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July 3rd, 2021 23 comments

Doctor Who The Evil of The Daleks Blu-ray

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BBC Studios announce Doctor Who: The Evil of the Daleks Animation, due for release on 27th September 2021.

BBC Studios have announced the new Doctor Who: Evil of the Daleks animation starring Patrick Troughton as the Doctor and can reveal artwork alongside a sneak peak of what’s included in the release.

The announcement lands on the 53rd anniversary in which the last episode of the original version was aired. The new animated release will be available on DVD, Blu-ray and a Limited Edition Blu-ray Steelbook from 27th September 2021.

The Evil of the Daleks is the mostly-missing ninth and final serial of the fourth season of the British series Doctor Who, which originally aired in seven weekly parts from 20th May to 1st July 1967.

Following the success of the existing animations, The Evil of the Daleks fills another gap in the missing Doctor Who content lost in the purge of the BBC archive soon after the programme’s original transmission. However, audio-only recordings of all seven episodes have survived and have been used here to create a brand new fully animated presentation of this lost classic, featuring the original surviving second episode.

The Doctor (Patrick Troughton) stars alongside his travel companion Jamie (Frazer Hines) in this recreation in which the TARDIS has been stolen. The story unfolds as the Doctor and Jamie set out to find the missing time machine,bringing them face to face with a very old enemy – the Daleks, who have a new masterplan to conquer the universe. The Daleks force the Doctor to help them on their quest to ‘humanise’ themselves into deadlier living weapons. This particular story is notable for introducing the Doctor’s new companion Victoria Waterfield (Deborah Watling), first seen in the surviving second episode, and also for presenting the Dalek Emperor.

The three disc release gives fans the opportunity to enjoy The Evil of the Daleks, available in either colour or black and white.

The release will include:

  • Remastered Surviving Original Episode 2
  • Telesnap Reconstructions – 6 episodes
  • Audio Commentaries
  • Audiobook, with recorded commentary by Tom Baker
  • Making Of
  • Photo Gallery

AnneMarie Walsh, Director of the 2021 production said “It’s been a privilege to work on this fantastic story with such a brilliant team – thanks to the fans for supporting our work, I hope you all enjoy watching it as much as we enjoyed making it!”

Written by David Whitaker
Directed by AnneMarie Walsh (2021 Production)
Directed by Derek Martinus (1967 Production)
Produced by Paul Hembury (2021 Production)
Produced by Innes Lloyd (1967 Production)

Starring Patrick Troughton, Frazer Hines, Marius Goring, John Bailey, Deborah Watling, Brigit Forsyth, Gary Watson, Jo Rowbottom, Windsor Davies and Sonny Caldinez.

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  • Prof Horner

    September 27th, 2021 - 9:56pm

    Wonderful, really enjoyed this. Probably the best animation yet. Well worth the wait. I look forward to seeing how they handle The Abominable Snowmen.

  • Cymon

    September 23rd, 2021 - 4:08pm

    Arrived today thanks Zavvi

  • Cymon

    September 20th, 2021 - 5:34pm

    Zavvi have taken payment so hopefully it might come early

    • SilentNinjaZero

      September 20th, 2021 - 9:55pm

      I just got a dispatch email so hoping the same. Can’t wait to watch it, especially after hearing the reaction from the BFI screening. Finally we can watch both of the Troughton Dalek stories!

    • Gordon

      September 20th, 2021 - 10:03pm


  • RPG74

    July 1st, 2021 - 6:52pm

    No 3D animation! Joy!

    • Anonymous

      July 1st, 2021 - 8:06pm

      Hooray! Less movement!

    • Anonymous

      July 1st, 2021 - 8:47pm

      The 3d animation is poor, i much prefer this style

    • Anonymous

      July 2nd, 2021 - 9:37am

      But again, there’s less movement, no patterns on characters’ clothes, all the characters look flat, and it’s not an accurate interpretation of 60s Doctor Who

    • Anonymous

      July 3rd, 2021 - 12:55pm

      These are not meant to be an accurate rendition of 60’s who. They are not a replacement for the original episodes they are an interpretation designed to give an idea of the original episodes

    • Mac

      July 7th, 2021 - 6:27pm

      O happy days.

    • Prof Horner

      September 27th, 2021 - 3:19pm

      Just got my copy at hmv here in Leeds , look forward to watching it this evening on my new sofa!

  • Doctor Blu

    July 1st, 2021 - 6:06pm

    ‘The Evil of the Daleks’ should look great animated. A missing classic and one of the very best Troughton stories.

  • The ergon

    July 1st, 2021 - 4:23pm

    So web se is august. This release as early as september, so somtime inbetween can we expect an abominable announcement?. No doubt cracking on and trying to get as many done to add to the limited edition releases. Its time they did a few hartnell stories. Didn,t somebody recently mention the celestial toymaker?

    • Anonymous

      July 1st, 2021 - 5:36pm

      Galaxy 4

    • the ergon

      July 1st, 2021 - 6:52pm

      i,d be happy with the galaxy 4 release. At least we,d beable to enjoy watching it all way through rather than the minimum animation and telesnaps included in The Aztecs release which was logical in 2013 but now looks ingongruous. Airlocks good but i wish those other three would turn up

  • bryan

    July 1st, 2021 - 4:18pm

    Oh bring it on. The Emperor Dalek looks superb ,lighting up in the dark. The movement of the cables is astonishing,showing a huge leap of animation and Technology.

    The teams who work on these ,are showing a labour of love for DW.


    • Lee D

      July 1st, 2021 - 5:12pm

      Really looking forward to this, was such a surprise when I saw it today, announced for September. Wonderful stuff!!

  • Bill Silver

    July 1st, 2021 - 3:55pm

    Yes! Yes! Yes!

  • Day Dalek Gold

    July 1st, 2021 - 3:42pm

    Oh my giddy aunt!

  • Jamiouse

    July 1st, 2021 - 3:41pm


    • Coleman

      July 1st, 2021 - 3:50pm

      Yes, I have to admit this and Abominable were the worst kept secrets in recent memory.

  • Coleman

    July 1st, 2021 - 3:05pm

    Impressive, most impressive.


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