Doctor Who - The Missing Episodes

Doctor Who was first shown in the UK in November 1963. The series was a success and was soon seen in countries all over the world. By the 1970's the show had moved to colour and the old 60's black and white episodes were becoming less popular to show as more and more foreign TV stations opted to show the newer colour stories instead. The copies distributed abroad were supposed to be either destroyed or returned to the BBC after use. Believing that the BBC film archive held copies of all Doctor Who stories, BBC Enterprises decided that their old black and white film prints would no longer be required for overseas sales and their destruction began in the early 1970s.

It was later discovered that the film Archive did not keep copies, all the original prints and negatives had been passed to Enterprises. By the late 1970s virtually all the 60s episodes had been destroyed. Copies of many episodes have subsequently been found in other BBC archives and returned from foreign TV stations and private collectors. 109 episodes are still missing. If anybody has any information on any missing episodes, please let us know so that we can get the episodes safely returned to the BBC, it will also save us a lot of work!

The William Hartnell Era - In UK transmission Order

   
Stories with telesnaps
in green
Surviving Episodes
(Missing episodes in red)
 
Story
No:
BBC
Code
Story Title 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 Recon
No:
4
D
Marco Polo
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
         
LC17
8
H
The Reign Of Terror
1
2
3
4
5
6
           
LC12
14
P
The Crusade
1
2
3
4
               
LC14
18
T
Galaxy 4
1
2
3
4
               
LC11
19
T/A
Mission To The Unknown
1
                     
LC13
20
U
The Myth Makers
1
2
3
4
               
LC03
21
V
The Daleks' Master Plan
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
LC20
22
W
The Massacre
1
2
3
4
               
LC16
24
Y
The Celestial Toymaker
1
2
3
4
               
LC08
26
AA
The Savages
1
2
3
4
               
LC06
28
CC
The Smugglers
1
2
3
4
               
LC07
29
DD
The Tenth Planet
1
2
3
4
               
LC04

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Please note telesnaps for Marco Polo were only discovered after the release of the reconstruction.
Similarly, episode two of The Daleks' Master Plan is a new discovery and is not included (nor are there any plans for it to be) on the reconstruction.

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The Patrick Troughton Era - In UK transmission Order

   
Stories with telesnaps
in green
Surviving Episodes
(Missing episodes in red)
 
Story
No:
BBC
Code
Story Title 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 Recon
No:
30
EE
The Power Of The Daleks
1
2
3
4
5
6
           
LC10
31
FF
The Highlanders
1
2
3
4
               
LC09
32
GG
The Underwater Menace
1
2
3
4
                 
33
HH
The Moonbase
1
2
3
4
               
LC18
34
JJ
The Macra Terror
1
2
3
4
               
LC01
35
KK
The Faceless Ones
1
2
3
4
5
6
           
LC02
36
LL
The Evil Of The Daleks
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
           
38
NN
The Abominable Snowmen
1
2
3
4
5
6
             
39
OO
The Ice Warriors
1
2
3
4
5
6
           
LC21
40
PP
The Enemy Of The World
1
2
3
4
5
6
           
LC15
41
QQ
The Web Of Fear
1
2
3
4
5
6
             
42
RR
Fury From The Deep
1
2
3
4
5
6
           
LC22
43
SS
The Wheel In Space
1
2
3
4
5
6
             
46
VV
The Invasion
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
       
LC19
49
YY
The Space Pirates
1
2
3
4
5
6
           
LC05

 

Reconstructions - In Loose Cannon Production Order

 
Stories with telesnaps
in green
Surviving Episodes
(Missing episodes in red)
   
Recon
No:
Story Title 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 Story
No:
BBC
Code
LC01
The Macra Terror
1
2
3
4
               
34
JJ
LC02
The Faceless Ones
1
2
3
4
5
6
           
35
KK
LC03
The Myth Makers
1
2
3
4
               
20
U
LC04
The Tenth Planet
1
2
3
4
               
29
DD
LC05
The Space Pirates
1
2
3
4
5
6
           
49
YY
LC06
The Savages
1
2
3
4
               
26
AA
LC07
The Smugglers
1
2
3
4
               
28
CC
LC08
The Celestial Toymaker
1
2
3
4
               
24
Y
LC09
The Highlanders
1
2
3
4
               
31
FF
LC10
The Power Of The Daleks
1
2
3
4
5
6
           
30
EE
LC11
Galaxy 4
1
2
3
4
               
18
T
LC12
The Reign Of Terror
1
2
3
4
5
6
           
8
H
LC13
Mission To The Unknown
1
                     
19
T/A
LC14
The Crusade
1
2
3
4
               
14
P
LC15
The Enemy Of The World
1
2
3
4
5
6
           
40
PP
LC16
The Massacre
1
2
3
4
               
22
W
LC17
Marco Polo
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
         
4
D
LC18
The Moonbase
1
2
3
4
               
33
HH
LC19
The Invasion
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
       
46
VV
LC20
The Daleks' Master Plan
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
21
V
LC21
The Ice Warriors
1
2
3
4
5
6
           
39
OO
LC22
Fury from the Deep
1
2
3
4
5
6
           
42
RR

++ UPDATE ++

++ UPDATE ++

++ UPDATE ++

Please note telesnaps for Marco Polo were only discovered after the release of the reconstruction.
Similarly, episode two of The Daleks' Master Plan is a new discovery and is not included (nor are there any plans for it to be) on the reconstruction.

++ UPDATE ++

++ UPDATE ++

++ UPDATE ++