Doctor Who: The Enemy of the World – Special Edition DVD Delayed

BBC Worldwide have announced that the DVD release of The Enemy of the World – Special Edition has been delayed by one week.

The recently announced DVD will now be released on March 26th.

The rediscovered and remastered classic Second Doctor serial was originally 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.

No sooner has the TARDIS landed on an Australian beach in the 21st century, the Doctor (Patrick Troughton), Jamie (Frazer Hines) and Victoria (Deborah Watling) are under attack. They soon discover that the Doctor bears a startling resemblance to Leader Salamander, a would-be dictator intent on world domination. Before long, the Doctor and his companions are plunged into a dangerous game of intrigue and deceit as they face off against the enemy of the world…

A standard DVD of the story was released in early 2014. The Special Edition version has been remastered and comes with new bonus content.

  • 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.

Doctor Who: The Enemy of the World – Special Edition is available to pre-order from Amazon for release on March 26th for £12.99.