The Missing Episodes

During the 1970s, the BBC, for various economic and legal reasons, decided to clear out large parts of their film archive. This included lots of original Classic Doctor Who episodes. These episodes have now been lost forever. Since then treasure hunters across the world have been searching for copies of these lost episodes to varying degrees of success. To date 108 episodes are still lost, but the search continues. Below is a complete list of all stories that do not exist in their entirity, the missing episodes are indicated.

Marco Polo [William Hartnell]

Episode Title Date of Transmission Archival Status
Marco Polo: The Roof of the World 22/02/1964 Missing
Marco Polo: The Singing Sands 29/02/1964 Missing
Marco Polo: Five Hundred Eyes 07/03/1964 Missing
Marco Polo: The Wall of Lies 14/03/1964 Missing
Marco Polo: Rider from Shang-Tu 21/03/1964 Missing
Marco Polo: Mighty Kublai Khan 28/03/1964 Missing
Marco Polo: Assassin at Peking 04/04/1964 Missing

Reign of Terror [William Hartnell]

Episode Title Date of Transmission Archival Status
Reign of Terror: A Land of Fear 08/08/1964 Exists
Reign of Terror: Guests of Madame Guillotine 15/08/1964 Exists
Reign of Terror: A Change of Identity 22/08/1964 Exists
Reign of Terror: A Tyrant of France 29/08/1964 Missing
Reign of Terror: A Bargain of Necessity 05/09/1964 Missing
Reign of Terror: Prisoners of Concergerie 12/09/1964 Exists

The Crusade [William Hartnell]

Episode Title Date of Transmission Archival Status
The Crusade: The Lion 12/01/1957 Exists
The Crusade: The Knight of Jaffa 19/10/1957 Missing
The Crusade: The Wheel of Fortune 26/01/1957 Exists
The Crusade: The War Lords 02/02/1957 Missing

Galaxy 4 [William Hartnell]

Episode Title Date of Transmission Archival Status
Galaxy 4: Four Hundred Dawns 11/09/1965 Incomplete [6 minutes exists]
Galaxy 4: Trap of Steel 18/09/1965 Missing
Galaxy 4: Airlock 25/09/1965 Missing
Galaxy 4: The Exploding Planet 02/10/1965 Missing

Mission to the Unknown

Episode Title Date of Transmission Archival Status
Mission to the Unknown 09/10/1965 Missing

The Myth Makers [William Hartnell]

Episode Title Date of Transmission Archival Status
The Myth Makers: Temple of Secrets 16/10/1965 Missing
The Myth Makers: Small Prophet, Quick Return 23/10/1965 Missing
The Myth Makers: Death of a Spy 30/10/1965 Missing
The Myth Makers: Horse of Destruction 06/11/1965 Missing

Dalek Masterplan [William Hartnell]

Episode Title Date of Transmission Archival Status
Dalek Masterplan: The Nightmare Begins 13/11/1965 Missing
Dalek Masterplan: Day of Armageddon 20/11/1965 Exists
Dalek Masterplan: Devil’s Planet 27/11/1965 Missing
Dalek Masterplan: The Traitors 04/12/1965 Missing
Dalek Masterplan: Counter Plot 11/12/1965 Exists
Dalek Masterplan: Coronas of the Sun 18/12/1965 Missing
Dalek Masterplan: The Feast of Steven 25/12/1965 Missing
Dalek Masterplan: Volcano 01/01/1966 Missing
Dalek Masterplan: Golden Death 08/01/1966 Missing
Dalek Masterplan: Escape Switch 15/01/1966 Exists
Dalek Masterplan: The Abandoned Planet 22/01/1966 Missing
Dalek Masterplan: The Destruction of Time 29/01/1966 Missing

The Massacre of St Bartholomew’s Eve [William Hartnell]

Episode Title Date of Transmission Archival Status
The Massacre: War of God 05/02/1966 Missing
The Massacre: The Sea Beggar 12/02/1966 Missing
The Massacre: Priest of Death 19/02/1966 Missing
The Massacre: Bell of Doom 26/02/1966 Missing

The Celestial Toymaker [William Hartnell]

Episode Title Date of Transmission Archival Status
The Celestial Toymaker: 02/04/1966 Missing
The Celestial Toymaker: 09/04/1966 Missing
The Celestial Toymaker: 16/04/1966 Missing
The Celestial Toymaker: The Final Test 23/04/1966 Exists

The Savages [William Hartnell]

Episode Title Date of Transmission Archival Status
4 untitled episodes May – June 1966 All Missing

The Smugglers [William Hartnell]

Episode Title Date of Transmission Archival Status
4 untitled episodes September – October 1966 All Missing

The Tenth Planet [William Hartnell]

Episode Title Date of Transmission Archival Status
Episode 1 08/10/1966 Exists
Episode 2 15/10/1966 Exists
Episode 3 22/10/1966 Exists
Episode 4 29/10/1966 Missing

The Power of the Daleks [Patrick Troughton]

Episode Title Date of Transmission Archival Status
6 untitled episodes November – December 1966 All Missing

The Highlanders [Patrick Troughton]

Episode Title Date of Transmission Archival Status
4 untitled episodes December 1966 – January 1967 All Missing

The Underwater Menace [Patrick Troughton]

Episode Title Date of Transmission Archival Status
Episode 1 14/01/1967 Missing
Episode 2 21/01/1967 Missing
Episode 3 28/01/1967 Exists
Episode 4 04/02/1967 Missing

The Moonbase [Patrick Troughton]

Episode Title Date of Transmission Archival Status
Episode 1 11/02/1967 Missing
Episode 2 18/02/1967 Exists
Episode 3 25/02/1967 Missing
Episode 4 04/03/1967 Exists

The Macra Terror [Patrick Troughton]

Episode Title Date of Transmission Archival Status
4 untitled episodes March – April 1967 All Missing

The Faceless Ones [Patrick Troughton]

Episode Title Date of Transmission Archival Status
Episode 1 08/04/1967 Exists
Episode 2 15/04/1967 Missing
Episode 3 22/04/1967 Exists
Episode 4 29/04/1967 Missing
Episode 5 06/05/1967 Missing
Episode 6 13/05/1967 Missing

The Evil of the Daleks [Patrick Troughton]

Episode Title Date of Transmission Archival Status
Episode 1 20/05/1967 Missing
Episode 2 27/05/1967 Exists
Episode 3 03/06/1967 Missing
Episode 4 10/06/1967 Missing
Episode 5 17/06/1967 Missing
Episode 6 24/06/1967 Missing
Episode 7 01/07/1967 Missing

The Abominable Snowmen [Patrick Troughton]

Episode Title Date of Transmission Archival Status
Episode 1 30/09/1967 Missing
Episode 2 07/10/1967 Exists
Episode 3 14/10/1967 Missing
Episode 4 21/10/1967 Missing
Episode 5 28/10/1967 Missing
Episode 6 04/11/1967 Missing

The Ice Warriors [Patrick Troughton]

Episode Title Date of Transmission Archival Status
Episode 1 11/11/1967 Exists
Episode 2 18/11/1967 Missing
Episode 3 25/11/1967 Missing
Episode 4 02/12/1967 Exists
Episode 5 09/12/1967 Exists
Episode 6 16/12/1967 Exists

Enemy of the World [Patrick Troughton]

Episode Title Date of Transmission Archival Status
Episode 1 23/12/1967 Missing
Episode 2 30/12/1967 Missing
Episode 3 06/01/1968 Exists
Episode 4 13/01/1968 Missing
Episode 5 20/01/1968 Missing
Episode 6 27/01/1968 Missing

The Web of Fear [Patrick Troughton]

Episode Title Date of Transmission Archival Status
Episode 1 03/02/1968 Exists
Episode 2 10/02/1968 Missing
Episode 3 17/02/1968 Missing
Episode 4 24/02/1968 Missing
Episode 5 02/03/1968 Missing
Episode 6 09/03/1968 Missing

Fury from the Deep [Patrick Troughton]

Episode Title Date of Transmission Archival Status
6 untitled episodes March – April 1968 All Missing

The Wheel in Space [Patrick Troughton]

Episode Title Date of Transmission Archival Status
Episode 1 27/04/1968 Missing
Episode 2 04/05/1968 Missing
Episode 3 11/05/1968 Exists
Episode 4 18/05/1968 Missing
Episode 5 25/05/1968 Missing
Episode 6 01/06/1968 Exists

The Invasion [Patrick Troughton]

Episode Title Date of Transmission Archival Status
Episode 1 02/11/1968 Missing
Episode 2 09/11/1968 Exists
Episode 3 16/11/1968 Exists
Episode 4 23/11/1968 Missing
Episode 5 30/11/1968 Exists
Episode 6 07/12/1968 Exists
Episode 7 14/12/1968 Exists
Episode 8 21/12/1968 Exists

The Space Pirates [Patrick Troughton]

Episode Title Date of Transmission Archival Status
Episode 1 08/03/1969 Missing
Episode 2 15/03/1969 Exists
Episode 3 22/03/1969 Missing
Episode 4 29/03/1969 Missing
Episode 5 05/04/1969 Missing
Episode 6 12/04/1969 Missing

The Ambassadors of Death [Jon Pertwee]

Episode Title Date of Transmission Archival Status
7 untitled episodes March – May 1970 Incomplete
[Colour copies needed of episodes 2-7]

The Mind of Evil [Jon Pertwee]

Episode Title Date of Transmission Archival Status
6 untitled episodes January – March 1971 Incomplete
[Colour copies needed of all episodes]

Planet of the Daleks [Jon Pertwee]

Episode Title Date of Transmission Archival Status
4 untitled episodes April – May 1973 Incomplete
[Colour copy needed of episode 3]

Invasion of the Dinosaurs [Jon Pertwee]

Episode Title Date of Transmission Archival Status
6 untitled episodes January – February 1974 Incomplete
[Colour copies needed of episode 1b]

NOTES

(a) Short clips of varying quality and duration exist of several missing episodes. Audio recordings of all episodes exist.

(b) This episode was titled ‘Invasion’ to hide the identity of the eponymous dinosaurs.

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