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June 4th, 2019 18 comments

Doctor Who The Faceless Ones DVD

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BBC Studios is pleased to announce that The Faceless Ones will be the next animated Doctor Who release, filling a gap in missing content. Following the success of The Power of the Daleks, Shada and The Macra Terror, The Faceless Ones will be released on DVD, Blu-Ray and as an exclusive steelbook next year.

The Faceless Ones is the mostly missing eighth serial of the fourth season in Doctor Who, which was first broadcast in six weekly parts from April to May 1967. Starring Patrick Troughton as the Doctor, the story concerns a race of identity-stealing aliens known as the Chameleons.

Only two of the six episodes are held in the BBC film archives with snippets of footage and still images existing from the other four. Off-air recordings of the soundtrack also still exist, making the animation of a complete serial possible once again.

The six new animated episodes are being made in full colour and high definition. The DVD/Blu-ray release will also include surviving archive material from the original 1967 production.

Also starring:
Anneke Wills – Polly
Michael Craze – Ben Jackson
Frazer Hines – Jamie McCrimmon

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  • Peter allen

    June 12th, 2019 - 12:49pm

    I like how this becoming an annual thing. I hope we get a Hartnell next

  • TheMaster

    June 5th, 2019 - 7:30am

    So they actually going to include the real remaining episodes as well?

    • booboo

      June 5th, 2019 - 7:38am

      they are bound to

    • Gordon

      June 5th, 2019 - 8:16am

      The DVD/Blu-ray release will also include surviving archive material from the original 1967 production

      I’d take that as a yes

    • TIM M

      June 6th, 2019 - 3:49pm

      Perhaps ‘The Faceless Ones’ could be a 3 disc set? Disc 1: Animation in colour. Disc 2: Animation in black and white. Disc 3: Existing episodes 1 and 3 alongside telesnap reconstructions of the other four episodes. I think that would be the best way of releasing the story

    • Steven taylor

      June 6th, 2019 - 5:07pm

      That would be great but i doubt they will

    • Anonymous

      June 7th, 2019 - 7:28am

      Zoom has it down as a 2 disc release

  • Ruth

    June 4th, 2019 - 7:54pm

    I’m pleased to see these animations are doing well enough for them to continue. I’d like to see them finish off the Hartnell era someday.

  • The ergon

    June 4th, 2019 - 7:19pm

    Cheeky reference to Magpie Electricals in there as well.

  • Anonymous

    June 4th, 2019 - 6:36pm

    Coming so soon after “Macra Terror”, how many more to come? And it looks like they’re releasing them in the original order of transmission. Can we hope to have “Evil of the Daleks” in time for Christmas? That would be perfect.

    • Gordon

      June 4th, 2019 - 6:47pm

      We aren’t even getting faceless ones by Christmas. The odds of evil being released by Christmas is next to nil I would think

    • James Woodard

      June 5th, 2019 - 12:27am

      I agree. Maybe they will announce and release Evil by Christmas 2020, but definitely not this year. It does seem like they are doing them in order though, but I think that’s just a coincidence. i think after this we may get Evil and then they’ll probably do Highlanders, maybe Smugglers or Underwater menace and then we’ll get a Season 4 bluray release a year later possibly.

  • Acefan2005

    June 4th, 2019 - 5:24pm

    OMG, Yesssss wanted to c This for so long.

  • Tim M

    June 4th, 2019 - 12:29pm

    Maybe one disc should have all six episodes as animated in full colour. And the other disc could have the existing episodes 1 and 3 alongside black and white versions of the animation. Maybe?

  • Anonymous

    June 4th, 2019 - 12:09pm

    So they are animating all six? How exciting! This is something i have waited for for a long time. I think they are definatley completing all the series 4 episodes for a blu ray release which makes sense as they are very good stories. Will this still include the 2 episodes in the archive as a second disk though?

    • Fred

      June 4th, 2019 - 12:12pm

      This is one of my absolute favourite stories. Wow. Very excited.

  • Thomas

    June 4th, 2019 - 12:06pm

    Thought we were getting The Wheel In Space?

    • Anonymous

      June 4th, 2019 - 12:10pm

      That was just a BFI 10 minute clip. Besides, i am just happy that we have a new release coming.

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