Beeb Extermination Of Who Classics
Old Doctor Who

Sadly, the Who catalogue is incomplete. Due to the Beeb’s horrendous practice of taping over the reels, to reuse them and save money in the 1960s – long before they were considered heritage.

Thankfully, this practice was stopped by the early 70’s but this left a huge gap in the Hartnell and Troughton adventures.

Last year, some old Troughton episodes were rediscovered on Beeb exported reels, found in a Nigerian television studio.

The Web Of Fear featuring the Yeti’s and Enemy Of The World, were found mostly intact (Web Of Fear was missing an episode 3) and have now been released on Beeb DVD.

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Sadly, the remaining missing episodes number quite a few, and we can only hope that they are one day recovered somehow – from either a recording or exported beeb reel.

Some have even been cobbled together from recordings made by members of the public, who recorded episodes direct from the TV.

What missing episode would you must like to watch?

Missing episodes :

First Doctor – Hartnell

Marco Polo – All 7 episodes
The Reign of Terror – Episodes 4 & 5
The Crusade – Episodes 2 & 4
Galaxy 44 – Episodes 1, 2 & 4
Mission to the Unknown – Episode1
The Myth Makers – All 4 episodes
The Daleks’ Master Plan – Episodes 1, 3, 4, 6-9, 11
The Massacre of St Bartholomew’s Eve – All 4 episodes
The Celestial Toymaker – Episodes 1, 2 & 3
The Savages – All 4 episodes
The Smugglers – All 4 episodes
The Tenth Planet – Episode 4 (only regeneration scene is available)

First Doctor totals – 12 serials – 44 episodes

Second Doctor -Troughton

The Power of the Daleks – All 6 episodes
The Highlanders – All 4 episodes
The Underwater Menace – Episodes 1 & 4
The Moonbase – Episodes 1 & 3
The Macra Terror – All 4 episodes
The Faceless Ones – Episodes 2, 4-6
The Evil of the Daleks – Episodes 1, 3-7
The Abominable Snowmen – Episodes 1, 3-6
The Ice Warriors – Episodes 2 & 3
The Web of Fear – Episode 3
Fury from the Deep – All 6 episodes
The Wheel in Space – Episodes 1, 2, 4 & 5
The Invasion – Episodes 1 & 4
The Space Pirates – Episodes 1, 3-6


Second Doctor totals – 14 serials – 53 episodes

Totals 26 serials – 97 episodes

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