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.

Print number in ORANGE is likely Suppressed Field print
Print number in PURPLE is likely Stored Field print

 WILLIAM HARTNELL & PATRICK TROUGHTON
  
TITLE
CODE
PRINT #
COUNTRIES
1st EP BROADCAST
FATE
Marco Polo
D
1
Australia
(ABC)
12 April 1965
Prior to 1976: Likely 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
Spring 1974: Fate unrecorded; likely junked by 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
Fate Unknown: Marco Polo 1 2: Possibly returned to BBC London or destroyed
4
Gibraltar
(GBC-TV)
13 July 1965
Fate Unknown: Possibly returned to BBC London or destroyed
5
Malta
(MTV)
23 August 1965
Before 10 June 1966: Possibly sent to Cyprus (staying within Mediterranean distribution)
Cyprus
(CBC)
10 June 1966
Before 26 July 1966: Sent to RTV in Hong Kong
Hong Kong
(RTV)
26 July 1966
Fate Unknown: Possibly returned to BBC London or destroyed
6
Aden
(SATS)
3 October 1965
Before 29 September 1966: Possibly sent to VOK in Kenya (as part of TIE (Programmes) Ltd distribution)
Kenya
(VOK)
29 September 1966
Fate Unknown: Possibly returned to TIE, BBC London or destroyed
7
Nigeria
(RKTV)
2 November 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 April 1966: Possibly sent to UTS in Uganda
Uganda
(UTS)
19 April 1966
Before 10 October 1966: Possibly sent to GTV in Ghana
Ghana
(GTV)
10 October 1966
There are no confirmed listings for Ghana available. I have used possible broadcast dates which can be found here.
Fate Unknown: Possibly returned to BBC London or destroyed
8
Trinidad & Tobago
(TTT)
30 January 1966
Before March 1966: Possibly sent to CBC-TV in Bermuda (as part of TIE (Programmes) Ltd distribution)
Bermuda
(CBC-TV)
March 1966
Before June 1966: Possibly sent to JBC in Jamaica (as part of TIE (Programmes) Ltd distribution)
Jamaica
(JBC)
2 June 1966
Before July 1966: Possibly sent to CBC-TV in Barbados (as part of TIE (Programmes) Ltd distribution)
Barbados
(CBC-TV)
25 July 1966
Fate Unknown: Possibly returned to TIE, BBC London or destroyed
9
Thailand
(Channel 7)
19 November 1966
Fate Unknown: Possibly returned to BBC London or destroyed
10
Mauritius
(MBC)
20 January 1967
Before July 1967: Possibly sent to SLTV in Sierra Leone (as part of TIE (Programmes) Ltd distribution)
Sierra Leone
(SLTV)
12 July 1967
Before January 1971: Possibly sent to ETV in Ethiopia (as part of TIE (Programmes) Ltd distribution)
Ethiopia
(ETV)
21 January 1971
Fate Unknown: Possibly returned to TIE, BBC London or destroyed
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
Fate Unknown: Possibly returned to BBC London or destroyed
3
Gibraltar
(GBC-TV)
21 December 1965
Fate Unknown: Possibly returned to BBC London or destroyed
4
Malta
(MTV)
31 January 1966
Date Unknown: Possibly sent to CBC in Cyprus (staying within Mediterranean distribution)
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.
5
Aden
(SATS)
13 March 1966
Before 9 March 1967: Possibly sent to VOK in Kenya (as part of TIE (Programmes) Ltd distribution)
Kenya
(VOK)
9 March 1967
Fate Unknown: Possibly returned to TIE, BBC London or destroyed
6
Nigeria
(RKTV)
12 April 1966
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 UTS in Uganda
Uganda
(UTS)
27 September 1966
Fate Unknown: Possibly returned to BBC London or destroyed
7
Trinidad & Tobago
(TTT)
10 July 1966
Before November 1966: Possibly sent to Jamaica (as part of TIE (Programmes) Ltd distribution)
Jamaica
(JBC)
5 November 1966
Before January 1967: Possibly sent to Barbados (as part of TIE (Programmes) Ltd distribution)
Barbados
(CBC-TV)
3 January 1967
Fate Unknown: Possibly returned to TIE, BBC London or destroyed
8
Hong Kong
(RTV)
24 January 1967
Fate Unknown: Possibly returned to BBC London or destroyed
9
Thailand
(Channel 7)
13 May 1967
Fate Unknown: Possibly returned to BBC London or destroyed
10
Mauritius
(MBC)
9 June 1967
Before 29 January 1968: Possibly sent to Sierra Leone (as part of TIE (Programmes) Ltd distribution)
Sierra Leone
(SLTV)
29 January 1968
Before 1 July 1971: Possibly sent to Ethiopia (as part of TIE (Programmes) Ltd distribution)
Ethiopia
(ETV)
1 July 1971
Fate Unknown: Possibly returned to TIE, BBC London or destroyed
The Crusade
P
1
Australia
(ABC)
28 March 1966
Prior to 1974: Likely junked by the ABC in Australia
2
Gibraltar
(GBC-TV)
9 July 1966
Fate Unknown: Possibly returned to BBC London or destroyed
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
Spring 1974: The Crusade 2 3 4 are likely junked by the NZBC when Harriett Street is closed down
Mid-1998: The Crusade 1 is identified in a collection belonging to Bruce Grenville and is recovered by Paul Scoones and Neil Lambess
4
Nigeria
(RKTV)
18 October 1966
Before 3 January 1967: Possibly sent to ZTV in Zambia
Zambia
(ZTV)
3 January 1967
Fate Unknown: Possibly returned to BBC London or destroyed
5
Barbados
(CBC-TV)
11 July 1967
Before 16 March 1969: Possibly sent to JBC in Jamaica (as part of TIE (Programmes) Ltd distribution)
Jamaica
(JBC)
16 March 1969
Fate Unknown: Possibly returned to BBC London or destroyed
6
Mauritius
(MBC)
12 January 1968
Before 29 July 1968: Possibly sent to SLTV in Sierra Leone (as part of TIE (Programmes) Ltd distribution)
Sierra Leone
(SLTV)
29 July 1968
Before 5 January 1972: Possibly sent to ETV in Ethiopia (as part of TIE (Programmes) Ltd distribution)
Ethiopia
(ETV)
5 January 1972
Fate Unknown: Possibly returned to TIE, BBC London or destroyed
The current consensus regarding the change over from Suppressed Field-exclusive to Stored Field-exclusive stories is around the end of the second production block. For a while it was considered that The Savages was the first story but it’s possible that it may have been as early as The Time Meddler. Also, 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
Fate Unknown: Possibly returned to BBC London or destroyed
3
Zambia
(ZTV)
6 February 1968
Fate Unknown: Possibly returned to BBC London or destroyed
4
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
5
Sierra Leone
(SLTV)
16 October 1970
1974: Returned to BBC London
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
Fate Unknown: Possibly returned to BBC London or destroyed
3
Zambia
(ZTV)
5 March 1968
Fate Unknown: Possibly returned to BBC London or destroyed
4
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
5
Sierra Leone
(SLTV)
13 November 1970
1974: Returned to BBC London
The Daleks’ Master Plan
V
1
Australia
(ABC)
DID NOT AIR
Fate Unknown: Possibly returned to BBC London or destroyed
1985 & 2004: The three episodes of The Daleks Master Plan that have been recovered may have come from the Australia viewing prints, but could also have simply been ‘off the shelf’ copies 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
Fate Unknown: Possibly returned to BBC London or destroyed
3
Zambia
(ZTV)
9 April 1968
Fate Unknown: Possibly returned to BBC London or destroyed
4
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
5
Sierra Leone
(SLTV)
11 December 1970
1974: Returned to BBC London
The Celestial Toymaker
Y
1
Australia
(ABC)
3 January 1967
Late 1976: The Celestial Toymaker 1 2 3 (and supposedly 4) were junked by the ABC
February 1984: The Celestial Toymaker 4 is discovered in a film store in Sydney – clearly it survived the ABC junking in 1976!
2
Barbados
(CBC-TV)
5 March 1968
Fate Unknown: Possibly returned to BBC London or destroyed
3
Zambia
(ZTV)
4 June 1968
Fate Unknown: Possibly returned to BBC London or destroyed
4
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.
5
Sierra Leone
(SLTV)
5 February 1971
1974: Returned to BBC London
The Savages
AA
1
Australia
(ABC)
March 1967
Late 1976: Junked by the ABC
2
Barbados
(CBC-TV)
30 April 1968
Fate Unknown: Possibly returned to BBC London or destroyed
3
Zambia
(ZTV)
6 August 1968
Fate Unknown: Possibly returned to BBC London or destroyed
4
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
5
Sierra Leone
(SLTV)
24 July 1970
1974: Returned to BBC London
The Smugglers
CC
1
Australia
(ABC)
May 1967
4 June 1975: Returned to BBC London
2
Barbados
(CBC-TV)
25 June 1968
Fate Unknown: Possibly returned to BBC London or destroyed
3
Zambia
(ZTV)
15 October 1968
Fate Unknown: Possibly returned to BBC London or destroyed
4
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
5
Sierra Leone
(SLTV)
18 September 1970
1974: Returned to BBC London
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
Fate Unknown: Possibly returned to BBC London or destroyed
3
Singapore
(RTS)
13 February 1969
Fate Unknown: Possibly returned to BBC London or destroyed
4
Hong Kong
(RTV)
7 March 1969
Fate Unknown: Possibly returned to BBC London or destroyed
5
New Zealand
(NZBC)
12 October 1969
Date Unknown: Junked by the NZBC
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 Zambia
Zambia
(ZTV)
6 May 1970
Fate Unknown: Possibly returned to BBC London or destroyed
3
Singapore
(RTS)
13 March 1969
Fate Unknown: Possibly returned to BBC London or destroyed
4
Hong Kong
(RTV)
4 April 1969
Fate Unknown: Possibly returned to BBC London or destroyed
5
New Zealand
(NZBC)
10 November 1969
1 April 1970: Mentioned in the stock take at the Harriett Street film store.
Spring 1974: Fate unrecorded; likely junked by the NZBC when Harriett Street 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
Fate Unknown: Possibly returned to BBC London or destroyed
3
Singapore
(RTS)
10 April 1969
Fate Unknown: Possibly returned to BBC London or destroyed
4
Hong Kong
(RTV)
2 May 1969
Fate Unknown: Possibly returned to BBC London or destroyed
5
New Zealand
(NZBC)
8 December 1969
1 April 1970: Mentioned in the stock take at the Harriett Street film store.
Spring 1974: Fate unrecorded; likely junked by NZBC when Harriett Street 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
Fate Unknown: Possibly returned to BBC London or destroyed
3
Singapore
(RTS)
8 May 1969
Fate Unknown: Possibly returned to BBC London or destroyed
4
Hong Kong
(RTV)
30 May 1969
Fate Unknown: Possibly returned to BBC London or destroyed
5
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
Fate Unknown: Possibly returned to BBC London or destroyed
3
Singapore
(RTS)
5 June 1969
Fate Unknown: Possibly returned to BBC London or destroyed
4
Hong Kong
(RTV)
27 June 1969
Fate Unknown: Possibly returned to BBC London or destroyed
5
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
Fate Unknown: Possibly returned to BBC London or destroyed
3
Singapore
(RTS)
4 December 1969
Fate Unknown: Possibly returned to BBC London or destroyed
4
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
Spring 1974: Likely stored at Harriett Street film store and junked when it closed in 1974
4
Gibraltar
(GBC-TV)
19 March 1973
Fate Unknown: Possibly returned to BBC London or destroyed
5
Zambia
(ZTV)
23 July 1973
Fate Unknown: Possibly returned to BBC London or destroyed
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
Gibraltar
(GBC-TV)
30 April 1973
Fate Unknown: Possibly returned to BBC London or destroyed
5
Zambia
(ZTV)
3 September 1973
Fate Unknown: Possibly returned to BBC London or destroyed
6
New Zealand
(NZBC)
DID NOT AIR
October 1970: Reviewed by NZ Censors but assigned Y classification and did not air.
Fate Unknown: Either stored at Harriett Street film store and junked when it closed in 1974 OR returned to BBC London (as with The Faceless Ones)
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 9 July 1970: Sent to RTS in Singapore
Singapore
(RTS)
9 July 1970
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
Spring 1974: Likely stored at Harriett Street film store and junked when it closed in 1974
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
Fate Unknown: Possibly returned to BBC London or destroyed
5
Zambia
(ZTV)
26 November 1973
Fate Unknown: Possibly returned to BBC London or destroyed
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.
Fate Unknown: Either stored at Harriett Street film store and junked when it closed in 1974 OR returned to BBC London (as with The Faceless Ones)
4
Gibraltar
(GBC-TV)
3 September 1973
Fate Unknown: Possibly returned to BBC London or destroyed
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
Spring 1974: Likely stored at Harriett Street film store and junked when it closed in 1974
2002: Censor cuts from The Wheel in Space made by the NZBC were found in New Zealand
4
Gibraltar
(GBC-TV)
15 October 1973
Fate Unknown: Possibly returned to BBC London or destroyed
The Invasion
VV
1
Australia
(ABC)
July 1970
4 June 1975: Returned to BBC London
2
Hong Kong
(RTV)
25 September 1970
Fate Unknown: Possibly returned to BBC London or destroyed
3
Singapore
(RTS)
21 January 1971
Before 20 March 1972: Possibly sent to Gibraltar
Gibraltar
(GBC-TV)
20 March 1972
Fate Unknown: Possibly returned to BBC London or destroyed
The Space Pirates
YY
1
Australia
(ABC)
February 1971
4 June 1975: Returned to BBC London
2
Hong Kong
(RTV)
5 March 1971
Fate Unknown: Possibly returned to BBC London or destroyed
3
Singapore
(RTS)
27 May 1971
Before 24 July 1972: Possibly sent to Gibraltar
Gibraltar
(GBC-TV)
24 July 1972
Fate Unknown: Possibly returned to BBC London or destroyed
4
Zambia
(ZTV)
18 March 1976
These prints could have been dispatched to Zambia by BBC London after being returned from other countries.
Fate Unknown: Possibly returned to BBC London or destroyed

 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
Fate Unknown: Possibly returned to BBC London or destroyed
16mm B&W Film
Hong Kong
(RTV)
30 July 1974
Before 4 January 1977: Possibly sent to Gibraltar
Gibraltar
(GBC-TV)
4 January 1977
Fate Unknown: Possibly returned to BBC London or destroyed
2” 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” 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)

 EDITED EPISODES

Two stories are not covered in the above tables that have edited episodes – The Time Meddler 4, and The War Machines 3 & 4. A third – The Keys of Marinus – has been excluded from this table due to the fact the known edits were made to the master tape, thus all prints made for overseas sales would be ‘downstream’ of this and thus possess the same edits.

TITLE
CODE
PRINT #
COUNTRIES
BROADCAST
FATE
The Time Meddler
S
1
Australia
(ABC)
October 1966
4 June 1975: Returned to BBC London
2
Gibraltar
(GBC-TV)
22 October 1966
Fate Unknown: Possibly returned to BBC London or destroyed
3
Singapore
(RTS)
4 December 1966
Before 24 November 1968: Possibly sent to the NZBC in New Zealand
New Zealand
(NZBC)
24 November 1968
2 March 1973: Sent to Midwest TV in Nigeria
Nigeria
(Midwest TV)
11 June 1973
1984: The Time Meddler 1 2 3 4 are recovered by Ian Levine. The Time Meddler 1 was discovered to be heavily edited, with the first few minutes set in the Tardis missing
4
Nigeria
(RKTV)
24 January 1967
Before 16 May 1967: Possibly sent to ZTV in Zambia
Zambia
(ZTV)
16 May 1967
Fate Unknown: Possibly returned to BBC London or destroyed
5
Barbados
(CBC-TV)
17 October 1967
Before 29 June 1969: Possibly sent to JBC in Jamaica
Jamaica
(JBC)
29 June 1969
Fate Unknown: Possibly returned to BBC London or destroyed
6
Mauritius
(MBC)
8 March 1968
Before 11 November 1968: Possibly sent to SLTV in Sierra Leone
Sierra Leone
(SLTV)
11 November 1968
Fate Unknown: Possibly returned to BBC London or destroyed
The War Machines
BB
1
Australia
(ABC)
April 1967
Mid-1970s: The War Machines 1 3 4 (and supposedly 2) are junked by the ABC
1978: The War Machines 2 is returned to the FVTL by David Gee via Ian Levine
2
Barbados
(CBC-TV)
28 May 1968
Fate Unknown: Possibly returned to BBC London or destroyed
3
Zambia
(ZTV)
3 September 1968
Fate Unknown: Possibly returned to BBC London or destroyed
4
New Zealand
(NZBC)
8 June 1969
10 January 1972: Sent to RTS in Singapore
Singapore
(RTS)
17 February 1972
Before 2 April 1972: Sent to Midwest TV in Nigeria
Nigeria
(Midwest TV)
2 April 1973
1984: The War Machines 1 2 3 4 are recovered by Ian Levine
5
Sierra Leone
(SLTV)
21 August 1970
1974: Returned to BBC London

 STORED FIELD VERSIONS NEEDED

In this group, only The Daleks 5 (the only surviving Stored Field (negative) print is damaged), The Daleks 7 and The Edge of Destruction 2 (of which the last five minutes has come from a Suppressed Field print) are needed.

I have only mentioned about half the countries that broadcast these two stories; it is my belief that the countries not mentioned below (New Zealand, Australia, Canada, Singapore, Gibraltar, Malta, Aden, Nigeria, Rhodesia (Zimbabwe), Zambia, Trinidad & Tobago, Bermuda, Uganda, Jamaica, Cyprus, Barbados, Hong Kong, Kenya and Ghana) all received Suppressed Field film prints, and thus are irrelevant in this table.

TITLE
CODE
PRINT #
COUNTRIES
BROADCAST
FATE
The Daleks
B
1
Thailand
(Channel 7)
17 September 1966
Fate Unknown: Possibly returned to BBC London or destroyed
2
Mauritius
(MBC)
18 November 1966
Before 10 May 1967: Possibly sent to SLTV in Sierra Leone (as part of TIE (Programmes) Ltd distribution)
Sierra Leone
(SLTV)
10 May 1967
Before 19 November 1970: Possibly sent to ETV in Ethiopia (as part of TIE (Programmes) Ltd distribution)
Ethiopia
(ETV)
19 November 1970
Fate Unknown: Possibly returned to BBC London or destroyed
3
Venezuela
(RCTV)
26 March 1967
*** Spanish Soundtrack
Before sometime in 1968: Possibly sent to Rahintel TV in the Dominican Republic
Dominican Republic
(Rahintel TV)
Sometime in 1968
*** Spanish Soundtrack
There are no confirmed listings for the Dominican Republic available, hence the vague date
Before 2 February 1969: Possibly sent to Channel 13 in Chile
Chile
(Channel 13)
2 February 1969
*** Spanish Soundtrack
Fate Unknown: Possibly returned to BBC London or destroyed
4
Mexico
(Canal 5)
26 March 1968
*** Spanish Soundtrack
1984: When Canal 5 (now Televisa S A) was contacted they claimed to have retained all 56 film prints in that were originally purchased in 1968. It is not known if that is still the case at time of writing this article
5
Tunisia
(RTT)
20 April 1967
*** Arabic Soundtrack
Before sometime in 1968: Possibly sent to RTM in Morocco
Morocco
(RTM)
Sometime in 1968
*** Arabic Soundtrack
There are no confirmed listings for Morocco available, hence the vague date
Before 1978: The Aztecs 4 was discovered to have been in/come back from Morocco upon its discovery. It is therefore likely Morocco retained its prints and did not bicycle them further.
6
Saudi Arabia
(Saudi TV?)
Sometime in 1968
*** Arabic Soundtrack
There are no confirmed listings for Saudi Arabia available, hence the vague date
Before sometime in 1969: Possibly sent to JTV in Jordan
Jordan
(JTV)
Sometime in 1969
*** Arabic Soundtrack
There are no confirmed listings for Jordan available, hence the vague date
Before 1 January 1969: Possibly sent to RTA in Algeria
Algeria
(RTA)
1 January 1974
*** Arabic Soundtrack
Fate Unknown: Possibly returned to BBC London or destroyed
7
Libya
(Libyan TV Service)
Sometime in 1969
*** Arabic Soundtrack
There are no confirmed listings for Libya available, hence the vague date
c. 1969: Presumed lost in Libyan revolution led by Muammar al-Gaddafi
8
Iran
(Channel 3)
8 April 1969
Fate Unknown: Possibly returned to BBC London or destroyed
The Edge of Destruction
C
1
Thailand
(Channel 7)
5 November 1966
Fate Unknown: Possibly returned to BBC London or destroyed
2
Mauritius
(MBC)
6 January 1967
Before 28 June 1967: Possibly sent to SLTV in Sierra Leone (as part of TIE (Programmes) Ltd distribution)
Sierra Leone
(SLTV)
28 June 1967
Before 7 January 1971: Possibly sent to ETV in Ethiopia (as part of TIE (Programmes) Ltd distribution)
Ethiopia
(ETV)
7 January 1971
Fate Unknown: Possibly returned to BBC London or destroyed
3
Venezuela
(RCTV)
1 October 1967
*** Spanish Soundtrack
Before sometime in 1968: Possibly sent to Rahintel TV in the Dominican Republic
Dominican Republic
(Rahintel TV)
Sometime in 1968
*** Spanish Soundtrack
There are no confirmed listings for the Dominican Republic available, hence the vague date
Before 23 March 1969: Possibly sent to Channel 13 in Chile
Chile
(Channel 13)
23 March 1969
*** Spanish Soundtrack
Fate Unknown: Possibly returned to BBC London or destroyed
4
Mexico
(Canal 5)
9 May 1968
*** Spanish Soundtrack
1984: When Canal 5 (now Televisa S A) was contacted they claimed to have retained all 56 film prints in that were originally purchased in 1968. It is not known if that is still the case at time of writing this article
5
Tunisia
(RTT)
29 June 1967
*** Arabic Soundtrack
Before sometime in 1968: Possibly sent to RTM in Morocco
Morocco
(RTM)
Sometime in 1968
*** Arabic Soundtrack
There are no confirmed listings for Morocco available, hence the vague date
Before 1978: The Aztecs 4 was discovered to have been in/come back from Morocco upon its discovery. It is therefore likely Morocco retained its prints and did not bicycle them further.
6
Saudi Arabia
(Saudi TV?)
Sometime in 1968
*** Arabic Soundtrack
There are no confirmed listings for Saudi Arabia available, hence the vague date
Before sometime in 1969: Possibly sent to JTV in Jordan
Jordan
(JTV)
Sometime in 1969
*** Arabic Soundtrack
There are no confirmed listings for Jordan available, hence the vague date
Before 1 January 1969: Possibly sent to RTA in Algeria
Algeria
(RTA)
January 1974
*** Arabic Soundtrack
Fate Unknown: Possibly returned to BBC London or destroyed
7
Libya
(Libyan TV Service)
Sometime in 1969
*** Arabic Soundtrack
There are no confirmed listings for Libya available, hence the vague date
c. 1969: Presumed lost in Libyan revolution led by Muammar al-Gaddafi
8
Iran
(Channel 3)
27 May 1969
Fate Unknown: Possibly returned to BBC London or destroyed