The BBC has announced that it has taken another step towards recreating the remainder of its ‘lost’ Doctor Who content with a brand-new animated version of The Evil of the Daleks, the mostly-missing final serial from the fourth season of the show’s original run and featuring Patrick Troughton’s Second Doctor.
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.
The recreation uses audio-only recordings of all seven episodes along with the surviving second episode to create a brand new animated presentation of the serial, available in both colour and black and white. The three-disc release includes:
- Remastered Surviving Original Episode 2
- Telesnap Reconstructions – 6 episodes
- Audio Commentaries
- Audiobook, with recorded commentary by Tom Baker
- Making Of
- Photo Gallery
Doctor Who: The Evil of the Daleks will be released on September 27th 2021 on Blu-ray and DVD.