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November 23rd, 2021 132 comments

Doctor Who The Abominable Snowmen Steelbook

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The Abominable Snowmen will be released in 2022 on DVD, Blu-ray and as an exclusive Steelbook this year, filling another gap in missing Doctor Who episodes.

Doctor Who: The Abominable Snowmen is a six-part story based on audio recordings of the original episodes. Most of the six-part adventure story was lost soon after the programme’s original transmission in 1967 and only the audio recordings of the episodes survived. in missing Doctor Who episodes.

In the 17th century, an old Tibetan friend of the Doctor’s reached out and touched the mind of an alien disembodied energy, giving it a conduit to Earth. 300 years later, the Doctor returns to the Himalayas to return the Holy Ganta, an ancient relic he was given many centuries ago by the grateful monks at Det-Sen Monastery.

On arriving however, the Doctor is treated as a villain – blamed for a series of brutal murders in the area. Jamie and Victoria meanwhile discover the true culprits – the previously peaceful Yeti that live in seclusion on the mountainside have apparently turned violent.

The Doctor must convince the monks that not only is he not their enemy, but the real foe – and the power controlling the Yeti – is living amongst them. Their ancient Master, Padmasambhava, is being controlled by an alien entity known only as the Great Intelligence.

Written by Mervyn Haisman and Henry Lincoln.
Directed by Chloe Grech and Gary Russell (2022 Production).
Directed by Gerald Blake (1967 Production).
Executive Producers for Big Finish Creative Jason Haigh-Ellery, Mark B. Oliver and Gary Russell (2022 Production).
Executive Producer for BBC Studios Russell Minton (2022 Production).
Produced by Innes Lloyd (1967 Production).

Starring Patrick Troughton, Deborah Watling, Frazer Hines, Wolfe Morris, Norman Jones and Jack Watling.

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  • Dunc

    May 13th, 2022 - 2:21pm

    Does anyone know what’s going on with this release? I’ve read somewhere that it’s been delayed indefinitely.

    • Robert Watkins

      May 13th, 2022 - 8:01pm

      Last I heard from Gary back in April was the animation wasn’t finished and hopefully would be by the end of that month. But then it’s got to have the sound aligned and also commentaries recorded with the episodes.

      Where did you hear it’s been delayed indefinitely?

  • Timelord 1944

    March 11th, 2022 - 9:40am

    The TARDIS has been spotted at the Nant Ffrancon pass today where they filmed The Abominable Snowmen in 1967. I think they must be filming the bluray extras.

    • Timelord 1944

      March 11th, 2022 - 9:44am

      Correction. The photo I have just seen online was taken last year.

  • Prof Horner

    January 29th, 2022 - 9:33am

    Well I read that too on missing proboard site , but the view I think is this could well be a troll.there have been so many of these rumors down the years. It really a case believe it when you see it.

  • James

    January 29th, 2022 - 9:01am

    Storybin one online newspaper today’s claim there may be more missing episodes put there.

    Someone claims there are 17 episodes in the middle East but not returned for political reasons.

    Never know could be true, a hope.

    • daz

      January 29th, 2022 - 11:05am

      Yeah. Apparently includes episode 1 and 2 of Marco Polo. Hopefully the BBC will reach out to the countries involved as they are aware of it.

    • February 10th, 2022 - 12:55pm

      Daz it’s apparently a story from one fan not anything official. Reading it it seems unlikely as most of the missing stories were not sent to the area.

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