Sunday, August 13, 2023

Deluxe Illustrated Novelization of Rose Coming in November!

To celebrate the return of showrunner Russell T Davies to Doctor Who, a special deluxe edition of ROSE will be published this autumn. Novelized by Russell from his original script, ROSE is the story that relaunched Doctor Who for the 21st century.

Originally published in 2018, this deluxe edition of ROSE features illustrations from acclaimed artist Robert Hack. It is set to publish on 23rd November 2023, to coincide with Doctor Who's 60th anniversary.

"In a lair somewhere beneath central London, a malevolent alien intelligence is plotting the end of humanity. Shop window dummies that can move - and kill - are taking up key positions, ready to strike.

Rose Tyler, an ordinary Londoner, is working her shift in a department store, unaware that this is the most important day of her life. She's about to meet the only man who understands the true nature of the threat facing Earth, a stranger who will open her eyes to all the wonder and terror of the universe - a traveller in time and space known as the Doctor."

ROSE is the story that brought Doctor Who back for the 21st century - and Russell T Davies's novelization, based on his script, set the standard for new-era Target novelizations. Now with illustrations by acclaimed artist Robert Hack, this is Rose as you've never seen it before...

The Underwater Menace Comes to DVD in November!


The Second Doctor’s partially missing adventure will be animated with four new episodes in color and high definition, releasing on DVD and Blu-ray.

BBC Studios continues to offer Doctor Who fans the opportunity to extend their at home collection by announcing the latest release DOCTOR WHO: THE UNDERWATER MENACE on DVD and Blu-Ray. The two-disc box set contains the fourth series story as well as special features. This classic series stars the Second Doctor Patrick Troughton and co-stars Anneke Wills as Polly, Michael Craze as Ben and Frazer Hines as Jamie McCrimmon. 

The original 1967 master recordings of all except episodes two and three of THE UNDERWATER MENACE were lost soon after the programme's original transmission. However, audio-only recordings of the missing two episodes have survived and have been used to create a brand new fully animated presentation of this lost classic.

This story sees these characters navigate through their adventures in the underwater city of Atlantis where they meet with Professor Zaroff, who plots to destroy the Earth by draining the oceans. Fans can expect a super jam-packed series bursting with unseen exclusive content. All episodes have been animated in colour and black and white, whilst including original film elements. 

The Underwater Menace

DISC ONE (Main Feature)

Episodes 1-4 - Animation - Colour

Episodes 1-4 - Animation - Black and White

DISC TWO (Special Features)

Episode 1 - Reconstruction

Episodes 2 & 3 - Original 1967 Episode

Episode 4 - Reconstruction

A Fishy Tale - Making of Documentary

Australian Censor Clips

The Man from Miditz

Frazer Hines Introduction for Episode 2 as per the original VHS release

BBC News Report (South Today)

BBC Radio Solent Piece (audio only)

Photo Gallery

Animation Gallery

PDF material including camera script

DOCTOR WHO: THE UNDERWATER MENACE will be available for fans to buy from November 2023.