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The Ark: Movie Version
Broadcast: Sunday 29th July 2001
12:00am-1:30am EDT (04:00 GMT) < > « »
MPT Maryland
Featuring: William Hartnell, Jackie Lane, Peter Purves, Eric Elliott, Inigo Jackson

Arriving in the future on a spaceship carrying the remains of the Earth's population, the Doctor, Steven and Dodo are accused of bringing the plague when Dodo's cold turns deadly.

Synopsis Source: Doctor Who Guide
Broadcast Source: TWIDW

Report from the This Week in Doctor Who Archive:

Friday 27th July 2001:
MPT Maryland 22,28,31,36,62,67
Late Sat Mid EDT The Ark movie (The Steel Sky, The Plague, The Return, The Bomb)
It's a shame that new Doctor Who material was not allowed to come to US television for years. The sound and picture on the US prints of The Ark are pretty bad, while the version cleaned up for video looks and sounds beautiful. Until someone decides to send it to the syndicators, you're left with this blurry version. The 1st Doctor, Steven, and new companion Dodo stumble across a ship where the descendants of humanity are journeying to a new world to call home. This is the story of the people on that ship, and their 700 year voyage to the planet Refusis.