Second Doctor classic, The Ice Warriors, will be released on vinyl, courtesy of Demon Records.
It’s billed as a “lost” six-part adventure, although four are in the archives; the missing episodes 2 and 3 were animated for DVD in 2013.
Presented across a trio of 140g Molten Ice vinyl discs, this 1967 TV soundtrack is narrated by Frazer Hines, who co-stars as the Doctor’s companion Jamie McCrimmon, with Deborah Watling as Victoria Waterfield.
The guest cast includes the superb Bernard Bresslaw as Varga, the lead Ice Warrior, Peter Barkworth as Leader Clent, and Peter Sallis as Penley. Incidental music is by Dudley Simpson, and the familiar strains of the Doctor Who theme are courtesy of the BBC Radiophonic Workshop.
The cover art is particularly eye-catching, fitting in with the stunning covers for similar vinyl releases like Marco Polo, The Web Planet, and, most recently, Horror of Fang Rock.
Here’s the synopsis for The Ice Warriors:
The Doctor and his friends land on Earth in the future, and find it in the grip of a new Ice Age. They join a team of scientists struggling to hold back the huge glaciers that threaten all human life. A giant creature is discovered inside the ice and quickly comes to monstrous life – it’s an Ice Warriors from Mars! It intends to find its crashed spaceship, where a whole crew of Warriors is waiting to be revived…
The coloured LPs are presented in fully illustrated sleeves which, when assembled together, form the cover image. Original episode billings, and full cast and credits, are included.
The Ice Warriors is released by Demon Records on 4th June 2021.