Zarbiiii! Zarbiiii! The unique sounds of The Web Planet return next month thanks to the next in Demon Records’ popular Vinyl Who range

When it was first broadcast in 1965, The Web Planet not only secured the largest audience of the 1960s with 13.5 million viewers. It also represented one the most ambitious depictions of alien life that Doctor Who has attempted before or since. Now the classic First Doctor serial’s soundtrack is reborn as the latest LP in the Vinyl Who range.

Doctor Who: The Web Planet Who Standard Edition Vinyl packshot. . (c) BBC Studios/Demon Music Group
Doctor Who: The Web Planet Who Standard Edition Vinyl packshot. . (c) BBC Studios/Demon Music Group

The story of the battle between the Menoptra and the Animus for the planet Vortis is told across three 180g vinyl discs. Starring William Hartnell (The Doctor), William Russell (Ian), Jacqueline Hill (Barbara), with linking narration is provided by Maureen O’Brien (Vicki).  They’re joined on this adventure by Martin Jarvis as Hilio, and Roslyn de Winter as Vesting (insect movement sadly unseen in this version).

The Web Planet is available in a Standard Edition available from all good music retailers, and a Limited Edition exclusive to Amazon. Limited to 500 copies the Amazon edition features Animus themed splatter vinyl rather than the violet of the standard edition. Accompanying the splatter vinyl LPs are full episode billings, cast and credits, and eight illustrated panels form an art montage.

Doctor Who: The Web Planet Who Amazon Limited Edition Vinyl packshot. (c) BBC Studios/Demon Music Group
Doctor Who: The Web Planet Who Amazon Limited Edition Vinyl packshot. (c) BBC Studios/Demon Music Group

Both editions are released on the 13th of December, and are available for pre-order now.

Doctor Who: The Web Planet

“We seem to be caught! Trapped, somehow…”  Demon Records presents a narrated full-cast TV soundtrack, starring William Hartnell as the Doctor in one of his most weird and wonderful adventures! In this vintage six part adventure, first shown on BBC TV in February and March 1965, a strange magnetic force pulls the TARDIS down to the craterous surface of Vortis. The Doctor and his friends learn that the planet has been invaded, and the parasitic Animus is slowly enveloping it in a web-like domain. The giant ant-like Zarbi are under its control, whilst the butterfly-like Menoptera are battling to reclaim their planet. This narrated TV soundtrack evokes a classic Doctor who adventure in all its aural magnificence.

 

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