Having previously thought them lost many years ago, BBC managed to find and restore some classic episodes of Doctor Who. Originally aired in the late 1960s, the two series’, The Enemy of the World and The Web of Fear have been fully restored and are available to buy exclusively on iTunes.
The Enemy of the World first aired on BBC One in December, 1967. Episodes 1, 2, 4, 5 and 6 had been missing from the BBC archives but have now been found which means that a complete version of this classic six-parter now exists.
Episodes 2 – 6 of The Web of Fear were feared lost forever but now episodes 2, 4, 5, and 6 have been recovered. This means that now, aside from episode 3, this adventure also exists in its entirety.
Both stories star Patrick Troughton as the Doctor plus Frazer Hines as Jamie and Deborah Watling asVictoria. The Web of Fear introduces the much-loved character Alistair Gordon Lethbridge-Stewart (later known as the Brigadier) whilst The Enemy of the World is unique insofar as Patrick Troughton also stars as the story’s main villain – the evil Salamander.
Each series costs $9.99/£9.99 on the iTunes store and are available to download now. If you’d rather download a single episode, it’ll set you back $1.99/£1.89. DVD release is expected later this year, but currently iTunes has the exclusive on them, so you won’t be able to get them anywhere else.