The Enemy of the World & The Web of Fear on DVD
Provisional artwork and details for the DVD release of recovered Patrick Troughton stories, The Enemy of the World and The Web of Fear, have been announced.
Unseen in the UK for 45 years – marvellously restored and remastered and brought back to life for you to own on DVD.
Enemy of the World is the fourth tale of Series 5 which first aired on the BBC in December 1967. It stars the second actor to play the Time Lord, Patrick Troughton, who is both the Doctor and his antagonist Ramon Salamander, alongside Frazer Hines (Jamie) and Deborah Watling (Victoria).
On Earth in the near future, the Doctor and his companions are enmeshed in a deadly web of intrigue thanks to his uncanny resemblance to would-be 21st century dictator Salamander. He is hailed as the ‘Shopkeeper of the World’ for his efforts to relieve global famine, but why do his rivals keep disappearing? How can he predict so many natural disasters? The Doctor must expose Salamander’s schemes before he takes over the World.
The second serial in the infamous “missing episodes”, recovered from far flung TV out-posts and lovingly remastered and pressed to disc for you to collect and keep, Web of Fear sees the second Doctor (Patrick Troughton) meet Colonel Lethbridge-Stewart, who goes on to be known as the Brigadier, for the first time.
The TARDIS narrowly avoids becoming engulfed in a cobwebby substance in space. It arrives in the London Underground railway system, the tunnels of which are being overrun by the web and by the Great Intelligence’s robot Yeti. The Intelligence’s goal is to drain the Doctor’s mind; can the Doctor sabotage the device before the Intelligence’s plan comes to fruition?
UPDATE: BBC Worldwide has now confirmed that the DVDs will be single disc releases, not two as the artwork suggests.
BBC shop orders will come with a Limited Collector’s Edition Slipcase, as seen below. A special t-shirt is available on selected editions.