The recovery of nine missing Doctor Who episodes last year was undoubtedly a highlight of the 50th anniversary and to celebrate the release of The Web of Fear on DVD a missing episodes marathon will take place at the Prince Charles Cinema in London next Saturday (February 22nd) in association with the BFI.
This ticket only event will also feature a 45 minute Q&A session (hosted by Toby Hadoke) with key cast members as well as a member of the Troughton family.
Commencing at 11.15am, tickets for this one-of-a-kind marathon go on-sale tomorrow morning at 9am from www.princecharlescinema.com/events/events.php?seasonanchor=drwhomissing
Tickets for the 12 episode screening are £14 (£11.50 for Prince Charles Cinema members, 25% concessionary rate for members of Equity, the MU and Writers Guild.)
Paul Vickery is Head Programmer at the Prince Charles Cinema:
I couldn’t be more proud to be part of this one-off experience – as a cinema, it’s a dream come true for us to finally have the Doctor fill our screen and delight audiences and fans of the show. As a HUGE fan of the series I’ll be there too, front row-centre. I’m very excited about having the opportunity to revisit these incredible episodes in a truly unique way… on the big-screen. It’s sure to be one of those events for the PCC history books and I for one can’t wait.
Dick Fiddy, Missing Believed Wiped Co-ordinator at the BFI says:
These finds are truly significant, offering a further opportunity to re-visit the Patrick Troughton era. The recovery of these episodes indicates the possibility that more episodes are out there somewhere awaiting re-discovery – a mouth-watering prospect for all Doctor Who fans and those interested generally in the recovery of missing UK television programmes.
Exciting stuff! Meanwhile, The Web of Fear is out on DVD on Monday, February 24th, just £13.97 at Amazon. Don’t miss our review of the DVD.