HOW MANY PRINTS?

Below is an attempt to track 16mm film prints as they travelled from country to country in a bid to work out a possible tally per story. Using information gathered from various sources I have built the table below, based on known documentation, bicycling routes used by other stories and likely scenarios. In some cases I have simply left the potential maximum number of prints needed to cover that story’s voyage around the globe.

For Hartnell and Troughton, I have chosen to only list the 26 stories directly affected by the junkings of the 1970s. For Pertwee I have only listed the countries which received PAL colour master tapes and have colour episodes missing. Below that are the episodes which are edited, and episodes which only exist as inferior Suppressed Field recordings.

Special thanks must once again go to Jon Preddle who helped shape this page. Please visit his BroaDWcast website for a (much) more detailed analysis.

**** DISCLAIMER – PLEASE READ ****

This is merely my attempt to join the dots and give a possible indication of what may have happened during the early years of Doctor Who’s broadcasts across the planet. This should not be taken as gospel, as only a few documented events are actually known to have happened. This is – and probably always will be – a work in progress…

BLUE denotes documentation exists to back up event
GREEN denotes supposition based on likely scenario
RED denotes fate unknown.

 WILLIAM HARTNELL & PATRICK TROUGHTON
  
TITLE
CODE
PRINT #
COUNTRIES
1st EP BROADCAST
FATE
Marco Polo
D
1
Australia
(ABC)
12 April 1965
Mid-1976: Junked by the ABC in Australia
2
Canada
(CBC)
5 May 1965
Prior to 1978: Likely junked by the CBC in Canada
3
Singapore
(RTS)
7 July 1965
Before 27 October 1966: Possibly sent to the NZBC in New Zealand
New Zealand
(NZBC)
27 October 1966
20 October 1967: Marco Polo 1 2 are sent to Iran as ‘audition’ prints
1 April 1970: Marco Polo 3 4 5 6 7 are mentioned in the stock take at the Harriett Street film store
Late-1974: Junked by the NZBC when Harriett Street closed down
1990: A film can for Marco Polo 7 was located in Wellington, New Zealand, though the contents did not match the label.
Iran
(Channel 3)
DID NOT AIR
Early 2000s: Marco Polo 1 2: Iranian TV were contacted and confirmed they no longer have any BBC films.
4
Gibraltar
(GBC-TV)
13 July 1965
Before 26 December 1965: Possibly sent to RBC in Rhodesia
Rhodesia (Zimbabwe)
(RBC)
26 December 1965
Before 16 January 1966: Sent to ZTV in Zambia (week by week as Rhodesia were still broadcasting this story at the time)
Zambia
(ZTV)
16 January 1966
Before 20 January 1967: Possibly sent to MBC in Mauritius
Mauritius
(MBC)
20 January 1967
Date Unknown: Returned to BBC London
5
Malta
(MTV)
23 August 1965
Before 10 June 1966: Possibly sent to CBC in Cyprus
Cyprus
(CBC)
10 June 1966
Before 26 July 1966: Sent to RTV in Hong Kong
Hong Kong
(RTV)
26 July 1966
Before 19 November 1966: Possibly sent to Channel 7 in Thailand
Thailand
(Channel 7)
19 November 1966
Fate Unknown: Possibly returned to BBC London or destroyed
6
Aden
(SATS)
3 October 1965
Before 19 April 1966: Possibly sent to UTS in Uganda
Uganda
(UTS)
19 April 1966
Before 29 September 1966: Possibly sent to VOK in Kenya
Kenya
(VOK)
29 September 1966
Date Unknown: Kenya TV were contacted and confirmed they no longer have any BBC films.
7
Nigeria
(RKTV)
2 November 1965
Before 10 October 1966: Possibly sent to RBC in Rhodesia
Ghana
(GTV)
10 October 1966
There are no confirmed listings for Ghana available. I have used possible broadcast dates which can be found here.
After Broadcast: Possibly returned to RKTV in Nigeria
Nigeria
(RKTV)
UNKNOWN
Late 1960s: There was a possibility of further regional screenings within Nigeria, so prints from Ghana could have been sent back to Nigeria.
Mid-1990s: An African station, possibly in Nigeria, contacted the BBC and asked if they wanted films back, but were told they could be junked as they were no longer needed. It is possible Marco Polo was amongst this batch. Details can be found here.
8
Trinidad & Tobago
(TTT)
30 January 1966
Before March 1966: Possibly sent to CBC-TV in Bermuda
Bermuda
(CBC-TV)
March 1966
Before 2 June 1966: Possibly sent to JBC in Jamaica
Jamaica
(JBC)
2 June 1966
Before 25 July 1966: Possibly sent to CBC-TV in Barbados
Barbados
(CBC-TV)
25 July 1966
Before 21 January 1971: Possibly sent to JBC in Jamaica
Ethiopia
(ETV)
21 January 1971
Fate Unknown: Possibly returned to TIE, BBC London or destroyed
9
Sierra Leone
(SLTV)
12 July 1967
1974: Returned to BBC London
The Reign of Terror
H
1
Australia
(ABC)
20 September 1965
June 1967: Sent to the NZBC in New Zealand
New Zealand
(NZBC)
26 January 1968
18 June 1971: Junked by the NZBC
2
Singapore
(RTS)
15 December 1965
Before 24 January 1967: Possibly sent to RTV in Hong Kong
Hong Kong
(RTV)
24 January 1967
Before 13 May 1967: Possibly sent to Channel 7 in Thailand
Thailand
(Channel 7)
13 May 1967
Fate Unknown: Possibly returned to BBC London or destroyed
3
Gibraltar
(GBC-TV)
21 December 1965
Before 5 June 1966: Possibly sent to RBC in Rhodesia
Rhodesia (Zimbabwe)
(RBC)
5 June 1966
Before 21 June 1966: Sent to ZTV in Zambia (week by week as Rhodesia were still broadcasting this story at the time)
Zambia
(ZTV)
21 June 1966
Before 27 September 1966: Possibly sent to MBC in Mauritius
Mauritius
(MBC)
9 June 1967
Date Unknown: Returned to BBC London
4
Malta
(MTV)
31 January 1966
Date Unknown: Possibly sent to CBC in Cyprus
Cyprus
(CBC)
DID NOT AIR
c. 1974: The Reign of Terror 4 5 are presumed lost in local Civil War
October 1984: The Reign of Terror 1 2 3 6 are recovered from CBC by Paul Vanezis and Ian Levine.
5
Aden
(SATS)
13 March 1966
Before 27 September 1966: Possibly sent to UTS in Uganda
Uganda
(UTS)
27 September 1966
Before 9 March 1967: Possibly sent to VOK in Kenya
Kenya
(VOK)
9 March 1967
Date Unknown: Kenya TV were contacted and confirmed they no longer have any BBC films.
6
Nigeria
(RKTV)
12 April 1966
Mid-1990s: An African station, possibly in Nigeria, contacted the BBC and asked if they wanted films back, but were told they could be junked as they were no longer needed. It is possible The Reign of Terror was amongst this batch. Details can be found here.
7
Trinidad & Tobago
(TTT)
10 July 1966
Before 5 November 1966: Possibly sent to JBC in Jamaica
Jamaica
(JBC)
5 November 1966
Before 3 January 1967: Possibly sent to CBC-TV in Barbados
Barbados
(CBC-TV)
3 January 1967
Before 1 July 1971: Possibly sent to ETV in Ethiopia
Ethiopia
(ETV)
1 July 1971
Fate Unknown: Possibly returned to TIE, BBC London or destroyed
8
Sierra Leone
(SLTV)
29 January 1968
1974: Returned to BBC London
The Crusade
P
1
Australia
(ABC)
28 March 1966
Mid-1976: Junked by the ABC in Australia
2
Gibraltar
(GBC-TV)
9 July 1966
Before 3 January 1967: Possibly sent to ZTV in Zambia
Zambia
(ZTV)
3 January 1967
Before 12 January 1968: Possibly sent to MBC in Mauritius
Mauritius
(MBC)
12 January 1968
Date Unknown: Returned to BBC London
3
Singapore
(RTS)
20 August 1966
Before June 1967: Possibly sent to New Zealand
New Zealand
(NZBC)
DID NOT AIR
June 1967: Reviewed by NZ Censors but assigned Y classification and did not air
Late-1974: The Crusade 2 3 4 are junked by the NZBC when Harriett Street is closed down. Episode 1 is recovered and begins being passed through several film collectors.
Mid-1998: The Crusade 1 is identified in a collection belonging to Bruce Grenville and is returned to the BBC by Paul Scoones and Neil Lambess in January 1999
4
Nigeria
(RKTV)
18 October 1966
Mid-1990s: An African station, possibly in Nigeria, contacted the BBC and asked if they wanted films back, but were told they could be junked as they were no longer needed. It is possible The Crusade was amongst this batch. Details can be found here.
5
Barbados
(CBC-TV)
11 July 1967
Before 16 March 1969: Possibly sent to JBC in Jamaica
Jamaica
(JBC)
16 March 1969
Before 5 January 1972: Possibly sent to ETV in Ethiopia
Ethiopia
(ETV)
5 January 1972
Fate Unknown: Possibly returned to BBC London or destroyed
6
Sierra Leone
(SLTV)
29 July 1968
1974: Returned to BBC London
For Marco Polo and The Reign of Terror, only the Sierra Leone prints were Stored Field, the rest were Suppressed Field. For The Crusade, the Barbados-Jamaica-Ethiopia and Sierra Leone chains were Stored Field, the rest Suppressed Field.

From Galaxy 4 onwards, it is generally believed all BBC prints in circulation were Stored Field (the latest surviving known Suppressed Field print is The Chase 1, so unless another such print from a later episode is discovered I will consider The Time Meddler 1 as the beginning of the exclusively Stored Field era).
Galaxy 4
T
1
Australia
(ABC)
26 October 1966
4 June 1975: Returned to BBC London (Galaxy 4 3 that was returned in 2011 was likely from this batch)
2
Barbados
(CBC-TV)
14 November 1967
Before 6 February 1968: Possibly sent to ZTV in Zambia
Zambia
(ZTV)
6 February 1968
Before 16 October 1970: Possibly sent to SLTV in Sierra Leone
Sierra Leone
(SLTV)
16 October 1970
1974: Returned to BBC London
3
New Zealand
(NZBC)
22 December 1968
20 September 1972: Sent to RTS in Singapore
Singapore
(RTS)
9 October 1972
Fate Unknown: Possibly returned to BBC London or destroyed
Mission to the Unknown
T/A
1
Australia
(ABC)
DID NOT AIR
Fate Unknown: Possibly returned to BBC London or destroyed
2
Singapore
(RTS)
6 November 1972
There is a small possibility that Mission to the Unknown could have aired in Singapore in 1972. See here for more details
Fate Unknown: Possibly returned to BBC London or destroyed
The Myth Makers
U
1
Australia
(ABC)
2 November 1966
4 June 1975: Returned to BBC London
2
Barbados
(CBC-TV)
12 December 1967
Before 5 March 1968: Possibly sent to ZTV in Zambia
Zambia
(ZTV)
5 March 1968
Before 13 November 1970: Possibly sent to SLTV in Sierra Leone
Sierra Leone
(SLTV)
13 November 1970
1974: Returned to BBC London
3
New Zealand
(NZBC)
19 January 1969
20 September 1972: Sent to RTS in Singapore
Singapore
(RTS)
13 November 1972
Fate Unknown: Possibly returned to BBC London or destroyed
The Daleks’ Master Plan
V
1
Australia
(ABC)
DID NOT AIR
Fate Unknown: Possibly returned to BBC London or destroyed
1983: Steve Bryant finds The Daleks' Master Plan 5 & 10 in the basement area of a former BBC building about to be occupied by a Mormon parish. It is possible these episodes had been returned from Australia in 1975, but could also have simply been ‘off the shelf’ copies at the BBC.
2004: Frances Watson returns The Daleks Master Plan 2 after he recovered it from a projection room at the BBC in the 1970s. It is possible this episode had been returned from Australia in 1975, but could also have simply been an ‘off the shelf’ copy at the BBC.
The Massacre of St Bartholomew's Eve
W
1
Australia
(ABC)
20 December 1966
Late 1976: Junked by the ABC
2
Barbados
(CBC-TV)
9 January 1968
Before 9 April 1968: Possibly sent to ZTV in Zambia
Zambia
(ZTV)
9 April 1968
Before 11 December 1970: Possibly sent to SLTV in Sierra Leone
Sierra Leone
(SLTV)
11 December 1970
1974: Returned to BBC London
3
New Zealand
(NZBC)
16 February 1969
20 September 1972: Sent to RTS in Singapore
Singapore
(RTS)
11 December 1972
Fate Unknown: Possibly returned to BBC London or destroyed
The Celestial Toymaker
Y
1
Australia
(ABC)
3 January 1967
Late 1976: The Celestial Toymaker 1 2 3 are junked by the ABC. Episode 4 is apparently junked as well
February 1984: The Celestial Toymaker 4 is discovered in a film store in Sydney
2
Barbados
(CBC-TV)
5 March 1968
Before 4 June 1968: Possibly sent to ZTV in Zambia
Zambia
(ZTV)
4 June 1968
Before 5 February 1971: Possibly sent to SLTV in Sierra Leone
Sierra Leone
(SLTV)
5 February 1971
1974: Returned to BBC London
3
New Zealand
(NZBC)
13 April 1969
20 September 1972: Sent to RTS in Singapore
Singapore
(RTS)
5 February 1973
Fate Unknown: Possibly returned to BBC London or destroyed.
The Savages
AA
1
Australia
(ABC)
March 1967
Late 1976: Junked by the ABC
2
Barbados
(CBC-TV)
30 April 1968
Before 6 August 1968: Possibly sent to ZTV in Zambia
Zambia
(ZTV)
6 August 1968
Before 24 July 1970: Possibly sent to SLTV in Sierra Leone
Sierra Leone
(SLTV)
24 July 1970
1974: Returned to BBC London
3
New Zealand
(NZBC)
11 May 1969
10 January 1972: Sent to RTS in Singapore
Singapore
(RTS)
20 January 1972
Fate Unknown: Possibly returned to BBC London or destroyed
The Smugglers
CC
1
Australia
(ABC)
May 1967
4 June 1975: Returned to BBC London
2
Barbados
(CBC-TV)
25 June 1968
Before 15 October 1968: Possibly sent to ZTV in Zambia
Zambia
(ZTV)
15 October 1968
Before 18 September 1970: Possibly sent to SLTV in Sierra Leone
Sierra Leone
(SLTV)
18 September 1970
1974: Returned to BBC London
3
New Zealand
(NZBC)
6 July 1969
10 January 1972: Sent to RTS in Singapore
Singapore
(RTS)
16 March 1972
Fate Unknown: Possibly returned to BBC London or destroyed
The Tenth Planet
DD
1
Australia
(ABC)
June 1967
4 June 1975: Returned to BBC London
2
New Zealand
(NZBC)
3 August 1969
10 January 1972: Sent to RTS in Singapore
Singapore
(RTS)
13 April 1972
Fate Unknown: Possibly returned to BBC London or destroyed
The Power of the Daleks
EE
1
Australia
(ABC)
July 1967
4 June 1975: Returned to BBC London
2
New Zealand
(NZBC)
31 August 1969
10 January 1972: Sent to RTS in Singapore
Singapore
(RTS)
11 May 1972
Fate Unknown: Possibly returned to BBC London or destroyed
The Highlanders
FF
1
Australia
(ABC)
August 1967
Late 1976: Junked by the ABC
2
Uganda
(UTS)
28 September 1968
Before 8 April 1970: Possibly sent to ZTV in Zambia
Zambia
(ZTV)
8 April 1970
2008: Philip Morris visited former ZTV premises and confirmed they no longer possess any BBC material
3
Singapore
(RTS)
13 February 1969
Before 7 March 1969: Possibly sent to RTV in Hong Kong
Hong Kong
(RTV)
7 March 1969
Fate Unknown: Possibly returned to BBC London or destroyed
4
New Zealand
(NZBC)
12 October 1969
Late-1974: Junked by the NZBC when Harriett Street film store closed down
The Underwater Menace
GG
1
Australia
(ABC)
September 1967
4 June 1975: Returned to BBC London (The Underwater Menace 2 that was recovered in July 2011 was likely from this batch)
2
Uganda
(UTS)
26 October 1968
Before 6 May 1970: Possibly sent to ZTV in Zambia
Zambia
(ZTV)
6 May 1970
2008: Philip Morris visited former ZTV premises and confirmed they no longer possess any BBC material
3
Singapore
(RTS)
13 March 1969
Before 4 April 1969: Possibly sent to RTV in Hong Kong
Hong Kong
(RTV)
4 April 1969
Fate Unknown: Possibly returned to BBC London or destroyed
4
New Zealand
(NZBC)
10 November 1969
1 April 1970: Mentioned in the stock take at the Harriett Street film store.
Late-1974: Junked by the NZBC when Harriett Street film store closed down
The Moonbase
HH
1
Australia
(ABC)
October 1967
4 June 1975: Returned to BBC London
2
Uganda
(UTS)
23 November 1968
Before 10 June 1970: Possibly sent to Zambia
Zambia
(ZTV)
10 June 1970
2008: Philip Morris visited former ZTV premises and confirmed they no longer possess any BBC material
3
Singapore
(RTS)
10 April 1969
Before 2 May 1969: Possibly sent to RTV in Hong Kong
Hong Kong
(RTV)
2 May 1969
Fate Unknown: Possibly returned to BBC London or destroyed
4
New Zealand
(NZBC)
8 December 1969
1 April 1970: Mentioned in the stock take at the Harriett Street film store
Late-1974: Junked by the NZBC when Harriett Street film store closed down
1990: A film can for The Moonbase 3 was located in Wellington, New Zealand, though the contents did not match the label
The Macra Terror
JJ
1
Australia
(ABC)
November 1967
Late 1976: Junked by the ABC
2
Uganda
(UTS)
28 December 1968
Before 8 July 1970: Possibly sent to ZTV in Zambia
Zambia
(ZTV)
8 July 1970
2008: Philip Morris visited former ZTV premises and confirmed they no longer possess any BBC material
3
Singapore
(RTS)
8 May 1969
Before 30 May 1969: Possibly sent to RTV in Hong Kong
Hong Kong
(RTV)
30 May 1969
Fate Unknown: Possibly returned to BBC London or destroyed
4
New Zealand
(NZBC)
5 January 1970
27 June 1974: Junked by the NZBC
The Faceless Ones
KK
1
Australia
(ABC)
December 1967
4 June 1975: Returned to BBC London (The Faceless Ones 3 that was recovered in 1987 was likely from this batch)
1978: An edited copy of The Faceless Ones 1 is discovered in the collection of David Gee. The film either never joined the other five being returned to BBC London or was a duplicate print.
2
Uganda
(UTS)
25 January 1969
Before 11 July 1973: Possibly sent to ZTV in Zambia
Zambia
(ZTV)
11 July 1973
2008: Philip Morris visited former ZTV premises and confirmed they no longer possess any BBC material
3
Singapore
(RTS)
5 June 1969
Before 27 June 1969: Possibly sent to RTV in Hong Kong
Hong Kong
(RTV)
27 June 1969
Fate Unknown: Possibly returned to BBC London or destroyed
4
New Zealand
(NZBC)
DID NOT AIR
August 1969: Reviewed by NZ Censors but assigned Y classification and did not air.
July 1970: Returned to BBC London
The Evil of the Daleks
LL
1
Australia
(ABC)
January 1969
4 June 1975: Returned to BBC London (The Evil of the Daleks 2 that was recovered in 1987 was likely from this batch)
2
Hong Kong
(RTV)
 8 August 1969
Before 4 December 1969: Possibly sent to RTS in Singapore
Singapore
(RTS)
4 December 1969
Fate Unknown: Possibly returned to BBC London or destroyed
3
New Zealand
(NZBC)
19 June 1970
Prior to 1974: Junked by the NZBC
The Abominable Snowmen
NN
1
Australia
(ABC)
August 1968
4 June 1975: Returned to BBC London
2
Hong Kong
(RTV)
 3 October 1969
Before 5 March 1970: Sent to RTS in Singapore
Singapore
(RTS)
5 March 1970
Before 19 November 1974: Sent to BPTV in Nigeria
Nigeria
(BPTV)
19 November 1974
Fate Unknown: Possibly returned to BBC London or destroyed
3
New Zealand
(NZBC)
4 September 1970
31 August 1973: Date recorded in logs for "exp"; could mean rights expired or films exported to another country
Late-1974: Junked by the NZBC when Harriett Street film store closed down
4
Gibraltar
(GBC-TV)
19 March 1973
Before 23 July 1973: Possibly sent to ZTV in Zambia
Zambia
(ZTV)
23 July 1973
2008: Philip Morris visited former ZTV premises and confirmed they no longer possess any BBC material
The Ice Warriors
OO
1
Germany
(ZDF)
DID NOT AIR
28 May 1968: The BBC sent audition prints to ZDF in Germany, who ultimately rejected the series.
Fate Unknown: Possibly returned to BBC London or destroyed
2
Australia
(ABC)
September 1968
4 June 1975: Returned to BBC London
3
Hong Kong
(RTV)
14 November 1969
Before 16 April 1970: Sent to RTS in Singapore
Singapore
(RTS)
16 April 1970
Fate Unknown: Possibly returned to BBC London, sent to BPTV in Nigeria (ultimately not screened) or destroyed
4
New Zealand
(NZBC)
DID NOT AIR
October 1970: Reviewed by NZ Censors but assigned Y classification and did not air.
By 1974: Either stored at Harriett Street film store and junked when it closed OR returned to BBC London (as with The Faceless Ones)
5
Gibraltar
(GBC-TV)
30 April 1973
Before 3 September 1973: Possibly sent to ZTV in Zambia
Zambia
(ZTV)
3 September 1973
2008: Philip Morris visited former ZTV premises and confirmed they no longer possess any BBC material
The Web of Fear
QQ
1
Australia
(ABC)
December 1968
4 June 1975: Returned to BBC London
2
Hong Kong
(RTV)
27 March 1970
Before 6 May 1970: Sent to RTS in Singapore
Singapore
(RTS)
9 July 1970
6 May 1970: Film prints examined by RTS in Singapore, as per a label on the recovered film can
Before 11 February 1975: Sent to BPTV in Nigeria
Nigeria
(BPTV)
11 February 1975
10 October, 2013: The Web of Fear 1 2 4 5 6 were found by Phillip Morris, the director of Television International Enterprises Archive, and returned to the BBC, along with the complete set of 16mm prints for The Enemy of the World 1 2 3 4 5 6. The films were found in an old television relay station in the Nigerian city of Jos and returned in secret to the BBC around April 2013. The Web of Fear 3 was not with the collection.
3
New Zealand
(NZBC)
14 June 1971
Late-1974: Junked by the NZBC when Harriett Street film store closed down
2002: Censor cuts from The Web of Fear made by the NZBC were found in New Zealand (all censor cuts were also present in the prints returned from BPTV in Nigeria in 2013, mentioned above)
4
Gibraltar
(GBC-TV)
23 July 1973
Before 26 November 1973: Possibly sent to ZTV in Zambia
Zambia
(ZTV)
26 November 1973
2008: Philip Morris visited former ZTV premises and confirmed they no longer possess any BBC material
Fury from the Deep
RR
1
Australia
(ABC)
March 1969
Late 1976: Junked by the ABC
2
Hong Kong
(RTV)
8 May 1970
Before 20 August 1970: Sent to RTS in Singapore
Singapore
(RTS)
20 August 1970
Fate Unknown: Possibly returned to BBC London, sent to BPTV in Nigeria (ultimately not screened) or destroyed
3
New Zealand
(NZBC)
DID NOT AIR
Late 1970: Serial was rejected and did not air.
By 1974: Either stored at Harriett Street film store and junked when it closed OR returned to BBC London (as with The Faceless Ones)
4
Gibraltar
(GBC-TV)
3 September 1973
1973: Possibly returned to BBC London almost immediately after broadcast
The Wheel in Space
SS
1
Australia
(ABC)
April 1969
Late 1976: Junked by the ABC
2
Hong Kong
(RTV)
 13 February 1970
Before 1 October 1970: Sent to RTS in Singapore
Singapore
(RTS)
1 October 1970
Before 25 March 1975: Sent to BPTV in Nigeria
Nigeria
(BPTV)
25 March 1975
Fate Unknown: Possibly returned to BBC London or destroyed
3
New Zealand
(NZBC)
26 July 1971
Late-1974: Junked by the NZBC when Harriett Street film store closed down
2002: Censor cuts from The Wheel in Space made by the NZBC were found in New Zealand
4
Gibraltar
(GBC-TV)
15 October 1973
1973: Possibly returned to BBC London almost immediately after broadcast
The Invasion
VV
1
Australia
(ABC)
July 1970
4 June 1975: Returned to BBC London
2
Hong Kong
(RTV)
25 September 1970
Before 21 January 1971: Possibly sent to RTS in Singapore
Singapore
(RTS)
21 January 1971
Fate Unknown: Possibly returned to BBC London or destroyed
3
Gibraltar
(GBC-TV)
20 March 1972
1972: Possibly returned to BBC London almost immediately after broadcast
The Space Pirates
YY
1
Australia
(ABC)
February 1971
4 June 1975: Returned to BBC London
2
Hong Kong
(RTV)
5 March 1971
Before 27 May 1971: Possibly sent to RTS in Singapore
Singapore
(RTS)
27 May 1971
Fate Unknown: Possibly returned to BBC London or destroyed
3
Gibraltar
(GBC-TV)
24 July 1972
Before 18 March 1976: Possibly sent to ZTV in Zambia
Zambia
(ZTV)
18 March 1976
These prints could have been dispatched to Zambia by BBC London after being returned from other countries.
2008: Philip Morris visited former ZTV premises and confirmed they no longer possess any BBC material

 JON PERTWEE

From Spearhead from Space onwards Doctor Who was filmed and broadcast in PAL 625-Line colour. For overseas sales, many countries were still broadcasting in black & white and so the standard telerecording service employed during the 1960s continued. For countries that broadcast in NTSC 525-Line television (such as America), the BBC would ‘standards convert’ the episodes so that the PAL serial would play on an NTSC television, and were sent 2 inch quad masters.

For the purposes of this website, 14 of the 24 Jon Pertwee stories are either partially or completely affected by missing colour instalments. Unfortunately, most of these serials were never sold in their original PAL colour format. To put it another way, to make this list a serial would have to meet two very important conditions:

* That the serial in question is missing one or more episodes in its original PAL 625-Line colour format, and
* That the overseas broadcaster purchased the serial in its original PAL 625-Line colour format

Thus, the only stories that meet these criteria are mentioned below. I have elected to mention initial broadcasts only (IE when colour masters were still around, etc).

TITLE
CODE
FORMAT
COUNTRY
BROADCAST
FATE
Planet of the Daleks
SSS
16mm B&W Film
Australia
(ABC)
December 1973
24 March, 1974: Sent to Singapore
Singapore
(RTS)
2 May 1974
Before 30 July 1977: Possibly sent to RTV in Hong Kong
Hong Kong
(RTV)
30 July 1974
Before 4 January 1977: Possibly sent to GBC-TV in Gibraltar
Gibraltar
(GBC-TV)
4 January 1977
Fate Unknown: Possibly returned to BBC London or destroyed
2” Quad PAL
Colour Tape
United Arab Emirates
(DRCT)
Sometime in 1975
There are no confirmed listings for the United Arab Emirates available, hence the vague date
Fate Unknown: Planet of the Daleks 1 2 3 are possibly junked by DRCT in the UAE
1991: Planet of the Daleks 4 5 6 are returned to the BBC
16mm B&W Film
Saudi Arabia
(Saudi TV?)
16 February 1978
Fate Unknown: Possibly returned to BBC London or destroyed
Invasion of the Dinosaurs
WWW
2” Quad PAL
Colour Tape
Australia
(ABC)
DID NOT AIR
August 1974 – Possibly junked by ABC in Australia
16mm B&W Film
Fate Unknown: Possibly returned to BBC London or destroyed (the surviving print of Invasion of the Dinosaurs 1 may have originated from Australia; it’s also possible this may have been the only episode from this serial sent to them as a 16mm telerecording)