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
               
LC26
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
               
LC29
28
CC
The Smugglers
1
2
3
4
               
LC30
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
               
LC27
32
GG
The Underwater Menace
1
2
3
4
               
LC23
33
HH
The Moonbase
1
2
3
4
               
LC18
34
JJ
The Macra Terror
1
2
3
4
               
LC24
35
KK
The Faceless Ones
1
2
3
4
5
6
           
LC32
36
LL
The Evil Of The Daleks
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
         
LC31
38
NN
The Abominable Snowmen
1
2
3
4
5
6
           
LC25
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
           
LC28

 

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 *** NO LONGER AVAILABLE SEE REVISED EDITION LC24 ***
1
2
3
4
               
34
JJ
LC02
The Faceless Ones *** NO LONGER AVAILABLE SEE REVISED EDITION LC32 ***
1
2
3
4
5
6
           
35
KK
LC03
The Myth Makers *** NO LONGER AVAILABLE SEE REVISED EDITION LC26 ***
1
2
3
4
               
20
U
LC04
The Tenth Planet *** NO LONGER AVAILABLE ***
1
2
3
4
               
29
DD
LC05
The Space Pirates *** NO LONGER AVAILABLE SEE REVISED EDITION LC28 ***
1
2
3
4
5
6
           
49
YY
LC06
The Savages *** NO LONGER AVAILABLE SEE REVISED EDITION LC29 ***
1
2
3
4
               
26
AA
LC07
The Smugglers *** NO LONGER AVAILABLE SEE REVISED EDITION LC30 ***
1
2
3
4
               
28
CC
LC08
The Celestial Toymaker
1
2
3
4
               
24
Y
LC09
The Highlanders *** NO LONGER AVAILABLE SEE REVISED EDITION LC27 ***
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
LC23
The Underwater Menace
1
2
3
4
               
32
GG
LC24
The Macra Terror *** REVISED EDITION ***
1
2
3
4
               
34
JJ
LC25
The Abominable Snowmen
1
2
3
4
5
6
           
38
NN
LC26
The Myth Makers *** REVISED EDITION ***
1
2
3
4
               
20
U
LC27
The Highlanders *** REVISED EDITION ***
1
2
3
4
               
31
FF
LC28
The Space Pirates *** REVISED EDITION ***
1
2
3
4
5
6
           
49
YY
LC29
The Savages *** REVISED EDITION ***
1
2
3
4
               
26
AA
LC30
The Smugglers *** REVISED EDITION ***
1
2
3
4
               
28
CC
LC31
The Evil of the Daleks
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
         
36
LL
LC32
The Faceless Ones *** REVISED EDITION ***
1
2
3
4
5
6
           
35
KK

++ 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 ++