The Daleks’ Master Plan has been given new life as an exclusive vinyl release from Demon Music Group.
Doctor Who’s lost masterpiece, nine of the twelve episodes of The Daleks’ Master Plan are missing from the BBC Archive. But the audio survives thanks to recordings made by dedicated fans when it was originally transmitted in 1965/1966.
Now that audio soundtrack, with linking narration by Peter Purves (Steven), is available for the first time on vinyl. Previously available on CD, these special releases are reborn in a set of seven vinyl LPs. The adventures takes the listener from the Varga infested jungles of 40th cenutry Kembel and across space and time. But can the Doctor (William Hartnell) and his companions Steven (Peter Purves), Katarina (Adrienne Hill) and Sara (Jean Marsh) stop the Daleks from conquering the entire Milky Way?
‘We’re very excited about the first release in our ‘Vinyl Who’ collection – it’s a new way for fans to discover lost episodes of Classic Doctor Who’ says Ben Stanley, Head of Product & Marketing for Demon Music Group.
The Daleks’ Master Plan is available in two editions. Firstly, the Standard Edition which comes on blue vinyl and features a single-sided disc for prelude episode Mission to the Unknown with an image of the TARDIS etched into the reverse side. Then the Exclusive Edition which is exclusive to Amazon and limited to 1,000 copies. It features orange vinyl and the Mission to the Unknown disc features an etching of a Dalek on the reverse.
Both sets are released on the 15th of February with an RRP of £99.99
Doctor Who: The Daleks’ Master Plan Vinyl Release
In this classic 12 part ‘lost’ adventure, first shown on TV from October 1965 to January 1966, the Daleks threaten to destroy the fabric of time itself. In their quest to control the Solar System, they have taken possession of the devastating Time Destructor. Determined to stop them, the Doctor steals the core of the weapon. Soon he and his friends are pursued across time and space by his ruthless, powerful nemeses. From the eerie sonics of Ron Grainer & Delia Derbyshire’s original theme tune and the familiar ‘wheezing, groaning’ of the TARDIS, to soundscapes illustrating the jungles of Kembel and alien spacecraft, the story is brought to life by the unique sounds produced by the BBC’s Radiophonic Workshop .