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Ace Adventures
Ace Adventures DVD

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Number of DVDs 2
DVD Number BBCDVD3387
Certification PG
Duration 147 minutes

Synopsis

Dragonfire

Dragonfire cover

Iceworld. An intergalactic trading post, ruled by the power-hungry Kane. Now his dream of total power is near to realisation with his acquisation of a band of mercenaries from the infamous Glitz in part payment of his debts. For “Cryosleep” will render the men utterly in his power. Meanwhile, Glitz still owes the balance of the debt and looks to Iceworld’s mythical dragon and the Dragonfire – the treasure it reputedly guards – to solve his problems at last. Intrigued by the legend of the Dragonfire, the Doctor, Mel and young Earth girl, Ace, accompany Glitz – unaware that They are being followed by Kane’s mercenaries.

For the psychotic ruler believes that with the Dragonfire in his possession he can avenge the rulers of his home-planet who banished his long-dead partner 3,000 years ago. And so it seems that beneath Iceworld’s superficial civility lies a frozen core of corruption and the Doctor has embarked on something far more sinister than a mere treasure hunt

Episode entry

The Happiness Patrol

The Happiness Patrol cover

The Doctor has heard stories of strange and sinister goings-on on Earth colony Terra Alpha. Citizens have disappeared without trace, and strange creatures lurk in the pipes and sewers under the capital city. Believing it is high time someone got to the bottom of the mystery, the Doctor declares to his young companion Ace that tonight will be the night… He discovers that Terra Alpha is ruled by the tyrannical Helen A, a dictator who requires her subjects to be happy… or die. Her roving death squads – the Happiness Patrol – are empowered to kill on sight anyone displaying signs of sadness, gloom or melancholy. However, it is not just the sadistic Happiness Patrol that The Doctor and Ace must contend with. Before they can discover the dark secret of Helen A’s regime, they must face the fearsome bloodlust of her savage pet, Fifi, and the lethal surprises cooked up by her chief executioner – and confectioner supreme – the Kandy Man.

Episode entry

Special Features

Dragonfire

  • Commentary by Sophie Aldred (Ace), Edward Peel (Kane), Writer Ian Briggs, Script Editor Andrew Cartmel, Composer Dominic Glynn and Director Chris Clough, Moderated by Mark Ayres
  • ‘Danny Bang‘ – ew Series Special Effects Supervisor Danny Hargreaves looks At The show’s effects then and now (12 mins)
  • ‘The Doctor’s Strange Love’ – Comedian Josie Long and Writers Joe Lidster and Simon Guerrier analyze the story (15 mins)
  • Deleted / extended scenes
  • Trivia subtitles
  • Video & audio restoration
  • Coming Soon Trailer
  • Radio Times Billings (PDF)
  • Making-of documentary
  • Photo gallery

The Happiness Patrol

  • Commentary by Sophie Aldred (Ace), Writer Graeme Curry, Script Editor Andrew Cartmel, Composer Dominic Glynn and Director Chris Clough, Moderated by Toby Hadoke
  • ‘Happiness Will Prevail’ Making Of with cast and crew (23 mins)
  • ‘When Worlds Collide’ analyzing the story’s political ideologies (46 mins)
  • “Ace” wishes Blue Peter Happy Birthday (archive clip)
  • Isolated score
  • Deleted / extended scenes
  • Trivia subtitles
  • Video & audio restoration
  • Coming Soon Trailer
  • Radio Times Billings (PDF)
  • Making-of documentary
  • Photo gallery

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Reference

Sylvester McCoy page | Ace page | Mel page | Glitz page | Kane page | BBC DVD Index page | Go back home

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