Wiped! Doctor Who's Missing Episodes
 

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Edition: 1st paperback
When:  October 2010
Publisher:  Telos
ISBN:978-1-84583-037-3
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Cover blurb:
Introduction by Terrance Dicks

In the 1960s, the BBC screened 253 episodes of its cult science fiction show Doctor Who, starring William Hartnell and then Patrick Troughton as the time travelling Doctor. Yet by 1975, the Corporation had wiped the master tapes of every single one of these episodes. Of the 124 Doctor Who episodes starring Jon Pertwee shown between 1970 and 1974, the BBC destroyed over half of the original transmission tapes within two years of their original broadcast.

In the years that followed, the BBC, along with dedicated fans of the series, began the arduous task of trying to track down copies of as many missing Doctor Who episodes as possible. The search covered BBC sales vaults, foreign television stations, overseas archives, and numerous networks of private film collectors, until the tally of missing programmes was reduced to just 108 episodes.

For the first time, this book looks in detail at how the episodes came to be missing in the first place, and examines how material subsequently came to be returned to the BBC. Along the way, those people involved in the recovery of lost slices of Doctor Who's past tell their stories in candid detail, many for the very first time.

No more rumours, no more misinformation, no more fan gossip. The truth about Doctor Who's missing episodes can now be told in full!

'A labour of love that's clearly involved an immense amount of painstaking research' SFX

'This is a cracker of a book that lays to rest many myths (and confirms many more).' Total SciFi Online

'Exhaustively researched and fascinating' SciFi Online

'If you want to know the full story behind the lost Doctor Who stories and how they were got back then this is the authoritative book to own and should be on your reading list. A brilliant study.' SF Crowsnest

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Edition: 2nd paperback
When:  March 2013
Publisher:  Telos
ISBN:978-1-84583-080-9
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Note:  Updated edition to include the 2011 discoveries of episodes from Galaxy 4 and The Underwater Menace.

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In the 1960s, the BBC screened 253 episodes of its cult science fiction show Doctor Who, starring William Hartnell and then Patrick Troughton as the time travelling Doctor. Yet by 1975, the Corporation had wiped the master tapes of every single one of these episodes.

In the years that followed, the BBC, along with dedicated fans of the series, began the arduous task of trying to track down copies of as many missing Doctor Who episodes as possible. The search covered BBC sales vaults, foreign television stations, overseas archives, and numerous networks of private film collectors, until the tally of missing programmes was reduced to just 106 episodes.

For the first time, this book looks in detail at how the episodes came to be missing in the first place, and examines how material subsequently came to be returned to the BBC. Along the way, those people involved in the recovery of lost slices of Doctor Who's past tell their stories in candid detail, many for the very first time. This second edition updates the story with details of the recent episode discoveries from 'Galaxy 4' and 'The Underwater Menace' as well as general updates, corrections, and revisions throughout.

No more rumours, no more misinformation, no more fan gossip. The truth about Doctor Who's missing episodes can now be told in full!

'A labour of love that's clearly involved an immense amount of painstaking research' SFX

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Edition: hardback
When:  March 2013
Publisher:  Telos
ISBN:978-1-84583-081-6
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Note:  Limited edition of 100 copies.

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