BBC Studios will premiere a new production of Mission to the Unknown, a missing Doctor Who episode that has been faithfully recreated by a team of students, graduates and staff of the University of Central Lancashire.
Mission to the Unknown, the recreation will premiere on the Doctor Who YouTube channel on October 9, to mark the anniversary of the original broadcast of the episode, which was first aired 54 years ago on BBC One in 1965.
The project was masterminded by Andrew Ireland, Pro-Vice Chancellor of Digital and Creative Industries at the university, and brought together a dedicated group of students from a wide range of disciplines including film and television, acting, fashion, music, design and dance to recreate the episode from the original script as authentically as possible, carefully researching and reproducing as faithfully as possible the original 1960s production techniques to recreate the classic look of the series.
Several notable people involved in the production of Doctor Who, including Dalek voice actor Nicholas Briggs; Peter Purves, who played 1960s companion Steven Taylor; and Edward de Souza, who played Marc Cory in the original episode lent their talents to the recreation.
This week I am Assistant Director for the recreation of Mission to the Unknown! Earlier @purves_peter and Edward De Souza popped by to the set! Absolute pleasure to meet them both! #DoctorWho pic.twitter.com/5CK8hub9j7
— Liam (@Liamkc1998) February 20, 2019
A fine bunch of Planetarians preparing to take over the Galaxy! (Melted-face was getting his space-slugs stuck back on!) #DoctorWho #MissionToTheUnknown recreation @UClan @UCLanActing @dwmagazine @DWMtweets @purves_peter @BriggsNicholas pic.twitter.com/AkgvEi8Tq7
— Adam Ianbarry (@AdamIanbarry) February 20, 2019
The episode will be followed by a making-of documentary short created by YouTuber Josh Snares featuring the cast and crew of Mission to the Unknown.
You can watch Mission to the Unknown on YouTube at exactly 5.50pm BST on October 9 on this channel.