BBC DVD have issued their official press release for the upcoming release of The Invasion on DVD.
Due for release on 6th November this special 2-disc release features two animated episodes to replace the missing originals. The animation is the result of a collaboration between BBC Interactive Drama and Entertainment and Cosgrove Hall.
Matching the broadcast quality animation is newly restored audio courtesy of the Restoration Team’s Mark Ayres.
Accompanying the main feature are the following extras:
- Commentary with animation director Steve Maher, BBC producer James Goss and audio restoration expert Mark Ayres on episode 1 with actors Wendy Padbury, Frazer Hines, Nicolas Courtney and production assistant Chris D-Oyly-John on episodes 2-8
- Flash Frames – a featurette on the creation of the animated episodes running over 11 minutes
- Love Off-Air – an affectionate tribute to all those people who ever held a microphone tot he TV speaker to capture the audio in the days before video recorders
- Character Design – a short featurette showcasing Steve Maher’s character design drawings and animation test for the animated episodes
- Evolution of the Invasion – a 50 minute feature on the making of the story with contributions from cast and crew
- 1993 VHS Links – Nicolas Courtney’s links to camera from the 1993 VHS release in which he fills in the story from the to missing episodes
- Photo Gallery
- 2 x Animation trailers
- Programme Subtitles
- Subtitled production Notes