Doctor Who: The Ribos Operation
Country of Origin: United Kingdom
Production year: 1978
Director: George Spenton-Foster
Rating: NR(Television)
UPC [Locale]: 794051-133625
Running time: 1:39 (99 Min.)
Casetype: Keep Case
Format: NTSC, 1.33:1, Full Frame
DVD-Format: Single-Sided, Double-Layered
Released: October 01, 2002
Collection type: Owned (#1631)
Status: Available
Purchase date: May 30, 2005
Purchase price: Hidden
Review (movie): 8 / 10
Review (video): 9 / 10
Overview
Having left Leela on Gallifrey, the Doctor and K9 Mark II don't remain footloose for long. The TARDIS is soon intercepted by the White Guardian.

The White Guardian sets the Doctor on an urgent mission to locate the six segments of the Key to Time, which are well disguised and hidden in odd corners of time and space. Once assembled, the Key will allow the White Guardian to restore balance to a universe descending into evil and chaos.

To assist the Doctor the White Guardian has appointed Romana, fresh out of the Time Lord Academy and none too well traveled. Despite an initial bout of "negative empathy," the Doctor and Romana trace the first segment's signal to Ribos, a remote, backward planet that suffers from 32-year winters. There, they are surprised to meet other interplanetary travelers, who include two conmen, Garron and Unstoffe, and the Graff Vynda-K, a warlord in the market for an inexpensive planet.
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Television
Science-Fiction
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Studios
Production Studios:
 • BBC
Media Companies:
 • Warner Home Video
 • BBC Video
Audio format
English  Dolby Digital Mono
Commentary  Dolby Digital 2-Channel Stereo
Subtitles
Commentary
English
Trivia
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Discs
# Description A B DS DL A DL B
1Main Feature
Features
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 • Commentary
 • Gallery
 • Production Notes/Bios
Crew
Direction
George Spenton-Foster....Director
Writing
Robert Holmes....Writer
Production
Graham Williams....Producer
Music
Ron Grainer....Composer
Dudley Simpson....Composer
Sound
Richard Chubb....Sound
Art
Ken Ledsham....Production Designer
Cast
 Part One
Tom Baker....Doctor Who
Mary Tamm....Romana
Cyril Luckham....The Guardian
Iain Cuthbertson....Garron
Nigel Plaskitt....Unstoffe
Paul Seed....Graff Vynda-K
Robert Keegan....Sholakh
Prentis Hancock....Captain
Oliver Maguire....Shrieve
John Hamill....Shrieve
John Leeson....Voice of K9 (voice)
 Part Two
Tom Baker....Doctor Who
Mary Tamm....Romana
Iain Cuthbertson....Garron
Nigel Plaskitt....Unstoffe
Paul Seed....Graff Vynda-K
Robert Keegan....Sholakh
Prentis Hancock....Captain
Oliver Maguire....Shrieve
John Hamill....Shrieve
 Part Three
Tom Baker....Doctor Who
Mary Tamm....Romana
Iain Cuthbertson....Garron
Nigel Plaskitt....Unstoffe
Paul Seed....Graff Vynda-K
Robert Keegan....Sholakh
Timothy Bateson....Binro
Ann Tirard....The Seeker
Prentis Hancock....Captain
Oliver Maguire....Shrieve
John Leeson....Voice of K9 (voice)
 Part Four
Tom Baker....Doctor Who
Mary Tamm....Romana
Iain Cuthbertson....Garron
Nigel Plaskitt....Unstoffe
Paul Seed....Graff Vynda-K
Robert Keegan....Sholakh
Timothy Bateson....Binro
Ann Tirard....The Seeker
Prentis Hancock....Captain
Oliver Maguire....Shrieve
John Leeson....Voice of K9 (voice)