The BBC is about to release an animated version of one of the lost episodes of Doctor Who, The Power Of The Daleks which was only aired once and then destroyed back in the 70’s when the BBC decided to wipe and reuse the tapes for other shows. The story is considered by many to be one of the most significant in the long running series’ history, featuring the beginning of the second Doctor, Patrick Troughton. Luckily the audio recordings were not destroyed and along with some on set pictures and some surviving clips from the stories episodes, the BBC has been able to produce black and white animated episodes true to the original versions of The Power Of The Daleks.
The first of the series of animated episodes will be available to download starting November 5th from the BBC online store. The following five days will feature each additional episode. Here’s a little teaser.
This is a very neat idea and we can hope that the other lost episodes get the animated treatment in the future.