David Whitaker

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

David Whitaker was the first Story Editor for Doctor Who, and was responsible for finding and commissioning writers, and it was Whitaker as much as anyone who defined the narrative shape of Doctor Who. He wrote for the Doctor Who annuals, novelised the first Dalek story and worked with Terry Nation on various Dalek-related material including the hugely successful comic strip The Daleks. David Whitaker died in 1980. Terry Nation started as a comedy writer and performer, and was approached with an offer to work on Doctor Who, providing the seven episodes of the first ever Dalek story. After inventing the Daleks, Nation moved on to work on The Saint, The Champions and The Avengers. In the 1970s he scripted four more Dalek series - including Genesis of the Daleks which has been voted the best ever story in the series. Nation later devised the hugely popular BBC science fiction series Blake's 7. Terry Nation died in Los Angeles in 1996.

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