William Hartness, William Russell and a Zarbi in The Web Planet

As we reported in August, the BBC have made a deal with MSN for the web portal to provide streamed classic TV content – and this includes Doctor Who, it has been confirmed.

So far you can catch all 6 epsides of 1965 adventure The Web Planet, which stars William Hartnell as the Doctor, William Russell as Ian Chesterton, Jacqueline Pearce as Barbara Wright and Maureen O’Brien as Vicki.

Co-starring many others including Martin Jarvis, The Web Planet sees the TARDIS drawn off-course to the planet Vortis, beginning an adventure in which the time travellers encounter the Zarbi – eight-foot long ant-like creatures – and the Menoptra, bizarre giant butterfly/bee creatures.

As an example of classic Who, The Web Planet is a perfect starting point to catching up with some memorable old adventures, and you can do this by visiting player.uk.msn.com/sci-fi/doctor-who – click the link and add it to your favourites today!

New adventures will be added every Tuesday and Friday beginning November 10th.