“Doctor Who” is back with another animated special based on original audio files of lost episodes. The newest one is called “Fury From the Deep” and, in the United States, it premieres Saturday, March 20 at 6 p.m. ET/PT on BBC America.
If you don’t have cable, here are some ways you can watch Doctor Who: Fury From the Deep streaming online for free:
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You can watch a live stream of BBC America and 60-plus other TV channels on Philo TV, which comes with a seven-day free trial:
Once signed up for Philo, you can watch Doctor Who: Fury From the Deep live on the Philo app, which is available on your Roku, Roku TV, Amazon Fire TV or Firestick, Apple TV, Chromecast (compatible on Android mobile), iPhone, Android phone, iPad or Android tablet. You can also watch on your computer on the Philo website.
If you can’t watch live, Philo allows you to DVR programs and watch them up to 30 days later. And even if you forget to DVR something, Philo also comes with a 72-hour rewind feature, which lets you to watch most shows on-demand if they have aired in the last three days.
You can watch a live stream of BBC America and 100-plus other TV channels on FuboTV, which comes with a seven-day free trial:
Once signed up for FuboTV, you can watch Doctor Who: Fury From the Deep live on the FuboTV app, which is available on your Roku, Roku TV, Amazon Fire TV or Firestick, Apple TV, Chromecast, Xbox One, Samsung Smart TV, Android TV, iPhone, Android phone, iPad or Android tablet. You can also watch on your computer via the FuboTV website.
If you can’t watch live, FuboTV comes with 250 hours of cloud DVR space, as well as a 72-hour look-back feature, which allows you to watch most shows on-demand within three days (and sometimes longer) of their conclusion, even if you don’t record them.
You can watch a live stream of BBC America and 30-plus other TV channels via Sling TV’s “Sling Blue” or “Sling Orange” bundle. This option doesn’t include a free trial, but you can get $10 off your first month, and get Showtime, Starz, and Epix included for free:
Once signed up for Sling TV, you can watch Doctor Who: Fury From the Deep live on the Sling TV app, which is available on your Roku, Roku TV, Amazon Fire TV, or Firestick, Apple TV, Chromecast, Xbox One, Samsung Smart TV, LG Smart TV, Android TV, airTV Mini, Oculus, Portal, iPhone, Android phone, iPad, or Android tablet. Or you can watch on your computer via the Sling TV website.
If you can’t watch live, Sling TV comes included with 10 hours of cloud DVR.
‘Doctor Who: Fury From the Deep’ Preview
Back in October 2020, BBC America premiered the lost eighth serial of the fourth season of “Doctor Who,” which originally aired in 1967 and starred Patrick Troughton as the Doctor. It was called “The Faceless Ones” and aired over six hours across two nights. The special was an animated re-imagining of the original show using original audio files overlayed on the new animation.
Now the BBC is doing it again with “Fury From the Deep,” which is also based on a serial from Troughton’s time as the Doctor. The description of the series reads:
Missing from the BBC Archives, this animated version of the 1968 classic sees the TARDIS land on the surface of the sea, just off the coast of England. The Doctor (Patrick Troughton, The Omen), along with his companions, Jamie (Frazer Hines, Two Days in the Smoke) and Victoria (Deborah Watling, The Invisible Man) use a rubber dinghy to get ashore, where they are shot with tranquilizer darts and taken prisoner by security guards as they have arrived in the restricted area of a gas refinery.
At the refinery base, run by a man named Robson (Victor Maddern, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang), the Doctor learns that there have been a number of unexplained problems with the pressure in the feed pipes from the offshore drilling rigs. It is later revealed that one of the rigs has sucked up a parasitic form of seaweed, which is capable of releasing poisonous gas or a strange kind of foam that allows it to take control of the minds of those it touches.
The weed spreads rapidly and seems set on establishing a huge colony centered around the rigs. The Doctor makes the chance discovery that it is very susceptible to high-pitched noise; consequently, he is able to use the amplified sound of Victoria’s screams to destroy it.
The “Fury From the Deep” special airs Sunday, March 21 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. ET/PT on BBC America.
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