Victor Pemberton

Doctor Who: The Lost TV Episodes Collection Five
  • Doctor Who: The Lost TV Episodes Collection Five

  • Six narrated TV soundtrack adventures starring Patrick Troughton as the Second Doctor - plus bonus features. These thrilling recordings of TV episodes, largely absent from the BBC archives, have been remastered with additional linking narration by original cast members.

    This set also includes bonus interviews with Wendy Padbury and Frazer Hines.
    In The Enemy of the World, recently returned to the film archives, the time travellers meet the Doctor's murderous double.
    In The Web of Fear the Doctor and friends find the London Underground tunnels overrun by Yeti!
    In Fury from the Deep something nasty is lurking in the gas pipelines of the North Sea.
    In The Wheel in Space the Doctor and Jamie confront some old adversaries in the far future.
    In The Invasion the Doctor battles to prevent the Cybermen from invading present day Earth.
    In The Space Pirates the TARDIS crew encounter the Interstellar Space Corps and a gang of murderous bandits.

    The collection also includes PDF files featuring high quality scans of the original BBC TV camera scripts.

    Duration: 15 hours 30 mins
    (P) & © 2021 BBC Studios Distribution
    For cast and credits see accompanying PDF booklet

Victor Pemberton's career started in radio when his flatmates challenged him to write a play because he was criticising another. The result was The Gold Watch in 1961, the first of many radio scripts. His first television script was for Associated Rediffusion’s Send Foster (1965), concerning the exploits of a junior reporter on a local newspaper. He also worked as an actor to supplement his writing income and this led to director Morris Barry casting him in Doctor Who (The Moonbase). After a brief stint writing and script-editing Doctor Who in the mid-Sixties, Victor contributed to Timeslip and Ace of Wands and wrote numerous other scripts for radio and television. He produced Fraggle Rock in the 1980s, as well as setting up a Writers’ Television Workshop in Lagos, Nigeria, and working in Kuwait on a drama series about the daily life of a Gulf Arab family (Bait Abu Khaled). In 1990, Headline books invited Pemberton to write a novelisation of a BBC Drama series he had penned called Our Family. This was published in 1991 and led to a successful career as a novelist, and to date he has published fifteen ‘family saga’ novels, including Where the Swallows Come Again (2008).

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