November 15, 2019
Published on pink vinyl by Demon Records, this First Doctor adventure comes to audio for the first time.
Demon Records have announced the release of Doctor Who The Web Planet on vinyl on the 13th December 2019. Starring the First Doctor, Ian, Barbara and Vicki in one of the most weird and wonderful adventures of Doctor Who’s original run, this vintage 6-part adventure is reborn and available in audio form for the first time.
In The Web Planet, first shown on the BBC in February and March 1965, a strange magnetic force pulls the TARDIS down to the craterous surface of Vortis. The Doctor and his friends learn that the planet has been invaded and the parasitic Animus is slowly enveloping it in a web-like domain. The giant ant-like Zarbi are under its control, whilst the butterfly-like Menoptra are battling to reclaim their planet.
Written by Bill Strutton, this was the Doctor’s most exotic and lavish adventure when it was originally broadcast. The first episode of the serial was watched by 13.5 million viewers, the highest number for any Doctor Who episode of the Sixties.
For its transition to vinyl, the cast includes William Hartnell as the Doctor, William Russell as Ian, Jacqueline Hill as Barbara, Martin Jarvis as Hilio and Roslyn de Winter as Vrestin, plus linking narration provided by Maureen O’Brien, who also plays Vicki.
Accompanying the pink vinyl LPs are full episode billings, cast and credits, and eight illustrated panels to make a superb artwork montage. Presented across 3 heavyweight 180g pieces of pink vinyl, this narrated TV soundtrack evokes a classic Doctor Who adventure in all its aural magnificence.