Doctor Who is set to return to Australian cinemas with The Power of the Daleks

BBC Worldwide ANZ and Sharmill Films have announced that they will be screening a limited theatrical screening of Doctor Who: The Power of the Daleks animated series from Saturday 12 November for one week only.

The Power of the Daleks is one of the most iconic Doctor Who arcs, released 50 years ago and yet no complete film recordings are known to have survived due to the the master negatives being destroyed in an archive purge in 1974. This brand new animated series is a recreation based on the programme’s original audio recordings, surviving photographs, and film clips.

The six-part adventure features the regeneration – or as it was then called “renewal” – of First Doctor, William Hartnell, into Second Doctor, Patrick Troughton, and follows the Time Lord and his companions Polly (Anneke Wills) and Ben (Michael Craze) as they do battle with the Daleks on the planet Vulcan.

The cinema event will also feature exclusive bonus content including interviews with members of the original cast. These special features will also be on the DVD, scheduled for release on November 21.

Tickets for Doctor Who: The Power of the Daleks can be purchased by visiting sharmillfilms.com.au.