The Enemy of the World
 

No. 156 of 177 in the BBC classic series DVDs series
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Starring: Patrick Troughton, Frazer Hines & Deborah Watling
By:David Whitaker
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Editions:  UK UK (standard DVD) | UK UK (limited DVD) | Australia Australia (DVD) | Canada Canada (DVD) | US US (DVD) | UK UK (special DVD) | Australia Australia (special DVD)
Note:Rush-release of the Patrick Troughton classic after its 2013 rediscovery in Nigeria (along with The Web of Fear which was released in early 2014). In 2015, an audio commentary CD was released, to make up for the fact that this DVD release does not contain a commentary.

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Edition: UK UK (standard DVD)
When:  November 2013
Format: 1 x DVD
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Cover blurb:
Recovered and restored — a classic Patrick Troughton adventure!

The TARDIS lands on an Australian beach in the 21st century. But this is no seaside holiday — within minutes, the Doctor, Jamie and Victoria are under attack.

They soon discover that the Doctor bears a startling resemblance to Leader Salamander, a would-be dictator intent on world domination. Before long, the Doctor and his companions are plunged into a dangerous game of espionage, intrigue and deceit as they face off against the enemy of the world...

SPECIAL FEATURES

  • Coming Soon Trailer
  • Digitally Remastered Picture and Sound Quality

This story was originally broadcast on BBC1 between 23rd December 1967 — 27th January 1968

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Edition: UK UK (limited DVD)
When:  November 2013
Format: 1 x DVD
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Note:  Comes in a limited edition cardboard slipcase, exclusive to BBCShop.com.

Cover blurb:
Same as UK standard edition.

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Edition: Australia Australia (DVD)
When:  November 2013
Format: 1 x DVD
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Cover blurb:
Same as UK edition, without the mention of the Coming Soon trailer.

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Edition: Canada Canada (DVD)
When:  December 2013
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Note:  Exclusive to Canadian retailers Future Shop and Best Buy. A Canadian exclusive of An Adventure in Space and Time was also released simultaneously.

Cover blurb:
Same as US edition below.

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Edition: US US (DVD)
When:  May 2014
Format: 1 x DVD
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Cover blurb:
Newly recovered after being missing for 45 years — a classic Doctor Who adventure starring the second Doctor, Patrick Troughton! This special DVD release contains all six episodes, beautifully restored, five of which have been missing from the BBC archives since they were first broadcast in 1968!

The TARDIS lands on an Australian beach in the 21st century. But this is no seaside holiday — within minutes, the Doctor, Jamie and Victoria are under attack.

They soon discover that the Doctor bears a startling resemblance to Leader Salamander, a would-be dictator intent on world domination. Before long, the Doctor and his companions are plunged into a dangerous game of espionage, intrigue and deceit as they face off against the enemy of the world.

Originally transmitted December 23, 1967 — January 27, 1968

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Edition: UK UK (special DVD)
When:  March 2018
Format: 2 x DVD
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Note:  2-disc special edition.

Cover blurb:
Recovered and restored — a classic Patrick Troughton adventure!

The TARDIS lands on an Australian beach in the 21st century. But this is no seaside holiday — within minutes, the Doctor, Jamie and Victoria are under attack. They soon discover that the Doctor bears a startling resemblance to Salamander, a would-be dictator intent on world domination. Before long, the Doctor and his friends are plunged into a dangerous game of espionage, intrigue and deceit as they face off against the enemy of the world...

SPECIAL FEATURES

  • Audio Commentary with Frazer Hines (Jamie), Mary Peach (Astrid), Milton Johns (Benik), Gordon Faith (Guard Captain), and Sylvia James (Make-Up)
  • Treasures Lost and Found Cast and crew recall the making of this story
  • Recovering the Past A 2018 Philip Morris interview
  • Remembering Deborah Watling Tribute documentary
  • Restoration Featurette
  • Jon Pertwee 1991 Introduction
  • Production Information Subtitles
  • 1967 BBC1 Trailer
  • Scripts & Radio Times Listings (PDF)
  • Photo Gallery

This story was originally broadcast on BBC1 between 23rd December 1967 — 27th January 1968

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Edition: Australia Australia (special DVD)
When:  8 August 2018
Format: 2 x DVD
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