The Underwater Menace

The Underwater Menace is a serial in the British science fiction television series Doctor Who, which was first broadcast in four weekly parts from January 14, 1967 to February 4, 1967.

The TARDIS lands on a seemingly deserted volcanic island. The 2nd Doctor, Ben ,Polly and new recruit Jamie are captured and taken in a lift down a very deep shaft that leads well below the seabed.

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Episode three is the earliest surviving Patrick Troughton episode and was released on VHS in 1998, along with the documentary "The Missing Years" (see Lost in Time). The episode and documentary were later included on the Lost in Time DVD set; several brief surviving film clips were also included.

As with all missing episodes, off-air recordings of the soundtrack exist due to contemporary fan efforts. In February 2005 these were released on CD, accompanied by linking narration from Anneke Wills.

Loose Cannon, Fans and the Reconstruction team are putting this story back together. Heres an example;

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A novelisation of this serial, written by Nigel Robinson, was published by Target Books in February 1988.

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