Missing Troughton Story to be Animated
The BBC have revealed that the missing Patrick Troughton era story "The Abominable Snowman" will be animated and released on DVD in 2022.
"The Abominable Snowman" stars Patrick Troughton, Frazer Hines, Deborah Watling and Jack Watling. Originally screened between September to November 1967, it was the second story of Season 5 and features the Doctor's first encounter with the Yeti and the Great Intelligence. Of the six episodes, only episode two still exists in BBC Archives.
Doctor Who: The Abominable Snowmen follows the Doctor as he returns to the Himalayas 300 years after his first visit to the Holy Ganta, an ancient relic he was given many centuries ago by the grateful monks at Det-Sen Monastery. On arriving, the Doctor is blamed for a series of brutal murders in the area, however companions Jamie McCrimmon and Victoria Waterfield discover the true culprits – the previously peaceful Yeti that live in seclusion on the mountainside have apparently turned violent. The Doctor must convince the monks that not only is he not their enemy, but the real foe is living amongst them. Their ancient Master, Padmasambhava, is being controlled by an alien entity known only as the Great Intelligence.