Although Amazon jumped the gun yesterday, we now have official confirmation about the newly restored Second Doctor Special Edition DVD, Doctor Who: The Enemy of the World. We can also reveal the new bonus features that will make this edition so special.
Available on DVD from 19th March, the TARDIS lands on an Australian beach in the 21st century. But this is no seaside holiday – within minutes, the Doctor (Patrick Troughton), Jamie (Frazer Hines) and Victoria (Deborah Watling) are under attack. They soon discover that the Doctor bears a startling resemblance to Leader Salamander, a would-be dictator intent on world domination. Before long, the Doctor and his companions are plunged into a dangerous game of intrigue and deceit as they face off against the enemy of the world…
The DVD also has a lot of new bonus material including;
- Remastered episodes. Even though all episodes were restored in 2013 for the previous DVD release, Peter Crocker from the Restoration Team is using advances in technology since then to go over each one with a fine tooth comb to ensure they are now presented in the best possible quality for this special edition.
- “Treasures Lost and Found” – produced by Ed Stradling. With so much information now available about every Doctor Who serial, it’s not easy to learn anything new, so Toby Hadoke embarks on an exciting treasure hunt to find out all he can about the production. Along the way he’ll interview some of the cast and crew including Frazer Hines, Mary Peach and David Troughton – who made his first TV appearance in this serial as an extra.
- “Recovering the Past – The Search for The Enemy of the World” – produced by Paul Vanezis. A brand new interview with the episode hunter Philip Morris, we hear how he tracked down the last surviving film copy of the serial to a dusty room in the African desert.
- “Remembering Deborah Watling” – produced by Cameron McEwan (Former Blogtor Who). Family, friends and colleagues pay tribute to Debbie Watling who played Victoria Waterfield, companion to Patrick Troughton’s doctor.
- Audio commentaries on all six episodes produced by John Kelly. Contributors include Frazer Hines, Mary Peach, Gordon Faith, Milton Johns and Sylvia James. Moderator is Simon Harries.
Other Items include;
- Production subtitles on all six episodes written by Martin Wiggins.
- Photo gallery produced by Derek Handley.
- Scripts of all six episodes as PDFs.
We must admit we were thrilled to see that the former Blogtor Who, Cameron K McEwan has created one of the features on the DVD.
The DVD is available for Pre-order on Amazon at