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  • Actors: William Hartnell, Maureen O'Brien, Peter Purves
  • Directors: Douglas Camfield
  • Format: PAL
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: English
  • Subtitles For The Hearing Impaired: English
  • Region: Region 2 (This DVD may not be viewable outside Europe. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Classification: PG
  • Studio: 2 Entertain Video
  • DVD Release Date: 4 Feb. 2008
  • Run Time: 98 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (45 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B0010S3PUS
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 8,077 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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Four episodes of the classic sci-fi series starring the first Doctor, William Hartnell. Episodes comprise: 'The Watcher', 'The Meddling Monk', 'A Battle of Wits' and 'Checkmate'.

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One of the most popular adventures from the William Hartnell era of Doctor Who, The Time Meddler pits the Time Lord against Carry On star Peter Butterworth in an entertaining, well-written adventure.

Set in England back in 1066, on the eve of the Battle of Hastings, The Time Meddler sees the Doctor drawn to a monastery where a single monk resides. So how come the singing of the monks can be heard from far away? And what’s the reasoning behind the modern utensils he discovers? All paths lead to the aforementioned Butterworth, whose character’s backstory adds a nice twist to the story.

The Time Meddler throws in the backstory of Jamie discovering the world of time travel for the first time, but it’s the sparring between Hartnell and Butterworth that provides the sparks. And while it’s not a perfect adventure, The Time Meddler is very entertaining, and a nice slice of classic Doctor Who.

Poignantly, the late Verity Lambert joins an intelligent, interesting commentary track in the highlight of the disc’s extras. The Time Meddler was the last Doctor Who story she produced, and her contribution to the supplementary features package is both interesting and a fitting tribute to her work. It also helps make a very strong release for fans of classic Doctor Who. --Simon Brew

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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful By The Real M.B.E. Of Tooting on 31 Dec. 2011
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1965's The Time Meddler is a strange addition to the Hartnell era, its neither here nor there, a mixture between historical fact and futuristic humour. By the end of the second production block, the producers were keen to inject new life in to Doctor Who, Dennis Spooner, since taking up the reign as script editor was keen to experiment with the programme and so we have The Time Meddler, a story that would not be misplaced in the late Jon Pertwee era next to the Time Warrior. In fact, the similarities between these two serials is quite something. We have an alien {Peter Butterworth's "Monk"}, a historical setting {1066} and the Doctor {Billy} trying to end the tampering with time. I have always felt that "The Time Warrior" was a sequel or remake of this story as they are very similar. Nevertheless the two stories are classics {well in my opinion anyway} and they certainly deserve recognition for daring to step out of the norm.

The Time Meddler is short, at 4 episodes, instead of the usual 6 it is not the standard length of any pre season 3 adventure, its length is a good thing mainly because there is not enough going on to keep it alive after the 4 episodes, if it was a 6 parter then I would have knocked it down to 4 stars. I have never been a fan of the 6 parters, they always drag in the middle {Reign of Terror} and you can lose track of the real plot. However, as stated above this story is a nice 100 min breeze and keeps my attention all the way through.

There is great casting in this story by director Douglas Camfield, Doctor Who's greatest director, here we have great comedian Peter Butterworth and familiar face Alethea Charlton {who appered in the first ever serial}.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Tim Bradley on 17 July 2014
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`The Time Meddler' is a story I'm very fond of from the William Hartnell days!

This four-part story was the finale to season 2 of `Doctor Who'. At that point, change was in the air for `Doctor Who'. Ian and Barbara had left the series in the previous story 'The Chase' and producer Verity Lambert and script editor Dennis Spooner had decided to leave the series. New companion Steven Taylor played by Peter Purves had arrived and new producer John Wiles and script editor Donald Tosh were coming in. This would be Verity Lambert's last story to produce `Doctor Who'. But more importantly, this story would introduce a hint of something of the Doctor's past, as we meet the Meddling Monk who is also a member of the Doctor's own race. This is probably the first pseudo-historical adventure before `The Time Warrior' came along.

This is an historical tale for the Doctor and his companions Vicki and Steven. The TARDIS arrives during the Saxon era of Earth history. The year is 1066. It is before William the Conqueror invades England and the Battle of Hastings takes place. But the Doctor discovers something's not right as there's a Meddling Monk who lives in a monastery and is trying to draw the attention of the vicious Vikings to invade. The Monk wants to change the course of history by altering the outcome of the Battle of Hastings. The Doctor is determined to stop the Monk from interfering with human history whilst the Viking invasion takes place...

I like this story as it's witty wonderfully written by Dennis Spooner. It's a story about the Doctor and his friends coming to period of Earth's history and discover someone's meddling with events between the Saxons and the Vikings.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Alex Lyon on 25 Nov. 2013
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You can tell someone has been messing about with time - there's a fake Viking helmet in 1066, and you can tell it's fake cos it's got horns on it, that the Victorians added, but real Vikings never had; you'd think the Dr would have spotted that long before the other anachronisms that the naughty Monk has been leaving lying around the abbey.

It is fun this; an important quality if you're going to send up history. Peter Butterworth gets on admirably well with William Hartnell, and they are very funny together.

There's stock footage for the Viking longships, and the Viking/Saxon conflict is suitably violent and hairy. This is clearly an C11 runaround, but none the worse for that - and a very good introduction to the idea that the Dr's own people are out there, and not all of them are above the most condemnable chicanery.
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'The Time Meddler' is a thoroughly enjoyable story which features an amusing and imaginative plot, a great villain and a fabulous TARDIS crew.

At the centre of the story is a fabulous comic performance from Peter Butterworth as the Monk. The Monk, like the Doctor, is a Time Lord, but he likes to travel through time changing history seemingly just for his own amusement. The Doctor finds this deplorable. Refreshingly the Monk is not portrayed as evil and he doesn't want to conquer the universe, he just wants to have a bit of fun. William Hartnell is also on splendid form here and he and Butterworth work brilliantly together, the Doctor and the Monk's interaction is the best aspect of the story.

The story is set in 1066 England and like a lot of early Doctor Who it tries to educate the viewer about history. The events of the Battles of Stamford Bridge and Hastings are explained. It also gives a small indication of what life was like in 1066 England. The story is slow paced like a lot of Hartnell era stories but this isn't necessarily a bad thing, the more relaxed pace can be a nice change from the frenetic pace of some stories later in the show's run.

Anachronisms are used to good effect in this story, with the Monk using a gramophone, frying pan, spatula and futuristic weaponry among other things. The Monk mentioning Penicillin and blood transfusions to the befuddled 11th century English raises a laugh. There are also amusing references made to the previous instances in which the Monk has interfered with time, such as helping the ancient Britons build Stonehenge.
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