The Rescue/The Romans DVD

I admit that I might not be typical, but until the DVD range appeared I experienced the Hartnell era of Doctor Who through a series of filters.  Firstly, the alternative universe of Target novelisations and pre-Pixley Doctor Who Weekly/Monthly archives, then via booze-fuelled drinking games in front of UK Gold (usually a series of elaborate bets – if you make it past A Race Against Death you get the dregs of the Diamond White – that kind of thing) and intermittently through bad VHS transfers that seemed designed to repel all but the very strongest or most masochistic.  So it’s been a particular pleasure to encounter Hartnell’s stories again without any interference aside from my ageing brain.  They haven’t all been great,…