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September 14th, 2020 40 comments

Doctor Who Fury from the Deep Blu-ray

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BBC Studios can reveal artwork and extras for Doctor Who: Fury From The Deep starring Patrick Troughton as The Doctor. The new animated release will be available on DVD, Blu-ray and Steelbook from 14th September 2020. Pre-orders are available now from Amazon, HMV and Zoom.

Following the success of existing animations The Power of the Daleks, The Faceless Ones, Shada and The Macra Terror, Fury From The Deep fills another gap in missing Doctor Who content lost in the purge of the BBC’s archive in 1975.

The three-disc release gives fans the opportunity to enjoy Fury From The Deep in high definition, either in full colour or in black & white. The release will include the surviving clips from the original 1968 production as well.

Fury From The Deep is told across six episodes and stars Frazer Hines and Deborah Watling. The storyline concerns a colony of sentient, parasitic seaweed, last seen in the eighteenth century, returning to attack a number of gas instillations in the North Sea in an attempt to take over humanity.

Animated episodes from Big Finish Creative Limited in association with Digitoonz Media & Entertainment and Thaumaturgy are joined by a wealth of exciting extras.

A making-of featurette ‘The Cruel Sea – Surviving Fury From The Deep’ sees original cast members Frazer Hines, June Murphy and Brian Cullingford revisit filming locations with production assistant Michael Briant, assistant floor manager Margot Hayhoe and helicopter pilot Mike Smith. Other contributors to this segment include writer Victor Pemberton and actress Deborah Watling. There’s also an archive audio interview with director Hugh David.

Additional material includes:

  • Audio commentaries
  • The Cruel Sea – Surviving Fury From The Deep
  • Original surviving footage
  • Behind The Scenes 8mm footage
  • Animating Fury From The Deep
  • Archive interviews with Peter Day and Victor Pemberton
  • Teaser Trailer
  • Photo Gallery
  • The Slide Audio Drama
  • PDF scripts

Categorised under: Blu-ray, DVD


  • sileic

    September 17th, 2020 - 8:31pm

    Just watched the B&W version and enjoyed it so much. Nice to have info text for this release too as there is so much interesting behind the scenes stuff.

  • Ian

    September 12th, 2020 - 2:55pm

    Just watched the colour version of the story, I have to say I really love these animated episodes It’s a great way to view these missing stories. For a show that’s so old it’s fantastic what they have done with the three disc blu-Ray set.( Nice touch to see the wanted poster on the wall in episode two).
    Well done to everyone who has a hand in this collection.

    • Lee.D

      September 13th, 2020 - 2:38pm

      Not another wanted poster ?

    • Deano

      September 13th, 2020 - 9:53pm

      Another is the IE be like us on the speakers for the following season story Invasion .

    • Jamiouse

      September 15th, 2020 - 4:10pm

      Not strictly an Easter Egg but I did think that during the tunnel scenes the backgrounds for a potentially animated Web 3 are kind of already in place. Did they use the same sets for the Fury tunnels as they did for Web of Fear?

  • Jamiouse

    September 8th, 2020 - 12:58pm


  • Jamiouse

    August 31st, 2020 - 2:10pm

    Should we expect a new trailer with the release being so soon?

    • Gordon

      August 31st, 2020 - 2:49pm

      Going by the power special edition probably next week.

  • Master of M

    August 3rd, 2020 - 6:39pm

    Any news of the next ‘Collection/Season’ box set?

    • Prof Horner

      August 5th, 2020 - 11:18am

      I would be happy with Evil and Abominable done next year. The big question is would Abominable have snow?

    • Philip Shaw

      August 8th, 2020 - 2:45pm

      Rumours it’s 5th Doctor’s 2nd Season 20. But Covid has delayed special features, especially the cast visiting Amsterdam for ‘Arc of Infinity’.

    • Gordon

      August 9th, 2020 - 12:40am

      Probably will be 20. I’m hopeful with power Se out and the info for the fury release out of the way it may free up time for an announcement. However If we don’t get an announcement by the end of September I suspect it won’t be out this year

    • Gordon

      August 9th, 2020 - 1:06am

      I also can see the Amsterdam extras filming get canned If things flair up again for a second wave or there is no end in sight.

    • Robert Sienicki

      August 24th, 2020 - 9:02am

      Good thing there are these animations, at leas there is some new Doctor Who content we can get in these weird times. But I hope they will somehow manage to get us at least one new box set this year. They could do the extras via zoom and stuff, it would serve as a reminder of the times they were made in.

  • Majora

    July 5th, 2020 - 8:16am

    Correct me if I’m wrong but if the team working on Fury from the Deep is the same team from Planet 55 that did the Moonbase call me one very happy Doctor Who fan. Is there any news yet regarding the 2021 releases? I’m not sure how much Covid-19 has affected production but with two teams I’m hoping they can do another two releases next year. It seems likely that Evil of the Daleks is next after The Macra Terror and The Faceless Ones but I’m not sure what the second release could be. Perhaps The Wheel in Space? I doubt The Abominable Snowmen will be easier than a base under seige story.

    • Anonymous

      July 5th, 2020 - 8:30am

      As far as I’m aware it has been mentioned that another Troughton story is in the works for early 2021 but that’s all we know so far.

    • Gordon

      July 5th, 2020 - 12:41pm

      The animations are done remotely from home anyway so it really shouldn’t effect the schedule. Only if they wanted to do special features like a making of or any on camera interviews there maybe some problems. I think it will be evil and abominable next year. Evil as it’s the next Troughton after faceless ones and abominable as it’s the same tardis team as fury and if the team that did power got another special edition to work on I’d go for underwater menace. Abominable is classified as a base under siege and would actually be easier to do than wheel. There are only 8 human characters (Doctor Jamie and Victoria are already done for fury) to create plus the yeti which would only need 1 to be created and they then could copy. The indoor sets are extremely basic too. The only real issue Is the outdoor sets but it’s far from impossible

    • Majora

      August 4th, 2020 - 3:13am

      That’s great to hear! I can’t remember the last time I listened to Abominable Snowmen so it’d be good to experience it again in animation. An Underwater Menace Special Edition would be interesting, I’m not sure how well the original sold but I almost didn’t get it because of the shoddy reconstruction they used. If there’s any story that deserves a Special Edition it’d be Underwater Menace, though I’m not sure given that the Faceless Ones 1 & 3 were animated whether Underwater Menace 1 & 4 will be. I also wouldn’t mind them re-visiting Ice Warriors at some point either. Qurios was my least favourite animation team on the DVD releases and it could use a Special Edition like we’ve seen with Power of the Daleks.

    • Anonymous

      August 5th, 2020 - 9:32am

      There have been whispers sine February that Evil is next, but nothing is confirmed.

    • philip shaw

      August 9th, 2020 - 10:20pm

      They are avoiding ‘The Highlanders’ due to all the tartan, well they changed Troughtons pants in the Power of the Daleks special edition and it didn’t spoil the story. Maybe they can do it this way and forget the tartan. Rather have it this way than no release at all.

    • Joe 90

      August 31st, 2020 - 5:44pm

      According to Digital Spy Last week the next releases for 2021 animated stores are Evil of the Daleks and The Abominable Snowman

  • James

    May 5th, 2020 - 11:26am

    Anyone heard of a release date yet?

  • Henrik V

    April 28th, 2020 - 1:27pm

    So.. my pre-order on Amazon has vanished, and I can’t find it again on Amazon at all. That’s pretty strange. Anyone got a clue to what’s going on?

  • Anonymous

    November 12th, 2019 - 10:16pm

    I wonder if this new team will be responsible for working on stories that include Victoria since will have a model of her. Leaving the other studio to continue to work on stories with Ben and Polly.

  • Phillip C Niethe

    November 5th, 2019 - 1:32am

    This is fantastic! The 2nd Doctor is awesome, hope they complete his whole run.

  • Leigh

    October 31st, 2019 - 4:38pm

    Is there a high probability that these animated missing stories will be included on the future blu ray collection sets in the seasons they are from?

    • Anonymous

      October 31st, 2019 - 4:57pm

      So long as they aren’t right on top of each other in the release schedule, they will be included eventually.

    • Gordon

      October 31st, 2019 - 5:01pm

      Any animations that are made will be included.

  • Jamie

    October 28th, 2019 - 11:32am

    I wonder if they are going to try and fit third animated title into 2020? The animated stories are selling well on pre-order and once released so it might spur the BBC on to produce more. Faceless Ones – Spring, Fury – Summer, ? – Autumn

    • Gordon

      October 28th, 2019 - 11:36am

      They only have 2 teams. Think they would struggle to fit a third animation tbh. I fully expect a couple of announcements in 2020 for release in 2021

    • Robert Sienicki

      November 4th, 2019 - 9:01am

      I don’t expect more than these two next year, but there are shorter stories missing, so if they chose to do them, then we may get 3 blu-rays in 2021.

  • Bryan

    October 28th, 2019 - 11:23am

    Zoom, just one look and then my heart went boom
    Suddenly and we were on the moon
    Flyin’ high in a neon sky, oh oh 🙂

    Zoom currently have £ 35 (McCoy BR) £17+ £17 (Faceless & Fury BR) All paypal, so paid up.

    Fantastic news, and very left Field (I and a lot of others ) thought it would be Space Pirates, as there was mumblings that season 6, was coming sooner rather than later. Add to this Season 12 BR and I need a new job 😉

  • Robert Sienicki

    October 28th, 2019 - 6:57am

    Looks like this is all going pretty well. I remember that “Shada” was made all by freelancer after their regular job, and “Macra Terror” was made in a specially created studio and now I hear they have separate two teams working at the same time. This sounds like BBC really put the money into this project and I feel like there might be a plan to animate the all missing episodes.

  • Anonymous

    October 28th, 2019 - 6:55am

    Does anyone think that we might get The Faceless Ones before or around Christmas?

    • Gordon

      October 28th, 2019 - 7:30am

      Nope. It’s due in 2020. If it was coming before Christmas the release date would have been revealed by now

    • skonnos

      October 28th, 2019 - 8:17am

      doubt it. the BFI always have a screening of it before any actual release and they have no such screening scheduled for 2019. expect to see it early 2020 next year

  • Gordon

    October 28th, 2019 - 12:24am

    Think zoom have mis-priced the blu ray of it. £999.99

    • Anonymous

      October 28th, 2019 - 12:48am

      Shall we see how long it takes for people to explode about the ridiculous price!

    • Anonymous

      October 28th, 2019 - 12:50am

      Been adjusted now, rather unsurprisingly

    • Gordon

      October 28th, 2019 - 7:38am

      That’s a better price

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