Contains The Abominable Snowmen and The Web of Fear, two ‘lost’ television stories starring Patrick Troughton
The Abominable Snowmen
PATRICK TROUGHTON HAS HIS FIRST ENCOUNTER WITH THE YETI IN THIS EXCLUSIVE RECORDING OF A CLASSIC ‘LOST’ TELEVISION ADVENTURE, WITH LINKING NARRATION BY FRAZER HINES
“Don’t pretend. They’re here somewhere, on these mountains. The Yeti. The Abominable Snowmen!”
The year is 1935. The TARDIS materialises in the snowy Himalayas, and The Doctor makes a return visit to the nearby Detsen monastery. Having last been there three hundred years ago, he is astonished to find the community of monks and lamas divided by conflict. The monastery is under attack, apparently from the Yeti which are said to roam the mountainside. Furthermore, The Doctor discovers that his friend the High Lama is still alive, his ancient body under the influence of an apparently unearthly force…
Meanwhile, explorer Edward Travers is determined to track down and capture one of the Yeti. When his colleague is murdered, he refuses to blame the creatures and instead accuses The Doctor. The time travellers discover that the Yeti are all too prominent in the area – in fact they are set to kill anyone who threatens the plans of the disembodied Intelligence which they serve. Whilst Jamie is keen to lend his weight to the problem, Victoria’s curiosity seems bound to lead her into danger. The Doctor and his companions soon realise that not only the monastery but the safety of the whole world is in peril.
The Web of Fear
THE SECOND DOCTOR, PATRICK TROUGHTON, TAKES ON ‘THE GREAT INTELLIGENCE’ IN THIS EXCLUSIVE RECORDING TAKEN FROM A ‘LOST’ TELEVISION EPISODE, WITH LINKING NARRATION BY FRAZER HINES
After narrowly avoiding being caught up in a web-like substance on its journey through space, the TARDIS arrives in the tunnels of the London Underground railway system, only to find that the web is also in the tunnels – as is the Great Intelligence’s Yeti.
How has this happened? The team learn that the impending disaster was triggered nearly forty years before, after their previous encounter with the Intelligence. Professor Travers accidentally reactivated a Yeti, thus giving the Intelligence the ammunitedition it needed to plan another invasion attempt. The aim is simple: the Intelligence wants to drain The Doctor’s mind. Army forces, led by Colonel Lethbridge-Stewart, help The Doctor and his team race against time to stop them in their mission. Can they make it?
The Web of Fear marks the first appearance of Alistair Lethbridge-Stewart, a colonel in the British Army but soon to be promoted to Brigadier of UNIT, who become one of the programme’s best-loved and most recognisable supporting characters.
This set contains
Digitally remastered soundtracks
Additional linking narration by Frazer Hines
12 episodes in total on 5 CDs
Running time: 4 hours 50 minutes
The complete Yeti adventures!