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The BBC junked all but 48 episodes of the 1963 to 1969 stories. They were supposed to keep 53 in the video library but five were destroyed and one ("The Daleks' Master Plan" 4) went walkies after being loaned to Blue Peter. As of June 2018 the following episodes are still missing:

William Hartnell:

Patrick Troughton:


The BBC also only have black and white recordings of:

All have been released on DVD with full colour restoration.

All missing episodes are also available in audio form, with narration to fill in the gaps that can't be inferred from audio alone. They have also all been novelised by Target Books.

  1. A condensed reconstruction, made using a mixture of mixture of telesnaps, off-air audio, CG animation, and surviving footage is included (cut down to a single half-hour-long episode) in the "The Beginning" DVD box set
  2. The missing 4 and 5 were animated for DVD release
  3. Was released on VHS, with narration by William Russell (in character as Ian Chesterton) to fill in the gaps
  4. A condensed reconstruction, made using a mixture of mixture of telesnaps, off-air audio, CG animation, and surviving footage is included (cut down to a single hour-long episode) with the special edition DVD of "The Aztecs"
  5. Was released on VHS as a telesnap reconstruction along with "The Daleks' Master Plan", with an introduction by Edward de Souza and narration by Peter Purves.
  6. The missing 1 3 4 6 7 8 9 11 and 12 were released on VHS as a telesnap reconstruction along with "Mission to the Unknown", with an introduction and narration by Peter Purves.
  7. The missing 4 was animated for DVD release.
  8. All episodes were released in a DVD set containing both animated and telesnap reconstructions.
  9. The missing 1 and 4 were released on DVD as telesnap reconstructions (notably, as of the time of writing, June 2018, it is the only telesnap recon of a story from which footage survives that does not use the surviving footage).
  10. The missing 1 and 3 were animated for DVD release.
  11. Released on VHS as a telesnap reconstruction narrated by Colin Baker (with surviving footage), as well as on DVD in both telesnap and animated flavours.
  12. The missing 1 3 4 5 and 6 were released on VHS as a telesnap reconstruction (with CG animated Yeti and surviving footage). Notably, this is the only episode from which audio is missing, namely the Doctor's line 'You were right about one thing, Victoria. These aren't organic creatures at all. They're robots'. It is unknown why this line is missing from the off-air audio recording. This line was reconstructed using audio clips from other episodes.
  13. The missing 2 and 3 were animated for DVD release.
  14. The missing 3 was released on DVD as a telesnap reconstruction (with CG animated Yeti and surviving footage).
  15. The missing 1 and 4 were animated for DVD release. There was also the option to watch linking narration by Nicolas Courtney to fill in the gaps in the special features (Disc 2).