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The Fury from the Deep

Fury from the Deep is a serial in the British science fiction television series Doctor Who, which originally aired in six weekly parts from March 16 to April 20, 1968.

With the TARDIS having landed in the sea off the eastern coast of England, the Second Doctor, Jamie and Victoria Waterfield investigate a nearby beach which seems to have an improbably large amount of sea foam as well as major gas pipe marked “Euro Sea Gas”. When the Doctor examines the pipe he thinks he can hear a heartbeat from within but the trio are then shot at from an unseen assailant, who has used a tranquillizer gun on them.

For an 'in depth' look at this story, including a photonovel, go to;

http://www.bbc.co.uk/doctorwho/classic/episodeguide/furyfromdeep/

None of the six episodes of this serial is known to exist in full (see Doctor Who missing episodes). The master videotapes for the story were the final 1960s Doctor Who episodes to be junked; they were authorised for wiping in late 1974.

The visual material that has remained (very short clips from episodes 1, 2, 4 & 5, behind-the-scenes 8mm colour film, and raw film trims from the recording of episode 6) was released on VHS as part of the "Missing Years" documentary and on DVD as part of the Lost in Time boxset.

The audio soundtracks have been released commercially. In 1993, an abridged audio cassette version was released featuring linking narration by Tom Baker in character as the Doctor. In 2004, a newly remastered CD version was released with linking narration by Frazer Hines.



A fan-made documentary entitled The Making of Fury from the Deep was released in 1999 as part of a telesnap reconstruction of the story. Edited by Richard Bignell, it lasts fifty minutes and includes interviews with key members of the production team.

Heres a clip that survives;



The DWM index can be found at;

http://www.lovingwho.com/DWMIndex/Television/PatrickTroughton.html

A novelisation of this serial, written by Victor Pemberton, was published by Target Books in May 1986.



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