2 | Entertain continue their viewer friendly policy of releasing the Doctor Who vanilla releases soon after their BBC One premiere.
This volume two of the second series releases contains the second, third and fourth episodes.
From the pen of Russell T. Davies comes Tooth and Claw, a claustrophobic story which, despite the very modern kung-fu monk opening, is at its heart a very traditional ‘base under siege’ Doctor Who tale which sees the Doctor and Rose battle to save Queen Victoria from the fangs of a werewolf.
The jewel of the set for many older fans will be Toby Whithouse’s nostalgia filled School Reunion which finally returns Elisabeth Sladen to our screens as Sarah-Jane Smith and gives K9 possibly his best outing to date.
Rounding off the set is Steven Moffat’s atmospheric and chilling The Girl in the Fireplace with those oh-so splendid clockwork men and beautiful period setting.
With the episodes so recently broadcast it’s perhaps not necessary to review each in depth however watching the episodes in rapid succession highlights the extraordinary range of the series. That said, despite differences in setting and tone each story is infused with the emotional undercurrent which has become the show’s signature and from which much of its success stems.
Each episode on the DVD is fully subtitled for the hard of hearing and broken down into 12 chapter points for scene selection making it easy to skip to your favourite moment.
Doctor Who: Series 2 Volume 2 is released on June 5th with an RRP of