Out now is a new Special Edition DVD release, The Enemy of the World. The story was returned to the BBC thanks to the work of Philip Morris in 2013. It was quickly released onto iTunes and shortly after onto DVD for fans to enjoy. Now the 6 part story has been given the Special Edition treatment.
Available to buy today from DVD retailers, this Special Edition release is spread over 2 discs. It features remastered episodes, new special features, a new audio commentary and all presented in a DVD with new cover artwork. Patrick Troughton stars in the dual roles of The Doctor and Salamander, alongside companions Frazer Hines and Deborah Watling. Written by David Whitaker and Directed by Barry Letts, the story begins in Australia and develops into a struggle for the whole world.
The TARDIS lands on an Australian beach in the 21st century. But this is no seaside holiday – within minutes, the Doctor, Jamie and Victoria 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.
- Remastered episodes.
Peter Crocker from the Restoration Team has used advances in technology since 2013 to go over each episode with a fine tooth comb to ensure they are presented in the best possible quality for this special edition.
- “Treasures Lost and Found” – produced by Ed Stradling.
Toby Hadoke embarks on an exciting treasure hunt to find out all he can about the production. Along the way he interviews some of the cast and crew including Frazer Hines, Mary Peach and David Troughton, son of lead actor Patrick 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, who shares the story of 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.
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. Moderated by Simon Harries.
- Production subtitles on all six episodes written by Martin Wiggins.
- Photo gallery produced by Derek Handley.
- Scripts of all six episodes as PDFs.