Starring Jon Pertwee as the Doctor, Caroline John as Liz Shaw and Nicholas Courtney as Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart, The Ambassadors of Death features some very interesting ideas about how aliens might get in contact with Earth, and is a clear influence on Torchwood: Children of Earth.
With some episodes existing only in black and white until a restoration job for VHS release in 2002, The Ambassadors of Death was likely to be one of the top classic released this year, so this comes as quite a disappointment. Enhanced restoration for the DVD release using the chroma dot technique has been underway for some time.
The news was released by 2entertain’s classic Doctor Who Twitter feed earlier today.
Due to ongoing restoration issues, Ambassadors of Death will now not be released in 2011
That’s all we get – but given the evident size of restoration of this 7 part adventure, I don’t think anyone will bemoan the guys working on the project striving to get it right prior to its eventual release.