Monday, 5 October 2015

The Underwater Menace DVD cover and details

BBC Worldwide has released the cover and full details for the upcoming DVD release of the 1967 story The Underwater Menace. The previously missing Episode 2 of the story, recovered in 2011, is the last existing episode from the show's original run which is as-yet unavailable on DVD.

Featuring the inimitable Patrick Troughton as the Second Doctor and packed with a wealth of unmissable extras, The Underwater Menace will be available on DVD from 26 October, priced at £20.42.

The Underwater Menace is the fifth serial of the fourth season, which was first broadcast in four weekly parts from 14 January to 4 February 1967. The story marks Jamie McCrimmon's (Frazer Hines) first journey with the Doctor as a travelling companion. This special release will contain the remastered existing Episodes 2 and 3, with the missing Episodes 1 and 4 represented with restored audio and surviving stills, as well as over an hour of extras.

Special Features

For Episode 1, interview with actor Michael Troughton. For Episodes 2 and 3, a commentary with actors Anneke Wills, Frazer Hines and Catherine Howe, special sounds supervisor Brian Hodgson and floor assistant Quentin Mann. For Episode 4, archive material featuring Patrick Troughton, directors Julia Smith and Hugh David, and producer Innes Lloyd. Moderated and linked by Toby Hadoke.

A Fishy Tale (28’ 30”)
Cast and crew look back on the making of the story. With actors Anneke Wills, Frazer Hines and Catherine Howe, assistant floor manager Gareth Gwelan, production assistant Berry Butler and new series writer Robert Shearman. Narrated by Peter Davison.

The Television Centre of the Universe – Part Two (32’ 10”)
Yvette Fielding continues her tour of BBC Television Centre in the company of actors Peter Davison, Janet Fielding and Mark Strickson, with contributions from former colleagues along the way. With senior camera supervisor Alec Wheal, assistant floor manager Sue Hedden, former BBC producer and writer Richard Marson, exhibitions assistant Bob Richardson, production assistant Jane Ashford and videotape engineer Simon Anthony.

The Underwater Menace is available for pre-order at BBC Shop.

With thanks to BBC Worldwide
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