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BBC Worldwide have announced a marathon cinema screening of recovered missing episodes The Enemy of the World and The Web of Fear.

Full details:

To celebrate the release of the classic Doctor Who story The Web of Fear on DVD on Monday 24th February, BBC Worldwide is delighted to announce a marathon screening (12 x 25’) of Doctor Who: The Enemy of the World and Doctor Who: The Web of Fear at the Prince Charles Cinema in London on Saturday, 22nd February 2014. Tickets go on sale from www.princecharlescinema.com at 9am on Friday 14th February and are priced at just £14[1].

The screening will be followed by a 45 minute Q&A session with key cast members from the episodes as well as a member of the Troughton family. The panel will be chaired by writer, actor and Doctor Who fan Toby Hadoke. The marathon will begin at 11.15am.

Nine of the episodes from these classic stories were missing and feared lost forever before they were returned to the BBC[2] by television archive expert Philip Morris in 2013 after he located them in a relay station in Jos, Nigeria, just before the world’s longest running sci-fi drama celebrated its 50th anniversary.

Their recovery was celebrated by Doctor Who fans worldwide and also captured the imagination of the world’s media. They have since been restored by the Doctor Who Restoration Team and were made available for download in October 2013 by BBC Worldwide. The Enemy of the World has subsequently been released on DVD, while The Web of Fear will be released on Monday 24th February.

Fiona Eastwood, Director of Consumer Products at BBC Worldwide says, “The recovery of these missing stories was undoubtedly a high point for BBC Worldwide and Doctor Who fans around the world last year, and we hope there will be more to come. We’re delighted that we’ve been able to make both of these stories available and the marathon screening at the Prince Charles Cinema is a great moment for Doctor Who fans to come together and celebrate their recovery.”

Paul Vickery, Head Programmer at the Prince Charles Cinema says, “I couldn’t be more proud to be part of this one-off experience – as a cinema, it’s a dream come true for us to finally have the Doctor fill our screen and delight audiences and fans of the show. As a HUGE fan of the series I’ll be there too, front row-centre. I’m very excited about having the opportunity to revisit these incredible episodes in a truly unique way… on the big-screen. It’s sure to be one of those events for the PCC history books and I for one can’t wait.”

Dick Fiddy, Missing Believed Wiped Co-ordinator at the BFI says, “These finds are truly significant, offering a further opportunity to re-visit the Patrick Troughton era. The recovery of these episodes indicates the possibility that more episodes are out there somewhere awaiting re-discovery – a mouth-watering prospect for all Doctor Who fans and those interested generally in the recovery of missing UK television programmes.”

Both stories are from the fifth season of Doctor Who (Patrick Troughton’s second full season as the Doctor) and originally aired on the BBC in the winter of 1967/8. The Enemy of the World sees the Doctor and his companions caught in confusion due to the Doctor’s uncanny resemblance to a man bent on seizing control of the world – Salamander. The Web of Fear follows on directly from the conclusion of The Enemy of the World as the TARDIS narrowly avoids becoming tangled in a web-like substance in space before landing in the London Underground. The Doctor soon discovers something strange is afoot as the web and an army of robotic Yeti controlled by the Great Intelligence threaten to overrun the system. The story is also famed for the first appearance of Colonel Lethbridge-Stewart, later to become the legendary Brigadier.

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42 comments
Baker Street is excited for Series 8!
Baker Street is excited for Series 8!

When I first saw the title of this article I just screamed "Daleks!" at my computer, and then I realised that it meant The Enemy of the World and The Web of Fear. One day they will come back...



SEDAKRO XIV
SEDAKRO XIV

I wish they would show more episodes/serials in cinemas as there are several other episodes/serials I would love to see on big screen...


sushigal007
sushigal007

Aww, I was hoping it'd be cinemas everywhere, no way can I make the trip up to London. Oh well, the fact that I can watch them at all is good enough for me.

OzGirl
OzGirl

It's a longshot but in the US I've been able to see alot of old Doctor Who episodes on NETFLIX. If you have Netflix, you can try putting those particular episodes on your queue and they MAY be able to POSSIBLY get ahold of those episodes. It's worth a try.

Judge Claude Frollo
Judge Claude Frollo

Well, so long, everyone, I'm leaving the Philippines and sneaking on a ship to Britain. Perhaps I'll be caught, but I think I could convince them I accidentally landed in there...bye!

Polyphase
Polyphase

You lucky so and so's, Sounds like lots of fun :)

theshipoftime
theshipoftime

So want to go. Also, it's the perfect occasion for an announcement...

gwylock1
gwylock1

 What I wouldn't give to attend this! :O   Just imagine seeing Patrick Troughton on a huge screen, with the sound at full volume! 









The MasterDoctor
The MasterDoctor

What was the company in the United States that was responsible for getting "Day of the Doctor" into theaters over here?  "Day of... " turned out to be their biggest profit-making event ever.  Maybe they could get ahold of these two Troughton stories and get them into theaters here also.  I'd be willing to bet that practically the exact number of fans who saw "Day of... " in the theater here would be back for the Troughtons also.


I know I would.

RichardDannenberg
RichardDannenberg

Recovered Troughton Episodes....And I thought for a moment, ALAS, No ;)

Oliver J. "cool"
Oliver J. "cool"

Well, it's a shame for anyone who doesnt live in captial cities - thats where evrything happens. I live in the UK but London is still too away to go see anything like this. I suppose thats why these screenings are special because only a very few specific singular coincidental chosen circumstantial people get to go. 




DasManiac
DasManiac

Yet they still won't release Enemy of the World on DVD outside of the UK.

mczolly
mczolly

My heart rate always goes up when I see the word 'recovered' on a Doctor Who site... Sadly no new finds this time... :(

Nightmarish
Nightmarish

WHY do I have to live here? The UK gets Troughton screenings, we get 7 inches of snow. 

Huknar
Huknar

Wow. I hope they sell a lot of tickets!

Notsosmartguy
Notsosmartguy

Darn people in the UK are so lucky!!!!!!!!!! but hey Americans like me have lots of other stuff to look forward to like.........*starts sobbing uncontrollably.*

OleKristianSandum
OleKristianSandum

22nd...What a delightful birthday present ^^ Too bad I don't live in the UK :/




Romanadvoratrelundar
Romanadvoratrelundar

I saw the headline and for a split second I thought they'd found more episodes. Disappointed :P

The Finn
The Finn

WHY?????? WHYYYYY???? WHYYYY DON'T I LIVE IN BRITAIN??????



Tobias_Vaughn
Tobias_Vaughn

Seeing the Web of Fear on the big screen would make an already eerie tale even more scary.

It'd also seem epic to see the Enemy of the World on that large scale in an already visually stunning story.

I envy the British right now.

IanKerns
IanKerns

@gwylock1  Living in the middle of america is difficult, sometimes :P

DasManiac
DasManiac

@The MasterDoctor It was Fathom Events. I also would love to see these stories in theaters especially Enemy of the World. Sadly it's looking like it will never be released on DVD outside the UK so that would be my only chance to see it. I know it's on iTunes but I don't videos from them unless they were to become DRM free.

Deus_Ex_Machina
Deus_Ex_Machina

You think it takes a long time to go anywhere in the UK? I live in Australia where it takes days to drive places. I still find it strange that you Europeaners can just drive to another country and be back for tea.

Nightmarish
Nightmarish

You mean people who don't live in London or Cardiff I guess. Though it's true that living in a big city has advantages. Too bad I wasn't a big enough fan in 2012 to know they were coming to New York.

Deus_Ex_Machina
Deus_Ex_Machina

They've released it here in Australia, and we're usually the last to get everything.

mczolly
mczolly

So basically The Mind Probe, Special Weapons Dalek and John Frobisher liked my comment. I FREAKING LOVE THIS FANDOM. (PS: NO, NOT THE MIND PROBE!)






theshipoftime
theshipoftime

We're under 20 inches of rain at the moment. Half the UK is flooded.

Nightmarish
Nightmarish

I know I probably wouldn't be able to handle living in Britain, but who cares, there's Doctor Who!

The MasterDoctor
The MasterDoctor

@DasManiac "Never be released on DVD outside the UK"???  Oh no!  I did not know this.  I've been sitting here staring at the wall, waiting for word of it's release date.  Where did you get this info from?  A good source?  Or is this just rumor?  Oh and thanks for knowing that it was Fathom Events.

Judge Claude Frollo
Judge Claude Frollo

At least you have the BBC Entertainment Channel, we don't have anything at all.