In preparation for the upcoming Special Edition release of The Enemy of the World, the BBC has released a preview clip of the interview with episode-hunter, Philip Morris.
In the short video, Morris recalls his search for missing Doctor Who episodes culminating with the treasure trove that is The Enemy of the World, the Second Doctor story in which Patrick Troughton also plays the megalomaniac, Salamander. The clip comes from the documentary, Recovering the Past – The Search for The Enemy of the World.
Morris’ discovery – of this six-part story plus The Web of Fear – was announced to the general public in 2013, Doctor Who‘s 50th anniversary, and fans could enjoy the episodes in all their glory on DVD that year. But BBC Worldwide is updating the DVD range with a special edition of Enemy, this time adding in a tonne of special features. These are:
- “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.
All episodes have also been remastered so have never looked better!
Though the DVD was delayed, you won’t have to wait long now – The Enemy of the World: Special Edition is released on Monday 26th April 2018!