Planet of Fire

Planet of Fire was the fifth story of Season 21. It was four episodes long and first broadcast in the UK from 23 February to 2 March 1984. The story was written by Peter Grimwade and directed by Fiona Cumming. It starred Peter Davison (the Doctor), Mark Strickson (Turlough) and Nicola Bryant (Peri). The guest cast included Peter Wyngarde (Timanov), Anthony Ainley (the Master), Edward Highmore (Malkon), James Bate (Amyand) and Barbara Shelley (Sorasta).

Screenshots from Planet of Fire Part One displaying production information subtitles 
I was approached to write the production information text in March 2008. This was my first commission for the DVD range. A couple of months later while, on holiday in the UK (I live in New Zealand), I visited the BBC’s Written Archives Centre at Caversham in Reading and spent the best part of a day reading through the production documentation. Returning to New Zealand in June I began work on assembling my research notes into a set of subtitle scripts, and delivered the finished work in October 2008.

Excerpt from the production information subtitle script for Planet of Fire Part One
The DVD of Planet of Fire was supposed to have come out around mid-2009, but was delayed by an entire year and was finally released in June 2010. It was issued in the Kamelion Tales boxed set, packaged with The King’s Demons.

Follow the links below to see more about other stories I worked on (listed in order of DVD release).
The Caves of Androzani
Resurrection of the Daleks
The Awakening
Vengeance on Varos
Scream of the Shalka

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