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The Web of Fear

Post by tony ingram on Thu Feb 27, 2014 6:30 pm

Last night, I finally got the opportunity to watch the Doctor Who story I had most dreamed of seeing for over thirty years, when my DVD copy of The Web of Fear turned up in the post, and it was worth the wait. I reread the Target novelisation endlessly back in the 70s, to the point where I knew it off by heart, and I've listened to the soundtrack CD more than once, but to actually see (almost all of) it on screen in all its creepy monochromatic glory after all these years of believing it lost for ever was a totally different experience, and it really is as good as I'd hoped. The London Underground sets are stunningly realistic, the lighting is beautifully atmospheric and the cast are absolutely perfect. If only episode three had been on there as well...

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Post by tony ingram on Sun Mar 09, 2014 7:58 am

The Web of Fear has now become the biggest selling classic series DVD in the history of the range, breaking the record previously set last year by The Enemy of the World. It sold 15, 000 units in the first week it was on sale. Go, Troughton! Very Happy 

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Re: The Web of Fear

Post by karatattoo on Fri Jun 20, 2014 5:26 pm

Until I received my copy of The Web of Fear I had only seen episode one on the Lost in Time DVD.

This story has become my favorite 1960s Doctor Who story, despite episode three refusing to be found! Very Happy   

Has there been any word on the DVD release of The Underwater Menace? As I understand it, the story was announced for release on Amazon, then withdrawn. Episode two is the only surviving episode I haven't yet seen.


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Re: The Web of Fear

Post by tony ingram on Fri Jun 20, 2014 5:43 pm

karatattoo wrote:Until I received my copy of The Web of Fear I had only seen episode one on the Lost in Time DVD.

This story has become my favorite 1960s Doctor Who story, despite episode three refusing to be found! Very Happy   
Ah, but has it or hasn't it? Rumours abound that episode three is indeed known to be out there, but for whatever reason has not been handed back to the BBC. Are they true? I couldn't possibly comment...


Has there been any word on the DVD release of The Underwater Menace? As I understand it, the story was announced for release on Amazon, then withdrawn. Episode two is the only surviving episode I haven't yet seen.
Only that it's supposed to be sometime later this year. I think Amazon jumped the gun.

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Post by Lucy McGough on Fri Jun 20, 2014 6:25 pm

tony ingram wrote:The Web of Fear has now become the biggest selling classic series DVD in the history of the range, breaking the record previously set last year by The Enemy of the World. It sold 15, 000 units in the first week it was on sale. Go, Troughton! Very Happy 

"Go, Troughton!"? Go, Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart! Razz

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Post by tony ingram on Fri Jun 20, 2014 6:27 pm

Lucy McGough wrote:
tony ingram wrote:The Web of Fear has now become the biggest selling classic series DVD in the history of the range, breaking the record previously set last year by The Enemy of the World. It sold 15, 000 units in the first week it was on sale. Go, Troughton! Very Happy 

"Go, Troughton!"? Go, Brigadier Lethbridge-Stewart! Razz
Sadly, they both already have.  Sad 

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Post by Lucy McGough on Fri Jun 20, 2014 6:30 pm

Awwww :-(

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Post by karatattoo on Sun Jun 22, 2014 6:10 pm

tony ingram wrote:Ah, but has it or hasn't it? Rumours abound that episode three is indeed known to be out there, but for whatever reason has not been handed back to the BBC. Are they true? I couldn't possibly comment...

Tell the truth. You have episode three and you're withholding it, aren't you Tony?

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Post by Lucy McGough on Sun Jun 22, 2014 6:29 pm

I wouldn't put it past him Very Happy

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Post by tony ingram on Sun Jun 22, 2014 6:52 pm

No, but I do firmly believe it's out there.

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Post by Lucy McGough on Sun Jun 22, 2014 9:22 pm

...in your conservatory Very Happy

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Post by tony ingram on Mon Jun 23, 2014 7:21 am

Lucy McGough wrote:...in your conservatory Very Happy
Nah, I've checked there.

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Post by Lucy McGough on Mon Jun 23, 2014 11:17 am

Aha! So you do think that you possess it!

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Re: The Web of Fear

Post by tony ingram on Mon Jun 23, 2014 11:18 am

No, but it was worth checking.

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Post by Lucy McGough on Mon Jun 23, 2014 2:29 pm

So... missing Doctor Who episodes are like the Tardis? They can just randomly turn up anywhere?

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Post by tony ingram on Mon Jun 23, 2014 2:40 pm

Well, maybe not anywhere. Have you bee keeping up with the rumours, though? Do you have an opinion on them?

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Post by Lucy McGough on Mon Jun 23, 2014 2:51 pm

Nah. I just believe whatever you tell me. You're normally right.

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