Doctor Who spin-off coming to DVD

Back in 1995, The Web of fear was still a missing episode that many had given up hope of ever seeing. But, a production company called Reeltime Pictures released an unofficial spin-off/sequel, which starred Elizabeth Sladen as Sarah Jane Smith, Deborah Watling as Victoria Waterfield, Jack Watling as Professor Travers and fan favourite Nicholas Courtney as Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart.

As the 70-minute movie was not a BBC production it was forbidden from referencing the Doctor.

Here is the official synopsis for the DVD:

We follow The Brigadier and Sarah Jane Smith of UNIT who investigate New World University; a sinister school run by old enemies Victoria Waterfield and Professor Travers. The technology obsessed University holds a gateway to Earth made by classic foe the ‘Great Intelligence.’

Fighting alone this time – without their famous time-travelling scientific advisor – The Brigadier and Sarah Jane are hard pressed to decide who is friend or foe as they search for a missing Locus, which binds the Intelligence’s power. The battle is broadened when the Brigadier’s own family is threatened and UNIT faces a powerful new breed of Yeti!”

Downtime is released on DVD on Monday 16 November.