Today sees the release of Doctor Who Magazine Special Edition: The Missing Episodes – The First Doctor. Check out the cover (click on it for a bigger version) and details below.
Sadly, 106 Doctor Who episodes from the 1960s aren’t currently held in the BBC’s Archives. The original videotapes were erased, and although film recordings for many early episodes were retained, others seem lost forever.
Fortunately for fans, some of these missing episodes survive in telesnap form – these are photographic images that were taken of television screens as the stories were originally broadcast. This 100-page Special from Doctor Who Magazine presents all of the lost episodes from the First Doctor’s era that still exist in telesnap form, featuring the stories MARCO POLO, THE CRUSADE, THE SAVAGES, THE SMUGGLERS and THE TENTH PLANET.
There’s also a fascinating feature on the man who took these telesnaps, JOHN CURA – and a look at how and why these classic pieces of television were lost from the archives.
Fill the gap in your collection, with Doctor Who Magazine: The Missing Episodes – The First Doctor! It’s out now, price £5.99.
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Cameron K McEwan was the first owner and site editor of Blogtor Who since its creation in May 2008 until Dec 2015. A lifelong Doctor Who fan, Cameron has also written two books, The Who’s Who of Doctor Who and Doctor Who: The Big Book of Lists, and directed a film all about Doctor Who fans throughout the years, Who’s Changing - An Adventure In Time With Fans. Cameron also contributes TV and film news and reviews to BBC Radio London, Metro, Digital Spy, New York Observer and Den of Geek. He lives in London with his one trousers.

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  1. I thought the other lost Hartnells like The Myth Makers and Daleks Master Plan also had telesnaps done – or is this just volume 1?

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