It’s been two years since The Web of Fear, the story that introduced Colonel Lethbridge-Stewart to Doctor Who, was returned to the BBC Archives and released back into the public arena — first via iTunes and then on DVD. Unfortunately, due to the rushed released there was no time to produce extras for the DVD and so it was released sans commentary track — a mainstay of Doctor Who DVDs since the very first release.
But no more. Fantom Films have recorded a commentary featuring actors and production staff involved in The Web of Fear, which can now be listened to alongside the DVD. Among the many commentators is John Levene, who later found fame as Sergeant Benton, one of the UNIT family in the 1970s, and Ralph Watson, who played Captain Knight as well as various other characters in Doctor Who over the years — including Ben Travers in Horror of Fang Rock, a character set to make a return in this month’s Lethbridge-Stewart novel, Beast of Fang Rock.
To find out more about the commentary, visit the Fantom Film website HERE.