Many of the early Doctor Who episodes are lost, with absolutely no episodes surviving in the BBC Archives. Thankfully, many of the original scripts have been kept, allowing the BBC to release a series of audiobooks on CD and MP3, giving fans the chance to tread the hallowed ground of adventures that haven’t been seen since the original broadcast. Fury From The Deep was one of those stories.
The Tardis lands on a North Sea Oil Refinery, to discover that a mutant, parasitic seaweed is attaching itself to the crew and driving them insane. As the Doctor struggles to find a cure, one of his companions decides that her time-travelling has to come to an end…
This is one of the Second Doctor stories that have achieved almost-mythical status in Doctor Who fandom. It’s only fitting, then, that the narrative reins are handed over to David Troughton; Patrick Troughton’s son. David is an accomplished actor in his own right, having appeared in shows such as New Tricks. It cannot be denied that he sounds uncannily like his father, and he invests himself entirely in the performance; a fitting addition to the Second Doctor’s extraordinary adventures.