The Faceless Ones DVD

BBC Studios has announced that The Faceless Ones will be the next animated Doctor Who release following The Macra Terror and Power of the Daleks.

It will be released on DVD, Blu-Ray and as an exclusive steelbook next year. 

This is the mostly missing eighth serial of the fourth season in Doctor Who, which was first broadcast in six weekly parts from April to May 1967. Starring Patrick Troughton as the Doctor, the story concerns a race of identity-stealing aliens known as the Chameleons. 

The story is the last to feature Michael Craze as Ben and Anneke Willsas Polly. 

There were only two of the six episodes are held in the BBC film archives with snippets of footage and still images existing from the other four. Off-air recordings of the soundtrack also still exist, making the animation of a complete serial possible once again. 

The six new animated episodes are being made in full colour and high definition and will be released on DVD and Blu-ray in 2020. The DVD/Blu-ray release will also include surviving archive material from the original 1967 production. 

The Faceless Ones is available for preorder as Blu-Ray, DVD and Steelbook.