Recovered and restored, Doctor Who: The Enemy of the World is classic Doctor Who adventure from 1967 starring the Second Doctor, Patrick Troughton. With brand new bonus features and audio commentry from the cast and crew, the six part story will be released on DVD on 19th March 2018 by BBC Worldwide.
The TARDIS lands on an Australian beach in the 21st century. But this is no seaside holiday – within minutes, the Doctor, Jamie and Victoria are under attack. They soon discover that the Doctor bears a startling resemblance to Leader Salamander, a would-be dictator intent on world domination. Before long, the Doctor and his companions are plunged into a dangerous game of intrigue and deceit as they face off against the enemy of the world…
Even though all episodes were restored in 2013 for the previous DVD release, Peter Crocker from the Restoration Team is using advances in technology since then to go over each one with a fine tooth comb to ensure they are now presented in the best possible quality for this special edition.
The DVD release also includes three bonus features. In “Treasures Lost and Found” Toby Hadoke embarks on an exciting treasure hunt to find out all he can about the production. Along the way he interviews some of the cast and crew including Frazer Hines, Mary Peach and David Troughton, who made his first TV appearance in this serial as an extra.
“Recovering the Past – The Search for The Enemy of the World” is a brand new interview with the episode hunter Philip Morris, as he explains how he tracked down the last surviving film copy of the serial to a dusty room in the African desert. And in “Remembering Deborah Watling”, family, friends and colleagues pay tribute to Debbie Watling who played Victoria Waterfield, companion to Patrick Troughton’s Second Doctor.
This new DVD release also includes audio commentaries on all six episodes, with contributions from Frazer Hines, Mary Peach, Gordon Faith, Milton Johns and Sylvia James. along with production subtitles, a photo gallery and scripts of all six episodes.
Doctor Who: The Enemy of the World will be available from Amazon.co.uk and other leading retailers on 19th March 2018.