Awaiting Power Of The Daleks Animated Official Notification

Power of the Daleks
Power of the Daleks

It is so frustrating when others post stories of Doctor Who news without attribution.

The Daily Mirror posted a story about “Lost episodes of Doctor Who to be shown as cartoons half a century after they vanished”.

According to this source of information:

Six long-lost episodes of Doctor Who are to be revived as cartoons – 50 years after they were aired.

BBC Worldwide has ­commissioned a company to animate the 1966 classic six-part story The Power of the Daleks, featuring the first ever Doctor Who regeneration.

Patrick Troughton’s first outing as the Time Lord – taking over from William Hartnell – is the holy grail for fans, as it was only shown once in the UK and only sold overseas to Australia and New Zealand.

The film prints of the black-and-white fourth series were junked from the BBC archives during the early 70s.

Only a handful of short clips and cine film footage shot by a fan survive.

This has been rumoured for a while and some footage did surface very briefly on youtube before being pulled of professionally looking animated Power of the Daleks footage.

We are waiting to see what BBC Worldwide come back with. Can we expect an official announcement on the 53rd Anniversary of Doctor Who – or even a DVD release at this time?

Time will tell.

The Power of the Daleks is the completely missing third serial of the fourth season in the British science fiction television series Doctor Who, which was first broadcast in six weekly parts from 5 November to 10 December 1966. It is the first full story to feature Patrick Troughton as the Second Doctor. Although audio recordings, still photographs, and clips of the story exist, no episodes of this serial are known to have survived.

From Wikipedia – Also Image taken from Wikipedia.

Daily Mail – ‘source’

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