BBC Studios has announced that the next ‘lost’ Doctor Who story to be animated for DVD and Blu-ray will be the Patrick Troughton adventure The Faceless Ones.
First broadcast in 1967, this six-parter features the second Doctor with companions Jamie, Ben and Polly, who discover identity-stealing aliens called Chameleons have infiltrated Gatwick Airport.
Although episodes one and three still exist and are held in the BBC archives, all six parts will be newly animated for this release and synched with the original (off air) soundtrack recordings. Archive material (including, we assume, the two complete episodes) will be included on the DVD and Blu-ray release, which is set for release sometime in 2020.
Here’s a sneak peek…