BBC America airs Doctor Who ‘The Faceless Ones’ animated reconstruction

October home disc release planned in U.S.

“The Faceless Ones,” a mostly missing Second Doctor serial from classic Doctor Who’s fourth season that has been completed with animation and surviving audio, made its premiere in the U.S. on BBC America across two nights, Oct. 7 and 8, 2020.

Starring Patrick Troughton as the Doctor, the 1967 story concerns a race of identity-stealing aliens known as the Chameleons, and sees the departure of Michael Craze and Anneke Wills as companions Ben and Polly.

The two surviving episodes of the serial also will reportedly be animated, in color. (The original was in black and white.)

Chronologically, “The Faceless Ones” follows “The Macra Terror,” which was also recently animated, and the also-missing “The Power of the Daleks.”

“The Faceless Ones” animation is also available on Blu-ray and is due to be released as a DVD on Oct. 6.

Read more about the release here.

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