When a damaged spaceship containing beautiful humanoid creatures called Axons lands on Earth the Doctor Jo and UNIT are sent to investigate. In return for their help the Axons offer the gift of Axonite which would end world famine. It all appears too good to be true - so what secrets are the Axons hiding on board their ship? And why is the Doctor's old enemy the Master involved?
4 x 25 mins approx colour episodes with mono audio.
Commentary with actors Katy Manning and Richard Franklin, producer Barry Letts.
Deleted and Extended Scenes (dur. 26' 58) - the original edited-but-annotated version of the studio recording which is included on this new release in its entirety. Option to view with text commentary.
Axon Stations! (dur. 26' 39") - cast and crew look back at the making of the story. With actors Katy Manning, Paul Grist, Bernard Holley and Derek Ware, director Michael Ferguson, co-writer Bob Baker, script editor Terrance Dicks.
Now & Then (dur. 6' 35") - A look at the locations used in 'The Claws of Axos', contrasting how they appeared in 1971 with how they are now. Narrated by Katy Manning.
Directing Who (dur. 14' 44") - director Michael Ferguson recalls his work on 'The Claws of Axos'.
Studio Recording (dur. 72' 50" ) - the entirety of the earliest surviving Doctor Who studio recording, presented "as is", complete with studio chatter, recording breaks and VT run-ups.
Living with Levene (dur. 35' 09") - comedian Toby Hadoke spends a weekend in the company of the enigmatic John Levene, the actor who brought the character of Sgt Benton to life and the man who might have been James Bond. Can Toby break through the bluster and eccentricity to discover the real John Levene? Join him for an unforgettable weekend in John's hometown of Salisbury, meeting John's friends, family and the odd bemused passer-by, all polished-off with a round of golf...