Originally broadcast in four weekly parts from 11th March to 1st April 1967, and starring Patrick Troughton, Anneke Wills, Michael Craze and Frazer Hines, no full episodes of this serial are known to have survived on film. Fortunately for fans, a complete audio recording of all four parts still exists. Now, 52 years later, the four episodes will be brought back to life through the power of animation in both colour and the original black and white.
The BBC are making this available for download and on both DVD and Blu-Ray from the 25th March 2019. In other words, “Any day now!” I hope the digital version comes with all of the extras, as that’ll be my preferred choice.
I wish more of both William Hartnell and Patrick Troughton’s original stories existed on film but by going through the process of animating over the four episode serial, atop of recorded audio, its the best chance we’ll have to see it.