Tuesday, 27 October 2015

The Underwater Menace on iTunes

In an unexpected move, the 1967 adventure The Underwater Menace has been made available for download on iTunes. The four-part serial stars Patrick Troughton as the Doctor and was also released on DVD yesterday. However, the first and last episodes of the story are missing from the BBC's archives and so as per the DVD edition, they are represented with photographic stills and restored audio recordings of the original episodes.

The iTunes release also includes virtually all of the bonus content from the DVD, apart from the commentary tracks and surviving clips from the two otherwise-missing episodes:

A Fishy Tale
Anneke Wills (Polly), Frazer Hines (Jamie), Catherine Howe (Ara), Assistant Floor Manager Gareth Gwelan, Production Assistant Berry Butler and writer Robert Shearman look back at the making of this controversial story. Narrated by Peter Davison.

The Television Centre of the Universe - Parts 1 & 2
A look back at BBC Television Centre with TARDIS crew Peter Davison (the Fifth Doctor), Janet Fielding (Tegan) and Mark Strickson (Turlough).
The first part of this feature was originally issued on the Special Edition DVD of the 1982 story The Visitation.

Photo Gallery
Production, design and publicity photos from The Underwater Menace.

The Underwater Menace can be purchased from iTunes in the UK for £12.99. The four episodes can also be bought from the store individually for £3.99 each.

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