As Doctor Who fans know, several stories of the show’s classic era have been missing for years.
Doctor Who: The Faceless Ones first aired in six weekly parts from April to May 1967 with Patrick Troughton as The Second Doctor. Two episodes were available in the BBC film archives. Part of the footage and still images from the other four were also available. Thankfully, completing the serial with animation was made possible due to off-air recordings of the soundtrack. The entire serial is now available for fans to watch on BBC America. The first three episodes will be broadcast on October 7 at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT and episodes four, five, and six on October 8 at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT. You can read the synopsis below:
Episode one: The TARDIS arrives at Gatwick airport in 1966, where Polly witnesses a murder. When the Doctor alerts the authorities, they find the body has vanished, and Polly has been kidnapped.
Episode two: The missing Polly appears but claims not to know the Doctor or Jamie. Then Ben disappears. All clues point to Chameleon Tours, but nobody believes the Doctor’s story.
Episode three: With the support of Inspector Crossland, the Doctor pursues his investigations. But the Chameleons have already taken steps to prevent the Doctor from uncovering the truth.
Episode four: To stop Samantha from boarding the Chameleon Tours flight, Jamie takes her place. An RAF fighter follows the Chameleon plane, but it is shot down whilst the plane heads into space!
Episode five: The Doctor fears Jamie’s safety, a prisoner of the Chameleons in their space station, therefore, smuggling himself aboard the next Chameleon Tours flight.
Episode six: On the Chameleon space station, the Doctor faces the Chameleon’s Director, who announces his plans to abduct 50,000 humans.
Doctor Who: The Faceless Ones will premiere as part of BBC America’s Comic Couch on October 7-8.