Next month sees the release of the Patrick Troughton story, The Web of Fear, and BBC Worldwide have announced details about the DVD – check them out below. Pre-order now at BBC HERE. Click on the cover image for a bigger version.
Previously unseen in the UK for 45 years and re-mastered from newly discovered tapes located in Nigeria, the formerly missing Doctor Who classic – The Web of Fear – will soon be available to own on DVD. Starring Patrick Troughton as the Doctor, alongside Frazer Hines (Jamie) and Deborah Watling (Victoria) as companions, this iconic story sees the TARDIS narrowly avoid becoming engulfed in a mysterious cobweb-like substance in space before arriving in the London Underground railway system.

The Doctor soon discovers that something strange is afoot as the tunnels are being overrun by the web, an army or robotic yetis and The Great Intelligence. Before the original broadcast in 1967, this story was deemed so scary that the Doctor delivered the following message to television audiences:

The Web of Fear is also famed for introducing one of Doctor Who folklore’s most beloved characters; Nicholas Courtney as Colonel Lethbridge-Stewart who later became the Brigadier. The Brigadier’s legacy lives on in contemporary Doctor Who, with Kate Stewart (his daughter) starring in the show’s 50th anniversary episode The Day of the Doctor. Note: this release does NOT include an animated episode. The
still missing Ep 3 is as was presented on the iTunes version last year –
reconstructed from telesnaps with orginal soundtrack. There are no
extras on this DVD other than a trailer for The Enemy of the World. 
BBC also have an EXCLUSIVE Slipcase Cover for the DVD and a rather neat EXCLUSIVE tee (pictured right) accompany this iconic release – check them out HERE.
Thanks to BBC Worldwide


  1. I hear on the web somewhere there was to be a reconstruction of the missing episode by someone or something called 'Loose Cannon'. is that not true?

    Its a shame if it isn't. Having just the pictures and the sound is a bit of a let down.

  2. Damn. I thought the delay might have been due to the inclusion of some special features. An audio commentary would have been nice, but I guess we'll leave that for the eventual 'special edition' re-release. :/

  3. "No Animated Episode" That's let the side down a hell of a lot with this release. There are Youtubers out there that could've easily of animated that missing episodes under a couple of weeks flat – For a 50 Year Show's DVD release that's absolutely pathetic – take into account that hard work some of the people went through to restore the film can itself, THAT still missing episode not being animated sounds like a "Can't be assed fans will love it anyway" type scenario. Great news that we finally have the initial missing episodes now, but Rubbish, LAZY news about the unanimated part.


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