The Enemy of the World – Special Edition
The BBC has announced that they are releasing a recovered and restored classic Doctor Who adventure as a Special Edition DVD, Doctor Who: The Enemy of the World.
The Enemy of the World was first transmitted between Saturday 23rd December 1967 and Saturday 27th January 1968. Five episodes were lost from the BBC Archives for 45 years before being discovered at a TV relay station in the city of Jos in Nigeria by Philip Morris and returned to the BBC.
A standard DVD of the story was released in early 2014. The Special Edition version has been remastered and has a number of extra features.
- Remastered episodes.
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.
- Treasures Lost and Found – produced by Ed Stradling.
With so much information now available about every Doctor Who serial, it’s not easy to learn anything new, so Toby Hadoke embarks on an exciting treasure hunt to find out all he can about the production. Along the way he’ll interview 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” – produced by Paul Vanezis.
A brand new interview with the episode hunter Philip Morris, we hear how he tracked down the last surviving film copy of the serial to a dusty room in the African desert.
- Remembering Deborah Watling – produced by Cameron McEwan.
Family, friends and colleagues pay tribute to Debbie Watling who played Victoria Waterfield, companion to Patrick Troughton’s doctor.
- Audio commentaries on all six episodes produced by John Kelly.
Contributors include Frazer Hines, Mary Peach, Gordon Faith, Milton Johns and Sylvia James. Moderator is Simon Harries.
- Production subtitles on all six episodes written by Martin Wiggins.
- Photo gallery produced by Derek Handley.
- Scripts of all six episodes as PDFs.
The DVD will be released on 19th March and is available to pre-order on Amazon
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