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Doctor Who: BBC to release animated lost episode The Power Of The Daleks

6 September 2016 2:29 PM, PDT | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

Louisa Mellor Sep 7, 2016

An animated version of lost Doctor Who story The Power Of The Daleks will be released in November by the BBC

After its master negatives were destroyed in a 1974 archive purge, no complete recordings existed of First to Second Doctor Regeneration story The Power Of The Daleks.

Until now, that is.

On Saturday the 5th of November, exactly fifty years after The Power Of The Daleks originally aired in 1966, the BBC is to release six newly animated half-hour episodes based on the original cast audio recordings, surviving photographs and film clips.

The Charles Norton-led team behind Dad's Army lost-episode-animation A Stripe For Frazer will produce the animated episodes using character designs from comic book artists Martin Geraghty and Adrian Salmon.

Here's what Mr Norton had to say about the project:

“The Power of the Daleks animation is the most ambitious Doctor Who archive restoration ever attempted »

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Doctor Who: breaking down a key scene

19 January 2016 2:29 AM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »




The Yeti attack at Covent Garden in recently recovered Doctor Who episode, The Web Of Fear, is a masterwork. Here's why...

The Web Of Fear was commissioned after a positive response to The Abominable Snowmen by then Story Editor (soon-to-be Producer) Peter Bryant, with the intention that it would close out Doctor Who’s fifth season. Rewrites for Fury From The Deep resulted in it becoming the penultimate story (one of many variables that resulted in Nicholas Courtney playing the role of Colonel Lethbridge-Stewart). Previously available as an audio soundtrack narrated by Fraser Hines, the film of The Web Of Fear was returned to the BBC archives in 2013.

I first experienced The Web Of Fear as a Target Novelisation at some point in the Nineties (I can’t remember if it was in Uddingston Library – so many Targets, so many Asterix books – or my primary school’s »

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