Power Of The Daleks to debut on Twitter

Good news for all those Doctor Who fans awaiting the release of the new animation of The Power of the Daleks!

On Saturday, November 5th at 17:50pm BST, the first 3-minutes of the first episode will premiere on Twitter via Periscope at @BBCStore

This worldwide streaming coincides – to the minute with the very first transmission on BBC One back in 1966.

Jonathan Green, Director of BBC Store says, “BBC Store is proud to be working with Twitter to bring fans this UK first. This episode broke the mould with the recasting of the Doctor and it’s still thrilling audiences in new ways today.”

At the same time, on the same day, UK fans can download episode 1 from bbcstore.com. The following five episodes will be made available on consecutive days.

Also revealed is that ‘The Power of the Daleks’ will be released in the UK in full colour on December 31st and via Special Edition Blu-ray in February 6th 2017. The US is also to get a DVD release on February 24th 2017 exclusively from Barnes and Noble. This release will include both black & white and colour versions. Pre-order details to follow.

About The Power of the Daleks

By 1966 Doctor Who was big news and its return with the scary Daleks and a new Doctor, Patrick Troughton, made the front cover of the Radio Times, then the UK’s only TV listings magazine.

But this classic story featuring one of the Doctor’s most celebrated adventures was sadly lost following an archive purge in 1974 in which the master negatives were destroyed.

This brand new black and white animation has been lovingly created by the team behind the highly successful animation of the lost Dad’s Army episode A Stripe For Frazer. Its has been constructed using audio recordings of the programme and the original cast, surviving photographs and film clips.

The six half-hour episodes feature the regeneration of First Doctor William Hartnell into Second Doctor Patrick Troughton. Along with companions Polly (Anneke Wills) and Ben (Michael Craze) as they do battle with the Daleks on the planet Vulcan.

The producer and director is Charles Norton with character design from acclaimed comic book artists Martin Geraghty (Doctor Who Magazine) and Adrian Salmon (Big Finish).