes exist as PAL 1” colour videotapes. A 71-edit scratch print of all episodes also exists.



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Notes


This is the final transmitted Doctor Who story of the original run of the show and features The Doctor and Ace visiting Ace’s home town, Perivale. This story also sees the return of The Master played, for the final time, by Anthony Ainley.

This is Anthony Ainley’s first appearance in the show since the 1986 Sixth Doctor story "The Ultimate Foe" - the final two episodes of "The Trial of a Time Lord" season.

Television comedy duo Hale and Pace make a cameo appearance, playing shopkeepers Harvey and Len. Hale and Pace swapped roles shortly before recording - Hale was originally to have played Harvey and Pace was originally to have played Len.

The part of Karra in this story is played by Lisa Bowerman. Lisa Bowerman would later take up the role of Bernice Summerfield (one of the Seventh Doctor’s companions introduced in the Virgin Books’ The New Adventures range of original Doctor Who novels) in a series of audio plays produced by Big Finish Productions, beginning in 1998. Lisa Bowerman is also a director of many Big Finish productions, and also returned to the Doctor Who proper when she provided voice-acting work for the 2009 animated special "Dreamland".

This story also features Adele Silva playing the part of Squeak (aged eight this was one of her earliest television role). Adele Silva is best known for her long running role as Kelly Windsor in the top-rated soap drama Emmerdale between 1993 and 2007.

Rona Munro was invited to submit an idea for a Doctor Who story to the production office when she met Script Editor Andrew Cartmel at a BBC writers’ training course. This resulted in a storyline, entitled "Cat Flap", which involved the Cheetah People, who hunted the humans. Andrew Cartmel and producer John Nathan-Turner liked the concept, but wanted a return appearance by The Master for Season Twenty Six, and so asked Rona Munro to incorporate him into her synopsis.

As had been the case throughout the Seventh Doctor’s era, the final six episodes of Season Twenty Six would comprise two three-part adventures, one made entirely on location and the other just in the studio. The plan was this story would occupy the former slot and would be the season’s third story into production, albeit the fourth and final one broadcast.

Several changes were made to Rona Munro’s storyline. In particular, Andrew Cartmel wanted more clarification of the relationship between the Cheetah People, the Kitlings and their planet. Sergeant Paterson was originally going to be a police officer instead of a retired Army Sergeant, and it was in this capacity that he investigated complaints of The Doctor’s behaviour. His occupation was changed because the production office was concerned about portraying an officer of the law as behaving as violently as Sergeant Paterson in the story’s late stages. Ace was also to burn Karra on a funeral pyre, connecting with her pyromania - as suggested by her general fascination with Nitro-Nine explosives and made explicit in the season’s studio-bound story, "Ghost Light", in which Ace is revealed to have burned down an old mansion. The motorcycle duel between The Doctor and Midge was to have taken place in a disused lot or building site - thus better explaining the seemingly miraculous appearance of the sofa on which The Doctor lands. Also, there was originally a scene in which The Doctor tries to stuff a large gold coin in Ange’s donations tin. He finally gets the coin to drop by tapping it with one finger. This was meant to foreshadow the late scene where The Doctor similarly subdues Sergeant Paterson.

The director assigned to Season Twenty Six’s final six episodes was Alan Wareing, who had last worked on last season’s "The Greatest Show in the Galaxy".

Rona Munro’s original idea of the Cheetah People had been as basically human creatures, albeit with cat-like eyes, very faint pigmentation round of cheetah spots, big canine teeth and a vaguely feline mouth. It has been revealed that she was therefore displeased with the far more literal interpretation of the name by make-up designer Joan Stribling. In a 2007 interview Rona Munro has revealed that: ‘In fact, I think the actors that were cast, from what I was told, were doing all this wonderful expressive facial work, and then these 'Puss In Boots' things were dropped on them – and so then you can't see what they're doing under there. Particularly Karra and Ace, there were whole amazing scenes between them’.

This story was filmed primarily on location, with sequences actually recorded in Perivale, London. The battle at the climax of the story was recorded and is set on the site of the ancient hill fort at Horsenden Hill. Small sections were shot at nearby Ealing, outside and near The Drayton Court pub.

A major change was made to the third episode during recording. Originally, The Doctor was to transport both himself and The Master back to Perivale after their climactic duel on the planet of the Cheetah People. The Master would then confront The Doctor as to his true nature, accusing him of being something other than a Time Lord. The Doctor admits that he has evolved is not ‘just’ a Time Lord, before describing himself as ‘multi-talented’. The Master then uses a Kitling lurking nearby to escape. However, John Nathan-Turner felt that this scene was too explicit in casting doubt on The Doctor’s past, and had it excised, with The Doctor now returning to Earth alone.

It has been revealed that it was almost 100 degrees Fahrenheit (38 degrees Centigrade) on the shooting days for the scenes on the planet of the Cheetah people and that one of the extras removed her costume (revealing that she was wearing very little underneath) and simply walked off the set, causing delays while a replacement was found.

The location recording also included sequences involving horseback riding and motorcycling.

On the final day of recording Tip Tipping, the show’s regular stunt arranger, had a dispute with famed motorcyclist Eddie Kidd over the motorcycle duel between The Doctor and Midge. Tip Tipping was unhappy as Eddie Kidd was apparently not a member of the actors’ union Equity. Although Tip Tipping completed the scene, he left afterwards and had to be replaced by Paul Heasman. This was Tip Tipping's final Doctor Who contribution.

The Doctor demonstrates that he can stun with one finger, juggle, ride both a horse and a motorbike.

It is revealed that Ace's Mum has reported her as missing. A similar thing would happen to Rose Tyler when she became the Ninth Doctor’s travelling companion (see the 2005 story "Aliens of London/World War Three").

During the scenes in Midge’s flat, Ace grabs ‘War’, an album by rock band U2, and is heard saying ‘are they still going?’. When Ace left Earth in 1987, the group had been active for eleven years.

Ace is seen wearing on her jacket the Red Army pin-on badge given to her by Captain Sorin in "The Curse of Fenric".

Derek can be seen wearing a David Bowie t-shirt.

The Doctor knows of the Cheetah People, but nothing about them.

The Master seems to have been brought to the planet as prey, and hypnotically controls the Cheetah People and, through his connection to the planet, has linked mentally with the Kitlings. His recognises The Doctor despite never having seen this regeneration – Demonstrating again the Time Lords’ ability to be able to do this.

It had been decided that, for the struggle between The Doctor and The Master, Sylvester McCoy would not wear the cat-like contact lenses made for those ‘infected’ by the planet, although a pair had been fashioned for him. At the last minute, though, Sylvester McCoy elected to wear them anyhow.

The Master rids himself of the Cheetah virus and gains a new body in the Virgin Books’ The New Adventures novel "First Frontier". A Kitling also appears in this novel. However at the start of the 1996 Eighth Doctor film "Doctor Who: The Movie", The Master is shown still sporting cat's eyes (and apparently in the same body), indicating he mustn't have completely overcome the virus. By the time of his next appearance after that, in the 2007 Tenth Doctor story "Utopia", there is no longer any visible sign of the affliction.

The opening shot of Gabriel Chase in "Ghost Light" was also filmed during the production of this story.

This story was one of only three Doctor Who stories to be recorded completely on BBC Outside Broadcast (OB) video, instead of the mix of OB and studio video that was more usual during the late 1980’s, and the mix of film and video that was usual before them. This was probably possible because "Ghost Light", the next story in production, was filmed completely in the studio. The other stories to be recorded solely on OB video were the 1975 Fourth Doctor story "The Sontaran Experiment" and the previous story "The Curse of Fenric".

This story contains a number of errors. Namely: The production team’s efforts to use an early audio-animatronic cat was not convincing as there is an extremely obvious variance between shots that use a real black cat, and ones that use a ‘robot double’; Why doesn't The Master, as much a Cheetah Person as Ace and Midge are, just teleport off the planet?

While post-production was ongoing, it became clear to John Nathan-Turner and Andrew Cartmel that the next season that was already being planned was going to be at the very least delayed, and possibly not occur at all. This would make "Survival" potentially the final Doctor Who story to be broadcast, and they felt that a more suitable conclusion should be given to the final episode.

At this point the final episode simply concluded with The Doctor and Ace deciding to go back to the TARDIS. Andrew Cartmel therefore wrote the following short, melancholic closing monologue for actor Sylvester McCoy, which McCoy recorded on 23rd November 1989, the day after the first episode of this story was broadcast, and also by coincidence, the show’s twenty-sixth anniversary:

There are worlds out there where the sky’s burning. Where the sea’s asleep and the rivers dream. People made of smoke and cities made of song. Somewhere there’s danger. Somewhere there’s injustice. And somewhere else the tea is getting cold. Come on Ace we’ve got work to do!

This was dubbed over the closing scene as The Doctor and Ace walked off into the distance, apparently to further adventures.

Although "Survival" was the last Doctor Who story of the original run of the show to be transmitted, it was not the last to have been produced. That accolade went to "Ghost Light", which had been broadcast some weeks earlier.

When Doctor Who eventually returned in 2005, with the Ninth Doctor story "Rose", it was produced as 45-minute episodes – thus making "Survival" the final story to date to be produced in 25-minute instalments, which had been the standard for the show (except for the Twentieth Anniversary special "The Five Doctors, the 1984 Fifth Doctor story "Resurrection of the Daleks" and all the stories of Season Twenty Three) since 1963. The spinoff series, The Sarah Jane Adventures, which debuted in 2007, was produced in the 25-minute episode format.

This story was the last to feature the face of the current Doctor in the title sequence, a tradition dating back to the 1967 Second Doctor story "The Macra Terror". Both the 1996 Eighth Doctor film "Doctor Who: The Movie" and the stories in the revived series have title sequences featuring a time tunnel effect without The Doctor’s face (the 1996 Eighth Doctor film "Doctor Who: The Movie" did, however, include an extreme close-up of The Master’s cat’s eyes in the opening sequence).

This story is the last Doctor Who story in which the lead actors are not credited at the opening, a practice started in "Doctor Who: The Movie" and later used when the show was revived in 2005.

This story became Rona Munro’s only Doctor Who story. It was also the last to entirely feature Sylvester McCoy as the Seventh Doctor. Sylvester McCoy returned briefly to the role at the beginning of the 1996 Eighth Doctor film "Doctor Who: The Movie" so as to regenerate into the Eighth Doctor (played by Paul McGann).

This story also marked Sophie Aldred’s and Anthony Ainley’s final appearance in the show.

It has been revealed that Sophie Aldred would have continued in her role had the show been renewed for Season Twenty Seven. However, Sophie Aldred’s contract was set to expire at the middle part of that season. As a result it had been planned the character of Ace was set to be written out of the show in an Ice Warrior story called "Ice Time" by Marc Platt.

Both Sylvester McCoy and Sophie Aldred would play their characters on screen for the BBC on two occasions after "Survival" was broadcast. First in a 1990 episode of the schools and colleges series "Search Out Science" and once more in 1993, along with many other former Doctor Who actors, in the Children in Need special story "Dimensions in Time". The two actors also reprised their roles in the Big Finish Productions audio stories - commencing in the 2000 story "The Fearmonger". They also can be heard in the 2001 BBC webcast production "Death Comes to Time".

Anthony Ainley returned to play The Master for the Doctor Who: "Destiny of the Doctors" CD-ROM video game, released in 1998, and he continued to be active in Doctor Who, attending conventions and recording a commentary track for the DVD of the 1981 Fourth Doctor story "The Keeper of Traken". Anthony Ainley, unfortunately passed away, following an illness, in May 2004. A sound-clip of his voice was later used (along with one of Roger Delgado) in "Utopia".

The Master would return (played by different actors). First in the 1996 Eighth Doctor film "Doctor Who: The Movie", by Eric Roberts, and then in the revived series by Sir Derek Jacobi ("Utopia") and John Simm ("Utopia", "The Sound of Drums/Last of the Time Lords" and "The End of Time"). Geoffrey Beevers can also be heard playing The Master in two Big Finish Productions audio stories, "Dust Breeding" and "Master", which take place after "Survival" but before the "Doctor Who: The Movie".

A novelisation of this story, written by Rona Munro, was published by Target Books in October 1990, making Munro the third woman to write a Doctor Who novelisation.

In this novelisation, Derek escapes the planet but is later killed by Midge in Cheetah form, and Len and Harvey are both transported to the Cheetah Planet.

The Doctor also meets cat-like aliens in the Tenth Doctor stories "New Earth" (2006) and "Gridlock" (2007) and in Virgin Books’ The Missing Adventures novel "Invasion of the Cat-People".

Shreela Govindia (one of Ace's friends) appears in Virgin Books’ The New Adventures novel "Cat's Cradle: Warhead".

The final episode of "Survival" was broadcast on the 6th December 1989. There was no direct indication given to the public that this was to be the final regular instalment of Doctor Who. However, unlike previous season’s final episode, the final episode of Season Twenty Six featured no announcement in the closing credits that the show would return the following year. Not only did this mark the end of Doctor Who in the Eighties, but it also brought its time as an ongoing show to a close. For the time being at least…



First and Last

The Firsts:

 Anthony Ainley’s first appearance in the show since the 1986 Sixth Doctor story "The Ultimate Foe".

 The first Doctor Who story to be written by Rona Munro.


The Lasts (Subject to Future Stories):

 The last story of Season Twenty Six.

 The final transmitted Doctor Who story of the original run of the show.

 The last Doctor Who story to entirely feature Sylvester McCoy as the Seventh Doctor.

 Sophie Aldred's last story as Ace.

 The last of three loosely connected stories known as the Ace Trilogy.

 Anthony Ainley’s last Doctor Who story as The Master.

 The last Doctor Who story that was filmed at the BBC studios in London.

 The last Doctor Who story to feature the face of the current Doctor in the title sequence.

 The last Doctor Who story to be written by Rona Munro.

 The last transmitted Doctor Who story to be directed by Alan Waring.

 John Nathan-Turner's last involvement in the show as Producer.

 Andrew Cartmel's last involvement in the show as Script Editor.

 Dick Mills' last involvement in the show providing special sounds.


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The Plot

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The Doctor and Ace
The Doctor and Ace

In a quiet suburban street a man is washing his car when something unseen appears before him. He tries to run, but suddenly vanishes. Shortly afterwards the TARDIS arrives at the end of the street and The Doctor and his travelling companion Ace exit. The Doctor has brought Ace back to present day Perivale, London so that she can revisit old friends. They head for the youth club where Sergeant Paterson, who has been teaching the art of survival to a group of lads, tells them that kids from the area keep vanishing. The Doctor though is more concerned by a black cat that seems to be watching them.

The Doctor and Ace then go to Perivale High Street where The Doctor buys some cat food and cheese from a supermarket run by Len and Harvey. It is there that Ace bumps into one of her friends, Ange, who tells her that she hasn’t seen any of the others lately. Ace is worried about the unexplained disappearance of most of her old friends, but The Doctor is more preoccupied with the behaviour of a strange cat. He wanders off and opens some cat food in the street and then hides in a front garden and waits as it has become apparent to him the black cat is being controlled by a strange being in another dimension, viewing the scenes in Perivale through the cat’s eyes and choosing which humans to chase and transport.

Meanwhile Ace makes her way to a children’s play area. She finds a black cat and, after it runs off, is suddenly confronted by a humanoid Cheetah Person on horseback. Ace is chased around the play area and shouts for The Doctor. Suddenly there is a flash of light and Ace finds herself on an alien planet, where she discovers the dead body of the man seen earlier washing his car. Ace is again chased by the Cheetah Person on horseback but manages to get away with the aid of a boy, who is killed and taken by the Cheetah Person. Ace then meets her friends Shreela, Midge and Derek who are hiding out and, on learning from them that they had been transported to this alien planet and are being hunted by the Cheetahs, she becomes determined to go on the offensive.

The Doctor Shopping for Cat Food
The Doctor Shopping for Cat Food

On having heard Ace’s call for help The Doctor arrives to find the children’s play area deserted and deduces that Ace has been transported away. He returns to his bait and sees a black cat, which he pursues but is hampered by Sergeant Paterson, who chases after him in the belief that The Doctor is causing a public nuisance. When The Doctor climbs a wall to get to the cat Sergeant Paterson catches up with him and they both fall from the wall and arrive on the alien planet which has a blood-red sky. They find themselves in the middle of the Cheetah People’s camp and being herded towards a tent. The Doctor pulls back the flap of the tent to find, seated inside his arch enemy, The Master. The Master’s eyes glow yellow and he comments that The Doctor’s arrival is an unexpected pleasure.

The renegade is evidently unwell, his eyes and mouth displaying feline characteristics. The Doctor resists The Master’s attempts to goad him into running, but Sergeant Paterson is not so strong willed and is caught and tormented by the Cheetah People. The Doctor manages to grab a horse, rescue Sergeant Paterson and escape. But they soon get caught in a trap set by Ace who had intended to capture a Cheetah Person.

Visiting Perivale
Visiting Perivale

Reunited with Ace, The Doctor is determined to get everyone to a safe area beyond the Cheetah People’s camp and explains that the planet is on the point of breaking up. Warning them not to run, he starts to lead them through an area containing a number of Cheetah People. Suddenly a milkman appears, exciting the Cheetah People and panicking the humans. Everyone but The Doctor runs, and the Cheetah People attack. In the confusion Ace manages to capture a horse and she soon finds herself by a lake watching an injured Cheetah Person arrive on the other side. It collapses and Ace goes to its aid, speaking to it and bringing it water from the lake.

Meanwhile The Doctor encounters The Master by some ruined buildings. The Master explains that the Cheetah People are linked to the planet and when they fight each other, they bring it closer to destruction. He wants The Doctor to find a way out of the situation. He himself having been infected by the planet and so is gradually transforming into a cheetah person. The Doctor then leaves The Master and finds Ace. He and tells her that they need an animal whose home is Earth in order to return there. The Master overhears this and prepares a leash by stripping some skin from a dead animal. Ace confesses to The Doctor that she likes the planet and feels as if she could run forever. She is also starving hungry. They meet up with the others. Midge attacks Derek but runs off, his eyes glowing yellow, when The Doctor intervenes. Midge encounters The Master who puts him on the leash and tells him to go hunting. He vanishes, taking The Master with him.

The Doctor tells Ace and the others that they must wait until one of them succumbs to the planet’s influence and then use that person to get them home. The Cheetah Person, that Ace helped by the lake, appears which pleases Ace. However, when Ace looks back at The Doctor her eyes are glowing yellow. The Cheetah Person then asks Ace to come hunting and they run off together, a perturbed Doctor giving chase.

The Master
The Master

Ace speaks to the Cheetah Person, learning that it is called Karra. Ace also wonders why Karra called her ‘sister’. She sees her yellow-eyed reflection and realises that she must get back to The Doctor. Karra tempts her with the hunt for food, but she resists this and returns with The Doctor to the others. The Doctor explains to Ace that if she helps them to escape, she may never change back. They all link hands, and Ace transports them back to Earth. After Shreela and Derek run off, and with Sergeant Paterson refusing to acknowledge that anything out of the ordinary has happened, Ace announces that she wants to leave in the TARDIS but The Doctor insists they need to sort out The Master and Midge. They visit Midge’s home and find a slaughtered cat and a young girl, called Squeak, who shows them the direction in which The Master and Midge went. Ace’s eyes glow yellow again, and she senses that Midge is at the youth club.

The boys at the youth club have been hypnotised by The Master, and when Sergeant Paterson arrives they kill him. The Doctor and Ace catch up with them on a nearby hill. There she witnesses The Doctor and Midge confront each other in a motorbike duel, riding directly at each other at high speed. There is a massive explosion as the bikes collide. Midge dies after the crash, but the only trace that Ace can find of The Doctor is his hat. The hypnotised boys approach, but she realises that she cannot fight them – The Doctor having earlier warned her that if she does so she will be permanently transformed. In desperation she calls for help and to her surprise Karra appears on horseback and chases the boys away. But to Ace’s horror, when Karra dismounts, The Master stabs Karra with an animal tooth. The Master then leaves, passing The Doctor’s body lying in a rubbish heap. The Doctor though is still alive and, on recovering, he returns up the hill where he spots Ace crying over Karra, who has transformed into a young woman. Karra wishes Ace good hunting and then dies.

The Doctor then encounters The Master waiting for him by the TARDIS. The Master is still infected and feels the power from the planet growing in him. He grabs The Doctor and they are both transported back to the Cheetah Planet, which is visibly more unstable than before. They struggle with each other, but The Doctor realises that they must stop. The Master claims that they cannot escape and goes to deliver the fatal blow. At the last moment however The Doctor is suddenly transported back to Earth. He finds himself by the TARDIS being berated by a housewife about the noise of his shouting.

Meanwhile back on the hill Ace looks on as another Cheetah Person appears on horseback, picks up Karra’s body and then vanishes again. Then to her relief The Doctor arrives and after retrieving his hat and umbrella from Ace he tells her that the Cheetah Planet will live on inside her. They then both turn and head back towards the TARDIS and for new adventures.

 
A Cheetah Person
A Cheetah Person
Arriving on the Cheetah's Planet
Arriving on the Cheetah's Planet
Ace Helps Karra
Ace Helps Karra
The Master Changing
The Master Changing
 
Ace
Ace
"If we fight like animals…"
Ace Alone
Ace Alone
"There are worlds out there…"




Quote of the Story


 'I felt like I could run forever. Like I could smell the wind and feel the grass under my feet and just… Run forever.'

Ace



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Release Information

FormatTitleRelease Date (UK)Code NumberCover ArtRemarks
Video
VHS
SurvivalOctober 1995BBCV 5687Colin Howard
Audio
CD
The Worlds of Doctor Who1994FLMCD 715Photo-montageMusic score
Video
DVD
SurvivalApril 2007BBCDVD 1834Released as a 2-disc set
Audio
CD
The 50th Anniversary CollectionDecember 2013Photo-montageOriginal Television Soundtracks
Audio
CD
SurvivalSeptember 2017Photo-montageMusic score
Audio
LP
SurvivalSeptember 2017Photo-montageMusic score
Video
Blu-Ray
Doctor Who: The Collection - Season 26 (Limited Edition)December 2019BBCBD 0480Photo-montageBlu-Ray Limited Edition boxed set containing 4 specially restored stories
Video
Blu-Ray
Doctor Who: The Collection - Season 26 (Standard Edition)January 2022BBCBD 0552Photo-montageBlu-Ray Standard Edition boxed set containing 4 specially restored stories


In Print

FormatTitleRelease Date (UK)PublisherAuthorCover ArtRemarks
Novel
Novel
SurvivalOctober 1990Target No. 150Rona MunroAlister PearsonISBN: 0-426-20352-6
CD
CD
SurvivalSeptember 2017Target No. 150Rona MunroAlister PearsonAudio version of the Target Novel read by Lisa Bowerman.
Doctor Who CMS Magazine (In Vision)Issue 104 (Released: September 2002)
Doctor Who Magazine - PreviewIssue 154 (Released: November 1989)
Doctor Who Magazine - ArticleIssue 160 (Released: May 1990)
Doctor Who Magazine - ArticleIssue 231 (Released: October 1995)
Doctor Who Magazine - Time TeamIssue 414 (Released: November 2009)
Doctor Who Magazine Special - Article/Feature1994 Summer Special (Released: 1994)
Doctor Who DVD FilesVolume 51 (Released: December 2010)

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The 50th Anniversary Collection Cover

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Doctor Who CMS Magazine (In Vision): Issue 104

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Doctor Who Magazine - Preview: Issue 154
Doctor Who Magazine - Preview: Issue 154

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Doctor Who Magazine - Article: Issue 160
Doctor Who Magazine - Article: Issue 160

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Doctor Who Magazine - Article: Issue 231
Doctor Who Magazine - Article: Issue 231

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Doctor Who Magazine - Time Team: Issue 414
Doctor Who Magazine - Time Team: Issue 414

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Doctor Who Magazine Special - Article/Feature: 1994 Summer Special
Doctor Who Magazine Special - Article/Feature: 1994 Summer Special

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Doctor Who DVD Files: Volume 51
Doctor Who DVD Files: Volume 51

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