BBC Studios have announced the new Doctor Who: Evil of the Daleks animation starring Patrick Troughton as the Doctor and have revealed artwork alongside a sneak peak of what’s included in the release.
The announcement lands on the 53rd anniversary in which the last episode of the original version was aired. The new animated release will be available on DVD, Blu-ray and a Limited Edition Blu-ray Steelbook from 27th September 2021.
Pre-orders are available now from HMV, Amazon, Zavvi and Rarewaves.
The Evil of the Daleks is the mostly-missing ninth and final serial of the fourth season of the Doctor Who, which originally aired in seven weekly parts from 20th May to 1st July 1967.
The Doctor (Patrick Troughton) stars alongside his travel companion Jamie (Frazer Hines) in this recreation in which the TARDIS has been stolen. The story unfolds as the Doctor and Jamie set out to find the missing time machine, bringing them face to face with a very old enemy – the Daleks, who have a new masterplan to conquer the universe. The Daleks force the Doctor to help them on their quest to ‘humanise’ themselves into deadlier living weapons. This particular story is notable for introducing the Doctor’s new companion Victoria Waterfield (Deborah Watling), first seen in the surviving second episode, and also for presenting the Dalek Emperor.
Following the success of the existing animations, The Evil of the Daleks fills another gap in the missing Doctor Who content lost in the purge of the BBC archive soon after the programme’s original transmission. However, audio-only recordings of all seven episodes have survived and have been used here to create a brand new fully animated presentation of this lost classic, featuring the original surviving second episode.
The three disc release gives fans the opportunity to enjoy The Evil of the Daleks, available in either colour or black and white.
AnneMarie Walsh, Director of the 2021 production said “It’s been a privilege to work on this fantastic story with such a brilliant team – thanks to the fans for supporting our work, I hope you all enjoy watching it as much as we enjoyed making it!”
DOCTOR WHO: THE EVIL OF THE DALEKS
Written by David Whitaker | Directed by AnneMarie Walsh (2021 Production) | Directed by Derek Martinus (1967 Production) | Produced by Paul Hembury (2021 Production) | Produced by Innes Lloyd (1967 Production)
Starring Patrick Troughton, Frazer Hines, Marius Goring, John Bailey, Deborah Watling, Brigit Forsyth, Gary Watson, Jo Rowbottom, Windsor Davies and Sonny Caldinez
The release will include:
• Remastered Surviving Original Episode 2
• Telesnap Reconstructions – 6 episodes
• Audio Commentaries
• Audiobook, with recorded commentary by Tom Baker
• Making Of
• Photo Gallery
Pre-order: HMV, Amazon, Zavvi, Rarewaves