The Power of the Daleks - fully animated!

Yes, it's true!

BBC Worldwide are to release a fully animated version of “The Power of the Daleks” on Saturday 5th November, exactly 50 years to the minute after it was first transmitted on at 5.50pm on Saturday 5th November, 1966

The six episodes feature the regeneration of First Doctor William Hartnell into Second Doctor Patrick Troughton, as the Time Lord and his companions Ben and Polly do battle with the Daleks on the planet Vulcan.

“The Power of the Daleks” is being produced by the team behind the animation of lost Dad’s Army episode “A Stripe For Frazer”, first released on BBC Store in February this year. The producer and director is Charles Norton, with character designs from acclaimed comic book artists Martin Geraghty and Adrian Salmon.

Charles Norton says, “The Power of the Daleks” animation is the most ambitious Doctor Who archive restoration ever attempted and we’re all very honoured to be a part of such a an exciting project. Intelligent, suspenseful and magnificently staged, “The Power of the Daleks” is one of the great lost classics of 1960s television and a superb example of the black and white era at its finest.”

“The Power of the Daleks” will be released on BBC Store on Saturday 5th November followed by the DVD on Monday 21st November.