Site Menu

September 14th, 2020 167 comments

Doctor Who Fury from the Deep Steelbook

Available to order in the UK from or

Available to order in Australia from

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, Featured


  • James

    August 27th, 2020 - 11:05am

    The Abominable Snowman and Evil of the Daleks been confirmed. Today’s Daily Mirror.

    • booboo

      August 27th, 2020 - 11:08am

      if true its a shame it can’t come the BBC

    • Prof Horner

      August 27th, 2020 - 11:38am

      Let’s this hope this is true. If so it would mean only three Troughton stories are left to released on DVD. Not only that but it would mean that seasons one,two, five and six would be one story short of been complete. Let’s hope also that the rumours about Phil Morris and the seven missing episodes are true too , although you take these rumours with a pinch of salt.

    • Bobby Fackrell

      August 27th, 2020 - 3:17pm

      Oh the Daily Mirror, must be true then

    • Bobby Fackrell

      August 27th, 2020 - 3:27pm

      It’s okay the Radio Times are running with this too

    • SiCBB

      August 27th, 2020 - 3:31pm

      Backed up the Radio Times.

    • Gordon

      August 27th, 2020 - 3:33pm

      The mirror do have some form for revealing the animations. They were the ones to break the macra and wheel animations months before it was actually revealed even if they did wrongly assume it was going to be the full thing of wheel. Radio times has just pretty much confirmed it via article by stating: understands more details about the animated versions of The Evil of the Daleks and The Abominable Snowmen will be released in due course

      I’m sure the bbc will reveal things in due course

    • Bobby Fackrell

      August 27th, 2020 - 3:33pm

      Hopefully they have got this wrong and the actual story is the seven discovered episodes are The Evil of the Daleks

    • Dav McKenzie

      August 27th, 2020 - 3:45pm

      ‘Confirmation’ from Radio Times who usually are pretty spot on with these kinds of things;

    • Bobby Fackrell

      August 27th, 2020 - 7:58pm

      The problem is Evil is just so brilliant I’m almost worried about the animation

  • Bobby Fackrell

    August 23rd, 2020 - 10:24pm

    I ordered this last October, I think that could be the longest ever pre order

    • Coleman

      August 25th, 2020 - 2:40pm

      I’ve pre ordered off Big chief Studios and most of them have took 2 years to arrive
      So you might be wrong.

    • Bobby Fackrell

      August 26th, 2020 - 2:17pm

      I could be wrong but equally I could be right my statement was too vague and did not offer any specifics about what pre-orders I was referring to or whether I was talking about me personally or the whole world

    • Coleman

      August 27th, 2020 - 10:19pm

      Yes, too vague Bobby.
      I thought you were talking generally.

  • Sarge

    August 22nd, 2020 - 10:54pm

    New Collection announcement next month…..maybe?

  • Bobby Fackrell

    August 9th, 2020 - 10:23am

    Watching Deborah Watlins Myth Makers on Amazon Prime and starting to get really excited for this

  • Coleman

    August 5th, 2020 - 1:11pm

    Boo Boo,
    Have we had the small trailer yet that we always get with these releases, to see if we like the animation style?
    Can’t seem to see it anywhere.

    • booboo

      August 5th, 2020 - 1:25pm

      came out last year.

  • Drano

    August 4th, 2020 - 4:27pm

    Can’t wait for this as the release date only went live yesterday it hopefully will be out on the 14th which is why they left it so close to the date so as not having to keep putting it back ? but we’ll see.
    Out of all the missing stories and being one of 4 originally released on cassette it’s one of my most listened to audio soundtracks before being replaced on cd so just Evil now to complete the 4.
    And I love the steelbooks as always worth the little extra.

  • Gordon

    August 3rd, 2020 - 10:58pm

    Like the dvd cover but I love the steelbook.

    • Richard

      August 4th, 2020 - 3:05pm

      It’s stunning. I have pre-ordered mine. It’s just as nice as a The Faceless Ones Steelbook.

  • Muz

    August 3rd, 2020 - 8:17pm

    Any news on an Australian release for the steelbook? Or is that a UK-only thing?

    • Mitch

      August 4th, 2020 - 3:57pm

      I’ve preordered it from

  • Anonymous

    August 3rd, 2020 - 7:59pm

    I’m so happy that they have made a making of for this story as the faceless ones was missing a making of and the slide audio drama sounds great as well!

    • Gordon

      August 3rd, 2020 - 11:09pm

      Was announced last year at the same time as the animation. They actually filmed the making of at Red Sands sea fort where the original fury was made

    • Anonymous

      August 4th, 2020 - 8:17am

      Yea I remember the announcement last year but now we know more about it it sounds even more great

  • MJS

    August 3rd, 2020 - 6:22pm

    Big Finish Creative Ltd? Are BF doing animations now? Is this their first?

    • Animations

      August 3rd, 2020 - 6:25pm

      they used to be planet 55. they did reign of terror,tenth planet and moonbase.

    • D84

      August 3rd, 2020 - 10:13pm

      Excellent news re the animators (ex planet 55) IMO Tenth Planet and The Moonbase are fantastic animations so im really looking forward to this. Steelbook pre order has been bagged since announcement day. Feels like a lifetime ago now though

    • Anonymous

      August 5th, 2020 - 12:15pm

      I loved the moonbase animation, was quite happy with reign but I’m not keen on tenth planet. There’s something odd about the mouths of the characters when they speak. It’s still good and better than no moving images at all but it’s one of the weaker ones for me.

    • Philip Shaw

      August 7th, 2020 - 1:46pm

      I found that both of Reign of Terror’s wete so different in style to be distracting. The first episode tried to be too different with strange camera angles and too much character motion, seemed very anime. The latter episode had settled down and was more in keeping of a slower Hartnell period episode.

    • Anonymous

      August 7th, 2020 - 5:36pm

      I like all of those stories, but the animation just wasn’t for me. I prefer the company who did TMT & TFO

    • Anonymous

      August 8th, 2020 - 8:42pm

      To be honest I’ll settle for animation I’m not keen on in order to increase the releases. Reign tries to be modern in its cutting but its distracting after you have watched 3 full episodes of the original. But I’d rather have the animation than not.

    • Gordon

      August 8th, 2020 - 10:45pm

      Think reign had a problematic production. They tried new ways of animation that didn’t work and had to bin some of it and eventually ran out of time on it. I think the animation itself was fine it was the constant cutting that was problematic. Think if it was recut it probably would work better. They did get better With 10th planet and again with moonbase. I’ll be surprised if it got a special edition of it though. The original reign release did very poorly according Steve Roberts a few years back plus there isn’t telesnaps of episodes 4 and 5 to do a proper recon of those episodes plus I think you would struggle to think of new extras to tempt rebuyers as it is pretty much got all the usual features (making of/commentary/production notes for the surviving episodes).

    • Anonymous

      August 9th, 2020 - 9:57pm

      I’m happy enough with reign Gordon, yes the cutting is distracting as I say but the actual animation is fine. No point in doing a new version really. Does make you wonder if they’ll try any historical stories as full animation. I’d love the smugglers and Highlanders but would they be commercially viable I wonder?

  • RPG74

    August 3rd, 2020 - 4:01pm

    Nice steelbook but i actually prefer the Blu ray cover. Think I’ll buy that. Good times!

  • Anonymous

    August 3rd, 2020 - 1:12pm

    I like this animation style. It’s very beautiful.

    • Lee D

      August 3rd, 2020 - 3:24pm

      Can’t wait for this ! Looks smashing.

  • Joe 90

    August 3rd, 2020 - 12:09pm

    Zoom have just announced the release date of 14/09 along with the cover art from the Blu Ray and Steelbook.

    • MJS

      August 3rd, 2020 - 12:11pm


    • skaroman

      August 3rd, 2020 - 12:17pm

      Looks FANTASTIC!
      The extras include a teaser trailer… BUT FOR WHAT??!!

    • Gareth Pugh

      August 3rd, 2020 - 1:28pm

      skaroman, I think it means the teaser trailer for this, i.e. Fury (that was unveiled at ComicCon London last October, and then used by BBC on social media to promote the upcoming release). I don’t think they mean ‘the first reveal of what the next animation will be’ but I’ll be happy to be wrong!

    • Anonymous

      August 3rd, 2020 - 3:21pm

      The teaser was already released on The Faceless Ones DVD. They may just be releasing it again.

    • Gareth Pugh

      August 6th, 2020 - 10:42pm

      Yep, they have confirmed (on Gallifrey Base) that the Teaser Trailer is the one for this (Fury) again.

  • Anonymous

    July 22nd, 2020 - 10:30am

    Fury from the deep will have a feature in next months DWM so I think it’s safe to assume that we can expect this very soon.

    • Gordon

      July 22nd, 2020 - 11:54am

      Might be out in September then. That 14th September zavvi has might not be far off

  • Gordon

    May 31st, 2020 - 5:56pm

    Out 14th September according to the steelbook listing on zavvi

  • James

    May 5th, 2020 - 11:24am

    Anyone heard of a release date yet?

  • Robert Barker

    March 30th, 2020 - 6:06pm

    Do we have an estimated release date for fury?

  • Lee

    November 9th, 2019 - 4:22pm

    I went on to Zoom to order this today and tried the SIGNUP10 code. Got a message saying the code can no longer be used as it’s only for the first order. So seems like Zoom has finally stopped allowing the welcome code. Surprised it has taken them this long tbh!

    • Gordon

      November 10th, 2019 - 11:56pm

      Wondered how long it would take for that loophole to stop. It was good while it lasted

    • Lee

      November 13th, 2019 - 1:10pm

      Well I used it on a lot of orders, so definitely no complaints from me. 😀

  • TIM M

    November 2nd, 2019 - 6:50pm

    So, if no historical stories are to be animated, then that likely leaves only 9 more potential animations of missing/incomplete stories. The contenders for potential future animation would be ‘Galaxy 4’ , ‘The Daleks Masterplan’ , ‘The Celestial Toymaker’ and ‘The Savages’ for Hartnell. Plus ‘The Underwater Menace’ , ‘The Evil of the Daleks’ , ‘The Abominable Snowmen’ , ‘The Wheel in Space’ and ‘The Space Pirates’ for Troughton.

    • TIM M

      November 3rd, 2019 - 1:06pm

      Oh yeah, I did forget ‘The Web of Fear’. But as only episode 3 is missing. I think I’d rather just have a photographic reconstruction of the episode. Or hope someone sees sense and hands it back.

    • Anonymous

      November 3rd, 2019 - 1:59pm

      I wish a lower budget team could just animate the 3 episodes total of the underwater menace and web of fear, I doubt they’d animate all the episodes of underwater menace and even more sure they wouldn’t do Web. If they do all the other troughtons except the Highlanders when it’s the introductory story of a popular companion, I’d be shocked. Hopefully they could do the Highlanders and the smugglers just to complete a season that’s within the realms of possibly completing

    • Anonymous

      November 3rd, 2019 - 2:06pm

      I’d imagine each team would in order and share assets when they need to, so 2020 will see faceless ones and fury, 2021 will see evil and wheel, 2022 could be snowmen and space pirates, and possibly 2023 smugglers and Highlanders for a completed season 4, they could then do the easier hartnell animations such as galaxy 4 and savages in 2025…

    • Anonymous

      November 3rd, 2019 - 2:07pm


    • Gordon

      November 3rd, 2019 - 11:30pm

      I wouldn’t rule out historicals completely. They are going to run out of monster and sci-fi based stories in the next 4-5 years. I’d be surprised if they didn’t want to at least try one of the easier historical stories at some point as a test case. Highlanders would be tricky as it’s full of tartan all of which would need to be hand drawn and would make it expensive. Myth makers doesn’t have telesnaps for reference and crusade and Marco Polo would be too expensive. Smugglers would be a good way to test as it wouldn’t be too expensive and has telesnaps.

      The problem with doing either web 3 or
      the underwater menace is you would be focusing on stories that have already had dvd releases. Doing a story that has never had a stand alone release has way more sales potential than a story that has already had a dvd release. I’m sure they will get tackled eventually but I doubt they are in a rush to fill these gaps at this precise moment when they are far more bigger and appetising gaps that are still possible on the current budget.

      I do think it’s possible that they may do web 3 when they do abominable as abominable is pretty much the easiest Troughton to do in terms of cast sets and costumes and it might be possible that they will be able to do both at the same time. As for underwater menace i think it will be fully animated. Listening to the convention panel and part of the reason they fully animated and in colour the faceless ones it’s more accessible to larger audiences so I think if it’s animated it will be fully animated

    • DPHill

      August 4th, 2020 - 12:51pm

      I have a feeling that maybe if they got closer to getting web 3 then they would do a special edition release with that and full special features and perhaps an abominable snowmen with it.
      If they don’t find it, I hope they do a small box set of abominable snowmen and web of fear special edition as I’m not sure everyone would pay for just one animated episode and doing a box set of the two yeti stories seems more fitting.
      Does anyone reckon that there will be anymore dvd box sets? I think it seems unlikely but the yeti tales and master plan seem the likeliest contenders – also, a better underwater menace release alongside highlanders could work…

  • David Simon

    October 30th, 2019 - 8:17pm

    if you order anything on Amazon between now and end of day tomorrow(31st) totalling over £25. put in the code “GIFT05” to get £5. off. your welcome

    • Rob W

      October 30th, 2019 - 9:00pm

      The code is for selected customers only mate, glad you got it.

  • Prof Horner

    October 29th, 2019 - 1:06pm

    Well this is great news. Am I right in thinking there is now one team doing season 4 and one doing season 5 ? It is just sad that Debbie and Vic are not around to see this..

  • Anonymous

    October 28th, 2019 - 9:04pm

    Was going to order from hmv but think I’ll wait still they put the correct prices on.

    • Rob W

      October 29th, 2019 - 9:22am

      £28.99 is most likely the price you’ll pay so I wouldn’t worry about paying over the odds.

    • Anonymous

      October 30th, 2019 - 8:10pm

      Prices have dropped on hmv so ordered now

  • Prowl

    October 28th, 2019 - 8:40pm

    Just got mine pre-ordered on amazon. I’ve never seen a recon or listened to the audio for Fury so this is a real treat for me. I’ve always heard Fury is one of the great stories from Patrick’s era.

    • Martyn weekes

      May 14th, 2020 - 3:30pm

      You are correct. This must be in the top five of the greatest Patrick troughton stories of all time. I remember watching these adventures when they were first broadcast. The best one of troughton’s era ( in my opinion ) has to be ” evil of the Daleks .” An adventure fought across three time periods which ends in the destruction of the Daleks on their home planet. I specifically remember the special effects which were astonishing for a 60’s to show at the time. The climactic battle at the end is just etched into my memory and I have never forgotten it. So I am hoping that either they actually discover this lost adventure and bring it back to the BBC which would be preferable or as the last resort produce an animation but to a high standard! We will have to wait and see.

  • Anonymous

    October 28th, 2019 - 5:49pm

    Well I will be buying dvd and steelbook as a completionist. Can’t wait for the artwork.

  • Joe 90

    October 28th, 2019 - 10:25am

    The link is live on Zoom but Amazon currently shows unavailable

    Also available to order at HMV but they have a current release date of 2022 and at £39.99

    Nothing on Zaavi yet

    • Anonymous

      October 28th, 2019 - 7:40pm

      It’s live on Amazon now…

  • I Cotterill

    October 28th, 2019 - 10:20am

    Any idea yet as to what additional content the steelbook will have compared to the main DVD and Blu-Ray releases?

    • Gordon

      October 28th, 2019 - 10:41am

      It will be announced closer to release. The bonus content won’t be finalised for a good while yet

    • BtsR

      October 28th, 2019 - 12:10pm

      It will feature a making of documentarie called “The cruel sea: surviving fury from the deep”, a opening shot as well as animation previews were shown at the panel. Theres a full panel video on YouTube.

    • Gordon

      October 28th, 2019 - 1:21pm

      That is going on all 3 versions and isn’t exclusive to the steelbook

    • Pete X

      October 28th, 2019 - 9:19pm

      BtsR, do you have a link or a title for the panel video. Had a look for comic con postings for the last day and a half on You Tube, couldn’t see anything specific for the animation or Blu-ray panels.

    • Prowl

      October 29th, 2019 - 12:15am

      Gorden has a link to the panel posted under the Fury of the Deep announment thread. but I can copy paste it.

  • Anonymous

    October 28th, 2019 - 10:16am

    Has anyone managed to pre order the steelbook fro Amazon?

    • booboo

      October 28th, 2019 - 10:20am

      not yet, it was supposed to be live at midnight, this happened before, all the orders are going to Zoom at the moment

  • Paul Armstrong

    October 28th, 2019 - 9:50am

    I applaud the efforts made to produce these animations. I know they dont please everyone, which is fair enough, but personally I think this is a marvellous enterprise to restore these classics to be enjoyed again.

    • Anonymous

      October 28th, 2019 - 10:46am

      I wasn’t too impressed with macra but will still happily buy fury and faceless. I’d rather have them and risk not being impressed by them than not have them made at all. Incidentally I enjoyed power and shada, I’m really not sure why macra left me cold.

    • Anonymous

      October 28th, 2019 - 11:46am

      It was pollys hair

    • Anonymous

      October 28th, 2019 - 12:50pm

      It wasn’t so much the physical animation more the choices made in telling the story I think.

    • Bobby Davros

      October 28th, 2019 - 7:35pm

      Macra is a much duller story than it could have been, let’s face it. I dont find it had much rewatch/listen potential.

    • Anonymous

      October 28th, 2019 - 8:58pm

      Always enjoyed the audio so still can’t put my finger on my feelings for the animation. Still, doesn’t matter as I’ll watch the animations again at some point and I was very happy with the recon. I’ll approach faceless and fury with an open mind. If I enjoy the animations (and I did like power and shada) then great if not hopefully there will be recons on as well.

  • Flo

    October 28th, 2019 - 8:33am

    Gordon I don’t understand… These animated épisodes won’t be available in the Blu-ray collection ?

    • Gordon

      October 28th, 2019 - 8:41am

      Anything that is animated will be included in the collection. Due to how expensive animation is it needs to get released on its own beforehand to recoup costs

    • flo

      October 28th, 2019 - 11:19am

      That’s what I thought. Thanks.

  • Anonymous

    October 28th, 2019 - 12:11am

    Can’t wait! Any update on when The Faceless Ones is out?

    • Gordon

      October 28th, 2019 - 12:19am

      Anne-Marie Walsh who is heading up the animation for the faceless ones has said the animation will be complete in the next 2-3 weeks so it’s probably be anounced soon

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Get your own avatar.
By clicking submit you agree to our terms and conditions (below), we reserve the right to edit or delete inappropriate messages.

Comment rules

The Doctor Who site welcomes constuctive comments related to the news article in question. Links posted in comments may not be displayed. We reserve the right to delete or edit any post entirely at our discretion. If you leave unacceptable comments your IP address will be banned and reported

Click here to read full comments terms and conditions

As an Amazon Associate we earn from qualifying purchases.