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Cover date: 5 October 2011
Format: 20 detachable-paged partwork
Editor: Claire Lister
Publisher: GE Fabbri Ltd
DVD included: The Androids of Tara

The seventy-second issue of the Doctor Who DVD Files - "The Ultimate Build-up Doctor Who Encyclopaedia" had a cover date of 5 October 2011.

Contents Edit

Collectable loose leaf pages divided into 7 categories that could be filed accordingly.

Tommy Connolly
Meet the young boy who helped the Tenth Doctor overcome the Wire.
Lance Bennett
It's a good thing that Donna left this bad guy at the alter!
The old folk of Leadworth may not be as innocent as they look ...
Seventh Dimension
Part two of our exclusive interview with ex-Doctor, Sylvester McCoy!
K9 Mark ll
Get the inside knowledge on how the Doctor's robotic dog works.
The Androids of Tara
It's a case of mistaken robotic identity for Romana in this adventure
Learn all about the shark-infested skies of this fog-bound planet.
Find out more about the planet and its robotic population.
World at War
Read about the Doctor's exploits during World War Two.

DVD Release (with cover blurb) Edit

Each issue came with a DVD release.
Reversible DVD sleeves enabled the collector to display one of two designs featuring either the Doctor and his enemies or his companions.
"I've got better things to do than meddle in the politics of your piffling little planet!"
Searching for the fourth segment of the Key to Time, the Fourth Doctor, Romana and K9 arrive on the seemingly peaceful planet of Tara. While the Doctor takes a day off to indulge in a spot of fishing, Romana gets herself captured by Count Grendel of Gracht, a local villain who plans to seize the throne of Tara. Why does the woman in the dungeon look like Romana? Will Prince Reynart make it through his coronation alive? And who exactly is George?

Notable Information Edit

  • The Androids of Tara is a sci-fi spin on Anthony Hope's 1894 classic novel The Prisoner of Zenda.
  • Ember was a planet in the Horsehead Nebula with an exceptionally strong and unusual magnetic pull - and a danger to passing space traffic. The key to power on the colony planet in the 44th century lay with Kazran Sardick not its president.
  • Actor Rory Jennings who played Tommy Connolly was living with his nan at the time in real life!
  • On the human colony planet of Tara nine-tenths of the population were wiped out by a devastating plague leading to a dependence on androids because of the massive shortage in labour.

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