Great news: BBC Worldwide today confirmed the DVD releases in the UK of Genesis of the Daleks starring Tom Baker and Inferno starring Jon Pertwee. "Genesis" is listed by the official Doctor Who website as being due out 10 April, though some retailers are suggesting 27 March, while "Inferno" is due out 29 May. No R1 dates announced, but with Genesis being one of the most popular stories EVER, I can't imagine the R1 release will be that far behind. Restoration Team "Genesis" article Restoration Team "Inferno" article GENESIS EXTRAS * The commentary for this story features actors Tom Baker, Elisabeth Sladen and Peter Miles, with the story's director David Maloney. * With six episodes taking up all of disc 1, the Special Features are on a disc of their own. Initially it was planned that the 90-minute compilation version from 1975 would be included unrestored, but the documentary features ran so long that it was necessary to drop this! * Genesis of a Classic is an affectionate 62-minute look at the making of the story. Produced by Ian Levine and edited by Adi Denney, this documentary features interviews with many of the major cast and crew members who were involved in the creation of this much-loved story. Interviewees include executive producer Barry Letts, producer Philip Hinchcliffe, outgoing script editor Terrance Dicks, director David Maloney, actors Tom Baker, Elisabeth Sladen, Peter Miles, Guy Siner, James Garbutt, Dennis Chinnery and the late Michael Wisher, sound-effects guru Dick Mills, Dalek voice artist Roy Skelton, Dalek operators Cy Town and John Scott Martin, lighting director Duncan Brown, visual effects designer Peter Day, and makeup artist Sylvia James. * The Dalek Tapes is a 53-minute documentary from John Kelly, which looks at the history of the Daleks and covers all of their appearances in the 'classic series'. It includes many rare Dalek-related clips from other programmes, including Blue Peter and Vision-On and is narrated by Terry Molloy, the actor who portrayed Davros in the later stories. Interviewees include actors Anneke Wills and Terry Molloy, producer Philip Hinchcliffe, directors Richard Martin, Timothy Combe, David Maloney, Ken Grieve and Graeme Harper, writers and script editors Terrance Dicks and Eric Saward, designer Derek Dodd, Dalek operator Cy Town, film critic Kim Newman, voice artists Royce Mills, Roy Skelton and Nicholas Briggs, visual effects designer Peter Day, and fan viewers Andrew Beech and Ian McLachlan. * From the ever-bountiful Blue Peter archive comes a seven-minute item featuring a young viewer's Doctor Who models. This item was shown during the original transmission of 'Genesis' and includes several shots of the Blue Peter team being inserted into the model sets by the magic of colour separation overlay! * A six-minute continuities compilation includes continuity voice-over and in-vision items from some of the original and repeat transmissions of this story on the BBC. * As always, a full photo gallery is included as well as a subtitle production text commentary. PDF versions of the 1976 Doctor Who Annual and the Radio Times billings for the original transmission are included for PC and Mac users. INFERNO EXTRAS * The commentary for this story features script editor Terrance Dicks, producer (and director on some of this story) Barry Letts, Nicholas Courtney (The Brigadier) and John Levene (Sgt. Benton). John Levene was recorded solo-mic on episodes two and five some months earlier than the commentary for the other five episodes, to take advantage of a rare visit to the UK from his home in Hollywood. * Can You Hear the Earth Scream? is a 35 minute documentary produced by Steve Broster, looking at the making of Inferno. It features interviews with Barry Letts, Terrance Dicks, actors Caroline John, Nicholas Courtney, John Levene, Ian Fairbairn and actor/stunt arranger Derek Ware. * The UNIT Family - part one is a 36 minute documentary also from Steve Broster, looking at the first half of the 'UNIT family' that characterised the Third Doctor's Earth-bound stories. Featuring interviews with Barry Letts, Terrance Dicks, UNIT creator Derrick Sherwin, and actors Nicholas Courtney, John Levene, Caroline John and actor/stunt arranger Derek Ware, the documentary is an affectionate look at Pertwee's first season through the eyes of those people most intimately involved in creating the 'family'. * Visual Effects Promo Film is an excerpt from an early attempt to 'sell' the experience and facilities of the BBC Visual Effects Department to new clients. This short film features model effects filming from the Doctor Who stories 'The Ambassadors of Death' and 'Inferno', a watertank sketch from 'Not Only But Also' featuring Marty Feldman, and model filming for 'Out of the Unknown' and the explosive finale of the missing 'Doomwatch' episode, 'Survival Code'. * The Pertwee Years Intro is a short introduction to the story's final episode from Jon Pertwee, originally presented as part of BBC Video's 'The Pertwee Years' VHS release. * The 1971 Doctor Who Annual and clippings from the Radio Times are included as PDF files for PC and Mac users. * As always, a Photo Gallery and Subtitle Production Notes round off this release.