Doctor Who Spin-off to get DVD release

The Doctor Who spin-off  ‘Wartime‘ is to be released on DVD.


Wartime is the title of a short science fiction film, produced direct-to-video in 1987. It was the first professionally produced, authorised independent spin-off of the long-running TV series Doctor Who, and the only such production to be made while the originating TV series was still on the air (it ended in 1989).

The series was originally produced by the independent Reeltime Pictures company – this DVD is being released by Koch Media.

Produced and directed by Keith Barnfather and written by Andy Lane and Helen Stirling, Wartime followed the adventures of Warrant Officer John Benton of the United Nations Intelligence Taskforce a.k.a. UNIT. During a mission for UNIT leader Brigadier Alistair Lethbridge-Stewart, Benton visits his childhood home where ghosts of the past rise up to haunt him. John Levene, who played Benton on Doctor Who off-and-on between 1968 and 1975, reprised the role for the film.

This set titled ‘Wartime Chronicles‘ will feature remastered versions of:

  • Wartime;


  • ReUNITed – a history of UNIT;




  • Jon Pertwee & UNIT Live on Stage – a convention panel featuring third Doctor Jon Pertwee and the UNIT team.


Koch Media recently released Doctor Who spinoff’s Mindgame Saga (1997 & 1999), Downtime (1995) which is a sequel to the Second Doctor serials The Abominable Snowmen (1967) and The Web of Fear (1968) and Dæmos Rising (2004) which is a sequel to the Third Doctor serial The Dæmons (1971) and Downtime.

Pre order Wartime Chronicles here !!!!

Check out our interview with Sophie Aldred (Mindgame Saga) here 🙂

2 thoughts on “Doctor Who Spin-off to get DVD release

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.