Demon Records have today announced the latest in their series of Doctor Who vinyl releases: The Ice Warriors. The six-part adventure saw the Second Doctor (Patrick Troughton) and his companions Jamie (Frazer Hines) and Victoria (Deborah Watling) encounter the scaly Martians in the distant future. Originally broadcast between 11th November and 16th December 1967, episodes two and three are currently missing from the BBC archives – although audio copies survive.
This vinyl release presents the original TV soundtracks to The Ice Warriors (with narration from Frazer Hines) across a trio of 140g Molten Ice vinyl discs, with original episode billings and credits, as well as fully-illustrated sleeves which, when assembled together, form the cover image.
The Doctor and his friends land on Earth in the future, and find it in the grip of a new Ice Age. They join a team of scientists struggling to hold back the huge glaciers that threaten all human life. A giant creature is discovered inside the ice and quickly comes to monstrous life – it’s an Ice Warrior from Mars! It intends to find its crashed spaceship, where a whole crew of Warriors is waiting to be revived…
The Ice Warriors was written by Brian Hayles and directed by Derek Martinus. The guest cast includes Bernard Bresslaw as the Ice Warrior Varga, Peter Barkworth as Leader Clent, and Peter Sallis as Penley. Incidental music is by Dudley Simpson, and the familiar theme music is courtesy of Delia Derbyshire and the BBC Radiophonic Workshop.
This new vinyl release – due to be released on 4th June 2021 – looks absolutely stunning, and a must-buy for all 60’s Doctor Who fans!